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Hey all,
I recently bought a level 2 instrument cluster from the wreckers and fit it into my vn. All the gauges work fine but im just wondering if the tacho could be reading incorrectly as when i put my foot down its changing from 1st gear to second at ~4500 rpm? im not sure if the cluster is from a v8 is there any way to tell? and is it unusual to get those reading?
Cheers for any help
Matt
 

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The V8 cluster will have green on the tip of temp gauge threads. The tacho will be stamped with V8 on it if you pull the cluster apart.
 

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Cheers for the help. What you mean at the tip?
Thanks
 

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Cheers for the help. What you mean at the tip?
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On the back side of the cluster where the thread for the temp gauge is (has 2 brass nuts holding it in place) - the tip of the thread is painted green.
 

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thanks mate,
it seems to still be running fast in the drags like beating ve sv6's and stuff. the car is completely stock. would it make any difference if i tightened it to rev higher? also could it just be a shotty tacho?
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The VN tacho is know to be lazy at the best of times. Run a VR/VS tacho in it and it will be heaps smoother.
 

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dosn't the vs/vr instrument cluster when put in the vn smoke/catch on fire?
 
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