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by Gaspode
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Smart Motorways (Again)
Replies: 95
Views: 12433

Re: Smart Motorways (Again)

Chap on the local radio this morning having a rant about smart motorways - quoted a report that said they hadn't yet fully implemented the automated cameras that are supposed to identify a stationary vehicle in lane 1 on all of the 'smart' motorways (one of the most critical parts of the system) - i...
by Gaspode
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Adaptive Speed Limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Adaptive Speed Limiter

Dayna, Try turning on the speed limiter, then press and hold cancel on the steering wheel for a second or two. If you have it, this switches the limiter into adaptive mode, I think. WhoRu that's correct - a little dashboard icon next to the LIM indicator will light up to show it's in 'intelligent' ...
by Gaspode
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Adaptive Speed Limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Adaptive Speed Limiter

There are two versionsof the speed limiter - the basic one you switch on and then set the speed which stays the same until you turn it off/pause it. The other 'adaptive' version will use the sat nav info/road signs to automatically change (to the speed limit that you have displayed on your dashboard...
by Gaspode
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another Stratstone Closed
Replies: 32
Views: 5165

Re: Another Stratstone Closed

Gaspode.....indeed seems good news. Have you sufficient experience of them to recommend them on the forum ? With the Stratstone Stoke demise I am after a recommended dealer.....I seem to be about 30 miles ( ish) from Crewe,Wolves,Tamworth and Derby dealers and the Jaguar " business transferred to" ...
by Gaspode
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Another Stratstone Closed
Replies: 32
Views: 5165

Re: Another Stratstone Closed

Just to counter the bad news of dealerships closing, I receieved an email yesterday to say that the new Inchcape combined Jaguar/Land Rover showroom in Derby is expected to open in December - only a move down the rooad for the exisiting showroom, but good to see some investment in the group....
by Gaspode
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: traffic sign recognition
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Re: traffic sign recognition

I also find that it can sometimes be a bit too sensitive - I was recently driving happily along at 30mph with the auto speed limiter switched on and passed a side road with a wonky 20mph board - the car got very upset as it thought I was going 10mph over the speed limit.....
by Gaspode
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Warning of BT scam
Replies: 16
Views: 2653

Re: Warning of BT scam

We get quite a few of these - not quite sure why they would want to cancel my BT phone & broadband when I don't have either...... Like Pete McK, I tend to play along with the scammers (figuring that the longer they are on the phone to me, the less likely they are to actually scam someone). If I'm bu...
by Gaspode
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Dash cam memory card degrading...
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Dash cam memory card degrading...

There are various opinions regarding cards for dash cams, but looking at various reviews/forums, the majority seem to suggest that 'ordinary' cards are unsuitable due to the continual write/over-write activity in a surveillance device - I've just ordered a Kingston 'Endurance' card for my new Viofo ...
by Gaspode
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Heated rear window
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Heated rear window

I think it switches itself on below 4c - seem to remember it being configurable via the menus....
by Gaspode
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Replacing damaged tyres - Stick with Dunlop?
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

Re: Replacing damaged tyres - Stick with Dunlop?

Wider front tyres will almost certainly rub on the wheel arch on full lock - not good for the tyres or the car.....

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