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..so I did my valve clearances this afternoon, jumped in the car for a test run and found that the clock, that has been buggered for a year, has started functioning again.

Also my voltmeter, which has never worked ever since I bought this car 16 years ago, has suddenly begun working. But the horn is now bust :lol:

Fo any of your cars have odd habits?
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My indicator on the rear recently stopped working but couldn't for the life of me figure out why

Swapped it with the front one and both worked - not the first time it has done so!

My rev counter also has a habit of occasionally just not working for the first 10seconds of the engine being on, but then suddenly decides to work
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D366Y wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:33 am My rev counter also has a habit of occasionally just not working

Have you tried gently tapping on the glass Danny, often works.
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D366Y wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:33 am

My rev counter also has a habit of occasionally just not working for the first 10seconds of the engine being on, but then suddenly decides to work
Might pay to do a dummy practice disconnect the rev counter wire at the coil on roadside. Mine did similar thing , also would die for ½ a second, and take the sparks with it. I didnt know what caused it till the engine died ( halfway up a hill heading out of Nelson at peak traffic ). Turned out the tacho had a intermitant short when something inside got hot and shorted the coil - to earth .
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pbar wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:27 pm
D366Y wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:33 am My rev counter also has a habit of occasionally just not working

Have you tried gently tapping on the glass Danny, often works.
That's what I do, always works!
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D366Y wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:53 pm
pbar wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:27 pm
D366Y wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:33 am My rev counter also has a habit of occasionally just not working

Have you tried gently tapping on the glass Danny, often works.
That's what I do, always works!
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Quirks.......

I once mistakenly hit a lever on the side of my steering wheel and two rubber lined "arms" moved across and back on my windscreen. :wave:
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Fordoholic Nick wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:22 pm Quirks.......

I once mistakenly hit a lever on the side of my steering wheel and two rubber lined "arms" moved across and back on my windscreen. :wave:
:shock: What is this devilry.
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Major_Tom wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:37 am
:shock: What is this devilry.
:lol: :lol:
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