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hey blokes just a few questions, firstly the fuel gauge on my EH never stays still wen the car is moved, is this normal? can it be fixed and secondly i have a 4speed Opel box and the speedo needle jumps up and down untill about 25-30mph can this be fixed? and has anybody got any tips on fixing noisy tappets? my engine sounds like a diesl engine
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yeah its normal, the older model cars had a float in the petty tank to measure how much fuel u have, so when the fuel moves around from the car moving all the time, the float moves around causing the needle to move, my HQ does the same things and annoys the hell out of me, but i dont know how to fix it, unless u get a new'er model fuel gauge put in, other than that i cant help u anymore. cheers
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The speedo needle problem is probably not to do with the gearbox. The cable may be a bit tight, or running a bit dry. Undo it from the speedo end and run some light oil into it, then put it back on but not too tight. Take the lifters out and check them for wear and give them a good clean. If this doesn't work new ones are pretty cheap, about $6 each.

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OK noisy tappets are a couple of things, maybe they just need adjusting, or the lifters are leaking down, or lastly maybe the camshaft lobes are wearing down and have worn the lifters to point that they can't be adjusted. The speedo, have you lubricated the cable, could be all it needs, however it may be a bit dry in the speedo head also, so pulling that out and lightly greasing the gears may help. And the fuel gauge, yeah very hard, the float is just jumping up and down, but clean the connections at the tank in case it's a bad contact or something.

Hope that helps.

Peter

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you can fit a resistor in the wire to the fuel sender to reduce the sensitivity this slows down the reaction time if the gauge measuring the fuel sloshing around in the tank and makes the needle stay still.

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