[DML] Speedo says my car is possessed
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[DML] Speedo says my car is possessed



My DeLorean is mad at me.  I let it get hit.  Without getting into the 
collision specifics, let me just say that it wasn't my fault but I am to 
blame.

But now, my injured car is acting wounded.  The stereo stopped responding 
and the motorized faceplate is flipped halfway out.  About 2 minutes after 
that happened, the speedo became a bit inaccurate, wavering between 12 and 
99 MPH before dropping limp.  Oddly, an hour later it reversed the above 
procedure and started working again.

I'm guessing that the angle drive is bad and the current level of function 
is temporary serendipity.  However, this is already the second angle drive 
I've installed in 7 years, which is an average service life of about 8000 
miles.  This is a bit low, considering the price of this part.  (I don't 
even change my OIL after only 8000 miles!)

For the moment I'm going to assume the lower speedo cable is binding.  Is 
there any way to test that theory?  There's obviously a problem if I can 
barely turn it with my fingers, but I'm guessing it will be somewhere 
between "slight to moderate resistance" which means "I can't tell if this 
is good or not".


Gus Schlachter
VIN #4695
Austin, Texas

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