That is useful advice. I'm still considering taking the cylinder head down. At the last attempt to start, where it started very badly, I had a little white smoke and now suspect a defective cylinder head gasket or after worse damage. I stopped engine immediatly. After every mistake that has been dealt with, a new one follows. So far I don't know for sure what is causing all of this. I am concerned that if I have fixed everything again, that the error will repeat itself because I do not know the cause. As the engine started getting worse and worse, we also used start-up spray, which in Germany was traded as a start pilot
I am not sure if this result in that damage as a lot of said it is not for Diesel Engine useful and can cause damage.
I now have two options. I remove the glow plug as you described, install new ones and try to start. If I'm lucky, everything will be fine or he continues to smoke white. That would mean I have to take the cylinder head down after all, or else I calm down my conscience directly and accept the cost of getting a look inside the engine.
We will do it as we always do with such decisions - first have a coffee, sleep on it for a night and then evaluate the facts again the next morning
Usually with the same result as what immediately came to mind but we feel better with it
Shouldn't the glow plug module have prevented this damage to the glow plugs? How can I prevent that for the future. We had - estimated - 30 start attempts with the module, whereby the start attempts were done after the 3x at the latest until we had solved the problem with the new generator 2 - which had not loaded. Because after that, the batteries were too weak for further start attempts.
Can the glow plug module work incorrectly? I always thought either it was working correctly or not at all....
I have read that some people also use the 60G glow plugs with the glow plug module but have to change the connections. These should not then burn through and get stuck. Something I can't really imagine myself ... The military chose exactly this version because the vehicles should always be ready for use and actually need little maintenance.
Nevertheless, if I buy the Börk again, I am concerned that the same disaster will repeat itself
Sometimes I just want to give up but somehow this prevents my sense of honor as well as the promise to my wife to get the Chevy back on the road for her. 40 years of mechanical engineering and vehicle experience and now I'm supposed to fail because of this "old" technology ....