[V8] V8 Maiden Voyage
v8q at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 17 13:50:07 PDT 2008
10 to 1 its the broken teeth on the soft gear...
Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
> Hmm. I have the same issue on one of my V8s. The Odometer and trip
> odometer are out, but everything else works fine. Been that way since
> I got the car and haven't investigated yet. I suspect an electrical
> issue or broken gear issue, as the speedo works fine (So no problem
> with speed sensor).
> On Jun 16, 2008, at 8:00 PM, Roger Woodbury wrote:
>> Great trip today. First long distance trip since the timing belt
>> was completed. It was a fairly good mix of two lane and divided
>> highway and
>> according to the car's computer, the overall average was around
>> 24.5 miles
>> per gallon. Speed was limited to around sixty for the most part
>> traffic in closer to Portland was moving quite a lot faster.
>> I had forgotten two things about the V8. First of all, I had
>> forgotten how
>> nice it is to travel in the car, with ample power on hand all the
>> time, and
>> secondly, how smooth the power is as it comes on.
>> It reminds me that I must get the cruise control operating because
>> the car
>> will roll faster and faster so easily that it could be easy to lose my
>> One strange thing happened though. I suddenly lost my trip
>> odometer and my
>> main odometer. They just stopped working without fanfare or
>> excitement. I
>> just suddenly noticed that I was still looking at 276 miles
>> accumulated on
>> the tank of fuel, and I knew that I had been well above 300 at that
>> I reset the trip meter and it zeroed, and started to run again, and
>> stopped at about 1.5 miles. There is sits.
>> Comments about this? I suspect this is potentially related to the
>> control issue via a power supply of some sort. The manual that I
>> have in
>> the computer doesn't speak specifically about how the odo/trip meter
>> actually work. Any input will be gratefully received.
>> Otherwise the car appears to be 100%.
>> Great to have a V8 again!
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