Odometer Correction: Permanent Solution?
I am looking for a permanent solution instead of calculating my odometer reading every time I fill up with gas. A young guy I know wants to buy my truck but needs to convince his parents to help with the finances but they are scared of bad MPG. They know next to nothing about anything automotive so I am trying to correct the odometer to make things simple for them. Before anyone suggests it, I have searched these sites with no luck on a permanent solution: R-F.com, TRS.com, and the Google machine.
I have a 2003 4.0 FX4 with the factory 8.8 28 spline axle. Originally had 4.10s and 245/70-16 aka 29.5 inch tires. I also have the X-Cal2
Since 2006 I have had 33s on the truck MT Baja MTZs and recently Good Year Duratracs.
I recently re-geared my truck to 4.56s.
In both cases the X-Cal2 corrected the speedometer but left the odometer untouched.
How do I know?
I am a stickler for checking MPG every time I fill up and after the larger tires MPG when down the same % tire size went up. Same with the gear swap, MPG went down the same % that gear ratio changed. This must to be due to the odometer turning slower in each case.
How do I correct my odometer to read actual miles?
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