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Old 02-03-2005, 04:32 PM
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I bought a speedometer for my SD and have a question.

How many different speedometer's did MB make for the 126 chasis? The one I took out goes up to 160 mph. The one I found(salvage yard) only goes up to 85mph. Both speedometer's are for a 126. BTW, my car is an '82. The car that donated the 85mph speedometer is an '83. Just curious about the difference.


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Old 02-03-2005, 04:33 PM
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How many different speedometer's did MB make for the 126 chasis? The one I took out goes up to 160 mph. The one I found(salvage yard) only goes up to 85mph. Both speedometer's are for a 126. BTW, my car is an '82. The car that donated the 85mph speedometer is an '83. Just curious about the difference.


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They are calibrated according to the rear end ratio....which varies across models..............if you expect accuracy rather than simple function.
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Old 02-03-2005, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply

I went ahead and purchased the 85mph speedometer. It works! The 160mph speedometer gave up several months ago. Just cruising around town the speedometer seems to be rather accurate but I will get the local law man later to "clock" me. Maybe that will give me some idea of how accurate the speedometer is.

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Old 02-03-2005, 10:05 PM
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Pick a ten mile stretch of highway and stop by a mile marker. Reset your trip meter and let us know what it reads after you count off ten mile markers.
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