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Old March 31st, 2016, 04:30 PM
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Drives me crazy. I keep debating about going back to the stock gauge.
Check the ground on the sending unit...

Of the four new VDO units installed so far this year, none have had bounce issues. Aftermarket speedometers are another story.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 04:37 PM
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Check the ground on the sending unit...

Of the four new VDO units installed so far this year, none have had bounce issues. Aftermarket speedometers are another story.
The aftermarket mph speedo isn't near as smooth as the kph speed it replaced.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 04:39 PM
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Check the ground on the sending unit...

Of the four new VDO units installed so far this year, none have had bounce issues. Aftermarket speedometers are another story.

Seems to only happen when the tank has less gas... I assumed this was just do to the gas sloshing around and the vdo not having the same dampener as the stock gauge. Could a bad ground really cause this issue? When the tank is full there is no movement.

I've had zero issues with my VDO speedo, so that's interesting that you say that.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Seems to only happen when the tank has less gas... I assumed this was just do to the gas sloshing around and the vdo not having the same dampener as the stock gauge. Could a bad ground really cause this issue? When the tank is full there is no movement.

I've had zero issues with my VDO speedo, so that's interesting that you say that.
No issues with the VDO (electrical) speedos, the mechanical speedos are 50/50. We ordered two in at a time and one bounces while the other is solid. The VDO speedometers have been 100% smooth.

Has your float turned inside the tank? Is the ground on the sender good? (not sure if you are ROW steel tank or NAS plastic tank) ROW metal tank grounds at the sender and if the sender fit is not snug the ground can flicker as the truck bounces along, thus the needle will bounce
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Old March 31st, 2016, 06:26 PM
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I fixed a ground issue causing my headlights, dash lights, wipers and reverse light to stop working, then rewarded myself with new LED headlights! I went with chrome JW speakers to keep that classic look.

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Old April 1st, 2016, 02:59 PM
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Changed the oil in the Tith and got to use my SeekThermal for something useful for once :D (check how much oil came out)
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Old April 1st, 2016, 03:39 PM
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Went all VDO.
Those look gorgeous, where did you buy from?
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 08:42 PM
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The gauges came from Egauges.com and the speedo from LRDirect.com

Today was a busy day. I bled the brakes trying to sort out my issues with no success. I'm thinking the booster STB
Installed an under seat storage box
Installed the temp sender for the new VDO water temp gauge
Installed a 5 bar plate on the bonnet
Next up is sound insulation on the roof underside and find the rear window washer leak in the ceiling.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 08:46 PM
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Installed orange polybush in the radius arms. Renewing the OE rubber that had 175k on them.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 09:21 PM
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 09:32 PM
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Fitted a Timber Trail boost pin to the 200. Impressive, but now spins the boost gauge into the unlabeled part.
How much smoke is too much? Really need to get the egt install finished
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 10:02 PM
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A little rust repair before Uwharrie, test fitted our new production bumper and chopped a full door down to a half door!
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 10:04 PM
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Fitted a Timber Trail boost pin to the 200. Impressive, but now spins the boost gauge into the unlabeled part.
How much smoke is too much? Really need to get the egt install finished
HAHA....yeah Trevor mine is a rollin coal motha! If you turn the fueling down it wont be so bad. I didnt see a HUGE boost increase like you are though. It still only goes up to a max of about 13/14 boost.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 10:32 PM
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Not going to see much of mine starting next week. My son can officially drives it to school.

Guess I should check it over....
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 10:37 PM
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Worked on an R380 rebuild. Thanks to Rob for the help.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 08:11 AM
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Pulled the head today to correct a mistake I made going with a metal OE gasket. The port looks wrong to me and the physical location on the gasket was wrong causing the oil to creep between the layers.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 08:40 AM
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Worked on an R380 rebuild. Thanks to Rob for the help.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 08:52 AM
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annual oil change, and apparently ive forgotten how to change the oil
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 09:11 AM
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I was seeing 13-14 max before, and the gauge only goes to 15. Easily boosts past that , but can be tempered by a lift off the throttle. Turned the starwheel CW back to where I started, but still have plenty of boost. I like the rollin' coal, sort of wards people off ....
Still, Motorweek is coming out to drive it for an upcoming segment, and I don't want it grenading.....
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HAHA....yeah Trevor mine is a rollin coal motha! If you turn the fueling down it wont be so bad. I didnt see a HUGE boost increase like you are though. It still only goes up to a max of about 13/14 boost.
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Old April 6th, 2016, 07:33 PM
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Out with old wheel ... In with new and some much better room and a pretty new look!
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