Okay, I noticed something else today that I figured was unrelated, but it might be worth mentioning just for giggles...
My fuel gage has started jumping erratically. Basically it will drop to the bottom for a second and then back to normal, or jitter several times between normal and empty. I expect it's just an intermittent electrical connection. I recently repaired the speedo, so I could have screwed something up when I reassembled the panel.
Even a small chance there could be a connection?