Speedometer Correction

Speedometer Correction

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bigdods

7,015 posts

191 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Speedy cables fixed my TVR speed when it got stuck http://www.speedycables.com/ they also do recalibration but you need to send the speedo to them. Probably worth a chat with them to see if its possible on your speedo.

iRoll

2,335 posts

195 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Jesus. I thought, after this thread that you were going to stop asking stupid questions on PH.

Sadly I was mistaken so I've chosen the default answer for any of your threads; Don't do it.

Utterly Clueless

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1,981 posts

157 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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iRoll said:
Jesus. I thought, after this thread that you were going to stop asking stupid questions on PH.

Sadly I was mistaken so I've chosen the default answer for any of your threads; Don't do it.
Go on, explain why its a stupid question? If my speedometer is showing nearly 30 when im doing just over 20, why is it stupid of me to want it recalibrated?

Edited by Utterly Clueless on Thursday 7th May 18:15

sleep envy

62,260 posts

213 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Utterly Clueless said:
Its currently reading about 7-8mph above the actual speed at ALL speeds
don't bother, spend £5 on a pockect calculator to help you work out your actual speed

GG89

3,459 posts

150 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Yawn*

SMKurt

2,856 posts

158 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Theres some serious wkERS on PH. I know Thom has posted some pretty stupid things but whats wrong with this topic? If it was another poster noone would of been botherd and just kept the posts relevent to the thread.

Some of you are getting too big for your own boots me thinks.

Edited by SMKurt on Thursday 7th May 18:55

iRoll

2,335 posts

195 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Utterly Clueless said:
iRoll said:
Jesus. I thought, after this thread that you were going to stop asking stupid questions on PH.

Sadly I was mistaken so I've chosen the default answer for any of your threads; Don't do it.
Go on, explain why its a stupid question? If my speedometer is showing nearly 30 when im doing just over 20, why is it stupid of me to want it recalibrated?
Right. You have a car worth roughly £600 and you want to SPEND MONEY on making this car worth roughly £600 when it's something that can easily be accounted for in every day driving.

My old Mk2 Golf did exactly the same thing; At 30 on the clocks it was doing 22, at 78 on the clocks it was doing 70 so do you know what I did? I drove at 75 according to the speedo on a NSL dual carriageway and, generally, at 35 according to the clocks in a 30. Better safe than sorry and all that.

Really though, my main gripe with you, is that you seem to have nothing else to worry about other than your overpriced, underpowered Mk3 Golf. You don't do many hours at work, so you shouldn't really have money to waste on crap like this and you spend all of your time on here telling people things they don't care about and asking questions that anybody with half a brain could work out the answers to. Maybe you should spend some of that time and money on looking for a more full-time job and getting yourself to the interviews?

Do keep us posted though.

Utterly Clueless

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1,981 posts

157 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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iRoll said:
Utterly Clueless said:
iRoll said:
Jesus. I thought, after this thread that you were going to stop asking stupid questions on PH.

Sadly I was mistaken so I've chosen the default answer for any of your threads; Don't do it.
Go on, explain why its a stupid question? If my speedometer is showing nearly 30 when im doing just over 20, why is it stupid of me to want it recalibrated?
Right. You have a car worth roughly £600 and you want to SPEND MONEY on making this car worth roughly £600 when it's something that can easily be accounted for in every day driving.

My old Mk2 Golf did exactly the same thing; At 30 on the clocks it was doing 22, at 78 on the clocks it was doing 70 so do you know what I did? I drove at 75 according to the speedo on a NSL dual carriageway and, generally, at 35 according to the clocks in a 30. Better safe than sorry and all that.

Really though, my main gripe with you, is that you seem to have nothing else to worry about other than your overpriced, underpowered Mk3 Golf. You don't do many hours at work, so you shouldn't really have money to waste on crap like this and you spend all of your time on here telling people things they don't care about and asking questions that anybody with half a brain could work out the answers to. Maybe you should spend some of that time and money on looking for a more full-time job and getting yourself to the interviews?

Do keep us posted though.
Got an interview tomorrow, so hopefully will have a fulltime job by end of the month. fks up my plans of going back to college and getting some qualifications but moneys money at the end of the day.

Edited by Utterly Clueless on Thursday 7th May 19:07

topless_mx5

2,762 posts

182 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Why don't you just subtract 7mph from your indicated speed. Are you really that crap at maths?

rfn

4,456 posts

171 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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topless_mx5 said:
Why don't you just subtract 7mph from your indicated speed. Are you really that crap at maths?
Shall we say 5 to make it easier? Do an indicated 35 in 30s and you'll be doing 28 (so you'll be legal), like iRoll suggested?

Woody3

738 posts

168 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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When I changed my wheels on my Mini I used a Motorbike Speedo...a digital one...you can calibrate it yourself. Can't remember how much it was, but it was cheap, cos I am tight! haha

Basically it came with cable and sensor...bit like a cycle speedo...

Just a thought anyway...

King Herald

23,501 posts

180 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Utterly Clueless said:
Its currently reading about 7-8mph above the actual speed at ALL speeds, and I would like to have it spot on.
No it is not. At 1mph it doesn't read 8mph, does it? So what you mean is it it's merely reading over by a percentage, and as your speed rises the error increases. If it DID read 8mph over at all speeds you'd simply bend the needle, job done.

