[xj] Speedo is 5MPH Behind

Hi all

Well thankfully the cops set up one of those “speed sensor” things on my
road to cut down on speeding. Anywho, I thought this was the perfect
opportunity to see if my suspicions were right about my speedometer being
faulty.

I hit 30 mph and as I approached the huge sensor which stands at the side
of the road and says in large large numbers what speed you are doing as you
approach it and pass it.
Well obviously when I passed it I couldn’t see the speed because it was
going the other way BUT I turned the Jag around, and headed back.

As I passed the sensor I immediately glanced in my side mirror and the
thing read 25 mph (I deciphered it from ‘52’ ;> ) even though my speedo
was saying 30 mph. The speedo and the sensor were EXACTLY 5 mph off from
each other. I know my speedo is a little cooky because my trip computer
will say I’m going 64.5 while my speedo says 70.

Any quick fixes you guys can think of? The needle is right, I put the
needle onto “O” without moving the tiny little wire that the needle clips
onto.
Should I just take off the cover of the speedo and attempt to put the
needle low?
Thanx guys

-$teve

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This is interesting. I’ve never seen my trip computer act as a speedometer.
Which button do you push?

Hey James

What I do is when I’m going whatever speed I press the “AVG. SPEED” button
and then I hold in on reset. When the trip computer resets it will
instantly read your speed, that’s how I could tell my speedo was off.

I’m a teenager, we think of stuff like this ;> We work well with technology

$teve

1986 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 FEDERAL (11/85) “Black Cat”
Black [PDE] / Savile Grey Leather [LDY]
99,500 miles of driving pleasure

1985 Jaguar XJ6 Series 3 FEDERAL (01/85) “(Unofficial Parts Car)” :>
Silver [MDE] / Isis Blue Leather [JEF]
175,990 miles! WOW!

Visit My Jag Homepage!
http://welcome.to/stevesjagsite.com

AOL IM Screen Name:
RLJag

===================================================
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