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Title: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 28 April 2011, 21:20:22
Doesn't matter if you have worked on an Omega or another one of your cars which isn't an Omega, just share what you have been doing  :y
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Post by: PhilRich on 28 April 2011, 21:22:30
Shalln't tell, it's a secret! :P ;D
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Post by: albitz on 28 April 2011, 21:25:49
Mind your own bloody business , effing nosey parker. :P :D ;D










changed a fuse.  :)
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Post by: Shimmy on 28 April 2011, 21:32:28
Changed pollen filter yesterday, ordered a new radiator which is out of stock and got my philips silver vision bulbs through the post today.

Haven't been able to do anything to the car today as it's at the garage where it's been in for an air con service (filters) and regas.
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Post by: Elite Pete on 28 April 2011, 21:32:29
Fitted some roof bars to an Omega estate and stripped the rear suspensiom of an MGF ready to rebush it.

Cheers for the bars youth and the brew and chinwag :y
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Post by: RobG on 28 April 2011, 21:36:13
Removed 4 doorcards, 4 bose speakers, 3 doors, 1 bootlid, 1 sunroof motor, exhaust from cat back, boot & bonnet lifters, traffic master & ISO plug, heater blower resistor, interior floorpan carpets..............then watched as the scrappy wrapped a chain round it and dumped it on his wagon ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Andy B on 28 April 2011, 21:43:08
Driven the Astra to work & back.
Left the Omega on the drive where it was parked up last Sunday.
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 28 April 2011, 21:43:39
Your welcome Youth  :y

I had my brake disc & pads arrive yesterday, so this afternoon decided to get them fitted.
Started at front drivers side, found on the 4 pot calipers 2 pistons were seized. So removed the caliper, stripped it, rebuilt it, then decided to spray them Gold. . paint rubbed off sprayed and fitted. .  Only three more to do tomorrow  :D
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Post by: CaptainZok on 28 April 2011, 21:48:10
Sat in the sun and looked at it. ;D
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 28 April 2011, 21:49:05
Replaced rear discs and pads. 

Serviced and adjusted handbrake - bastid heat-shields and even more bastidy cable adjusting nut >:(

Replaced cam sensor and scoped out innards for belt and pump replacement as soon as me joints have calmed down. ;D :y
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Post by: Jimbob on 28 April 2011, 21:50:46
taken out my usb stick, and changed the music selection on it!

boring I know....

but this time last week I had stripped hers down, changed the dowty washers and thermostat, and built back up ready to do the cam covers the next day....and seems fine since  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 April 2011, 21:53:09
Changed the passenger door lock motor on the Elite (did the drivers a few months ago), and changed the passenger door seal on it as well.

Rest of day has been running cables through walls, and rearranging some of the insulation in the loft.
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Post by: aaronjb on 28 April 2011, 21:54:52
Drove it to the post office and back...
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Post by: MartinP on 28 April 2011, 22:10:24
Tuesday, drove from Brum to Hinkley, Leicester and Brean. 210 miles
Today Brean to Brum 120 miles.

LPG tripped out 3 times so about 30 miles was on PETROL

in the style of turnip head, "do I not like that"  :D
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Post by: The Red Baron on 28 April 2011, 22:19:08
well, i did nowt to it as the wife takes it to work, but
needs oil & filter change
check gearbox oil levels, its getting a bit clonky.
clean breathers.
change n/s rear door when i get one, as the wife clouted it.
fit facelift side bump strips.
get some new tyres aswell.
 :y
i lie, i took it from burton to uttoxeter & back & gave it some boot. :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 28 April 2011, 22:25:16
Looked at Audi A3 air bag issue and squeaky rear suspension. "Looked".





Not actually touched the car yet. ;D :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 April 2011, 22:32:09
Ah, so the Audi is 'there' and not 'here' then?  Going to say, if it was local to me, I might have been able to check, age dependent...
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Post by: Vamps on 28 April 2011, 22:33:44
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Sat in the sun and looked at it. ;D


 :y I did that as well, sat looking at the car thinking that I should clean it out, but that is as far as it got, well at least the thought was there...... :D :D :D
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Post by: CaptainZok on 28 April 2011, 22:36:42
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Sat in the sun and looked at it. ;D


 :y I did that as well, sat looking at the car thinking that I should clean it out, but that is as far as it got, well at least the thought was there...... :D :D :D

Yes I thought mine needed a wash, that's as far as it got.
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 April 2011, 22:41:54
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Sat in the sun and looked at it. ;D


 :y I did that as well, sat looking at the car thinking that I should clean it out, but that is as far as it got, well at least the thought was there...... :D :D :D

Yes I thought mine needed a wash, that's as far as it got.
I washed both my Omegas yesterday (or was it Tuesday - dunno, the shite on the telly was something about a marriage).  Albatrosses with a bad case of the ten bob bits have since used it for target practice.
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Post by: MV6Matt on 28 April 2011, 22:43:49
..................just had a fight with a door mirror - ready to swap tomorrow - also got the door airbag sensor to fit (passenger).

Somebody else will be doing the rear bearings however................. :'( :'(
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Post by: albitz on 28 April 2011, 22:52:43
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Changed the passenger door lock motor on the Elite (did the drivers a few months ago), and changed the passenger door seal on it as well.

Rest of day has been running cables through walls, and rearranging some of the insulation in the loft.

Was it too much effort to do the boot seal on the same day then ?  ::) ;D ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 April 2011, 22:55:47
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Changed the passenger door lock motor on the Elite (did the drivers a few months ago), and changed the passenger door seal on it as well.

Rest of day has been running cables through walls, and rearranging some of the insulation in the loft.

Was it too much effort to do the boot seal on the same day then ?  ::) ;D ;D
Yes! The door seal tried my patience ;D.

Seriously though, I had too much other stuff to do, so didn't get around to boot seal.
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Post by: Stallion on 28 April 2011, 23:42:21
changed passenger side headlight, vacumed the inside sprayed some fabreeze air freshner and ran out before it was all over me... ;D ;D
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Post by: joff on 29 April 2011, 00:23:39
Wish i had time to do some work on the car :( did a 12 hour night shift last night and another tonight had 4 hours sleep and then had a chap tap the door so he could look at the roof on the house to fit some free :) panels, had a quick look at the sat-nav connection on the elite had another hours sleep and then back to work for the next 12 hours Friday starts 4 days off ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :y and down to see Rob G for some bits :y on Saturday
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Post by: albitz on 29 April 2011, 01:03:25
15 hours last night,15 tonight,12 tomorrow night,12 Sat. night, 12 Sun. night......got to do my cambelt (now overdue) service the Mig, service a C3, and finish stripping the breaker, install breaker interior into my Mig - hopefully all done before back to work on Friday.
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Post by: henryd on 29 April 2011, 01:13:27
I serviced a citroen c4 hdi ,pain in the rather bum >:(,had to remove both wipers and windscreen scuttle to change air and fuel filters,whoever designed it has never looked under the bonnet of a car >:(
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Post by: feeutfo on 29 April 2011, 01:19:58
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I serviced a citroen c4 hdi ,pain in the rather bum >:(,had to remove both wipers and windscreen scuttle to change air and fuel filters,whoever designed it has never looked under the bonnet of a car >:(
French cars mate....
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Post by: albitz on 29 April 2011, 06:56:08
I hope the C3 isnt as bad. I was only planning on spending an hour on it. :-/ ::)
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Post by: Arrolman on 29 April 2011, 11:47:01
I changed the discs and pads on my new 3.2 elite, nightmare, seized pistons and rear pads were baked onto the caliper,  5 hours later all done. Fuel filter  today and start on stripping out the centre console area to get replaced with wood trim

Iain
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Post by: russ0205 on 29 April 2011, 12:05:39
took mine on a trip to Tesco who knows may take it to Asda next week, didn't need to get it an ice cream as it was a short journey it had some in the oil filler cap,
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: VXL V6 on 29 April 2011, 12:10:43
Changed the fuel filter on the DTi and fitted the Trafficmaster aerial.

Nothing like revving up a diesel after changing the filter while the neighbours try and watch someones wedding on the TV  ;D
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Post by: russ0205 on 29 April 2011, 12:12:17
your my kind of neighbour love it
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: SJKOO01 on 29 April 2011, 13:06:03
Well did bugger all on my mig today, but last bank hols, changed the old interior which was part leather ex police spec, part facelift cd spec, part preface passenger seat.

Now have full facelift mv6 cloth seats and changed the centre console for my silver spec.  Ooo... and a vacuum of the interior.  Looks loads better now.

(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/om3g22tf/OmegaMegaMiginterior.jpg)

Also put my 19" wheels on to  ;) .

Then spent the rest of the bank hols on and off x3 days sanding down all of the paint & primer on the Irmscher boot spoiler, ready for new lick of paint to match my mig!

Still got a lot of further stuff to sort out and do to it yet, but having fun working on it.  It's going to be looking different from its police days at the end of it all  ;)  ::)  :y
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Post by: Jim on 29 April 2011, 13:14:38
Changed the Coolant!!
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Post by: venom on 29 April 2011, 13:21:42
Stripped all the front suspension out & replaced everything last weekend & this weekend fit a new exhaust & new cats  :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 29 April 2011, 14:20:28
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I serviced a citroen c4 hdi ,pain in the rather bum >:(,had to remove both wipers and windscreen scuttle to change air and fuel filters,whoever designed it has never looked under the bonnet of a car >:(
French cars mate....

Yeah, the designer just assumed that by the time it needed a new air & fuel filter, the wipers would have fallen off by themselves..  ;D
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Post by: henryd on 29 April 2011, 16:59:49
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I serviced a citroen c4 hdi ,pain in the rather bum >:(,had to remove both wipers and windscreen scuttle to change air and fuel filters,whoever designed it has never looked under the bonnet of a car >:(
French cars mate....

not all french cars though,my 406 hdi is easy to work on,not that I have had to,185000 miles and spent nothing other than tyres and servicing in my ownership unlike my mig which I have spent more on already than what the peugeot owes me :'( :'(.Oh and the mig has done 74k
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Post by: waspy on 29 April 2011, 17:54:12
Opened the door, got my sunglasses out & closed the door again ;D
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Post by: Nick W on 29 April 2011, 17:55:05
Cleaned and polished mine, inside and out. Got the worst of the brake dust off the wheels too. Looks quite smart, which will only last until tomorrow when it'll be parked under a tree at work for 12 hours.
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 29 April 2011, 18:32:13
Finished off the rest of the brake calipers today, strip each one down, cleaned up, paint stripped and resprayed Gold. "Mace" my Scoobie looks like someone owns it now, and more importantly it now stops . . . ;)
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Post by: albitz on 29 April 2011, 18:39:20
Pulling more bits off Blackie the breaker. Knackered my 3/8 ratchet trying to get the torx bolt out of the crank pulley. ::)
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Post by: plym ian on 29 April 2011, 19:29:14
Been doing my head gasket most of the day. heads off now just got to skim it and refit :(
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Post by: Teebee on 29 April 2011, 20:17:23
Today I recovered, yesterday I took 1 front shock off, knackered another, removed door cards, radio, front fogs, headlights, wing liners, was planning to take the exhaust off but got fed up by that point :)
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Post by: ffcgary1 on 29 April 2011, 21:01:30
Fitted the replacement sunroof motor/ ecu that theboy sold me 18 months ago. I GOT FED UP WITH FINDING THE BLOODY THING OPEN EVERY MORNING.
Tried resetting it everytime but NO it had its own agenda.
Fitted the new leather gaitors to the handbrake and gearstick.
Fitted the replacement centre storage box lid for one without the bubble.
Tomorrow i will do some work on the JEEP. Her turn.
 :y
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Post by: Shelby on 29 April 2011, 22:43:37
Nothing too spectacular for me, fitted new discs and pads on the front.  Still waiting to get it in the shop to get the manifold studs drilled out so it hasn't moved in a week  >:(
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Post by: geoffr70 on 29 April 2011, 22:49:45
Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
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Post by: RobG on 29 April 2011, 22:55:30
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
Depends on what sort of bird ::)
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Post by: plym ian on 29 April 2011, 22:57:26
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
if a bird poop's on my car I won't go out with her again ;D ;D ::)
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Post by: albitz on 29 April 2011, 22:58:22
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 29 April 2011, 23:01:50
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.

Apparently that's not the only thing you have to worry about now..

According to the Daily Panic Express we now have super acidic death pollen (http://www.express.co.uk/printer/view/243170/) sweeping in to eat the paintwork on our cars.. (I may have renamed it slightly..)
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Post by: Andy B on 29 April 2011, 23:10:58
I can only just see my car for all the blasted sugar stealers stuck to the bloody thing!  >:( >:(
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Post by: geoffr70 on 29 April 2011, 23:22:59
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
if a bird poop's on my car I won't go out with her again ;D ;D ::)

There's always one! haha I'm just annoyed I didn't think of it first!
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 30 April 2011, 08:19:51
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
if a bird poop's on my car I won't go out with her again ;D ;D ::)


A colleague of mine would pay good money to see that. :-?
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Post by: Broomies Mate on 30 April 2011, 19:24:51
Yesterday.

Changed Alternator for one from a scrappie and found out it was a dud...... swapped it for a lesser alternator to get me out of the plop and found out it was a dud, shouted and screamed and almost cried at the bloke at the scrappie who was very apologetic and gave me yet another 120amp alternator (why didn't he give me it instead of the lesser one?) and all is happy in the land of battery charging.

Today.

Washed and waxed the Omega, temp top-up of Transmission Fluid until fluid replacement next weekend, popped down to my Brothers and changed Oil & Filter, Coolant, Front and rear brake pads, Front Discs and brake fluid on his Astra G 1.8.  Told him his air filter looked like my Vax Vacuum bag, to which he replied "It'll do for another 6 months", came home, kicked the cat (accident) now I'm cooking dinner.  Still haven't found 30mins to drive over to Robg and pick up a simple bloody PCB.  >:(

Brothers, who needs them?
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Post by: Elite Pete on 30 April 2011, 19:47:26
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Cleaned the big streak of bird poo off before it gets my paintwork!

N.B. Incase anyone doesn't know, when a bird makes a mess on your car, clean it off soon, as it attacks the paint, and even when cleaned off after being left on for a while, leaves a mark.
if a bird poop's on my car I won't go out with her again ;D ;D ::)


A colleague of mine would pay good money to see that. :-?
:o :o ;D
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Post by: joff on 30 April 2011, 19:57:36
Went down to RobG's this morning(nice chap)with the wife and picked up some seats. seats now in car and working ::) few other parts to fit in the morning. Elite needs a very good wash and polish aswell :-[
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Post by: Thomas-Elite on 30 April 2011, 20:09:06
not worked on her but did have it back from the garage to after both arches were repaired and both sides sprayed and a complimentry air con re-gas :) freeeeeezing!
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Post by: Jim on 30 April 2011, 20:20:08
I've just washed and polished the 3.2 8-)

(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0160.jpg)

(http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0159.jpg)
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 30 April 2011, 20:49:19
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I've just washed and polished the 3.2 8-)

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0160.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0159.jpg


Looking very good indeed J. 8-) 8-) :-* :y
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Post by: Jim on 30 April 2011, 20:53:55
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I've just washed and polished the 3.2 8-)

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0160.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy201/wee-jim/IMG_0159.jpg


Looking very good indeed J. 8-) 8-) :-* :y
Cheers Mate :y
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Post by: Shimmy on 30 April 2011, 20:55:19
Looking very tidy there Jim.

iphone is giving away your home address though.
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Post by: Jim on 30 April 2011, 20:59:05
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Looking very tidy there Jim.

iphone is giving away your home address though.
Ok, how do I sort that??? :-?
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Post by: Shimmy on 30 April 2011, 21:02:53
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Looking very tidy there Jim.

iphone is giving away your home address though.
Ok, how do I sort that??? :-?

Will be an option in the iphone camera menu somewhere to disable it.

Will need to rehost the pictures you already have once you've stripped the exif data.
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Post by: Jim on 30 April 2011, 21:14:24
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Looking very tidy there Jim.

iphone is giving away your home address though.
Ok, how do I sort that??? :-?

Will be an option in the iphone camera menu somewhere to disable it.

Will need to rehost the pictures you already have once you've stripped the exif data.
Cheers Mate :y
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Post by: Jukeboxnut on 30 April 2011, 22:24:48
Fitted new wishbones (Lemforders) ready for the M.O.T. and now my back is stiff!  Have to check/adjust the tracking and camber tomorrow.
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 May 2011, 09:57:51
Done nothing to mine, but did spend most of yesterday afternoon putting a new exhaust on Tunnie's dad's car, and putting the one that came off onto Tunnie's car (don't ask, not quite sure I understood either ;D).

What I will say, is the Eternalcar one is a better fit than the new-style genuine GM one :o
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Post by: sassanach on 01 May 2011, 21:01:02
all day cleaning a 1960 sedan de ville,acres of sheet metal,endless chrome etc,etc :y
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Post by: Martin_1962 on 02 May 2011, 13:09:49
Did 135 plugs
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Post by: joff on 02 May 2011, 16:34:27
Took it out and put £51 of go go into it :( that's how much it cost to do a return trip to TB's and RobG's this week ;D ;D ;D. yesterday i put two diffo leather seats in the front and a better door card on the N/S that's the one you said needed doing Jamie, and also give it a good wash, then got up today and it had dust all over :'( I hate them builders down the road.
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Post by: RobG on 02 May 2011, 16:48:29
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Took it out and put £51 of go go into it :( that's how much it cost to do a return trip to TB's and RobG's this week ;D ;D ;D. yesterday i put two diffo leather seats in the front and a better door card on the N/S that's the one you said needed doing Jamie, and also give it a good wash, then got up today and it had dust all over :'( I hate them builders down the road.
No passenger air vent then ::)
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Post by: joff on 02 May 2011, 16:52:19
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Took it out and put £51 of go go into it :( that's how much it cost to do a return trip to TB's and RobG's this week ;D ;D ;D. yesterday i put two diffo leather seats in the front and a better door card on the N/S that's the one you said needed doing Jamie, and also give it a good wash, then got up today and it had dust all over :'( I hate them builders down the road.
No passenger air vent then ::)

passenger air vent will go on when i do the sat-nav lead and glove box Rob but thanks for the parts seats are fine. ;)
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 02 May 2011, 20:40:05
Changed the plugs and a full internal clean.

Cleaned the breathers and throttle body.

Changed the oil and filter.
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Post by: Bent valve on 02 May 2011, 20:47:41
Almost removed the head from my Merc. untill I got to the bit were you need to use 'a suitable slide hammer'to remove the tensioner guide retaining pins. And I havent got one :(
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Post by: mrgreen on 02 May 2011, 23:24:53
got the rear suspension checked because it bangs over bumps all seems correct must just be irmscher springs are damned hard! got my cruise control enabled and tomorrow will be oil change and plugs in preparation for my trip to Spain.
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Post by: 2woody on 02 May 2011, 23:27:39
have fitted the power-braking system and ABS to my Discovery.

definitely not in the "casual" mods category.
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 02 May 2011, 23:48:53
Looked at the streak of bird cr@p on the windscreen and made a mental note to wash it, as it was obscuring my view. Then forgot all about it and spent the rest of the day fettling the MX5 hood catches and fixing an oscilloscope. ::)

Kevin
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Post by: 2woody on 03 May 2011, 00:01:51
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Looked at the streak of bird cr@p on the windscreen and made a mental note to wash it, as it was obscuring my view. Then forgot all about it and spent the rest of the day fettling the MX5 hood catches and fixing an oscilloscope. ::)

Kevin

now there is a dark art !
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 03 May 2011, 00:03:25
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Looked at the streak of bird cr@p on the windscreen and made a mental note to wash it, as it was obscuring my view. Then forgot all about it and spent the rest of the day fettling the MX5 hood catches and fixing an oscilloscope. ::)

Kevin

now there is a dark art !

The hood catches or the Oscilloscope? I'll tell you what- guess which of the two was a total success... ::)
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Post by: 2woody on 03 May 2011, 00:08:20
has yours got a hard top, too ?
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 03 May 2011, 00:12:10
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has yours got a hard top, too ?

Yes. Well, sort of. It did get robbed for parts until I realised what was going on. ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 2woody on 03 May 2011, 00:19:27
reason I asked was 'cos with a hard-top, there's another four catches to wrestle with. I suspect also unsuccessfully.

I'm back to work tomorrow, will find out if the immediate future is middle east, North east, southern UK or redundancy. Will try to send you an e-mail when I know. Have managed to get Rover engine partly built now. Also have bellhousing sorted.
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 03 May 2011, 00:23:39
OK. Hope it turns out to be the right option. :y

Regarding the catches, I think a set of these is what I need:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160582080049

Oh, and a file. ;)

Kevin

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Post by: Martian on 03 May 2011, 07:36:58
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The hood catches or the Oscilloscope? I'll tell you what- guess which of the two was a total success... ::)
Fixing the scope probably  ;D

Today I shall be crawling around on the floor changing the clutch slave cylinder, and if I'm still up on the roids after that then I might have a look at where the oil is coming from that is smothering the turbo.
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Post by: ljxcz on 03 May 2011, 08:28:03
well
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 03 May 2011, 09:19:20
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The hood catches or the Oscilloscope? I'll tell you what- guess which of the two was a total success... ::)
Fixing the scope probably  ;D

Bingo! Although that gave me the run-around for a while. ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: mrgreen on 03 May 2011, 14:34:43
bought all the parts needed for a service pollen filter, oil filter, air filter plugs and oil, oil from opel they wanted €100 for five litres i got some mobil2000 from a local for €20? hope it's alright stuff! on special from €40
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Post by: neilr on 03 May 2011, 16:12:00
Friday changed cam cover gaskets &plugs Sat Morn changed 246 coil pack. Sun morn changed fiat coupe pads and disc what a nightmare!! pads were stuck in caliper must have been hammered in. Looked at fiesta mk6 to check for suspension knock found both front springs snapped . Oh for next weekend.
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Post by: geoffr70 on 03 May 2011, 20:40:00
Discovered that the centre console makes quite a good improvised can crusher.

Oh, and drank half a can of coke.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 03 May 2011, 20:41:26
Nothing today, but I have fully tested the Traction Control works perfectly in corners in TheDaddy's MV6 (formally Amigo's Beastie) ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 03 May 2011, 20:47:58
Stripped another Omega for parts, then took Obi out for a drive.

Filled Mace with some free petrol  ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 03 May 2011, 20:58:01
Rather shockingly, washed the Omega and the MR2 .. by hand.

Nearly died from an overdose of exercise, I tell thee.
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 03 May 2011, 21:13:42
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Rather shockingly, washed the Omega and the MR2 .. by hand.

Nearly died from an overdose of exercise, I tell thee.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 03 May 2011, 21:17:07
Gave the Desmond a bit of a wash and brush up yesterday.

Took it out today to skelp it's arse for a bit prior to the upcoming MOT.

