Honda Accord goes 400,000 miles
In 1992 my father bought a new Honda Accord. He passed it on to me in 2001 after putting 285,000 miles on it. I thought it would blow up before I made it down the street but here I am still driving it in 2009 and making it to 400,000 miles. The question now is will it make it to 500,000?
DIY Odometer Reprogramming
A simple instructional video illustrating how to program your digital car odometer using simple electronics, a computer with a serial port, some soldering knowledge and an understanding of hexi-decimal programming. The instrument cluster swap swapped on this Toyota to one from a Lexus. The mileage on the new cluster must be corrected to match the mileage of the vehicle. For more information on the cluster swap, please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK-M9fvSGb0 Legal stuff: It is illegal to modify or roll back your odometer reading to misrepresent the true mileage of the vehicle without full disclosure to a potential purchaser of your vehicle. In this case, the cluster swap justified correcting the mileage back to the true mileage of the car and wasn't simply a roll back. LINK TO EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR ODOMETER DECODING: https://mega.nz/#!LkAh3RqR!iCOewuDWPV1gF-nF6eVWwPdFIuuuXsQInzQkIu1FII4 Most vehicles store their digital odometer reading on the instrument cluster on a re-writable EEPROM chip. Once the chip is located, it can be de-soldered from the board and connected to a computer's serial port where its data can be downloaded and manipulated. This will work for most vehicles that store the odometer reading in the cluster itself as opposed to the ECU. The data on the chip is coded in inverted hex values. Through experimentation, a pattern was observed that related the values to the digits on the odometer's digital display. The data is then edited and rewritten to the chip, which is then soldered to the odometer board and put back into the car. Full DIY writeup of the reprogramming here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/103-3rd-4th-generation-1992-1996-1997-200 1/782562-diy-odometer-reprogramming.html http://www.instructables.com/id/Odometer-Reprogramming/
1996 Toyota Tacoma 600,000 miles!
I bought this truck used with 33,000 miles on it. It still has the original engine, transmission, air conditioning, back brakes (yes back brakes!) water pump, Original K & N air filter. I change the oil every 5,000 miles sometimes I go well over 12,000 miles without an oil change and that's the truth! coz' I thought this truck wouldn't last any longer but it still goes so I think it's time I baby this truck and change the oil more often. NO additives were added to this engine like synthetic engine treatments. Why do I have so many miles people ask? Coz' I used to work as a messenger driver for a shipping company. Update: My back brakes were finally replaced at 624,517 miles. This truck is being maintained by my good friend and mechanic Tony at Glendora Auto. 676 E. San Bernardino Road, Covina CA 91723. 626-331-3100. You need an honest mechanic if you want your truck to last!!!