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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#489544 Obd Security 'databloc Ford Protection'

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 10:39 AM

^ Yeah that too, even if they suspect you've taken the fuse out they'd have to have a spare fuse with them, and would still have to set the alarm off to get in and replace the fuse. The port block thing would be a more convenient fix though, so you don't have to worry about messing with fuses whenever you take it for a service, or worse if you actually have a problem and need to check fault codes. This is assuming that the port block is easy to open / remove with a key or something.

#489504 Obd Security 'databloc Ford Protection'

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 08:08 AM

I'm interested to see how this OBD protector thing turns out. I was thinking that would be the ideal solution, if they can't get it off with one hand then they'd have to break into the car and set the alarm off, which is probably enough to stop them isn't it?

#489503 Wind Deflectors And Insurance

Posted by Phil 87 on Yesterday, 08:03 AM

I'm with AXA and it didn't affect the premium, but I declared them anyway (although I took them off soon after because the clips damaged the trim around the windows). I'm surprised insurance companies don't seem to be bothered by these because they create a pretty bad blind spot, especially the tinted ones. Also some of them haven't gone through any official safety tests, for example what would happen to them in a side on crash with the windows open? You could end up with a wind deflector impaled in your head lol.

#489270 Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

Posted by Phil 87 on 25 May 2015 - 11:47 AM

^ Very nice setup there Chase, looks like a proper OEM setup :)

#489266 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Phil 87 on 25 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

I'll test my battery life after the next trip when I know it'll be fully charged. I'm guessing if the batteries are deteriorating this fast, it's because they don't like being charged for long periods of time and never being used without being charged. Also in the hot weather the batteries will be getting very hot and possibly not holding charge as well?


It would be great if they developed a proper lithium ion battery for the camera, and a proper charging mode for it that prolongs its life.

#489235 Dash Cam?

Posted by Phil 87 on 25 May 2015 - 10:29 AM

Another vote for the Mobius from me :)


At this rate Ford should be buying out the company that makes them, so they can have an integrated Mobius camera as an optional extra (and charge about £400 for it).

#489059 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

^ I also looked at lots of reviews before I bought my phone, there are some good review sites for that sort of thing like techradar and trusted reviews.


And back to this topic, something I don't like is that phones can cost £500+ and become obsolete within months. That's why I only paid about £80 for mine and it does everything I need it to. It could do with a bigger screen and more internal storage but I'd rather not pay another £400 or so, that's money that could be spent on the car ;)

#488799 Funny Product Reviews

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

I just ordered some Autoglym Active Insect Remover from Amazon (definitely needed after an hour driving today), and one of the reviews really made me laugh so I though I'd share it:


http://www.amazon.co... insect remover


Title: Great on active insects!

I bought this to try and clean my motorcycle helmet visor. As advertised, it removed all the active insects with no problem at all!
However, by the time I get around to cleaning the insects off of my visor most of the insects are pretty motionless, so I would recommend purchasing some inactive insect remover to finish off the job.
I have attempted to assess the personality traits of insects collected from my visor to verify the claim that "Stubborn insect remains may require second application". I have so far been able to identify traits such as "twitchy", and "relaxed" but I have not yet found a way to accurately assess whether a given insect is "cooperative" or "stubborn".


Maybe we can find some more funny reviews, especially videos would be good :)

#488525 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 22 May 2015 - 03:03 PM

Simple solution to this. Make them ride on the road and pay road tax


I don't think you can make them pay road tax because they don't have any emissions, except for emissions from the person on the bike lol.

#487571 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

If it goes on that long it almost defeats the purpose of doing it. All the hours lost on peoples' journeys and money lost by companies, how long will it take to make that up after the road is slightly improved?


The only upside I can see is that my car does crazy mpg cruising at 50 :)

#487480 Serious Question For Logical And Clever People

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 May 2015 - 08:46 AM

^ We need an option so that wherever you see a "removed" all the paying members can see what was actually said :P

#487392 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 May 2015 - 09:48 PM

This one had signs suggesting 20 mph, but I hit it at nearly 40 in the outside lane with fresh gravel, heard the sound of a thousand stones hitting the underside of the car. So quickly dropped to about 30 and got back in the other lane where it wasn't so bad. They did another road in the same way when my car was practically new, and I just stuck to the suggested 20 mph not wanting to damage the car. I'm not going to let anyone force me to break the speed limit whether temporary or not, just because they don't care about causing damage to their car or others. It's even worse when people come speeding in the opposite direction, flinging stones into your front bumper.

#487357 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 May 2015 - 08:01 PM

Roads being resurfaced by just throwing some loose gravel on them. I don't know why they can't resurface the roads properly instead of relying on all the cars to bed in the new road surface (if it can even be called a road surface). I think I'll be taking a longer route to avoid those roads for a while, just so all the loose stones don't rip my wheel arches to shreds  :angry:

#487207 Ford Fair 2015 - Who's Going?

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 May 2015 - 12:05 PM

Here's the thread for the M1 convoy: http://www.fordowner...m1-convoy-2015/

#487160 Look At This !!!

Posted by Phil 87 on 18 May 2015 - 10:04 AM

Nice :). I just hope they don't plan on using it in a car chase, it probably couldn't keep up with 99% of cars on the road these days haha.