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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-07-03, 03:00 PM
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confused f-series odometer

I purchased a 1992 F-350 2wd dually w/460 and E4OD (4 sp. auto) a little over a year ago. The odometer read approx. 128k mi. I have put about 8k mi on the truck. This AM, the odometer jumped over 87k mi!!!! I called three local ford dealers, the Calif motor vehicle board, and the NHSTB. I could find no record of this happening before. Not a big deal, really, since the truck is really solid and I plan on keeping it -- but this was a big suprise. A breif internet search showed that there are devices that can program odometers, but this is not my intent. I also found this site. I'd just like to know if this has happened to someone else besides me. Anyone else heard of this before??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-03, 07:11 AM
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My 92, F150 did the same thing, it jumped up 30,000 in one day, I was not a happy camper, It switched from miles to kilos. My Ford Service Dept. tried to switch it back to miles by toggleing the odom buttons a certain way, but nothing changed. It went back to miles about a week later by itself.
Sounds like yours went from kilos to miles.
I never did like those LCD odoms I wish mine had a manuel odom.

post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-03, 06:12 AM
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-03, 11:17 PM
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Thanks, TJF. you're right!. Turns out 1mile = 1.61km so a vehicle with 141k miles reads about 227,000 km (but the odometer doesn't SAY km). Let me guess....1992 is the first year Ford F-series went digital, right?? The local Ford shop doesn't know how to fix this, but I haven't given up just yet...

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