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Hi electrical wizzes,

I just replaced the battery in my tiny tach, pretty good for something that should last 5 years and it lasted 13. I couldn't find the exact button battery so now it has a larger one, that should last even longer!

My question is, what can i wrap the wire around to get the hours back up to where they were? I tried wrapping them around a 240v power cable but it didn't register, is there anything that simulates the spark plug wire pulse that i might have in the house?

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Not quite as convenient but why not use a high tension lead on your car? Just keep checking it occasionally until your in the right range. Then time it to get it right.



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Why bother, just note the old reading with date and start new. Its just a number on an instrument.

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Jon wrote:
why not use a high tension lead on your car?


Good thought but our cars have no spark plugs


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INMA wrote:
Why bother, just note the old reading with date and start new. Its just a number on an instrument.

I'm trying to sell the tinnie, it will look better if the hours are on there.


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We used to throw a line over the transmission cables with a bow/arrow and fine line. Haul the decent cable up till it nearly makes contact. Try not to have sweaty hands.

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Not sure what to say about that ^


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