Definite tach solution for a, sorry, ANY diesel engine

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bgrunhaus
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Definite tach solution for a, sorry, ANY diesel engine

Post by bgrunhaus »

Hello guys!

i belive in giving, you know, you've gave me so much(the forum and all of your contributions)

here's the info:

i want a tach on my diesel! dont we all?

i started reading and reading and reading and didnt find anything concrete!

so i decided to do it myself

i had a Crankshaft position sensor of a VR6, found the pinout online and is like this

with the two notches pointing up terminals are 1 2 3
1: 12v input
2: tach output(here you connect the tach)
3: ground

so as instructed you have to provide the 12v( better to be switched, so take it from the shut off solenoid), the ground from wherever and send a cable from the tach to the #2 terminal on the plug of the CPS.

add two nuts to the damper, welded glue whatever you like, build a bracket and that's it!

there you go!

here's a video! it's in spanish but is self explanatory! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpT7qOaRco0

let me know what you think!
Fatmobile
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Re: Definite tach solution for a, sorry, ANY diesel engine

Post by Fatmobile »

Good info on building an RPM sensor.
Thanks alot.
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