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#507681 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on Yesterday, 12:58 PM

Non-existent customer service at my bank, and people ignoring emails.

#507540 Tyre Psi Question

Posted by Incontro on 30 July 2015 - 07:56 PM


Thanks Arthur. At the moment 33 all round seems to be fine both on steering and actual rise. I will keep an eye on tyre wear but I always thought sticking to manufactures pressures was better but I guess its better to experiment and see what works for yourself.


I also have a Mk2.5. Mine is a petrol, and 33 PSI all round works well for me too, the recommended pressures on the sticker are too low in my opinion.

#507388 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by Incontro on 30 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

Graduate engineer  :)

#507137 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 29 July 2015 - 11:05 AM

Where were you Steve? Its 38c in the day here in Kyrenia, North Cyprus. Luckily there is a nice breeze and its less humid!


Whats the weather like at home? Still dreadful? Sounds about right for an English summer.  :rolleyes:


I was in Turkey :)


Everyone on the flight home looked like they wanted to jump off a bridge the moment the pilot announced the weather back at Gatwick lol.


Here it's 16C and cloudy in not-so-sunny Surrey, and further showers have been forecast. Yep, pretty dreadful.  :rolleyes:

#506985 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 28 July 2015 - 07:43 PM

Things I don't like - post holiday blues after coming from a 35C, sunny, seaside getaway. At least no more mosquitoes.  :rolleyes:

#502522 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 13 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hate being stuck behind someone going down the slip road to join a motorway only they don't know that there supposed to match the speed of the cars on the motorway and they still doing 60kph down so forcing you to join the motorway a bit earlier then usual just to overtake


I swear some people are afraid that if they push the throttle more than 25%, their engine will explode.  :rolleyes:

#502122 No Mods For Me For A While!

Posted by Incontro on 11 July 2015 - 08:43 PM

Congrats Wes!!  :)

#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.  :)