Author Topic: How many original miles has your inter really done?  (Read 1592 times)

Offline 4x4-581

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How many original miles has your inter really done?
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:31:01 PM »
Was picking some parts up today off a bloke when i told him my steering balls have rusted out and need new ones, told him 17000miles. In response to that he told me that it was common the odometers were changed when a new motor was installed.

My mk3 has a reco motor so it sounds correct.        Whats everyones thoughts?

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Re: How many original miles has your inter really done?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 04:52:06 PM »
The speedometers were changed as a rule when the vehicle had a base overhaul. This meant the truck was disassembled and rebuilt. That is when they came out with zero on the clock again. If an engine was changed because it was worn or cooked etc then all else would be left alone unless faulty. A plaque was usually affixed  when a truck had a base O/H. The rust you speak of is probably as a result of lack of use, a truck that was used often would be unlikely to suffer that problem.

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Re: How many original miles has your inter really done?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 09:00:00 AM »
4600 +. The spare is still new and the id plates and modification strike plates are in very good condition. There are a number of other things pointing to a low mileage.
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Re: How many original miles has your inter really done?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 11:12:36 PM »
Was picking some parts up today off a bloke when i told him my steering balls have rusted out and need new ones, told him 17000miles. In response to that he told me that it was common the odometers were changed when a new motor was installed.

My mk3 has a reco motor so it sounds correct.        Whats everyones thoughts?
I hope my balls never rust out!