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Farmall 560 Glow Plug Gauge

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Old 07-07-2019, 01:06:52 AM
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Default Farmall 560 Glow Plug Gauge

I just bought a Farmall 560 (new rear tires, near new front tires, runs great, great paint and really straight sheet metal for $2500. The Glow Plug Gauge doesn't seem to work. Exactly what does it do? Is it a temperature sensing gauge; measure resistance of the glow plugs? In looking at pictures, I see some that have calibrations as if someone replaced it with some other guage. Mine just has moon type dots. Any help?
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Default Re: Farmall 560 Glow Plug Gauge

It's just an amp meter basically. Mine just goes full scale to let you know you got some plugs pulling some amps.

These old glow plugs are SLOW. 30-60 seconds in warm weather and 2 minutes in cold. You just time it yourself and guess when they are hot enough oh BTW the switch is stiff enough to give you a hand cramp in a minute or so.
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Default Re: Farmall 560 Glow Plug Gauge

And if you want to test your glow plugs just remove the wires from the glow plugs and use a jumper wire connected to the battery and flick it on the glow plug terminal. If it sparks its spark no good! One or two glow plugs out makes a big difference in starting!

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