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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: Yesterday at 16:28:54 »
What about below the inlet manifold?

General Car Chat / Re: Thanks greatly Johnnydog
« on: Yesterday at 15:58:04 »
Having said that, can't find it now.
Listing ended yesterday ;)

General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: Yesterday at 15:57:11 »
Really pretty good, actually. IIRC it's a Prins system with Flashlube, it might be a tad undersized though as it drops to petrol if you're at WOT and above 4k RPM.. rest of the time it's entirely unobtrusive :y

That's often the safest way to go with high aspiration LPG setups as you don't often (!) spend much time at WOT in then anyway.  That's what I was thinking for the XJR lpg setup instead of finding space for 2 vaporisors in a crossover configuration to deal with the demand of the SC at WOT.
Any space behind the front wheels and wing :-\

Mercedes W140 has enough space (just) for a double vap on the nearside, OK it's not exactly next to the inlet manifold but it is convenient for the engine/cabin coolant plumbing and fuel plumbing...

And on the proper engines, there's not much space under the bonnet ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 07:18:39 »

Ok so now I'm about to put this lock and stuff in t0 the other car. But I have some problems to get the ignition lock back in the last bit. It's about 2mm left for it to slide in.

I have moved that part in the bottom of the cylinder down but there seem to be something in there that prevent it from going all in. The key is in the I (one) position.

I'm afraid to force it in and getting it wrong and stuck in there.

Any advice?

Re read the guide and follow it to the letter ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Front Springs Length Difference
« on: Yesterday at 07:16:48 »
Your driver side ;) presumably due to the combined weight of the battery and driver. Uk cars front springs are equal length :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 07:13:23 »

Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: Yesterday at 00:36:56 »
Mrs Builder had an Hyundai Elantra .....

Mrs B used to have one when they were were just a Lantra & I can vouch for the expensive parts ..... though she liked it cos it was purple  ;D ;D
That's alright then :D

General Discussion Area / Re: White Goods Thread!!
« on: Yesterday at 00:25:12 »
Our tumble drier occasionally does the same...

We have a redundant 30amp feed in the bathroom for a long departed electric shower. Keep meaning to drop it into the garage...

Might encourage me to learn to weld...  🤔

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 18 October 2018, 19:32:48 »

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 18 October 2018, 19:30:22 »
Kitty lives!
No new pick up for you then...  :D :'( 8) :y

General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: 18 October 2018, 17:33:01 »
"Mr Richards [Mondeo driving victim] was in the Army for nine years, serving as an engineer and safety officer in Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan."

Poor bugger survived tours out there only to get mown down on the M40  :(
Perhaps he made a conscious decision to stop the vehicle and potentially save everyone behind...

Often wonder what I would do in that scenario... Quite often pull up behind people reversing off the M23  at the gatwick exit

General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: 18 October 2018, 17:29:35 »
Have you clocked off?  ;D

Yep, officially. And walked the dog. And now I'm on a conference call.. so no.  :P
Only joking, don't get all defensive on me  ;D

I'm not defen.. wait, that's being defensive. ;D
Don't you go all passive aggressive on us...

General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 18 October 2018, 17:28:27 »
Of course, no one has mentioned the old RWD v FWD situation. Give me FWD anytime in wet conditions on the motorway.
So that you definitely die as you lose traction AND steering simultaneously  ::)

Makes sod all difference if the tyre is the cause.
Lego tyres aren't a good idea on a road vehicle right enough ;)

General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 18 October 2018, 17:27:31 »
Modern auto, wwd and turbo is the trifecta of total lack of control in slippery stuff...

Vectra C Estate cdti auto 0
Omega 3.2 manual 1

Never had a problem with the Omega in crap conditions.

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