Post Number: 10
|Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2007 - 10:50: |
I am wondering if any can fill me in on the correct workings of the choke solenoid- when energised does the "plunger" physically extend out to activate the lever to the butterfly valve, or does it move the lever magnetically?
I checked the solenoid- it was getting power under the correct conditions (temp switch closed etc), but nothing moved on it. I destroyed (oops!) the solenoid in trying to unsieze it, then had a dreadful feeling that it may extert its force purely magnetically and that I had destroyed a perfectly good solenoid!
Any advice would be appreciated.
The Cloud Solenoid Destroyer
Post Number: 100
|Posted on Tuesday, 30 October, 2007 - 20:53: |
You are quite correct, shame it was after the event!
There is a small cam with a foot on it on the choke shaft. When the choke is closed , that foot is near the solenoid and this holds it closed and stops the butterfly from fluttering. The choke spring does the actual work.
Time for a new one I'm afraid.
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Wednesday, 31 October, 2007 - 16:12: |
Thanks very much for that info Paul, it confirmed my suspicions- I won't make that mistake again!!
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Sunday, 29 June, 2008 - 23:35: |
I have the same problem. Where can a new choke solenoid be purchased. Any good internet sites out there?
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Monday, 30 June, 2008 - 00:30: |
I got a new (second hand) solenoid from Flying Spares (www.flyingspares.com) in the UK, I find their service very good and they seem to have most of the parts I'm after. I have found Brabo (www.brabocars.com) good as well, they are in the Netherlands. You can search for parts on both websites.
All the best.
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Monday, 30 June, 2008 - 01:40: |
Am I allowed to suggest myself for the part? PM me if you like?
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Monday, 30 June, 2008 - 23:06: |
Thanks for the info. The "flyingspares" site is a great source with lots of parts I need.