Could swear that the new cam sensor and a bottle of JimBob's Wynn's fuel injector cleaner have made it more sprightly.
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Post by: Psychoca on 03 May 2011, 21:52:45
Had the RAC to it, Had the lift pump out to confirm its deadness, sworn at it several times and put it back together...
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Post by: Pippin on 04 May 2011, 17:08:22
Changed the alloys over that I got the weekend... :y on the down side though, noticed that the front discs are in a terrible state and could do with changing and the blasted exhaust has got a hole in it right where the middle section joins the rear box... :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: albitz on 04 May 2011, 18:40:49
Cleaned up the 3.2 heads and leak tested the combustion chambers.Took pics of the cats for a member.
Visited Johnnycboy to borrow his cam locking kit.
Sat in Tescos car park in my car wishing I could find the time  to service it,change the cambelt kit which should arrive tomorrow,fit the washer jets/pump etc. and the complete leather interior that I have waiting to be fitted. ::)
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Post by: geoffr70 on 04 May 2011, 19:38:56
Took the Elite to its MOT which it failed on broken n/s/r coil spring :(
Ordered the new springs for £108 :)
Opened the drivers door into a bollard :(
Achieved much better emmissions test results than last year :)

Must be down to 3k oil changes, here's the results:

                       Last year           This year                                 
Fast Idle
CO                   0.177                0.018
HC                   88                    28
Lambda            1.024                1.007

Natural idle

                      0.004                 0.002

Is that good?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 May 2011, 20:13:57
Good enough :y
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Post by: geoffr70 on 04 May 2011, 20:19:30
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A pass is a pass  :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: joff on 04 May 2011, 21:12:37
Took out glove box and 2013 fitted gps lead to back of HU (thanks TB all works fine now) refit of another glovebox(one without a hole in it) thanks RobG and the vent. Went to Reading to look at an elite :'( it was cr^p) nice drive up and back (had to test the Sat-Nav) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: smithpa7 on 04 May 2011, 21:20:54
I have walked past my car twice on the driveway on my way to work. It is only a short walk :y :y

When I got home I reduced the tyres pressures from 41 and 48 psi to 31 and 33 psi. They were at maximum due to a trip to Scotland last week with 4 people a black labrador and a full roofbox :y :y
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Post by: 999gsi on 04 May 2011, 21:24:27
gave the car a a day off,i used the fiat today cos it uses a lot less fuel ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 May 2011, 23:09:28
Collected another Range Rover, gave it a needed wash inside & out.. get it ready for its MOT  :y

19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: geoffr70 on 04 May 2011, 23:16:31
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Collected another Range Rover, gave it a needed wash inside & out.. get it ready for its MOT  :y

19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Eh! What year/engine/spec is that?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 May 2011, 23:17:48
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Collected another Range Rover, gave it a needed wash inside & out.. get it ready for its MOT  :y

19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Eh! What year/engine/spec is that?


V8 4.6 HSE :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: geoffr70 on 04 May 2011, 23:24:10
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Collected another Range Rover, gave it a needed wash inside & out.. get it ready for its MOT  :y

19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Eh! What year/engine/spec is that?


V8 4.6 HSE :y

Ouch! You're right i do whinge about the omega, it was on 20 mpg, the highest in a long while (probably the warmer weather), then I only went and took it for a blast! Think I'll stick with it though! Dare I ask the urban mpg?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 May 2011, 23:30:13
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Collected another Range Rover, gave it a needed wash inside & out.. get it ready for its MOT  :y

19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Eh! What year/engine/spec is that?


V8 4.6 HSE :y

Ouch! You're right i do whinge about the omega, it was on 20 mpg, the highest in a long while (probably the warmer weather), then I only went and took it for a blast! Think I'll stick with it though! Dare I ask the urban mpg?


No  ;D ;D ;D ;D
About 14mpg

I had one that I put £60 worth of petrol in it and I did 50 miles  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D the O2 sensors where sho,t so I drove and collected the new ones and fitted them at the side of the road, so on the drive home I thought I had won the lottery when it was doing 19 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: DaveA on 05 May 2011, 09:30:37
Gave car good clean inside and out, checked all the fluid levels, including gear box, pumped tyres up to full load pressure, everything seems OK, off on hols tomorrow(6th) :y

M.O.T booked for the 16th May, day after I get back. :(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Nick W on 05 May 2011, 12:49:44
Had the A/C regassed today. Now the entire climate control works properly, and doesn't just run with the fan on full trying to do 'something.'

Wishbones are next to fix the awful crashing from the front N/S.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: geoffr70 on 05 May 2011, 22:11:52
Picked up my KYB springs and fitted them to the Elite, easier than I thought. I don't think I would've been able to do it without spring compressors though as I didn't drop the exhaust. New springs are about 3/4 inch maximum taller than old ones - I don't know how old the old ones are but that's alot of sinkage! I thought about grinding off the bottom of the old spring instead of getting new ones, but at £108 you can't complain. I am fitting a towbar and will be towing kevin the caravan, and it's got new shocks and donuts so why not! I forgot to clip the ABS sensor wires back on! Doh, that's a job for the morning before I go to work.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 06 May 2011, 07:03:55
Removed Bose shelf in an attempt to fit a donut tank in the spare wheel well, still didn't fit. But got a blind to go in, and the Bose amps going in the first aid cupboard anyway. So busy tomorrow.  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 06 May 2011, 08:57:32
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Removed Bose shelf in an attempt to fit a donut tank in the spare wheel well, still didn't fit. But got a blind to go in, and the Bose amps going in the first aid cupboard anyway. So busy tomorrow.  :y
The loom fitsnicely, but you have to extend sub speaker wires. Ran my sub wires above shelf, so grommets as well reqd
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Fuse 19 on 06 May 2011, 11:34:53
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Removed Bose shelf in an attempt to fit a donut tank in the spare wheel well, still didn't fit. But got a blind to go in, and the Bose amps going in the first aid cupboard anyway. So busy tomorrow.  :y
The loom fitsnicely, but you have to extend sub speaker wires. Ran my sub wires above shelf, so grommets as well reqd

What did you do for a bracket?
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 May 2011, 11:59:38
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Removed Bose shelf in an attempt to fit a donut tank in the spare wheel well, still didn't fit. But got a blind to go in, and the Bose amps going in the first aid cupboard anyway. So busy tomorrow.  :y
The loom fitsnicely, but you have to extend sub speaker wires. Ran my sub wires above shelf, so grommets as well reqd

What did you do for a bracket?
One for pre face cd changer...?  Which I don't have, might have to make sumat  :-/
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Post by: TheBoy on 06 May 2011, 12:27:24
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Removed Bose shelf in an attempt to fit a donut tank in the spare wheel well, still didn't fit. But got a blind to go in, and the Bose amps going in the first aid cupboard anyway. So busy tomorrow.  :y
The loom fitsnicely, but you have to extend sub speaker wires. Ran my sub wires above shelf, so grommets as well reqd

What did you do for a bracket?
As gixer says, prefacelift cd changer cage
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 06 May 2011, 14:19:39
Today I dropped TBE in to a garage for some work  :-[
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Post by: Lazydocker on 06 May 2011, 14:27:52
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Today I dropped TBE in to a garage for some work  :-[
No harm in that... I'll have to do the same as I must get mine inspected ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 06 May 2011, 14:30:23
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Today I dropped TBE in to a garage for some work  :-[

 :o You must have been busy tidying your garage. Or.. :-X
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Post by: Martian on 06 May 2011, 15:19:56
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19.7 mpg sat at 80mph and you complain about Omega's ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
You lucky sod.
Petersfield to Hindhead (a distance of 15 miles) on the A3 coming back from Pompey one nice sunny evening and I found myself sharing some rather spirited driving with an Evo owner.

350 cubic inches (that's 5.7 litre) and fed by a 600cfm 4 barrel Holley saw me get 6mpg over that 15 mile run with the Evo, but he pulled in to the petrol station at Hindhead lights last so it was worth it  :) :) :)


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5692888189_da1fba5db7_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61913998@N03/5692888189/)

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Post by: TheBoy on 06 May 2011, 18:19:36
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Today I dropped TBE in to a garage for some work  :-[

 :o You must have been busy tidying your garage. Or.. :-X
I came out £100 lighter  :-[
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega AOS2002 on 06 May 2011, 21:23:34
Only driven it today.
Hope it doesnt need fixing for a while
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 06 May 2011, 21:42:48
Full strip down of front brakes, fluid change suspension check and started to clean the alloys.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: joff on 07 May 2011, 08:21:53
My Elite is having a free wash at the moment (it's pi^%ing down here) ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: tigers_gonads on 07 May 2011, 16:18:36
Spent 52 quid on it this morning  ;)

On bloody petrol  :'( :'(

Hopefully that will sort me out till I can gas it  :y

70.9 ltr round here  :y
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Post by: Phil H. on 07 May 2011, 16:26:25
Only driven the brats-sorry i mean my lovely kids ;) - to horse riding lessons. daren't drive it too far nor hard coz of ongoing probs  :(
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Post by: Guffer on 07 May 2011, 18:28:05
- plumbed in the vapouriser coolant pipe from the back of the coolant bridge around the front in preparation of lpg install
- replaced the HBV
- replaced thermostat (and coolant bridge pipe  )
- replaced most of the coolant piping at the back
- fitted the inlet manifold that KW kindly tapped for me 
- replaced the leaking camshaft seal.

knackered now ;D ;D
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Post by: o-meg-a on 07 May 2011, 18:31:44
-Fitted Elite alloys (16")
-Fitted Elite Grey leather
-Oil and Filter change
-Fuel filter change (full of diesel magic)
-Wash and polish
-New air filter
-New pollen filter

Things to do - Fit new exhaust (back box and middle box)
                  - Find and fit Front cenre arm rest (entire unit, as mine is base spec)
                  - Fit wishbones
                  - erm.....lol
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Big_Al on 07 May 2011, 18:46:41
Breather clean . Were Ok actually, but still gave them another clean out.  as you never know if previous owner had done it properly  ::) ::)

Oil & filter again. Changed oil & filter when i got the car at end of Feb. Done just over 1000 miles now. Next change will be in another 2000 ;) ;) ;) Then every 3000 or so.

Brakes next on list.
 Quite like the painted & labelled caliper thing :D :D :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: joff on 07 May 2011, 19:11:42
It's getting another free wash as it's doing it again, hope it gets the bird poo off the drivers window this time  ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 07 May 2011, 19:24:25
Finally done something! Changed side indicator repeaters to clear ones and flatened, Painted and Lacquered my front grill Black :y
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 07 May 2011, 22:46:43
whole day sanded my car.. not the miggy..miggy is on duty , and clio is in preparation for paint..


and although there are holes in my fingers and they are in pain, I'm happy to loose my finger prints ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 08 May 2011, 03:17:31
Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
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Post by: feeutfo on 08 May 2011, 03:23:11
Oh, and removed the Bose shelf on Friday, Bose amp re sited in first aid cupboard. Smart!  :y
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Post by: blackviper90210 on 08 May 2011, 08:42:24
De badged the rear, just need to find 2 small rubber stoppers to fill the "locating" holes from the griffin badge  :-/
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: BlueBridge on 08 May 2011, 09:04:34
Mines getting a good clean today in readiness for Elite Pete coming round tomorrow :D
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Post by: TheBoy on 08 May 2011, 10:29:00
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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D
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Post by: Psychoca on 08 May 2011, 13:07:24
In the process of fitting new rear brake pads...  Just sorted one side, which incuded the unsiezing of a piston (so thankful I read Tunnie's post where someone mentioned the easy way of freeing up a piston)...  About to attack the other side now...

Oh and after havng 2 new tyres on the rear yesterday having to undo the over tight wheel studs Thank F*** for my breaker bar...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 08 May 2011, 14:12:54
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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D

You really need to get some decent tyres and sort your suspension properly. :y :P ;D ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 08 May 2011, 14:30:02
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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D

You really need to get some decent tyres and sort your suspension properly. :y :P ;D ;D
A boat might have been better...
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 08 May 2011, 14:33:18
Put two new tyres on it, washed some seagull poo off it, (wtf is all that about? I live 30 miles from the sea >:(). Started contemplating a fast approaching to-do list. Discs and pads, brake fluid, front hubs, poly bushing, new expansion tank.... :'(

Also changed both the purple fuel relays for shiny new ones as they were properly scorched.
Had vainly hoped that these would make it idle properly.  ::)

Think I'm getting more and more naive as each day passes.  :-/
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Post by: Psychoca on 08 May 2011, 14:52:34
Other side of rear brakes now changed and another piston unsiezed...  More over tightened wheel studs and now also a cut knuckle!!! (was doing so well)...

Brakes tested and all seems good...  Just the manual fuel pump bulb to put in between the filter and FIP now... Just a 2 minute job...   Not a bod day really...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 08 May 2011, 18:43:16
Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 May 2011, 19:05:02
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 08 May 2011, 19:12:41
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 May 2011, 19:20:21
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 08 May 2011, 19:24:49
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...
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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 May 2011, 19:32:21
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...

I think the preferred phrase is Grooming him ;D ;D ;D

And yes... I've witnessed it and been on the receiving end of your "attentions" :-X :-X :P :P :D :D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 08 May 2011, 23:02:41
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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...

Ewww! Much too much information :o

http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/foodbrands/Stork.aspx
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 09 May 2011, 08:00:56
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Ewww! Much too much information :o

http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/foodbrands/Stork.aspx


 ;D ;D ;D Splendid :y
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 09 May 2011, 09:10:56
Dam bleed nipple snapped in the front caliper so have got to change the whole assembly....Grrrr.
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Post by: 2woody on 09 May 2011, 09:13:47
made a new twin 3" exhaust for the Holden

Chuffed I am.
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Post by: feeutfo on 09 May 2011, 10:13:20
 
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made a new twin 3" exhaust for the Holden

Chuffed I am.
Pics? :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 09 May 2011, 17:56:23
Today, I've ordered some parts to make TBE move again...
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Post by: Omegatoy on 09 May 2011, 18:45:49
well the new estate now drives very very similarly to the old faithful, which is great news for me!! now maybe i can start to like it more than the older one!! spent most of the day removing the poly donut bushes from fdf (5years and 54kmiles and not an iota of wear anywhere on them they look like new still)and replacing them with some senator ones i had in "stock" lol and now i know what people mean when they say they dont fit, well they dont initially i agree, but removal of a approx 8mm from the tower allowed them to sit in there very very snuggly, and after tearing up and down the local tracks (bumpy and undulating)drifting and generally giving it some beans to test it, can report senator bushes modded this way work very very well, they have no voids in them so are in actual fact stiffer than std omega bushes!! and they have not moved, which i understand was a problem someone had with them?also removed the air shocks from fdf an fitted them to the new one kpd, along with the poly bushes, and it has made a hell of a difference to the car!!! it now drives properly!! all in all well worth doing!!still cant get it to pull as well but am working on it!! next step is wishbone on drivers side as it has slight play in it, then i can get on with making the engine sing properly!! I know it has a boost leak at the moment which is down to someone not fitting new inlet gaskets, when they did the glowplugs, sort that first then maybe up the boost to fdf levels, but am slightly worried the maf may throw a wobbly!!  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 09 May 2011, 18:48:32
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well the new estate now drives very very similarly to the old faithful, which is great news for me!! now maybe i can start to like it more than the older one!! spent most of the day removing the poly donut bushes from fdf (5years and 54kmiles and not an iota of wear anywhere on them they look like new still)and replacing them with some senator ones i had in "stock" lol and now i know what people mean when they say they dont fit, well they dont initially i agree, but removal of a approx 8mm from the tower allowed them to sit in there very very snuggly, and after tearing up and down the local tracks (bumpy and undulating)drifting and generally giving it some beans to test it, can report senator bushes modded this way work very very well, they have no voids in them so are in actual fact stiffer than std omega bushes!! and they have not moved, which i understand was a problem someone had with them?also removed the air shocks from fdf an fitted them to the new one kpd, along with the poly bushes, and it has made a hell of a difference to the car!!! it now drives properly!! all in all well worth doing!!still cant get it to pull as well but am working on it!! next step is wishbone on drivers side as it has slight play in it, then i can get on with making the engine sing properly!! I know it has a boost leak at the moment which is down to someone not fitting new inlet gaskets, when they did the glowplugs, sort that first then maybe up the boost to fdf levels, but am slightly worried the maf may throw a wobbly!!  :y
Get a more powerful chip, sod the low speed stutter ;D
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Post by: Omegatoy on 09 May 2011, 20:36:42
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well the new estate now drives very very similarly to the old faithful, which is great news for me!! now maybe i can start to like it more than the older one!! spent most of the day removing the poly donut bushes from fdf (5years and 54kmiles and not an iota of wear anywhere on them they look like new still)and replacing them with some senator ones i had in "stock" lol and now i know what people mean when they say they dont fit, well they dont initially i agree, but removal of a approx 8mm from the tower allowed them to sit in there very very snuggly, and after tearing up and down the local tracks (bumpy and undulating)drifting and generally giving it some beans to test it, can report senator bushes modded this way work very very well, they have no voids in them so are in actual fact stiffer than std omega bushes!! and they have not moved, which i understand was a problem someone had with them?also removed the air shocks from fdf an fitted them to the new one kpd, along with the poly bushes, and it has made a hell of a difference to the car!!! it now drives properly!! all in all well worth doing!!still cant get it to pull as well but am working on it!! next step is wishbone on drivers side as it has slight play in it, then i can get on with making the engine sing properly!! I know it has a boost leak at the moment which is down to someone not fitting new inlet gaskets, when they did the glowplugs, sort that first then maybe up the boost to fdf levels, but am slightly worried the maf may throw a wobbly!!  :y
Get a more powerful chip, sod the low speed stutter ;D

lol maybe!! however first i want to sort the boost leak then maybe a little more boost :o to try and get round the stutter prob, theory is if i can get the boost coming in earlier then it cant see the throttle closed at 1500rpm
can only try, but at least now on full bore it aint all over the place with the back end squirreling all over the road :y
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Post by: albitz on 09 May 2011, 20:40:45
Cleaned the breathers, changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and wiper blades.
Didnt manage to get the cambelt done though.Got up mid afternoon with a headache and no energy, so progress was very slow. :(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 09 May 2011, 22:05:51
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Cleaned the breathers, changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and wiper blades.
Didnt manage to get the cambelt done though.Got up mid afternoon with a headache and no energy, so progress was very slow. :(

If you get it all stripped down and cover off I'll give some moral support tomorrow ;) :y
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Post by: albitz on 09 May 2011, 23:29:29
Nah, might leave it until the weekend - at work. Doing 12 hour dayshifts, so should be able to do it there at my leisure. :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 10 May 2011, 20:16:28
Sorted out the Air Conditioning... Had it re-gassed for them to find that one of the valves was leaking ::) ::) But they did replace the leaking valve FOC and re-gas it for me... Now icy cold :y :y

And then, with the assistance of Albs, Oil and filter change, Brake fluid change and check strap bush replacement, as well as collecting some useful bits and pieces for some upcoming work :y :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 15 May 2011, 20:30:17
After going out for a drive in the rain, I came home to put the scuttle and wipers back on TBE ::)

Also rotated tank slightly, as its overfilling
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Post by: Martian on 15 May 2011, 20:33:21
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Dam bleed nipple snapped in the front caliper so have got to change the whole assembly....Grrrr.
Have you considered drilling it out, retapping and fit new??
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Post by: Andy B on 15 May 2011, 20:39:00
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Dam bleed nipple snapped in the front caliper so have got to change the whole assembly....Grrrr.
Have you considered drilling it out, retapping and fit new??

If I had access to a loco workshop & tools/machines, that's the route I'd take. tapping size for M8 is 17/64" or 6.8mm if you prefer  ;) ;)
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Post by: joff on 15 May 2011, 20:47:09
Put new wishbones on the brothers elite Friday, another N/S door mirror, oil and filter, adjust headlight, two new bulbs and 12 mths Mot. :y brothers now happy again. Must get it up to Wim very soon.

Must order another set of bone as the polly's are on order for when mine needs them
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Post by: aaronjb on 15 May 2011, 21:01:23
Nothing on the Omega, but I did work on the Nissan after 8 years of it sitting with no cambelt & sprockets and:

Pulled all six coil packs and spark plugs
Replaced the back plates (which have the timing marks)
Refitted the sprockets
Refitted the (new) idler
Refitted the cambelt & (new) tensioner
Refitted the cam angle sensor
Refitted the cam belt covers
Refitted the spark plugs & coil packs
Refitted the balance bar & vacuum hoses
Refitted the thermostat & coolant transfer pipe
Refitted the coolant return pipe
Refitted the alternator & PAS belts

Then ran out of time (and patience) to finish off refitting the radiator & radiator fan, intercooler to throttle body hoses and fill & bleed the coolant .. and then see if it starts.

Oh .. and sliced myself open (twice), bled quite profusely onto the gravel driveway, and swore quite a bit. But I think that's mandatory when working on cars...
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Post by: 2woody on 15 May 2011, 21:36:10
managed to.....

change an Omega exhaust
strip the interior out of a Range-Rover I'm having welded
put the cylinder head back on a Volvo T5
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Post by: feeutfo on 15 May 2011, 21:39:31
Today I are be mostly, fitting the front end kit. .... And forgetting the drive by wire plug AGAIN. :-[  ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 15 May 2011, 21:45:35
Picked the car up from where it was left last night and nursed a slight hangover :-[ :-[ ::) ::) Got home to notice that the birds had had a real party and covered it in crap so had to clean the worst of it off... I think a visit to the cleaners will be on the cards for this week ::) ::)

But I did fit new wipers and the drivers door mirror the other day :y :y
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Post by: o-meg-a on 16 May 2011, 01:45:28
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well the new estate now drives very very similarly to the old faithful, which is great news for me!! now maybe i can start to like it more than the older one!! spent most of the day removing the poly donut bushes from fdf (5years and 54kmiles and not an iota of wear anywhere on them they look like new still)and replacing them with some senator ones i had in "stock" lol and now i know what people mean when they say they dont fit, well they dont initially i agree, but removal of a approx 8mm from the tower allowed them to sit in there very very snuggly, and after tearing up and down the local tracks (bumpy and undulating)drifting and generally giving it some beans to test it, can report senator bushes modded this way work very very well, they have no voids in them so are in actual fact stiffer than std omega bushes!! and they have not moved, which i understand was a problem someone had with them?also removed the air shocks from fdf an fitted them to the new one kpd, along with the poly bushes, and it has made a hell of a difference to the car!!! it now drives properly!! all in all well worth doing!!still cant get it to pull as well but am working on it!! next step is wishbone on drivers side as it has slight play in it, then i can get on with making the engine sing properly!! I know it has a boost leak at the moment which is down to someone not fitting new inlet gaskets, when they did the glowplugs, sort that first then maybe up the boost to fdf levels, but am slightly worried the maf may throw a wobbly!!  :y

Would these ones be worth buying then for my MIG. Long as i lop 8mm off the top?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110655361757&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_922
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Post by: sotmh on 16 May 2011, 03:51:30
Came out saturday morning to find bonnet could not be reopened after I had closed it on Friday. struggled and struggled to open but after going to local motor factor to buy a mini torch, and explaining what happened to me I was advised to get someone to assist in pulling bonnet release whilst I pushed down and then pulled up.  It worked :) :).  Now stuck again although I greased spring etc.

