Odometer going ten times too fast

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Re: Odometer going ten times too fast

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Oldiebut goodie wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 09:31
DVLA don't care - it is not a legal requirement just a guide for future purchasers of a vehicle.( It is an offence to doctor the reading of one though)  AFAIK an odometer isn't a requirement under Construction and Use and Type Approval regs. either, only a speedometer.
( Sarran doesn't have DVLA in France, they have their own nightmares over there)

Thanks very much Oldiebut. That's another thing not to worry about then. Now I just need to get a feel for what speed I am doing without relying on instrumentation. Feel the force Luke!
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Hello OBG,
Oldiebut goodie wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 09:31

DVLA don't care -
( Sarran doesn't have DVLA in France, they have their own nightmares over there)

you are not wrong there...... :roll:

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Chromey wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 09:37
Oldiebut goodie wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 09:31
DVLA don't care - it is not a legal requirement just a guide for future purchasers of a vehicle.( It is an offence to doctor the reading of one though)  AFAIK an odometer isn't a requirement under Construction and Use and Type Approval regs. either, only a speedometer.
( Sarran doesn't have DVLA in France, they have their own nightmares over there)

Thanks very much Oldiebut. That's another thing not to worry about then. Now I just need to get a feel for what speed I am doing without relying on instrumentation. Feel the force Luke!

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Are there not any of those handy free road side speed checkers in your village ? 
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Mocki wrote:
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Are there not any of those handy free road side speed checkers in your village ? 
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Does anyone know the difference between an 85mph dial and a 100mph dial? i.e. When and on what models were they originally produced for? I have an 85mph dial, which runs about 10mph too quick, so would love to know whether it is the wrong clock for my 1983 Vanagon. Thanks for all of your help - gratefully appreciated.
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Chromey wrote:Does anyone know the difference between an 85mph dial and a 100mph dial? i.e. When and on what models were they originally produced for? I have an 85mph dial, which runs about 10mph too quick, so would love to know whether it is the wrong clock for my 1983 Vanagon. Thanks for all of your help - gratefully appreciated.
I'd say about 15mph

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pkrboo wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 09:21
Chromey wrote: Does anyone know the difference between an 85mph dial and a 100mph dial? i.e. When and on what models were they originally produced for? I have an 85mph dial, which runs about 10mph too quick, so would love to know whether it is the wrong clock for my 1983 Vanagon. Thanks for all of your help - gratefully appreciated.
I'd say about 15mph

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Chromey wrote:
pkrboo wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 09:21
Chromey wrote: Does anyone know the difference between an 85mph dial and a 100mph dial? i.e. When and on what models were they originally produced for? I have an 85mph dial, which runs about 10mph too quick, so would love to know whether it is the wrong clock for my 1983 Vanagon. Thanks for all of your help - gratefully appreciated.
I'd say about 15mph

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I reckon the 85mph must just be a lower spec model.

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Think its USA spec with 85mph speedo
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pkrboo wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 19:20
Chromey wrote:
pkrboo wrote:
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I'd say about 15mph

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I reckon the 85mph must just be a lower spec model.

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Cobra88 wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 19:46
Think its USA spec with 85mph speedo

Thanks very much. That makes sense. Mine was imported from California.
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Did you ever sort this?

Being late to the party, as always...
I thought that I would throw in my input.

I am not sure why a USA spec speedometer with 805 on it would register any different to a UK spec speedometer with 805 on it.

From my understanding, 805 is more or less the "typical" speedo figure for a van fitted with standard 14" rims and standard 185w 85/14 commercial tyres.

So there can only be two answers.
The USA speedometer drive is faulty...
Or you have much bigger wheels and tyres fitted.

As far as I am aware, USA miles are the same size as UK miles. Even though they cannot measure gallons.
Tee hee.

Now then - as for the 99,999 miles limit.
We are talking very old technology, so very few vehicles were expected to last 100,000 miles before the engine became buggered, or the body shell rotted away.

Early vans had the 99,999 limit and then rolled back to 0.
Mine has 129,000 on it.

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Talking to a mate from USA on messenger a lot of mid to late 80s California market cars had 85mph speedos.

maybe the Vanagon too.

you could ask on the samba forum
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