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11 Aug 2012 00:16 #10056 by Kiln_Red
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Picked one up for a DD maybe 5-6 weeks ago now. Been a good car. It's an '84, black on black, 5 speed car. Minor deferred maintenance things to sort. Tonight I'm going to pull the cluster to see what's with the intermittent Speedo. Probably the flexible printed circuit as usual and/or rivets. Anyone else ever had issues with the Speedo here before? Personally, I never have with other 928a but I know many out there have documented the issues before.

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11 Aug 2012 01:58 #10058 by 928mac
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I hope it all works out Austin.
Have you posted a picture of it yet?

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11 Aug 2012 18:52 #10063 by Kiln_Red
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No pictures yet, but I'll post some soon under my member car profile. I got the cluster out last night. I couldn't visually tell that anything was wrong with the flexible PCB. Since I was already questioning the connection the 3 small rivets were making, I proceeded to solder as Dwayne documented. Set the cluster back without the pod cover just to see if the soldering had fixed the speedo. No change. I guess for now I will just swap clusters with my other '84 until I can get a new flexible PCB. I doubt cleaning my contacts will make any difference. I'm sure there is just a small break in the circuit somewhere that I cannot find.

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13 Aug 2012 10:28 #10073 by xstepson
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Austin,
Did you check the connections in the spare tire well? The speedo sensor wires come up through there and there is a connection that has a possibility of corrosion.

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13 Aug 2012 17:30 #10079 by pcar928fan
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Austin,
Did you check the connections in the spare tire well? The speedo sensor wires come up through there and there is a connection that has a possibility of corrosion.


I need to check this on my '95... Thanks for that info John, I forgot that is where the wires come through!

James
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84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
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93 Arrow Blue / Black

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13 Aug 2012 19:42 #10084 by Kiln_Red
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Austin,
Did you check the connections in the spare tire well? The speedo sensor wires come up through there and there is a connection that has a possibility of corrosion.


Yes. I checked that plug first I think. I didn't visually see anything questionable about the connection. Later in my search, I measured voltage across plug H1 and H2. A helper then rolled it forward so that I could see the circuit pulsate.

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16 Aug 2012 06:35 #10192 by Kiln_Red
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Here's a shot of the nose in front of my house. A little dark but you get the idea.

Fixed the Speedo thanks to Dwayne's writeup. Had to solder the rivets from the inside of the flexible PCB where it meets the Speedo circuit board. Also, got the electric cooling fan working; bad relay was all. It can be kind of hard getting in and out of gear. I tried the intermediate plate adjustment. Didn't seem to make much difference. Perhaps I didn't do it quite right. May try it again when I find the time...

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17 Aug 2012 02:56 #10226 by 928mac
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Oh my, that is black, . . . . sexy black, . . . oh God I'm going to wet myself :D

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17 Aug 2012 05:04 #10235 by Kiln_Red
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I get a chubby any time I see a 928 of any MY, condition, or color!! :p

There's a rather rough early car floating around town here I see every once in a while. It's a royal blue with a ROUGH tan interior. Still sporting phone dials too. Still yet, I find it cool as it is still a 928. I'm sure it's still fun to drive too!

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23 Aug 2012 16:58 #10486 by 928mac
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I get a chubby any time I see a 928 of any MY, condition, or color!! :p

There's a rather rough early car floating around town here I see every once in a while. It's a royal blue with a ROUGH tan interior. Still sporting phone dials too. Still yet, I find it cool as it is still a 928. I'm sure it's still fun to drive too!



Ha ha ha I love that post of yours.
I needed a break from the election crowd, LOL
:( I wish my car was not broke, and worse yet I wish I wasn't in the middle of a reno so I could start working on it.

I hope you go for a good rip tonight Austin, just for me, with the window down :rolleyes:

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23 Aug 2012 17:04 #10487 by Kiln_Red
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Ha ha ha I love that post of yours.
I needed a break from the election crowd, LOL
:( I wish my car was not broke, and worse yet I wish I wasn't in the middle of a reno so I could start working on it.

