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Old 06-02-2005, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to tell if odometer has been rolled back

As the title states, is there any way to check if the odometer has been rolled back?
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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usually the numbers won't line up properly.....best way is to carefully check registration records and see if they all add up.....
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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actually most toyotas LOCK the 6th digit...and you'll never get it less than that.....not that I do anything illegal. But the numbers won't line up right
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hm. but (as an example let's say 100 000km) even normally, unless you are exactly at 100 000km, it won't be aligned properly?

yea i guess checking carfax/carproof would also be a way to check?
because i was looking at a car from 95 and it only had 125 000km on it which seemed low
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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any idea when they started lookign the 6th digit?
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know it locks on a 92 and better.....before that I am not sure
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just curous, but is it possible to roll it back on a the digital odometers that come with more recent vehicles.
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not sure on the digitals...I think you have to have it replaced and the shop has to tag th miles on it
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hm. but (as an example let's say 100 000km) even normally, unless you are exactly at 100 000km, it won't be aligned properly?

yea i guess checking carfax/carproof would also be a way to check?
because i was looking at a car from 95 and it only had 125 000km on it which seemed low

depends on the car....my 91 mr2 only has 104km on it......
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hm. but (as an example let's say 100 000km) even normally, unless you are exactly at 100 000km, it won't be aligned properly?
Well taking 100,000 as an example the first bunch of numbers should line up while only the last number wouldn't. The last one would probably be in between a km.
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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depends on the car....my 91 mr2 only has 104km on it......
well it's a 95 celica... does it seem low for 1?
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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there was a show on CTV and people havce started to roll back or tamper with the km's on digital odometers too. Alot of taxi drivers have started doing that and so are some of those smaller dealerships, cant really trust anyone.
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's a rolled back odometer. Dodgy guy who sold the car (an acquaintance of dad who later admitted "a bit" of rollback), interesting how things went out pretty much exactly 100,000km ahead of schedule for the 5M-GE.

Carfax reported jack shit, and I quote:

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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hmmm...never seen one up close. As I have a couple of spare clusters for the Supra, I should see what happens to one...

Now, if it breaks something to roll it back, if they were smart, why roll back a cluster when you can buy one at a wreckers for under $50 with the miles roughly where they wanted.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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some people just lack the common sense to do something like that
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