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4020 tachometer - repair or replace?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The tachometer cable was broken on my '65 4020 when I purchased it. I didn't pay much attention to it, but the tach needle was sitting at 500 rpm instead of 0. I replaced the cable and the tachometer is reading way too high, with redline readings at idle.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about checking/repairing the tach, or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new one?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If your's is an original I vote to repair it. The new ones are terribly quality and have other languages on the face.

Metro spedometer has done work for me before. I was satisfied with their work.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have heard many horror stories of people buying new ones from Deere only to have them fail very quickly.
I would have yours repaired if it is an older original type.May cost more but should be better in the long run.

Make sure you lube those cables up good too. I lathered up many with neverseize and they seem to of held up.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might do to try and repair this myself? If not, any recommendations on who repairs gauges?

Brian
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Call Jerry at evergreen restoration 715-635-8629.
He sells them, correct face for your tractor.
Call him and talk to him about repairing it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

eBay has some that are the original style and they are Probly
as cheap as getting yours rebuilt they are not they new style
like deere sells
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yup !
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

4020deereboy wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:44:04 03/22/13) eBay has some that are the original style and they are Probly
as cheap as getting yours rebuilt they are not they new style
like deere sells


How's the quality on the eBay aftermarket tachs?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Repair it, always keep the orginal if you dont. If you sell it sometime down the road the new owner might want it. We we sold our 4000 John Deere this past year what made the sale was we had the orginal tac stuck away showing it went out with very few hrs on it. New owner had it repaired put back in and had the two added together.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know they are aftermarket it looks like my 4020 still
has the original tach Steiner also tachs for 189 I've had
goodof luck with there part
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Muir hill tach needs rebuilt I emailed about ten different
places and they all quoted about 200 to do it
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: 4020 tachometer - repair or replace? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a good place to have a tachometer rebuilt. I have a 1964 JD 4020 synro-shift diesel, the tachometer still works but is in need of repair and some parts replaced.

Thanks for you help in advance.
 
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