wiring a tacho

Submitted: Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 16:23
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Hello
we have bought a tachometer for our 96 Defender, on the diagram it shows a wire going to the distributor. Can anybody tell me where this wire is supposed to go on a diesel TDi?
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Darren.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:38

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:38
Guess it depends Darren if you bought a tacho for a petrol or a deisel. I have a deisel one actually with a clamp on the injector line for a stationary motor.
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Reply By: Member - Darren C (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:54

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 18:54
thanks john,
i think i must have bought one for a petrol,the diagram is lousy.thanks again
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Reply By: lindsay - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 20:03

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 20:03
Darren i had a 97 defenders and i bought a 2 inch tacho and put it in the place of the clock. I wired it to a terminal at the back of the alternator, which one I forget get an auto elec to do it for you. The later models need to be wired to the computor.
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Follow Up By: Alex H - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 12:56

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 12:56
G'day,
with your Defender it will go to the back of the alternator. I had the same thing done for my 98 Defender - my friendly local auto sparkie got the right tacho and wired it in for me.
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 21:54

Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 21:54
Darren.
Unfortunatelly the tacho you have purchased is the wrong type for your vehicle. if you have a td5 you may have a bit of trouble finding a auto elec who is smart enough to interface a tacho to the computor, but if you have a tdi you can use any early diesel tacho connected to the N terminal on the alternator the calibration varies from model to model because the ratio of the alternator to crankshaft speed is dependant on the fan belt pulley sizes. Good luck Eric.

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