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I have recently replaced the engine in my MY99 ml320, Is there any way to reset the odometer to reflect the mileage on the the new engine
 

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teflon_don said:
I have recently replaced the engine in my MY99 ml320, Is there any way to reset the odometer to reflect the mileage on the the new engine
I am sure it is possible, but it is illegal in the USA and other parts of the world. Just do basic math, for example mileage on car before new engine (150,000) just write it down, then when you want the mileage on the new engine (let say 170,000), the new engine mileage is 20,000. Also Mercedes-Benz has a free high mileage award program which setting your odometer back will not help you get the award.
 

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the dealeree software, yes...

The official MB diaognostic software does have the ability to reset the odometer - for instance a replacement odometer shows zero, can be corrected to relfect milage from old/bad odometer.

Depending on area, a rest may or may not be illegal...
 

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teflon_don said:
I have recently replaced the engine in my MY99 ml320, Is there any way to reset the odometer to reflect the mileage on the the new engine
However it would be nice if cars came with a real engine clock, how about the time the engine is running at stop lights and etc. I believe airplanes have them.
 

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Mileage on the engine may be lower, but mileage on various other components in the car still remain the same.
 

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In fact, many newer GM cars have an "Engine Clock". I had a 2003 Silverado which showed the mileage, and the "Engine hours" on the display. My 2007 Cadillac SRX also has this "Engine Hours" display. Very unique.

By the way, I owned a car dealership for about 3 or 4 years and resetting your odometer is extremely illegal. Not only that, but your car could eventually be issued a salvage title, or a "mileage unknown" title, which would totally distroy all of your resale value if you ever try to sell it. It is very hard to sell a car with a damaged title, due mostly to the fact that almost all banks will not loan money for a vehicle with a "tampered odometer", or damaged title. On a 1999 vehicle, resetting your odometer is the absolute worst thing you could possibly do. You will open up doors you will regret later.

Just my 2 cents.... By the way, how much did it cost to replace that engine?

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A friend of mine bought a used ML, and it had low mileage respectively to its year model, taking it to the offical MB dealer, they were able to retrieve the orginal number which was nearly double the current one.
 
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