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sonic113

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In Topic: 2014 Upgrades

23 November 2014 - 02:34 PM

Have had this item in my watch list for the past week thought id give it a mention on here too,

Its basically three led's in one,
And monitors the voltage of your car battery,
Its remains green until voltage drops below 12.0V

then it turns yellow until voltage drops below 11.5V
Then it turns red for anything lower.

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Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=191393771437
I had considered purchasing one and fitting to the ST gauge pod bottom centre between the two gauges,

Since ill be fitting two amps to th3 car in spring, there will be a heavy drain on the battery; if listening to the stereo with the engine off,

So having this warning indicator visible on the dash would in theory give early warning of battery drain, leaving enough time to start the engine saving the occupants from becoming immobilised due to a drained battery.

 

how do these work lenny?

 

can they be used on any 12v system to keep an eye on battery level?


In Topic: Floor Mats

13 November 2014 - 11:29 PM

Hi mate

 

I have these ones in my car.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item256d6a72ae

 

They are genuine ford ones and are a little thin but I found that most of the mats I looked at where the same so I went for these and at the price I thought they weren't bad even if you have to replace them in a few years time it wont break the bank lol!

Saying that I have had these now for over a year and they do get heavy use and are still in top form, so for me it was good value. all fittings and fixings come with them and I like the added touch of the "focus" text on the drivers one.

 

hope this helps.  :)


In Topic: Spark Plugs????

05 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

good to know Arthur.

Thanks for the info.


In Topic: Spark Plugs????

04 November 2014 - 11:04 AM

Ford branded ones are both ngk or bosch as long as you check the gap on them and gap them to 1.0mm either will do they are pregapped but at old specs

 

out of curiosity is the old pre gap 1.0mm and the new gap 1,3mm? what year did ford change these? I remember reading that it was due to coil packs burning out early or something but don't quote me on that lol!  :)


In Topic: Mk 2.5 Cig Lighter Socket Power

02 November 2014 - 03:29 PM

Hi guys,

Does the cig lighter ever power off in the mk2.5? I want to run a dashcam from it until I get the chance to hardwire it in.

But while I'm sat in the car with the engine off the lighter socket remains powered.

Does it have a delay shut off or is it always on? I'm using the one in the arm rest but I expect both are the same.

Cheers
Tom

 

 

Hi Tom

 

No on the mk2.5 the 12v sockets have power all the time. I hardwired my dash cam (Mobius) into the car by piggy backing off an ignition live fuse at the fuse box. so end result is when car is switched on cam records automatically and stops around 10seconds when car is switched off.

 

Good luck with your installation.