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3 cyl tach

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by bumpas toy, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. bumpas toy

    bumpas toy Member

    can any body tell me what brand of tack is used for a 3 cylinder diahatsu,i looked every where and all i can find is a 4, 6, 8, cyl, any info. would be great ..:thanks!
     
  2. larryn2o

    larryn2o Member

  3. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    www.glowshift.com has tachs. you can set from 2 cyl. engines to 8 cyl. engine. You select cyls. on back of tach. befor istalling it. Around 50.00.
     
  4. Rickster

    Rickster Member

    Equus has tachs you can find on e-bay for around $50. They will work for 1 - 12 cylinders. The one I bought (found a deal on e-bay for $12.00) has a back light, mounting bracket, and inductive pickup. I can't use the inductive pickup because I have coil-over-plug ignition, but if you have traditional coil or plug wires that would be the way to go.
     
  5. danish

    danish Member

    Here is what I got from the Carry area. This is a quote from a question sent to Equus about three cylinder compatibility:

    'Our model 6068, 7068, 8068, and 8080 will work on 1-12 cylinder
    vehicles. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to
    reply to this e-mail or call one of our ASE Certified Staff Members at
    1-800-544-4124. We are available Monday through Friday 5am - 6pm
    Pacific Time.'

    I purchased the 8080 off of eBay for $40 so I would start there.
     
  6. bumpas toy

    bumpas toy Member

    thank you very much. i am very pleased with all the replies ,this is a very good forum with a lot of nice people .just joined a couple of weeks ago but do a lot of reading here.
     
  7. vettman

    vettman New Member

    Hey There, Just my .02 cents , no expert. In the past i've had a few 3 cyl. outboard motors for my various boats, a few with tachs. It would have to be an indash installation but it seems it would work . Probably find used ones cheap at marine supply store. Thanks
     
  8. oldsnowman

    oldsnowman Member

    welcome to the forum:D
    i got my tech from canadian tire it cost about $50.00 and it was easy to setup and install...on my mitsu anyway:) here's a picture where i installed mine.

    yep that is the right rpm!...it really like to sing:D
     

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  9. Timetripper

    Timetripper Moderator

    Equus Install Instructions

    Here is the instruction/ install manual for the Equus tachs listed above

    *** You need to set the tach as per the instructions [#4] to read the correct RPM ****
     

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  10. danish

    danish Member

    I got the tach mounted but only after finding out the tach I got off of eBay was a dud so to O'Reilly's to get a new one. I mounted it today but seem to be getting some interference on the pick-up wire. I'm going to re-route it since it comes up right beside the fuse panel so I might be getting the interference there. It does work and after this little inconvenience will be good to go!!
     
  11. MAXOUT

    MAXOUT Member

    I got the glow shift and love it!! Works good and looks good. 7 color display and many mounting options. Under $50.00 and quick shipping.

    Here is a little tip- Enter 08Shipping in the cupon code and get 10% off!!!!
     

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  12. I put a glow shift over top of the brake reservoiron my Diahatsu. I bent a piece of 12 gauge steel and painted it black with a 90 degree bend. I cut a large hole so I could put it overtop of the reservoir cap and reinstall the cap. There were 2-10mm bolts holding the reservoir in place that I also drilled holes in the steel so the base would hold the tach mount. I notched out the steel so I could also re-install the plastic cover that covered the brake reservoir also. Then install the tach in the vertical part that I put a 2 inch hole in.

    Long drawn out process picture is worth 1000 words I will put one up tomorrow. The tach is a waste of time I could see having one on a turbo or supercharged motor where it actually revs up quick. 3000 rpms cold, when warmed up it says 1050 rpm. 7000 rpm at 110 km/h with a 5 spd.
     
  13. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    We like Minitrucks. GUNS..and..being left alone by people who are out to sell unrelated crap....one of my favorite hobbies is taking a 3/8 piece of copper tube, sharpened on one end of course,and jamming it into my sternum..then I seal the whole thing up with hot roofing tar...:) welcome to the forum:rolleyes:
     
  14. maglight

    maglight Member

    This is where I got mine for my 90 Carry and it works like a dream.
     
  15. Will Von Wizlepig

    Will Von Wizlepig New Member

    I picked up the little $12 chrome tach that's on Amazon- haven't installed it yet though. I noticed a lot of people complaining here about installing the Glow Shift tachs and then not being able to determine if the readout was correct. I figured I'd take the $12 risk. Hopefully get it installed this weekend.
     
  16. Bob Kei

    Bob Kei New Member

    I ordered a tach after reading this post, but does anyone know what redline typically is on a 550cc engine? It's in an '89 Mazda Porter Cab, which uses the Mitsubishi G23B engine. Thanks!
     

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