The speedos on both my stock cars reads best part of 10% over, so at a GPS indicated 30mph the speedo reads 33mph. Same at a GPS 70mph, the cars speedo reads 77mph.


va1o

15,944 posts

171 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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blah

wolf1

2,954 posts

214 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Some of you on this thread need to seriously remove whatever it is that's stuck firmly up your backsides or just plainly grow up. If the lad wants a speedo that reads correctly then so be it. It matters not whether his car is worth ten bob or ten grand the point is he asked a simple question and the bandwagon riders jumped in en masse to contribute nothing but childish insults. If that's the only way to make yourselves feel just that little bit superior after taking flack from the boss all day then it's about time you found another outlet for your bile and frustration.

OllieWinchester

5,565 posts

156 months

Thursday 7th May 2009
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Just not really sure why its such an issue? I view the speedo over read as a sort of speed camera safety margin, if you desperately need to know your exact speed (Though I can't understand at all why this would be necessary,) get a sat nav on your dash.

Uhura_Fighter

7,018 posts

147 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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wolf1 said:
Some of you on this thread need to seriously remove whatever it is that's stuck firmly up your backsides or just plainly grow up. If the lad wants a speedo that reads correctly then so be it. It matters not whether his car is worth ten bob or ten grand the point is he asked a simple question and the bandwagon riders jumped in en masse to contribute nothing but childish insults. If that's the only way to make yourselves feel just that little bit superior after taking flack from the boss all day then it's about time you found another outlet for your bile and frustration.
I hope Thom comes back and reads what you have said. I second what you say. I wonder why the same people crop up in his threads just to give the young lad some st, probably bullied at school.

pacey_sot

246 posts

159 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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Uhura_Fighter said:
wolf1 said:
Some of you on this thread need to seriously remove whatever it is that's stuck firmly up your backsides or just plainly grow up. If the lad wants a speedo that reads correctly then so be it. It matters not whether his car is worth ten bob or ten grand the point is he asked a simple question and the bandwagon riders jumped in en masse to contribute nothing but childish insults. If that's the only way to make yourselves feel just that little bit superior after taking flack from the boss all day then it's about time you found another outlet for your bile and frustration.
I hope Thom comes back and reads what you have said. I second what you say. I wonder why the same people crop up in his threads just to give the young lad some st, probably bullied at school.
+1 It's completely not on the way many members treat him, whatever you think of someone, there's no need to abandon civility and I dare lay a bet that it wouldn't be taking place in a real-life conversation between them and him

V6

3,635 posts

185 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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pacey_sot said:
Uhura_Fighter said:
wolf1 said:
Some of you on this thread need to seriously remove whatever it is that's stuck firmly up your backsides or just plainly grow up. If the lad wants a speedo that reads correctly then so be it. It matters not whether his car is worth ten bob or ten grand the point is he asked a simple question and the bandwagon riders jumped in en masse to contribute nothing but childish insults. If that's the only way to make yourselves feel just that little bit superior after taking flack from the boss all day then it's about time you found another outlet for your bile and frustration.
I hope Thom comes back and reads what you have said. I second what you say. I wonder why the same people crop up in his threads just to give the young lad some st, probably bullied at school.
+1 It's completely not on the way many members treat him, whatever you think of someone, there's no need to abandon civility and I dare lay a bet that it wouldn't be taking place in a real-life conversation between them and him
-3. Have you not seen his previous threads?

Pyro

99 posts

145 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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V6 said:
pacey_sot said:
Uhura_Fighter said:
wolf1 said:
Some of you on this thread need to seriously remove whatever it is that's stuck firmly up your backsides or just plainly grow up. If the lad wants a speedo that reads correctly then so be it. It matters not whether his car is worth ten bob or ten grand the point is he asked a simple question and the bandwagon riders jumped in en masse to contribute nothing but childish insults. If that's the only way to make yourselves feel just that little bit superior after taking flack from the boss all day then it's about time you found another outlet for your bile and frustration.
I hope Thom comes back and reads what you have said. I second what you say. I wonder why the same people crop up in his threads just to give the young lad some st, probably bullied at school.
+1 It's completely not on the way many members treat him, whatever you think of someone, there's no need to abandon civility and I dare lay a bet that it wouldn't be taking place in a real-life conversation between them and him
-3. Have you not seen his previous threads?
Well if thats the case im sure you have NEVER in your whole life been forgiven for anything you've ever done wrong since age 0, correct? Because in your eyes this guy deserves a life of shame and pain, even though he's apologised and has been pretty reasonable since...

OP i've often wondered this myself and im suprised it isn't part of a major service, i guess thats due to it not being easy to do/fix maybe...

gradeAfailure

649 posts

165 months

Friday 8th May 2009
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Thom, is it definitely showing the same speed error all the way through the range or hp it actually a percentage error? If it's the latter, just leave it and do the maths in your head as the fix will be more hassle than it's worth.

If it is showing the same speed error all the way round though, it's an easy fix - remove the trim surround from the speedo cluster, pop the cluster out (couple of screws and the cable plug on the rear), remove the front of the cluster, lift the speedo needle over the end stop and allow it to come to rest. Note its position, then remove the needle carefully and re-fit it slightly further round to correspond with say a 5mph adjustment. Move the needle back over the stop, reassemble the cluster and fit it back into the car. Job done. :-)

Drop me an email if you need more details.