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General Car Chat / Re: condensation
« on: Yesterday at 10:40:07 »
A dehumidifier is a good investment to keep car dry. Run it with all windows and vents shut. Have seen me empty about a pint or more of water in around 2 hours from it. You need to be able to shut door over mains cable so make sure cable is about middle of door shut and the cable will take up the shape of the door shut. Feels a bit tight at first but that is it being shoved into gap of door and sill.

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General Car Chat / Re: Shunted on the way home .....
« on: 14 February 2018, 07:42:29 »
I was hit by uninsured driver years ago i was driving an old rover 216. Polis told me to submit claim to motor insurance bureau, sent damage estimate and police report, got 280 back for a creased bumper, which i never bothered to fix.

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Omega General Help / Re: Water loss
« on: 13 February 2018, 20:50:40 »
Same thing happened to my senator, water pump impeller split into 3 bits, car still ran great though just loads and loads of boiling water really quickly, cup of T vicar?  :)


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As I suspected I had to drill out the 2 bolts on both sides. Started out with a pack of silverline cobolt drills and used smallest to start a pilot hole. One of the holes was a bit offset, due to not getting the pilot started exactly in the middle, so the hole was getting bigger towards the pipe to flange section, and it would have worked out that the bolt head would have been resting on the flange to pipe weld join when I started tightening, so, after making a big ding in the remaining bit of thread with a chisel, had to drill the remaining thread with drill pointing up towards floor then grind it away with the side of the drill. Eventually got to a point where the bolt head is sitting flat on the flange face not jammed on to the weld join.

Everything looks like it's about ready to be assembled up; I just need another 54mm clamp for back box, and another 48mm clamp for the long bracket that holds the 2 centre sections in check.


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Omega General Help / Re: meg tank does it fit senator?
« on: 08 February 2018, 07:37:47 »
Senny b it is

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Omega General Help / Re: meg tank does it fit senator?
« on: 07 February 2018, 18:04:00 »
Easy to read here.....

Replacement senator ones are expensive and metal. He is asking if Omega plastic fuel tanks fit a senator.

Would imagine they are different as in the straps and mounting points? Perhaps need custom version of them?

Will ask at ABS too as it's more likely someone there done it.

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Omega General Help / meg tank does it fit senator?
« on: 07 February 2018, 10:45:58 »
As above, new teplacements are really expensive, and metal so thinking plastic meg one would be beter option

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You're making a meal out if it; if you remove the bolts holding it to the cat, and unhook the rubber hangers the entire system will fall to the floor.


You then fit the new parts, starting at the cats, hanging it as you go. If the cat bolts aren't an issue it's a 45 minute job, working solo in the street.

Yep i usually do that with exhausts but i will put jack on it and undo rubbers and then drop it

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So tonight I got under the car with the aid of my trusty drive on ramps (reverse on this time) and without much effort pulled the backbox off and the join was dust so never had to undo the clamps. Might try and salvage the clamps, but if not will try kwik fix for a fix!

Pulled both pipes from the middle section silencer as weakened by rust. Then decided to go for the meat and potatoes bit, the 2 bolts on each middle section to cat. With a little hindsight I think I should not have been so hasty because I just put a 13mm spanner and extended it with the closed end of another and all the nut heads sheared off.

Now got to get the studs out 4 of them boo hoo!

All that is left is the rubbers holding up the middle section, and there is a double clamp thing between the two pipes, the nuts look "weathered" so will be another cut off job I think or hammer a smaller socket on and heat.

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General Discussion Area / Couple of megs in u pull it Edinburgh
« on: 06 February 2018, 22:02:56 »
thought this might be of interest to anyone in and around North england/Scotland area - maybe me!

https://www.u-pull-it.co.uk/search/yard/Edinburgh/cartype/Vehicles-Under-7.5-Tonnes/make/Vauxhall/model/Omega

Ones a funeral limo!

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Omega General Help / Re: stalled
« on: 06 February 2018, 17:15:10 »
p0150 relates to the mixture being out, the symptoms you have also tend to point towards a potentially failing MAF.

Can you read the live values for air flow and the learnt values for mixture?

Crank sensor should be showing a code if its an issue.

If it only requires a digy meter yes, is there a guide to do this?

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Omega General Help / stalled
« on: 06 February 2018, 07:30:55 »
While pulling up to my drive yesterday i knocked it into neutral and the engine went splat. Never had that, i then reversed into drive and while doing so it stuttered and nearly stalled again. Also when at my folks i went to start and it just churned and churned and never started. I then turned key off then back to starting and it went. It did do this a couple of weeks ago but thought cause i had been lying fora while and in the cold. Seems there is a problem developing, what can i check, is this a known problem? I seen flashing spanner while trying to start it.

Currently have the p0150 or whatever it is code for O2 sensor, which is going to get looked at soon and exhaust change. It's drive by wire 2.6 v6. Done pedal check, seems only O2 sensor one and no others.

Update: just read its likey crank sensor, much are they from vx and does anyone have part number? Now i think on it i remember reading about this a wee while ago.

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Drop the tank and use the rear chassis rails above then...

Everywhere left to jack is too far up for jack to reach. Already gor back end about as far as jack would lift it, boot lid tip is about level with my gut!

The only thing i think will work is a long bit of 4*2 along the back of sill and lift that way, back end is devoid of tank, subframe (weighs a ton) and exhaust so light enough to lift now without worry that sill disintegrates under jack. the long block of tree should help.

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I jack the front point on the same side, then axle stand under front chassis rail.

Then use the jack as required to support the rear trailing arm...

Both rear wheels stay on the ground :y

The whole back axle is out, axle stand on back chassis with block of wood after rear floor, where part of subframe to body mounts, and need this out of way now to alight new rear jacking/sill panel, cant jack on sill edge now as bust off all spot welding and split it from rest of sill. Painted myself into corner.

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Omega General Help / Re: wet front passenger floor
« on: 30 January 2018, 10:44:49 »
Water has travelled all the way back from the front in my experience. Still think that you have corrosion on the seams within the pollen housing if the bung is clear. My water issue all but disappeared after I painted the rusted areas with bitumen paint. Although car still steamed up over night. I think the noise damping foam holds a serious amount of water..It's busy rusting away the floor ;D

I could see noise dampening on bulkhead above floor, like my cavy, it's about an inch or more thick. Holds water like no ones business. Nightmare to dry out.

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