Does anyone know how to rectify problem? except not closing bonnet ;D


huffed and puffed in attempting to remove camshaft cover then tapped with soft faced mallet and wondered how can it be so hard to remove, and saw  i had not removed last two screw/studs. :-[ :-[ :-[.

Proceeded to remove cam pullyes and although holding cam in place with a spanner whilst undoing screw, I had not held it tightly enough and it turned :'(.  Although turned it back i'm not sure if replaced to original position. I realy pray I have :-/ as I don't want a nasty result when removing head  later in the morning to take to engineers.

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Post by: Guffer on 16 May 2011, 07:14:06
Regassed the aircon at Kwik-shi.........

...hmmm nice and cold  :y
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 16 May 2011, 08:59:11
Not done anything to my car but have been spanking the living daylights out of Mrs. KW's MX5 in Wales since Friday.

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Post by: Shelby on 16 May 2011, 10:45:08
Was going to be cleaning out the throttle body, IACV etc this weekend.  Weather rubbish on Saturday and on Sunday realised I had forgotten to pick up new gaskets, oops.  Had to settle for a quick clean through of the breath pipes (small one was quite fouled up).

At least its idling a little better now, rest of the job next week.
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Post by: 51M0N on 16 May 2011, 12:28:59
Tried to wire an amp and snapped the ******* rca lead, will attempt again tonight.  :-[
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Post by: TheBoy on 16 May 2011, 19:01:25
Well, in the last week, put TBE back together, and in process of recalibrating enough until the cripple does it properly

Shiny cambelt kit and waterpump still sat on the bench... ...thats a post Lakes meet task.
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Post by: hotel21 on 16 May 2011, 20:20:22
Got the pad warning light up last week or so ago and done the pads on saturday.

Or rather, stripped them out, chipped the rusty ridge off the outside of the discs then replaced the grooved through wear indicator.  The pads still had 3 to 4mm on them!

(Got a disc set at the dealers so just need to wait for a few months and then replace the lot in a oner....   :)   )
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Post by: TheBoy on 16 May 2011, 20:54:03
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Got the pad warning light up last week or so ago and done the pads on saturday.

Or rather, stripped them out, chipped the rusty ridge off the outside of the discs then replaced the grooved through wear indicator.  The pads still had 3 to 4mm on them!

(Got a disc set at the dealers so just need to wait for a few months and then replace the lot in a oner....   :)   )
I normally replace my fronts before they hit the wear sensor, as they seem to cook less frequently when they have plenty of meat on them
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Post by: millwall on 16 May 2011, 21:01:07
today i kicked my vectra when it broke down in the blacwall tunnel >:(   then got home to find the omega with 2 smashed in doors thanks to my neighbour
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 16 May 2011, 21:15:16
Drove to and from work in my mobile shed to find that when I got home my previously working handbrake has decided to not work any longer.
I found this out as I nearly put the lever inside the armrest  :o
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Post by: bored bigyin54 on 16 May 2011, 21:29:22
not a lot just dont go
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Post by: 51M0N on 17 May 2011, 08:52:14
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 then got home to find the omega with 2 smashed in doors thanks to my neighbour


I hope you punched his face in?
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Post by: Neil_MV6 on 17 May 2011, 10:44:59
Part exchanged it for an MG-ZT!  :'(
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 17 May 2011, 10:47:31
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Part exchanged it for an MG-ZT!  :'(

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Post by: 51M0N on 17 May 2011, 10:54:23
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Part exchanged it for an MG-ZT!  :'(
>:(

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Post by: millwall on 17 May 2011, 11:06:30
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 then got home to find the omega with 2 smashed in doors thanks to my neighbour


I hope you punched his face in?
no SHE is paying for repairs so im happy with that :y
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Post by: 51M0N on 17 May 2011, 11:15:19
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 then got home to find the omega with 2 smashed in doors thanks to my neighbour


I hope you punched his face in?
no SHE is paying for repairs so im happy with that :y


Sorry how daft of me to assume it was a male, only a woman................ :o
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Post by: smithpa7 on 17 May 2011, 13:23:36
Just back from North East Tyres and Exhausts(NETE). I needed a new tyre after a nail decided to destroy one. It only had 5mm of tread left :'( :'(

They did a good job though and the free Latte was excellent :y :y
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Post by: DaveA on 17 May 2011, 15:21:40
Took car for MOT at 8.30 am today,  o/s headlamp aim too high, they adjusted that, passed with no advisory's  :y :y :y :y :y :y :y :D :D
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Post by: geoffr70 on 17 May 2011, 16:13:38
Washed it, clipped on the ABS sensor wires that I forgot after rear spring change, doh, put in my new cig lighter in the rear. (elite)
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Post by: Shelby on 17 May 2011, 17:05:58
Drove to work and back, 40 mile round trip  :P
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Post by: millwall on 17 May 2011, 18:31:10
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 then got home to find the omega with 2 smashed in doors thanks to my neighbour


I hope you punched his face in?
no SHE is paying for repairs so im happy with that :y


Sorry how daft of me to assume it was a male, only a woman................ :o
;D ;D  luckilly shes a very nice woman and good neighbour otherwise i might have punched her husband instead ;D ;D
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Post by: Shimmy on 19 May 2011, 01:41:43
New radiator and air filter, fitted some philips silvervision indicator bulbs.

Bought a new working ashtray from Elite Pete.  And just bought some part worn winter tyres (Conti TS810) with good tread for a reasonable price..
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 May 2011, 18:08:38
Got cheesed off with the lack of AC in the Silver Bullet (small leak), so got it regassed by a national chain who don't spend much time checking it over, and just let the machine do its routine.
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Post by: albitz on 19 May 2011, 18:23:13
Havent touched mine for the last few days. Decided its pointless trying to work on it between shifts, when Im not properly awake - cant concentrate.
Finish work for 6 days tomorrow morning, so will get onit tomorrow afternoon - finish the cambelt job, put everything back, then inlet fanimold off to trace coolant leak.
After that - finish changing the interior for the Elite interior.
Then, in the near future - a good tidy up of the LPG system.
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 May 2011, 19:08:11
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Havent touched mine for the last few days. Decided its pointless trying to work on it between shifts, when Im not properly awake - cant concentrate.
Finish work for 6 days tomorrow morning, so will get onit tomorrow afternoon - finish the cambelt job, put everything back, then inlet fanimold off to trace coolant leak.
After that - finish changing the interior for the Elite interior.
Then, in the near future - a good tidy up of the LPG system.

Yeah its a right bugger, Today I are be mostly...installing telematics in the boot, only to realise half way through that I had screwed into the frame completely arse backwards ... Muppet! >:(  :-[  :D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 19 May 2011, 20:10:49
Not done an awful lot to the car, just read and cleared all fault codes to see what comes back ::)

Oh... And modified a wiring loom to better suit my purposes... Only took me about 3 hours including Tea Breaks though, not the whole day it took some shouty bloke :-X ::) :D
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 May 2011, 20:14:02
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Not done an awful lot to the car, just read and cleared all fault codes to see what comes back ::)

Oh... And modified a wiring loom to better suit my purposes... Only took me about 3 hours including Tea Breaks though, not the whole day it took some shouty bloke :-X ::) :D
Obviously you avoided the constant interuptions ::)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 19 May 2011, 20:16:13
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Not done an awful lot to the car, just read and cleared all fault codes to see what comes back ::)

Oh... And modified a wiring loom to better suit my purposes... Only took me about 3 hours including Tea Breaks though, not the whole day it took some shouty bloke :-X ::) :D
Obviously you avoided the constant interuptions ::)

No point trying to make excuses now :P :P ;D ;D

I just hope I actually added enough :-/ :-/
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Post by: albitz on 19 May 2011, 20:18:14
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Havent touched mine for the last few days. Decided its pointless trying to work on it between shifts, when Im not properly awake - cant concentrate.
Finish work for 6 days tomorrow morning, so will get onit tomorrow afternoon - finish the cambelt job, put everything back, then inlet fanimold off to trace coolant leak.
After that - finish changing the interior for the Elite interior.
Then, in the near future - a good tidy up of the LPG system.

Yeah its a right bugger, Today I are be mostly...installing telematics in the boot, only to realise half way through that I had screwed into the frame completely arse backwards ... Muppet! >:(  :-[  :D

Its also been a bugger not having a car since Monday. The bike has racked up a lot of miles this week. I even had a big box with a pair of ex. manifolds in, bungeed to the back, to go the 3 miles to the post office on weds. ::) ;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 May 2011, 21:03:25
Nothing aside from narrowly avoiding having the car demolished by the twonk in his Porsche Panamera who decided he clearly had right of way to turn right from his lane across the oncoming traffic despite the presence of the big green Omega with it's headlights on..

Brakes work well, though, fortunately!
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Post by: TheBoy on 20 May 2011, 18:59:53
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I just hope I actually added enough :-/ :-/
well if you haven't, it's not my car, so....
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Post by: Lazydocker on 20 May 2011, 19:12:07
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I just hope I actually added enough :-/ :-/
well if you haven't, it's not my car, so....

Added about 20" to the shortest ones so should be ok :-/ :-/

Seriously considering adding a little to the LPG injector plugs to get them round the back too but don't really see the point... Running them up the front is easy enough ;)
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Post by: albitz on 20 May 2011, 19:19:44
Got some proper kip until early afternoon and then finished the cambelt change.All back together and running sweet as a nut. :)
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Post by: o-meg-a on 20 May 2011, 19:29:15
Fitted facelift rear lights to my estate and new clear side repeaters.

Still not sure if I prefer clear facelift rear lights over the smoked old one yet.
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Post by: Jimbob on 20 May 2011, 19:59:42
Change a brake light lamp
Topped up Diff - took about 1/2 litre
Topped up ATF - took about 2 litres.

Was after doing a few hundred motorway miles, noticed a bit of a drone.
So checked both fluids above, and rear wheel bearings which seemed ok to my feel, but keeping a close eye.

Also checked oil level / colour and was best colour it has been at 1500 miles from last service since Ive had the car. 

Be interesting to see how it drives tomorrow.
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Post by: feeutfo on 20 May 2011, 20:21:28
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I just hope I actually added enough :-/ :-/
well if you haven't, it's not my car, so....

Added about 20" to the shortest ones so should be ok :-/ :-/

Seriously considering adding a little to the LPG injector plugs to get them round the back too but don't really see the point... Running them up the front is easy enough ;)
nah, he's not very good at this game is he...?  ;D

Nout today except get it plastered in stones by a tw@ in an m5 cutting across the exit cross hatchings. Why is it ALWAYS a BMW...? The Tuesdays!
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Post by: Lazydocker on 20 May 2011, 20:36:02
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I just hope I actually added enough :-/ :-/
well if you haven't, it's not my car, so....

Added about 20" to the shortest ones so should be ok :-/ :-/

Seriously considering adding a little to the LPG injector plugs to get them round the back too but don't really see the point... Running them up the front is easy enough ;)
nah, he's not very good at this game is he...?  ;D

Nout today except get it plastered in stones by a tw@ in an m5 cutting across the exit cross hatchings. Why is it ALWAYS a BMW...? The Tuesdays!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

He might get the hang of it though ::) ::) :D :D
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Post by: Psychoca on 20 May 2011, 21:23:01
Just replaced the mid section of the exhaust...  Which of course was siezed into the back box, which after alot of intimidation (with the air hammer), I managed to free up...  Sady, the bit of pipe leading to the back box didn't particularly like being beaten with the air hammer and decide to try and part company...

I guess I'll be buying some Chemical Metal tomorrow!!!
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Post by: Shelby on 21 May 2011, 15:44:08
Today it was IACV, breather jet and throttle body clean out and replacing expansion bottle with one with a working sensor (thanks EP).
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Post by: geoffr70 on 21 May 2011, 18:06:00
Took the detachable towbar off the mv6 ready to put on the elite. Someone remind me never ever to take a bumper off ever again. Straightforward of course but the top fixing in the wheel arch on both sides had seized. It took ages making new brackets and fixing it back in such a way that it was visually pleasing, the bumper and wheel arch liner lined up right and all was ok. Why do they make and use such crappy and cheap fixings? I hate that. I've undersealed the holes from the towbar bolts inside and out, just got to get something to bridge the holes then will seal again. Was going to attempt a fit on the elite today but sod that now. Found someone breaking a nocturno blue elite near me so got a spare grill.
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Post by: aaronjb on 21 May 2011, 18:20:25
Got the Nissan running after 8 years (success!)
Moved the V8 out of the garage and into the trailer under a tarp so they can demolish the garage in a weeks time

That's about it for today..
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 May 2011, 20:05:23
Today I are be mostly....

 getting crap in me eye a right monk on trying to fix the nuts for the LPG tank by the petrol tank, GAWWWW was a getting hacked off with that. Tow bar fixings in the way. So it had to go slightly rearward to clear. Took longer to put two nuts on than the rest of the job put together.   >:(

Done now though. :)

Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 May 2011, 20:11:18
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
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Post by: VXL V6 on 21 May 2011, 20:11:27
Fitted replacement wheelarch liner (all because the original one had the bumper fixing snapped off....)
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 May 2011, 20:28:37
Trying to reset the BLMs on the MV6. Normally a 2 minutes job....   ....several hours later ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 May 2011, 20:29:26
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Nearly ish. Can run the lines, but can't connect the tank up as some connectors to filler and outlet valves are missing. Partly my fault as I faffed around deciding what tank, so Tilo didn't know what fittings to supply. They are in the post do no biggy.

So fuel lines, lecky cable and filler. Cabin switch, vac reference, and run the rest if the loom round the engine bay and that's it. Oh and mount the injectors, they are bungied up ATM pending brackets. Apparently we don't get those rubber nuts to bracket any more?
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 May 2011, 20:32:01
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 May 2011, 20:37:51
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
Well, hoping not to encroach in LD's jobs list too much. See how it goes. Is it a long job?
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 May 2011, 20:41:18
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
Well, hoping not to encroach in LD's jobs list too much. See how it goes. Is it a long job?
Is it just the 4 in the relay box, the 4/5 in the gas tight box, and the switch/buzzer ones?  2hrs at most if the relay box ones don't fight back too much...
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 May 2011, 20:41:39
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
Well, hoping not to encroach in LD's jobs list too much. See how it goes. Is it a long job?

It is for him :-X :-X :-X ;D ;D ;D

Don't worry too much about mine... I reckon we'll leave the Cam Belt and Water Pump and I'll do them/get them done over the summer... Important thing for me is the LPG stuff as I can't lift/bend for long enough to get it done on my own :-[ >:(

Speaking of my job list... Do you reckon I'm pushing my luck dropping the coolant and refilling with plain water the day before? Just it's got that crappy green stuff in it and I want to change to red?

Oh... And I think we've got an extra pair of hands coming up for at least 1 of the days :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 May 2011, 20:43:01
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Nearly ish. Can run the lines, but can't connect the tank up as some connectors to filler and outlet valves are missing. Partly my fault as I faffed around deciding what tank, so Tilo didn't know what fittings to supply. They are in the post do no biggy.

So fuel lines, lecky cable and filler. Cabin switch, vac reference, and run the rest if the loom round the engine bay and that's it. Oh and mount the injectors, they are bungied up ATM pending brackets. Apparently we don't get those rubber nuts to bracket any more?

Nope... TB's were from the spares box. Mind you, those new injectors are quieter than the petrol ones so we probably don't need them TBH :-/
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 May 2011, 20:44:16
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Speaking of my job list... Do you reckon I'm pushing my luck dropping the coolant and refilling with plain water the day before? Just it's got that crappy green stuff in it and I want to change to red?
You probably water to do it daily between now and then - as drain only drops about 2l at a time...  ...though if planning doing water pump at some point, I'd do it then (still flushing through daily for a few days before to get rid of the old coolant
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 May 2011, 20:46:49
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Speaking of my job list... Do you reckon I'm pushing my luck dropping the coolant and refilling with plain water the day before? Just it's got that crappy green stuff in it and I want to change to red?
You probably water to do it daily between now and then - as drain only drops about 2l at a time...  ...though if planning doing water pump at some point, I'd do it then (still flushing through daily for a few days before to get rid of the old coolant

I suppose as the Vx Red mixes OK I could just use that to top up when we do the conversion and then flush it when ready to do the belt/pump :-/ :-/

Last flush I did I took of the bottom hose and ran the engine with the hosepipe in the header tank for a while to flush it all out in one go ;) ;)
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 May 2011, 20:50:49
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
Well, hoping not to encroach in LD's jobs list too much. See how it goes. Is it a long job?
Is it just the 4 in the relay box, the 4/5 in the gas tight box, and the switch/buzzer ones?  2hrs at most if the relay box ones don't fight back too much...
Hopefully just the relay box stuff. Should be able to handle the other stuff.

It's cutting into the loom by the plug that gives me the willys.  :-/
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 May 2011, 22:36:02
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Fuel lines tomorrow.  8-)

Guessing that means you're nearly there then... Who's got to do the electrickery for you this time... Kevin or TB? ::) ;D
Am I soldering next weekend then ::)
Well, hoping not to encroach in LD's jobs list too much. See how it goes. Is it a long job?
Is it just the 4 in the relay box, the 4/5 in the gas tight box, and the switch/buzzer ones?  2hrs at most if the relay box ones don't fight back too much...
Hopefully just the relay box stuff. Should be able to handle the other stuff.

It's cutting into the loom by the plug that gives me the willys.  :-/

Man Up and get on with it! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: PhilRich on 21 May 2011, 22:40:11
Today Mathew I have been mostly ruining the paintwork on my bonnet while trying to repair stone chips after watching howto's on Youtube  ::) :( ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: BlueBridge on 22 May 2011, 16:32:32
Replaced the drivers door handle, after several weeks of having to get in via the passenger side. Jobs a goodun :y
Thanks to the forum for the door card removal guide.

Jon
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 22 May 2011, 17:24:16
Haven't done anything to my own car, but I noticed that a mate in work's car was sounding rough when starting up and pulling away. In fact it sounded worse than a deisel. So at the end of work today we had a look under the bonnet (a 2006 Mini Cooper).
   Turns out he hasn't changed the oil since he's had it, at least 40,000 miles ago  ::)

Had a look at the dipstick and the treacle oil is only just registering on the bottom, waaaay below the minimum. The header tank is only half full of opaque, brown water which has splashed all over the engine at some point and stained it all, and he just hasn't got a clue about looking after his car at all

I just wonder how these people expect their cars to keep going, they pay through the nose for the best they can afford and think they look after themselves  :(
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Post by: feeutfo on 22 May 2011, 17:59:03
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Haven't done anything to my own car, but I noticed that a mate in work's car was sounding rough when starting up and pulling away. In fact it sounded worse than a deisel. So at the end of work today we had a look under the bonnet (a 2006 Mini Cooper).
   Turns out he hasn't changed the oil since he's had it, at least 40,000 miles ago  ::)

Had a look at the dipstick and the treacle oil is only just registering on the bottom, waaaay below the minimum. The header tank is only half full of opaque, brown water which has splashed all over the engine at some point and stained it all, and he just hasn't got a clue about looking after his car at all

I just wonder how these people expect their cars to keep going, they pay through the nose for the best they can afford and think they look after themselves  :(
Typical BMW owner. What does he do, out of interest....?
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Post by: jonnycool on 22 May 2011, 18:02:10
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Haven't done anything to my own car, but I noticed that a mate in work's car was sounding rough when starting up and pulling away. In fact it sounded worse than a deisel. So at the end of work today we had a look under the bonnet (a 2006 Mini Cooper).
   Turns out he hasn't changed the oil since he's had it, at least 40,000 miles ago  ::)

Had a look at the dipstick and the treacle oil is only just registering on the bottom, waaaay below the minimum. The header tank is only half full of opaque, brown water which has splashed all over the engine at some point and stained it all, and he just hasn't got a clue about looking after his car at all

I just wonder how these people expect their cars to keep going, they pay through the nose for the best they can afford and think they look after themselves  :(
Typical BMW owner. What does he do, out of interest....?
Manager in a supermarket, like me
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Post by: feeutfo on 22 May 2011, 18:13:20
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Haven't done anything to my own car, but I noticed that a mate in work's car was sounding rough when starting up and pulling away. In fact it sounded worse than a deisel. So at the end of work today we had a look under the bonnet (a 2006 Mini Cooper).
   Turns out he hasn't changed the oil since he's had it, at least 40,000 miles ago  ::)

Had a look at the dipstick and the treacle oil is only just registering on the bottom, waaaay below the minimum. The header tank is only half full of opaque, brown water which has splashed all over the engine at some point and stained it all, and he just hasn't got a clue about looking after his car at all

I just wonder how these people expect their cars to keep going, they pay through the nose for the best they can afford and think they look after themselves  :(
Typical BMW owner. What does he do, out of interest....?
Manager in a supermarket, like me
I knew it!  ;D.   ...and your not a BMW owner, clearly. So it's ok for you to be a manager. Just don't buy a Beemer, OK?  ;).  ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 22 May 2011, 19:02:45
Looked at my Omegas longingly as I clumbered into the back of a Hyundai i10 for a 120m round trip, only to be pleasantly surprised how little I ached at the end...
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Post by: aaronjb on 22 May 2011, 19:18:36
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Looked at my Omegas longingly as I clumbered into the back of a Hyundai i10 for a 120m round trip, only to be pleasantly surprised how little I ached at the end...

A future replacement for TBE?  ;D

All I did was get in, drive to Detling in Kent to be slightly underwhelmed by a field full of (very few) kit cars, wedged myself into a few Cobra replicas, got slightly insulted by one of the manufacturers and then drove home .. which would have been a nice cruise in the sun but was ruined by 7 chavs in a Zafira who decided to sit on my back bumper when they caught me in roadworks traffic, then undertake me, cut me up and do 2mph more than the middle lane for about 20 miles while washing their windscreen and looking back & laughing at me (as I was in the MR2 with the roof down, I presume they thought I was getting wet..).

Finally found a bit of clear road as myself & the Maserati behind me undertook them (which prompted them to try to ram me off the road) and I found the rev limiter in 3rd gear.

Bloody Vauxhall ow...er I mean..  ;D
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Post by: albitz on 22 May 2011, 21:02:44
Plenum/fanimold/LPG gubbins/ inlet plate/coolant bridge/ oil cooler plate/ oil cooler off. Cleaned up all the crap which had congealed around everything in the V of the engine. Put cooler and cooler plate back on - with a fresh smear of grey sealant around the plate.
Tomorrow - on 2 wheels to VX for dowty washers and banjo bolt washers. Then put everything else back together.
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Post by: feeutfo on 22 May 2011, 22:12:37
Today I have been mostly...

