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There has been a lot of talk lately about who sells the WAP 'quick heat' glow plugs....

The ones I have installed in my truck were bought from indusa....

Here is a link to WAP's webpage indicating who sells their plugs...you will notice that SS Diesel makes the list...

http://www.wellmanautomotive.com/distributors.php
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No problems yet (knocks on wood)......and I live in one of the harshest climates out there for diesel rigs (as you very well know).....the GP override I installed lets them heat up those extra few seconds to get a nice clean start......
Hehehe....

I guess I spoke too soon....my WAPs are dropping like flies...

My truck is having real problems starting at -8* celsius right now....used to fire up at -20* celsius without even being plugged in....

When my truck does fire up it sounds like it is running on about 4 or 5 cylinders until the other ones slowly 'come online'...

Time to start looking for some 60Gs....they are not cheap up here in Canada....

Sure could use an ally in the States to get me a cheap set from Autozone....nudge nudge wink wink...
Thanks Dave,

I have another system in the works right now with a member from here that lives in the States...;)
It is only about -7*celsius right now and even with my truck plugged in I had a hard time getting it started this morning.....I don't even think these (WAP) plugs are worth the shipping it would cost me to get them replaced on warranty...lesson learned....
Thanks for the offer but I already have a member on here sending me a set from down south.....

Do you have any pics of your truck? I have seen a few around here that might be yours....
Yep their glows are junk....it is WAP that supplies them....not really SS Diesel's fault...
chrisk1500;1609167; said:
Thanks Dave,

I have another system in the works right now with a member from here that lives in the States...;)

Installed the 5 easy GPs the other day....good thing too....-26 celsius this morning.....truck was not plugged in.....turned on ign and let the GPs run their course.....flipped on the override for an extra 5 seconds of glow...crank the truck over and it caught right away....feels good when things work like they should....:D
WAP ENGINEER;1657999; said:
If you have any questions concerning WAP glow plugs, i'm here to address them. I also can answer questions concerning other glow plug manufacturers and controller issues.

Why did they [my WAP plugs] burn out so quickly?

If you need numbers off of the plugs I would be happy to post them....
WAP ENGINEER;1663500; said:
Please keep in mind that if any changes are made to the stock control strategies (ie. changing the pulse time or eliminating it all together) will greatly reduce the life of the plug.
This is a fair enough statement....but then why does Walt from SS Diesel advocate his manual GP override in conjunction with the quick heats made by WAP....
Ever been to Saskatchewan? :rolleyes:
:lol:

I think you have to live here to understand the humor in that post....:D ...
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