Miles rolled back ? New "to me" truck, and mileage doesn't match.

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  1. Semidumper

    Semidumper Bobtail Member

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    Bought a semi truck 2007 Freightliner Columbia so the truck shows around 760,000 miles it’s got a cat 15 acer

    But when I checked my elogs HOA that my company provides for owners it says miles 1.4M 16,000 hours

    Story of the truck is it sat in a barn from 2011 until now and I can of believe that because it had green patches on the frame from sitting long time and a lot of dust came out from the fan when I turned it the ac on first time


    Any idea is the miles are rolled back ? Or engine swapped ?
     
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  3. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    All the info you need to know is sitting in that cat computer.
     
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  4. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    16000 is way to low for 1.4 million miles.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    All i know is thats one fast rig. Lifetime average speed of 87mph
     
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  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    If you've reading the 700k+ on the digital odometer, then the digital display was likely replaced. I worked for a company that had Columbias as spare trucks and the ECM miles and the digital odometer miles didn't match on most of them. Not sure why Freightliner made it so it didn't get the display mileage from the ECM, but if you try to figure out why Freightliner does most things, you'll go crazy long before you figure it out.
     
  7. Semidumper

    Semidumper Bobtail Member

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  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Used truck stories? :laughing-guffaw:Go with your gut feeling, you'd know if a truck sat in a barn for 10 years. Dust and mold can happen in a year. I'd go with the 1.4 mil, and was recently mothballed. If you didn't pay too much, shouldn't be a problem, still good a money maker.
     
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  9. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    And that’s not even allowing any parked idle time or rush hour traffic
    That’s 87 mph for the entire run time

    Could this be a kilometer issue and not miles?
     
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  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    How does it feel when driving? Unless it had a lot of new suspension parts put on you should be able to tell the difference between 700k and 1.4m
     
  11. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Road Train Member

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    Not really. I'd bet half my salary on "to cut costs"
     
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