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Milometer stopped working

nickjonesn4

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Hi All

So my milometer/trip counter just stopped working at the weekend. The speedo is fully functional. Any thoughts on cause or easy fixes?

Cheers

Nick
 
nickjonesn4 said:
So my milometer/trip counter just stopped working at the weekend. The speedo is fully functional.
Had the same happen to me the summer before last. This is the offending gear which seems to fail:

https://www.odometergears.com/products/Porsche/911-993+94-98/72

If you're careful around the delicate unit, you can follow these guides to replace it:

http://p-car.com/diy/odometer/







I didn't trust myself :) so visited Julian Reap who replaced it / bench tested the unit whilst I waited. He's a great guy - a bit far for you :D - but you can send your unit to him. He was evidently busy with speedo/odometer work from many reputable UK independent specialists as well as Porsche GB too.

http://www.reapautomotivedesign.com.
 
ch3tman said:
nickjonesn4 said:
So my milometer/trip counter just stopped working at the weekend. The speedo is fully functional.
Had the same happen to me the summer before last. This is the offending gear which seems to fail:

https://www.odometergears.com/products/Porsche/911-993+94-98/72

If you're careful around the delicate unit, you can follow these guides to replace it:

http://p-car.com/diy/odometer/








I didn't trust myself :) so visited Julian Reap who replaced it / bench tested the unit whilst I waited. He's a great guy - a bit far for you :D - but you can send your unit to him. He was evidently busy with speedo/odometer work from many reputable UK independent specialists as well as Porsche GB too.

http://www.reapautomotivedesign.com.


Great info thanks
 
Theres a boffin/nerd/expert/geezer in West Hampstead that fixes these.
The lube thay Porsche put on the plastic gears melts the.
Common fault.
Julian Reap is also a fantastic expert, however as elusive as that white haired nWikileaks Julian bloke who's currently awaiting a fully inclusive holiday in the US for being naughty.
 
Mine did the same some time back. As previous replies, it's the gear stripped. It is doable yourself with a number of guides available; depends if you have nimble fingers and are patient. I got the indie to do mine but even he had two goes!
Reap can be difficult to get hold of but probably worth a try.
 
Reckon I will have a crack at it as quite enjoy these fiddly jobs.

I've got an elusive builder, an impossible to contact plumber and a flaky sparky working on my house already... so Im not sure I can handle the rejection of trying to book in with the odometer pimpernel.
 
Hi,

I too had the same problem back in 2016.There was a guy in London "Highlift Productions" Rick Beauchemin who advertised his service on Ebay. He did mine and all went fine. His email address is: [email protected] if you want to give it a try.

Just did a quick search and these guys came up :

https://www.clusterrepairsuk.co.uk/ (no affiliation) might be worth a call.

ATB :)
 
decgraham said:
Hi,

I too had the same problem back in 2016.There was a guy in London "Highlift Productions" Rick Beauchemin who advertised his service on Ebay. He did mine and all went fine. His email address is: [email protected] if you want to give it a try.

Just did a quick search and these guys came up :

https://www.clusterrepairsuk.co.uk/ (no affiliation) might be worth a call.

ATB :)

Thanks
 
Have ordered the cogs and will update when I do the work.
 
993

Nick I replaced the cog in December. I tried to find out how many teeth were on my cog but was told you have to take old one out to find out how many teeth you need. There are differences 15 or 16 teeth. A bit fiddly but perfectly acceptable diy job. The most overpriced piece of plastic I have bought in a long time but £500 cheaper than OPC option!
 
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stichill99 said:
Nick I replaced the cog in December. I tried to find out how many teeth were on my cog but was told you have to take old one out to find out how many teeth you need. There are differences 15 or 16 teeth. A bit fiddly but perfectly acceptable diy job. The most overpriced piece of plastic I have bought in a long time but £500 cheaper than OPC option!

The ebay seller I bought from will swap if I've bought the wrong one which is good. Will report back and share the link if it works out!
 
Recently replaced mine, got a gear off ebay for £3.50, took an hour to pull the speedo a part to slip in the new gear and reassemble. There's no need to remove the pointer or front face.
 

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