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Thread: "Slow" dometer woes and noises

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    Default "Slow" dometer woes and noises

    My speedometer AKA the Rover Slowdometer, which is there to remind the series driver of how slow they are going is making a tremendous noise. WIth out any intervention at all, yet, it will occasionally make a loud noise and the needle will act more irratically than usual. I might assume that A, the cable is not fully engaged in the back,, or the gear mechanism is shot and they are not engaging, or some other type of Rover ghost is in effect. Ill figure it out, but wondering on and taking suggestions. Cheers.

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    No suggestions yet?
    Well, the only thing I can offer is a somewhat similar experience (though without the loud noise) resulting from gearbox oil somehow working it's way up the spedo cable (Archimedes Screw effect?) and into the spedo head. That resulted in the needle jumping all over the place...

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    Thanks 88 I too thought it would get at least one suggestion, but. Thanks, sounds right oil contaminating the gears gumming it up, time to take out and clean, and I think I have a spare which I need to locate,

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    I've had this happen in a few of my other vintage cars. I've always taken a bolt out of the back of the speedo. Squirt in a little oil. Put the screw back in. The sound is gone.

    The gears inside a speedo dry up over 50 years. They need a good lubing. The proper way would be to take apart the gauge and lube up the insides.

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