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General Car Chat / Re: DTI 2.2 engine
« on: Yesterday at 23:29:31 »
The engine is pretty much bulletproof, the fuel pump however, is not.

Omega General Help / Re: Oil filter conversion Part Number
« on: 18 May 2018, 15:40:58 »
Genuine GM element filters can be had for 2.75 if you know where to look and buy in multiples.

Only found the lids to be hard to remove the very first oil change you do on the car after you've bought it, after that it's never been a problem.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Retrofit navi oem
« on: 14 May 2018, 22:11:00 »
No Vectra-C screen is compatible. So don't even begin to investigate that, you'll waste your time.

Although the half CAN Vectra-C screen looks the same, its electronically very different.  The full CAN setup used a completely different Navi HU and screen, such as CD70, which is not compatible with Omegas.

Compatible screens were fitted to Astra-G and Vectra-B (and Omegas of course), compatible NCDC201x were fitted to Omegas, early Vectra-C and Corsas (usually only NCDC2011).

All components in the ring (NAV, CD (separate device, even though bolted to bottom of NAV), screen and Telematics (if used)) need to be in depaired mode.

I've seen that piece of shit o p c o m pair these up successfully, I've also seen it screw them up. I'd entrust to a tech2.

The screen and the unit ncdc must be from the same set?

Yes, unless they already unpaired with Tech II

Omega General Help / Re: Rear Shock Absorbers
« on: 14 May 2018, 18:37:39 »
I dumped two self levelling shocks at the weekend, no idea if they worked as the pump hasn't been running, mind you the shocks were covered in rust so I doubt they were up to much.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Retrofit navi oem
« on: 13 May 2018, 13:50:29 »
Needs a genuine Tech II really, the various 'cheap' code readers are notorious for bricking NCDC's

Omega General Help / Re: Rear Shock Absorbers
« on: 13 May 2018, 13:48:21 »
I believe (although I could be wrong) that Monroe air shocks will work but you'll need to make an adapter to fit the pipe connection.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Retrofit navi oem
« on: 13 May 2018, 09:58:48 »
You'll need to do a bit of loom modification and addition, if fitting to a lower spec car (eg. no HID's, different size wheels) the screen will need programming to match the spec.

Nav lasers can be replaced and are still available, using original 'unscratched' media is essential for longetivity of the laser.

Vectra C had two versions I believe - 1/2 CAN and full CAN, the full CAN version won't work in an Omega as the only part of a CANbus loom in an Omega is between HU and Screen.

Also need to select Bose mode depending on what your output setup is.

Fitted Eibach Springs and Bilstein shocks on the rear of the project.

Front end rebuild (everything), brakes (got a refurbed set of calipers and new pads and discs all round), cambelt etc still to do lol!

General Car Chat / Re: GSi
« on: 10 May 2018, 19:33:33 »
I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.

I had a 620ti which was chipped and was properly quick,good for 150mph on a test track
Even in std form, a proper quick car in its day :y

I know it was totally outperformed by later Rovers and I know that plenty slate every aspect of it, but I still think the SD1 Vitesse was one of the best looking cars Rover ever produced (well threw together with the minimal of quality control and care). I guess my retro garage would have a Granada Consul, Rover SD1 Twin Plenum Vitesse, Senator 24v and maybe the odd Omega!

Omega General Help / Re: Pads & Disks
« on: 09 May 2018, 16:21:51 »
3.2 and 2.6 V6's use vented discs  :y

... Just in case your buying the full kit!

Took the 3.2 for its annual medical. Passed, again with no advisories.. Happy days. :y
I wonder what that feels like ;D

Excellent news :y

For the first time since owning an Omega (if my memory is correct) one of mine failed recently - I knew it wasn't going well when Serek walked over with the end of the spring in his hand  ::) ;D

Oh well, steers in a lot nicer with Irmscher front springs...

General Car Chat / Re: Electric cars and hybrids
« on: 08 May 2018, 20:24:13 »
I have the solution ..
I bet mine is better, and more effective ;)
Lowering the population count? A most splendid idea if I may say so... With the added bonus that the roads will slowly become less congested!

Omega General Help / Re: Spare wheel
« on: 08 May 2018, 15:52:49 »
Worth remembering the 17' Elite rims don't fit in the spare wheel section in the boot.

Only the standard non-alloy 16(?!) ones fit.....

Fitted fine in two of mine, just a bit tight to clip the cover back. The 19 in the other one fits as well although a little tight and can't clip the cover back. You won't get a 9J wide Sportstar in there though! Should add - referring to a saloon.

Omega General Help / Re: Part Number
« on: 07 May 2018, 20:13:07 »
Cartridge on a 3.2
Officially  ;)
Unless it's been downgraded you mean  :P

Omega General Help / Re: Part Number
« on: 07 May 2018, 19:44:00 »
Cartridge on a 3.2

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