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Omega General Help / Re: Eternal car - making life hard?
« on: 30 September 2020, 17:29:37 »
For closure I offer the following:-

The parts specified by DG were ordered late on the 17th and delivered from Poland early on the 23rd via GLS/ Parcel Force.
The centre sections were in one piece, no sleeving required.
Only three hangers recieved.
Two large packages, all ends double/or triple protected. Inevitable minor dents to the shell of the back box.
Twin tail pipe arrangement though you have to get on your knees to see them from close up because they dont protrude.
Fitted by local garage who needed to drill the studs out and nut'n'bolt the flanges together.

So far only used around town but no obtrusive noise to report. Hopefully get above 20mph soon and see if that changes.

Thanks again for the help.

Omega General Help / Re: Eternal car - making life hard?
« on: 17 September 2020, 21:32:50 »

''Drop Hide Lose''  ;D ;D

Not heard that before but I like it.
Do Hurry Lads is what Ive known them as  - until now.

Anything out of gauge is a right PITA for all of these outfits, whose margin on each box is peanuts. I want to get some motorcycle forks re-worked and my chosen workshop suggest I pack them up and send them by courier. No thanks, they'll wait till I can deliver by hand.

Omega General Help / Re: Eternal car - making life hard?
« on: 17 September 2020, 16:28:25 »
Ordered as per DG’s bill of materials  :)

I already have a stack of washers on my thermostat bolts

Omega General Help / Re: Eternal car - making life hard?
« on: 17 September 2020, 11:18:13 »
Brilliant, just what I wanted to hear confirmed.

I wonder if Eternal employ a full time sales dissincentive officer or it just happens by accident :D



Omega General Help / Eternal car - making life hard?
« on: 17 September 2020, 10:27:11 »
I'm in the market for a cat back system for my 2003 2.6 elite estate.

I could not with any confidence pick the correct parts from their ebay shop so messaged them with the query.

On the plus side I got an instant (automatic ?) reply ....

''Thank you for your enquiry.

We need to know the following details to provide you with the correct exhaust pieces:
- your car's registration number
- the actual year and month of production(not 1st registration)
- your car's body shape and number of doors
- engine capacity
- power output in kW or HP - this information can be found in the registration certificate - vehicle details - field P.2 Max net power (KW)
- if it has a cat fitted
(some of these information can be found in your vehicle's logbook)

Our staff is currently working from home office, we are doing our best to assist you during the pandemic. It may take a bit longer for us to reply, we appreciate your patience.''

How will I find the exact month of production? I kind of understand the potential need for it - my old Carlton was a 'changover' model, seldom did I get the right parts first time despite what the microfiche said, but enough of you guys have fitted eternal so it must be a reasonably common set up.

Any pointers?


General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 27 August 2020, 21:14:16 »
Puts me in mind of a nautical ditty

This is the story of John O’Day
Who died maintaining his right of way.
He was right, dead right, as he sailed along,
but he’s just as dead as if he were wrong.

Yes, on the facts as presented the tipper driver was an impatient idiot. We’ve all been guilty of misjudging a situation, but how we recover from it is the difference between idiot and muppet.

The crowd I currently drive for are one of those ‘compliance first’ outfits.  We’re limited to 52/53 to save a bob or the planet, not sure which, and anything regularly over that attracts the stern word. I tend to set at 48/49 on the basis that anything and everything coming past gets out of my ‘zone’ quicker. Not long ago but on a different contract I was one of the regulars on the early morning wacky races home from Cairnryan on the infamous A75; definitely no place for setting a speed any lower than paddy truck max plus 1. Not saying it’s right, just the way it is.

As for knights of the road? I think that went out the window when the availability of a never ending supply of Eastern European license holders turned truck drivers into a commodity to be bought at the lowest possible cost.  There’s still some of us that try, but after a typical days 8 hours of being cut up, slowed down, baulked and generally having my chain yanked it gets a bit hard.



Omega General Help / Re: rear park sensors speaker
« on: 18 November 2019, 21:17:41 »
Rattle? I’ll let you know when it starts, but after 4 years so far I think it’s settled somewhere quiet.

Mind you, I’ve normally a set of golf clubs and other random ballast in the boot so who knows :D

Nice to give someone an alternative option surely, especially as they, like me, might not relish disturbing trim and the potential for eternal rattles and squeaks that might bring.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 18 November 2019, 10:51:55 »
Yesterday I washed last winters crud off, having been shamed by a certain storeman turning his nose up at the mildew in the crevices.

Omega General Help / Re: rear park sensors speaker
« on: 18 November 2019, 10:46:17 »
Failing all that palaver cable tie an old tweeter behind the nsr light cluster cover, and find the wires that feed the speaker as they exit the control unit that lurks there. :)

Fair point well made.
What it needs is someone with one of each on the drive to do a swap test and give a definitive answer.

Either way I'm sorted now thanks to BG. Not fitted yet as the original has sparked into life but I'm confident it'll come good when needed, as will the unexpected towbar purchase.

Please Lock.


IIRC what I read on here its to do with calibration of the fuel gauge.


 DG:- Righto cheers. But didn’t you say ^^^^^, oh never mind :D

BG:-  Put me down for the known working one for collection. PM incoming


Thanks for the interesting offer.
Concerned that a bog standard 2.6 elite will only have an ar25, so they might not be suitable.
Any easy way to check whether ar25/35 that you know of?

I wasn’t expecting the gearbox to be an issue as I thought I’d read speed was taken from an abs sensor. Seems these motors are more complicated than their age suggests..



As per the subject heading.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think '2.6' and 'Estate' are key to getting the right part.


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