Speedo cable issues; can someone help?

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Speedo cable issues; can someone help?

Post by adamskibx » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:22 pm

Right. Im planning to put the GT on ebay on the weekend, but want to fix the things that are wrong with it before I do. I have replace the lower speedo cable, but then discovered that the top one must have gone at the same time (well, on the same journey anyway). GSF say they only do the MK2 upper speedo cable. As mine is a GT with the more conventional dials, I was wondering whether it might be the same as the MK2 one, so I was wondering if anyone had one hanging round the garage they could measure for me? Also a picture of the end connectors would be great, or thread diameter?

The other thing im going to sort is the oil leak, which im confident is the N/S camshaft oil seal.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Its just I dont want to spend £15-£20 on a cable then find it doesnt fit.

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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:54 pm

I have a speedo cable here That i can photo the ends for you tomorrow and measure its length if you want.
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Post by ken newbold » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:04 pm

I'm almost certain, the MK1 & MK2 cable have the same ends. But the MK1 cable is about 2 inches shorter.

I once fitted a cable from a MK1 into a MK2 but then found it wouldn't reach the lower half of cable. :oops: :evil:
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Post by ellevie » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:23 pm

The upper cable from my BX19TRS is 105cm.
aepdirect http://www.aepdirect.com/citroen-part.aspx do two types of upper cable for about £7
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Post by adamskibx » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:32 pm

Thanks for all your help guys. I take it > July 1986 means before 1986, which would equal Mk1? I know > or < means greater or less than, but it always confuses me when they do it with dates lol. Thanks for the link ellevie.

Sleepy, thanks for the offer of a photo and measurement. What ill do before lunchtime tomorrow is ill call the company on the link Ellevie gave, and see how confident they are that they can supply one.

Ken, if you managed to connect a Mk1 cable to a Mk2, I would imagine if the worse came tro the worse, I'd definately get away with a Mk2 on a Mk1.

Cheers again. Adam

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Post by ellevie » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:16 pm

It's probably better to think of the chevrons as arrows rather than inequality signs.
This is my take on it.
>jul86 means before jul86
aug86> means after aug86
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Post by Way2go » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:44 am

ellevie wrote:It's probably better to think of the chevrons as arrows rather than inequality signs.
This is my take on it.
>jul86 means before jul86
aug86> means after aug86
We went through this several months ago & your take was the general concensus at that time. It would have been better if they had been arrows but of course the arrows on the keyboard are non-printing. :wink: 8)
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Post by tim leech » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:09 am

July 1986 was when the Mark2 came out, I had one of the first ones. a 1986 D 16TRS in hearing aid beige that felll apart and i scrapped (which i regret very much now)

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Post by ellevie » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:42 pm

If you forget that they are supposed to be arrows, it can drive you bonkers trying to work out the logic as inequalities :D

MarkII > MarkI maybe...but many people think the MarkI is reater than the MarkII :D
part number > year ??
3 apples greater than 2 pounds of butter ???

Maybe double chevrons >> would be better
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Post by adamskibx » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:14 pm

LOL im glad its not just me that gets confused with those Chevron things :D

I think im clear about it now, but I may have to refer back to this topic again depending on how sellers arrange the arrows (ie before or after the date and so on).

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Post by ellevie » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:36 pm

I think of the arrows depicting the flow of time which can only go forwards, unless you have a time-machine. :D
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