Re: [DML] Odometer removal legality
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Re: [DML] Odometer removal legality

On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:09:35 -0500, jtrealtywebspannet  
<jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The car cannot pass inspection without an odometer. How will you sell it  
> and put the mileage on the Title? How will you know when to change the  
> motor oil? If you tamper with or change the mileage you are supposed to  
> have a sticker on the driver's door jamb indicating what was done and  
> when. Some States are more sensitve about this that others. One of the  
> biggest reasons is the potential for fraud. Turning back or modifying  
> the mileage can have a BIG affect on the value of a car. In New Jersey  
> you can get a Historic or Collector license and no longer are subject to  
> inspection. Even with that they STILL want to see a working odometer so  
> they can see you are not exceeding the mileage limitations for the  
> exemption.

Well, I'll know when to change the oil because I'll have my unofficial  
digital odometer.

My thought was that it would be easier to claim "no odometer" than to  
claim my homebrew digital odometer is a legally valid device.

But you do have a point on the mileage limitations of collector titles and  
collector insurance.  However, I currently have no limits, and I really  
never intend to sell the car.  If for some reason I did, I suppose I would  
reinstall the original odometer and sign something stating that the  
odometer was no longer accurate.

I guess I'll call the BMV.

But surely, there are other people out there who have created custom  
instrument panels for road-legal cars, right?

-Mike C


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