So, after my very expensive and brand new LRP Flow speedo decided it was no longer going work on Sunday and after much investigation which ultimately proved nothing other than it does not work I have returned it under warranty to my supplier. What do you reckon my chances are of getting a replacement?
Yeah I agree, zero.
Seems a bit odd though as the car started cogging and Paul noticed the sensor lead was broken. All I did was change the sensor lead and it did not work after that. I also noticed last night that one of the leads on the power cap had broken off/pulled out whatever. Would that be enough to stop it working? Is there a "factory reset" failsafe somewhere in these things I wonder? Who knows but time will tell. Until then its back to the old Speed Passion I guess.
Post by Dave Chamberlain on Apr 19, 2016 6:07:50 GMT
Not good stuff Ian, fingers crossed you get a replacement back in the post! Symptoms of the failure are a little strange.. However its worth noting that Tekin do state "permanent damage" may occur if you run the ESC without the power cap fitted...
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I am told circuits A and C are shorted out and not repairable. Theres a surprise! It is currently on its way back to the importer for "evaluation". Still not holding my breath.
However it does cross my mind that I do not know how this happened. The only visible signs of damage was the sensor lead and that cannot have done anything as we have all had sensor lead failures in the past, and the power cap lead coming adrift. maybe when it came away it touched something else? who knows, and I guess I never will.
I cannot see how the power cap not being connected would stop the ESC working. From my understanding, it's just there to smooth out the power delivery from the battery, it's good to have them but they would not stop the ESC working.
If the sensor lead was faulty (wires frayed or something), that could easily have caused the short. Fingers crossed they get a replacement to you.
Who is the importer? I know some are better than others when it comes to warranty repairs.
Most speedos these days have a proviso in the warranty/instructions that says they must not be run without the powercap attached and doing so may damage the speedo. The point I feel is that the powercap can hold some charge and if the lead breaks and touches another part of the speedo it could (in inverted commas!!) cause a short circuit.
My complaint is that the powercap wires were faulty. We will see what happens.
Apparemtly it will only be checked when the importers have stock to replace it. Not quite sure of the logic there especially if they say later on it is not at fault and they will NOT replace it but there you go. I think fudging may be the right word here but I am anxious to be proved wrong.
However the old Speed Passion has been fitted and is good to go. Might not be quite as good as the LRP but it works. Hopefully!
Well, I have had a message to say my speedo is being replaced! What can I say, my doubts were obviously unfounded. Will await delivery of my new speedo later this week with eager anticipation. Hopefully will be able to fit it before next week.