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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1981 320i Speedometer Question

What's up guys? I am new to this forum and have a problem. It seems the Speedometer is constantly inaccurate. 10 miles per hour to be exact. When it says i am going 65 on my speedometer i am actually going 55. What could be causing this problem. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Are the wheels and tires OEM (original)?
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Yeah they are completely original.
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Sometimes the speed sensor is in the transmission, is that also OEM?
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the transmission is also original. Does a 81 320i have a sensor in it? All i see is the speedometer cable coming from the transmission. The cables are fine since I do get speeds on my speedometer.
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Hard to say. Maybe there's an issue with the gage itself.
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Mmm maybe I can swap out my gauge with a spare that i have and test it from there. If anyone else has any ideas please post on this topic.

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So did you get it figured out? I'm having same issues...
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the transmission is also original. Does a 81 320i have a sensor in it? All i see is the speedometer cable coming from the transmission. The cables are fine since I do get speeds on my speedometer.
Thanks you for the post.
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