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Messages - cam.in.head

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Hi there welcome along .
Couple of things to try to help you.
The seat motor can get stuck at the end of its travel and jam up. It is a motor which screws a threaded bar in and out. On mine it freed up by turning the nut on the end with a long extension and ratchet. Once freed (and it didnít take much) all was well.
As regards the actual brakes. The caliper main piston can seize or become stiff ,as can the pads in the slides themselves but the more usual cause is the actual slider bolts that the whole caliper moves on.(the ones you undo to replace pads/ swing caliper up with)
Just a thought incase they werenít checked.

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General Car Chat / Re: Code Reader Help
« on: 03 December 2018, 10:10:14 »
Sorry was thinking omega

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General Car Chat / Re: Code Reader Help
« on: 02 December 2018, 12:59:19 »
Thats a shame but if the sensor was faulty anyway then you havnt broken a good one. Personally never had a rear one stuck.bolt or sensor .front ones well thats a different matter. Never ever got a front one out intact !
No doubt a garage would have snapped your bolt too.they would take less care than you probably.

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General Car Chat / Re: Rear track rods help
« on: 02 December 2018, 10:53:54 »
One silly question here.
If the revised settings from wim have been worked out as the settings to use ,is this to allow for settling of springs etc as the cars age or is it because Vauxhallís original settings (even if in middle of allowable range)were totally wrong to start with?.
If itís just to allow for settling then what is recommended if car is at proper height.ie new springs etc.original gm settings or wim settings ?

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General Car Chat / Re: Code Reader Help
« on: 02 December 2018, 10:47:27 »
Left rear would be near side. Seeing as they are identical and a doddle to change you could swa them over and see if it comes up as right rear .

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 26 November 2018, 00:15:51 »
Ive had 6 of those kits. They did ask for the reg number on ordering like a lot of sellers do but ignored the message and ordered anyway. All arrived and was fine. Maybee ebay have changed the ordering process now.they do keep mucking about with things.
It might work if you just put in the reg number of a car that it would definately fit !
Otherwise itís a shame cos at £40 a kit itís a good price and a way a lot of us have done it I beleive.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 25 November 2018, 12:00:08 »
Other issue worth mentioning is you are still probably better off going for an earlier cam belt kit with the adjustable lower pulley rather than the correct one for your car as it stands now.reason being if you do end up skimming heads then a non adjustable pulley may leave you with valve timing slightly out and no way to get it right on that bank.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Poor headlights, 2001 2.2DTI
« on: 14 November 2018, 17:37:35 »
Nothing elsewhere on the circuit can cause the bulbs to run hotter providing they are not getting more than 14.5v approx and they are standard bulbs
.if there was a resistance somewhere in the circuit it would lower the voltage at the bulb and not get as hot. I would replace the bulbs and connectors and check alternator If ii were you.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Poor headlights, 2001 2.2DTI
« on: 13 November 2018, 17:20:37 »
The standard connector is capable of withstanding the heat from the bulb so I would check that no one has put higher wattage ones in or that the alternator isnít over voltage.
Once the connector gets weak on the terminals that can create more heat that will destroy them in no time.
Ceramic replacements are available but shouldnít realy be needed if all is well.

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Hopefully it will be fine
.its a common thing to happen and can be in worst cases the loop thatís got weaker / thinner due to rust or the end lip on the cable thatís rusted away a bit making it smaller and thus easier to slip through.

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 15:16:32 »
Its all definately a matter of personal taste.ive driven many a modern/ nearly new car and found them all very much of a muchness.my boss has had bmw,audi and mercs and to be honest they all felt harsh and uninspiring to be in.thry were all large saloons.
Same goes for smaller stuff like astras fiestas vws etc. All seem fine to do what they are designed to do but again no character.sure do a long journey in something modern and you may well get there with no aches and pains but would i feel as if id actually enjoyed the drive ?  Most likely not.

Now if i were to go to northumerland for example in a hc viva or mk1 cav i would thoroughly enjoy the journey .the cav especially having a near perfect driving position and handling and obviously the omega too for unrivalled comfort.

Please remeber thou that this is MY opinion. Most of my friends would think the entire opposite to me and thry are not wrong as such ,just thats what they prefer.

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 18 September 2018, 15:04:35 »
Exactly .and as i said earlier no disrespect to either type of owner.
To be honest i tend to hang onto and maintain all the things i own that i wish to keep (because i like them/want to /prefer to another type etc)and will just do whatever they need as time goes on. This is why i still have my cars,my hifi,my old phone ,my crt tv's etc. ! !

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 17:33:25 »
Yes seconded.fantastic example and does look good in that colour.thats not to say star silver ones dont because they do its just that its nice seeing them in a different colour.if that all makes sense.
You can tell from looking at your car lizzie that it has and will be maintained in as near "as new" condition as it can be and we know its because YOU want to. Thats the best and only reason there should be.
Sometimes its a personal challenge,sometimes its to be proud of something and sometimes its to show off a bit( as the bandit was commented on by frog" you do do it well !" ) rip burt.....
But its slways a great feeling to drive around in a car thats still alive because of your own efforts and abilities that others may have let go to scrap years ago due to neglect. After all they all start off immaculate !

Ps. I bet terry never knew what thread he was starting here !  !

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 10:33:57 »
Probably when it stops being enjoyable .

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 15 September 2018, 17:58:05 »
Dont get me wrong i wouldnt criticise either types of owner and to someone who cannot do their own repairs and cannot afford a garage to do it would in most cases end up with the car being written off .(unless they had a friend who would help/do it for free) the car would then survive to live another day.nothing is unrepairable to the most devoted owner exept obviously a burnt out shell or badly accident damaged one.and even then there are exeptions i suppose.
Personally i would repair most things rather than replace .its just the way i was brought up. You get something you like/want.look after it and keep it until you find something you want better or otherwise !.

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