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Ok I've burnt my 3rd set of solenoids from AutoZone. I've got the metal exposed under the cases so I know its not the ground. I'm using some thick ass battery cable to connect them. I can run 4 batteriess and it works fine... tie in 6 and the dam noids stick and the front end jumps about a foot off the ground and the motor keeps spinning. I pull the quick release quickly!!!

My ? is what solenoid should I purchase. The hell with the solenoids from Autozone or Advance. I'll park my ride until I find the best solenoid to run. Thanks in advance.
 

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I used my craftsman rotozip style thing. Its got the sanding pad attachment. I cleaned all the paint from the metal under where the noids were mounted.
 

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Originally posted by neutech29512@Sep 27 2006, 09:11 AM~6253613
Ok I've burnt my 3rd set of solenoids from AutoZone. I've got the metal exposed under the cases so I know its not the ground. I'm using some thick ass battery cable to connect them. I can run 4 batteriess and it works fine... tie in 6 and the dam noids stick and the front end jumps about a foot off the ground and the motor keeps spinning. I pull the quick release quickly!!!

My ? is what solenoid should I purchase. The hell with the solenoids from Autozone or Advance. I'll park my ride until I find the best solenoid to run. Thanks in advance.


I use the standard solenoids from auto zone, wells part # F496, since you already checked your grounds you may also want to check your batteries with a load tester.... your batts may be low making the solenoids fail
 

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I just charged them and used a the onboard voltmeter to check the voltage of the batteries and the all looked good. I've got 3 used batteries and 3 new batteries. I may need to remove the pumps and sand under them too.
 

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one bad battery will kill the whole batch bring them in to a batteries plus and have them tested "load tested" :biggrin:
 
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Originally posted by neutech29512@Sep 27 2006, 09:11 AM~6253613
Ok I've burnt my 3rd set of solenoids from AutoZone. I've got the metal exposed under the cases so I know its not the ground. I'm using some thick ass battery cable to connect them. I can run 4 batteriess and it works fine... tie in 6 and the dam noids stick and the front end jumps about a foot off the ground and the motor keeps spinning. I pull the quick release quickly!!!

My ? is what solenoid should I purchase. The hell with the solenoids from Autozone or Advance. I'll park my ride until I find the best solenoid to run. Thanks in advance.
ok how many batterys do you have ?how many pumps and how are the pumps wired will nail this one on the head!
 

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I've got 6 batteries ~ 2 pumps and 6 noids. I go from my quick disconnect to the negative ground on the battery. Then positive on that one to the neg on the next and so forth. The switch wire goes from the pos on the second battery to the switch box.
 

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Just a tip for guys out there using volt meters to test batts : they give you a false reading, you need a load tester to simulate real operating conditions.
 

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Originally posted by neutech29512@Sep 27 2006, 09:39 AM~6253743
I just charged them and used a the onboard voltmeter to check the voltage of the batteries and the all looked good. I've got 3 used batteries and 3 new batteries. I may need to remove the pumps and sand under them too.

that's my suspects right there
 

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Try using a connector instead of wire to connect your noids... They are like 10cents at any hardware store. That was th eproblem I had with mine.. Kind of makes it like a noid block. threaded little peice. in the nutt and bolt section.. :biggrin:
 

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I'll just tap the front switch very lightly and it will raise the front a little. But on the second tap the dam thing takes off. The front jumps a foot; the noids are stuck open; the motor keeps spinning.... The funny thing about this is I can run 4 batteries through the noids but when I tie in the last 2 this happens. The other 2 batteries are connected to the back pump and they work fine. I just don't understand it.
 

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try using the $15 noids or cart noids. they handle a little more. But make shure you have 24volts thru them.. :cool: Also get a volt metter on those batts.. make shure they all read 12.4 and up.. :biggrin:
 
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