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Phil 87

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#437402 Will It Do It?

Posted by Phil 87 on 17 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Voted no but not cos it's a Ford. More because Ford design the trip computer to make you think you have more miles left than you do, then under 100 miles to go it reduces by 2 miles for every mile you travel lol.




#437374 Stupid Question Time - Usb Adapters

Posted by Phil 87 on 17 December 2014 - 09:14 AM

Any USB adapter will be fine. The "U" means universal, and that's how they're designed - any USB charger will charge any device with a USB connection I think. There might be some exceptions but the Mobius should work with anything. However I would get red of that double adapter thing and get something like this: http://www.amazon.co...eywords=12v usb

 

Matt is right about the Mobius going into PC mode when connected to the car USB, which is why it won't record automatically when connected to that port. However the batteries are actually Li-Po which are cheaper than Li-Ion and only last about 80 minutes, not to mention you have to take apart the camera to replace the battery, so swapping batteries is not a good idea. Just keep it plugged in all the time so it records automatically when ignition is on.

 

And I've heard Li-Ion batteries prefer to be charged frequently, and it's completely discharging and recharging them that kills them. I could be wrong of course.




#437369 Upgrade Fiesta Or Sell For Focus?

Posted by Phil 87 on 17 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

I voted Focus ST because it sounds like you'll need a bigger car. I would have added another option though, if you're planning to get the Focus on a PCP or something like that, you could get a Fiesta ST as an interim and then trade up to a Focus ST when you need it.

 

The only problem there is you'll probably love the Fiesta ST too much to trade it in lol, although I'm sure it's the same with your Metal.




#436935 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Phil 87 on 15 December 2014 - 02:17 PM

I'll be honest I haven't taken it out on unlit country roads just yet, but the street lighting around here is shocking, it lights the trees up perfect mind you, so I often have my full beam on (when there's no other cars around) late at night just so I can see the odd drunk pedestrian staggering around close to the road etc
I had my husband (software engineer) set it up as tbh none of it made any sense to me, I'm a complete technophobe in that respect lol

 

I'm also a software engineer but that doesn't make me any better at setting up cameras lol :).




#436488 Life Changing News

Posted by Phil 87 on 13 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

It's good to hear he's doing better Lenny, and gaining weight can only be a good thing (for a baby).




#436146 Premium Unleaded - Yes Or No?

Posted by Phil 87 on 12 December 2014 - 08:52 AM

The problem is every time you drive there are too many variables, so it's hard to tell the difference if you change fuel. What we need are some industry standard tests where they take the engines from lots of different cars and run them on different fuels, and get some real numbers that we can compare.




#436075 Really Annoyed!! Fed Up Of Fob Offs! (Insurance & Accident Re...

Posted by Phil 87 on 11 December 2014 - 10:34 PM

Yes emails are always best for this sort of thing. I've never really had a dispute of this sort, but whenever I have to deal with something that could cost me money I try and send emails instead of phoning. It's easier to get everything across and you have proof if they try and lie to you.




#435622 Fiesta Zs 7.5 Turbo Stamp Query

Posted by Phil 87 on 10 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

120 GB code here also.

 

Sound like your engine has a hard drive instead of a turbo lol.




#435527 She'll V Power Unleaded

Posted by Phil 87 on 10 December 2014 - 08:42 AM

Quite the opposite, V-Power is better for modern engines because it contains additives designed to clean the engine. My ST has known nothing but V-Power since new, but whether it makes a significant difference I don't know.




#435427 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 09 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

To quote monty Python "it's nothing but a flesh wound"

 

"tis but a scratch"




#435417 Ford T-Shirt In Asda

Posted by Phil 87 on 09 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

Lol, I actually wouldn't mind wearing something like that.




#435289 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 09 December 2014 - 09:30 AM

Yer got a dash cam but as the car was parked and I was in work I turned it off. Unfortunately the car was parked in a CCTV blind spot so I now park under a camera where possible lol

 

That's a good idea, I'll have to look out for the CCTV cameras in the usual places where I park (especially supermarket car parks).




#434926 Life Changing News

Posted by Phil 87 on 07 December 2014 - 08:17 PM

It doesn't cost man points, asking for help actually boosts them. It takes a brave guy (or gal) to drop face, say I'm struggling, and confront their problems.

 

Well said. I think a lot of people (including myself) are reluctant to talk to anyone about their problems. But it definitely helps to get other opinions on things like this because often we will think a problem is worse than it really is until talking to someone about it.




#434351 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Phil 87 on 05 December 2014 - 01:45 PM

That would be lucky lol
Here's a poor vauxhall story....

http://www.gazetteli...medium=facebook

Why would anyone want to steal a corsa and tbf the guy asked for it with his engine running and going into the house. I always lock the car engine running ad at least the car is secured and the insurance is more likely to pay out...

 

Lol, I know it sounds harsh but he was asking for it, going back in the house for a coffee. And I doubt his insurance will cover him if they find out, he should have maybe not gone to the news with it and say the guy threatened him with a knife.

 

I didn't know you could lock a car with the engine running, I'll try that some time. I know with the keyless starting it complains loudly if you walk away from the car, but the engine keeps running.




#434319 Life Changing News

Posted by Phil 87 on 05 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

Haha, I will take real life stories over BS and deluded positivity for 500 so do share!

As for the healthy, pfffft , fancy swapping bodies? I wouldn't mind vacation...

 

Lol, it really puts things into perspective, I can't complain about being unhealthy in a thread like this.

 

As for my uncle, he's much older, I'm not sure exactly but about 60 I think. He's had MS for a long time, maybe about 10 years and it's worsened gradually over that time. He basically has no lower body strength left, and he's losing his upper body strength. He just about manages to walk using crutches but very slowly and with a lot of difficulty.

 

He uses a little electric buggy to get around when he needs to, but is very reluctant to use a wheelchair. The thing is he used to play rugby so I guess he was used to being physically strong, so he wants to continue to walk with crutches as long as he's able to.

 

He still drives, has a S-Max with all the controls on the wheel. And he still works, with the armed forces as a mechanical consultant or something (my memory isn't the best either lol). He even goes abroad for work so he's really trying to not let the condition hold him back.