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Re: Erratic Tach (archive)

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Posted by john on September 11, 1999 at 21:58:47:

In Reply to: Erratic Tach posted by MC on September 11, 1999 at 20:52:42:

: Fellow '02 pilots...

: I've started to notice on shifting that my tach is showing wild swings and it sure isn't reflecting the actual engine rpm. What is going on? Do I have a dried out cable that is developing a twist under load that is then released on shifting, thereby causing these wild swings up to the redline? Anybody experienced such a phenomenon? And yes, I REALLY am lifting on the gas when I shift and the engine isn't revving that high!

: MC (Atlanta, 73 '02 w/ da Alpina flares)

MC -

Mike has some good ideas, and I am sure it'll fix your trouble. I had the same problem on mine and it was just a case of heat cracked wires at the distributor. It's only something like 16 guage wire and it gets very brittle. It's gonna be that or the grounds...

with massive, unexplored oil leak

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