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#389960 Second Hand Weekend Car

Posted by stevegtuk on 25 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

I've heard bad things about ex police cars, from ex police officers. They have said they wouldn't touch them as they are heavily abused.

Yes they are serviced regularly, and parts replaced but only when noticeably worn or damaged. They also said the parts that haven't been replaced are likely to be on their last legs as well as the strain that has been placed on the chassis and body over its time in the force.


The other thing, as Lenny said is, there are likely to be alot of holes where parts have been removed, such as the lights on the outside and the radios and light switches etc on the inside.

#388453 I'm Guessing This Is My Average Speed?

Posted by stevegtuk on 21 July 2014 - 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.

#388092 Anyone Fitted A Double Din Unit In A Mondeo

Posted by stevegtuk on 20 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

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



#387810 Egr Blanking Sort Of Issue :)

Posted by stevegtuk on 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.

#386037 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by stevegtuk on 15 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

Incase you guys aren't aware there are now some really neat accessories available for the mobius, this kit is the ultimate hidden cam kit



There are also waterproof casings, batteries, usb cables

Some nice extras there, although if I did go down the route of a mobius, you can guarantee i'd break it if I tried fiddling :lol: 


I don't know too much about capacitors, would it really make any difference compared to a battery?

#385717 Black Intercooler

Posted by stevegtuk on 14 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

As FOCA says the black may end up absorbing the heat from the radiator. The water spray idea is usually the main suggestion and likely to be the best option. The fans are also a good idea,when stationary or slow speeds, but when driving at higher speeds, the fans may possibly slow the movement of air.


If you paint the I/C there will be a good chance of blocking or slightly blocking the fins, lessening the air flow through.


Even if you did manage to paint it without causing any blockages, the fins would be fractionally thicker due to the layer of paint.


Lastly, putting paint on may act as insulation, keeping the heat in.


Admittedly the paint would be an extremely thin layer, but the gap between the fins is very small so even the slightest difference could affect the cooling process.

#383105 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 07 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Well, the camera that I bought is going to be refunded and I get to keep it! so I now have a spare to play with, so will get it setup at some point and observe the quality of its outputs!

I might have to get one then ask for my money back ;)

#381821 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 03 July 2014 - 07:39 PM


Although I am most unhappy that it didnt come with the rear view camera as that is what I bought it for!

Im sorry to hear that James.


That explains why they avoided my question the first time about the remote and rear cam. I still haven't had a reply from the second message I sent them asking again.

#380629 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 30 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

I just keep looking for the lower more value for money ones which is why I am going to give this other one a crack! Never the less they are all awesome for what you get!

Im a tight ar*e too :lol:


I have looked for mobius cams, the price seems to start at about £60. Is that right or am I looking in the wrong places.

#380347 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 30 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

Let me know what turns up in the package :)


Yeah I was wondering how to fit the rear cam as I have UV blinds too. May have to secure to the high level brake light and cut a small hole in the blind :lol:

#380317 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 30 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

Well spotted, I didn't check the price change. If the remote and rear cam are included I would consider getting it. As you say its well worth it.


The next cheapest, as far as I could find, that does say it has remote and rear cam is this one, but its £30



#380298 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 30 June 2014 - 08:54 AM

I think theres too many better products on the market, and with people who can speak and understand english selling them, its a better direction.


I prefer to know they have a grasp of the language as if I need to dispute, I want the other person to know what is wrong, and how to fix it!

My thoughts too. I think its a Chinese seller trying to pretend hes in the uk. There seem to be alot of them doing that nowadays.


Sounds like my previous "buts" could have been justified :lol:

#379280 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 27 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

thats what I meant lol,


Ah right,, my bad! :lol:

#379071 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 27 June 2014 - 01:15 PM

It says 1 million pixels in the "product detail" unless I am looking at the wrong bit.


  • It supports motion detection and night vision function.
  • Specification
  • Lens: CMOS HD  Wide-angle of 120 degree
  • Screen size: 2.0 " LCD
  • Pixel: 1.0 million
  • Record mode: Camera A (Built-in lens) / Camera A+B
  • The dual lens can work at the same time in different video file
  • Video Effective Pixels: HD 1280*720 30 fps/ VGA 640*480 30 fps
  • Remote control: Support
  • Loop recording: Support
  • G-sensor: Support
  • Motion detection: Support
  • Fill light: Support
  • Emergency lock key: Have
  • Memory type: TF card (the card is not included)
  • Language: Chinese, English, Japanese, German, Korean, Russian,Portuguese, Italian, French
  • Microphone and Speaker: Support
  • AV-OUT: Support (the AV-OUT Cable is not included)
  • Battery: Internal battery
  • Package
  • 1 x HD Car DVR
  • 1 x Car Charger 
  • 1 x Viscose stents
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Rear-view Camera with 5m cable
  • 1 x User Manual

#379032 808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

Posted by stevegtuk on 27 June 2014 - 11:37 AM

Once again, thanks for the advice.


I sent a message last night, asking if the remote and rear cam were included. So will see what comes back.


I am very tempted to get it too, but will restrain myself and wait for a reply first :lol: