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stevegtuk

Member Since 17 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

Today, 08:27 AM

Sorry about the delay in getting these posted - this is my home made mount for the Mobius.  It is basically a metal L bracket bent to fit the slope of the windscreen, wrapped in matt black tape and siliconed to the the glass.  I tried double sided tape but that didn't hold long in the heat and diect sun but silicone really does the job.

 

Then I tie wrapped a thin steel plate to the Mobius case and use a magnet to hold this to the bracket.  At first I used the tripod mount with a short bolt through a hole in the bracket but decided that the magnet idea would make it easier to take the camera on and off to review footage etc.  This is good to do every now and then to make sure it is still recording as it should (which it is) and also to build up a collection of clips of dangerous or unusual driving habits, or just anything of interest.  I might find time to edit it into a compilation sometime...maybe.

 

The whole lot is mounted just behind the rear view mirror on the drivers side.  There is not much room there but I find it better and more stealthy than the other side and it is easier to check the LEDs from there.  None of my passengers have ever noticed it so far.

 

The wiring is hard wired into the passger footwell fuse box to an ignition live using fuse tap.  The wire runs up the A pillar and behind the rain sensor cover so completely invisable until it comes out right at the back side of the mirror.  I got a right-angled USB connector to get the cable going in the right direction towards the mirror to make it easier to fit.

 

Here is a picture taken from the driver's door.

 

 

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Here is a picture from the outside facing directly into the wind screen

 

 

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Hope it helps for when you get yours delivered and ready to use.

 

 

Nice job, as Sonic says, great idea and unnoticable.

 

Was it any specific silicone and could it also be affected by the heat from the glass and in the car? obviously not as quickly as the tape.


In Topic: I'm Guessing This Is My Average Speed?

Yesterday, 11:23 PM

The average speed is as it says "Average".

 

Any time your engine is running, this is being calculated into your average speed.

 

So any time it is idling on the drive, sat at traffic lights or in a car park, or just trundling along at 10 or 20 in a built up area, this is all taken into account.


In Topic: Anyone Fitted A Double Din Unit In A Mondeo

20 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

A few images on here, but they tend to be on other forums :whistling:

 

http://uk.images.sea...TF-8&n=60&x=wrt


In Topic: Egr Blanking Sort Of Issue :)

20 July 2014 - 09:44 AM

Steve I have managed to stall it lol :D I know that it's not easy to stall a diesel especially older ones but I did manage :D

 

must have taken a bit of practice :lol:


In Topic: Egr Blanking Sort Of Issue :)

20 July 2014 - 07:57 AM

Well I cured one of the problems I had without knowing lol as I tried to start driving from standstill it needed more rev about 2k just over if not you get embarrassed by stalling an engine lol
 

From past experience, diesels don't usually suffer from stalling, due to the amount of torque these engines have, unless you leave the handbrake on or try setting off uphill without a bit of gas :lol:

 

With every diesel vehicle I have owned, if I let the clutch out slowly they have all set off under its own power without pressing the accelerator at all.