Sep 2015. Tachometer fix part 2

So, I put that 300 Ohm resistance in and then it was time to check RPM. Fine at idle but what about higher speed/RPM.

In a Service Bulletin K-E Målberg found this. Here’s the gear/speed chart for an early P1800. B18D is the P120/PV sport versions of the P1800’s B18B, should be exactly the same in this context.
Skärmavbild 2015-09-27 kl. 00.21.58

So I needed to test the “new tacho” at higher revs and see how it follow the 1962 specs – with this Post-It checklist made from the graph above.
Skärmavbild 2015-09-27 kl. 00.27.48

And it did. It follows the curve fine. I am not used to see the Tacho so stable and down at 1500-3000 but that’s where it is now. In all, a very simple and cheap fix for a problem I thought meant a lot of expense and the need to send the Tacho away.


  1. Thanks for a very good description to fix an irritating problem…

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