Fast and reliable testing of individual steel and ceramic glow plugs

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ BERU tester provides a more reliable indication of glow plug performance

10th March 2015- Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has introduced a BERU tester for steel and ceramic glow plugs that eliminates the need to dismantle the component or start the engine. The test equipment is also supplemented by an e-brochure to provide technical support to the user.

The BERU workshop tester provides reliable, fast and economical testing, without the need to dismantle the glow plug, or start the engine. It is not required to preset the type of glow plug (steel or ceramic); the BERU tester automatically detects the voltage value.

The equipment has been designed to be easy to handle and use. The device simply connects to the glow plug and to the battery. All glow plugs with voltage values between 3.3 to 15 volts (on vehicles with a 12-volt on board voltage) can be individually tested easily, quickly and reliably to verify they are functioning correctly.

“After connecting the red wire to the positive battery terminal, the black wire to the negative battery terminal and the blue wire to the glow plug, press the start button on the device to begin the test,” said Klaus Bolay BERU technical trainer Austria, Germany and Switzerland. “The glow plug is tested for about ten-seconds under real-life conditions, indicated by the red light on the dial. The pointer shows the initial current consumption and the limiting point.” He continues “If the glow plug is functioning correctly, the OK symbol and dial are illuminated green. If the glow plug is defective only the limited current consumption is displayed. The defect is confirmed when the background light stops flickering red and a continuous red light is present. In that case, you need to replace it by a new BERU glow plug”

You can find more information on the technical brochure downloadable from

About Federal-Mogul
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than

20 the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers. The company’s aftermarket brands include BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral® and Payen® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Wagner®, Beral®, Necto®, Duron®, Jurid®, Stop® and Abex® brake products.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

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