Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:57 pm
Robin H wrote:does your car have any sort of a speed de-limiter fitted to it ?????
if not I would be interesting to see if your car can go above 180kmph
the only reason I say this is I have the same problem on my Altezza (it's been like this for years just modifying has gotten in the way of me fixing it lol ) and I know that my car goes way over what it's limited to and I have nothing fitted to mine as far as I know ( the car had this problem when I brought it )
I've been wondering for some time know if there's away they can frig it through the clock so the speed limiter doesn't work,
As for the garage clocking it I can't see why they would do that after the car has been sold and the new owner seeing the working clock read out
Robin, wouldn't yours of had a MPH conversion done? think they may have messed up the calibration...
Over here we use Km/h so the only reason garages go near the gauges is to clock them back before advertising them as "fresh" imports.... unfortunately it is still going on in this country, was a case there recently where a garage were caught out ... see below
It is estimated that as many as 20 per cent of these cars will have been clocked. The ODCA is now taking the problem seriously. Following the conviction of a Dublin dealer for selling a car that had had its odometer reading reduced by almost 30,000 miles, the Director of Consumer Affairs, Ann Fitzgerald, said: "I am pleased that the judge convicted Suburban Autos. The company is lucky that it was only required to pay a total of €1,500 including costs and expenses. If the offence had occurred after July 2005, the maximum fine would have been €3,000."