Best Soleniod. Recomendations?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Kennedy81, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    So my solenoid under the hood went out that sends power to the E60. Any recommendations on what is the best to use? Meyer dealer ofcoarse wants more than its worth. A buddy of mine replaced his with a starter solenoid from a 70's ford. I was just wonder what others experiances were with using heavy duty solenoids from other apps.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,985

    Meyers part was more expensive then the Auto parts store?:dizzy:
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,880

    I use a solenoid for a 95 F150 V8 and it works fine. It only runs like 8 bucks from the autoparts store. Dont buy the solenoid from the plow dealer, not to dis them, but they do mark them up more than they are worth, imo
  4. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,125

    Go down to napa and tell them you need a solenoid for your plow and it will be like 12 bucks.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,755

    Not sure what your asking..

    You want the best..or the cheapest?

    Cheapest: Any generic plow solenoid will do the job.

    Best: Trombetta brand solenoid.
  6. theplowguy69

    theplowguy69 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Whatever you get, make sure it is heavy duty, otherwise you may be left stranded with your plow down.
  7. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    You get what you pay for payup Some HD starter solenoids will be better than a cheapy after market plow solenoid.
  8. OP

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I ended up getting a Marine Grade Solenoid rated for constant duty and high amp draw from Carquest. Turns out the guy at Carquest plows too, He's used this same solenoid on his truck for the past 10 years without any issues.
  9. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    What is the carquest part number??????
  10. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    C'mon we're waiting for the number!!!!!!
  11. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    are all solenoids the same as far as what they do? I would like to grab a spare for my Curtis. :help:
  12. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    Pretty much. Some have different mounting, terminals, and most importantly there rating.
  13. OP

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Sorry, I was busy all weekend and didn't get a chance to check, I'll try and get it posted tommorow