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+2 failsafe solenoid valve new

PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:53 pm

So this is something that my '70 does not have, correct? If that is the case, would it be good to add, assuming compatibility with the existing system?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:10 am

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:30 am

alan.barker wrote:strange everyones +2S Fail Safe the headlamps stay done for at least 12 hours :roll:



Not everyones ! Mine stay down for more than 12 months. They were still down after I stripped the car for a repaint after it engine fire. I had forgotten they were fail safe and they hit me when I pulled off the vacuum line and they came up after the car had not been run for a year.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:12 pm

maybe the valve had melted in the heat and was stuck to the seat :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:42 pm

Nope the solenoid still works perfectly :D it was well away from where the fire was and suffered no damage . Before the fire the lights would stay down as long as it did not drive the car, which over the years included periods of months when I was away travelling on holidays of work.

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