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64FalconF-16
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posted 07-11-2002 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A little information before the question

I let my brother borrow my truck while his was in the shop and I was out of town. While my truck was in his possesion he had a freak accident. He had a loaded 22 pistol in his hand when he was getting out of my truck. It went off and put a hollow point hole in my instrument cluster. The cluster is hosed.

Now come the questions.

My truck has 41K on it now.

I will have to replace the digital cluster and have located one at a junk yard that has 53K on it. Is there a way to have the odometer rolled back to match my mileage?

I know in most cases it is illegal to roll back an odometer. But in this case can it be done?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-11-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My former employer found out the hard way that the answer is NO. He got caught rolling back speedometers, 11 counts with a $10,000 fine. Each! He tried using the excuse that they were replacement speedometers, and the feds didn't buy it. From what I understand from that adventure is that there's never a legal reason to alter odometer readings. I guess they are like VINs.

What's funny is I think it would be legal to install a speedometer with a lower reading. Although technically I think you are supposed to file a '...the actual mileage is xx,xxx...' form when you sell it.

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MLariviere
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posted 07-11-2002 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since the speedometers are quartz now,wouldn't the memory for the mileage be stored in the computer? That truck will have OBD II in the computer,so it will probably store the odo reading.

BTW,was he a little brother?

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64FalconF-16
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posted 07-12-2002 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep a little brother 25 yrs of age. He is a match shooter so he of all people should know better than that.

I was thinking the same thing. The mileage may be stored in the computer. if so problem solved. It is a digital odometer.

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64FalconF-16
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posted 07-12-2002 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh by the way, I am so impressed with the 5.4 liter I have in this truck I was thinking of putting a 5.4 drive train in my 79 Bronco later on. That would be cool don't you think?

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MLariviere
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posted 07-15-2002 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,but costly.

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