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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:34 pm

Hi there, again. Anyways, short and sweet. I have a couple of Cox glow heads that have some type of liquid in them right in by the coil. Is there any safe way to clean these, such as putting into a small container of glow fuel, or alcohol? These were not run in a number of years. The liquid in question is of a green hue. Thank you.
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  Ken Cook on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:47 pm

You can soak them in some denatured alcohol or even glow fuel. Fire them up and it will burn off. While they may glow and still work, a brand new glow plug is usually much more reliable in terms of run quality. It certainly doesn't hurt to try them but they can be hit or miss. Ken
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  RknRusty on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:52 pm

Hi New
You can squirt it with acetone or alcohol in a syringe. Or brake parts cleaner, carb cleaner, etc if you have it. Platinum is very non reactive, so not much besides acid will hurt it. Maybe it's after run oil. If you hook a battery up it might burn it off. Then if it's crooked you can gently straighten it with a toothpick.
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:55 pm

Thank you for the help and advice. Will try to pick up some alcohol today.
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Post  dckrsn on Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:01 pm

NEW222 wrote:Thank you for the help and advice.  Will try to pick up some alcohol today.
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  crankbndr on Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:04 pm

I drop mine in some Hoppe's for a few min. makes em shine like new.
But who can argue about alcohol Beer Cheers Beer Cheers drunken drunken Thumbs Up
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:21 pm

No complaints here...

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Post  RknRusty on Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:58 pm

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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  TDbandit on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:08 pm

Hit it with some carb cleaner to get the gunk out of it then fire it up, that will clean it out the rest of the way. (Bandit)
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:25 pm

Thanks for the tip of carb cleaner. I have some cleaner here and forgot the alcohol today. Looks like it will be clean tomorrow. Thanks again.
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Re: Cleaning Cox Glow Head

Post  getback on Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:08 am

Yes new222 they all work well , bee sure to use denatured alcohol not the other has to much water in it , I have been getting mine at Walmart its cheaper than Lowes by 2.00 . While checking some plugs I have noticed that some take a lot more amps to get a good glow especially the W after market one's .Babe Bee .049 even the shinny ones
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