Odometer reads 76% actual miles - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old January 20th, 2006, 08:44 PM
stevewhitaker's Avatar
stevewhitaker
Status: Offline
Stephen Whitaker
1994 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bruceville, Indiana
Posts: 145
Registry
Odometer reads 76% actual miles

With stock BFG ATs and rims on my '94 D-90 my speedometer is reading just about spot on, but my odometer is reading about 76% of the actual miles driven. This problem is more of a nuisance than anything else, but I am hoping some of you Defender gurus can help tell me how to fix it.

I am a bit surprised that whatever internal cable gearing is incorrect does not also affect the speedometer. It taxes my mathematical skills to constantly have to multiply my mileage by 1.24% to find out how far I have really gone (naturally I use 1.25% so my brain cells do not rebel).

It peeves me that the steeler who sold me this truck (Land Rover American Fork, Utah) knew full well that the odometer reading was only 76% of the actual miles the truck had driven, yet sold it based on the miles shown on the odometer. I do not want to be guilty of the same crime if, by some unforeseen reason, I have to someday pass the truck onto someone else. Of course, the odometer problem is only one of the misrepresentations put forth by the steeler, but such is life. Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old January 20th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
Hmm, Odometer and the Speedo are driven by the same cable! IF one is off the other should be off by the same amount unless one is broke.

My trip odometer works itself up to 12 miles before it starts rewinding itself
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 20th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Roadsiderob's Avatar
Roadsiderob
Status: Offline
Robert Dassler
1994 D90
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 994
Think of it this way...the truck is under warranty longer....
__________________
Rob Dassler
SWR Automotive
505-872-7818 (shop)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old January 21st, 2006, 12:07 PM
stevewhitaker's Avatar
stevewhitaker
Status: Offline
Stephen Whitaker
1994 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bruceville, Indiana
Posts: 145
Registry
I love those warranties! Of course the nearest Land Rover dealer is 120 miles away and for some reason they won't drop me off back at my office while I await any work done on the car. So as with most of us I do it all myself.

Yeah Mike, I cannot understand how the odometer can be off if the speedometer isn't, but there is not doubt that is exactly what the situation is. Just another Land Rover puzzle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 21st, 2006, 06:07 PM
Scott 9835
Status: Offline
Scott Falter
95 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Goleta, Ca
Posts: 56
Smile

My speedo is right also but the mileage is reading only 65%
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
ac

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1995 Red ST, 56k miles jcasteel For Sale - Vehicles 1 September 13th, 2005 02:21 PM
Need Help: Odometer Question WCURoverD90 Defender Technical Discussions 6 August 5th, 2005 07:41 PM
OIL...oil...oil... norros Defender Technical Discussions 20 August 22nd, 2004 01:30 AM
Can anybody do a Vin Check for me? Quimbola Misc. Chit-Chat 7 February 18th, 2004 06:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.


Copyright