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Have I got a L3 V6 or V8 Tacho

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I have asked myself this question many times when looking at VN/VQ L3 clusters. The blue backing on the tacho comes from a VQ cluster.

Here is one answer for the VQ set of gauges and probably the VN update.

First 4 photos are the V8 next 3 are the V6
 

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Do you know if they're both out of V8s? Or is one a V6?
 

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Do you know if they're both out of V8s? Or is one a V6?
I have a few clusters and the photo "V6" = tacho out of a V6.

The "V8" photo is from a V8 - all the other markings say it's from a V8 - temp gauge has green paint on the mount bolts.

So and easy method of ID...
resistor on R3 = V8
Resistor on R5 = V6
 
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search the how to threads. there is a post about converting v8 to v6, THAT WILL HAVE THE INFO YOU NEED.
 

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search the how to threads. there is a post about converting v8 to v6, THAT WILL HAVE THE INFO YOU NEED.
LOL Centy - the photos in the first post detail how you can tell if you have a L3 V8 or V6 tacho.

Many clusters are sold as a V8 and have no idea if it is a V6 or V8.

Now you can tell:thumbsup: by the photos in the first post:D
 

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Here is a VN L2 V8 tacho. There is a green stripe on the main back part of the tacho. I've not noticed this before on a L2 tacho - but would put it in the same boat as the green thread tips for the temp gauge.
 

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Just converted a V6 VS L2 tacho to be a V8 - almost the same process as for the L3 tacho.

Move R2 to R3 and fit new resister to the R2 spot. Add 1 more "jumper" at slot 2 and then move 2 of the "jumpers" to slot 5 & 6 and re solder. (V8 = jumper 1 - 2 - 5 - 6 ) (V6 = jumper 1 - 3 - 7) The jumper is just a small bit of wire I sniped off the new resistor I fitted to R2.
 

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Thats handy info there shane, u should put all ur cluster stuff and info all in 1 main thread n keep em as a sticky
 

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what exactly is the point of changing clusters dose the v8 have to have a differnt tacho
 

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what exactly is the point of changing clusters dose the v8 have to have a differnt tacho
Yes the tacho body and PCB are the same - just need to change a few bits around and it's a V8 tacho. ( I have a stack of V6 clusters and making some V8 is handy) :)
 
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