Re: What happens if F250 is Driven with Speedo Disconnected
"StreetMedic" <zhyvaxxeSPAMMERJAMMER@comcast.net> wrote in message
> "Joe S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> First thing I do is run the a/c -- if anyone smoked in the vehicle, it'll
>> come out of the a/c. Then I check the interior to make certain knobs,
>> levers, etc. are in place. I figure if the previous owner didn't care
>> enough to replace the broken knob on an a/c control lever, or if a piece
>> of trim is broken off, he probably didn't care enough to do his scheduled
>> maintenance. The trashed interior could be the result of dog(s) or
>> kid(s) -- but a trashed interior could also indicate the previous owner
>> didn't give a damn about how he treated his truck.
> Good tips.
> Another trick I picked up years ago from a knowledgeable friend
> (although the OP's prospective vehicle was 65k miles, so it's a tougher
> judgement-call) was to look at the pedals, and see if the wear on them
> squares with the odometer's displayed mileage.
> I once looked at a Dodge sedan ( 2 years old, one owner, personal use)
> with "22k" miles on it, and the corners of the accelerator and brake
> pedals were worn smooth. That's an awful lot of foot-work for just over
> (ostensibly) 2 years on the road...
Something else I have heard of people doing, since you can't roll back
odometers anymore, or undo the speedo cable, is that I have heard of people
changing out the dashes on mechanical displays. It wont work with a digital
display, but on like my ford ranger which is a 2000, I can easily go to a
salvage yard and get an identical instument cluster that has considerable
lower miles on it, and swap mine out.