Repair Faria Speedo???

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Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:29 am

I have a set of Faria gauges like the one in the link below on my 85 medallion. The needle fell off of the speedometer. Does anybody know if the speedometer can be opened up so that I can glue the needle back on? Or do I need to just replace the whole gauge?...

http://www.boatersland.com/far-33009.ht ... m0QAvD_BwE
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby gofast24 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 am

For $33 I would just buy a new one with a warranty? These great Faria gauges have a pointer fall off a speedo? First time I have heard about that type of failure, usually everything else goes wrong with them just out of the factory warranty period. To be kind to Faria, as your boat is 33 years old and this is the only Faria gauge that has failed you are doing pretty good.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:56 am

Yeah, I was just thinking that it would be nice to have them all match, rather than one shiny new one and all the others looking 30 years old. If I can't repair it, no big deal, but I thought I'd try.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:57 am

Anybody know if they can be opened up to access the needle?
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby ImRich » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 am

You can send it in to them and they will rework it for a fixed flat fee. At least this way it will match the rest of the gauges on your boat.

Check their website.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:29 pm

Oh that's an interesting option. I might check into that if I can't just do it myself.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:25 pm

Looks like their fee to repair a standard speedometer is $55. It's cheaper to just buy a new one.

I think I'll pull mine out and see if I can find a way to get the face off so that I can access the needle. If not then I'll just replace it.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:10 pm

I have to ask, why not just replace it with a small GPS, much more accurate than the old pressure tube type. Just an idea. Put something else in its place?
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Gomofast » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:40 am

I'd just rather have them match.
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Re: Repair Faria Speedo???

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:47 pm

Yep I understand.
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