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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: interior rubber bits
« on: 24 July 2018, 23:03:49 »
If it's auto, then I have a spare gear selector stick here, pm me if interested.

Don't have any spare door grab inserts though I'm afraid, the clips are bad for breaking off so you may struggle to get good ones, many held in with blu-tac/similar I'm sure, possibly still available from VX,

Manual, sorry

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / interior rubber bits
« on: 10 July 2018, 21:57:30 »
Where can you get the rubber bits on the door grab handle (closer) Both sides. Also the reverse selector under the gear knob?

Omega General Help / Re: tranny oil
« on: 12 February 2018, 21:09:20 »
I suppose argument could be made for/against changing gearbox fluid.Assuming it's an automatic?Maybe remove level/fill plug from side of gearbox and check colour and smell of present fluid and go from there?
Sorry...its a manual, just thought 21years is a long time for oil. 146k miles

Omega Gallery / Re: money pit
« on: 12 February 2018, 20:40:35 »
As money puts go it looks smart, I think the money pit thing is a right of passage on here!

Aint that the truth. In less than 18 months after buying mine I spent over £1600 on it. It looks almost exactly the same as it did when I bought it, but it drives nicely and hopefully wont surprise me with any big bills in the future.
Logic says its madness to do this to a 15 year old, 180k miles car, but on the other hand, what else could I have bought that would have been as good a car for the money Ive spent ?

Yup.... Mines 21 and I have been complemented on how well it rides. BMW quality.

Omega General Help / tranny oil
« on: 12 February 2018, 20:17:38 »
As our baby has now reached 21 and I have retired it's time (when it's warm) to start doing some of the jobs that have been put off and off. But as the miles have been very low 1000 for the last 5 /6 yrs I don't think there will be too many problems. Gearbox oil. Diff oil. Both original..worth changing?  All other fluids which are about 3 years old will be done. Vacuum pipes? There has to be a leak somewhere as the air inside the car stops blowing in when the engine is under load, uphill. Bonnet and boot struts just done. What a difference.
Getting some bits of rust now in the usual places, but looking forward to many more years of luxury


Cars for Sale & wanted / Re: WANTED
« on: 17 January 2018, 14:55:02 »
I'm living in Bradford now. Lovely. :y

Akbars Leeds rd, or do you know better?

She did say in Wiltshire mate. :D

missed that bit.  :o

General Car Chat / Re: boot and bonnet gas struts
« on: 16 January 2018, 20:21:44 »
Thanks.. got them ordered and went for the higher newtons

General Car Chat / Re: 2.5 quad cam question
« on: 16 January 2018, 20:19:33 »
Are there any week points to the cooling system on the left hand side of the V6 and if so what are they?
Itís leaking from somewhere up between the back of the exhaust manifold and fire wall and we couldnít see exactly where
Keep your heater on hot and it will slow the leak down. Wait for warmer weather

Cars for Sale & wanted / Re: WANTED
« on: 16 January 2018, 20:12:36 »
I'm living in Bradford now. Lovely. :y

Akbars Leeds rd, or do you know better?

General Car Chat / boot and bonnet gas struts
« on: 15 January 2018, 18:12:27 »
Are there any that are better than others?

Omega General Help / seat base
« on: 18 March 2017, 20:25:08 »
Are the left and right front seat bases the same?

Omega Gallery / Re: MOT Day Today for the Old Girl
« on: 28 November 2016, 19:40:30 »
Ours is a 1997 in the same colour. Great cars.

Cars for Sale & wanted / Re: '03 MV6 3.2 Auto Est
« on: 28 September 2016, 20:22:52 »
Oops! apologies.....roached... roughly translated, beyond saving.Couldn't quite see wether the paint is just dull due to standing out in the Welsh Wales weather and would possibly respond to a wash and a thorough detailing. :)

A wether is a castrated ram (male sheep).

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: WTD: Roof bars
« on: 14 July 2016, 20:25:38 »
Oh sugar lol

For a saloon
I got some cheap ones in Carrefour a few years back. Have a day trip buy some beers etc.

Omega General Help / Re: Cam belt
« on: 05 May 2016, 00:12:54 »
OK so no water pump, but tensioners etc after 5k?

It's the tensioners that tend to fail, not the belt. As they normally give no warning, and a visual inspection requires removing the belt and doesn't tell you very much, replacement is the correct procedure.

But, at only 5k miles, I wouldn't be too worried about changing it yet if it were my car.

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