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post #1 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Why would an odometer read Zero?

Is there any valid reason for this?

I'm interested in a 360 Spider which the dealer says has 9k miles, but in photos, the odometer reads 0000. The carfax seems to support the dealer's contention, however, there's a long gap in carfax entries (which could occur for several reasons), and the car was owned in Montana (where roads are long and factory authorized Ferrari service centers are non-existent) for several years.

Would a PPI get to the bottom of this?

Your thoughts please??
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UM....whoops. I'd expect a new speedo or someone did a 'fix'. Don't know if the 360's had digital but that would seem easier than the mechanical to reset....but does warrant some explaining.

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UM....whoops. I'd expect a new spedo or someone did a 'fix'. Don't know if the 360's had digital but that would seem easier than the mechanical to reset....but does warrant some explaining.
The odometer IS digital on the 360.
Has the seller got an explanation? A weird fluke during the photo session?
It does warrant some sort of explanation if it's not a fluke. Maybe somebody got really creative with photoshop? Who knows - I've never noticed this, and I look at a LOT of pre-owned 360's.
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I'm guessing a new speedo fitted, which hasn't had its old mileage details cloned across using the SD2.

You cannot backwards clock a speedo (you'd need to re-write the EEPROM, Eric style...) i.e. really know what your doing.

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Most likely explanation is a new odometer.
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May be a silly question : on the picture can you read 000.0 (including the dot) ??
That would mean the picture was taken with the odometer set to partial distance.
Otherwise, a virgin odometer would diplay six characters : 000000
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If it has a dot as in 000.0 its the trip meter and not the actual odometer. The 360 odometer does NOT have a dot in it, it shows only full miles. What you are looking at is the trip meter that was reset by the pressing the buttons on the left side dashboard of the steering wheel (left side in US anyway, not sure on RHD cars).
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If it has a dot as in 000.0 its the trip meter and not the actual odometer. The 360 odometer does NOT have a dot in it, it shows only full miles. What you are looking at is the trip meter that was reset by the pressing the buttons on the left side dashboard of the steering wheel (left side in US anyway, not sure on RHD cars).
lol, your right! At my yearly motoring test once they actually wrote the TRIP distance down instead of the ODO figure. This was a nightmare to get corrected!

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I'll bet you're right! Likely the trip odometer was set to zero. It reads 000.0.

Thanks very much
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lol, your right! At my yearly motoring test once they actually wrote the TRIP distance down instead of the ODO figure. This was a nightmare to get corrected!
Lol. I'm guilty of answering the question without looking at the evidence.

Why would my rear view mirror show letters the correct way and not reversed?
:). A test.

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It's great we have Eric asking the right questions !
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Can't a mechanic hook up a SD2 and see what the true mileage is via the ECU?
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