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Chewbacca Brakes

13 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Please can anyone tell me what this sound is?

I recently had my brake pads changed at Ford, I have been back twice since to show them the noise but it hasn't done it when on test drive. I showed them the vid so they took it in, took brakes apart, cleaned them and put them back together and it didn't solve it.

It's a very unusual sound, almost like Chewbacca from Star Wars or whales mating!

Please help!

808 #16 Dashcam - For Rear Use

26 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

Just to let everyone know I have ordered a 808 #16 dash camera from banggood:


Details can be found here:


It's a 720P camera designed by the chaps who made the Mobius which I already have in the front of the car. I didn't want to spend £40+ for the rear as it's not as important but 720P will capture what I need.

There are 3 lens types: A, B and D (not a C)

I have ordered a lens D as it has the most wide angle, difference between the 3 can be seen in post below

The camera can be configured just as the Mobius using the software designed by Isoprop: http://www.mytempfiles.info/mobius/

Once I receive will post up review :)

Plugging Laptop In Cigarette Lighter?

02 March 2014 - 08:57 PM


Have a quick question. I'm not clued up when it comes to electrics so thought I'd ask you guys :)

I have an old laptop, around 10 years old. I use it in the car for diagnostics, only problem is the battery is dead so I have to run an extension lead all the time which is hassle and on wet days cannot do it.

I have looked into buying a replacement battery but cheapest I could find was £25, which isn't bad but i wondered if there is a cheaper way.

Can I plug my laptop into one of these adaptors:

Car Charger DC 12V to AC 110/240V Power Converter Inverter Adapter for GPS IPOD | eBay

It seems cheap compared to other types and if I did use one of these would it damage my car/laptop?

This is the specs of the laptop if required:

Satellite A40-241 - Toshiba

Posted this in general as it applies to all vehicles

Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

25 February 2014 - 03:00 PM



Just wondered how many people on here have a dash camera? They seem to be getting more popular nowadays due to insurance scams. I’m currently looking around for a mid-range one, not to cheap and not over the top, just something that will last and provides HD quality video.


I was thinking the G1W or G1WH, see here for review and video quality - http://dashcamtalk.com/g1w/

Like most gadgets there are a lot of fakes out there (eBay/Amazon) that do not have the real CPU/chips inside therefore performing less but that website links to genuine sellers.

Can anyone provide feedback for this particular camera or recommend another type?


17 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

Just wondered what oil everyone uses for there particular model?

I'm officially meant to use Castrol Magnatec 4L 5W-30 A1 but its expensive. Can anyone recommend another brand which is approved to use?

Im meant to go by one of these approval numbers but not sure which one: WSS-M2C913-C, WSS-M2C913-B & WSS-M2C913-A