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Old 01-30-2007, 02:14 AM #1
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Post Detailed DM4/5/C/PM5/Vintage Solenoid How-To

Ok, so after getting some requests from friends to help them with their solenoid, I decided to make a more detailed version of the solenoid how-to that is on the stickies.

before I start, the obligatory disclaimer: I am in NO WAY responsible if you somehow screw up your solenoid while following these directions. With that out of the way, let's get started.


-Ok, so first thing's first, take the frame off of your DM4 making sure you disconnect your 'noid and eye wires first.

-Then, remove the solenoid from the body by taking out the 2 screws that hold it in place, careful not to loose the washers that are on the screws.

-You should now have something that looks like this (pardon the fuzziness):

-Now, take out the 2 screws from the side that has the wires and seperate the 2 pieces like so:

-Next take out the single screw, still from the wire side to expose the face of the piston like so:

-Then take off the 2 screws from the opposite side of the solenoid (not the wire side), CAREFUL!!! as there is a spring here, so don't lose it, you should have something that looks like this:

This is the spring I am talking about:

-Using something soft like a q-tip, slowly push out the piston, so as to not exert too much force and rip an o-ring:

-Fully pieced out, your 'noid should now look like so:

-All you need to do now is clean off any old lube/dirt/grime from all the parts, and reapply small amounts of lube to the gaskets, just to keep them conditioned so they don't crack and leak.

-Also apply a thin coat of lube to the piston, (note that the 2 orange o-rings on the piston look like they are cut, however this is how they are, no need to replace them).


-To reinsert the piston correctly, look at the two ends, one end will have a hole, the other end will be flat:

Note that on the body of the solenoid there are 2 letters A and B (the A side is the wire side):

the end of the piston with the hole in it goes toward the side labeled B:

-Now just follow the disassembly instructions backwards, and you should be all good. Note the orientation of all parts to each other in the pictures. Any questions? feel free to PM me.

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Old 01-30-2007, 03:06 AM #2
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Wow. Very nice detailed pictures and instructions. This will help many people including myself. Good job. Very Sticky worthy. Much better pictures than the one in the stickies for the proto.

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nice with these kinda directions, you'd have to be retarded, if you messed up your noid. this is very straight foawrd and clear, good work
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good job
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or let Dye do it?

but, very nice pics and very good tutorial.
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nice! i could have used this a few days ago...someone sticky this
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Changed the title to show all the dm/pm/vintage that this can be used for....I'll add it to the stickies in a minute.

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