Getting grit in me eye while fitting fuel line clips... While I lay on me back, head under the car, next doors cat wondered over and curled up on my chest ;D ... WTF is that...  "ah!  Hello Bonnie". As she licked me nose.  ;D
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Post by: 2woody on 23 May 2011, 08:53:35
intended to finish fitting the new exhaust to the Holden and to rebuild the gearbox and fit the aluminium flywheel and new clutch. Oh yes, and change the headers, too.

fell down on the knackered spigot bearing, so didn't get finished. Anyone got a spigot bearing for an LS1 Chevy engine ?

still, managed to get a caliper and the exhaust changed on the Disco.
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Post by: feeutfo on 23 May 2011, 09:11:51
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intended to finish fitting the new exhaust to the Holden and to rebuild the gearbox and fit the aluminium flywheel and new clutch. Oh yes, and change the headers, too.

fell down on the knackered spigot bearing, so didn't get finished. Anyone got a spigot bearing for an LS1 Chevy engine ?

still, managed to get a caliper and the exhaust changed on the Disco.
Is this Holden work on the latest one?
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Post by: Crazycarzowner on 23 May 2011, 11:40:23
Well I've finally squeezed the Miggy into me garage (that was a work of art in itself). Now to start work on that major service - Oil, air, fuel filters, leaky oil cooler plate to sort out, new plugs, and new camcover seals too.Take off plenum & give breathers a bloomin good cleanin (well & truely gunked up). Then front wheels jacked up & off to check discs & pads and creaky rattling noise at front off-side. Repeat disc & pad check at rear & maybe adjust handbrake. I might be finished by teatime  ;D ;D ;D  ..................
..........next week!!! :D :D :D
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Post by: 2woody on 23 May 2011, 15:57:01
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intended to finish fitting the new exhaust to the Holden and to rebuild the gearbox and fit the aluminium flywheel and new clutch. Oh yes, and change the headers, too.

fell down on the knackered spigot bearing, so didn't get finished. Anyone got a spigot bearing for an LS1 Chevy engine ?

still, managed to get a caliper and the exhaust changed on the Disco.
Is this Holden work on the latest one?

yes - it's getting a trans rebuild & some other stuff. Nice big knobbly cam on the way, too
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Post by: TheBoy on 23 May 2011, 19:43:17
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Today I have been mostly...

Getting grit in me eye while fitting fuel line clips... While I lay on me back, head under the car, next doors cat wondered over and curled up on my chest ;D ... WTF is that...  "ah!  Hello Bonnie". As she licked me nose.  ;D
I hope you drove through a farmyard first...  ...I had a sense of self satisfaction knowing you were getting covered in cowshit when you did mine ;D
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Post by: VXL V6 on 23 May 2011, 21:39:45
Quick oil and filter change on my DTi, and a bit of grease slapped on the brake lines while the oil drained tonight.

Discovered slight play on the OSF track rod end so that's a job to do before the MOT at the end of June....  ::)

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Post by: Andy B on 23 May 2011, 22:04:26
finished fitting this (http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1306153409/0#0)

Fitted a new compressor yesterday, what a pita job that is! Especially when you've a sore pinky (http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1306090923/all)!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: o-meg-a on 24 May 2011, 01:00:35
owwwwwww, that looks painful  :o
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Post by: Andy B on 24 May 2011, 09:47:37
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owwwwwww, that looks painful  :o

It was and still is  ::) although it is already starting to feel less tender to touch. I banged it on Sunday morning at work ie the day after it happened, I wanted to sit on the floor & cry!  :-? ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: o-meg-a on 24 May 2011, 17:25:00
Just finished doing rear subframe bushes and new centre and back box.

all done, back in the garage tomorrow morning for wishbones and lowering springs.
fun times
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Post by: Lazydocker on 24 May 2011, 20:36:40
Towbar (and twin electrics) and a new battery fitted today thanks to johnnycboy and Albs :y :y :y
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Post by: Crazycarzowner on 24 May 2011, 21:18:02
Oil cooler removed Stripped & reassembled, one cam-cover done & 3 plugs changed. Other side to be done tomorrow. Got one thing to moan at...... that bl***y oil filter cannister!!!!!!! What an absolute Ba****d!!!!!!! Spent more time on that damn thing today than anythin else GRRRRRR!!!!!!
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Post by: feeutfo on 24 May 2011, 21:45:58
Today mostly back ache tbh, but in between twinges....

Filler on tow bar and air tight pipe work fitted. Just need some connectors and the back is done. Then it's cabin switch and poke the loom with a stick and we're there almost. :y
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Post by: Osprey on 24 May 2011, 22:37:53
Cleaned a LOT of sh!t off the windscreen and bonnet!

And chucked in air and pollen filters so I can feel I've made a start on the service. 

Why are we so gullible as to buy pollen filters?  I take a walk outside so I can breathe fresh, unfiltered air.   :-?
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Post by: jonnycool on 25 May 2011, 08:08:30
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Cleaned a LOT of sh!t off the windscreen and bonnet!

And chucked in air and pollen filters so I can feel I've made a start on the service. 

Why are we so gullible as to buy pollen filters?  I take a walk outside so I can breathe fresh, unfiltered air.   :-?
You've obviously never suffered from hay fever mate
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Post by: Jimbob on 25 May 2011, 08:15:14
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Cleaned a LOT of sh!t off the windscreen and bonnet!

And chucked in air and pollen filters so I can feel I've made a start on the service. 

Why are we so gullible as to buy pollen filters?  I take a walk outside so I can breathe fresh, unfiltered air.   :-?


and to protect the vent internals, nice to longer have a crinkly old leaf somewhere in the vents rustling in the breeze  :y
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Post by: TheDaddy on 25 May 2011, 09:44:34
Recently bought the Black Beastie from the Amigo and just starting to get used to working on the car and getting my hands dirty.

Removed and refitted the rear parcel shelf wiring in the blind.
Changed the cone filter back to the original air box.
Removed, cleaned and replaced wishy washy motor's. Now working well.

Next jobs will be to get some cats and a exhaust and replace the lovely fruity sounding stainless exhaust system on it :'(. Unfortunately the wife does not seem to share my view on how she sounds.



Looking forward to maintaining thi
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Post by: albitz on 25 May 2011, 10:55:06
Took the plenum back off only to find that my LPG problem isnt what I thought it was going to be. Im sat here stuck now. :'(
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Post by: Shelby on 25 May 2011, 15:40:34
Well, gave the old girl a good clean over yesterday and will be doing the same again today after two massive bird turds found their way onto it in the office car park!

Then tonight its having a look at the fuel pump cover plate etc. to see if there is any signs of leakage after I filled her up a few weeks back and ended up making a nice puddle Tesco forecourt!
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Post by: feeutfo on 25 May 2011, 16:02:31
Cabin switch fitted... Mostly.  :)

Oh, and traffic master button. Ready for the other project.
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Post by: kingycos2 on 25 May 2011, 16:12:36
Cleaned mine this afternoon for Elite Pete to come and change the cambelt tomorrow......
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 May 2011, 19:08:57
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Recently bought the Black Beastie from the Amigo and just starting to get used to working on the car and getting my hands dirty.

Removed and refitted the rear parcel shelf wiring in the blind.
Changed the cone filter back to the original air box.
Removed, cleaned and replaced wishy washy motor's. Now working well.

Next jobs will be to get some cats and a exhaust and replace the lovely fruity sounding stainless exhaust system on it :'(. Unfortunately the wife does not seem to share my view on how she sounds.


Looking forward to maintaining thi
At least we all know when you arrive at work, when the Black Beastie roars into the carpark ;D
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Post by: albitz on 25 May 2011, 19:57:42
Wasted most of the day trying to fix the LPG but dont really know what Im doing so have given up for the moment.
Felt the need to cheer myself up, so fitted the rear leather seats in my car - heaters work as well, which is nice - so I feel I havent completely wasted the day. ::)
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Post by: Auto Addict on 27 May 2011, 16:39:32
Changed the oil & filter, changed the weeping filler plug washer on auto box.
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Post by: Nick W on 27 May 2011, 18:35:52
Fitted the poly front bushes to my wishbones, along with new rear ones and balljoints.

Now the clonk has gone from the N/S when it hits a bump.

Only problen is that both front struts have oil on them so I'll be replacing them next!
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Post by: geoffr70 on 27 May 2011, 21:31:11
Fitted my detachable towbar and electrics  :P
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Post by: plym ian on 28 May 2011, 17:45:37
swapped my wheels around after a dopey idiot put them on the wrong sides(rotational tyres)


p.s guilty as charged ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: geoffr70 on 28 May 2011, 23:04:50
Saw an 18yo pissing on the bonnet of my Elite whilst it's sat on the drive, caught him and made him walk back. Then I got a bucket of hot soapy water and made him wash it all off. Which he did, very apologetically - got to be better than getting filled in which is what would happen in the 'less nice' areas of Sunderland!
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Post by: Tonka. on 29 May 2011, 19:05:58
Fitted new rear springs  :)  :)
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Post by: smithpa7 on 29 May 2011, 19:28:47
Washed, waxed and polished half of the car. Fixed the loose rear wheel arch lining. Spent ages trying to loosen off the the two chrome (very rusty) exhaust trims. Tomorrow I will finish polishing the car and will fit two new exhaust trims. :y :y
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Post by: Bent valve on 29 May 2011, 20:19:05
Driven it to the pub. And walked back :)
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Post by: Omegatoy on 29 May 2011, 20:36:45
GAAAAHHH put engine and box in a numpty smart car,which someone else had removed 2 months ago, hate doing jobs like this!then found they hadnt disconnected anything properly just yanked it out, repaired the airbox connections and seating, repaired or rather replaced the inlet manifold where they had snapped the fuel lines off :'( found the hand brake hadnt engaged properly in its tube, took engine and box out again, sorted handbrake connector, reinserted engine and box, to find the bloody handbrake still wont work properly!!!its a weird ratchet system of interlocking crap, which you cant se eor work on when engineand box is insitu!!! so went down the pub!!
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Post by: Psychoca on 29 May 2011, 23:25:23
Removed inlet manifold, starter motor and a few sundry bits and pieces, to sort out my poor starting issue...  Put it all back together and is now starting nicely...  Starter Motor Bolt was slightly loose!!!!

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Post by: Andy B on 30 May 2011, 00:15:04
does driving it to go to work & back count?  ::)
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Post by: geoffr70 on 30 May 2011, 20:48:51
Sorted my niggly 12n issue! And clay barred the beast
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 31 May 2011, 10:52:47
With a bit of help from TB, got the cruise working albeit briefly.

Then got home and changed the discs, pads, brake fluid and front wheel bearings.
Then did the discs, pads and fluid on one of the Vectras at work. Was hoping to do the rear subframe bushes, but they'll keep.

Crackered now, so off t'bed. :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 31 May 2011, 20:24:18
Fitted new Trafficmaster and swapped NAV drive on a 2013.

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Post by: robbo299 on 31 May 2011, 21:38:57
As my Elite sailed through the MOT recently i thought i would treat it to a nice new Stainless system from my local Longlife Exhaust fitting centre. Took car in this morning and picked it up this evening. Chose which "sound" i prefered ( quiet with a nice growl when booted ) and tailpipe configuration. Well chuffed with the result  :y
 (http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn228/robbo299/longlife%20exhaust/31052011043.jpg)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 June 2011, 01:08:49
Had the LPG conversion inspected and certified :y :y

And got messed about by several halfwits >:( >:(
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Post by: albitz on 02 June 2011, 01:13:36
Faffed around with the Bose in the breaker again for ages.
Came to the conclusion I will probably have to either try another amp - to eliminate amp or headunit - or just sell the whole thing as spares/ repairs. :(
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Post by: TheBoy on 02 June 2011, 19:34:29
Apart from drive, all I've done to MV6 today is shove some gas in. 17.9MPG. Opps ::)
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Post by: omegadan67 on 02 June 2011, 19:39:44
well i have just finished fitting an alpine flipscreen, dvd player, and dvd satnav along with the seperate brain and av splitter what a nightmare 9 hours BUT at least it is all done now
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 June 2011, 22:11:11
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Apart from drive, all I've done to MV6 today is shove some gas in. 17.9MPG. Opps ::)

Amateur :-X :-X ;D ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 June 2011, 22:38:40
I couldn't bring myself to bin 3 Brand New Tyres so just had 1 of them moved to the rear and 2 new ones on the front... Much more confident now :y :y

Oh... And visited the foreigners for a quick "inside and out" clean :y :y
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Post by: Andy B on 02 June 2011, 23:01:53
Did an oil change. Oil filter housing slip from my hand as it came off the last thread .......... I was underneath! :o it wasn't funny!  ::)  ;D ;D

Changed the rear shockers for A N Other pair from ElitePete cos one of mine had a fluid leak. Driver's side bottom bolt would not move! It took me well over an hour to get the barsteward out. I had my 2' breaker bar on the case but could only move it 1/12th of a turn each time. Passenger side flew out!  :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 June 2011, 23:16:53
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Did an oil change. Oil filter housing slip from my hand as it came off the last thread .......... I was underneath! :o it wasn't funny!  ::)  ;D ;D

Sure about that??? :-X ::) :D :D
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Post by: Andy B on 02 June 2011, 23:24:45
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Did an oil change. Oil filter housing slip from my hand as it came off the last thread .......... I was underneath! :o it wasn't funny!  ::)  ;D ;D

Sure about that??? :-X ::) :D :D

Sure! It means I have an oil slick on the drive that needs cleaning off.  ;) :y :y
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Post by: geoffr70 on 02 June 2011, 23:26:26
Fixed my gas heater in the car-avan!! New internal copper gas pipes.
New seat motor fuse, and enjoyed driving it in the blistering heat, a lovely v6 sound with the window down.

I've got a factory fit Irmscher back box on the Elite, which sounds infinitely better than the s/s powerflow on the mv6, tbh I think it 's not that great and quite unrefined.
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Post by: Entwood on 02 June 2011, 23:34:06
Stood and looked at it .. and smiled .. :)

Shackeng came around with his new 3.2 .. its smart.... good condition  but ....

it is silver
it does not have irmscher kit
it has a "different" exhaust
it does not have CID
it drives well, but feels different

it does not have LPG saving me a small fortune .....

so I looked at mine .....  and smiled again .....   :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

(apologies to Shackeng ....  nowt wrong with your motor at all .........   :)  )
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Post by: VXL V6 on 03 June 2011, 15:38:21
Took the DTi to Fleet Fit in Loughborough as I noticed the O/S TRE had some play in it and it's coming up to MOT time soon. All sorted and a fresh Geo on the car.  :)

Washed both cars and started using my new Meguires detailing kit (Mrs VXL got it for my birthday today  :y) on the bootlid of the V6. Going to try and do a panel each weekend.  8-) I'm inspired after Ianu 's demonstration at the Bucks meet.  :y
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 03 June 2011, 22:11:05
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Took the DTi to Fleet Fit in Loughborough as I noticed the O/S TRE had some play in it and it's coming up to MOT time soon. All sorted and a fresh Geo on the car.  :)

Washed both cars and started using my new Meguires detailing kit (Mrs VXL got it for my birthday today  :y) on the bootlid of the V6. Going to try and do a panel each weekend.  8-) I'm inspired after Ianu 's demonstration at the Bucks meet.  :y

Someone was paying attention. :y

I went to the pound shop and bought some wash mits, tar remover and a plastic box to keep it all in. :-[
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Post by: feeutfo on 04 June 2011, 08:35:56
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Took the DTi to Fleet Fit in Loughborough as I noticed the O/S TRE had some play in it and it's coming up to MOT time soon. All sorted and a fresh Geo on the car.  :)

Washed both cars and started using my new Meguires detailing kit (Mrs VXL got it for my birthday today  :y) on the bootlid of the V6. Going to try and do a panel each weekend.  8-) I'm inspired after Ianu 's demonstration at the Bucks meet.  :y

Someone was paying attention. :y

I went to the pound shop and bought some wash mits, tar remover and a plastic box to keep it all in. :-[
Mr WOOD  :o your going to cle....... Well  that's a clear sign of intent at least.  ;D

Microfiber cloths are very cheap in the supermarket, smaller than the megs ones, but who cares when you can get 20 for the price of one megs cloth in Halfords.

Cleaned some of mine on Thursday. I was doing it right before with the exception of the wax cleaner, used that then the polish and "BING" no more swirls.

Thanks again for ianu's help btw.

Wash Mits and microfiber cloths all machine washed and ready for today's round two of the roof and doors, as it's not too sunny.  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 04 June 2011, 20:19:47
Did the handbrake on TBE. FVSH, according to the service book, yet still previously adjusted just by the handbrake cable. Muppets. No wonder it was rubbish.

Now capable of leaving a No 11 when testing, though that is partially due to poor tyres ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 04 June 2011, 20:29:44
Should add, it was rather convenient that the useless student left his jack around here...  ...much easier with 2 jacks :)
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Post by: Jimbob on 04 June 2011, 21:19:06
I 'helped' Mark DTM do ....

Driver side rear wheel bearing - went much better than last time
new rear disks & Pads
Handbrake service - must be the day for it..

And Adjusted the servotronic steering from medium to minimum assistance.

Huge thanks Mark, much appreciated  :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 04 June 2011, 21:30:30
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I 'helped' Mark DTM do ....

Driver side rear wheel bearing - went much better than last time
new rear disks & Pads
Handbrake service - must be the day for it..

And Adjusted the servotronic steering from medium to minimum assistance.

Huge thanks Mark, much appreciated  :y

TB adjusted mine the other way a while back, seemed oddly stiff before, now seems comparable to most omegas I've driven. Strange.  :-/

(sits back and awaits "girly button" and "man up" comments  :P )
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Post by: geoffr70 on 04 June 2011, 21:45:35
Fitted my clear side repeaters i got off a breaker, looks better now. Picked off the poor baby bird that was stuck to the boot lid after falling out its nest. RIP bird  :-/
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Post by: Jimbob on 04 June 2011, 21:50:54
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I 'helped' Mark DTM do ....

Driver side rear wheel bearing - went much better than last time
new rear disks & Pads
Handbrake service - must be the day for it..

And Adjusted the servotronic steering from medium to minimum assistance.

Huge thanks Mark, much appreciated  :y

TB adjusted mine the other way a while back, seemed oddly stiff before, now seems comparable to most omegas I've driven. Strange.  :-/

(sits back and awaits "girly button" and "man up" comments  :P )


Ive been used to having ours at the minimum setting, this one felt odd with more assistance.
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Post by: Shimmy on 04 June 2011, 21:52:53
Tested out my new cheapo OBDII bluetooth device, works great.

Can now diagnose and delete codes from my mobile. :y
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Post by: sport on 04 June 2011, 22:37:22
Left the omega and caravan at home and took the corsa wife and son camping in bakewell .
Put to much stuff in and worn some of the plastic trim over back wheels.
Think will stick to the the omega and caravan. 
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Post by: MartinP on 04 June 2011, 22:45:24
Took my German Wishbones, drop links & steering control arms to my brother in laws and showed him how to do the job properly.

Then spent £160 on 2 new tyres & temporary tracking until i can get to WIM.

Finished by hand washing the car (Asda usually gets the privilege) and finishing with a chamois.

be nice to car day  :y
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Post by: henryd on 05 June 2011, 01:53:47
Mine got treated to a new roll bar drop link  and a pair of front tyres,got rid of the tramlining at last ;)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 05 June 2011, 01:55:58
Drove mine to EC1 and back ::) ::)
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Post by: albitz on 05 June 2011, 05:39:17
Tried the Bose H/U in my car - no joy.
Cut and resoldered - as per TB,s guide- the wiring for the memoery on the Elite seat ready to go into my car.
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Post by: TheBoy on 05 June 2011, 10:42:21
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I 'helped' Mark DTM do ....

Driver side rear wheel bearing - went much better than last time
new rear disks & Pads
Handbrake service - must be the day for it..

And Adjusted the servotronic steering from medium to minimum assistance.

Huge thanks Mark, much appreciated  :y

TB adjusted mine the other way a while back, seemed oddly stiff before, now seems comparable to most omegas I've driven. Strange.  :-/

(sits back and awaits "girly button" and "man up" comments  :P )
Can't remember how yours was set, but seem to recall adjusting to medium setting?

I take it you're happy with that, as its only a 30s job if you wanted to try another?
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Post by: sport on 05 June 2011, 11:18:10
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Left the omega and caravan at home and took the corsa wife and son camping in bakewell .
Put to much stuff in and worn some of the plastic trim over back wheels.
Think will stick to the the omega and caravan. 

Then spent £228 on 2 new tyres
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Post by: feeutfo on 05 June 2011, 13:58:02
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I 'helped' Mark DTM do ....

Driver side rear wheel bearing - went much better than last time
new rear disks & Pads
Handbrake service - must be the day for it..

And Adjusted the servotronic steering from medium to minimum assistance.

Huge thanks Mark, much appreciated  :y

TB adjusted mine the other way a while back, seemed oddly stiff before, now seems comparable to most omegas I've driven. Strange.  :-/

(sits back and awaits "girly button" and "man up" comments  :P )
Can't remember how yours was set, but seem to recall adjusting to medium setting?

I take it you're happy with that, as its only a 30s job if you wanted to try another?
Seems absolutely fine. Only thing is as you said, it tends to weave slightly on motorways, although that seems to have gone too now. Its on Medium setting btw.

Ideally I'd like to sort out why it was stiff in the first place, but that's way down the list of priorities.
Happy as is tbh. If it ain't broke.... :y
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Post by: geoffr70 on 05 June 2011, 15:11:41
Oil change and breather clean on the elite and mv6. Plugged the holes and undersealed it all where i took the towbar off the mv6!  :y
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Post by: Osprey on 05 June 2011, 17:04:35
Oil change as well - isn't is so much easier when the previous time was DIY and you don't need a breaker bar to get the thing off? 
 :y
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Post by: ngrainqey on 05 June 2011, 17:25:06
fitted a nice clean new air filter :P
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 05 June 2011, 17:39:02
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Ideally I'd like to sort out why it was stiff in the first place, but that's way down the list of priorities.
Happy as is tbh. If it ain't broke.... :y

Is this on the black one?

IIRC, we might have set it to min. assist when we swapped over the NCDCs. I might be wrong, though. :-/
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Post by: Andy B on 05 June 2011, 17:45:41
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fitted a nice clean new air filter :P

And me too.  :y
old vs new
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/Tiff4327/S73F2010.jpg)
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Post by: feeutfo on 05 June 2011, 17:54:28
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Ideally I'd like to sort out why it was stiff in the first place, but that's way down the list of priorities.
Happy as is tbh. If it ain't broke.... :y

Is this on the black one?

