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3 cylinder daihatsu 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 Well-Known 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!
  17. roland schoenke

    roland schoenke New Member

    I just installed one I got from the Geek website (china) it works and looks great about $30cdn , it can be set for 1 to 10 cylinder engines.
  18. Jrdo

    Jrdo New Member

    hi, is there a way to set this one on 3-cyl?
  19. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Old snowman was last seen in 2013. He probably wont answer.

    Before you reply in a posting look at the posting date on the bottom left. Before you the last posting was in Oct of 2019.

    To see when a poster was last on the site click their avatar, and it will bring up their profile page, which tells you when they were last on.

    And, so we know what you run, please add information about your mini in your profile under the signature.
  20. Jrdo

    Jrdo New Member

    Fair enough. I’ll do a better job and will update my profile as well.
    I just picked up a 91 Suzuki Carry, DB51T and live in BC, Canada. I read a couple threads about tachs and Canadian Tire still has the Equus tach but there’s no model info or cyl info on their site.
  21. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    Try tinttach.com I've seen it recommended here but never tried one mysel
  22. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

  23. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Not sure on the Equus tach. the only information I found on other sites was that they fit 4,6 and 8-cylinder engines. You could probably hook it up, but it would only show half the actual rpm.

    I haven’t installed one on my Hijet, just go by ear.

    Lots of folks have gone with the GlowShift successfully.
  24. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    Thanks Limestone, I knew that didn't look right but had one of those senior moments.
  25. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I have them all the time! LOL!
  26. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    So, last night I discovered that Glow Shift has an outlet store on eBay where you can purchase used or refurbished GlowShif gauges. The seller name is: glowshift_outlet

    I was watching a 2-inch tach they had listed for $39.99, and just accepted their offer of $30.

    So, you can get them for a decent price.

    They only have a sixty day replacement warranty, and they have different conditions from like new to having visible scratches but functional. So, if you’re interested be sure to read the description.
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  27. DEG95DH

    DEG95DH Member

    I physically checked the Equus Models E6086/E6088 last night at the auto store, and they only have 4-6-8 selection.

    HOWEVER, it appears the Equus E6068 (not to be confused with E6086!) does have a 3-cylinder mode.
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  28. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    You can run a 6-cylinder, but it will display half the actual RPM. Easier to me to find one that has the 3-cylinder setting.
  29. DEG95DH

    DEG95DH Member

    I'm already mentally adjusting for: (1) km/h, (2) turn signal stalk on the right, and (3) seat belt button on the left! I don't need to add rpms*2 to that list!! ;)

    I found a cheapie one supposedly good for 3 cylinders. Hopefully I'll install this weekend.
  30. xtradinaire

    xtradinaire New Member

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2021
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