Author Topic: mileometer fiddled with...?  (Read 1749 times)

olliparr

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mileometer fiddled with...?
« on: 10 May 2006, 01:15 PM »
What are the classic signs of a 'haircut' having taken place?

oscar

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Re: mileometer fiddled with...?
« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2006, 05:17 PM »
Sorry this probably wont be helpful Ollipar, but if one taped the tripmeter reset button down, one would find the odometer freezes.  But it certainly doesn't wind the clock back.
« Last Edit: 10 May 2006, 05:18 PM by oscar »
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olliparr

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Re: mileometer fiddled with...?
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2006, 02:12 AM »
I ask because I'm a little suspicious of my odometers' under-achievement. Only 10.000km between 1993 and 2006....according to the log.

Des

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Re: mileometer fiddled with...?
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2006, 04:37 AM »
What are the classic signs of a 'haircut' having taken place?

Maybe you wouldn't be able to notice at all, if someone got another speedo out of say a wrecked car and replaced it, how would you tell?

On older speedos you could use an electric drill to wind them around, no idea if this is still possable.

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Papalangi

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Re: mileometer fiddled with...?
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2006, 06:53 AM »
My 250C has only traveled 3500 miles in the last two and a half years.  I live nine miles from work and only work half the days in a month.  My truck can take up to five years to make 3000 miles.  My insurance company doesn't believe me and requires me to write down the mileage every six months.

The wifes car, on the other hand, has traveled over 4500 miles since we bought it in January.

Michael
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1976 280C  Stolen by the City of Seattle, sort of.
1970 250/8, traded in on a 1993 Land Rover Disco