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#1 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 04:35 PM
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Post Fs 78-83 W123 Diesel Tachometer 300D 300TD EURO Tach RARE

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EBAY: 78-83 W123 Diesel Tachometer 300D 300TD EURO Tach RARE | eBay


HI This is the very hard to find Mercedes W123 Diesel Euro Tachometer 300D 300CD 300TD tach 2plug

This is a tachometer removed from a euro W123 diesel,they have different IP pumps on some models. This 1982 euro non-turbo has a higher redline. The US models use the same tachometer amp (years 81-83) as the euro cars. US cars can not redline because the IP pump will cut fuel. It is a plug and play upgrade with a working clock .If your w123 doesn't have a tachometer you'll need to get wiring / tach amp from another vendor, as I don't have them .

It will fit:W123 2pin 1978-1983, it will not work in the 3pin 84-85 model years if your W123 came with a tach from the factory.


This tach is in great shape/ tested!!! The clock works great!!!
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It is an early tachometer for a 280/280E. Maybe it has been modified to work on diesels.
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It is an early tachometer for a 280/280E. Maybe it has been modified to work on diesels.
I thought of that too. The redline was a clear indication.


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What's the price of the tach without the wait of bidding?

Benzmizer, you still have this tach and like to part with it?

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I find other euro tach this use diesel to
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Wasn't the last of the clock with marks for each second available in the 116? Are we sure this is a 123 tach?

I don't recall ever seeing a 123 tach/clock with seconds.

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It is an early W123 tach. See also this (German) page:
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the google translate the page:
Tachometer compared

In particular, in auction houses like tachometers are available with the wrong map. By far the highest prices are paid for W123er DZM (80 - to 200 - €), while not pack as often W124er DZM the 20 € mark.

Here, first photos of the various W123 models for a rough distinction. Within the series of course there are other distinctions:
Diesel: 6000 IMP or 14 or 000 Hz alternator terminal W. DDZM Most have no red zone. Except very early models, which also have a clock with minute scale.
Gasoline: 4 - and 6-cylinder; for breaker point or electronic ignition, to various red areas. To 8 / 82 with silver cap on the needle. Very early models have a clock with a minute scale. There also have different zero points.

so its good for the diesel or not?
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No, it will not work on a diesel.

The red-zone tachometers for diesel have a redline at around 4500-4600 rpm. The redline at 6500 rpm indicates a tachometer for a 280 or 280E. It will only work on a six-cylinder gas engine.
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Yeah u right here some sample
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