[V8] V8 Maiden Voyage
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 17 16:48:47 PDT 2008
Roger, for sh*ts & giggles I just took an extra speedo
I had apart & is rather simple. If you need a spair
gear, ect shoot me a mail.
--- Roger Woodbury <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I rather think so. EVERYthing else in the
> cluster is working
> perfectly. I can push the reset button and hear the
> reset motor whirring,
> and the trip meter numbers actually wiggle some, but
> zero else. So, I am
> guessing it is a broken tooth.
> Now, here is the BIG question: are there any Audi
> V8 dentists out there who
> can repair a broken tooth?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Head [mailto:v8q at bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:50 PM
> To: Ingo Rautenberg
> Cc: rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com; 'V8 Audi Fans'
> Subject: Re: [V8] V8 Maiden Voyage
> 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).
> > Ingo
> > On Jun 16, 2008, at 8:00 PM, Roger Woodbury wrote:
> >> Great trip today. First long distance trip since
> the timing belt
> >> service
> >> 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
> >> although
> >> 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
> >> license.
> >> 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
> >> point.
> >> I reset the trip meter and it zeroed, and started
> to run again, and
> >> then
> >> stopped at about 1.5 miles. There is sits.
> >> Comments about this? I suspect this is
> potentially related to the
> >> cruise
> >> 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
> >> Otherwise the car appears to be 100%.
> >> Great to have a V8 again!
> >> Roger
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