Tachometer stops in cold weather

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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by deskinthewoods » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:02 am

-13C this morning and the tachometer didn't work until I'd driven for 25 minutes. Would that be a sender issue (which I believe is on the injection pump) or a dial issue (in the instrument panel)?

BTW, Wilson started up right away, chugged for a bit and then ran with no issues. :-D

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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by deskinthewoods » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:57 am

OK, done some reading and I'm guessing the sensor end. I'll give a thorough check of connectors and all that over the weekend...

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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by philmeup1 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm

If it's any consolation, mine has been doing the same thing lately. It always comes back to life once it warms up it seems.

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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:38 am

-14C and same issue. I guess it's the instrument panel end. I think I'll live with it for now...

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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by Growlerbearnz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Interesting! Let us know if you figure it out- I have no way of testing at temperatures that low.
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Tachometer stops in cold weather

Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:21 pm

Sure, rub it in, GB!

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