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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Cheapie Fleabay Borescope Reply with quote

As I want to check my cylinder bores for myself before the car goes off for a rebuild I ordered a cheap borescope off ebay which arrived yesterday! Quite impressed for £8 Surprised The images are not exactly Canon 5D quality but plenty good enough for what I need!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201501815738?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=500736856929&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh! meant to post this in the gadgets forum Surprised Could someone move it please!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good spot, I just purchased one Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good spot, I just purchased one Cool


Check it all works ok... came to use mine at the weekend and there is a dodgy connection somewhere so it's not working properly! Hopefully will get a replacement soon! Guess the quality is not the best at £8 Question
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up, hopefully mine should arrive later on this week.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the heads up, hopefully mine should arrive later on this week.

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Hi Marc, did you receive your borescope? I eventually got a second one sent from the ebay shop, they seemed reluctant to send a replacement as they said they hadn't had problems before. Unfortunately the new one they sent had the same problem, intermittent connection!! However, not as bad as the first spat least I could use it.

Used it today whilst I has the spark plugs out, not great.. in fact pretty useless. It's a a shame because the camera itself is ok, the problem it both the LED lights and the angled mirror attachment. The LED's aren't bright enough unless the camera lens is very close to the surface you want to look at, and when you are poking the thing into the cylinders there is no way to get the thing close enough to the cylinder wall! The other problem is the angled mirror attachment being so close to the lens and the LEDs creates too much light being reflected back and not enough directed to the surface, plus even the slightest specks of duct on the mirror really impair the image.

What it really needs is a different light source poked into the cylinder at the same time, something very bright but not directed at the lens, I think then it might be much better!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rob,

Yes I got mine through ok and so far so good. I have only tested it whilst connected to the PC and I thought the LED's were reasonably bright (when turned up), what device are you connecting yours to?

I have not tried the mirrored attachment as yet, just waiting for a job to come up on the car or house that I could use it on Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Rob,

Yes I got mine through ok and so far so good. I have only tested it whilst connected to the PC and I thought the LED's were reasonably bright (when turned up), what device are you connecting yours to?

I have not tried the mirrored attachment as yet, just waiting for a job to come up on the car or house that I could use it on Very Happy

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Hi Marc, I have used it with both an android tablet and a laptop. The image is much better with a laptop as you get a higher resolution image. The LEDs are bright enough without the mirror attachment which. I guess the problem for me is I want to inspect my cylinder bores so the mirror attachment is necessary and you are limited by how close to the cylinder wall you can get!

Have just bought a few superbright 3mm LEDsfrom Maplins to wire up and poke into the cylinder and light it up a bit more, hoping this will do the job!

Without the mirror attachment the image quality is pretty good!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the lead flexible? Use a bit of fishing line to tie to the end, and pull on that to get it to kink inside and look at the walls.

I just paid £450 to have mine checked, wish Id have seen this thread earlier!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is the lead flexible? Use a bit of fishing line to tie to the end, and pull on that to get it to kink inside and look at the walls.

I just paid £450 to have mine checked, wish Id have seen this thread earlier!!

PC frustrated nooo


Hi, yes the lead is flexible but the camera is at the end of a tube about 75mm long so difficult to manoeuvre, I didn't have much time when I was using but the best prion is to use a small bright LED poked into the bore and turn the LED's on the camera off!
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