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General Discussion Area / Burt Reynolds RIP
« on: 06 September 2018, 21:02:18 »
Just seen on the news there. Feel like watching Smokey and the Bandit just one more time! Must of watched it over 100 times when I were a lad.

General Car Chat / Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 16 August 2018, 20:34:14 »
Spotted quite a few old motors whilst out in the Algarve, rust isn't an issue out here, hence plenty of Vxs kicking about! Also one or two spots from home - no idea why pics are so big, made them all smaller before uploading:

Spotted here:


Wondering if anyone knows how I can fix this. I have Sony Experia mobile and in a call if I turn on the loudspeaker the sound just mutes when I do that. Pretty annoying having to plaster the phone to my head and if there is any background noise I can't hear what is being said.

Cheers for any tips. I've tried all the usual stuff in call settings, and phone is up to date software etc.

Omega General Help / Heard metallic clink on sharp corner
« on: 08 July 2018, 23:09:16 »
Hi Guys

2.6 02 saloon

Was cornering right hand bend the other day, it's a short sharp one, more of a sort of L bend for a mway on ramp, and took it a bit "keen" and then heard what I can only describe as a metallic clink sound, the noise was more "outside" rather than hearing it through the cabin; I had window down so heard it clearly outside. Haven't inspected anything as of yet and don't see anything visual like sagging from broken spring or anything, nor is handling any different or any other noises apparent, so going to have a look. Anyone had a similar experience and found what it was, or suggestions what to check etc.



Omega General Help / Drain torque converter
« on: 04 July 2018, 07:39:23 »
I am thinking of changing box oil soon and reading the guide seen that only 5 litres got removed from a possible 8. Does tc also have a drain plug? Don't see point in leaving 3 litres of old oil in there.

General Discussion Area / Odd goings on with new PC
« on: 28 June 2018, 19:35:38 »
I've just inherited a Packard Bell M3700 integrated desktop, basically a big screen with a computer inside. It has this on screen touchpad thing which I don't need and it sits quietly in the top corner of the screen. It also has this peculiar problem where the mouse is jumping about the screen, right clicking and doing weird stuff. It also seems to change the tabs and if I am typing the cursor just disappears as if it had clicked off the screen' it's happened about 8 times while typing this. It also seemed to refresh this page when I was typing this out so had to type all again.

I've tried virus/malware scan, done all the updates, checked another mouse, turned off all the usual guff that was running in the background and it is still doing it. I even tried running in safe mode but was still doing it. I am going to try running virus scan in safe mode as I had that before on another PC where the virus could hide itself from the scanner in normal windows mode.

In the meantime any other things I can check?



General Car Chat / car parts connexion closed
« on: 05 June 2018, 23:14:24 »
Boo hoo where we goning to get cheap dealer ex-stock now?

That'll be that damn PSA takeover probably! Have noticed a lot of parts suddenly becoming obsolete since that takeover - coincidence?

Omega General Help / Air con low pressure pipe hot
« on: 24 May 2018, 22:22:37 »
Hi, i've got a good pressure in my AC now and compressor kicked in but 1) no cool air and 2) the low pressure pipe is quite warm to touch, the HP pipe is burning, I know the HP gets hot but I don't think it should be burning hot and the LP should be cold. Any thoughts?

Omega General Help / Creak sound back
« on: 21 May 2018, 07:19:02 »
Occassionally get a creak sound from back end if for instance reversing into drive and on a bit of an angle or manouvering slowly on a twisty bit of road, i.e. camber a bit off from front to back. Is it doughnut bushes perhaps starting to go?

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Hazards start flashing
« on: 10 May 2018, 13:32:50 »
When i came back to my car today the hazards were flashing, when i unlocked it they stopped, but then started when i opened door. Is this a sign of something about to go tits up? I also notice if i unlock car with key they flash, then go out when ignition on, this is a seperate issue i dont know if related to first, as that just happened today.

General Discussion Area / accessing car's computer tech2
« on: 27 April 2018, 13:36:16 »
I've read about every tech2 question in forum and still not sure exactly what it is you need. So starting with software, i know there is a lot of vendors, downloads, ones people are saying might work, or only work with certain cables certain operating systems, ones that can reset codes, ones that cant, ones that can read live data and not etc. etc.

I've got to a point where i've ordered a kit off ebay as i really dont know what it is i need, so bought a cheap 19 pound kit with cd, adapter cable.

I do have access to software from 0p com but hadn't a clue what cable i needed or an adapter. Can anyone clear up  what i actually need, i've a 64 bit laptop, not sure if it's got serial port,  if that is what i need, it has the other port with more pins, and of course usb ports. I want something that i can read live data and diagnose any sensor issues, both out of a diagnostic perspective and interest.



Omega General Help / torque convertor lock up
« on: 20 April 2018, 10:37:53 »
On my old senator A, and my current senny B you feel the TC lock about 60 65 does the omega box do the same? I certainly cant feel anything or a noticeable drop in revs. It's 2.6 02 plate i have. I believe this gives a mechanic lock between engine and box.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / dimmer for dash flickering
« on: 03 April 2018, 10:42:49 »
Oddly enough this happened when giving the car a bit of a tanking, realised it was probably just the Gs doing it, but when you roll the wheel up and down it doesn't dim, just flickers a bit. Guessing need to take light switch unit out and give the pot a dash of WD?

General Car Chat / spotted silver saloon m8 glasgow airport
« on: 28 March 2018, 10:36:49 »
Seen yestetday about half 4, Westbound at glasgow airport. It was a bit ahead and i was turning off a737, but managed to see it was 03 plate, looked good nick likely a cd model.

Ps do we have a spotted thread in here ?

General Discussion Area / Is this the end of VX
« on: 23 March 2018, 13:13:20 »

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