Originally Posted by d!cky_crowe
so i got a few pm's about the solenoid from airsoldier. i recieved it but the two main problems like was mentioned previously... the housing is a little different. but that is an easy fix. just take a file and smooth the wire connection housing down flat and then either solder the wires on or use elec. tape like they do when you buy it stock. as for the molex connector at the end of the two wires that connects to the board, you can do one of two things. first, you can take your old wires that have the white clip on it and solder those to the new wires that come on the new solenoid. OR you can easily get these at fry's or some other electronic and computer stores (thats where i got mine, i was a dummy and tried to take them off the old wires and transfer over to the new ones... dont do that.. it dont work) the last thing i ran into was that with the forward part of the solenoidon the bottom of the old one there are five holes (apx.) and on the new one there are 3 (apx.) i dont know the exact # because i dont have it in front of me right now. but what i did was took the back end of the new one and replaced it for the old (broken) one. luckily i didnt puncture the front end of the old one so i was able to use it still. this was easily done by removing the 2 silver clips on either sid of the solenoid. this holds the front and back end together. then ones i swapped them i just replaced the silver clips. I dont know what affect the fewer holes would have on the operation of the marker but i personally didnt want to try it since i didnt need to. yeeeeeee... B-)
Basically you used the back half of the new (Airsoldier) solenoid and front half of old (Ego stock) solenoid.
1, How was the connection between the two halves?
2, Have you tested it with air?