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Old 01-05-2021
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After too many misadventures to recount (two right shoulder surgeries and downtime are top of the list), I have been able to start driving the 92 D350 and put together a list of what I need to fix. It's a really long list but neither the gas gauge or odometer work so one or the other needs to be addressed now, I chose the odometer versus pulling the bed.
I bought new gears, I've done this before on a few old diesel Rabbits but they were cable drive and different than the Dodge with the VSS etc. I have the cluster apart and speedometer out on the bench and it appears the speedo needle needs to come off to access the odometer gears. Does the needle pull straight off, turn to a certain position? I've pulled as hard as I can and really don't want to pry on it unless I need to.
Also installing Ramcharger buckets and console, replacing the driveshaft carrier bearing, installing new shocks all around, and a single spaced full page of other stuff.
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https://wwsterw.instrumentclus.com/southern-electronics if you want to outsource, they may offer tech help too I do know their work is good
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Hey Joe, don't push your shoulders. When you get old and decerped like a few of us here you can't get them pack. I haven't been able to hold anything over my head sense 1997 without a lot of pain.
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Hi Joe, good to see you again.
Here's some info for messing with your odometer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc4eaNdh_14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVHSufDAzRo

It looks like the speedometer needle stays on.
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Thanks for the responses. More to follow when I have time to resize my photos manually so they will upload and respond in detail. Work is a little crazy right now.
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Crazy work is good work as long as you're in a paid status.
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Okay, here are a few photos of "the list", the speedometer, and one of the truck hauling home a carcass.
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Hi Joe, good to see you again.
Here's some info for messing with your odometer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc4eaNdh_14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVHSufDAzRo

It looks like the speedometer needle stays on.
Thanks, I will check those out this weekend. It seems like I'd break something getting the needle off so that is what I thought. My searches didn't bring those up but I don't use Google so sometimes it takes me a few tries.
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Hi Joe, good to see you again.
Here's some info for messing with your odometer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc4eaNdh_14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVHSufDAzRo

It looks like the speedometer needle stays on.
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Crazy work is good work as long as you're in a paid status.
Usually I would agree but I work for a place that makes propellers, currently assigned to the carbon fiber facility. I think the most it's made in a year is 400, they had orders for 500 already and they just took orders for another 320. The building is full, the clean room is full, there is literally nowhere else to put the assembly stations or people, if we could find any and train them.
It's an FAA regulated process so you can't just move it without all kinds of drama and we can't lose production while we move it anyway. I moved an inspection bench across the room and it failed calibration after the move so we had it reground and it failed again.
I'm going to be 61 this year, might be time to hang it up.
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