I put my fist through the glass tach cover for my 4-108 a couple of days ago. It was sticky, and banging on the face always got it to get closer to working. Banged a little too hard
I could live without a tach; after 10 years I think I know where 2100 RPM is (it's got a Velvet-Drive, so 1:1). Then again, it's kinda nice to have.
All the other instruments "work", where "work" means they seem to indicate nominal operating temp / oil pressure / fuel
level / charge amps, but they fog up quite nicely in colder weather and I have no alarms
on anything. I have overheated twice because of this (fortunately, not for very long).
I'm considering replacing the whole panel with some Cruzpro digital gauges. Yes, I know what you're thinking, DIGITAL -- UGH! But hey, if my GPS
, depth, speed and all other gauges are digital and still work after 10 years, so should these.
Wondering if anyone has any experience with this Kiwi company. A new set of gauges would cost me about $500, plus building a new panel. But I could use them on another motor if I repower, or if I rebuild my 4-108. And *every* gauge has an alarm, which is nice. There are other little things that I could do with the new gauges, like making the ammeter use a house shunt and measure both charging current and battery draw. But mostly it's fixing the tach and getting alarms
Anybody ever try these? I know the company's been around for a good 6-10 years because I've been pondering replacements for that long, but I hadn't broken anything yet...