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post #171 of 179 Old 18th February 2019, 10:32 PM
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The one I originally found is near identical to the one you found except has a much higher voltage rating. Again I don't know which is right,I am not an electrical engineer. What I a have read however is that the voltages produced from magnetic pintle devices like our solenoids produce very high voltages but with no amps/watts in them.
Again the problem is no one who really really knows has said. I have also found a type of mov that looks identical but I am inclined to agree it is likely a diode. My answer has always been to put and old original on a board, but I have a few spares that I guard.

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I'm cheap. I added the grub screws into my old covers rather than buying new covers. I got my screws from McMaster-Carr or I think you can get the OEM ones. Just find the approximate center of each counterbore and drill and tap. A little of the low strength thread locker can be added for peace of mind. Haven't had any solenoid issues since.



Do you have the exact dimensions/ Length of these grab screw? is it a 6mm or 7mm screw ? and what about the torque value, it is near 16Nm right? i will also update my covers using the same procedure
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Do you have the exact dimensions/ Length of these grab screw? is it a 6mm or 7mm screw ? and what about the torque value, it is near 16Nm right? i will also update my covers using the same procedure
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Do you have the exact dimensions/ Length of these grab screw? is it a 6mm or 7mm screw ? and what about the torque value, it is near 16Nm right? i will also update my covers using the same procedure
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I don't remember the specs but it was an M10 or M12 diameter fine thread.

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I don't remember the specs but it was an M10 or M12 diameter fine thread.
Here it is, from your post a few years back-

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The covers are easy to modify if you have a drill press or a milling machine. I probably wouldn't try it with a hand drill. I modded my covers a couple years ago. The screw spec is M12 x 1.25 thread with 12mm screw length. I got the screws from McMaster Carr. The OEM screws have a dab of loctite/sealant on the thread is the only difference. I simply put some blue loctite on the threads as I installed them and they are still tight.

I'll modify your existing covers for $40 each plus return shipping if you are interested. That covers the modification and the screws.

This is what they look like.
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Do you have the exact dimensions/ Length of these grab screw? is it a 6mm or 7mm screw ? and what about the torque value, it is near 16Nm right? i will also update my covers using the same procedure

i found this DIY it is very helpful thanks to TommeH

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I have updated cover sets available and can ship Internationally.

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sounds great but i live in Lebanon, the shipment of these items will cost a lot i think

at what price you are selling both covers?
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sounds great but i live in Lebanon, the shipment of these items will cost a lot i think

at what price you are selling both covers?
i also noticed that you may have a set of complete working solenoid boards, do you have any of the version 1.4 and above now?



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i also noticed that you may have a set of complete working solenoid boards, do you have any of the version 1.4 and above now?



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I have at least 3 complete working boards and all are V1.4. $475 + payment fee (if any) shipped to Lebanon. Can include update set of covers for another $75.

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