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glow plug

n.
A small electric heating element in an internal-combustion engine that facilitates starting by preheating the air in a cylinder and is used especially in diesel engines.

glow plug

n
(Automotive Engineering) one of usually four plugs fitted to the cylinder block of a diesel engine that warms the engine chamber to facilitate starting in cold weather. Also called: heater plug

glow′ plug`


n.
a device with a heating element that spreads fuel combustion at each cylinder of a cold diesel engine.
[1940–45]
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The automotive glow plug is a device fitted into each cylinder of a diesel engine, with a heating element to heat incoming fuel and air to ensure efficient combustion when the engine is cold.
Owing to the high specific power requirements from IC engines used in mini UAVs, there is a preference for two-stroke cycle reciprocating engines with glow plug assisted ignition systems.
If a ceramic piece separates from the plug and goes out the exhaust valve, it generally won't have the damaging effect as if it lodges in the spark plug, effectively becoming a glow plug as the ceramic gets hot.
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Recently, Ford had also recalled the diesel version of its best-selling EcoSport SUV in the country to fix the problems related to its glow plug module.
India, July 15 -- Ford India has announced that they are going to recall 972 EcoSport Diesel vehicles, to fix an issue with the Glow Plug module.
According to a report in Business Standard, Ford India has stated "As part of routine checks, we discovered a potential concern with EcoSport diesel variants related to the Glow Plug Module which requires relocating the module.
Our vehicle needs the newer glow plug style with controller.
The vaporizer uses an electrically heated glow plug to heat and evaporate diesel fuel, then introduce it into the exhaust stream directly before the DOC.
Glow fuel is a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil that is ignited after the battery heats the wire filament within the glow plug.