IIRC, we might have set it to min. assist when we swapped over the NCDCs. I might be wrong, though. :-/
Yep Black one, part of diagnosing at that time... Or did we just check what it was set to?  :-/

Iirc you offered to set it to medium, but I declined hoping to find an issue. Which I didn't. Seems normal on medium(TB set to medium about a month ago), even though that's abnormal. So to speak... :) :-X
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Post by: Lazydocker on 05 June 2011, 18:25:32
Sold the saloon :( :( :(

Full asking price though :y :y :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 05 June 2011, 19:21:52
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Sold the saloon :( :( :(

Full asking price though :y :y :y
Excellent news.  :y
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Post by: albitz on 05 June 2011, 19:55:06
1. Fitted the Elite drivers seat in my car - all working fine. :)
2. Tried the Bose h/u in my car - nothing  :(
3. Tried my h/u in the breaker - nothing.  :(
4.Put my h/u back in my car and now the lower half of the display (radio station/ CD track etc.) is blank and the clock is stuck on 00.00. :'(
5. Drove to work (gently) and achieved 31.2 mpg (on the MID) which is by far the best Ive ever seen. Must have set everything up nicely when I did the cambelt change. New air filter probably helped too. :)
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 05 June 2011, 20:09:50
Cursed at is as the battery is flat and it is deadlocked  >:(
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Post by: Andy B on 05 June 2011, 20:18:19
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Cursed at is as the battery is flat and it is deadlocked  >:(

have faith in the key in the door, it will unlock before the key breaks ...... honest  ::) and the lock pin doesn't lift. If all else fails, you can get in via the boot & either flip the seats forward - you can manipulate the seat button from the boot (did it on my fully dead locked, de-locked Senator) or connect 12 volts up to the boot light - don't short it out though.  ::) :y :y :y
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 05 June 2011, 20:19:47
wipers changed, whole car cleaned inside and out..
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Post by: feeutfo on 05 June 2011, 20:35:03
Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 05 June 2011, 20:44:09
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Sold the saloon :( :( :(

Full asking price though :y :y :y
Excellent news.  :y

Indeed... Except I'd just extended the temporary insurance for another month ::) ::)

Hopefully a quick call tomorrow morning will sort that though :y :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 05 June 2011, 20:46:25
Noticed that the compressor isn't kicking in for the aircon on the V6 so that's a trip to the local aircon specialist as all the electrical connections etc are good.  :( ££££££

Also checked the MOT date for the DTi and that needs to go in this month.  :( ££££££
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 05 June 2011, 21:06:24
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Cursed at is as the battery is flat and it is deadlocked  >:(

have faith in the key in the door, it will unlock before the key breaks ...... honest  ::) and the lock pin doesn't lift. If all else fails, you can get in via the boot & either flip the seats forward - you can manipulate the seat button from the boot (did it on my fully dead locked, de-locked Senator) or connect 12 volts up to the boot light - don't short it out though.  ::) :y :y :y

Got in using the key in the door it was just bloody irritating.
The good news is that I have been using the bike (with engine not pedals) to commute  :)
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Post by: Andy B on 05 June 2011, 21:14:48
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... I have been using the bike (with engine not pedals) ...

is there another kind?   :-? :-? :-?  ;D ;D
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 05 June 2011, 21:17:44
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is there another kind?   :-? :-? :-?  ;D ;D

The type with two legs that everyone has had a ride on  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Andy B on 05 June 2011, 21:27:37
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is there another kind?   :-? :-? :-?  ;D ;D

The type with two legs that everyone has had a ride on  ;D ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I hadn't even thought of that kind  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: TheBoy on 05 June 2011, 21:42:34
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 05 June 2011, 21:48:27
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(

Been lovely here all day... Cooled a bit towards the end of the day, just as the saloon was driving off into the sunset :'( :'(
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Post by: Vamps on 05 June 2011, 22:35:32
swmbo packed the boot and we came home from the caravan (Static)...back to work tomorrow...... :( :( :(

Just wish swmbo could choose that winning ticket.... ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: andyc on 06 June 2011, 00:20:50
Saturday spent refitting inlet manifold, throttle bodies and cam  cover that have been powder coated and sign wriiten to a Lotus Carlton.

Sunday, made new exhaust section for 2.0ltr Red Top Nova. Serviced the Cavalier and painted up new mirror covers as well and still have minor MOT fixes on both Mantas to do

Andy
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 June 2011, 00:26:39
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(

Been lovely here all day... Cooled a bit towards the end of the day, just as the saloon was driving off into the sunset :'( :'(
I know what you mean, I was very sorry to px my old 2.5 cdx and leave it behind. Never felt like that about a vehicle before... Or since.  :'(

Never mind, "Omega Black" is here now  [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=evil.gif]  :y

...or omega blue and cream in your case.   :-/.  Doesn't have quite the same ring to it though. ;)  ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 June 2011, 00:29:33
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(


...with?  .... A big bat?    ;D  Not a whole weekend job surely? Not for you?  :-/
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Post by: Lazydocker on 06 June 2011, 03:15:05
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(

Been lovely here all day... Cooled a bit towards the end of the day, just as the saloon was driving off into the sunset :'( :'(
I know what you mean, I was very sorry to px my old 2.5 cdx and leave it behind. Never felt like that about a vehicle before... Or since.  :'(

Never mind, "Omega Black" is here now  [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=evil.gif]  :y

...or omega blue and cream in your case.   :-/.  Doesn't have quite the same ring to it though. ;)  ;D
Must admit, I've never felt that way either... Think it's because I was starting to make the decision to keep it :-/ :-/ In fact, SWMBO and I were only discussing it yesterday morning ::) ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 06 June 2011, 08:45:50
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(


...with?  .... A big bat?    ;D  Not a whole weekend job surely? Not for you?  :-/
Not quite the whole weekend - Saturday morning was spent in Milton Keynes, Saturday evening was messing with TBE handbrake.  Pretty much the rest of the time was toshing about with the server :(
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 06 June 2011, 12:15:49
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(

thanks for your endless efforts..  :y :y :y
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 06 June 2011, 12:49:09
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Pretty much the rest of the time was toshing about with the server :(

 :-* :-* :-* :y
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Post by: bootie on 06 June 2011, 14:44:02
Nothing, I'm in Malaysia and the cars in Scotland :P
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Post by: Omegatoy on 06 June 2011, 19:47:04
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Nothing, I'm in Malaysia and the cars in Scotland :P


lol well i welded some gates back together, concreted a track in for the wheels to run on, finally got the hateful smartcar up and running, and straightened the front cross member on the agila, so it now drives straight and true, got home and swmbo said your late been to the bar again?, i havent stopped all day!!! >:(
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 June 2011, 21:22:50
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Done nout with mine, it's pessing down.  :(
Been lovely here all day, but been sat in front of a server screen all day, trying to resolve some problems before they affect us  >:(, another weekend gone  >:(

thanks for your endless efforts..  :y :y :y
:o don't give him sympathy cem! He'll get entirely the wrong idea...  :o.  Mind you, your probably safe in Turkey.   ;D   ;)
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 07 June 2011, 00:11:33
Not my car but, repalced stem seals, relapped valves, new exhaust manifold gaskets, cleaned everything ready to start putting things back tomorrow after I have fitted another knock sensor :y
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Post by: albitz on 07 June 2011, 00:13:57
A 2.6 I presume ?
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 07 June 2011, 00:14:52
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A 2.6 I presume ?


Yeap :y
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 07 June 2011, 21:46:11
First job re placed knock sensor, fitted head gaskets then the heads. Toatally re built all back up with new cambelt etc.....
Fitted all little bits that were missing under tray, wishbone sensor, caps here and there.
Started here up, got the air out of the water system then went out for a spin. . Goes very well sure Mr. Owner will be over the moon as it was as flat as a witches tit and no go. . .      

Going to treat myself to a Stella  :)
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Post by: albitz on 07 June 2011, 23:21:38
Stripped, cleaned and reassembled an SU carb on an old mini. Cleaned and gapped the points/plugs and adjusted the tickover - banged my head on the bonnet catch about 15 times. >:( :'( >:( ::) :D
Rubbed down some aerosol paint on an MX5 which had been done by the owner - he had made a complete dogs breakfast of it.
Took pics of an ECU for DaveDND, posted some parts off. Removed the rear spoiler from the bootlid on the breaker.
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Post by: feeutfo on 07 June 2011, 23:37:17
Put my eml on again with multiple misfire codes trying to calibrate my LPG... It's not having it.  :'(

Booked in to see Kev on Thursday.  :-[
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 08 June 2011, 07:13:09
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Stripped, cleaned and reassembled an SU carb on an old mini. Cleaned and gapped the points/plugs and adjusted the tickover - banged my head on the bonnet catch about 15 times. >:( :'( >:( ::) :D
Rubbed down some aerosol paint on an MX5 which had been done by the owner - he had made a complete dogs breakfast of it.
Took pics of an ECU for DaveDND, posted some parts off. Removed the rear spoiler from the bootlid on the breaker.
Got a scar or two from that myself  :(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 June 2011, 10:31:51
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Put my eml on again with multiple misfire codes trying to calibrate my LPG... It's not having it.  :'(

Booked in to see Kev on Thursday.  :-[

Was going to ask about that. Still not happy then? :-/ :-/
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 08 June 2011, 11:11:53
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Put my eml on again with multiple misfire codes trying to calibrate my LPG... It's not having it.  :'(

Booked in to see Kev on Thursday.  :-[

Was going to ask about that. Still not happy then? :-/ :-/
Afraid not, tried again yesterday. Got all 6 cylinders this time, but it still runs progressively grumpy through the calibration procedure until it practically stalls, eml on, half the cylinders shut down by the petrol ucu so have to restart. There's no point me keep playing with it. Needs an expert eye.

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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 June 2011, 11:49:34
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Put my eml on again with multiple misfire codes trying to calibrate my LPG... It's not having it.  :'(

Booked in to see Kev on Thursday.  :-[

Was going to ask about that. Still not happy then? :-/ :-/
Afraid not, tried again yesterday. Got all 6 cylinders this time, but it still runs progressively grumpy through the calibration procedure until it practically stalls, eml on, half the cylinders shut down by the petrol ucu so have to restart. There's no point me keep playing with it. Needs an expert eye.


Did you speak with Teilo? Seems strange that yours won't calibrate but the others were fairly close out of the box :-/ :-/

Unless it is the vaporiser, although I wouldn't have thought so, they're pretty sturdy :-?

What have you done differently? ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 08 June 2011, 12:01:52
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Put my eml on again with multiple misfire codes trying to calibrate my LPG... It's not having it.  :'(

Booked in to see Kev on Thursday.  :-[

Was going to ask about that. Still not happy then? :-/ :-/
Afraid not, tried again yesterday. Got all 6 cylinders this time, but it still runs progressively grumpy through the calibration procedure until it practically stalls, eml on, half the cylinders shut down by the petrol ucu so have to restart. There's no point me keep playing with it. Needs an expert eye.


Did you speak with Teilo? Seems strange that yours won't calibrate but the others were fairly close out of the box :-/ :-/

Unless it is the vaporiser, although I wouldn't have thought so, they're pretty sturdy :-?

What have you done differently? ::)
Don't know, something daft orobably.  :-[

Tilo suggested removing the rubbers from around the loom LPG injector plugs. There have been cases where they where fully plugged in, but not making a sound connection due to the rubbers not being silikon lubricated at the factory to save costs, and indeed they where very very tight to plug in.
  Removed rubbers, re calibrated, no change. Rubbers lubed and re fitted. They plug in better, but that's not the issue here.  :-/
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 08 June 2011, 12:09:04
Drove mine from Chertsey to Stanstead yesterday, collected a cement mixer, stuck it in the boot and drove home to Bracknell.

Seem to spend my life on the M25 at the moment so there's been no time for maintenance.. although the aux belt tensioner is making a dodgy noise, I wish I had time to do the cambelt for peace of mind (despite the tick in the book 8K ago) and the brakes are starting to squeal..
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Post by: feeutfo on 08 June 2011, 12:20:36
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Drove mine from Chertsey to Stanstead yesterday, collected a cement mixer, stuck it in the boot and drove home to Bracknell.

Seem to spend my life on the M25 at the moment so there's been no time for maintenance.. although the aux belt tensioner is making a dodgy noise, I wish I had time to do the cambelt for peace of mind (despite the tick in the book 8K ago) and the brakes are starting to squeal..
Sounds familiar, tc pads on mine are squealing when hot, and the aux belt makes a noise per revolution. Cam belt this weekend all being well. 114 for conti kit and a water pump from butpartsby. Forgot the aux belt though.  :-[  no sign of it being replaced in the history either.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 08 June 2011, 12:38:02
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Drove mine from Chertsey to Stanstead yesterday, collected a cement mixer, stuck it in the boot and drove home to Bracknell.

Seem to spend my life on the M25 at the moment so there's been no time for maintenance.. although the aux belt tensioner is making a dodgy noise, I wish I had time to do the cambelt for peace of mind (despite the tick in the book 8K ago) and the brakes are starting to squeal..
Sounds familiar, tc pads on mine are squealing when hot, and the aux belt makes a noise per revolution. Cam belt this weekend all being well. 114 for conti kit and a water pump from butpartsby. Forgot the aux belt though.  :-[  no sign of it being replaced in the history either.

As did I if you remember correctly ;) ::)

Managed to cover almost every other service type item that might be required though ::) ::)
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Post by: aaronjb on 08 June 2011, 13:50:08
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Sounds familiar, tc pads on mine are squealing when hot, and the aux belt makes a noise per revolution. Cam belt this weekend all being well. 114 for conti kit and a water pump from butpartsby. Forgot the aux belt though.  :-[  no sign of it being replaced in the history either.

Is it a sort of 'swoosh-swoosh-swoosh' noise, by any chance? (I also seem to have got a rattle somewhere, but can't localise it - sounds 'expensive' inside the car but much quieter when your head is under the bonnet, most odd)

(And my pads seem to be noisy all the time, though I do wonder if it's the handbrake mechanism, since pulling the handbrake up also elicits a squeak)
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Post by: tonyyeb on 08 June 2011, 14:36:11
Today...

New wishbones (both sides), new rear offside wheel bearing plus hub flange, new (s/h) rear coil springs (both sides), oil and filter change, breathers cleaned, etc.

(good) garage rates - any guesses?

(p.s - it's driving FANTASTICALLY)  :y :y
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Post by: tonyyeb on 08 June 2011, 14:41:28
And an unexpected bonus - the collar on the gearshift mechanism used to rattle quite a lot (v. annoying), but now the front end has been sorted it barely does it at all!

RESULT!!  :y
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Post by: TheDaddy on 08 June 2011, 22:58:40
Quick oil and filter change on the black beastie.
Actually managed to get it all in the tray.
Picked up cats....ready for a new exhaust.
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Post by: plym ian on 08 June 2011, 23:34:40
Fitted drivers side wish bone with poly bush doing passenger side tommorow. Wired and fitted my hids as well. Back is killing me now :( :( ;D
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Post by: henryd on 09 June 2011, 09:16:35
fitted replacement bose speaker to my o/s/f door,back to a full set now,sounds much better

Thanks to Mutantcav for supplying the speakers :y :y
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Post by: saltyone on 09 June 2011, 16:10:21
fitted new side light bulb .. the pain in the bum passenger side one  :( retro fitted garmin sat nav up by center air vent . look lot better than on the window .. will post pics when i figure out how  :) hope to be more involved with the site now i have more time .. great site .. great OOFers  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 09 June 2011, 17:08:11
Cambelt change on a Fiat Punto. It had done 139977 miles on the original. ::)
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 09 June 2011, 17:34:41
Put the battery back on the car after two days of trickle charging it.
Amazingly the car works now  ::)
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Post by: henryd on 09 June 2011, 18:02:51
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Cambelt change on a Fiat Punto. It had done 139977 miles on the original. ::)

I've had a couple of them break before due time,no harm done to the motor's though ("FIRE"engine)which is rare these days
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Post by: VXL V6 on 09 June 2011, 18:53:17
V6 has been in to have it's Aircon repaired. No leak found so vac'd and refilled with correct quantity of oil and dye. Chatting to the chap he said the crucial element is the oil and this is often not paid attention too (even new cars only have the least amount of oil the manufacturer can get away with!).

MOT for the DTi tomorrow....  ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 09 June 2011, 22:18:03
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Quick oil and filter change on the black beastie.
Actually managed to get it all in the tray.
Picked up cats....ready for a new exhaust.
I was gutted to find out you didn't get oil everywhere - in your eyes, up your nose, in your mouth ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: kevb on 09 June 2011, 23:17:49
nothing still trying to find a crankshaft pulley for a 96 2.5td phone bills gonna be big
been laid up for 2 weeks now
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 10 June 2011, 00:26:03
Today i are be mostly... Well, "we" actually... Fixing my LPG. Sorted and running lovely. No lag. No issues going by seat of the pants.  :y

Also mostly... Going to my local dealer and finding they have nothing in stock I want and it won't be in until after the weekend which is when I bloody want it.  >:(. 

They don't keep aux belts, cam cover gaskets or o rings. Plenum or inlet gaskets or any of the clips I wanted, although that's a minor issue tbh. I told em forget it, I'll use a factors and a breakers in future. Waste of bloody time.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 10 June 2011, 01:34:09
So... 'fess up! What had you done wrong? Should have chatted Kev up for cam cover gaskets... I know he's got a set ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 10 June 2011, 02:22:17
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So... 'fess up! What had you done wrong? Should have chatted Kev up for cam cover gaskets... I know he's got a set ::)
That was on a previous visit, and besides, I'd already pinched his cam locking kit, eaten half his pack lunches for the week, wasted his entire evening AND made him work on my engine. I think that was enough for one visit.

... And it just occurred, I forgot to return his elm reader which was in the boot.  :-[
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Post by: Lazydocker on 10 June 2011, 02:25:30
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So... 'fess up! What had you done wrong? Should have chatted Kev up for cam cover gaskets... I know he's got a set ::)
That was on a previous visit, and besides, I'd already pinched his cam locking kit, eaten half his pack lunches for the week, wasted his entire evening AND made him work on my engine. I think that was enough for one visit.

... And it just occurred, I forgot to return his elm reader which was in the boot.  :-[
I'm sure he'll cope... He's got a big boy's toy for the Omega anyway ::) ;D

He's a good bloke that Wood fella... And Mrs Wood isn't bad either :y ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 June 2011, 07:50:10
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That was on a previous visit, and besides, I'd already pinched his cam locking kit, eaten half his pack lunches for the week, wasted his entire evening AND made him work on my engine. I think that was enough for one visit.
Nah...  ...insisting he took you too that curry house/pub would have made the trip complete ;D
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Post by: Entwood on 10 June 2011, 10:10:54
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So... 'fess up! What had you done wrong? Should have chatted Kev up for cam cover gaskets... I know he's got a set ::)
That was on a previous visit, and besides, I'd already pinched his cam locking kit, eaten half his pack lunches for the week, wasted his entire evening AND made him work on my engine. I think that was enough for one visit.

... And it just occurred, I forgot to return his elm reader which was in the boot.  :-[


Neatly avoided the question I see ....

"what had you done wrong?" ..... ......    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: VXL V6 on 10 June 2011, 17:22:08
DTi flew through it's MOT today  :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 10 June 2011, 18:21:59
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DTi flew through it's MOT today  :y
Great news, as obviously all the bushes are fine.  :y
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Post by: Tonka. on 10 June 2011, 18:43:58
Changed the stat today. Anybody got any plasters  ;D
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Post by: VXL V6 on 10 June 2011, 19:30:48
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DTi flew through it's MOT today  :y
Great news, as obviously all the bushes are fine.  :y

;D

They are within 'acceptable tolarences for an MOT'

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Post by: feeutfo on 10 June 2011, 20:16:42
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DTi flew through it's MOT today  :y
Great news, as obviously all the bushes are fine.  :y

;D

They are within 'acceptable tolarences for an MOT'

Damn.  :(.         ;D ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 2woody on 10 June 2011, 23:11:47
nothing to the car all week - or last week in fact.

been digging up Catterick Army range by night using TI
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Post by: smithpa7 on 11 June 2011, 09:51:29
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nothing to the car all week - or last week in fact.

been digging up Catterick Army range by night using TI

What is TI?
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Post by: tonyyeb on 11 June 2011, 10:48:23
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nothing to the car all week - or last week in fact.

been digging up Catterick Army range by night using TI

What is TI?

Thermal Imaging  :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Sheepie on 11 June 2011, 11:00:30
Removed the irmscher back box and started to strip goldie, bloody shame really but todays econamy means i only got to use her on weekends and even then i could burn through over £100 in fuel.
Looking at building a track day car later this year and goldie isnt suitable for that being the elite auto with air suspension and all lol .
Unsure what route to go with a track car thinking of maybe c20let,stripped out totally,coilovers so on so on
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 11 June 2011, 17:10:57
Working a 12 hour shift until 7.30pm.....but, parcelled up a few omega parts ready to send off Monday a.m. and removed 4 grey doorcards from my car and replaced them with 4 black doorcards, to match the black leather seats etc. :)
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 11 June 2011, 17:14:06
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nothing to the car all week - or last week in fact.

been digging up Catterick Army range by night using TI

What is TI?

Thermal Imaging?

Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tigers_gonads on 11 June 2011, 17:39:54
Finaly got my lpg tank mounted in the spare wheel well  :y

I'm going to try to get the rest done next week  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 11 June 2011, 18:40:23
New cam belt kit... Mostly.  :)


Laser locking kit seems fine to me. They seem to get some criticism on here....?  :-/
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Post by: henryd on 11 June 2011, 19:10:12
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New cam belt kit... Mostly.  :)


Laser locking kit seems fine to me. They seem to get some criticism on here....?  :-/

Only from the rest of us who have proper ones 8-) :D :D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: hotel21 on 11 June 2011, 19:13:37
Had to move it yesterday for the first time in a week to get access to the garage to fix sons Disco.

He thought its MOT was due on 1st July but it was 1st June.  He took it for a test and it failed on a rear reg plate lamp u/s, headlamp aim too high, rear anto rollbar drop link excess play in balljoint and nearside rear steering damper arm balljoint excess play.

Managed to get the bits and fitted them last night when finished work.  Retest today and its legal for another year.  Good stuff!   :y
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Post by: omegod on 11 June 2011, 19:22:23
Nearly bought mine some new doors but apparently bidding for a spares car is old fashioned as someone must have turned up and made an offer so it got pulled >:(

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Post by: Olympia5776 on 11 June 2011, 20:46:59
Fitted MV6 interior ,all went well until I realised that it was a saloon rear squab .
Correct one comming next week.
New drivers door hinge pins fitted , rear bumper readied for removal tomorrow for reverse sensors and lower repaint .

Donuts during the week..... :y
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Post by: smithpa7 on 11 June 2011, 21:07:14
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nothing to the car all week - or last week in fact.

been digging up Catterick Army range by night using TI

What is TI?

Thermal Imaging  :)

Thanks for the reply, and to Hannah Judes Dad :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tonyyeb on 12 June 2011, 12:09:23
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Working a 12 hour shift until 7.30pm.....but, parcelled up a few omega parts ready to send off Monday a.m. and removed 4 grey doorcards from my car and replaced them with 4 black doorcards, to match the black leather seats etc. :)

Albs, do you have the centre rear head restraint in grey leather going begging?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 12 June 2011, 12:31:48
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Working a 12 hour shift until 7.30pm.....but, parcelled up a few omega parts ready to send off Monday a.m. and removed 4 grey doorcards from my car and replaced them with 4 black doorcards, to match the black leather seats etc. :)

Albs, do you have the centre rear head restraint in grey leather going begging?
I can answer that one for you... Nope. He might have it in cloth though ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 12 June 2011, 12:33:34
Sorry mate I dont.Just took a grey cloth interior out of my car and put black leather seats, doorcards,fuse panel,glove box and drivers oddments box from Blackie the breaker in it.

