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General Car Chat / Re: Signum 1.9CDTi
« on: Yesterday at 20:17:58 »
Facelift cars only have three diesel options... 1.9 120 8v, 1.9 150 16v and 3.0 190 v6

Not going to get into an argument about specs etc, but I know that I am right for 2006 on as I was looking at new Vectras at the time and the Signum was bundled in with the Vectra in the brochures... Which I binned when I cleared my room out last year.

My experience of the 1.9 150 16v lump in both manual (30k) and auto (15k) guises was less than positive, hence all the Vectra Cs I have subsequently owned were deliberately 1.8 petrols which I will defend to the end of days.

The Signum is a Vectra C estate with a funky rear seat and slightly smaller boot.

For the needs you suggest, facelift will be perfect, especially in Design or Elite specs and with whichever engine you can find looks best in Moonstone grey metallic or Reubens Red 8)

Shop around and buy on condition regardless of engine  :y

Incidentally all have 100k cambelt, except the V6* which are  chain driven

*I know the 3.2 is belt driven, but early cars only, and I have nowhere suggested buying a preface lift Vectra C of any shape ::)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: xenon bulb upgrade.
« on: Yesterday at 20:01:59 »
I'm sure I saw the MOT tester reversing my car out of the MOT bay with just the main beams and the front fogs lit earlier today.. like one or both of the HIDs had failed to strike. ::)

I wasn't going to say anything at the time. :-X
All too easy to spoil the moment  ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: it here.
« on: Yesterday at 20:01:17 »
Auto dimming mirror is basically plug and play :y

Especially if you buy one that has the correct plug... Change over is around '51 :y
thanks mate mine is a 2000 model so anything before then should be ok
Vectra C one won't fit... Plug is completely different. You need a non rain sensor Omega one.

However...

You say yours is a 2000 car... Is the front grill on the bonnet and are the window switches on the front doors?

If yes, then you'll probably find the plug tucked up behind the interior light... If it's an earlier non facelift car, you might be less fortunate  :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: it here.
« on: Yesterday at 17:29:14 »
Auto dimming mirror is basically plug and play :y

Especially if you buy one that has the correct plug... Change over is around '51 :y

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If we are to remain in the EU, we need to take a leaf from France's book. That is, ignore the rules and refuse to pay the fines.

That'll never happen!  ::)

If anything our establishment will become even more slavish!  :)
Well as most of Poland, Romania and Portugal are already here, it only seems reasonable that the Slavic types get a look in...  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Signum 1.9CDTi
« on: Yesterday at 11:32:18 »
My early facelift was booked in for it's second manifold in 5 months when I wrote it off ::)

Might be a more reliable engine if you're doing mostly motorway work...  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 21 January 2019, 22:03:02 »
You can also make a test lead using the fan loom from the seized car...

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General Car Chat / Re: Signum 1.9CDTi
« on: 21 January 2019, 21:37:33 »
In which case you have a well spaced 4 seater with a fridge. Which is nice 8)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 21 January 2019, 21:13:42 »
I doubt it Lizzie, but it dosn't stop the scare/doom mongers from bringing it up!  ::)
If that was aimed at me, no, I brought it up as a sensible, though tongue-in-cheek, option to solve all the issues...

Ireland - happy
IRA - happy
Unionists - a bit pissed, but who cares
Pragmatic EU leavers - happy, as no indeterminate backstop
Hardcore hard exit EU leavers - a bit pissed, but who cares


Hmmm, maybe it is an option :P  ::)

Getting paranoid?  ;D

No it wasn't aimed at you TB, but the unification of Ireland is often brought up along with all the stories like the sky will fall in, the Four Horsemen will arrive with their apocalypse and the whole of the UK will be sucked into a vortex down into the bowels of the earth!  ::)
Is that before or after No deal? I get confused... ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 21 January 2019, 21:08:03 »
You could also simply connect the fan motor to the battery ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Signum 1.9CDTi
« on: 21 January 2019, 21:01:36 »
Anybody have any experience or knowledge of these cars with that engine?

What to look out for etc.
Crank pulley failure on the 120 bhp lump.
Inlet sooting up causing a rough idle and sticking EGR valve (not necessarily in that order) 150 lump.
DPF clogging if fitted. Also check it still has one if it should... '56 on iirc

Auto box is horrific, especially in snow.

Otherwise, a roomy 4/5 seater with a reasonable boot. Later cars follow Vectra for spec. Elite has full leather, heated front seats and Nav. Middle rear seat is a token effort 40/20/40 split, so not great if you regularly carry three in the back. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Thought I was in the UK
« on: 21 January 2019, 18:13:35 »
I was at the Headington Campus... Ah yes, I see what you did there ;D...

Home during the week was 14 Maltfield Rd, Marston and at the weekend it was Heathrow... Neither being particularly salubrious places :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 21 January 2019, 18:04:03 »
The odius twerp is long overdue a slapping off his perch regardless of political leanings...  :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 21 January 2019, 18:01:33 »
Resigned

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General Discussion Area / Re: Thought I was in the UK
« on: 21 January 2019, 18:00:50 »
I speak as a former student there, although at the time I had far bigger issues than a degree in Urban Planning and German...  :-X

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