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blue62
2013.02.27, 09:48 AM
Not sure where to pose this question but figured I'd start here. In amongst all the parts I picked up last weekend was a 100mph diesel speedometer but I haven't seen anying other than 85mph out there. My GUESS was turbo diesel but I'm hoping someone here can give me a for sure answer. TIA!

Rabbit 16v
2013.02.27, 10:15 AM
round gauge?

blue62
2013.02.27, 11:12 AM
round gauge?
Sorry didn't even think to specify its a square gauge lol

Rabbit 16v
2013.02.27, 11:26 AM
I think the 85mph limit was only on 80-82ish cars. For some reason the NHTSA in their infinite wisdom thought that if they made a law so that all speedos would not show past 85mph, that would make people not speed. 83- cars got higher speedo limits. I have seen quite a few GTIs with 100mph speedos. I cannot recall on the turbo diesels that I have seen.

Do you have a part number?

blue62
2013.02.27, 11:39 AM
I think the 85mph limit was only on 80-82ish cars. For some reason the NHTSA in their infinite wisdom thought that if they made a law so that all speedos would not show past 85mph, that would make people not speed. 83- cars got higher speedo limits. I have seen quite a few GTIs with 100mph speedos. I cannot recall on the turbo diesels that I have seen.

Do you have a part number?
There's one on the box, I'll throw it up here when I get home

blue62
2013.02.27, 16:15 PM
So the p/n on the box/tag is 175 957 033K, hope that helps!

Rabbit 16v
2013.02.27, 18:57 PM
Damn. Looks like my outdated ETKA is too new. I took a glance at ETOS as well as it is an older program, but it only covers ROW models. I assume it says 'diesel fuel only' on the gauge face?

blue62
2013.02.27, 21:15 PM
Here's the speedo unit and the box with the p/n
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n500/boostmy91/IMAG0595.jpg

Rabbit 16v
2013.02.27, 22:49 PM
Very cool!

blue62
2013.02.28, 06:28 AM
Very cool!

I wish it was the 120 speedo so I could use it in the truck. Gotta figure out what all this stuff is worth so I can get it resold and bring my bank account back up to par lol. Thought that if I could positively ID this for TD it would have more value though I think.being 100 mph diesel vs 85 might make it sell easier anyway