Today - another 12 hour shift,but........so far have hoovered the interior carpets,and hoping to give the rest of the interior a good clean later. Possibly wash the exterior as well. :)
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Post by: sotmh on 12 June 2011, 19:45:23
been cleaning engine and components with swarfega (jizer) to get them ready for putting it all back together again.

originaly saw it for £25 but local eurocar parts had it on special (£9.49) :y :y
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Post by: albitz on 12 June 2011, 20:13:29
Got the interior properly cleaned, including cleaning and "feeding" the newly installed leather.Looks luvverly. :)
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Post by: johnnycboy on 13 June 2011, 18:19:55
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Got the interior properly cleaned, including cleaning and "feeding" the newly installed leather.Looks luvverly. :)

Cant wait to see it ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: ninjapirate on 13 June 2011, 18:50:42
fixed the drivers seat height. looked at lots of shiney things  :)
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Post by: TheBoy on 13 June 2011, 18:57:53
Taxed the Grey Dart. Eventually. Then lost most of my pent up aggression driving the Silver Bullet home.  Guessing the rear tyres might have taken a hit  :'(
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Post by: albitz on 13 June 2011, 19:01:31
Finally finished stripping Blackie the breaker (apart from the wheels) and tidied the shed and driveway as much as is possible with too much stuff cluttering everywhere.
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Post by: albitz on 13 June 2011, 19:59:12
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Got the interior properly cleaned, including cleaning and "feeding" the newly installed leather.Looks luvverly. :)

Cant wait to see it ;)

Pics now in gallery John. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 13 June 2011, 20:05:44
Nothing to the car(s) aside from squeeze them through improbably small gaps (thanks to all the people who park builders vans in my street) and park them back on the drive after a fortnight of having various builders parked on my drive working on my own house..

Oh and had this put up today:
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260114_10150278489091204_672941203_9060430_6925538_n.jpg)

Now I just have to get the remainder of the pit dug out (the big hole on the left) and liner concreted in, board the garage out with OSB2 (or maybe 3, not entirely sure) and get the place wired for electrics by a qualified electrician..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 13 June 2011, 20:09:46
Love those 300ZX's, especially in black  :-*
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Post by: albitz on 13 June 2011, 20:10:38
I do like that garage Aaron. :y 8-)
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 June 2011, 20:15:27
Cheers Albs :) Lots of work yet to do before it's ready for the project.. but it's getting there!

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Love those 300ZX's, especially in black  :-*

I've had mine for.. 11 years now, although it's not turned a wheel in anger in 8! Sadly it seems to have suffered a mishap while parked up outside; the front bumper is now slightly mangled around where one of the headlight washers 'was' (because it's not there anymore) :( Here's hoping I can get the bumper off without shearing the mountings off the front wings  :-/
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: MartinP on 13 June 2011, 21:55:20
I booked mine into WIM for thursday, 2 new tyres & geometry.

Martin
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Post by: jonnycool on 13 June 2011, 22:03:05
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Cheers Albs :) Lots of work yet to do before it's ready for the project.. but it's getting there!

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Love those 300ZX's, especially in black  :-*

I've had mine for.. 11 years now, although it's not turned a wheel in anger in 8! Sadly it seems to have suffered a mishap while parked up outside; the front bumper is now slightly mangled around where one of the headlight washers 'was' (because it's not there anymore) :( Here's hoping I can get the bumper off without shearing the mountings off the front wings  :-/
C'mon, get it going! I'd love to see a few pictures of this back in action - the new garage can be your motivation  :)
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 June 2011, 22:04:53
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Cheers Albs :) Lots of work yet to do before it's ready for the project.. but it's getting there!

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Love those 300ZX's, especially in black  :-*

I've had mine for.. 11 years now, although it's not turned a wheel in anger in 8! Sadly it seems to have suffered a mishap while parked up outside; the front bumper is now slightly mangled around where one of the headlight washers 'was' (because it's not there anymore) :( Here's hoping I can get the bumper off without shearing the mountings off the front wings  :-/
C'mon, get it going! I'd love to see a few pictures of this back in action - the new garage can be your motivation  :)

The idea is to get the ZX MOT'd and back on the road this/next month, then strip & sell the MR2 to fund the next project while the ZX is my interim fun car again :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 13 June 2011, 22:07:31
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Cheers Albs :) Lots of work yet to do before it's ready for the project.. but it's getting there!

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Love those 300ZX's, especially in black  :-*

I've had mine for.. 11 years now, although it's not turned a wheel in anger in 8! Sadly it seems to have suffered a mishap while parked up outside; the front bumper is now slightly mangled around where one of the headlight washers 'was' (because it's not there anymore) :( Here's hoping I can get the bumper off without shearing the mountings off the front wings  :-/
C'mon, get it going! I'd love to see a few pictures of this back in action - the new garage can be your motivation  :)

The idea is to get the ZX MOT'd and back on the road this/next month, then strip & sell the MR2 to fund the next project while the ZX is my interim fun car again :y
What does it need?
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 June 2011, 22:12:41
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What does it need?

Hopefully just the MOT now :) Finally got the front end of the engine rebuilt a few weeks ago.. the only thing I don't know is whether it'll pass emissions after such a long time stood and whether any chassis rot has set in (hopefully not, it was garaged the whole time).. Sadly if there's any rot it won't be worth fixing :(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Vamps on 13 June 2011, 22:27:01
Took it to a garage to be fixed AGAIN..... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 13 June 2011, 22:38:39
Whats up with it Mike ?
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 13 June 2011, 22:40:42
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Whats up with it Mike ?

It's not a V6 (says me with probably one of the worst examples going)
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Post by: Vamps on 13 June 2011, 22:42:43
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Whats up with it Mike ?

It's not a V6 (says me with probably one of the worst examples going)

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1307996211
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 13 June 2011, 22:51:20
I hope you can find a cure for this ongoing saga and sooner rather than later  :y

Are you sure it is not just asking for two more cylinders ?  :-X

Seriously though I can understand your frustration and am surprised you haven't beaten the car with something large and heavy.
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 14 June 2011, 14:28:20
Swapped the ecu and some other bits over.  :y

Got the cruise control to work again, then promptly broke it again ::)

Cleaned it in and out. 8-)
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Post by: TheBoy on 14 June 2011, 16:22:26
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Swapped the ecu and some other bits over.  :y

Got the cruise control to work again, then promptly broke it again ::)

Cleaned it in and out. 8-)
Has ecu helpEd?
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Post by: millwall on 14 June 2011, 22:30:29
mot and vic check  passed both thankfully
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Post by: TheDaddy on 15 June 2011, 09:13:29
Flushed the coolant through 4 times - another couple should sort it later.
luv the feeling of hot water down my arm  :o
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 15 June 2011, 17:32:07
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Has ecu helpEd

On balance, a vast improvement. :y

But...

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1306834932

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Post by: albitz on 15 June 2011, 17:39:30
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Flushed the coolant through 4 times - another couple should sort it later.
luv the feeling of hot water down my arm  :o

Careful you dont do it when its too hot....... ;) ::) :-[
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(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff500/Albs59/DSCF0741.jpg)
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Post by: o-meg-a on 15 June 2011, 17:45:02
oops  :-?
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Post by: albitz on 15 June 2011, 17:46:29
Stung a bit. ;) ;D ;D
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Post by: VR4Dave on 15 June 2011, 20:02:54
How did you manage that?
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Post by: VR4Dave on 15 June 2011, 20:05:21
I cleaned my breathers, cam covers and throttle bodies ready for reassembly tomorrow. Really enjoy using carb cleaner but the can don't last very long.  :(
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Post by: TheDaddy on 15 June 2011, 20:17:27
That just looks awfull....Not good... :'(
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Post by: TheBoy on 15 June 2011, 20:24:42
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That just looks awfull....Not good... :'(
See, Tony, I told you it was more fun with the coolant fully up to temp ;D
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Post by: albitz on 15 June 2011, 20:29:16
About 5 hours of arms dipped in a cold bath. Starving hungry but couldnt take them out long enough to eat my dinner
Eventually fired up the catering sized ice cube maker and ate dinner with bags of ice cubes tied to the arms.
It how I roll. I broke my jaw just walking from the bedroom to the toilet about 10 years ago. ::) ;D ;D
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Post by: TheDaddy on 15 June 2011, 20:30:17
I did leave the cap on by mistake this evening and got a arm full when I opened the valve. Luckily had been cutting the grass so just a early warm shower. ::)
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Post by: albitz on 15 June 2011, 20:35:08
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How did you manage that?
Was going to remove fan switch from n/s of rad on my previous omega. Had  just driven about 15 miles, but decided to find the correct size spanner, then decided to just slacken it off a bit so it would be easy to wind it out when the engine had cooled.
Put spanner on and tugged. It slipped off and caught the plastic inlet directly underneath it, and snapped it clean off.
The coolant then spurted out over me. Just missed my face, but couldnt get out of the way quick enough.
Ran indoors and straight up to the bathroom and could hear wife/son saying "whats he done now?". ::) ;D
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Post by: VR4Dave on 15 June 2011, 20:38:48
Doh! bet you hadn't planned for that in your risk assessment
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Post by: albitz on 15 June 2011, 21:52:02
Risk what ?  :-/


 :D ;D ;D
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 15 June 2011, 22:08:07
Changed both door hinge bushes today so now clunk free :y
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Post by: VR4Dave on 16 June 2011, 14:21:46
Refitted cam covers with new gaskets and put it all back together, no parts left over ;D
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 18 June 2011, 10:50:15
changed front drop links. Oh so much better :y
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Post by: robmac on 18 June 2011, 16:32:40
new brake pads,front and back. oil, oil filter and air filter change.
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 18 June 2011, 21:53:01
Started her up after 9 days of not using her and she worked first time  :o so I took her for a little ride up and down the dual carriageway for about half an hour.
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Post by: Olympia5776 on 18 June 2011, 22:26:32
New tailgate window regulator into the Freelander, another set of droplinks fitted to it too.
Replaced the passenger front door split roll pins on the Omega and turned my attention to the rear donuts...... :'(
Oh what a job , I prised,pulled levered and after over two hours the ns one has only moved 1/2 inch .
I've used prise bars ,claw hammers,chisels cut a slot using an angle grinder and the rather' thing still refuses to come out.
I'm bruised ,grazed and cut so I've left it tonight and will return to it tomorrow . >:(
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Post by: VXL V6 on 18 June 2011, 22:31:20
New rear discs and pads on Jane's Estate. Quick brush of grease over the brake lines to protect them for a bit longer.

Even washed it for her as well!  :y
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Post by: geoffr70 on 18 June 2011, 22:34:57
Hilpers boot mod (Elite)  :y

And got over 20 mpg over a tank for the first time in a long time! :P
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 19 June 2011, 22:09:08
Fitted De-badged grill (a few days ago ;D)
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 June 2011, 22:53:29
More washing polishing and waxing. Still doors and 3 corners to do though...
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Post by: TheBoy on 20 June 2011, 21:28:29
Last Saturday morning, I watched The Master change the bushes on the front of my Elite. A decent improvement, though the old ones were pretty shot.
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Post by: TheDaddy on 20 June 2011, 21:54:36
Soldered the red wire and fitted the omega cruise control stalk. Works a treat.
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Post by: TheBoy on 20 June 2011, 21:59:51
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Soldered the red wire and fitted the omega cruise control stalk. Works a treat.
I guess you found your soldering iron, seeing as I haven't got off my backside and brought mine in ;D
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Post by: albitz on 20 June 2011, 22:03:07
Measured and made two guide holes in the front bumper for headlight washers.
Met a fellow OOFer (ChrisH) who was a very civilised and friendly chap (just like me.... ::) ;D) had a chat and a cup of tea with him and had a look around his nice 3.0 f/l elite.Then helped him fit a rear bumper inside the cabin of his car - I had serious doubts that it would fit. Touched up a few stonechips on the replacement tank for my bike. Posted off a prodrive spoiler, and thats about it really.Not a very busy day. :)
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Post by: TheDaddy on 20 June 2011, 22:04:03
Yep - but dont forget about the brake bleeding kit. :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 20 June 2011, 22:06:14
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Yep - but dont forget about the brake bleeding kit. :y
Yeah, no worries, I'll bring it in when you need it :y
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Post by: Olympia5776 on 20 June 2011, 22:27:05
 Finished those bloody rear donuts . >:(
What an 'effin job that was they fought every mm of the way . Tested it and the back end certainly feels better but the really annoying creaking sound is still there ..... I'll have to look further .
Had a load of parts delivered from Elite Pete (  :y ) so unpacked and started to fit them this evening .
Back to real work to morrow .
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Post by: VXL V6 on 22 June 2011, 00:08:51
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Finished those bloody rear donuts . >:(
What an 'effin job that was they fought every mm of the way . Tested it and the back end certainly feels better but the really annoying creaking sound is still there ..... I'll have to look further .
Had a load of parts delivered from Elite Pete (  :y ) so unpacked and started to fit them this evening .
Back to real work to morrow .

Carefully (ie. don't get any onto the disc!) spray some plusgas / penetrating oil onto the handbrake return springs clipped onto the inner disc shield.

Fixed the creaking on my DTi  :y
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Post by: robmac on 22 June 2011, 08:36:40
ground off all the rusty paint on my omega rear arch lips. down to clean metal, primed them then treated them to a good coating of black stone chip paint. should see them good for a couple of years ;)
new shockers and springs arrived in the post for the rear along with the laser v6 engine timing set i ordered in anticipation of this weekends cambelt change :D just hope the weather is set fair.........loving my omega ownership so far and slowly getting her back to a good standard.
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Post by: TheDaddy on 22 June 2011, 21:27:08
Ordered pads, fluid and sensors, so hopefully will be sorting out the brakes on the black beastie if the weather holds and the parts turn up. Bleeding kit on loan from TheBoy. Cheers matey.

New headlight wish washy - both working, great.
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Post by: VR4Dave on 22 June 2011, 21:41:16
Drivers door checkstrap, cleaned block, sump, box and basically every part of the car below where cam gaskets had leaked, and had to laugh at the vauxhall Lincoln parts guy 'cos he's bloody fantastic.
He know's so many part numbers and is just like mark (this week i 'ave mostly been eating) williams!!
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Post by: RolandL on 22 June 2011, 21:42:20
Today I ave mostly been removing the ABS ECU..... What a long job it was too. All booked for collection tomorrow (BBA Rehman)     :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 22 June 2011, 21:56:21
Fitted new Handbrake cable on Jane's DTi this evening as the old one was siezed on the N/S.
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Post by: o-meg-a on 22 June 2011, 22:24:28
Removed EGR off the 2.5td and cleaned as best as i could, was absolutely caked in carbon and oil mist deposits.

Looking inside the intake manifold i wasn't too impressed either to be honest, So i took that off too,
Absolute sod getting it out. But did it, and cleaned it as best i could. Not too easy as home.

Would have been better to get a jet wash down it, But i dont have one.
Seems to be a lot cleaner now.
Was so much sludge in it. About 5mm think on the walls. No good at all.

stoopid EGR recirculating dirty air. But supposed to help economy when cruising?
Was tempted to blank it off. But economy is low enough for me.
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 23 June 2011, 16:29:02
Waited for it to stop raining so I can investigate the failed handbrake.
I'm still waiting... >:(
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Post by: Jimbob on 23 June 2011, 16:33:56
Renewed the insurance  :'( :'(

Guess I should fit my ali headlight adjusters as well as its mot time coming up
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Post by: robmac on 23 June 2011, 18:59:19
replaced the broken rear springs and fitted new rear shock absorbers this afternoon. 2 hour job due to one of the shock absorber top nuts refusing to budge so out came the grinder!!...all in all a nice easy job. rear end now sitting at the proper ride height and much better handling now. not bad for £100. :)
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Post by: Shelby on 24 June 2011, 11:17:34
Nothing today, but its service changes on the Mig and Peugeot this weekend, so oil, filter, plugs etc. as long as the rain holds off ... fingers crossed.
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Post by: feeutfo on 24 June 2011, 11:33:27
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Waited for it to stop raining so I can investigate the failed handbrake.
I'm still waiting... >:(
Good weather this weekend apparently.  :y

More polishing and cleaning. Doors and wings.  :y
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Post by: geoff on 24 June 2011, 12:21:35
fixing fog lamp(leaking in water)had to take bumper off again i think it should held on with velcrow by now  ;D ;D ;D ;D,and horn had split in wire :y :y :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 24 June 2011, 14:20:46
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Waited for it to stop raining so I can investigate the failed handbrake.
I'm still waiting... >:(
Good weather this weekend apparently.  :y

More polishing and cleaning. Doors and wings.  :y
Ah, rear springs, shocks and bushes, part deux? :P
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Post by: Chris_H on 24 June 2011, 15:32:42
Rode past it on the Triumph.  Went for a bacon roll at the biker's hut. ;)
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Post by: Nick W on 24 June 2011, 15:47:22
Fitted the front HID sensor; had to drill a hole in the aftermarket wishbone to do so. Unlike the butcher who fitted the wishbone, who just broke the arm off the sensor. Now I don't have the annoying error message every time I start the car.
Oh, and collected the Avenger from it's MOT. Not used it for 2 months, so ran it round the block, checked the lights work and parked it outside the test centre. And it passed!
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Post by: tunnie on 24 June 2011, 15:53:04
same thing since you started this thread, sod all!  ;D ;D
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Post by: Jimbob on 24 June 2011, 17:12:39
Just fitted a pair of Ali headlight adjusters - easier job than I thought.

Just gotta realign them when the rain stops
(I marked the beam points on the garage door before starting  :y )
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Post by: o-meg-a on 24 June 2011, 17:36:58
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Just fitted a pair of Ali headlight adjusters - easier job than I thought.

Just gotta realign them when the rain stops
(I marked the beam points on the garage door before starting  :y )

You have to heat the lights in the oven?
Both mine are gone too....annoying not being able to adjust them properly
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Post by: Jimbob on 24 June 2011, 17:40:20
I did, 5 mins at 100 degress was enough for the glue to be soft so they just pulled apart.

Never removed a headlight before, took me 2 hours to do the pair.

I just removed the easy loose bits from the light, warm up, remove and refit as necessary, cut off as much old glue as I could, and silconed em back together (my sikaflex had dried up  :'( )
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Post by: o-meg-a on 24 June 2011, 17:43:17
sounds good. I'll do mine before MOT in september.
Alu adjusters still for sale on here?
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Post by: Jimbob on 24 June 2011, 17:43:48
yes sticky in parts for sale, or also on ebay from same seller
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Post by: TheDaddy on 24 June 2011, 21:39:03
Brake pads, oil and sensors came today. Hoping for good weather over the weekend to sort out the brakes on the black beastie. Handbrake needs adjusting as well.
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Post by: weasel on 24 June 2011, 21:44:15
Collected bits for XE flywheel conversion, billet spacer arrived today, fished out XE flywheel from back of shed, ordered a v6 vectra clutch.

Also just bought a 2.2 diesel gearbox (for a bargainous £45) because my wallet likes the taller 5th gear  ;D and a spare 4.22 diff
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Post by: idc62 on 25 June 2011, 16:35:40
I watched my mig get a free wash in the rain ALL FEKIN DAY lol ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 June 2011, 20:47:39
The Silver Bullet has had some rear springs, provided by Hotel21 last year  :-[, new shocks, bought in Feb/March, and new rear diff to subframe bushes, provided by Marks DTM last weekend.

Transformed the back end - recently its felt like it had a puncture around corners. Although, I think its highlighted that maybe the front is due some tinkering. Its never ending, isn't it ;D
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Post by: TheDaddy on 26 June 2011, 00:14:58
Flushed through brake fluid.
New pads on the front.
Handbrake adjustment tomorrow.

Hopefully will make the brakes a little more responsive once the pads have bed in.
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 June 2011, 01:01:40
Major in roads into the ice project.

Done a lot today, and I is pooped.
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Post by: albitz on 26 June 2011, 16:05:27
someone elses car, Toyota Rav4 - garage diagnosed worn rear anti roll bar drop links. I sourced a pair and went to fit them today. The car doesnt have a rear anti roll bar. >:( >:( ::)
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Post by: o-meg-a on 26 June 2011, 16:17:28
they must have been very worn then......

disintegrated some may say lol  ;D :D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 26 June 2011, 16:31:23
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Major in roads into the ice project.

Done a lot today, and I is pooped.

Hmm. Me too. It's in the freezer. :P
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 June 2011, 17:48:18
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Major in roads into the ice project.

Done a lot today, and I is pooped.

Hmm. Me too. It's in the freezer. :P
Far more sensible.  ;D  :y. ESP today.
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 June 2011, 17:48:53
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someone elses car, Toyota Rav4 - garage diagnosed worn rear anti roll bar drop links. I sourced a pair and went to fit them today. The car doesnt have a rear anti roll bar. >:( >:( ::)
;D
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Post by: RobG on 26 June 2011, 18:12:51
Fitted 12v socket where TM button would be to power Mr. Garmin rather than have the cable hanging down centre console. :)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z257/belisensis/P1040440.jpg)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z257/belisensis/P1040443.jpg)
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Post by: Olympia5776 on 26 June 2011, 19:13:53
The Freelander developed a rasp from what seemed to be the rear box so after examining it diagnosed the fault as the baffles had come loose inside. Got a new one from Eternal car and fitted it today .
Bloody rasp on overrun is still there so it looks like the fault lies further up the system and it's resonating down to the rear box >:(
I'll look at it later as we had a dry day for the first time in , eh years I think , so I had to combine the lawns.
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Post by: TheBoy on 26 June 2011, 19:33:18
Repaired my troublesome TM.
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 26 June 2011, 19:53:51
Did some underbody rust proofing and adjusted the bonnet cable so 'it works'  ;D
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Post by: Nick W on 26 June 2011, 20:01:52
Cleaned the gearbox electrical switch, fiddly job, but fortunately fixed the problem.

Then jacked up the Avenger and started on the brake upgrade; have one side ready to refit once I've had the (Capri vented) discs redrilled to fit the hubs.
Also noticed just how bad the 'MOT' repair on the O/S inner wing is; Tuesday I'll repair it properly.
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Post by: bored bigyin54 on 26 June 2011, 20:34:41
pulling my hair out the last few weeks but all sorted now
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 26 June 2011, 22:23:06
Rotated the tyres front to back and noted the paper-thin brake pad friction material on the front. ::)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 26 June 2011, 23:49:19
Rear bushes changed on Thursday as something at back has been clonking.

Typically, the clonking is intermittent and still there  >:(
Re organised all the crap in the cubby holes and wrapped the jack in a towel.
typically, the clonking.....

Fiddlesticks.

Friday night had to stop using the car as at no1 injector decided it would be better to fill the v with fuel rather than inject it in to the cylinder (what like it's supposed to) >:(  so...
Spent Saturday driving to Heathrow and back to collect a replacement inlet manifold/fuel rail.
Cheers Steve :y  Half hour later, all back together, fired up and all working with no leaks.

New inlet assembly still not solved other issue though. >:( Not sure if that is good or bad as it has ruled out the injectors and some of the loom. :-/
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Post by: o-meg-a on 27 June 2011, 00:46:54
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Rear bushes changed on Thursday as something at back has been clonking.

Typically, the clonking is intermittent and still there  >:(
Re organised all the crap in the cubby holes and wrapped the jack in a towel.
typically, the clonking.....

Fiddlesticks.

