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my speedo makes a ticking rattling roise which increases which speeed to a sort of ticking-roar above 120km/h. i see bit and pieces about this on the forums but its messy. lay it out for me about this magnet business: does a layman (me, a chemist) have the capability to fix it without doing damage. and how!!!!

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Benjamin,

Simon has posted some pics here and a bit of a description as to how he fixed the one from his S4. Not sure if the 88 is the same, but won't be much different. I'm sure if you PM'd Simon, he would answer any questions you might have.

Michael.

http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/20055-removing-repairing-s4-speedo/page__view__findpost__p__202571

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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There's a place in Pymble that I used to use for gauges. No I wouldn't do it myself, getting the dash out is challenge enough.

Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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exactly what mine did - ticking, got worse, then started sticking.... until I fixed it.

It really is not hard to fix your self - I an assuming that the 88 is similar to my 89. four bolt to get the binnacle out (disconnecting a few connectors and the speedo) and two nuts to get the speedo out. the speedo just comes apart with a small screw driver.

you can see that my magnet backed off the spline and was rubbing on the floating cup...

Speedo.jpg

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Lou Senko

Austin, TX

more, more, more....

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Cable.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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double check to make sure the magnet is not still loose. Mine would shift around and fix itself if I braked hard... Later is would slide around again and then I'd be driving 140mph through town.

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