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#1 venkman

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:15 PM

Hello everyone,

Is there a way of testing Speedo clocks without it being in car? I bought car 2 years ago and it came with a spare center Speedo and I was told the fuel gauge didn't work. Before I try to take it all apart just wondered if you could do anything with the multimeter.

Also anybody but seam strips on the edges with seam sealer inside them, just thought it would keep moisture out

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:39 PM

Try using an electric drill with a small square 'bit'. 



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 05:09 PM

For the seam strips I am planning to give the flanges a good coating of Dynax S50 before fitting them. I'm hoping it will creep into any small gaps and stop mositure getting in. 



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:37 PM

For the seam strips I am planning to give the flanges a good coating of Dynax S50 before fitting them. I'm hoping it will creep into any small gaps and stop mositure getting in.


Thought of something on them lines also, just thought seam sealer would close it completely

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:46 PM

My worry is if moisture got behind the seam sealer. Lately I have been dealing with that very issue under the boot floor, it has made a mess.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:59 PM

You can test the resistance of the Fuel Gauge. I have a number for that - somewhere !

 

Try using an electric drill with a small square 'bit'. 

 

That's what I do, but you need to run the drill in reverse.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 08:36 PM

Test the resistance of the guage.

As for the seam strips paint the car then fit the strips with the clips, a small amount of non silicon sealer at the top, then paint the sealer

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:33 AM

Test the resistance of the guage.

As for the seam strips paint the car then fit the strips with the clips, a small amount of non silicon sealer at the top, then paint the sealer

You can test the resistance of the Fuel Gauge. I have a number for that - somewhere !
 

Try using an electric drill with a small square 'bit'.


 
That's what I do, but you need to run the drill in reverse.

Thanks everyone.

How do I test the resistance? I know with multimeter but what setting do I need it on, ohms?
And what sort of reading am I looking for?
Cheers Ian

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:34 AM

Also thinking seam sealer might not be that good an idea!!!

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:39 AM

Try using an electric drill with a small square 'bit'. 

 

That's what I do, but you need to run the drill in reverse.

 

I seem to remember a drill may not be fast enough. If you know of anyone with a metal turing lathe that should be fast enough.
 



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:49 AM

 

Try using an electric drill with a small square 'bit'. 

 

That's what I do, but you need to run the drill in reverse.

 

I seem to remember a drill may not be fast enough. If you know of anyone with a metal turing lathe that should be fast enough.
 

 

 

My Cordless Drill on low speed is about 80 kph on a Moke Speedo.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 02:16 PM

Figures from exploring speedo error when driven by a lathe. We could set the lathe speed pretty accurately and work out the error.

 

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