12:36 May 9, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Car
German term or phrase: Glühendstufe
Die Glühendstufe von dem Luftfiltergehäusedeckel abbauen
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Heike Holthaus
Vorglühanlage > preheating unit [diesel engine]

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Reference: Vorglühanlage > preheating unit [diesel engine]

Reference information: | preheating unit [diesel engine] | Wörterbuch Englisch-Deutsch unit [diesel engine]
automot. preheating unit [diesel engine] · Vorglühanlage {f}.

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Diesel engine pre-heaters — Kanthal
Kanthal materials are used to start diesel engines operating in cold climates. Kanthal strip and wire help to pre-heat the engine and provide clean performance by reducing emissions and minimizing "white smoke". An intake air pre-heater is used on the intake channel in order to increase air temperature supplied to the cylinder for combustion.

The heater works in two modes:

Pre-heat mode

While turning on the engine, the air going through is heated in order to reach minimum needed ignition temperature

What Does the Diesel Engine Pre-Glow Warning Light Mean ... › Articles
8 sep. 2016 - The glow plug is a heating element that is activated during startup when the temperature of the engine is too low. It raises the temperature inside the cylinders to facilitate in pressurizing and detonating the diesel fuel. The system typically makes the driver wait around 10 seconds while the plugs warm up the engine. Once the correct temperature has been achieved, the computer will then let the driver start the engine.

What the diesel engine pre-glow light means

Normally, the glow plug indicator light will come on only when the engine is cold. Typically, this light flashes only when an issue has been detected.

Note added at 13 hrs (2018-05-10 01:42:11 GMT)

glow plug relay:

Glow Plug Relay - GSF Car Parts
The glow ignition system for diesel cars relies upon glow plugs, which are heated prior to starting diesel engines. Once activated, a glow-plug takes around two seconds to generate enough heat to ignite the fuel and start the vehicle. Glow ignition systems are particularly important when the engine is completely cold or the external temperature is low.

Glow time relays |
The time required for "pre-heating" will vary depending on the glow plug used. Fast glow plugs only need a pre-heating time of just a few seconds. Other glow plugs must pre-heat for up to 15 seconds at low ambient temperatures. The glow time relay is responsible for switching the current for the glow plugs on and off as well as taking care of timing.

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