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My truck will never see 400000 Km

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by chicken bones, May 6, 2020.

  1. chicken bones

    chicken bones Docker

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    I was a little bummed out that my Truck will never see 400000 km or more . Trucks in a time warp just keeps repeating ?

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    Mine's the same way. Rolled over twice before I got it(that I know of), it rolled over once for me a couple years back, and now I'm 1/3 of the way to the next rollover...
     
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    Read somewhere that the far left digit is actually missing the two vertical elements on the left that are needed to display anything above 3. So it physically can't display higher.

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    This was a deliberate thing done by Ford for no logical reason that I can think of, all digit segments are paralleled together (all too segments are connected to one wire, all right top segments are connected to one wire ect...)

    So Ford deliberately got the LCD made with the last upper left segment unhooked so the odometer could never read over 400k. Just to note also it wouldn't of cost them any money to have the segment and the program in the PSOM changed to read up to 999k.

    Also for us Canadian guys this roll over happens 60% faster being in km/h than mp/h.
     
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    Yes, but you guys get speedos that go to 110mph. Not that I'd ever go that fast but @Thewespaul might find it handy on his trips to no-mans land. I'm still looking for the elusive lightning speedo and psom just for fun.
     
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    I kind of doubt it. I'll bet that he'd peg that one too.
     
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    400000km.

    What is that?

    Like... 600 miles?

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    I'm just impressed by how clean that cluster looks..

    Mine has tiny scratches and crazing, and dust..
     
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    Yes, its clean and it all works with lights. Thanks to Cluster Fix. As for KM to Miles you guys must be using the dollar conversion, that would be 248548.477 miles.just getting broken in.
     
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    I found this video a while back, this guy takes the cluster apart and shows you exactly why they'll never show 400k.

     
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    This one just rolled over 400k for the second time for my customer, getting it back on the road after 12 years sitting. 01A7A7D2-70CD-44CD-A6C8-23242417A1C9.jpeg
     
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    So 500k in ~15 yrs. That’s a lot of seat time. Close to 100 miles every single day for 15yrs. And he got a cool state issue license plate too.


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    Somebody spent a lot of time in it, don’t see these in trucks anymore... image.jpg
     
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    I haven't seen one of those for 20 years or better.
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Does it still work? I mean, have service work, not just power on.
     
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