What's wrong with my odometer

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What's wrong with my odometer

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:26 pm

I have one of the really old 5-digit odometers and today it just turned over 80,000, and 90,000, and finally over again, repeating that 22 times in my 22 mile drive. So what the hell has happened to my odometer?

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:31 pm

It's an Alfa Romeo. You shouldn't even be asking :lol:

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:47 pm

I asked my dad and he said they(Palo Alto Speedometer) have tried to fix it before. :lol:

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:46 am

Bad case of Sarah Palin disease - it cuts out earlier than expected and nobody is really sure why or really cares why.
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby comingbackdown » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:49 am

Five digit odometers will reach a certain point, and then just sit and roll over for all eternity. Some roll back to nada, but I'm guessing something is up with this one.
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby 4onthefloor » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:41 pm

You drove through the time space continuum. Simple as that. Have Stephen Hawking take a look at it. He'll have it fixed in no time.
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby RITmusic2k » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:19 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Bad case of Sarah Palin disease - it cuts out earlier than expected and nobody is really sure why or really cares why.


And is clinically insane?

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby HerrFischermann » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:20 pm

It knows you're a ginger.

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby theholycow » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:27 pm

4onthefloor wrote:You drove through the time space continuum. Simple as that. Have Stephen Hawking take a look at it. He'll have it fixed in no time.

Damned wormholes.
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby Leedeth » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:31 pm

Lol you ginger, greatest insult ever.

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:46 pm

I guess now would be an okay time for an update. I replaced the whole speedometer unit and It's turned over from 67k to 68k and 69k no problem. Okay, so my car has 12k less miles than it used to, but who the f**k really cares on a car this old?

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:20 am

1974Alfa5spd wrote:I guess now would be an okay time for an update. I replaced the whole speedometer unit and It's turned over from 67k to 68k and 69k no problem. Okay, so my car has 12k less miles than it used to, but who the f**k really cares on a car this old?

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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby mtheis » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:23 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:NHTSA office of odometer fraud investigations has been alerted!

Yea but his vehicle is exempt because it's more than 10 years old.
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby theholycow » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 pm

mtheis wrote:Yea but his vehicle is exempt because it's more than 10 years old.
...and nobody expects an Italian car to have any particular items (including odometer) working anyway. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's wrong with my odometer

Postby mtheis » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:36 pm

:lol:
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