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Omega General Help / Re: Starting oddity
« on: 19 March 2019, 22:27:07 »
I would say mr entwood above is on the right tracks re the selector stick .a totally dead starter not even a click but will work if in neutral rather than park .sounds like the alignment (or wear /dirty contacts) in the gear-lever inhibitor switch.located on the side of the gearbox. These are known to play up occasionally anyway so might be worth taking off and doing a full clean up .see the guide re aligning on refitting.

General Discussion Area / Re: End of an Era
« on: 17 March 2019, 14:26:44 »
Still wished I'd have kept AK 51 ONV wonder where she is now, best car for under £2000 I've ever owned.
You never know still could be around.its mot only just ran out in January this year !

Omega General Help / Re: Exhaust for 2.5 estate
« on: 15 March 2019, 21:21:51 »
Omegas and most other modern cars rust relatively little compared to cars from the early 80,s and older. Anything is repairable if you want to.
Classic car enthusiasts have brought back complete rusty wrecks found in damp fields to as new condition .
Of course omegas will be around to reach 50 years old.
Bread and butter everyday cars from years ago were thought of the same as modern cars now and become the classics of the future.

Omega General Help / Re: Codes 129 & 132 EGR valve voltage low
« on: 04 March 2019, 19:07:07 »
If you are going to have to replace the cat ( or both) you donít have to limit yourself to a good quality ORIGINAL omega cat ,a suitable dimension original factory cat from any other car would do the same job or better.

Omega General Help / Re: rusty cat converter
« on: 24 February 2019, 18:33:33 »
According to my not test station the shields are now part of the test and if originally fitted should be there at mot time.he said he will fail a car with a shield missing .like someone said earlier just jubilee clamp it secure or re screw the lip if there's any lip available to screw to !.

General Car Chat / Re: Price of cars and newness
« on: 16 February 2019, 17:27:39 »
People laugh when I say I pay cash for everything , but I still believe cash is king, haven't paid interest on anything since 1987 must have saved a fortune , as for PCP don't want a euro shitbox, prefer to be different and own things outright.😀

Absolutely agree 100%. My belief and how I was brought up was    If you want something you save up and buy it. Then look after it .
Unfortunately in my case I've taken the 'look after it 'to extremes and own many things now not just cars that I've had 30 years or more.
I've got my old cars and also my modern ' nearly new ' 2003 omega !.
To me anything newer than 2000 is a nearly new car .
Girlfriends sister was complaining that her mini is getting a bit old now so may have to change it. It's a 2015 model !

If the magazine is not actually locking into place then thereís a little locking tab/ catch inside the unit that can get stuck .
If you look into the front of the CD player slot with a torch  you should see it towards the back of the unit and to the right side from center.
You need to make sure itís flicked over to the right. If itís not the magazine wonít go in .
This may not be the problem on yours but it was on mine and been ok since.
Hope his helps

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 04 February 2019, 12:46:08 »
Thanks. Replied to..

General Car Chat / Re: Crankshaft locking for pulley removal.
« on: 02 February 2019, 19:00:20 »
That's true .you never know who's been there before you or why they would need to loctite a bolt that going on be so tight anyway !
That's how I got mine off but as you say what if ?

General Car Chat / Re: Crankshaft locking for pulley removal.
« on: 01 February 2019, 22:05:30 »
Sometimes itís just easier to cut the bolt head off .providing you can get access. Then thatís half the battle over with. They can be extremely tight to unscrew otherwise even with a long breaker.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 31 January 2019, 17:14:53 »
Thankyou. Much appreciated

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Alternator front half case
« on: 20 January 2019, 17:52:16 »
Have found a few on eBay and have also noticed the other variants (Ie not v6) have a similar looking front mounting section. Are the casings the same on the others and it's just that the v6 has the double rear mountings ? . If anyone has the two types to compare that would be appreciated.thankyou

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: xenon bulb upgrade.
« on: 19 January 2019, 18:48:13 »
Not sure what you mean by did bulb ? and omegas with hid have d2s bulbs .otherwise normal h1/h7 for non hid cars..6k is the reccommended hid bulb temp at 35w. Not sure you can upgrade these .certainly not above 35w anyway.
As for the non hid you can't go above 55w but there are various bulbs available that give a better light output for the same wattage. Various makes do these .only used the ring versions myself but I'm sure Philips and Osram do some.
A few people on here like the nightbreaker ones.

General Car Chat / Re: Corsa C rear brake problem
« on: 19 January 2019, 11:20:24 »
The adjusters inside the drum wont have gone too tight because they only move up one tooth when that tooth is available .if that makes sense .if the shoes are dragging and causing heat there is a small bimetallic expander that may have opened.
If I were you I would just back off the cable so there is some slack in it. That may be all thatís wrong.
If not ,back the cable off COMPLETELY then check drums are free to turn. Press brake pedal hard a few times with a 5 sec waiting time between. If the drums are self adjusting up you should hear a click as they go up tooth by tooth. If not they are either already up or thereís an issue inside .

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Alternator front half case
« on: 15 January 2019, 18:11:33 »
Hi there. Rebuilding my alternator and noticed the front case has a crack in it. Itís on a v6 and is the bosch type with the 1Ē gap between the casing halves  if anyone has one please ? .
Many thanks.

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