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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.
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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
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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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In the case of a petrol engine the mixture is ignited by the spark plug to make it burn, and for a diesel engine the mixture is compressed and the glow plug in the combustion chamber causes the mixture to explode.
It is upgraded with low-friction pistons, new injector nozzle, piston bowl and glow plug. This diesel produces 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.
It soon became clear that the combustion chamber glow plug was not going to provide an immediate workable solution.
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.
For the purpose of improving the diesel engine cold start performance, the heat assistance devices, mainly glow plug, are widely used.
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.
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.