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General Discussion Area / Re: Top Gear
« on: Yesterday at 21:03:22 »
yet this very forums shop uses the American date format-or it did some while ago when I ordered window stickers :y
That could well be related to the fact its running American software, running on American servers situated in an American Datacenter (SIC), set with an American timezone and American locales.

Go on, say American one more time  :D ;D
And an American OS.


Happy?

So are the products in the shop only suitable for Cadillac Catera's then?

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 22 October 2018, 19:51:58 »
Rainsport 3 used on the daily, decent tyre Imho (worked well in the 2 months of snow in Scotland last winter when I was working there even though it is a rain tyre!) but not an out and out sports orientated tyre.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 October 2018, 20:19:18 »
Washed the bus and my 3.2.

Peeled some laqure off the bonnet of the 3.2  :(


Karcher K4 with correct car bit, whole bonnet suffers a bit, even more so at the front.

Its been going for a long time, just the bonnet that has it.

My BMW has some peeling laqueur and I've thought about having a go at it with a rattle can....  :-\

I think though if I just leave it, it'll add character.  :)

Same.  :y
A rattle can won't work without clearing back past the edges... flatting and a lacquer coat will tidy it up without looking too shit, but much over a couple of square inches and you're into complete panel territory ;)

The quick fix is to find a good condition bonnet in the right colour. Or if in the case of TBE the wings needed swapping as well.  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 October 2018, 20:17:47 »
How does a washing machine hold LPG?


Present Mrs VXL with a large bucket and a 3 ponged dolly. And a mangle if feeling generous.  Then when you are in A&E recovering, you're free to investigate tanks. Win-win in my book.

Mr VXL does the washing since Mrs VXL's op! I did repair her old machine, new bearings cleaned up the tub etc... just should have asked for some help from son when lowering it back in as dropping the tub c/w concrete blocks tends to smash everything on its way down and given the fact it is was 17 years old I decided no more investment in it was worthwhile!

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 October 2018, 19:27:39 »
Replaced rear lock solenoid on the project with one that works, then gave it a quick wash.

Need to start looking at LPG tanks for it but typically need to buy a new washing machine first

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 18 October 2018, 12:56:40 »
Yes, but suspension, tyres and geometry all need to be spot on Imho

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General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 17 October 2018, 23:14:11 »
You might be on to something there.  I didn't realise the BIK rates for LCVs are so low.  Hmmm, Merc X class, anyone?  ::)

Id buy the Navara (exactly the same car) for several grand less personally. But the ideas sound.

Have they figured out how to stop them splitting in two yet? :-\

Yeh, apply rust protection at the factory... Oh no that would be too simple!

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks yet again to Serek and SOS Automotive
« on: 17 October 2018, 21:28:58 »
Two bolts hold each one, like a collar design

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks yet again to Serek and SOS Automotive
« on: 17 October 2018, 21:16:46 »
And if its loads of bits? Impossible to source now I hear.
https://poliuretany.olkusz.pl/pl/p/Regeneracja-poduszki-tylnego-mostu-OPEL-OMEGA-B-1szt./23110775

Or talk someone into doing it more locally... Maybe buy a pair from a breaker and see if NickW or can help.

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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 17 October 2018, 21:13:16 »
fit a heater blower resister from ECP and stand well back.
//TB strokes chin....
resistor //VXL V6 can't spell

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks yet again to Serek and SOS Automotive
« on: 17 October 2018, 21:09:53 »
I should really service the auto box, all original at 168k.

Far better and less messy taking it to SOS and letting them do it while you drink coffee in the town  :D

Yup. Thinking the same, always a faff as you cannot get the car that high. Also avoids your hair smelling of ATF for a week.

He could investigate my clonk on back ends as well, roundabouts turn either way sometimes get a clonk on offside rear.  :-\
Subframe bushes, diff mounts or exhaust mount :y

Replaced and inspected exhaust rubbers, all good there. Diff mounts could be possible, easy way to test on ramps?

Take one off and see how many pieces it's in, if ok replace and take the other one off and see if that's in more than one piece!


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Omega General Help / Re: What car should I buy?
« on: 17 October 2018, 21:07:39 »
A lot to be said of cheaper bangers. Always wonder what Id do if lost 3.2, enjoyed drive home tonight in it.

As Omega is in short supply, if I lost 3.2 tomorrow, Id strongly look at BMW 530i in E39 shape, plenty about!

RWD, autos plentiful and smooth effortless power.

Problem is that they are roughly the same age as Omega's with same or simillar problems to sort including a good few rusty examples. I think i'm one of the few people who likes the E60 design but early ones are too old (not much gain over an Omega) and late ones have complications, you're better off going for the diesel models (Petrol models not the best to LPG) and they command a premium...

It's exactly what TB and Serek say... you struggle to find anything a lot newer with the same or better spec and driveability unless you have 10K+ to spend.  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks yet again to Serek and SOS Automotive
« on: 17 October 2018, 20:57:20 »
Picture three reminds me that I must put the battery jacket back on.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: GPS Antenna adapter found
« on: 17 October 2018, 20:55:12 »
Nice one, saves running new cable and faffing about trying to source a replacement antenna.

I'd be tempted to glue that connector together using a hot glue gun.

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks yet again to Serek and SOS Automotive
« on: 17 October 2018, 20:49:22 »
I should really service the auto box, all original at 168k.

Far better and less messy taking it to SOS and letting them do it while you drink coffee in the town  :D

Yup. Thinking the same, always a faff as you cannot get the car that high. Also avoids your hair smelling of ATF for a week.

He could investigate my clonk on back ends as well, roundabouts turn either way sometimes get a clonk on offside rear.  :-\

Also really needs two people, one to change through the gears to prime them while t'other pumps ATF in

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