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Synchro Start Solenoids

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by willie59, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    I had a Synchro Start fuel shutdown solenoid loose its smoke a few days ago on a trench compactor, brand doesn't matter, parts are expensive regardless of brand and a lot of machines/engines use some form of Synchro Start solenoid. Got on the OEM website to order a replacement. First of all, the dang thing was list $487, dealer cost was $341. The even worse part, they were on back order, would be a couple of weeks before one was available.

    Ok, fine, picked up the phone and called Rick at Traycana, told him it was a Syncro Start but it had the OEM part number on it, couldn't do anything with that. So he says "send me a picture". Snapped a pic with a ruler next to it for size reference, shot it off to him in an email, and just a short time later he told me they have plenty of them on the shelf, $116 bucks each. Of course, since they're located in Canuckistan you have to pay a little more for shipping since it crosses the border, but it was still a heck of a lot less than OEM. Got the new solenoid today, perfect match.

    So if you need a Synchro Start solenoid, get a quote from OEM, then get a quote from Traycana, you may find they'll save you some big bucks.

    Traycana
    866-790-6464
    Rick Gledhill



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  2. Moonlite

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    Thanks for the info Willie.
     
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    Yes thank you !
     
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    thanks for the link, I have had that same problem just wasn't aware of who to outsource it to tho..
     
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    Right you are FSERV, these solenoids are used on soooo many engines and machines, but one has no clue who to contact, that's why I posted this thread. Traycana is the North America distributor of Woodward/Synchro Start, and Rick is great to work with. And they typically are so much cheaper than OEM for the exact same part. I hope this thread helps someone save some bucks from their wallet. :)
     
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  7. willie59

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    Nice link DoyleX. :drinkup