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DC04 Silver Lime
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:06:20 PM »
I've had Ametex motors go bang.

Indeed, why DC04 Ametek to YDK adaptor kits exist.
Isn't the kit just the YDK rubbers and retaining ring?

Indeed. Discontinued by Dyson but available again soon.  ;D

Ever considered making DC04s when the patents all expire? ;D I'm not sure it may still be a bright idea due to them being slightly heavy now there's loads of lightweight vacs around etc for example but just a suggestion ;)
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 08:09:41 PM »
I've had Ametex motors go bang.

Indeed, why DC04 Ametek to YDK adaptor kits exist.
Isn't the kit just the YDK rubbers and retaining ring?

Indeed. Discontinued by Dyson but available again soon.  ;D

Ever considered making DC04s when the patents all expire? ;D I'm not sure it may still be a bright idea due to them being slightly heavy now there's loads of lightweight vacs around etc for example but just a suggestion ;)

ManVacs have made a silver/lime brand new DC04

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 08:58:09 PM »
I've had Ametex motors go bang.

Indeed, why DC04 Ametek to YDK adaptor kits exist.
Isn't the kit just the YDK rubbers and retaining ring?

Indeed. Discontinued by Dyson but available again soon.  ;D

Ever considered making DC04s when the patents all expire? ;D I'm not sure it may still be a bright idea due to them being slightly heavy now there's loads of lightweight vacs around etc for example but just a suggestion ;)

ManVacs have made a silver/lime brand new DC04

I want it. That DC04 will be mine. When I get 240/260 (depends if I'm in Lancashire at the time or not) I'll get it
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 09:22:43 PM »
MVacs, Did that Silver/Lime 04 sell you made that was pretty much 100% new

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 11:33:55 PM »
MVacs, Did that Silver/Lime 04 sell you made that was pretty much 100% new

You mean >>this one<<.

No, I put it up @ 240 but nobody bit. So I decided to keep it for our museum. The longer it sits there the rarer it gets - like money in the bank........

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 11:41:01 PM »
MVacs, Did that Silver/Lime 04 sell you made that was pretty much 100% new

You mean >>this one<<.

No, I put it up @ 240 but nobody bit. So I decided to keep it for our museum. The longer it sits there the rarer it gets - like money in the bank........

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Thats the one! Love the DC04's definitely my favourite, I have a DC04 Absolute that I poped De Stijl parts onto so its now an Absolute convert De Stijl. I did buy a used green and purple power cord off you guys a while ago. that was amazing BTW thanks

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 11:48:37 PM »
Love the DC04's definitely my favourite,

Me too - I have the numberplate.  ;)



When the DC04 was new, and the Dyson brand was in its infancy in Europe, we grey imported a 40' trailer full of them from the continent with 2 pin plugs. We swapped out the plugs and they all sold very quickly. We still get the odd one of those in for service today; my Dad still has his.


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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 12:55:08 AM »
Damn, so it's not for sale anymore? I'm interested BTW, just need to save up
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 01:02:50 AM »
Damn, so it's not for sale anymore? I'm interested BTW, just need to save up

The new DC04 parts we had in abundance two years ago are long gone.

Why, last week, I decided to >>mint up a red DC07<< to hang onto while the bits are still about. In two years some of this stuff will be gone.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 01:53:14 AM »
Nice! I saw that on insta and it looked factory fresh :o Well done
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 07:22:11 AM »
I almost made my dc07 all floors look that nice, dont see too many around here anymore.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 10:49:35 AM »
Some type of panasonic. They seem to be reliable as i hardly hear of burnt out ones here.

Wish we had reliable motors! That died off since the DC04s with YDK motors came along
I think the YDK motors are unreliable VS the Ametek motors, thats why I dropped my nans old Ametek motor in my absolute

I never saw a YDK motor do >>this<<.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2017, 01:13:04 PM »
My DC14 animal did that once,  the bits were so hotbthey got melted into the housing
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »
Some type of panasonic. They seem to be reliable as i hardly hear of burnt out ones here.

Wish we had reliable motors! That died off since the DC04s with YDK motors came along
I think the YDK motors are unreliable VS the Ametek motors, thats why I dropped my nans old Ametek motor in my absolute

I never saw a YDK motor do >>this<<.


Oh yes had a few Ametek do that, don't half go with a bang  :o

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Re: DC04 Silver Lime
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »
Some type of panasonic. They seem to be reliable as i hardly hear of burnt out ones here.

Wish we had reliable motors! That died off since the DC04s with YDK motors came along
I think the YDK motors are unreliable VS the Ametek motors, thats why I dropped my nans old Ametek motor in my absolute

I never saw a YDK motor do >>this<<.


Oh yes had a few Ametek do that, don't half go with a bang  :o
After what Ive read about Ametek I would pop in my spare YDK, But for some reason the bearings have dried up or somthing

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