Friday night had to stop using the car as at no1 injector decided it would be better to fill the v with fuel rather than inject it in to the cylinder (what like it's supposed to) >:(  so...
Spent Saturday driving to Heathrow and back to collect a replacement inlet manifold/fuel rail.
Cheers Steve :y  Half hour later, all back together, fired up and all working with no leaks.

New inlet assembly still not solved other issue though. >:( Not sure if that is good or bad as it has ruled out the injectors and some of the loom. :-/

clonking could be rear droplinks?
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Post by: feeutfo on 27 June 2011, 01:06:22
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Rear bushes changed on Thursday as something at back has been clonking.

Typically, the clonking is intermittent and still there  >:(
Re organised all the crap in the cubby holes and wrapped the jack in a towel.
typically, the clonking.....

Fiddlesticks.

Friday night had to stop using the car as at no1 injector decided it would be better to fill the v with fuel rather than inject it in to the cylinder (what like it's supposed to) >:(  so...
Spent Saturday driving to Heathrow and back to collect a replacement inlet manifold/fuel rail.
Cheers Steve :y  Half hour later, all back together, fired up and all working with no leaks.

New inlet assembly still not solved other issue though. >:( Not sure if that is good or bad as it has ruled out the injectors and some of the loom. :-/

clonking could be rear droplinks?
Be surprised. They are very different to the front. Big rubber washers that just push in. Rather than a ball joint.

Roll bar bushes
Subframe to chassis bushes behind the dif
Top/bottom shock mounts
Buggered exhaust or missing hangers
Loose spare
Incorrect shocks
Buggered control arms     ....?

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Post by: 05omegav6 on 27 June 2011, 06:55:49
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1.Roll bar bushes
2.Subframe to chassis bushes behind the dif
3.Top/bottom shock mounts
4.Buggered exhaust or missing hangers
5.Loose spare
6.Incorrect shocks
7.Buggered control arms     ....?

Don't think it's 1,2,3 or 7 as its not every bump/pothole/catseye.
6 can be ruled out. Gen VX self levellers fitted new 18 months ago. s/l all working as it should. (thanks for the cheat in the subframe bush guide btw :y, alot easier that jacking the car up.)
5 well and truly screwed down and jack wrapped in a towel, though that did bang a bit.
leaves 4 and gearbox mount. :-/ there is enough play on the exhaust to bang it if you really try ::) will get back under it tomorrow...
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Post by: Shimmy on 27 June 2011, 14:39:41
Bit of a frustrating day so far..

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/181/imag0061tk.jpg)

Made a thread (http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1309181651) about it.
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 14:49:51
Took the door handles off the breaker - cant be 4rsed removing doors and bonnet. Cleared the drive, ready for it to be collected by scrappy tomorrow. That was enough in this heat - seriously wilted in the heat after half an hour of exertion.
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Post by: Chris_H on 27 June 2011, 14:59:16
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Took the door handles off the breaker - cant be 4rsed removing doors and bonnet. Cleared the drive, ready for it to be collected by scrappy tomorrow. That was enough in this heat - seriously wilted in the heat after half an hour of exertion.
BTW Albs, I couldn't use the parking sensors off that so if you wanted to make a kit out of them and the ECU....
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 15:27:51
ECU etc. long gone Chris. Why couldnt you use the sensors ? :-/
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Post by: Chris_H on 27 June 2011, 17:33:10
They're three pin and mine are 4 pin.  Diameter is smaller too, so I've opened out the holes in the bumper to take my existing ones and will have to source one new(?) one.
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1308645882
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 June 2011, 17:56:21
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Rotated the tyres front to back and noted the paper-thin brake pad friction material on the front. ::)
Are you going to replace the friction material with proper braking material, or stick you your favoured lumps of old oak :P
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Post by: hotel21 on 27 June 2011, 17:58:41
Took mine to work today for the first time in yonks.  Felt good to be getting quietly wafted along, rather than diesel rattled in the Landy!   ;D
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 18:05:19
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They're three pin and mine are 4 pin.  Diameter is smaller too, so I've opened out the holes in the bumper to take my existing ones and will have to source one new(?) one.
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1308645882

PM incoming Chris. :y
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 27 June 2011, 19:04:31
Renewed the Cambelt, Idlers, Tensioner, Water Pump, Anti-Freeze, Auxbelts, Spark Plugs, Oil & Filter, Fuel Filter & Fuel Pump on my Scoob, ready for my Live Remap  :y
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 19:09:18
What they like to work on Daz ? :-/
I reckon that fuel pump will be getting worked pretty hard after the remap. ;) ::)
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 27 June 2011, 19:11:18
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What they like to work on Daz ? :-/


Ok mate :y :D
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 19:12:13
I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 27 June 2011, 19:14:05
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I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/

When a few things have been removed not to bad really :y
Are you getting one Albs? ;)
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Post by: henryd on 27 June 2011, 19:17:44
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I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/

I thought the same till I did one a while ago,with the rad out its actually quite nice to do :y
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I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/

I thought the same till I did one a while ago,with the rad out its actually quite nice to do :y


So it is ;)
Head Removal maybe charater building  ;D
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Post by: albitz on 27 June 2011, 19:21:44
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I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/

When a few things have been removed not to bad really :y
Are you getting one Albs? ;)

I wish. ::)
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I thought the same till I did one a while ago,with the rad out its actually quite nice to do :y



So it is ;)
Head Removal maybe charater building  ;D

Aye, I reckon your right,changing the plugs is as much of a job as the cambelt by the time access is gained :D
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 27 June 2011, 19:36:53
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I thought the boxer configuration might be a tad awkward ? :-/

I thought the same till I did one a while ago,with the rad out its actually quite nice to do :y



So it is ;)
Head Removal maybe charater building  ;D

Aye, I reckon your right,changing the plugs is as much of a job as the cambelt by the time access is gained :D


I have just added those to my above little list as you reminded me ;D
Gonna get so Magncore Leads for it then tahts it for a bit  :y
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Post by: henryd on 27 June 2011, 19:45:52
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So it is ;)
Head Removal maybe charater building  ;D

Aye, I reckon your right,changing the plugs is as much of a job as the cambelt by the time access is gained :D


I have just added those to my above little list as you reminded me ;D
Gonna get so Magncore Leads for it then tahts it for a bit  :y

 :-/ The one I did had seperate coils for each plug and no leads(95 gravel express complete with roo bars :D ;D)
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So it is ;)
Head Removal maybe charater building  ;D

Aye, I reckon your right,changing the plugs is as much of a job as the cambelt by the time access is gained :D


I have just added those to my above little list as you reminded me ;D
Gonna get so Magncore Leads for it then tahts it for a bit  :y

 :-/ The one I did had seperate coils for each plug and no leads(95 gravel express complete with roo bars :D ;D)


Mine has a coil pack on top of the inlet manifold and leads :y
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Post by: TheDaddy on 28 June 2011, 12:16:12
Completed cleaning out the rear brakes and adjusting the handbrake.
Think I have a sticky piston on the rear drivers....Will have to take it off and try to sort.

Overall though the brakes are a lot better since the new front pads and oil.
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Post by: RolandL on 28 June 2011, 18:54:51
This evening I  'ave mostly been putting back a repaired ABS ecu.  :y

aint life grand.  5 hrs to remove the flippin thing and less than an hour to put it back.  :)

No more magic miles tho  :(

PS can highly reccomend BBA-reman, very quick turnaround and excellant customer service.
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Post by: Jimbob on 28 June 2011, 20:41:22
Ljay complaining of a rattle....

2 found...

1, sorted heatshield on driver side cat pipe with jubilee clip.

2, both sets of front pads had lost anti rattle springs!

so replaced those, and bled all the brakes.
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 28 June 2011, 21:02:26
Serviced one of the work Vectras. Managed not to spill much oil, but made up for it with a nice cold petrol shower whilst doing the fuel filter. ;D

Spent a hour or so chasing airbag wiring around a 3 series coupe trying to work out why the light was on. Ended up re-routing the wire in the column from the airbag.  Someone been in there before, me thinks  ::), as it had almost no slack in it. Now runs where it should and steering wheel rake can now be adjusted as it's meant to. Light still on though, but contact hub behind wheel is sqeaking, so thinking that's on it's way out. A trip to the breakers beckons...

Finally got back under the beast to further investigate that clonk. New bushes have settled in nicely, exhaust mounts all ok, and no play anywhere else at the back.  :y Clonk still there though and I forgot to check the gearbox mount whilst I was under there. :-[
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 28 June 2011, 21:22:43
Finished the brake fluid change by fully bleeding the rear brakes and clutch.

Changed the fuel filter

Checked all the lights

Torqued all the wheel bolts up

Checked the tyre pressures

Checked all the brake pipes and greased them all up.

All ready for the MOT now
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 01 July 2011, 16:44:05
Finished a car off this morning, so got to do the oil and filter etc on mine ready for the lakes.
 :)
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 18:17:42
Bushes....





















.....on the washing machine.   ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 18:18:26
Oh no that's brushes isn't it.   :D
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 01 July 2011, 18:22:40
I was gonna ask, who's bush have you being playing with? ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 July 2011, 18:32:50
Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 18:35:41
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 18:40:15
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o

Yep... Getting the V5 changed over to "Alternative Fuel Car" gives you a £10 discount on VED ::)

Have you sorted an inspection yet?
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 18:47:56
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o

Yep... Getting the V5 changed over to "Alternative Fuel Car" gives you a £10 discount on VED ::)

Have you sorted an inspection yet?
Yes, it's on the register, told insurers where to stick their 26£ premium for a " modification " the cheeky basts!

Tax isn't due. Should I have cashed it in and re taxed? For a tenner?  :-/
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 18:51:23
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o

Yep... Getting the V5 changed over to "Alternative Fuel Car" gives you a £10 discount on VED ::)

Have you sorted an inspection yet?
Yes, it's on the register, told insurers where to stick their 26£ premium for a " modification " the cheeky basts!

Tax isn't due. Should I have cashed it in and re taxed? For a tenner?  :-/

You need to visit local DVLA office to sort the log book change (Make sure you take insurance and MOT docs with you) and to exchange your current Tax disc... Refund for the difference will come in the post via cheque ::)

By having the V5 changed it should make any future insurance/MOT visits fairly painless as the LPG "Modification" is registered ;) ;)

Did you go to the same bloke I did?
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 19:00:24
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o

Yep... Getting the V5 changed over to "Alternative Fuel Car" gives you a £10 discount on VED ::)

Have you sorted an inspection yet?
Yes, it's on the register, told insurers where to stick their 26£ premium for a " modification " the cheeky basts!

Tax isn't due. Should I have cashed it in and re taxed? For a tenner?  :-/

You need to visit local DVLA office to sort the log book change (Make sure you take insurance and MOT docs with you) and to exchange your current Tax disc... Refund for the difference will come in the post via cheque ::)

By having the V5 changed it should make any future insurance/MOT visits fairly painless as the LPG "Modification" is registered ;) ;)

Did you go to the same bloke I did?
Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 19:32:23
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 20:38:22
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
Yeah, well he quoted £110. So I thought for the agro, its just round the corner and available now, I hate that journey and fuel and time costs etc, just do it, job done. Plus they know me now and are sensible with criticisms. They passed it. But then added vat to the quote.... 'dangle berries'! I said. Cheeky bugger!
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 21:48:45
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
Yeah, well he quoted £110. So I thought for the agro, its just round the corner and available now, I hate that journey and fuel and time costs etc, just do it, job done. Plus they know me now and are sensible with criticisms. They passed it. But then added vat to the quote.... 'dangle berries'! I said. Cheeky bugger!

Quoted me £110 to start with but I pointed out that he'd told Teilo he'd do it for £65 ::) ::)

TBH, I don't think I'd use him again :-X :-X
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 22:07:49
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
Yeah, well he quoted £110. So I thought for the agro, its just round the corner and available now, I hate that journey and fuel and time costs etc, just do it, job done. Plus they know me now and are sensible with criticisms. They passed it. But then added vat to the quote.... 'dangle berries'! I said. Cheeky bugger!

Quoted me £110 to start with but I pointed out that he'd told Teilo he'd do it for £65 ::) ::)

TBH, I don't think I'd use him again :-X :-X
Hopefully you/we won't need to.  :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 22:19:47
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
Yeah, well he quoted £110. So I thought for the agro, its just round the corner and available now, I hate that journey and fuel and time costs etc, just do it, job done. Plus they know me now and are sensible with criticisms. They passed it. But then added vat to the quote.... 'dangle berries'! I said. Cheeky bugger!

Quoted me £110 to start with but I pointed out that he'd told Teilo he'd do it for £65 ::) ::)

TBH, I don't think I'd use him again :-X :-X
Hopefully you/we won't need to.  :y

Indeed.... Although there is another Estate being converted around here (as you know) and a possibly Bonny Gold one too, although I'm sure he'll arrange his own inspection elsewhere
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 July 2011, 22:46:18
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Hehe, you caught my Alzheimer's.  We have dis used this before. No went local. Bpv. With his added bloody vat came to £137. FFS. :'(

Have we :-[ :-[ :-[

Blimey... That's more than twice what I paid! :o :o
Yeah, well he quoted £110. So I thought for the agro, its just round the corner and available now, I hate that journey and fuel and time costs etc, just do it, job done. Plus they know me now and are sensible with criticisms. They passed it. But then added vat to the quote.... 'dangle berries'! I said. Cheeky bugger!

Quoted me £110 to start with but I pointed out that he'd told Teilo he'd do it for £65 ::) ::)

TBH, I don't think I'd use him again :-X :-X
Hopefully you/we won't need to.  :y

Indeed.... Although there is another Estate being converted around here (as you know) and a possibly Bonny Gold one too, although I'm sure he'll arrange his own inspection elsewhere
Well, it is two hours work. Or at least that how long they took. Tech2 on it to check fuel trims on gas and petrol. Up on lift, tick everything off, log the tank cert etc, well you know the drill.... Their hourly rate is £50 an hour anyway.  :-/

Wouldn't mind quite so much but they kept me waiting an hour past the 2pm appointment, and had tea brake half way through when they gave me the booby trap colapsable upside down industrial size swarfega bucket to sit round with them.  >:( oh yeeeah, very funny.  ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 01 July 2011, 22:53:08
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I would've laughed as it didn't happen to me :-X :-X ;D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 01 July 2011, 23:10:16
Got the code reader up and running (at last) and turned off my airbag light. :) :)
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Post by: TheBoy on 02 July 2011, 09:39:50
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Put the £250 tax disc in the elite, that's all.

Currently, i can be found in the red lion, so doubt I'll do much else today
Aye? ?  250?  :o

Yep... Getting the V5 changed over to "Alternative Fuel Car" gives you a £10 discount on VED ::)

Have you sorted an inspection yet?
Yes, it's on the register, told insurers where to stick their 26£ premium for a " modification " the cheeky basts!

Tax isn't due. Should I have cashed it in and re taxed? For a tenner?  :-/

You need to visit local DVLA office to sort the log book change (Make sure you take insurance and MOT docs with you) and to exchange your current Tax disc... Refund for the difference will come in the post via cheque ::)

By having the V5 changed it should make any future insurance/MOT visits fairly painless as the LPG "Modification" is registered ;) ;)

Did you go to the same bloke I did?
They are a bunch of useless retards.  How can something so bloody simple take so bloody long.

I have now been without my logbook since the Friday after the Essex meet, whenever that was.  >:(

I really don't give a flying opps about the £10 - its cost me way more than that in darting about trying to get this sorted, not to mention phone calls and stamps.  All I'm trying to achieve is having it 'right'

Talk about a bunch of efficient mongrels.  And precisely why all senior civil servants need to be turffed out, and people with common sense brought in.

oppsing mongrels, the lot of them  >:(
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Post by: TheBoy on 02 July 2011, 09:43:01
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INEFFICIENT. Sorry, was on a rant, and quite angry, having just received yet another letter from DVLA this morning.  Some little shit is gonna have a bad day Monday morning.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Jimbob on 05 July 2011, 21:58:30
quick oil and filter change
top up the washer fluid.

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Post by: mantagte on 05 July 2011, 22:32:06
fitted new engine loom new ecu and transponder from a 99 car into 95 car
then find crank sensor is different >:( >:(
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Post by: Andy B on 05 July 2011, 22:32:42
hoovered, washed & polished it.  :y :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 05 July 2011, 23:08:33
Was going to change the oil, and tilt the tank a bit.

Foiled by the weather. >:(
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Post by: Vamps on 05 July 2011, 23:09:32
Driven it...... :D :D :D
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Post by: blackviper90210 on 05 July 2011, 23:13:22
Washed, hoovered, T-cut and polished followed up with back to black on the plastic trims..... Looks goooooooooood.  :y
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Post by: Nick W on 05 July 2011, 23:20:22
Finally got round to redrilling the new Capri discs to fit my Avenger. Now discovered that I need to turn about 6mm off the back of the hub  so that they don't bind on the strut. And my little lathe won't do that. So it will be the weekend before it's done.
Don't remember having to do this when we fitted similar brakes to a Sunbeam 20 odd years ago.

Nothing's ever easy is it?
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Post by: Lazydocker on 06 July 2011, 00:19:52
Got it even dirtier than it was racing through the backroads to and from Twiglet's house to pick some wheels ::)
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Post by: twiglet on 06 July 2011, 00:22:27
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Got it even dirtier than it was racing through the backroads to and from Twiglet's house to pick some wheels ::)

What's the paint code for your car LD? I've not seen an Omega in that shade of brown before... :P ;)
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Post by: Vamps on 06 July 2011, 00:26:00
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Finally got round to redrilling the new Capri discs to fit my Avenger. Now discovered that I need to turn about 6mm off the back of the hub  so that they don't bind on the strut. And my little lathe won't do that. So it will be the weekend before it's done.
Don't remember having to do this when we fitted similar brakes to a Sunbeam 20 odd years ago.

Nothing's ever easy is it?

Ahhh, proper cars...... :y :y :y
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Post by: Andy B on 06 July 2011, 09:01:57
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..... Ahhh, proper car[size=14]s[/size]...... :y :y :y

You're surely not including the Avenger in that statement!  :-? I agree the Capri was a proper car. but Avengers were horrible cars!  :-?  :-?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: P_Russell on 06 July 2011, 09:02:52
I spent 45 mins in the rain last night trying to release the oil filter housing on my estate.

Any guesses who was the last person to tighten it up???  ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 July 2011, 09:59:46
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I spent 45 mins in the rain last night trying to release the oil filter housing on my estate.

Any guesses who was the last person to tighten it up???  ::)
Didn't fit your wishbones did he?  ;).  ;D   :-X
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Post by: P_Russell on 06 July 2011, 11:46:45
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Any guesses who was the last person to tighten it up???  ::)
Didn't fit your wishbones did he?  ;).  ;D   :-X

Thankfully no!
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Post by: albitz on 06 July 2011, 11:54:46
Crapis were a psuedo sports car for posers.A Cortina in drag, with that long bonnet/ front end giving built in terminal understeer. Give me a well sorted Avenger over a crapi any day - and I have owned both and driven many examples of both. :y
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 06 July 2011, 12:03:46
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Crapis were a psuedo sports car for posers.A Cortina in drag, with that long bonnet/ front end giving built in terminal understeer. Give me a well sorted Avenger over a crapi any day - and I have owned both and driven many examples of both. :y

Yeah, I think I'd go along with all of that. :y

Mate of mine used to have a nice Avenger Tiger with a pair of dell'ortos. :-*
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 06 July 2011, 12:13:58
Yeh, Avenger over a Crapi anytime.

That twin carb 1500 was quite a responsive unit
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Post by: albitz on 06 July 2011, 12:20:27
And with uprated front struts/ springs on the front and spax adjustables/ stiffer springs at the rear they could be made to handle quite nicely (within the limitations of the basic design) and were, in their day, a reasonably competitive rally car. :y
Martin Imber is going to love this..... ::) ;D
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Didn't fit your wishbones did he?  ;).  ;D   :-X

Thankfully no!
And he's not biting either is he.  ::).   [smiley=evil.gif]
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Didn't fit your wishbones did he?  ;).  ;D   :-X

Thankfully no!
And he's not biting either is he.  ::).   [smiley=evil.gif]

No, but Martin Imber soon will. ;)
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Didn't fit your wishbones did he?  ;).  ;D   :-X

Thankfully no!
And he's not biting either is he.  ::).   [smiley=evil.gif]

No, but Martin Imber soon will. ;)

I'll give you a clue - there were traces of pink around the seal.... ;D
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Post by: Nick W on 06 July 2011, 18:54:49
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Crapis were a psuedo sports car for posers.A Cortina in drag, with that long bonnet/ front end giving built in terminal understeer. Give me a well sorted Avenger over a crapi any day - and I have owned both and driven many examples of both. :y

Yeah, I think I'd go along with all of that. :y

Mate of mine used to have a nice Avenger Tiger with a pair of dell'ortos. :-*

Really? Tigers should have Webers!
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Post by: Nick W on 06 July 2011, 19:02:09
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And with uprated front struts/ springs on the front and spax adjustables/ stiffer springs at the rear they could be made to handle quite nicely (within the limitations of the basic design) and were, in their day, a reasonably competitive rally car. :y
Martin Imber is going to love this..... ::) ;D

My car has uprated springs all round(Capri on the front as they were a third the price of Avenger ones!), and uprated bushes on the front. I don't see the point of adjustables on a road car as they've never got a suitable amount of adjustment, so I just fitted new shocks all round. With the big 5.5" wheels and 175/70 tyres(big compared to stock!) it now has way more grip/handling than power, and I barely need to slow down for anything. This has all been done in readiness for the XE that I've got ready to go in at some point soon.

They're still a competitive rally car - the Finns love them - and were pretty good track cars too. One of the specialists offers 190HP 9000rpm engines too!
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 06 July 2011, 19:08:43
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Crapis were a psuedo sports car for posers.A Cortina in drag, with that long bonnet/ front end giving built in terminal understeer. Give me a well sorted Avenger over a crapi any day - and I have owned both and driven many examples of both. :y

Yeah, I think I'd go along with all of that. :y

Mate of mine used to have a nice Avenger Tiger with a pair of dell'ortos. :-*

Really? Tigers should have Webers!

I have a feeling it had a pair of Strombergs on when he got it, and he fitted them, so possible it wasn't entirely authentic. ;)
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Post by: VXL V6 on 06 July 2011, 19:44:59
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Got it even dirtier than it was racing through the backroads to and from Twiglet's house to pick some wheels ::)

 :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 06 July 2011, 23:47:13
Tilted tank the other way and filled it up again. Does this actually make any odds?

Must admit I wasn't sure how much was left in it. But seems the same to me.  :-/
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Post by: TheBoy on 07 July 2011, 07:59:18
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Tilted tank the other way and filled it up again. Does this actually make any odds?

Must admit I wasn't sure how much was left in it. But seems the same to me.  :-/
I was surprised how much I had to tilt mine to stop it overfilling.  Even so, it tends to fill to around 67-68l, assuming those useless rather retards at BP have that much...
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Post by: TheDaddy on 07 July 2011, 17:32:55
I've done nothing today to the Black Beastie - but the idiot in his Land Rover in front of me in the Mackie’s drive through queue thought it would be good to reverse straight back into the front of mine.
 >:(
Can see a new front grill replaced soon.

