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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Prugna 328, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Prugna 328

    Prugna 328 Formula 3

    Sep 10, 2003
    1,233
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    Gregory
    My 328 speedo seems to be very optimistic. Is this common? I never checked it out exactly but I would say it reads about 80 when I'm doing 60. Tires are correct size.
     
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  3. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
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    River Forest, IL
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    Tod Whitmore
    I had that same delima with mine, but it was me... I took my hand held GPS and verified the speedo was correct and it was. My next step was going to borrow my friends radar gun and check it against that...

    Even though, twice last summer, i did have an instant jump in the speedo. I saw some threads about that, luckily it hasn't done that again....
     
  4. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    Many Ferrari speedometers are as much as 10% optimistic.
    A close approximation trick in 5th gear is to double the tach reading.
     
  5. KurtK328

    KurtK328 Formula Junior

    Mar 6, 2001
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    Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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    Kurt Kjelgaard
    You mean 8ooo km/h at 4000 RPM ;-)
     
  6. Mark 328

    Mark 328 Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Orange, Ca
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    Mark Foley
    A while ago there was another thread on this subject and it seems that in the USA speedos can be off +/- X%, but in Italy, speedos can not read any lower and I think they said they can read up to 10% higher. The rational was based on liability; theoretically it would be hard to blame the speedo in an injury accident if it read too high.
     
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  8. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Jerry
    Tried that today in the 328 - Worked great! ~70 at 3500 and ~80 at 4000.

    Thanks!
     

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