Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

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Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by PECS » 11 Aug 2011 10:19

Hi.. We have had a couple of calls from some of the Patrol4x4 forum members that managed to find our details, these calls was in regard to the vacuum solenoid on the diff-lock (replacing the rather expensive OEM one), we offer a solution to the factory fitted unit at a much better price!

Have a look at some comments by members:
Rudolph wrote:My difflock storie gaan as volg. Eers het ek 'n probleem gehad met die Solenoid voor in die enjin bay hy wou niks weet van die vacuum ruil vir in of uit skop, so hy was kapoet gewees. Ek het hom toe vervang met 'n solenoid valve ek by PECS gekoop het in Alberton R600 later en die outjie het wee leke gewerk. En toe wil die actuator nie werk nie. Die liggie op die dash bly aan maar die difflock is nie gelock nie, vat toe die patrol na Rex Diff en Gearbox in Boksburg, hulle diff afdeling is in JetPark, hulle haal die actuator agter af en vind dat die ding ook toe nou kapoet is, lyk of klippe die knaap voos geslaan het en sy binne goed is daarmee heen. Rex het gelukkig direkte lyn na Nissan SA en hulle voer vir my 'n nuwe actuator in van Japan af R6530 later (labour en olie ingesluit) en my difflock werk soos 'n droom weer.

Vir solenoid probleme ga kry ene by PECS, baie goedkoper as nissan product en doen presies dieselfde. Kan part nommer vir gee indien nodig, laat weet maar.

Vir die actuator ga na Rex hulle is baie behulp saam.

Hoop die ligting help.
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Gerrit Loubser wrote:The Aussies seem to replace the original Hitachi solenoid valves with a valve from MAC Valves. Have a look at these links:

http://forums.overlander.com.au/viewtop ... 3fe6bb388e

http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21781&

The part number that they quote for the MAC valve is: 45A-GC1-DDBA-1BA-M532F

The local agents for MAC are Pneumatic Electric Control Systems (http://www.pecspower.co.za/)
Now, we are the MAC agents in Southern Africa and stock these valves specifically for the PATROL, The correct part number of this vacuum solenoid valve is: 45A-GC1-DDBA-1BA-Mod-532F and the price at the moment (August 2011) is R617-00 excl. VAT. As a special offer to all forum members we will offer a 5% discount on this price.
For any details please contact Riaan - 0822695830 or Michael - 0119071910
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Re: Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by Jules » 11 Aug 2011 13:19

Dear PECS ( Riaan / Casper )

I have a 1995 GQ Patrol and my solenoid is 50% operational, only bottom section is showing signs of working, so when I need to disengage my difflock I must get out of vehicle open bonnet and change the "pypies" around. Will this unit you are selling be suitable for my vehicle , I will take a picture of current one and load it on the forum.

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Re: Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by PECS » 11 Aug 2011 13:43

Jules wrote:Dear PECS ( Riaan / Casper )

I have a 1995 GQ Patrol and my solenoid is 50% operational, only bottom section is showing signs of working, so when I need to disengage my difflock I must get out of vehicle open bonnet and change the "pypies" around. Will this unit you are selling be suitable for my vehicle , I will take a picture of current one and load it on the forum.

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Jules, yes, it should work like a charm, but before you spend your hard earned cash, these solenoids (old and new) have two coils and by the sounds of it, your one coil is not operational so the solenoid/valve cant switch over, check your electrical connection to both coils, if there is a 12V signal to both (when respective sides are operated) then the solenoid is at fault and will need replacement, if not, then trace your electrical problem and the issue should get sorted.

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Re: Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by Rudolph » 11 Aug 2011 14:13

Hi Jules,

This solenoid works perfect for our Patrols, I have installed one which I bought from Riaan. Check out the picture I put it in the same place as the original one, just had to make up a bracket. If your problem is not electrical you should be fine installing one of these solenoids.

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Post by Jules » 11 Aug 2011 14:53

Tanks Gents I will get the elektriese konneksies sorted , ek naam aan enige Auto Elektriese plek kan so n toets vinnig doen

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Post by Gerrit Loubser » 11 Aug 2011 15:02

Jules, mens kan dit sommer self gou toets met 'n multimeter. Miskien kan ons 'n plan maak iewers oor die naweek as jy wil.
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Re: Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by Jules » 11 Aug 2011 15:13

Gerrit ons het Vrydag n Pay Friday ek kan dan na werk seker so tussen 13h00 - 14h00 by jou n draai maak by Bell, ek is saterdag in Mkuze willetuin moet bietjie gaan werk daar.

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Post by Gerrit Loubser » 11 Aug 2011 15:17

Jules, miskien moet jy eerder so 14h30 daar na my huis toe kom (of ek na jou huis), dan hoef ek nie die multimeter werk toe te vat (en 'n permit te kry om dit in en uit te neem nie).
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Post by Jules » 11 Aug 2011 15:30

Gerrit , no problem maak by my n draai ek sal daar wees en dis oppad na jou huis van die werk en daar is n yskoue QQQ Windhoek wat wag innie yskas :thumbup:

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Re: Diff-lock (vacuum solenoid) problems? - We can help..

Post by Jules » 13 Aug 2011 16:49

Tested electronics with Gerrit and all seems fine, so I guess me must order one of solenoid goodies, will see if I cannot find anything here at one of the local pneumatic shops etc.

Riaan moet ek n kursus in elektronika aanpak om dit n DIY te doen of sal die beste wees om dit na n Auto Elect te vat, dit is nou as ek jul MAC produk koop

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