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Beach Buggy Help Zone => Beach Buggy General Help => Topic started by: Dipsy Deb on February 23, 2019, 10:48:59 AM

Title: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on February 23, 2019, 10:48:59 AM
Hi All been out on my maiden journey in my buggy, smiled all the way, all went fab except that the speedo did not work but the trip did.  Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: pepsi81 on February 23, 2019, 12:19:04 PM
Hi Deb,
Highly likely your speedo cable has either snapped or is slipping.
Jack car up, remove passenger side wheel.
Thereís a square hole in the middle bearing cap.
Make sure thereís a cable secured with a circlip. When the wheel turns it drives the cable to the speedo and makes it operate.
Check this. If it pulls out, the cable has snapped. If not either the speedo is playing up or the cable is spinning in the square hole. Is the mileometer working?

Hope this helps.
Paul
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Doon L001 on February 23, 2019, 12:40:25 PM
If trip is working then the basics are ok

Worth checking all the way through though

Could just need a good clean and some lube

Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on February 23, 2019, 05:43:44 PM
Thanks for advice mileometre working so will defo check 2morw. Appreciate the help 👍cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: snoopy on February 23, 2019, 07:29:05 PM
needle has stuck as they are moved by a magnet, the glass will come off if you ease the chrome surround clips off. WD 40 is no good as it goes sticky you need a very light thin oil to lubricate it but just flicking the needle around may free it
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: pepsi81 on February 23, 2019, 09:34:53 PM

As the guys say, if the mileometer is working, then the speedo is okay . Try tapping the glass when on the move.  :-\
Paul
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Doon L001 on February 24, 2019, 07:40:57 AM

As the guys say, if the mileometer is working, then the speedo is okay . Try tapping the glass when on the move.  :-\
Paul

Tapping the glass

Standard first fix in every film when a plane is out of fuel, never actually works but on your speedo it possibly will
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on February 24, 2019, 03:01:10 PM
Thanks to you all, will defo try all those things. Cheers Deb 👍
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on March 03, 2019, 06:10:48 PM
Hi All, completely taken speedo off, all taken apart but still only the mileometer working, needle still won't move but appears to be free, tried spinning with drill but no joy, cogs free and magnet spinning. Any other suggestions please. Cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: snoopy on March 03, 2019, 07:31:32 PM
the slightest tightness of the needle spindle will stop it moving, suppose it could also loose it's magnetism and therefore the pull on the needle.
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on March 03, 2019, 07:42:53 PM
Hi snoopy can anything be done about that or is it a new (secondhand) speedo cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: snoopy on March 04, 2019, 07:56:03 AM
Excellent question can something be done, apart from playing about with it and hoping it works after a secondhand one is easier unless you want to go electronic and buy a unit where you put a magnet on a brake drum or alike.
just an example https://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/gauges-c4/motorcycle-gauges-c27/multifunction-gauges-c29/koso-ex-02-multifunction-speedometer-streetfighter-enduro-scrambler-p55/s63?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=koso-ex-02-multifunction-speedometer-kos0051&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk-7jBRD9ARIsAEy8mh7iGUi-SymBlINR4MNmv874Y1qPET5UVE7COCgDqQGpoYG9fPoGeDAaAlePEALw_wcB

fuel cap depends on filler neck vw did 3 types from 1965 ish and there are after market necks so you need to look and measure.
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on March 04, 2019, 12:43:08 PM
Hi snoopy will let everyone know how I get on with speedo and will check regarding fuel cap.  I have so many questions because I bought this buggy which I love but previous owner had it for 11 years off the road so we are having to check everything as we go along.  Everyone has been really helpful on this forum. Cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: pepsi81 on March 04, 2019, 07:08:28 PM

Deb,
Re: speedo. If I remember correctly the speedo needle mechanism is held in by a bracket via two screws. If someone has had it apart and not put it back exact, the needle will be free but wonít drive. Iíve made this error myself.
Worth a try.
Paul
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on March 10, 2019, 11:42:04 AM
Cheers Paul sorry been away so could not reply. ( I mean on hols not in prison). Thanks it's worth a try first before taking it to a company that might be able to help.  Will keep everyone updated. Cheers Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: Dipsy Deb on March 11, 2019, 07:00:00 PM
Hi All good news re speedo, it appeared that Possibly it had been taken apart before and the needle in the centre was not in the correct position.  Cheap fix so another thing sorted before putting bonnet back on. Cheers to everyone for their input. Deb
Title: Re: Speedo
Post by: pepsi81 on March 12, 2019, 11:00:54 AM

Nice one Deb. Success ;-)up