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    Solenoid valve wanted.

    It seems the LPG valves I have used successfully for the last 15 years canít take the pressure from a Mercedes fuel pump. This seems strange considering the gas pressure they handle, I think itís the friction of cold oil on the piston. I had fuel starvation problems until I removed the valve and replaced it with a tap.
    Does anyone have a link to a reliable one way valve? Prefer brass or stainless steel not plastic. Iím getting sick of stopping and opening the bonnet but itís better than the regular breakdowns.
    Johnnojack
    4WD Isuzu Jackaroo 3.1 200000km on WVO,(2020) 2 tank home built system 6 solenoids FPHE, heated filter fuel line and tank pickup for thicker oil. Mk. 9 version now and no changes planned as trouble free.
    Mercedes W201 190D 1986 model: 2 tank system, bigger fuel line from tank, no heat exchanger, electric pump for diesel 22000km so far

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    Re: Solenoid valve wanted.

    I haven't tried one of these, but for the price you'd hope it's reliable:

    https://www.valvesonline.com.au/bras...-direct-acting
    Last edited by 83Patrol; 24th July 2021 at 10:18 PM.
    1987 Mercedes W124 300D
    1997 Ssangyong Musso Wagon

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    Re: Solenoid valve wanted.

    Try this one
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/35342645...kAAOSwQl1gHoZf
    The price is right and it should do fine for your application.

    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
    '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
    '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
    '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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    Re: Solenoid valve wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony From West Oz View Post
    Try this one
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/35342645...kAAOSwQl1gHoZf
    The price is right and it should do fine for your application.

    Tony

    Some details of this valve may indicate it is not suitable , however.
    Flow aperture = 2.5 ( mm presumably ) maybe not big enough , esp. oil
    Seal material NBR ( nitrile butyl rubber ) or Viton - NBR no good for Biodiesel , Viton perfect , so is it poss to specify ????

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