[V8] Ghost in the Speedometer?

Korn, Bob Bob.Korn at Fike.com
Wed Mar 15 10:33:27 EST 2006

The contacts on the inst cluster need to be cleaned for starters, common
problem.  Search the archives, you will find volumes on removal of the
cluster, the stuff to use to clean, etc.  Mine has been doing this
sporadically for a year or so  now, have been putting off performing
this procedure, however it's only a matter of time.

Good tip on searching Google:
getur at optonline.net wrote:
> I looked through the knowledge base and tried using the search 
> function but couldn't come up with anything definitive about the 
> problem that has started occurring with my V8.

The audifans.com search function has been under the weather.
To search the site, use www.google.com, and enter the site name along
with the search text. Don't forget to enclose phrases in quotes. For

site:www.audifans.com v8 "hard starting"  


Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

1990 V8 Pearl 170K 

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Subject: [V8] Ghost in the Speedometer?

Yesterday while driving to work, I looked at the speedometer and, for
three seconds, it instantly dropped from 60 MPH to 0 MPG, then, after
three seconds, instantly went back to 60 MPH.   

(OK, maybe it was 70 MPH).

This is the only time I have observed this happening in the life of the
Any thoughts what may have caused this?


Brad Hartman
1990 V8
168,000 miles
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