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    Default Has my car been clocked?

    Hi,

    Been using OPCOM today and having a poke around. I noticed the recorded mileage on the engine ECU is 309,000km which translates to roughly 190,000 miles. However. The dash is saying 141,000 miles.

    Could the car have had a new engine ECU in its life to cause this? I thought if it was coded to the car it would either update the mileage or erase the old from the engine ECU.

    Cheers.

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    Go to this site and put in some details and you an check your MOT history back to 2005 and you will be able to see the recorded mileage aswell: http://motinfo.direct.gov.uk/interne...ry-Request.jsp

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Go to this site and put in some details and you an check your MOT history back to 2005 and you will be able to see the recorded mileage aswell: http://motinfo.direct.gov.uk/interne...ry-Request.jsp

    HTH
    All appears normal, however it does seem to have done very small mileage increases between MOT's. Hmm. Maybe time to call the dealer. He was talking to me about someone he knows about clocking cars.

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    What about the service book? You could check that and if its stamped up you could phone where it was done to confirm the mileages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    What about the service book? You could check that and if its stamped up you could phone where it was done to confirm the mileages.
    Hadn't thought about that, I'll have a look tomorrow. Too cold to go out again now.

    Cheers.

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    Once you've looked at the service book, start to phone those who stamped the book.

    Service books can be had on the net, so to can dealer stamps. What's inportant is any paperwork that can back up the stamps.

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    I've looked again. The car was serviced roughly every year.

    1) 27.09.2004 31,209 miles Dane County Winsford
    2) 20.06.2005 59,792 miles Arnold Clark
    3) 13.04.2006 90,690 miles Arnold Clark Automobiles LTD
    4) 29.11.2007 112,373 miles Arnold Clark Automobiles LTD
    5) 17.07.2008 119,941 miles Lookers Vauxhall Agents
    6) 09.06.2009 126,244 miles Lookers Vauxhall Agents

    Then nothing till I got the car this year. Apparently it was serviced before I got it, but it just wasn't. So I did it.

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    Theres been a couple of well documented incidents of Clocking on here in the last few months, Derek Mc and hoochydady both found there cars were clocked and got payouts of certain descriptions, both found out theirs were clocked due to the KM/M discrepancies. looking at your case I think its most obvious it may have happened between the 2007 and 2009 services. Did it have a new owner between these, or just before these services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Theres been a couple of well documented incidents of Clocking on here in the last few months, Derek Mc and hoochydady both found there cars were clocked and got payouts of certain descriptions, both found out theirs were clocked due to the KM/M discrepancies. looking at your case I think its most obvious it may have happened between the 2007 and 2009 services. Did it have a new owner between these, or just before these services?
    I have no idea. The garage went from Arnold Clark to Lookers. Arnold Clark was in Winsford and Lookers in Manchester. Not that far apart really. I guess that could mean a change in ownership.

    Is there any way to find out the ownership history?

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    Thinking about it, where would I go from here? All I can prove is the mileages don't add up. But I only have a rough idea of when it was done.

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