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Reversing and the odometer

  • 11-04-2013 6:51pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,930 galwayjohn89


    Random question, but when you reverse does it increase the odometer?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,192 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978


    Any modern car with an electrically driven speedo will increase the odo reading in reverse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,649 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    ferris bueller proved that it doesn't work.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,930 galwayjohn89


    But for older cars without electrical speedos etc?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,597 WIZE


    Put your car up on Bricks and check it out


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,007 ✭✭✭ bmwguy


    The speedometer in my car has stopped working intermittently and the odometer doesnt count the miles when this happens. I'm inadvertantly clocking my own car every day...pity its worth very little!!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,930 galwayjohn89


    WIZE wrote: »
    Put your car up on Bricks and check it out

    I am sort of tempted to reverse around for a bit to see what happens!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,449 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Vuzuggu wrote: »
    I am sort of tempted to reverse around for a bit to see what happens!

    You'll get a pain in your neck, that's what'll happen


  • Registered Users Posts: 977 Wheelnut


    Vuzuggu wrote: »
    I am sort of tempted to reverse around for a bit to see what happens!

    You will only need to reverse 1/10 of a mile (176 yards) or* 1/10 of a kilometre (100 metres) to see what happens. I think it will increase.

    *depends on age of car whether it's got miles or kilometres.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,930 galwayjohn89


    Wheelnut wrote: »
    You will only need to reverse 1/10 of a mile (176 yards) or* 1/10 of a kilometre (100 metres) to see what happens. I think it will increase.

    *depends on age of car whether it's got miles or kilometres.

    It's a 99 Daewoo with the way they're built I wouldn't be surprised if it rolled back the miles!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,563 ✭✭✭ tossy


    Make sure she's topped up with reversing fluid before any prolonged reversing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37 Innov


    An odometer will still count while driving in reverse but only slightly. That’s because only a very skilled driver will be able to drive long distances in reverse. As such, the miles counted in your odometer when you are going in reverse form only a tiny part of your car’s total mileage.

    Hope this helps :)



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    8 years later, I doubt anyone cares.



  • Registered Users Posts: 49,999 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Well I've been waiting 8 years for the answer, I can sleep alot easier tonight...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭ DavyD_83


    I'm still not convinced it doesn't work



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