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Old 11-04-2010, 07:46 PM
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Our odometer's only go to 99,999?

I was sitting down in my drivers seat with the engine off last night and noticed there is no third digit to go into the hundred thousands. So how do we know how many true miles are on our trucks if we don't have the digital odometer?
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There is no real way to know actuall miles after 99,999. Owner has to be honest and you need to look for signs of 1 mile or 100,001. Shouldnt be too hard to notice

And digital speedos only got to 399,999 before starting over
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Can you tell by seat wear? I have none in my seats. Not even *** marks or anything in my drivers seat or any stains. So would I assume my 56k are original and not like 156k? My c6 is original and is pristine inside the clutchpacks a perfect etc, so I guess I answered my own question?
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Can you tell by seat wear? I have none in my seats. Not even *** marks or anything in my drivers seat or any stains. So would I assume my 56k are original and not like 156k? My c6 is original and is pristine inside the clutchpacks a perfect etc, so I guess I answered my own question?
Just overall condition of the truck. brake peal wear? rust under the truck? armrest wear, steering wheel wear? There are lots of things to tell 56k from 156k , like 100k worth of wear
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No rust under the truck, there is slight steering wheel wear, armrests are perfect.. I cant believe I did not realize this before now, lol.
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The easiest way to tell, or so I've been told, is if one of the digits is off kilter. Usually the first, if its up or down slightly, it's rolled over. Obviously, the last digit would be no indication because it moves so rapidly. It can also be off if its about to roll over, so you need to bet to a point where all of them would be relatively in line, such as just rolling to say 57k in your case.
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Don't use seat wear as an indicator of mileage. My truck has 140k and the seats look brand new. Inspect under the hood. A car or truck with 50k will look new. If you look under the hood of my truck you can tell it is 140k not 40k.
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I was sitting down in my drivers seat with the engine off last night and noticed there is no third digit to go into the hundred thousands.
How strange.. I guess Canadian models are different because my truck has a six digit odometer.
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When my odometer rolled over 56k all numbers seemed properly aligned, is that what you mean?
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"How strange.. I guess Canadian models are different because my truck has a six digit odometer. "

Ours have 6 digits too; the first 5 (in black) are whole numbers and the last, 6th, digit is in "tenths" of a mile. Ex. 45,000.5 miles. Is that what you mean?
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The easiest way to tell, or so I've been told, is if one of the digits is off kilter. Usually the first, if its up or down slightly, it's rolled over. Obviously, the last digit would be no indication because it moves so rapidly. It can also be off if its about to roll over, so you need to bet to a point where all of them would be relatively in line, such as just rolling to say 57k in your case.

Checked my '89 with "unknown" mileage that i expect is at least in the 300k range, and my first digit is in perfect alignment with the next 4, so I would, respectfully, say that is debunked.
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another way you can tell is look at the title when you bought the truck, if the PO was honest they wouldve put the actual mileage. But just looking under the hood/body/etc is all good ways as long as it hasnt been redone completely or anything
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another way you can tell is look at the title when you bought the truck, if the PO was honest they wouldve put the actual mileage. But just looking under the hood/body/etc is all good ways as long as it hasnt been redone completely or anything
True, this can help if the PO was honest and if it was recorded recently on the title. Some owners could conceivably put 100K+ on (especially highway) in a few years after the title record, though. Any original owners of their 8th generation F150s out there that can be certain of mileage and take pics of pedal / wheel wear etc. for us?
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True, this can help if the PO was honest and if it was recorded recently on the title. Some owners could conceivably put 100K+ on (especially highway) in a few years after the title record, though. Any original owners of their 8th generation F150s out there that can be certain of mileage and take pics of pedal / wheel wear etc. out there?
This would be a great help, since I'm driving out to take a look at a 1991 fixer-upper that the owner claims to know for sure it has 130K. Spoke to him earlier today and he is looking into the title. He too thought there were 6 digits on the odometer, so he was a bit confused too. Had a story about why the odometer says 330,000 that didn't add up. Said the owner before him replaced the gauge cluster because it stopped working for some reason. After fixing mine so much, I think after a good crawl all around it I should be able to tell if its around 130K. He is so desperate to get rid of it, he is willing to take "$700 or less."
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I have none in my seats. Not even *** marks or anything in my drivers seat or any stains.
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