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Posted by Joe Mazza on January 27, 2000 at 07:45:11:

In Reply to: Different Mileages between Trip Odometer and OBC posted by Ed on January 26, 2000 at 23:49:12:

I noticed the same thing on my E34 when I bought it. The dealer said the speedo was set to read slightly high to avoid liability for speeding tickets. In my case the speedo reads 2-3 mph higher than the OBC, which is dead on.

Since the speedo reads high, the ODO will also show a bit more than actual mileage.

Cheers,

Joe Mazza
'90 535i(m) 218K+ miles and still going strong...
'88 325 (m) 134K+ and going strong too...


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