The Beru GP are all metal. The Beru GP that came in the MB boxes were identical to the ones that I removed from the GC.
My Liberty CRD uses an Italian sourced diesel and I can't comment on the GP used in the Liberty because I've never had to replace one yet.
The GP that I replaced in my VW TDI are also all metal.
Removing the GP from the GC was quite easy. I removed them when the engine was cold and just sprayed them with some Liquid Wrench a few minutes prior to removal. Ask your mechanic to apply some anti-sieze thread compound to the threads on the GP prior to installation. The next person that has to remove the GP will appreciate it.
I'm not sure what the engine code is but I'm pretty sure if you provided the VIN from the dashboard, any Jeep dealer could probably tell you everything you wanted to know about the vehicle, including the engine.
Is the NIB OEM module for $125 a Glow Plug Control Module? I posted the latest revision number from MB in my prior post. The revised MB GP Control Module looked slightly different that the original. I'm hoping the latest revision is an improvement over the original. It seems quite a few of the original units met a premature death. My GC is at about 99,000 miles, but I have to seen several posts where the module expired at much lower mileage.
In any case, I've decided to run the GC without the plastic engine cover to help dissipate heat from sensitive electronic modules trapped under the engine cover. I understand the GDE Hot Tune that the GC is currently running may cause some extra heat to be generated by the turbo.
Good luck with your GC!
That is a good idea removing that cover. The outside temp often reaches the upper 90's and 100's in the summer here on the road. I just wonder was it designed as a part of the compartment air flow or just a clean-up piece for under hood looks. Mine always has a light coat of sand on it and small sand piles in crannies and corners in every location under the hood.
That is what they said and quoted the module, I guess a picture from them would confirm this part.
My TDI has never been worked on. I have a cousin that now has my 98 New Beetlle TDI @ 202,000 only drivetrain parts like clutch and cv joints, various front end pieces. Engine never touched except routine items.
About the Liberty. My wife stills wants it back. Of the twenty months we owned it sat at the Dealer more than home. We pleaded with Jeep to fix it, replace it but no luck. She said it felt like driving a large truck with good manners? The size fit her because she sat up high enough to see out well. Also it would fit in the garage behind the VW because of it's size.
The VM engine. I don't think I have heard anyone say anything good about it. I was sorry to hear the 2014 GC will use a larger version of this for the new diesel in it rated at 30mpg or 730 miles on a tank. Not a deal breaker but the warranty better be there like the 100k on the other products. It sure does look good with the led lights and the 8 speed gearbox and 20 in wheels and the 8.4 in Nav screen and the "King Ranch" style leather and panoramic roof and so on. I've only glanced at it briefly you know.
I should have the glow plugs tomorrow and plan to get them installed next week at the dealer for $85.00, I know, but there is a method to the madness. It has never been to the dealer and there are several outstanding TSB's that need to be applied like the one for brake load sensor and the one for the squeak, rattle and buzzing noise under the hood that is on my nerves now. I have heard another CRD do it as well at start up and low speed and shut off. It's something around the the right side exhaust, anyway I saw the TSB for it and was amazed. There are several TSB's more to look at as well.
Thank you again for the advice and info. Looking forward to your posts.