just thought i'd ask if anyone has used Fiat ECU Scan (or the Alfa equivalent) and found that the ECU stored mileage is different to the odometer on the dash?
we bought our Doblo (1.9 JTD ELX) from a garage dealership in 2006 with 54,000 miles on the dashboard odometer.
it now has 109,986 miles indicated.
due to a problem with a misfire after rebuilding the engine,
Technical: 2002 Doblo 1.9 JTD 8v misfire after rebuild - The FIAT Forum
i bought a cheap OBD cable off ebay and used the excellent Fiat ECU Scan to check for errors.
whilst in there poking around i found the mileage stored in the ECU,
201,561 km = 124,967 miles.
odometer reads 109,986 miles.
a difference of 14,981 miles.
so, could our doblo have been 'clocked', altered?
during the rebuild, i also found that non-matching valves were used in the cylinders.
which seems to suggest previous extensive damage, followed by engine rebuild work (timing belt?).
yet when we bought it, the garage said it was FSH and no work carried out "as far as we know...".
previous owner (from new) said 'never had a problem'...
obviously 'someone' had done 'something' but no-one is owning up.
anyway, maybe i should get back to the stripdown instead of putting it off by posting updates!
thanks for reading (if you got this far!)