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New (?) speedo cable info for 5 speed conversions.......


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Read someplace a while ago that an E3 (Bavaria, etc) speedo cable would work - grabbed one at the yard today and found the comment to be true. The one I got (from a Bavaria automatic) was a little longer than an '02 auto cable. Could have been used completely as is, but I decided to swap over the 02's long speedo head barrel nut (didn't want to have to pull the instrument cluster to disconnect the cable), so the heavy plastic protection sleeve had to come off both cables.

After installing the nut on the Bavaria cable, the protection sleeve was replaced with a double layer of heavy electrical shrink tube. Was easier to install in the car than an '02 auto cable due to the additional length, and best of all it was only $5.

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I just got through putting my (remilled( back on.

The #2 and #3 were so badly blown that the cutting ring headgasket (Tii style) was completely blown out. #3 swallowed the cutting ring, #2 had the ring banging around inside.

I didn't have a picture of the head and gasket (I still have the gasket) but the outer metal ring (outside the cutting ring) is distorted maybe 1/4" towards the water passage!!

The head wasn't warped! (the machine shop only took off 0.005") and now I'm using ARP studs. This time that sucker won't go anywhere!

Cheers!

John N

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have the same thread, but are different shapes. The E3's is a short round knurled nut, exactly like those on probably 80% of cars that have mechanical speedos - the '02 cable has long nut (didn't measure it, but it's at least 2") that extends through the back of the dash panel so the cable can be disconnected without pulling the instrument cluster out of the dash.

A normal '02 cable is too short to pull the instrument cluster far enough out of the dash to disconnect the cable, so the long nut is necessary. With the Bavaria cable, there's plenty of length, so it's really not necessary to change the nut over, and it's probably a better idea to leave the protection sleeve in place.

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