Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head


Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:50 pm

Wow when taking things apart in preparation for engine paint ,when removing the tach cable from the engine i noticed it was connected to ablosultly nothing i stuck my finger in the hole and it feels like there is nothing there for the cable to attach to. i am a little concerned because if this part is broken it means a new Cylinder Head correct? oh man i hope not$$$$$.....anybody
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby EMS » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:24 am

The cam holder with the tach drive was the only one that Honda eventually offered as a replacement part. So, if it is broken, it could be replaced. Just be careful and thorough and use plastigauge to check for fit.
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:03 pm

Thanks for the info I ordered one from Louis what is a plastigauge?
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby zxbob » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:12 am

Go to a good auto parts store and ask them for plastigauge. (Green)

They will explain how to use it . . . . . . its very simple !

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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:28 pm

Thanks I'll let you know how that works out
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby Louis » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:44 pm

I think he was talking about not having a tach gear and not the #6 cam cap holder.
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby daves79x » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:48 pm

It occurs to me that you should actually remove the valve cover to see exactly what's what. I'm guessing there's a reason the tach drive gear is missing. One could be that the holder is broken, from someone trying to remove the valve cover without removing the tach drive first. That's why Honda offered them separately. You really need a shop manual if you don't have one. When taking things apart, follow the procedure in the manual exactly - it's a pretty reliable manual.

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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby Louis » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Dave, You could be correct and he needs both. I do not know if he did check. I will email him.
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:19 pm

Your right i haven't removed the Valve cover.When i shine a light in the hole i see what appears to be a piece that is half circle that appears broken and at the bottom a small round hole $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ughh!
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:21 pm

where can i get a shop manual( and the CBX book)
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Re: Engine Tachometer i think broken on cyl head

Postby ahlenius1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:29 pm

OK after looking at the shop manual it appears the holder is broken ill get with louis
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