Road warrior extrodinaire
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Home Sweet Home: Charlotte, NC
We understand perfectly what you're asking. There is no way to know exactly how many miles are on the car. You can estimate your mileage based on any previous records you may have kept of your travels or mileage per year, month, or tank of gas.
Take the mileage when the odo stopped working (currently displayed mileage) and add about 1,000 to 1,200 miles per month since it stopped working and you'll be at a pretty good estimation of the mileage on the car. To do this you have to know when the odo stopped working otherwise there is no way to even begin to estimate the mileage on the car.
No, the computer does not keep track of your mileage. The 1995 Tbird was built long before computers became so sophisticated and now keep track of EVERYTHING (You can be thankful for that). Modern car computers are now used in many undesirable ways to track your movements, speed, direction, braking, driving habits, g-forces (cornering and braking forces), etc.
The police, car companies, insurance companies and accident investigators now go for the computer first thing after any major or even minor accident to see exactly what you were doing at the time of impact. Or, they could use the data to deny warranty claims based on how you drove the car.
Beware of newer cars! Big brother is watching!
Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour
"There isn't that much difference anymore between spacecraft, aircraft and modern automobiles..." - Keith Henry, NASA's Langley Research Center
See a list of my real mods and pictures of my car HERE
. The true performance of my car was made possible by the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP
at Rob's Tire & Auto
Last edited by Trunk Monkey; 06-30-2011 at 11:05 AM.