Pictures of what to remove until I reach glow plugs

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Please experts is there anyone who can attach pictures of parts that must be removed until you reach glow plugs?
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Leeuseabata wrote:Please experts is there anyone who can attach pictures of parts that must be removed until you reach glow plugs?
Why do you want to remove the glow plugs? It's not something you really want to do :o

It depends on 8v or 16v, but they are both similar, at the rear of the engine. On a 16v you need to remove the air filter box, like access to the EGR valve.

If you find the big EGR pipe, you have found the glow plugs.
glow plugs on a Citroen C3
glow plugs on a Citroen C3
The picture has an arrow pointing to a glow plug.
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Thanks! The reason to know is that I bought glow plugs so when I go to mechanic I don't want him to charge me abnormal price as if he struggled to fit them, some mechanics are so manipulative.
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Leeuseabata wrote:Thanks!
Not a problem
Leeuseabata wrote:The reason to know is that I bought glow plugs
But why did you buy glow plugs?
Leeuseabata wrote:when I go to mechanic I don't want him to charge me abnormal price as if he struggled to fit them
You will be better off getting a professional to change them because you could do some damage and it will cost more in the end if you try it yourself. Yes, your mechanic will probably struggle.
Leeuseabata wrote:some mechanics are so manipulative.
Yes, you need to find a good one and look after them :)
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I bought plugs because of P1351 as my car starts well then after few seconds it shutdown, and the other thing is that since the car is been bought from 2013 we didn't change plugs.
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Leeuseabata wrote:I bought plugs because of P1351 as my car starts well then after few seconds it shutdown,


P1351 is a common fault code to find on diesel C3 models.

The code indicates a Pre-heater failure and this is often due to either the relay stuck on and damaging the glow-plugs or a faulty glow plug damaging the relay.

Citroens answer to P1351 is change both the relay and the glow-plugs at the same time to avoid going around in circles.

Luckily, P1351 doesn't usually cause any problems for staring or running because the preheat and post-heat system is really only there to reduce emissions when the engine is cold. Only in countries with very cold winters do they actually help starting and running.


Problems with suddenly shutting down after starting are often caused by air in the (fuel) system. You often get this if the fuel filter has been changed and not primed before fitting and purged after fitting.


A hand purge pump on a Citroen C3 diesel 16v
Hand purging fuel system on a Citroen C3 HDi diesel 16v
Hand purging fuel system on a Citroen C3 HDi diesel 16v
Leeuseabata wrote:and the other thing is that since the car is been bought from 2013 we didn't change plugs.
Changing the pre-heat glow plugs are not a thing you should change on a whim, its not a quick job and can turn to be quite expensive, very quickly :cry: It's often a code that is often found and assumed to be the reason for problems, but without any testing or diagnosis :cry: :cry: :roll:
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As a mechanic of much experience I would avoid replacing these glowplugs, in addition to being particularly awkward to access the are prone to snapping off and opening an enormous can of worms, these engines start without glowplugs down to sub zero, look elsewhere for the problem.
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