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JL said...

#Beany

You knows it!

And just like that - it was over. No, not me popping my cherry which didn't last even that long - this :

I'm properly chuffed with it! The interior came out really nicely - the drivers seat base was ripped and the foam was coming apart. I ordered a new cover but Toyota don't make them any more. So the dark brown and plastic sides have been done by the body shop, and I had them do all the other seats as well so it all matches.

Proper job 8)

Edit - oops on the seat pic rotating :lol:

Updated January 11, 2018 at 2:35 PM

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It feels like that. Like a donkey. On a skateboard.

Have you got the data on how much rear downforce the spoiler generates?

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Rich

Rich B said...

Have you got the data on how much rear downforce the spoiler generates?

Just downloading the latest firmware for it but the handling is seriously impressive.

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JL said...

Rich B said...

Have you got the data on how much rear downforce the spoiler generates?

Just downloading the latest firmware for it but the handling is seriously impressive.

:lol:

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JL said...

Rich B said...

Have you got the data on how much rear downforce the spoiler generates?

Just downloading the latest firmware for it but the handling is seriously impressive.

Don't forget to use a cabin based key and buttons procedure to get a factory reset on the electric window motors!

Will you need time to properly bond with it again?

I fear so, which can only be remedied by attacking the B-roads.

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Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

KevH11 said...

Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

You type your query into google, then follow the instructions.

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I assume that only certain people have access to Google or other search engines, based on the stupid fvcking questions I receive on a near-constant basis.

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Land Cruiser looks factory fresh, JL - very 8)

911 is booked in for a clutch change next week. Giving 9E (Nine Excellence) a try as they were competitive on price.

Will still be an expensive job (or very expensive depending on whether the dual mass flywheel needs changing too) but a once in 50k miles expense and will allow my left calf muscle to shrink back to normal size :lol:

I also vaguely referred on the Surrey Rolling Road thread that I didn't think the motor was necessarily in 100% health. It's always had a slightly rougher idle than other Porsches I've owned/driven but also started with a hesitation/stutter at low revs so I think it may be time to replace the coil packs as well.

It also seems to pop and crackle quite a bit on the overrun (partly down to the PSE but even more noticeable of late) which probably suggests unburnt fuel due to old/cracked coils too but we'll see what 9E think.

Updated January 11, 2018 at 4:09 PM

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Rich B said...

KevH11 said...

Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

You type your query into google, then follow the instructions.


Ford Owners Club website or anything online couldn't help so thought I'd ask the genius that is Beany

GG said...

Land Cruiser looks factory fresh, JL - very 8)

911 is booked in for a clutch change next week. Giving 9E (Nine Excellence) a try as they were competitive on price.

Will still be an expensive job (or very expensive depending on whether the dual mass flywheel needs changing too) but a once in 50k miles expense and will allow my left calf muscle to shrink back to normal size :lol:

I also vaguely referred on the Surrey Rolling Road thread that I didn't think the motor was necessarily in 100% health. It's always had a slightly rougher idle than other Porsches I've owned/driven but also started with a hesitation/stutter at low revs so I think it may be time to replace the coil packs as well.

It also seems to pop and crackle quite a bit on the overrun (partly down to the PSE but even more noticeable of late) which probably suggests unburnt fuel due to old/cracked coils too but we'll see what 9E think.

More likely an injector I'd have said.

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KevH11 said...

Rich B said...

KevH11 said...

Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

You type your query into google, then follow the instructions.


Ford Owners Club website or anything online couldn't help so thought I'd ask the genius that is Beany

I've had the car for a couple of weeks, only just got my hands on an OBD adapter (ForScan is awesome).

In all seriousness, phone a dealer and pay them £30 to match the right firmware versions up; assuming it was an original option at some point in the cars run, it shouldn't be a major task to do.

Pretty sure rolling your own firmware requires a modified ELM327 module (AKA OBD dongle) and some fairly specialist knowledge, at least of IT type stuff if nothing else.

Beany said...

KevH11 said...

Rich B said...

KevH11 said...

Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

You type your query into google, then follow the instructions.


Ford Owners Club website or anything online couldn't help so thought I'd ask the genius that is Beany

I've had the car for a couple of weeks, only just got my hands on an OBD adapter (ForScan is awesome).

In all seriousness, phone a dealer and pay them £30 to match the right firmware versions up; assuming it was an original option at some point in the cars run, it shouldn't be a major task to do.

Pretty sure rolling your own firmware requires a modified ELM327 module (AKA OBD dongle) and some fairly specialist knowledge, at least of IT type stuff if nothing else.

This is all super interesting :lol:

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Beany said...

KevH11 said...

Rich B said...

KevH11 said...

Beany said...

I could just rip the whole lot out and replace it with a 2DIN head unit, but the NX nav stuff is fairly tightly integrated with the Convers+ dash thingy.

It is, at least, fairly modular. Also, the sound system in the car is pretty good (lack of iPod/USB/A2DP notwithstanding) with a decent sub and speakers, so there's no point reinventing the wheel if £50 of ebay toot will get me what I want - which is just iPod compatibility.

On a serious note, how do you get the latest firmware? I haven't had Bluetooth in our focus after having to fit a new screen as it apparently needs a software update for the screen to work properly with the rest of the system. USB connectivity works, as does the radio and CD-player, but no Bluetooth calls & streaming or voice activation.

You type your query into google, then follow the instructions.


Ford Owners Club website or anything online couldn't help so thought I'd ask the genius that is Beany

I've had the car for a couple of weeks, only just got my hands on an OBD adapter (ForScan is awesome).

In all seriousness, phone a dealer and pay them £30 to match the right firmware versions up; assuming it was an original option at some point in the cars run, it shouldn't be a major task to do.

Pretty sure rolling your own firmware requires a modified ELM327 module (AKA OBD dongle) and some fairly specialist knowledge, at least of IT type stuff if nothing else.

I got tired of trying to find other solutions to fix it so ended up taking it to Ford who wanted £92 just to look at it. If they could say 'yep, definitely just a software update, that's all it will be' then that's fine but there's no guarantees that will fix it or that they might start saying 'sorry, you're going to need a new Bluetooth module as well' then it's getting to £200 for something I can live without.

Edit - it's all just original matching equipment too.

Updated January 11, 2018 at 10:40 PM

There is an issue with the head units not talking to the Convers+ modules properly.

'Yeah mate, my radio sometimes stops showing what station it's playing on the display in the dash, it's a known problem, fecking fix it. What, you want to charge me £90 to fix your own software bug? Get tae fook, do it for nowt'.

(it's a known issue, but you might need to try a different dealer).

JL - no-one cares about your sh1tty offroaders. Repmobiles with annoyingly specified ICE are where it's at ;)

The baby m3 has the very latest in in-car audio equipment 8)

Updated January 12, 2018 at 1:32 AM

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Harry

Too many old sheds.

Sundayjumper said...

Does the interior light still fade in & out ? I put some in my E46 compact and it stopped it working properly. I had to leave a filament bulb in the rear courtesy light and only have LED at the front.

On the topic of LED lights, I also put two small LED spots in the tailgate so that they shine straight downwards when the boot is open. Miles better than the feeble OEM bulb, they light up the boot a treat. This type:

They do still fade, but not quite as smoothly as a glowing bit of wire, they fade to a certain point then go out rather than a smooth fade all the way to nothing. I need to try them in the other cars before I order any more, they claim to be canbus friendly but I won't believe it until I try it. The compaq doesn't have anything as complicated as a bulb out warning system.

They came all joined in a long strip. The two main interior lights were longer, but there was plenty of flex in the holders so I just bent them in a bit rather than buy another load of bulbs, the rest slotted straight in.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162244592932

Also found a clear light kit ( front, sides and rear ) for cheaps, and think they look good on silver cars. Genuine BMW too in fantastic condition and loads cheaper than buying new aftermarket tat.

Updated January 12, 2018 at 1:46 AM

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Harry

Too many old sheds.

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