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Day 5 of steam watch:

No more significant steam coming out so the tailgaters have returned.  I almost miss being able to boot it and let out a huge plume of steam to any pr!ck behind me :D

I think I may have a very small leak somewhere, either that or the coolant takes a long time to fully settle on an S-Type.

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Need anything bringing back from Chicago?

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Sounds like it could have been done like that accidentally-on-purpose.  You obviously need a 2 post car lift ::)
Obviously...  ;D

The deeds say that we can't have a fence at the front, keep chickens, caravans or hang washing to the front of the house.

No mention of boats or lifting equipment  ::)

It's funny, mine says no boats, caravans or trailers.  But when I pointed out to the planning department, to whom one of my lovely neighbours had obviously complained, that I can park a long-base astra, a jag, a boat and a small box trailer on the drive without parking anything on the road they relented.  The planning restriction was to prevent over-spill on to the road because that is where the local 'garage' do their work customers park (not in the car park in their own planning restrictions).  The builders of my house had to prove that there was space for 4 cars on the driveway of a 2 bedroom house.  Go figure.

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Sounds like it could have been done like that accidentally-on-purpose.  You obviously need a 2 post car lift ::)

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hacksaw and drill?

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Have fitted new and good used on various Omegas. Not noticed any difference one way or tother as to how the suspension goes back together, although new bolts are a bit easier to spot if you drop one into the subframe... :-X

I made a tool using a wire coathanger to drop the bolts in.  Never lost a single one :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: UPS disable audible allarm
« on: Yesterday at 13:28:49 »
Crack it open and de-solder the speaker.  Just don't cross the streams bridge the contacts on the battery.

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Steam watch, day 4:

After cleaning the intake and internals of the exhaust system ::) I still had quite a bit of steam coming out on the pipes but only when it had sufficiently warmed up.  No misfires or other signs of HG problems.   Several short trips over the weekend but no reduction in the amount of stinky steam from the baffles. Drove to work this morning, circa 50 miles, and by the time I got there the steam was significantly reduced.  Time will tell if it will have gone completely, being half-term I am hoping that the M25 will be clear enough for a bit of an italian tune-up on the way home. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: My neighbour's wheel nuts
« on: Yesterday at 09:26:51 »
I found a local chap who came and took mine off for 70 notes cash.  It's probably too far for him to get to you but if you look around on google/yellow pages you might find someone nearby.

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I believe that due to their tightening specification the bolts cannot be guaranteed to be ok for reuse due to the strain they go under.  That said you might be lucky.  The real question, do you want to risk it for the same of a tenner(?)?

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 19 October 2018, 20:20:02 »
What about below the inlet manifold?

That's where the inlet pipes for the SC sit.

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 19 October 2018, 16:19:00 »
With the XJR6 there is loads of space under the bonnet, it's just that most of it is by the exhaust manifolds.  There is space for one by the throttle cable interface but to put in two you would have to do some re-engineering.

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 19 October 2018, 13:54:20 »
If you can do most of the work yourself it makes financial sense, otherwise Scoobie stealer rates can smart.

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General Car Chat / Re: How stable is your Omega in the rain
« on: 19 October 2018, 12:53:20 »
Really pretty good, actually. IIRC it's a Prins system with Flashlube, it might be a tad undersized though as it drops to petrol if you're at WOT and above 4k RPM.. rest of the time it's entirely unobtrusive :y

That's often the safest way to go with high aspiration LPG setups as you don't often (!) spend much time at WOT in then anyway.  That's what I was thinking for the XJR lpg setup instead of finding space for 2 vaporisors in a crossover configuration to deal with the demand of the SC at WOT.

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General Discussion Area / Re: White Goods Thread!!
« on: 19 October 2018, 10:48:16 »
In the name of equality, I declare this thread racist  ::)

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