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General Car Chat / Re: Price of cars and newness
« on: 16 February 2019, 17:27:39 »
People laugh when I say I pay cash for everything , but I still believe cash is king, haven't paid interest on anything since 1987 must have saved a fortune , as for PCP don't want a euro shitbox, prefer to be different and own things outright.😀


Absolutely agree 100%. My belief and how I was brought up was    If you want something you save up and buy it. Then look after it .
Unfortunately in my case I've taken the 'look after it 'to extremes and own many things now not just cars that I've had 30 years or more.
I've got my old cars and also my modern ' nearly new ' 2003 omega !.
To me anything newer than 2000 is a nearly new car .
Girlfriends sister was complaining that her mini is getting a bit old now so may have to change it. It's a 2015 model !

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If the magazine is not actually locking into place then thereís a little locking tab/ catch inside the unit that can get stuck .
If you look into the front of the CD player slot with a torch  you should see it towards the back of the unit and to the right side from center.
You need to make sure itís flicked over to the right. If itís not the magazine wonít go in .
This may not be the problem on yours but it was on mine and been ok since.
Hope his helps

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 04 February 2019, 12:46:08 »
Thanks. Replied to..

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General Car Chat / Re: Crankshaft locking for pulley removal.
« on: 02 February 2019, 19:00:20 »
That's true .you never know who's been there before you or why they would need to loctite a bolt that going on be so tight anyway !
That's how I got mine off but as you say what if ?

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General Car Chat / Re: Crankshaft locking for pulley removal.
« on: 01 February 2019, 22:05:30 »
Sometimes itís just easier to cut the bolt head off .providing you can get access. Then thatís half the battle over with. They can be extremely tight to unscrew otherwise even with a long breaker.

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 31 January 2019, 17:14:53 »
Thankyou. Much appreciated

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 20 January 2019, 17:52:16 »
Have found a few on eBay and have also noticed the other variants (Ie not v6) have a similar looking front mounting section. Are the casings the same on the others and it's just that the v6 has the double rear mountings ? . If anyone has the two types to compare that would be appreciated.thankyou

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: xenon bulb upgrade.
« on: 19 January 2019, 18:48:13 »
Not sure what you mean by did bulb ? and omegas with hid have d2s bulbs .otherwise normal h1/h7 for non hid cars..6k is the reccommended hid bulb temp at 35w. Not sure you can upgrade these .certainly not above 35w anyway.
As for the non hid you can't go above 55w but there are various bulbs available that give a better light output for the same wattage. Various makes do these .only used the ring versions myself but I'm sure Philips and Osram do some.
A few people on here like the nightbreaker ones.

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General Car Chat / Re: Corsa C rear brake problem
« on: 19 January 2019, 11:20:24 »
The adjusters inside the drum wont have gone too tight because they only move up one tooth when that tooth is available .if that makes sense .if the shoes are dragging and causing heat there is a small bimetallic expander that may have opened.
If I were you I would just back off the cable so there is some slack in it. That may be all thatís wrong.
If not ,back the cable off COMPLETELY then check drums are free to turn. Press brake pedal hard a few times with a 5 sec waiting time between. If the drums are self adjusting up you should hear a click as they go up tooth by tooth. If not they are either already up or thereís an issue inside .

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Alternator front half case
« on: 15 January 2019, 18:11:33 »
Hi there. Rebuilding my alternator and noticed the front case has a crack in it. Itís on a v6 and is the bosch type with the 1Ē gap between the casing halves  if anyone has one please ? .
Many thanks.

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlight Query
« on: 14 January 2019, 20:25:30 »
The price seems fine but I would try and confirm that the adjusters are ok . Trouble is ,,the seller may snap them by trying them !  That is these lamps weak spot. You can fit a new adjuster without dismantling the light but itís very fiddly and most advise softening the glue in an oven and removing the lense first.
You have just opened up a large can of worms I think !.

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General Car Chat / Re: Another MOT pass
« on: 14 January 2019, 20:16:14 »
From what Iíve seen of your omega I am not in the least surprised. It sure is a fine example.
I do not understand why people worry over mot time. A properly looked after and maintained car will always pass . Everything is repairable and when kept up to 100% there can be no surprises.
Yours will surely live on for many years to come !

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlight Query
« on: 14 January 2019, 20:11:17 »
Yes it look correct but then again so does yours .if it were me and your existing headlamp has got good adjusters and lens I would just try find a replacement bulb retainer clip/ top.
I personally would be more inclined to change the other headlamp ! But thatís just me !.

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlight Query
« on: 14 January 2019, 19:31:38 »
Thatís what I thought . So it looks like someone has fitted pre facelift light to the pass side.not an actual physical problem in itself providing you donít mind the gap on the corner.it will obviously still work as intended.
So from what I am reading it sounds like you need to either find a way to hold the bulb in correctly on your other lamp ( is this an early rounded corner type as well ?) or replace the lamp unit complete to match the other side .
Or
Replace the pair but then youíre getting expensive / extra work for just solving the original. Bulb holder problem.
Your car . Your call .

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlight Query
« on: 14 January 2019, 19:09:29 »
Is this the actual light on your actual car. . If it is then it
Looks like an early pre facelift light has been fitted rather than the correct type. ( hence the gap/ rounded off corner)
Or am I mistaken ?

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