boxer speedo

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    betterthenatent Read Only Funster

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    Hi we were traveling from torquay to north devon today when the speedo stoped working its a 2ltr 2005 posting this on my smart phone so hope it works
     
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    Flickering before?

    Water in the gearbox! Look under your bonnet for a large rubber tube that drains the scuttle panel. Design fault meant this emptied on top of the gearbox, allowing water ingress.

    Symptoms include flickering speedo needle, and difficulty engaging 1st/reverse when cold.

    Cure will involve replacing the speedo drive in the gearbox, refreshing the oil and pushing the rubber drain pipe from the scuttle backwards, away from the gearbox.

    If under warranty - see dealer - box MAY need a rebuild.
     
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    I never rains just had a cam belt and break cylinders I can't say that I have seen the speedo flickering trouble is I have no faith in my local dealer
     
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    If you pop the bonnet, and pull you cable (held in with 13/14mm bolt iirc) pull it out and see if the plastic worm drive is chewed up. They only cost pence. Renew gearbox oil if it is, as you will have crud in there - leave a little in a glass jar to settle and see if it splits. If alot of water is in there you will be able to tell straight away.
     
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    I have found out where to locate the sensor from an old post on another site. what I can't see on my gearbox is how to drain the oil and where to refill it. 2005 2ltr hdi The drain from the scuttle is facing back I would say it will empty over the linkage can I get an extension?
     
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    If you have probs, p[ost a pic. Otherwise the drain plug is on the bottom of the box, and fill hole to the nearside of the speedo sensor. One later models, they fill through the speedo sensor - depends which you have . I t should be 2 litres of Gear oil IIRC sythetic.

    The extension you can make yourself - most owners tend to pop to a diy store and find a piece of plastic tube, a cable tie or jubilee clip and attach the extension to behind the box. Keep it in place with a large cable tie attached somewhere it won't do and damage.
     
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