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Thread: trip meter versus total km/mileage - difference?

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    Default trip meter versus total km/mileage - difference?

    I was quite surprised to see a difference between both when I filled up the tank. According to the km (left) the car drove 554 km, according to the trip meter on the right it was 520 km. ??? I didn't write down my fuel consumption before so they could be off for some time.

    For Prime I know the trip meter is prone to die. I don't feel like spending $500+ for a new one or $50 for a used one which fails again.

    So what to do? Take it out? Cover it? Neglect it? A luxury problem I know...

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    Both meters are electronically controlled, right? As the meters also tend to suffer from capacitor leakage maybe there's a relation? (Note that I'm mostly guessing here).
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    The caps on the instrument cluster have been replaced (maybe the only car in Switzerland ). Not sure if there are any caps within the trip meter, I guess that no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heineken View Post
    Both meters are electronically controlled, right? As the meters also tend to suffer from capacitor leakage maybe there's a relation? (Note that I'm mostly guessing here).
    Hi Heineken, off topic, but you weren't driving round the M25 onto the A3 around 11 yesterday? I'm sure I saw an NSX with a number plate that looked just like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelWatson View Post
    Hi Heineken, off topic, but you weren't driving round the M25 onto the A3 around 11 yesterday? I'm sure I saw an NSX with a number plate that looked just like yours.
    Not very likely as my NSX has not touched British soil yet. Might be worth a trip though as it's the easiest way to reach RHD traffic from Germany
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