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Huntsman

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4,355 posts

136 months

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I went to see a car, nice motor, 1995 Mercedes SL320, its got a digital odometer.

Is it possible to 'clock' these to show less miles? Or can the digital odometer be trusted?

Ry_B

2,256 posts

87 months

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Any and every car can be clocked mate. Does it have full service history/ old MOT's to verify mileage?

Huntsman

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Ry_B said:
Any and every car can be clocked mate. Does it have full service history/ old MOT's to verify mileage?
Its got some history, invoices and some MOT's, but no service book (although I know of one unscrupulous chap that makes up service history with a fake rubber stamp).

I just wonder if digial odometers are easily clocked.

Is it a laptop-plug-in-OBD easily changeable thing?


miniman

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148 months

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Huntsman said:
Is it a laptop-plug-in-OBD easily changeable thing?
Yes

trickywoo

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116 months

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Huntsman said:
Is it a laptop-plug-in-OBD easily changeable thing?
Yup. Easier than a mechanical one.
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Huntsman

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trickywoo said:
Huntsman said:
Is it a laptop-plug-in-OBD easily changeable thing?
Yup. Easier than a mechanical one.
Ah, thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Blimey, thats crap!


TEKNOPUG

9,815 posts

91 months

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Yep - there are people who advertise their services to "correct" digital speedos and odometers. Few hundred quid in cash and they'll turn up with a laptop and "correct" your odometer to whatever you like....

At least with the analogue clocks it's usually possible to spot clocking (numbers don't line up true etc).

Orb the Impaler

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76 months

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TEKNOPUG said:
Yep - there are people who advertise their services to "correct" digital speedos and odometers. Few hundred quid in cash and they'll turn up with a laptop and "correct" your odometer to whatever you like...
Yup. I know just such a chap. Met him through a local s/h car dealer.

paoloh

8,592 posts

90 months

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TEKNOPUG said:
Yep - there are people who advertise their services to "correct" digital speedos and odometers. Few hundred quid in cash and they'll turn up with a laptop and "correct" your odometer to whatever you like....

At least with the analogue clocks it's usually possible to spot clocking (numbers don't line up true etc).
75 of your english pounds

LeeThePeople

1,302 posts

69 months

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You can reverse your car to turn the miles back, saw it on ferris bueller so its true.

HRG

59,677 posts

125 months

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It's the bits that make human contact you should pay attention to. Gear knob, steering wheel, bolsters, these all give the game away yes

jas xjr

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TEKNOPUG said:
Yep - there are people who advertise their services to "correct" digital speedos and odometers. Few hundred quid in cash and they'll turn up with a laptop and "correct" your odometer to whatever you like....

At least with the analogue clocks it's usually possible to spot clocking (numbers don't line up true etc).
sorry mate but people can clock analogue clocks.do not know how but i think they strip them down and put them back together rather than force them.hence the numbers can and do line up

miniman

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jas xjr said:
TEKNOPUG said:
Yep - there are people who advertise their services to "correct" digital speedos and odometers. Few hundred quid in cash and they'll turn up with a laptop and "correct" your odometer to whatever you like....

At least with the analogue clocks it's usually possible to spot clocking (numbers don't line up true etc).
sorry mate but people can clock analogue clocks.do not know how but i think they strip them down and put them back together rather than force them.hence the numbers can and do line up
Indeed but its a lot more effort than plugging in a laptop and typing in the mileage you want...

Huntsman

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HRG said:
It's the bits that make human contact you should pay attention to. Gear knob, steering wheel, bolsters, these all give the game away yes
Yes quite, it was a couple of those things that got me wondering....

Thanks all.


BIG BAVARIAN

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96 months

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Use this website to verify mileage,you will need the reg number/v5 cert no and or the mot cert. number though, hope this helps http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/internet/jsp/ECHID-Inter...

chap on another forum, found out his audi had been clocked with this helpful website.It only goes back to computerisation in 2006 i think.

Edited by BIG BAVARIAN on Thursday 28th May 22:11

MrV

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114 months

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Huntsman said:
HRG said:
It's the bits that make human contact you should pay attention to. Gear knob, steering wheel, bolsters, these all give the game away yes
Yes quite, it was a couple of those things that got me wondering....

Thanks all.
Bearing in mind it is a 14 yr old car what mileage is it showing at the moment ?

bimmer_87

182 posts

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I dont know if this is true but here goes:

Apparently when you go to a BMW dealership, they use data from your key, they plug it into a key reader, gives your chassis no. mileage, service info etc.

Even if you 'clock' the dash odometer, the true mileage is still logged in the ECU and Key! so if you ever want to check if it all stacks up on your bmw, just take your key to a dealership!

stockver

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LeeThePeople said:
You can reverse your car to turn the miles back, saw it on ferris bueller so its true.
Evidentally you only saw up until the point when they actually attempted this. nerd

valve bounce66

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on some cars the mileage is also stored in the CEM also,had a car in that was 2 years old for a warranty issue,speedo showed 11k ish looking at the car it had all different tyres on all 4 corners the brake discs and pads were shot,bonnet stone chipped,looked in the CEM module showed 90k ish ! and fault code stored said mileage manipulated ! mentioned to customer (lease company) they picked the car up straight away ! never to be seen again.

va1o

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Quite worrying that this sort of thing still goes on, its a big problem for the car industry,

Edited by va1o on Thursday 28th May 23:40

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