glow plug


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glow plug

[′glō ‚pləg]
(mechanical engineering)
A small electric heater, located inside a cylinder of a diesel engine, that preheats the air and aids the engine in starting.
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On the basis of product type, the ceramic glow plug segment is expected to expand at a comparatively higher value CAGR during the forecast period.
Once the engine warms up, the power supply to the glow plug is cut off.
Similarly, in a diesel engine, a glow plug is used for heating up the combustion chamber for ignition.
The company said in a statement, "As a part of routine checks, we discovered a potential concern with EcoSport diesel variants related to the glow plug module which requires relocating the module.
If you order from the plate on the front of the engine block, you could either get a heater box engine or a glow plug engine.
Glow fuel is a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil that is ignited after the battery heats the wire filament within the glow plug.
Innovations include a glow plug controller that virtually eliminates cold-start white smoke, and an engine control unit that provides smoother operation and better synchronization in twin engine applications.
Siemens VDO recently announced the development of the Glow Plug Integrated Pressure Sensor (GPPS), a new product designed to reduce diesel emissions in light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
A glow plug ignited the vapor, and a small 6-volt fan pushed hot air into the car interior.
The instrument panel displays an hour meter, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, glow plug light (diesel), engine oil pressure light, charging system light, transmission oil light, sedimentor light (diesel), and seat belt warning light.
The company had recently recalled the EcoSport diesel model in India to fix the issued with the glow plug module.
Unfortunately, whenever one glow plug fails, the others do, too, and quickly