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Re: sluggish speedo



> After cleaning and reoiling the point
> where the needle assembly was, the speedo worked like a champ up until
> it quit all together. It had chipped a touch on the gearing and I had to
> send it off for a rebuild (VDO/Yashika USA, overpriced in my opinion).

How much?

> Now it tends to bounce a low speeds (5-20 KPH), 

This indicates a speedo cable that is sticking.

> and the trip odometer
> turns over so that the number is above and below and the spaces are
> displayed on the last digit.

This is just poor workmanship in the rebuild..

> > Is there a simple
> > lubricating point in the speedo?  Or does the thing need to be
> > disassembled, cleaned, and relubricated? 
> Cleaning can be fun, if you take time in disassembly, keep it clean, and
> take notes on how things come off. The parts inside are somewhat
> "dainty" and don't need to be forced. A little compressed air, a
> cleaning solution, and some fine grade lube oil should get it. Good
> luck.

Don't use oil.  It won't stay around long enough to be useful in any 
realistic long term.  Use a good quality light grease, but don't 
overdo it.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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