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Re: Ford 4000 automotive style tach

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Sean in PA

04-29-2014 06:25:11

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Unfortunately, a diesel engine does not have an "ignition system" like a gasoline engine has. Those automotive type tachs read the electrical pulse for the sparking circuit and a diesel doesn't have spark plugs.
They do make electronic tach's that have a little magnet that you can glue to the flywheel and then mount the sensor close to the spot where the magnet passes by on each revolution and it senses the magnet as it goes by and uses that to count the rpm's. You might be able to mount the sensor on the timing access cover below the starter.

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04-29-2014 08:01:46

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 Re: Ford 4000 automotive style tach in reply to Sean in PA, 04-29-2014 06:25:11  
Now if this will work, I'll start my search for similar in $50 range

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04-29-2014 07:22:51

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 Re: Ford 4000 automotive style tach in reply to Sean in PA, 04-29-2014 06:25:11  
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Yes, I am familiar with that timing access cover as I was just trying to find the TDC mark on the flywheel, which by the way I never found as the manual doesn't specify or show which mark is TDC.

Is there a specific name for this kind of tach. Would I start with googling magnetic tach?

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