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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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Re: diesel stop solenoid
I second Klem's suggestion. I would probably install a manual pull cable as well. If the solenoid holds the fuel open when energized, as John indicated, I would pull off the solenoid and put a spring in there to hold the fuel lever "on" and install a shut off cable to overcome the spring pressure to shut it off.
Agree also with John that diesels should run without power if need be. Cummins motors in highway trucks had a solenoid energized to keep the motor running, but there was a manual override screw in case the solenoid went kaput.
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La Conner, WA
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