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#497739 25 Today

Posted by Incontro on 23 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

Looks very tidy, glad to see it in such good condition.  :)

#497638 Anyone Flown American Airlines?

Posted by Incontro on 23 June 2015 - 10:13 AM

They're ok...the 757 is quite old now. I'm flying to the US next Tuesday with Virgin to Las Vegas. Their planes look lovely. Enjoy the trip!


Lucky beggar!

#497169 Mk3.5 Rear View Mirror Shake

Posted by Incontro on 21 June 2015 - 06:18 PM

I've not noticed any vibration to the degree of the mirror wobble... I'll pay more attention incase it's at specific times or locations...


Or even at specific speeds.

#496918 Anyone Flown American Airlines?

Posted by Incontro on 20 June 2015 - 06:33 PM

I've flown with them before.


My most recent flight with them resulted in quite an experience. Plane (ageing 757) was having technical difficulties, airline made passengers wait in lounge, and the flight was delayed. After what seemed like ages, they called us back saying the problem was fixed, everyone boarded, and eventually the aircraft started taxiing.


Just as we get close to the runway, pilot announces over the intercom that the aircraft seemed to be burning too much fuel. Taxied back to the gate, all let off. They told us a replacement aircraft would be organized, but of course that didn't happen. In the end though, we received a bunch of food vouchers, got to stay a night @ the local Hilton for free, and placed onto next morning's expensive Jet Blue (excellent airline) flight, on premium seats. 


Can't complain really.  :)

#496597 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Incontro on 19 June 2015 - 10:40 AM





That is a bit of a shame as I like to have the car radio on when I am doing work or Cleaning the car. If it was rewired would the canbus system not auto turn it of in 1 hour just like the standard radio does?



Not 100% sure about the 1 hour mate, sorry. But a wild guess would be that you would be able to leave it on indefinitely. I think the one hour feature is specific to the Ford unit.

#496535 Momentous Occasion

Posted by Incontro on 18 June 2015 - 08:43 PM

WES, you're a legend.

#496451 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Incontro on 18 June 2015 - 04:17 PM

Here is a quick list of the positives and negatives, for anyone who is interested.


For reference, a link to the exact unit that I bought: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321756267757 



* Steering wheel controls work perfectly out of the box, the button back-lighting and screen brightness work well in hand with the cars parking lights/headlights


* Surprisingly good sound quality, much better than the stock Ford 6000CD it replaced. 320kbps MP3's sound pretty good.


* Hardly any system lag switching between menu's & apps - quite snappy indeed. Apparently the dual core 1.6Ghz processor inside it outperforms my android phone in benchmarks.


* The screen is of decent quality - it is sharp, brightness is good, and it is capacitive, so it's fairly responsive.


* Tonnes of room for customization - wallpapers, live wallpapers, apps (Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps). It is android 4.4.4 after all.



* The instruction manual that came with the unit is in 'Chinglish' so to speak, and isn't that detailed/useful. No installation instructions, but the installation procedure itself is reasonably straightforward, and there are two excellent YouTube video guides which I used to install it.


* Messy wiring loom - it will take some effort to tuck it in sufficiently for the unit to fit in the dash, but I think this is the case with most custom double-din units.


* Unfortunately it only works when the ignition is in position II. The seller has claimed that this is by design, to prevent battery drain. This may be easily fixed by doing a simple wiring 'hack', which Stoney has kindly suggested to me. I can discuss this, if anyone is interested.


* The eBay Seller (A-sure) is an overseas-based seller (Hong Kong?), their eBay feedback seems decent enough, and they seem to assure you that customer satisfaction is #1 priority. They have been responsive to all my emails/questions so far, but time and experience will ultimately tell. Shipping was pretty fast though, with Royal Mail.


* Hefty £270 price tag, at the time of buying it, but I was a little apprehensive of the cheaper WinCE-based units. Some of them have decent software, some of them don't, its all down to luck how good the unit you get is, but you are stuck with whatever software is preloaded on the unit. At least with Android, if the hardware is decent, you can choose your own software.

#496436 Things I Do Like

Posted by Incontro on 18 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

Having fish and chips by the seaside.  :)

#496435 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Incontro on 18 June 2015 - 02:45 PM


Great job fella.

when i get around to getting one i will be going for the silver effcet one over the black one. Does it match the surround trim in color pretty well? from your pic it looks like its perfect.  :)


Thanks mate, I agree that the silver one looks quite nice. Will you be getting the same A-sure unit? In terms of colour, it's not an exact match, but close enough for me. I only noticed the very slight colour difference, when the car was in direct sunlight today.


Today was the first day using it, left the house at 8 AM, and did a fair bit of driving, and although it's not perfect, I am still quite impressed.

#496289 Kpgs Mk3 Focus Titanium

Posted by Incontro on 17 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

Very nice color/spec combo, exactly how I'd have it, if I were to buy an Mk3 tomorrow.


Make sure you get onto the simple mods straight away though, like LED conversions.  ;)

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#496280 Close Call Between Two Vans On The Infamous Mini Roundabout

Posted by Incontro on 17 June 2015 - 08:32 PM

that was quite close

#496230 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by Incontro on 17 June 2015 - 06:32 PM

Finally got around to installing my unit today. Feel free to ask any questions about the unit in question, or the installation procedure.



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#495638 Couple Of Little Interior Mods, Radio Surround And Switch Panel Led's

Posted by Incontro on 15 June 2015 - 02:35 PM

Wow brilliant job!! The ambient lighting near the gearstick, and storage bins looks amazing. very nice.

#495084 Hey Guys/girls I'm Sam

Posted by Incontro on 13 June 2015 - 08:04 PM

Welcome to the forums Sam. 

#494672 My Mk3.5 Titaniumx Focus ☺

Posted by Incontro on 12 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

Nice one Preee. The Mk2.5 Focus now seems too outdated lol