BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

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derekmm
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BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by derekmm » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 18:53

Hi.

The mileometer and trip gauge are not recording on my ‘89 Z1 - although the speedometer Itself is working. BMW have said that replacement speedo’s are no longer available for this car and have not offered any assistance with regard to getting the unit serviced/repaired.

The speedometer is currently out of the car - and would be great if I can get it sorted.

Any advice/assistance/recommendations in finding a solution will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Derek

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Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by a1z1 » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 21:28

Hi Derek,
Welcome to the forum.
There are small gears inside the speedo that disintegrate.
This link has some good info
http://m.odometergears.com/howto/BMW_Z1_how_to.pdf

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derekmm
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Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by derekmm » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 22:18

Thanks so much Ivor - especially for such a speedy response. Must admit I’m ok at putting fuel in and know how to operate the doors but this looks a bit adventurous for me. Do you, by any chance, know of anybody/company that would be capable of doing this as the speedometer’s already out of the car?

In the meantime thanks so much for taking an interest - and feel sure that once I’ve found somebody who’s far more technically able than myself it will be really useful.

Thanks again.

Best. Derek

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Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by TJS » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 11:01

Derek,

I have used a couple of specialists to sonically clean, rebuild and calibrate speedos for old Land Rovers and MG's. May be worth contacting them. If can can do it check the proposed turnaround time .... one of them took 3 months which wasn't a problem for me.

http://magnetic-speedometer-repair.com/index.php

http://www.speedograph-richfield.com/ht ... pairs.html

https://speedycables.com

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Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by derekmm » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 18:59

Thanks for the suggestions. Will explore these tomorrow.

Regards. Derek

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Re: BMW Z1 89 - Speedo/mileometer issues

Post by Jet » Tue 14 May, 2019 09:40

Good luck, keen to know the cause.

Bought a used MPH speedo years ago, (seemed like a good idea at the time), just need to remember where its stored. :head:

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