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#535987 Bad Day Dog Walking

Posted by MartynS on 29 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

Is that the car adam or just some guy who gives you piggybacks?

#534188 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 24 October 2015 - 04:52 PM

Interesting point, maybe by driving around with mcdonalds trays under our rear wheels and the handbrake on we'll improve efficiency!

#530273 Hitchhiker

Posted by MartynS on 09 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

I wonder how much difference they make to the balance?

#530070 Hitchhiker

Posted by MartynS on 08 October 2015 - 10:58 PM

Maybe it was a hamster in a past life!  It's always interesting when they get on the bodywork, either they work their way up through all the suspension parts or a bird drops them there.

#514926 Dash Cam Recommendations?

Posted by MartynS on 23 August 2015 - 03:21 PM

I have the wide angle mobius and my dad has the nextbase 402g.  Both are good quality, however if you pause a video recorded with the nextbase you can read numberplates of vehicles coming towards you (I'm sure I've seen it where both us and them were doing over 40-50mph) but with the mobius it's just a blur.  You can make them out on parked cars when you're doing 30mph, but that seems to be about the limit.  The lens on the mobius is a lot wider than the nextbase despite having a smaller angle (131 vs 140) and is very fish-eyed.  For reference in my Fiesta it can see the entire windscreen and both of the small triangular side windows in front of the doors, the nextbase in my dads Focus can't see more than about 2/3 of the windscreen.  The mobius is more compact as it doesn't have the screen, but at the same time doesn't have features such as speed/gps recording and the ability to automatically 'protect' a recording to prevent it being overwritten in the case of an accident.  You can press the mode button on it though to protect a recording manually.

#514652 Dashboard Rattle

Posted by MartynS on 22 August 2015 - 06:59 PM

Same problem here, though mine happens whether the car is hot or cold.  I was originally convinced it had something to do with the clutch pedal as the creak changes pitch as I move it, but it only happens when the engine is running and in gear.  The switch behind the pedal that tells the car if it's pressed or not also creaks a little bit but that's unrelated lol.  As said above though, it also happens when accelerating and lifting off which sort of rules out being the pedal itself.  I mentioned it to the dealer at it's first service last year but they didn't find anything (apparently they greased the pedal just in case though).


Edit: found a post I made about it a while back: http://www.fordowner...k-from-footwell

#514649 Mobius Dashcam (on 24/7)

Posted by MartynS on 22 August 2015 - 06:48 PM

Yeh it's just long enough to let the camera shutdown and save the current recording properly, you have to set the power off option to immediate when using the capacitor.  It apparently holds enough charge to keep the clock going for 7-10 days too after that which is useful.

#514648 Word Game

Posted by MartynS on 22 August 2015 - 06:45 PM

Ground Control

#513716 Ford Etis

Posted by MartynS on 19 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

That's normal, I believe the bluetooth thing refers to the original pre-sync bluetooth feature which is of course not present.  Mine also says less bluetooth and voice control modules (or something along those lines).  There should be some mention of ICE in there, the Sony DAB one for example uses the word 'branded' in the description.

#509473 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by MartynS on 05 August 2015 - 09:35 PM


Same here :). We've got a good range of different jobs on here.

Another one for the software developers list.  What is it with us and owning ST's lol?

#509469 Piggy-back Fuses

Posted by MartynS on 05 August 2015 - 09:33 PM

I'm thinking of getting a dashcam (mobius) and hardwiring it but was wondering:


1. How safe are piggy-back fuses?  Fitted one way round it makes it possible to draw more current through the car wiring than originally intended (up to the sum of the two fuses), while fitted the other way round although the total current can't increase as both circuits first go through the original fuse it reduces whats available to the main circuit by whatever the other one takes.  Neither sound ideal!


2. What are the warranty and insurance implications?  I can't see DIY modifications to the fusebox going down well with ford or the insurance company!

#506688 Spot The Poor German Car!

Posted by MartynS on 27 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

I saw a great one earlier, a BMW with a numberplate ending in VXL :lol:

#504858 Where Is The Throttle Switch In The Engine Bay?

Posted by MartynS on 21 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

Brick on the pedal? :D

#501129 Foc Font

Posted by MartynS on 07 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

It's 'Ethnocentric' :)

#499820 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by MartynS on 01 July 2015 - 09:51 PM

Love it!  It always looks so much fun driving old cars like that around and smashing them up.