Subaru Impreza (Turbo) Oil Pressure Guide :

Subaru Impreza WRX STI Oil Pressure Guide

I found this useful little guide when clearing out some junk and thought I would post it up here for ease of reference for both me and anyone else looking for such vital information :

Subaru Impreza Oil Pressures:

When first started : 5 to 5.5 bar
When warn on idle : 1 to 2 bar
When driving normal : 3 to 3.5 bar
When driving hard : 5 to 5.5 bar

Cold idle : 90 – 100 psi
Warm idle : 35 – 40 psi
Driving when warm – 1500 – 2500 : 50 – 60 psi
Driving when warm 3000+ : 80 psi
Driving when cold : 100 psi

Acer Aspire One D257 RAM Upgrade

The Acer Aspire One D257 is a capable netbook, but one of the choke points of the system is that it is supplied with 1Gb of RAM, this can be easily upgraded by the user to a maximum of 2Gb and this is one upgrade that I reccommend all users consider.

It is a fairly simple process that can be done without any issues by taking your time and being careful.  It isn’t like your desktop where the RAM upgrade is almost foolproof, here you will need to undone some very delicate clips and leads, my best advice is :

1.  Take your time.

2.  Don’t force anything, if it is isn’t going, it won’t go.

Then my next bit of advice is watch this video, it isn’t mine, but I used it and it is very good and well explained :

From this video you will see that this can be broken down into a number of simple parts…

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MacBook Pro SSD (Solid State Drive) Install Guide

If you ask anyone in relation to current recommended upgrades for their machines the most highly recommended and common answer will be, ‘install an SSD.’

An SSD is a Solid State Drive, and it replaces your HDD (Hard Disk Drive). It is basically a giant flash drive, with no moving parts or spinning disks and and pull information from itself almost instantly.

It is hard to beat Wikipedia for definitions so here you go :

Solid State Drive :

Hard Disk Drive :

The main benefits from such an upgrade are :

1. Massive improvement is booting times.

2. Massive improvement in program launch times.

3. Massive improvement in data access times.

4. So basically everything runs quickly.

I decided to take this upgrade on, and it is one that you can easily do yourself in about twenty minutes!

Here is a quick guide to get you on your way to a massive speed improvement of your machine. At the end I have added a video that shows my machine booting prior to the upgrade with the standard 750GB HDD installed, then booting up with the new 256Gb SSD installed.

Good luck and take your time, there’s no rush, and no reason to be troubled by this upgrade.

1. Make sure you have everything : You will need your new SSD, an external case for your old HDD (as well as aiding in data transfer if you decide to go down that route), a set of precision screw drivers.

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FAKE LifeProof by Fre Case – A Guide to Spotting Nasty Fakes!

So after a thorough hunt on eBay I found a high feedback rated user, located in the UK (so local to me) who was selling ‘Genuine’ LifeProof Cases for the iPhone 5.

The case was at a price lower than RRP, but not by a huge amount. It certainly wasn’t one of these £9.99 ‘LifeProof’ cases that you see all over sites such as eBay, Gumtree, and now unfortunately, more frequently also Amazon.

The order was placed and delivery was next day, all in all so far great service from this ‘highly rated’ eBay seller. That is were the good news stops! Upon opening the box it was evident that I was NOT the proud owner of a genuine LifeProof Fre iPhone 5 Case. I was now the owner of a cheap and nasty fake. The only other option was that the genuine Fre LifeProof cases were in fact a very inferior product.

That is not the case! It is the fakes that are inferior!

Everything about them from the box, quality and decals, right through to the overall feel and fit of the case just screams nasty.

Here is a quick guide of what to look for, so that pretty much instantly you should be aware of a real v fake Fre LifeProof Case:

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Windows Phone 8 – Getting Started Tips & Tricks.

I have just got myself a new Nokia Lumia 620, running Windows Phone 8. My initial impressions are this is a quality phone and is running a quality operating system.

Now I am an Apple fan, but I have to say the WP8 OS is exceptionally nice.

When I have used it a little more I will post up more detailed thoughts, however in the mean time I have found this as an excellent starting point;

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Asian Goal Line – A Simple Guide.

The Asian goal line is rapidly becoming a more popular way to bet on the number of goals in a football / soccer match.

Basically it is like an each way bet in the horses. Half your stake goes on one half of the bet the other half goes on the remaining selection of the bet. If one have looses at least you are still in the game although with only half of your stake.

Here is the basic and easy to follow break down of your options and the results that enable you to win, lose or push…

Goal Line Asian Handicap explanations:

O 0,0 – 0,5 : 0 goal = half of the stake is refunded
1 goal and more = you win

O 0,5 – 1,0 : 0 goal = you lose
1 goal = you win half of the winnings
2 goals and more = you win

O 1,0 – 1,5 : 0 goal = you lose
1 goal = you get half of your stake back
2 goals and more = you win

O 1,5 – 2,0 : 0 and 1 goal = you lose
2 goals = you win half of the winnings
3 goals and more = you win

O 2,0 – 2,5 : 0 and 1 goal = you lose
2 goals = you get half on your stake back
3 goals and more = you win

O 2,5 – 3,0 : 0 – 1 and 2 goals = you lose
3 goals = you win the half of the winnings
4 goals and more = you win

O 3,0 – 3,5 : 0 – 1 – 2 goals = you lose
3 goals = you get half of your stake back
4 goals and more = you win

O 3,5 – 4,0 : 0 – 1 – 2 and 3 goals = you lose
4 goals = you win half of the winnings
5 goals and more = you win