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Author Topic: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?  (Read 1110 times)

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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #15 on: 05 April 2018, 15:26:23 »

I still have a Desmond manual and hopefully it will last a few years yet. New clutch last year.  :) Owned for the last 4 years and hopefully for at least another 4 years.  :)
Presumably with the original cat section. I have grown weary of swopping cat sections every year to get them through MOT tests, the more so if the exhaust manifold is cracked and the manifold cover bolts are all sheared off by earlier owners.


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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #16 on: 06 April 2018, 10:42:17 »

I still have a Desmond manual and hopefully it will last a few years yet. New clutch last year.  :) Owned for the last 4 years and hopefully for at least another 4 years.  :)
Presumably with the original cat section. I have grown weary of swopping cat sections every year to get them through MOT tests, the more so if the exhaust manifold is cracked and the manifold cover bolts are all sheared off by earlier owners.

Original cat on mine still and yes the car came with a cracked manifold and one broken stud. Luckily its just past its MOT so cat still good.  :)
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #17 on: 06 April 2018, 18:39:12 »

My 2.5 TD elite estate was a manual, sadly no longer in my possession. Scrapped after an altercation with a road sign, earth bank and dry stone wall. Lovely box on that.
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #18 on: 06 April 2018, 21:54:59 »

My 2.5 TD elite estate was a manual, sadly no longer in my possession. Scrapped after an altercation with a road sign, earth bank and dry stone wall. Lovely box on that.

The manual box on the 2.5 diseasal I drove wasn't ..... though in its defence it was the first & last manual Omega I ever drove  ;D
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #19 on: 07 April 2018, 09:53:17 »

My 2.5 TD elite estate was a manual, sadly no longer in my possession. Scrapped after an altercation with a road sign, earth bank and dry stone wall. Lovely box on that.

The manual box on the 2.5 diseasal I drove wasn't ..... though in its defence it was the first & last manual Omega I ever drove  ;D
They are all pretty similar.  On the 2.5TD, I'd concede it is probably the best option, as the autobox just isn't suited.
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #20 on: 07 April 2018, 10:35:01 »

Lovely box on that.

Wait!  I'm getting confused with all this talk of Lord Opti's Chambermaid.....  :-\                                                                   :D ;D
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #21 on: 08 April 2018, 16:51:53 »

Always had manuals and when I was forced to buy a slush box, it got converted to manual too  :D
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #22 on: 08 April 2018, 17:22:36 »

I've been waiting for the right manual V6 to turn up for ages and I think it has. Collecting next Sunday.

Real shame how they've gone. I was offered a nice 3.0 MV6 manual a few years ago for next to nothing and I turned it down, not realising how soon they'd all be gone. Of all the cars I've turned down, that's the one I regret the most
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #23 on: 08 April 2018, 19:34:20 »

Lovely box on that.

Wait!  I'm getting confused with all this talk of Lord Opti's Chambermaid.....  :-\                                                                   :D ;D

Word is, he's fallen out of favour with her, hence he's using the "Manual" box. ;D
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #24 on: 12 April 2018, 14:02:29 »

I suppose the reason is that when the clutch begins to slip, the garage cost of replacement (800?) exceeds the value of the car, so the owner scraps it. That's the fate that befell all my 24v Senators.
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #25 on: 12 April 2018, 15:19:23 »

I suppose the reason is that when the clutch begins to slip, the garage cost of replacement (800?) exceeds the value of the car, so the owner scraps it. That's the fate that befell all my 24v Senators.

perhaps their owners all saw the error of their ways & bought an auto .......  ::) ::)
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Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« Reply #26 on: 12 April 2018, 16:12:53 »

Anyone scrapping a manual, not 2.5 td though, please do get in touch with me ! ;) :y
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