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Old May 11th, 2010, 22:43   #1
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Default maxed out at 621358 miles, 1 gigameter limit?

Okay, here it is... quite possibly the highest mileage 2003 I've ever seen... and the odo is stuck here, trip still works... tracking mileage with the 2000 mile marks on the trip odo.



sorry for the large photo... hopefully it will show up correctly...
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Any ideas on making it move again? already tried vagtacho and vagcom methods...

oh and a gigameter is the getting close to the diameter of the sun... and a million kilometers or... 10^9

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Old May 11th, 2010, 22:49   #2
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Wow. That is pretty awesome. You should still have about 12 -13 miles left before the 1,000,000 km mark. How many miles of those are yours?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 22:51   #3
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it's actually closer to 650,000 miles ( a little over...) the trip odo is mine since sunday.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 22:53   #4
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The coolest thing about that is over 600,000 miles it likely used less than 13,800 gallons of fuel. $40,000 of diesel at today price.

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Old May 11th, 2010, 22:54   #5
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you should tell vw and maybe they'll put in in their museum one day. At least they may want to give you a better odometer that can count higher like this guys's 240D that got 4.6 million KM.

http://www.expatica.com/de/news/loca...ck--12033.html
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Old May 11th, 2010, 23:05   #6
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it's actually closer to 650,000 miles ( a little over...) the trip odo is mine since sunday.
I was just thinking a 1,000,000 KM = 621,371.192 miles so your odo should have gone a bit higher before it stopped at 999,999 km.


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Old May 11th, 2010, 23:11   #7
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I'll have to do a scan again and look at the actual value stored...

at least the trip odo works.

now does this constitute beyond mechanical limits?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 23:30   #8
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you should tell vw and maybe they'll put in in their museum one day. At least they may want to give you a better odometer that can count higher like this guys's 240D that got 4.6 million KM.

http://www.expatica.com/de/news/loca...ck--12033.html
3 engine rebuilds plus original *(thats if it was still original when he got it at 500K) but even it was 4 engines thats still way impressive 1.15Million KM / engine
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Old May 12th, 2010, 00:03   #9
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It's gotta be a VW thing, my 95 went from 299,999kms back to zero...
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Old May 12th, 2010, 04:33   #10
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That was an A3 thing, not a VW thi....ummm....idiosyncracy, that's a better word.
A VW Thing would be the Kubelwagen

The B4 of the same era don't revert back to zero after 300,000 units (miles in the USelessA, Km in Canukistan apparently) the way the A3 do.

Still, the coincidence of 621,000 miles being so close to a million Km is enough to make the association plausible.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:54   #12
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you should tell vw and maybe they'll put in in their museum one day. At least they may want to give you a better odometer that can count higher like this guys's 240D that got 4.6 million KM.

http://www.expatica.com/de/news/loca...ck--12033.html
I happen to own a 240D, and I can assure you the tachometer does not go to 4.6 million kilometers. As a matter of fact, the odometer/speedometer has broken two times. It fails far more often than the engine, which is still running strong. We have lost track of mileage though. It is somewhere between 400K-500K miles, I presume.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:04   #13
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what about the P1800? now thats a great ride worth putting that many miles on
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mmm... that would be nice
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Old August 26th, 2010, 10:58   #15
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If I recode to read KM (canada) in the instrument cluster it reads all 9's (999,999)
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