[200q20v] Doh! Dropped my tachometer!
george.fairbanks at colorado.edu
Mon Jul 30 19:04:25 EDT 2001
Following up to my own message...
Brian Link was helpful enough to have a tach lying around from an 89
200. Emboldened by the presence of a second part, I was more forceful this
time in trying to remove the needle from my old tach. I used two flat head
screwdrivers on either side of the tach needle and gently twisted each of
them to force the needle up off of the spindle -- and it worked. I was
able to press the needle back into the proper place.
At 05:04 PM 7/16/2001, George Fairbanks wrote:
>I probably resoldered the instrument cluster six or eight times before
>learning how to fix it properly. That was on my previous 200. Last
>weekend I went to fix the current 200 which was showing the same
>problems. In the middle of the surgery, however, the tachometer fell out
>onto the table, did a spin move, then headed straight for the floor. I
>didn't notice anything wrong with it at the time and sighed
>greatly. Later when it was back in the car (and all electrical gremlins
>exorcised) I noticed that the tach reads 1000 RPMs too low all the time --
>so it starts in the digital clock, 2000 displayed = 3000 actual, etc.
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