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Mileage difference from cluster to ECU

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Icey, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Icey
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Hi all
    My manager has an audi a4 and just got a cable from the states.
    i have done some mods and on auto scan it comes up the vin number and mileage ok as on dash.
    now when I access the Application tab on VCDS. And read mileage from EcU it comes up nearly 10k more.
    From 73331 to 83kish.

    does that mean it's been clocked ? I know it's 5% but that is more than 10% actually.


    Thanks for your help
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    Anyone ?
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    Looks that way
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    Do old MOTs add up and maybe check vosa website
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    on mune it comes up in kilometers so looks more as the clocks are in miles
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    I've always seen slight differences on most cars i've worked on. some in the hundreds most in tens. Not as much as that though
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    [Mar 30, 2014]
    probably been clocked in between mot's even though there is usually a slight difference between ecu and dash .
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    [Mar 31, 2014]
    When I read the ecu in vcds it comes up as mk and miles so there is no confusion of miles or km's
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    [Mar 31, 2014]
    Mine is massively different too. I've been meaning to look into but I haven't been that concerned.

    One reason is because when I scanned a neighbours car for fault codes there was one that had been logged with a date prior to when the car was built. It didn't give me a lot of confidence in the data in the ECU.
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    [Mar 31, 2014]
    Its not hard to correct mileage in both ecu and clocks, maybe its had a replacement ecu in the past? Either that or whoever clocked it was just lazy. That mileage difference indicates either clocking or a previous failure for sure.
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    I've had my car since new so I can assure you it's not been clocked.
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    [Mar 31, 2014]
    What I was told is that the clock mileage is not that accurate! mine is the same.
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    Where and how much would it cost to have e mileage corrected ?
    We are not trying any illegal stuff to do just so both mileage add up.
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    So the ECU mileage is more accurate? Any way to calibrate the clocks to the ECU?
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    £70-150 depending on where you are based. type in mileage correction into google and a whole load will come up.
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