Originally Posted by David 70
Save the beer money for a starter and solenoid. If we were closer I would definitely take you up on it. Good luck and safe travels.
Was looking at Oemy's web site for the correct solenoid part numbers and it looks like there are both 3- and 4-terminal solenoids listed. Which one do I need for a 2004 W-22, or does it matter? I also came across Kevin Caudill's excellent video on YouTube. He used the BWD S5130, which seems to be a four-terminal solenoid but it appears Kevin didn't connect the fourth terminal. The S5150 he used has been discontinued, but there are plenty of others.
No surprise to me, but the $30-50 solenoids on Amazon and Rock Auto look to be the same Chinese junk O'Reilly's, Auto Zone and NAPA sell for $60-90. Some of them even have the identical pictures.
2004 National Dolphin LX 6320, W-22, 8.1, Allison 1000, Front/rear "Trac" Bars & Anti-sway Bars, Sumo Springs, Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer, 2005 PT Cruiser Toad