[urq] Odometer gear (mass buy?) group purchase

Pedro Faria quattrocs at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 19 13:45:17 EST 2004

i have a 4kq, and what happens in mine is that the speedo stops counting the 
miles, because the gear and shaft slipped out, i push it in and it counts 
again, how can i prevent it from slipping out?


>From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
>Reply-To: Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net>
>To: "W. Bremer" <wbremer at maine.rr.com>
>CC: urq at audifans.com, quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [urq] Odometer gear (mass buy?) group purchase
>Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:12:15 -0500
>I'm pretty sure it is the one you are referring to - I have had varying
>degrees of success in fixing slipping gears, but once they crack, any 
>will not last.   The brass gear will never split like the nylon ones do.
>Before I start shipping these things, here is what I intend to do:
>Provide pictures, either on website or by email of the gear and its 
>in the speedo - mine is out now so I can probably do a little "how to
>replace" with pictures.
>It would have been nice to do some other speedo gears too, as the 2 older
>coupe Odometers, as well as around five 4kq speedos I have all had the same
>problem, yet they use different gears.  I just can't afford to put the 
>up front for a group purchase on all of these.  I may be able to do some in
>the future if there is sufficient interest.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "W. Bremer" <wbremer at maine.rr.com>
>To: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
>Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 3:41 PM
>Subject: Re: [urq] Odometer gear (mass buy?) group purchase
> > Ben:
> > I am also interested, but I want to be sure which gear we are talking
> > before I commit to $40 or so, especially if I can get a replacement from
> > Louiis-Alain's referred shop for $25 CDN.
> >
> > As I recall, the speedo drive spins the speedometer (of course!) and 
> > drives one gear that turns the odometer.  At one point ten years ago, 
> > gear loosened on my urq (but did not split) and I was able to 
> > to the shaft so that everything worked again.  As I recall, this gear 
> > smallish white nylon or plastic gear--I don't recall the number of 
> > but it probably was less than 1/2" in diameter.  In reviewing your 
> > emails, what you plan to make sounds like what loosened in mine, so 
> > in, as I suspect my "fix" will fail at some point.
> >
> > I do think that it would help your cause if you could provide a photo of
> > gear in the speedo.  I think some folks would be reluctant to open the
> > speedo and muck with that gear and shaft, etc.   Reasonably detailed
> > instructions might help folks buy your enhancement as opposed to just
> > shipping the broken speedo to a repair company.   Is this gear only for
> > speedos (in terms of number of teeth), or is it generic for all type 85
> > Audis?   You could post something in the Audifans Marketplace and 
> > photo for free.   I'm not trying to tell you your business; I agree with
> > that this is yet another weak link in the urqs (I've never had a problem
> > either of my two 180K mileage 4000Qs).  From maintaining the Registry, a
> > number of folks have reported that the odometer is not working reliably 
> > their urqs, but I did not record that so I don't have specific names.
> >
> > Anyway, count me in for something around $40 US.
> > thanks,
> > Bill
> >
> >
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