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    PaulGooch is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elza_Skip View Post
    Sorry Paul- not too sure of the history of the door but it seems to have been an option on the later boats

    I will let you know if I find out more as I go over and organise the boat receipts from 18 years ago
    Thanks, i'd be interested to hear what you find out, also to hear how she performs fuel wise.

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    Hi,

    After fiddling around on my first boat with tacho repairs I replaced them with VDO truck ones. A fraction of the price of the volvo ones and the same diameter. My repair guy told me the circuitboards get damaged by the pounding and vibration. He told me the one VDO made for volvo was less robust than VDO's own.

    Rob

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    I had a similar problem with one of my VP tacho's and after fault tracing it turned out that one of the previous owners of my boat had moved the depth sounder to fit a plotter in the dash and hadn't earthed it very well. The subsiquent interference had mean't that one of the tacho's wouldn't read properly or hour count for I estimate 10 years judging by the difference in hours registered. After I rewired it properly it works perfectly.
    It may be something simple like that. BTW they are VDO guages rebadged.

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    Elza_Skip is offline Registered User
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    Thanks for the info

    I have made contact with speedycables who have quoted me 80each plus VAT- Much better than nearly 250 each new!

    I will let you know what the service is like (and if they fix it!)

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