[Vwdiesel] pulling the shutoff solenoid
hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Fri Feb 7 18:57:10 EST 2003
Yeah, but you could put a mechanical on/off valve in the line right there and
run a cable to it. Most diesels (other than VW) I've ever owned or worked on did
it mechanically, which is one heck of a lot better. I really don't know why VW
went with a solenoid.
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 05:08:56PM -0600, Forrest L King wrote:
> Maybe, but it'll leak fuel like a mofo out of the little hole that you
> removed the solenoid from. An old aircooled trick (they had shutoff
> solenoids on the carbs) was to pull the solenoid, use a dremel (or a
> horse hair cutter if it is THAT old) and cut the plunger off. then screw
> the solenoid back on. It destroys the solenoid - and you have to dump
> the clutch to shut it off..... good luck.
> On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 18:16:40 -0500 (EST) Val Christian
> <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> writes:
> > Permit me to ask the question differently. If the solenoid is
> > removed, will the engine start?
> > >
> > > I agree with Val. solenoid is shut without power. Supply power to
> > > open. I've heard that if your battery ever craps out, you could
> > > attach a 9 volt battery to this solenoid, push start your car,
> > and
> > > drive home! Of course this would be in daylight with a short
> > distance
> > > home.
> > >
> > > >I think its sprung shut (extended) electromagnet open
> > (withdrawn)
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