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Old 03-06-2004, 02:52   #1 (permalink)
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quick question for you e series ppl :)

Hey guys,

need a quick hand

just got an aftermarket tacho for my ea faimont ghia, and was wondering wher in the world do i hook up the tacho sender wire apart from the coil, as i cant get to it cause of the god damn manifold

any help would be greatly apreciated

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Old 03-06-2004, 03:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: quick question for you e series ppl :)

Well I guess since you have a fairmont then you already have a digital dash. Anyway i the engine bay there should be a pink wire that runs from the coil to near the check engine sensors. Just hook into that. Unless this is covered and in behind the dash itself seeing as it will already be installed, then just pull the cluster and get it from there.

Or get an s-pak dash which IMO look better anyways..

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Re: quick question for you e series ppl :)

on the right hand side looking from the front? i looked at the back of the dash cluster and couldnt identify the tach wire, is it pink into the plugs on the back of the cluster. any help would be great
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Re: quick question for you e series ppl :)

on the left hand side however i haven't seen a fairmont to compare. should be pink into the plugs. i'll have a look at the wiring diagram and get back to ya...

hmm its all different looking at the manual.. should be a pink/blue wire going into the connector..

sorry thats all the help i can be..

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Re: quick question for you e series ppl :)

Why do you need a tacho in a EA?
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Why do u need a tacho in a Porsche?? LOL..

Not all EA's come out with tachos - GL pack for example. Its nice to know what revs you are doing. Maybe the OEM tacho isn't accurate enough. And the most compelling reason - OEM tacho doesn't have retina burning shift light and 10,000rpm markings...

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Wouldn't the accuracy be the same as the OEM one since it's using the same signal? Otherwise, sik stuff mate.
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Probably Jack but the signal has to be converted into the needle sweeping and thats a source of error. I've heard of people having both the factory and aftermarket tachos installed and they read slightly different. Just going on past observations. Also wiring, etc can all affect the signal quality.

Nothing better than having 5000rpm of unusable tacho!!! I keep telling my mate in his Corolla to "use that top part of the dial"...

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Re: quick question for you e series ppl :)

hey guys, i didnt get afancy shift light one, i just got a very good smallish one (much smaller than a monster tacho, i aint gonna rice upmy ea :) ) my factory tacho has issues, doesnt work unless i tap the cluster sometimes, and i believe it to be non accurate, cheers for your help axeman, if you find anything let me know

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Mine's started to do that as well - I think it happens to pretty much everyone with the digital dash. If only I could be stuffed doing something about it...
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