I hope you go for a good rip tonight Austin, just for me, with the window down :rolleyes:


Will do, good sir!! :D

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23 Aug 2012 17:19 #10489 by Kiln_Red
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Btw Brad, here is a better photo. Would like to update wheels & tires and leave the '84 to look all original.

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23 Aug 2012 17:48 #10492 by OBehave
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Great looking car Austin! My first one was an 84 5spd also. Ah the memories!
By the way, could you rotate that picture? My neck is killing me!:)

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23 Aug 2012 17:59 #10496 by Kiln_Red
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Thanks, Ed! Sorry for the angle. It was the way I was holding my phone.

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23 Aug 2012 22:39 #10511 by 928mac
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here you go

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23 Aug 2012 22:50 #10513 by Jon B.
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Very nice Austin. Looks almost identical to the car I was looking at buying before my current one. Though that one was an S3.

I may end up buying another as a DD once I get home from deployment. There is a "nice" '86.5 in FL that I've had my eye on for a while.

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23 Aug 2012 23:05 #10517 by Kiln_Red
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Brad, thank you so much for this. Much better! :cool:

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23 Aug 2012 23:05 #10518 by pcar928fan
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Very nice Austin! You can't just have ONE 928!!! They are so affordable (to at least get in to) that is you know what you are doing you can get one cheap, do the little stuff yourself and have a hell of a fun car for very little money (relatively speaking!) YMMV! ;)

James
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23 Aug 2012 23:10 #10520 by Kiln_Red
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Very nice Austin! You can't just have ONE 928!!! They are so affordable (to at least get in to) that is you know what you are doing you can get one cheap, do the little stuff yourself and have a hell of a fun car for very little money (relatively speaking!) YMMV! ;)


Isn't that the truth, James! I don't have 10 yet but 4 should suffice for now. ;)

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23 Aug 2012 23:11 #10521 by pcar928fan
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Isn't that the truth, James! I don't have 10 yet but 4 should suffice for now. ;)


Austin,

That is a GREAT start my friend!

James
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24 Aug 2012 08:17 #10526 by OBehave
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928's are like Lay's potato chips. You can't eat just one!:p

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26 Aug 2012 06:56 #10593 by curtisr
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Black is beautiful! While my wife prefers that we keep our 928 the silver it is, my preference would be to sneak out and return with a gloss-black paint job. :)
Lamborghini's director of marketing likens an all-black car to a very 'mysterious widow'. Not sure exactly what that means but, it sounds kinda intriguing.

Roger 'I've been too busy with my 924s to write much here but loves his 928 bestest' Curtis

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28 Aug 2012 09:11 #10720 by emmanuelli
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that looks pretty nice!

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29 Aug 2012 02:50 #10747 by Kiln_Red
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Black is beautiful! While my wife prefers that we keep our 928 the silver it is, my preference would be to sneak out and return with a gloss-black paint job. :)
Lamborghini's director of marketing likens an all-black car to a very 'mysterious widow'. Not sure exactly what that means but, it sounds kinda intriguing.

Roger 'I've been too busy with my 924s to write much here but loves his 928 bestest' Curtis


Interesting info, Curtis! Black is always my first choice on a sports car. It likely won't be a keeper, though, ultimately. I bought it to drive and catch up some maintenance duties. One day, I'd like to have a black S4 or GT. :D

Realistically, I will probably sell it and use the funds to eventually complete my kiln red '84 auto. It's been under going a mini restoration but I haven't had much opportunity to work on it recently.

that looks pretty nice!


Thank you!

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29 Aug 2012 17:35 #10767 by pcar928fan
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It is always nice to have a spare...or 9! LOL!

James
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29 Aug 2012 23:25 #10772 by 928mac
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Btw Brad, here is a better photo. Would like to update wheels & tires and leave the '84 to look all original.


Sorry I didn't answer sooner Austin

Yes I like the cup style wheels better then the disk and I also like the stock look of my S4 with the wing on the back. So you could just leave your car stock looking.
I would say to go with your taste.
For me I only change things that I could put back. I have the turbo twist wheels on the car now.
If I bought a stock [engine LH and EZK] wiring harness, I could return it to the stock system.
The only mod I did that can not be reversed is that I ported the heads and gasket matched it to the intake, so that means the intake was hogged out as well

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