When to replace the Glow Plugs on your MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Glow plug : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 220 CDI (210.006), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 200 CDI (210.007), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 200 CDI (210.007), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 220 CDI (210.006), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 270 CDI (210.016), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 CDI (210.026), MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Saloon (W210) E 220 CDI (210.006) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change glow plugs on MERCEDES W210 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: glow plugs – Mercedes W210. Tools you need:
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Dielectric grease
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Spark plug socket # 10
Drive socket # Е11
Ratchet wrench
Needle nose pliers
Fender cover
Replacement: glow plugs – Mercedes W210. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all glow plugs.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from hot surfaces.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Mercedes W210.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  4. Step 4
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    Treat the glow plugs. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 5
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    If the glow plugs are difficult to unscrew, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature. This will make them easier to remove.
    Replacement: glow plugs – Mercedes W210. Tip:
    Wear gloves to protect your hands from hot surfaces.
  6. Step 6
    Shut off the engine.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fuel hose fastener. Use a drive socket #Е11. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Disconnect the fuel return line hose.
  8. Step 9
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    Blank off the fuel return line.
  9. Step 10
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    Detach the glow plug wiring connectors. Use needle nose pliers.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Glow Plugs on W210 1996 E 300 3.0 Turbo Diesel (210.025) by yourself
    Unscrew the glow plugs. Use the spark plug socket #10. Use a torque wrench.
    Replacement: glow plugs – Mercedes W210. AUTODOC recommends:
    The glow plugs can get stuck over time and break apart when removed.Use a torque wrench to loosen the parts to avoid exceeding the breakaway torque specified by the car manufacturer.If you have reached the breakaway torque but the glow plugs still won't unscrew, you need to consult a professional: breakage of the parts can result in costly engine repairs.
  12. Step 13
    E-Class Saloon (W210) E 320 CDI (210.026) 1997 Glow Plugs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the glow plugs. Use needle nose pliers.
  13. Step 14
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    Treat the glow plugs. Use high-temperature ceramic grease.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement W210 1999 E 320 CDI (210.026) Glow Plugs
    Install new glow plugs to their mounting seats. Use needle nose pliers.
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