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    #16
    Originally posted by george graves View Post
    I'm no layer, but the crime is the intent.

    BTW, my odo read 2500 miles or so. Come arrest me. ;)

    Oh - and you can do with without taking the needle off. All you need to do is wiggle out one of the gear axles(for the small row of gears) out enough to get some slack on the gears. Then you can roll them back - but you might have to desolder the motor or something to get there.
    I know there are probably other ways of doing it but I was going for the way that a person doesnt have to mess with the delicate gears or solder anything.
    450whp 524 lb-ft 1988 336ic In progress

    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=250709

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      #17
      That's cool. Very good how-to!
      Originally posted by Matt-B
      hey does anyone know anyone who gets upset and makes electronics?

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        #18
        i'm planning on doing this to my '91. The title says 211xxxmi and the odometer says 205xxxmi and is broken. i guess it'll just show my miles.
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          #19
          Originally posted by Need4Speed1299 View Post
          Nice write up, however this is VERY important to know when doing this.


          TAMPERING WITH THE ODOMETER IS A CRIME. You are required by law, when selling a car, to provide accurate odometer information. Even when doing an engine swap, the miles are on the chassis.


          http://www.odometertampering.com/

          HOWEVER.. in some places you can swap an odometer with another one, and adjust the odometer back to where its supposed to be.
          yes, but I think this is the key point that you may have missed:

          with intent to defraud
          Build thread

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            #20
            ok enough commentary on legalities. lets see the vdo writeup!

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              #21
              Originally posted by browntown View Post
              ok enough commentary on legalities. lets see the vdo writeup!

              VDO writeup will be added to the original post by the weekend. Once again my way of doing it is the least intrusive in my opinion. Thanks for the support on the thread!
              Last edited by RagtopE30; 01-05-2011, 05:23 PM.
              450whp 524 lb-ft 1988 336ic In progress

              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=250709

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                #22
                Sorry for the delay on the VDO gauge. Due to weather conditions (SNOW) I am unable to get to my storage unit where the VDO gauge resides. As soon as I am able to retrieve it I will add the DIY on the VDO. Thanks for the understanding and patience!
                450whp 524 lb-ft 1988 336ic In progress

                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=250709

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                  #23
                  OMG where are the R3V cops when you need em..LOL
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                    #24
                    Great write up!
                    (OO=[][]=OO) 1990 325i

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                      #25
                      Ha, I didn't think anyone else was doing this method. When changing out gears for people I update the odo to near-actual reading. Crime?
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                        #26
                        Nice write up! I wish this was around when I swapped out speedometers about 8 months ago. I had to match mileage (in this case kilometers) and I just kinda forced the numbers past the "keepers" to make the adjustment.
                        Last edited by Dirtboy; 02-21-2011, 05:35 AM.

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                          #27
                          thanks for posting

                          i did it... :)
                          Last edited by beybedba; 02-24-2011, 09:13 PM.

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                            #28
                            Very Nice^^ I hope this write up made it easier for you to complete!
                            450whp 524 lb-ft 1988 336ic In progress

                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=250709

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                              #29
                              Great. Now there will be a shitload of low mileage E30's for sale now. Good info here for those who want to update to their actual mileage on engine or chassis or whatever.
                              "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                              85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                              88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                              89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                              91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
                                Great. Now there will be a shitload of low mileage E30's for sale now.
                                Of course, Barry! BTW, I have a '92 M-Tech convertible for sale with only 15 original miles for sale...$45,000 obo....

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