I know a fair bit about E38s in general but this one is beyond me I'm afraid...
I'm selling a 1997 E38 at the moment and a guy from Germany viewed it last week. He brought a laptop with him and connected it to the car, then claimed that the mileage had been manipulated. I was not there so my mate left him alone to look around the car, so I have no idea what this software was. He has since told me by email that the mileage is stored in 5 or 6 different places on an E38, but from my limited research on the net most things I have read say only 2 places.
Does anyone know for certain how many places the mileage is stored in? I suspect he is trying to blag me to get a lower price.
He also complained that the engine did not idle perfectly so he thinks there is something wrong with it. Now I would have thought that if his software can interrogate ECUs for mileage info, it would also be able to report on engine parameters and faults etc, no?
I realise that this info could be useful to someone trying to clock a car, so maybe a reply by PM to me would be better. If anyone suspects that I'm interested in clocking the car, Kevin Whittaker knows me and hopefully would vouch for me that this type of activity is not my thing (and my 728i has 208k on it )
Any help would be much appreciated.