On a brighter note - though quieter level, ordered the new exhaust - so will hopefully be getting that fitted soon.
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Post by: mantagte on 07 July 2011, 17:38:10
fitted new crank sensor
still wont start :'(
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Post by: albitz on 07 July 2011, 17:52:07
Left off working at cars/ bikes today and tidied my shed. Its been chaos since I started breaking Blackie. I put all the leftover Mig bitz into a couple of cardboard boxes and tidied everything else up to restore some order - I hate an untidy shed.
So, ready for another breaker now. :)..............not certain that it will be an Omega though. Depends what comes along. :-/
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Post by: RobG on 07 July 2011, 17:55:37
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Left off working at cars/ bikes today and tidied my shed. Its been chaos since I started breaking Blackie. I put all the leftover Mig bitz into a couple of cardboard boxes and tidied everything else up to restore some order - I hate an untidy shed.
So, ready for another breaker now. :)..............not certain that it will be an Omega though. Depends what comes along. :-/
Given your age I hope you labelled them ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 07 July 2011, 18:03:38
Nah, I will just send you a pic with the  message "wots this?" :D :P ;D
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 07 July 2011, 18:07:00
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Nah, I will just send you a pic with the  message "wots this?" :D :P ;D

As long as you remember to remove the lens cover when taking the picture  :-[
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Post by: RobG on 07 July 2011, 18:16:29
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Nah, I will just send you a pic with the  message "wots this?" :D :P ;D
I can believe that ;D
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Post by: albitz on 07 July 2011, 18:19:48
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Nah, I will just send you a pic with the  message "wots this?" :D :P ;D

As long as you remember to remove the lens cover when taking the picture  :-[

I think weve all done that at least once. ;)
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 07 July 2011, 18:25:04
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Nah, I will just send you a pic with the  message "wots this?" :D :P ;D

As long as you remember to remove the lens cover when taking the picture  :-[

I think weve all done that at least once. ;)

Or had your fingers in front of the lens
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Post by: Nick W on 08 July 2011, 00:19:53
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Left off working at cars/ bikes today and tidied my shed. Its been chaos since I started breaking Blackie. I put all the leftover Mig bitz into a couple of cardboard boxes and tidied everything else up to restore some order - I hate an untidy shed.
So, ready for another breaker now. :)..............not certain that it will be an Omega though. Depends what comes along. :-/
Given your age I hope you labelled them ;D ;D ;D

No need to label theam as anything other than 'Omega junk', so you don't need to waste any more time when in 10 years time you pull the box out, read the label and chuck it and it's contents in the nearest skip.
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Post by: Vamps on 08 July 2011, 00:35:39
Driven it to the Lakes meet...... :y :y :y
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 08 July 2011, 12:54:19
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Driven it to the Lakes meet...... :y :y :y

And it got there without any dramas ?  :-X
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 08 July 2011, 14:43:50
Yesterday gave it a clean, filled the boot with camping gear and changed the oil. (Yuk! :o So much for the theory of getting away with longer changes on LPG). ::)
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 08 July 2011, 14:45:53
Oh, and noticed the cam cover gaskets are getting a bit more desperate. :-X
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Post by: Omegatoy on 08 July 2011, 19:59:55
yeehaa!!! today i did a deal, my suzuki Ltz quad,plus a few hundred euro,s for the mother of all sports quads

A fuel injected 700r Yamaha Raptor needing a little bit of TLC on its extremeties, runs and drives superb, just looks a little sorry for itself as its stood for 3 years under a tree!!now its worth double what i paid for it, but the guys was desperate!!so a couple days work on it including full service its then in use!!!
somehow i can see more injuries on the horizon ;D lolololol
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Post by: albitz on 08 July 2011, 21:21:52
700 quad sounds like fun. :y
Just spent half an hour trying to fit an Omega drivers door into my Omega - Im taking it to work do do some rust removal and spraying it over the weekend. It wouldnt fit inside the car despite me trying every possible angle. Got it to almost fit in the boot, with a few bungees to hold the bootlid down. A bit knackered now. ::)
Also hunted high and low in the shed for the two circlips which hold the headlamp washer jets in place on the bumper. I know which shelf they were sat on last week, but I cant find them anywhere now.  :(
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Post by: twiglet on 08 July 2011, 21:40:33
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700 quad sounds like fun. :y
Just spent half an hour trying to fit an Omega drivers door into my Omega - Im taking it to work do do some rust removal and spraying it over the weekend. It wouldnt fit inside the car despite me trying every possible angle. Got it to almost fit in the boot, with a few bungees to hold the bootlid down. A bit knackered now. ::)
Also hunted high and low in the shed for the two circlips which hold the headlamp washer jets in place on the bumper. I know which shelf they were sat on last week, but I cant find them anywhere now.  :(

I know where there is a decent estate going cheap! Might be a few bits missing though!!  :D ;D :y
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Post by: Guffer on 08 July 2011, 21:44:33
Cleaned, repaired, ported and refurbed my spare heads ready for fitting tomorrow.
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Post by: albitz on 08 July 2011, 22:01:52
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Just spent half an hour trying to fit an Omega drivers door into my Omega - Im taking it to work do do some rust removal and spraying it over the weekend. It wouldnt fit inside the car despite me trying every possible angle. Got it to almost fit in the boot, with a few bungees to hold the bootlid down. A bit knackered now. ::)
Also hunted high and low in the shed for the two circlips which hold the headlamp washer jets in place on the bumper. I know which shelf they were sat on last week, but I cant find them anywhere now.  :(

I know where there is a decent estate going cheap! Might be a few bits missing though!!  :D ;D :y

Just a few ?? ::) ;D
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Post by: twiglet on 08 July 2011, 22:09:14
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Just spent half an hour trying to fit an Omega drivers door into my Omega - Im taking it to work do do some rust removal and spraying it over the weekend. It wouldnt fit inside the car despite me trying every possible angle. Got it to almost fit in the boot, with a few bungees to hold the bootlid down. A bit knackered now. ::)
Also hunted high and low in the shed for the two circlips which hold the headlamp washer jets in place on the bumper. I know which shelf they were sat on last week, but I cant find them anywhere now.  :(

I know where there is a decent estate going cheap! Might be a few bits missing though!!  :D ;D :y

Just a few ?? ::) ;D

More by the day!  ::) I have to say she is starting to look quite sorry for herself now...  :'(
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Post by: albitz on 08 July 2011, 22:20:14
Too late for sentimentality now Twig. ;D
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Post by: PhilRich on 08 July 2011, 22:23:33
Today Mathew I 'ave been mostly helping old ladies NOT cross the road! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: sticka_v8_init on 09 July 2011, 12:00:23
Front discs and pads (Mintex  ::)). Done the oil. Got a full coolant, plugs and brake fluid change left (i know i should have done it before the pads but heh :-[). If i get time then sunroof motor, mirrors not working & a look see at the A/C. :y
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 09 July 2011, 12:35:35
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Oh, and noticed the cam cover gaskets are getting a bit more desperate. :-X

Which, on further investigation, is due to half of the cam cover bolts having worked loose. >:(

It's got a lot of miles to do this week. I hope the plug wells are dry... But have packed tools just in case. :-/
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Post by: Andy B on 09 July 2011, 14:23:31
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Which, on further investigation, is due to half of the cam cover bolts having worked loose. >:(
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What!? No torque wrench?  :-? ::)

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Post by: feeutfo on 10 July 2011, 01:43:18
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Oh, and noticed the cam cover gaskets are getting a bit more desperate. :-X

Which, on further investigation, is due to half of the cam cover bolts having worked loose.
Very common ime. On all 4 I,ve owned and several others I,ve worked on.
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Post by: albitz on 10 July 2011, 07:47:22
Mine are also weeping slightly around the bolts - must remember to get the little torque wrench out tomorrow.
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Post by: doog on 10 July 2011, 19:05:23
Took it out and wrung its neck  ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 July 2011, 19:20:17
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I've done nothing today to the Black Beastie - but the thingy in his Land Rover in front of me in the Mackie’s drive through queue thought it would be good to reverse straight back into the front of mine.
 >:(
Can see a new front grill replaced soon.

On a brighter note - though quieter level, ordered the new exhaust - so will hopefully be getting that fitted soon.
Oh cocking hell. Why was the prat reversing? Was he that stupid (or did he come from Milton Keynes :P).


Which exhaust you gone for, given eternal and double backboxes are not 2 words you can currently use in same sentence?
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Post by: Guffer on 11 July 2011, 10:20:40
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Oh, and noticed the cam cover gaskets are getting a bit more desperate. :-X

Which, on further investigation, is due to half of the cam cover bolts having worked loose.
Very common ime. On all 4 I,ve owned and several others I,ve worked on.

I have had this happen as well in the past.  Thread lock?  :-/
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Oh, and noticed the cam cover gaskets are getting a bit more desperate. :-X

Which, on further investigation, is due to half of the cam cover bolts having worked loose.
Very common ime. On all 4 I,ve owned and several others I,ve worked on.

I have had this happen as well in the past.  Thread lock?  :-/

lol why should this thread be locked? its quite entertaining!! :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2011, 18:11:45
Been playing with Gayboy's uphill gardening gayPod thingie.  Think I've found the cause of the fault, but so far only 2 of the subsequent issues.

Will leave for a day or so, as I'm getting weary-eyed with it currently.
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Post by: VXL V6 on 11 July 2011, 20:00:02
Well i've ordered an Eternal exhaust for Janes Estate... suppose I'd better look at getting it fitted and replace the internals of the cat with errr ummm, nothing!  ;)
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Post by: sport on 11 July 2011, 20:24:16
Just got back from Cornwall for 2 weeks , averaged 18 mpg gowning   down and  22 mpg back both doing 55 t0 65 towing my caravan . takes  me about 6 hours to do 285 miles. 
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Post by: TheDaddy on 11 July 2011, 20:34:51
Exhuast coming from eternalcar - they dont have the back twin box on there site, but you can order it directly, so they have put the package together.
Should be here tomorrow.
Want to get the exhaust on before the end of the month as I'm going down to Cardiff.
Reversing man is from Northampton and has agreed to pay for the damage that I had a estimate done for. Money that will be used for the doors and arches and will try and sort the front out myself.
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 July 2011, 21:37:07
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Exhuast coming from eternalcar - they dont have the back twin box on there site, but you can order it directly, so they have put the package together.
Should be here tomorrow.
Want to get the exhaust on before the end of the month as I'm going down to Cardiff.
Reversing man is from Northampton and has agreed to pay for the damage that I had a estimate done for. Money that will be used for the doors and arches and will try and sort the front out myself.
:y
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Post by: feeutfo on 11 July 2011, 21:55:21
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Been playing with Gayboy's uphill gardening gayPod thingie.  Think I've found the cause of the fault, but so far only 2 of the subsequent issues.

Will leave for a day or so, as I'm getting weary-eyed with it currently.
Thanks TB  :)  sounds promising.

Today I mostly washed it, polished a couple more panels, and washed it again. Then the sun came out again and a couldnt keep up with the drying. Chasing water marks around the car.

Never mind, it's far far cleaner than it was. yuk!
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Post by: Lazydocker on 11 July 2011, 22:44:30
Unloaded most of the stuff I brought back from the weekend as I couldn't be bothered when we got home at just after 1 this morning... Was a very good run home though :-X ::) ;D

Left a few bits in there as I don't see a lot of point taking them out to put them back in again ::) ::)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 12 July 2011, 17:13:33
Today I unloaded it, having got back at 3 am. On a recovery truck....

Because yesterday I parked it in the back of a stationary rigid in a queue on the M6. Was at less than 10 mph, no jolt, no airbags. Just the gentle crunching sound of the bonnet being peeled back through the headlights, radiators and slam panel.

In the battle between the My Omega and a DAF CF 26t rigid, the DAF lost its number plate light. A hollow victory though, as the DAF went on to win the war. :'(

 :-[It was bad enough to be such a tw4t to do it in the first place, but the had to arrange recovery myself in order to get home rather than be dumped at Preston station. >:(

Endless hours of insurance crap to endure now. They will only take the car to repair it as I won't let them take it away for assessment. Already trying to stitch me up with a poxyshytboxfiesta courtesy car >:(
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Post by: Jimbob on 12 July 2011, 17:16:18
thats bad luck Al...

and after that wishbone battle too!
(and how are / were the poly bushes?)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 12 July 2011, 17:26:12
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Just my luck though. :-[

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and after that wishbone battle too!
(and how are / were the poly bushes?)

Nice and tight, needs geometry checking as a bit of tyre scrub, just have to convince the assessor that the tyre wear is from the wishbones, not from driving 500yds off the M6 via a lorry. Droplinks still knocking too. Should have ordered a set with the arms ::).
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Post by: albitz on 12 July 2011, 17:44:19
finished making the cutouts in the fron bumper for the washer jets to fit into - then it was time to stop playing and go to work.
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 July 2011, 19:10:06
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Today I unloaded it, having got back at 3 am. On a recovery truck....

Because yesterday I parked it in the back of a stationary rigid in a queue on the M6. Was at less than 10 mph, no jolt, no airbags. Just the gentle crunching sound of the bonnet being peeled back through the headlights, radiators and slam panel.

In the battle between the My Omega and a DAF CF 26t rigid, the DAF lost its number plate light. A hollow victory though, as the DAF went on to win the war. :'(

 :-[It was bad enough to be such a tw4t to do it in the first place, but the had to arrange recovery myself in order to get home rather than be dumped at Preston station. >:(

Endless hours of insurance crap to endure now. They will only take the car to repair it as I won't let them take it away for assessment. Already trying to stitch me up with a poxyshytboxfiesta courtesy car >:(
Oh shhhh... ...sugar  :'(

Still, only bent metal - car versus lorry could have ended worse :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 12 July 2011, 19:55:10
Oh that's a shame Al. Should be fixable surely?
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 July 2011, 20:06:10
Burnt me finger on TheDaddy's brakes. Much to his amusement  >:(
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 13 July 2011, 12:16:18
Got bonnet open, and partially stripped front end in order to give the assessor chance to do a proper estimate rather than a 'well that might be ok/this might need changing but we won't know for sure until we've stripped it' guesstimate. No chassis damage, just the slam panel/headlight housing/radiator supports. Oh and the headlights, bonnet, radiator, air filter housing, grill and battery ::) Needed a new rad anyway...

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Very, very true. Was a crap day for me, but know someone who went into hospital on Friday with a kidney infection, was released on Sunday, and had a fit on the way home. Now they can't drive for at least 6 months :'( Would have turned round on Friday if I'd heard... :-/ Puts things back in the right order me thinks.

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Definitely repairable, just waiting on estimate now.
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 13 July 2011, 12:18:46
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Burnt me finger on TheDaddy's brakes. Much to his amusement 

Not sure which is more surprising:

How hot the brakes get, or that you forgot how hot the brakes get :-X
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Post by: TheBoy on 13 July 2011, 17:50:11
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Burnt me finger on TheDaddy's brakes. Much to his amusement 

Not sure which is more surprising:

How hot the brakes get, or that you forgot how hot the brakes get :-X
He sorted his poor brakes a week or so ago, and asked what I thought, so we took for a spin.

Got back, one rear disk has odd wear, so licked my finger and touched it. I didn't hear the hiss, so I pressed harder, wondering why it was cold....  ....must have been the weekend's alcohol that affected my senses ::)
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 July 2011, 19:40:21
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Burnt me finger on TheDaddy's brakes. Much to his amusement 

Not sure which is more surprising:

How hot the brakes get, or that you forgot how hot the brakes get :-X
He sorted his poor brakes a week or so ago, and asked what I thought, so we took for a spin.

Got back, one rear disk has odd wear, so licked my finger and touched it. I didn't hear the hiss, so I pressed harder, wondering why it was cold....  ....must have been the weekend's alcohol that affected my senses ::)

I did something similar at the weekend after using a grinder to shorten some threaded bar.. did the job, moved on to the next action and stuck my hand right on the hot end of the bar. "What's that strange sensation?" I thought, shortly before I realised it was the bar searing an imprint into the palm of my hand..
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Post by: lee4206 on 13 July 2011, 22:01:38
I've found out how much of a rust bucket my mig is and completely stripped  the rear end/subframe to sort. Also found out the rear subframe/diff bushes are shot(they fell apart when I undone them).
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Post by: Auto Addict on 13 July 2011, 22:32:12
Cleaned and polished it, was overdue.
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Post by: TheDaddy on 14 July 2011, 20:30:22
And the hard braking from 120mph might of added to the heat of the disk ? :-?

Exhaust swap out scheduled on Saturday at TheBoy's.
So the full decatted PowerFlow fruity exhaust coming off and an standard going on. Should please the wife anyway.
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 July 2011, 21:18:30
Must admit I'm not a fan of these single pipe from cat back exhausts. Too loud, and too slow... Flat mostly.  >:(

So I'm guessing with the inlet sorted, multi ram fixed, and exhaust breathing proper Daddy will be pleased....?  [smiley=evil.gif]

Shame couldn't dyno a before and after. :-/
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 July 2011, 21:19:31
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I've found out how much of a rust bucket my mig is and completely stripped  the rear end/subframe to sort. Also found out the rear subframe/diff bushes are shot(they fell apart when I undone them).
Any work needed on trailing arm bushes Lee?
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Post by: geoffr70 on 14 July 2011, 21:19:59
Topped up gearbox oil.

Note to self, only take level plug out when engine is running so as not to waste half a litre of atf!
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Post by: TheBoy on 14 July 2011, 21:42:41
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And the hard braking from 120mph might of added to the heat of the disk ? :-?

Exhaust swap out scheduled on Saturday at TheBoy's.
So the full decatted PowerFlow fruity exhaust coming off and an standard going on. Should please the wife anyway.
Your brakes work fine now, TheDaddy. Unlike mine. McFatty was fully clenched earlier when we went to Maplins earlier.  If I'm honest, I clenched up a couple of times when trying to stop ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 14 July 2011, 21:45:12
This evening, I have been having another look at Gayboy's uphill gardening gayPod thingie.

Bored with that, I started building his mixer circuit.
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 July 2011, 21:54:23
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This evening, I have been having another look at Gayboy's uphill gardening gayPod thingie.

Bored with that, I started building his mixer circuit.
:-[  thanks TB  :-[
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Post by: lee4206 on 14 July 2011, 22:12:06
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I've found out how much of a rust bucket my mig is and completely stripped  the rear end/subframe to sort. Also found out the rear subframe/diff bushes are shot(they fell apart when I undone them).
Any work needed on trailing arm bushes Lee?

Not sure yet. I'm concentrating on sorting the rust first and then I'll strip and sort the subframe.

What are you thinking/ wanting to know?.
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 July 2011, 22:24:19
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I've found out how much of a rust bucket my mig is and completely stripped  the rear end/subframe to sort. Also found out the rear subframe/diff bushes are shot(they fell apart when I undone them).
Any work needed on trailing arm bushes Lee?

Not sure yet. I'm concentrating on sorting the rust first and then I'll strip and sort the subframe.

What are you thinking/ wanting to know?.
 
Trying to get a general idea of life expectancy/condition and weather they are worth changing. My quite possibly flawed logic tells me that all the other bushes on the car need replacing by now, even on the newest omegas. With the excetion of the small dif bushes, which don't seem to fail,  which Mark confirms. We don't have much experience with trailing arm bushes.

Any pics or thoughts if you dismantle them would be good I guess.  :y
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 15 July 2011, 14:24:13
Bought it a new slam panel assembly.  ::) :-[ :-X

Car parts connexion came good again. :y Only a 90% discount though. :D

Local dealer will paint it and fit it for £250. Small price to pay, me thinks, to get the only bit of welding that it needs done right. All else is nuts and bolts - grown up Lego. ::)

Just waiting for the official verdict from the Deskengineer before I decide whether to claim or not. Guesstimate was £5k :o >:( WTFITA?

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Oh yes. £1100 should cover it, if I get Local dealer to paint the wings and bonnet while they're at it. :)
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Post by: TheDaddy on 16 July 2011, 08:23:01
Looks like I'm going to get very wet today changing the exhaust.  :'(
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Post by: TheBoy on 16 July 2011, 08:36:46
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Looks like I'm going to get very wet today changing the exhaust.  :'(
Yup, its hacking it down here.  Ho hum.
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Post by: TheDaddy on 16 July 2011, 09:46:59
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Looks like I'm going to get very wet today changing the exhaust.  :'(
Yup, its hacking it down here.  Ho hum.

At least it will cool the exhaust down quickly.
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Post by: omegod on 16 July 2011, 16:25:15
Took the siggy for it's MOT, failed on coil spring(now replaced) corrosion on a brake pipe( came up a treat with a rub and underseal)
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Post by: VXL V6 on 16 July 2011, 18:53:34
Done the droplinks on the estate and the Eternal exhaust is on it's way....  :y
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 16 July 2011, 18:57:41
Nice easy oil and filter change :y
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 16 July 2011, 22:59:15
Liberated the radiator, condensor and all 3 fans. Stripped bumper and wings off. Removed 2/3rds of the old slam panel in anticipation of new one which should arrive on Friday.  :)

Scrape on bumper flattened and now painted, just a final wipe with some very fine wet and dry tomorrow and the bumper will be as good as new.  8-)

Thank goodness the car is white... Even my dogs would struggle to mismatch it. :D
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Post by: albitz on 17 July 2011, 14:49:30
Took the front bumper off to get the H/L washers up and running. All going smoothly, just over half way through - then it started tipping it down.
If it doesnt stop I will retire to the shed to finish working on the drivers door which is soon to be fitted.
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Post by: TheBoy on 17 July 2011, 20:49:00
Yesterday, chrisgixer and I, and TheDaddy briefly, but he had to get back, did the brake fluid on TBE, and we popped some new pads on the front to replace the awful Ferrodo ones that were on there.  Bit more of a pain that it should have been, got air in the ABS unit  :-[. What a pillock I am ;D

Not had chance to drive it, so not idea if its cured it. Need to remember to bed the pads in before I test it ;D
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Post by: VXL V6 on 17 July 2011, 21:20:55
Oil and filter on the DTi tonight, will have to do Jane's estate this week as well.

Long may the 4 for 3 oil offer continue!
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Post by: feeutfo on 17 July 2011, 21:34:05
TB and I, well TB almost completely, spent a good portion of today working on my ice project, almost there. And I'm massively grateful.  :)

Thanks Mr and Mrs TB.  :y
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 17 July 2011, 21:35:54
Packed up the (wet  >:() tent and set off home from Cornwall and realised immediately that the indicators weren't working. ::)

Determined it was the flasher unit. 15 minutes later I had a new one from the local Halfrauds and all was well again. Not often you can say you fixed a car with bits from Halfrauds these days (unless it's suffering a lack of blue LEDs). ;D
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Post by: Omegatoy on 17 July 2011, 22:33:42
sprayed the top coat on the botom half af a T3 camper, :-/
 left it to dry and harden off, shot home, and stripped me new 700 raptor down to find out exactly what work i have to do before i can go play on it!!!
around a week of afternoons or so should see it in top order again, got to find some decent tyres though!! ;D!
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Post by: albitz on 17 July 2011, 22:35:14
Finished installing headlamp washers. Did a little bit of spraying to a door rub strip. Sprayed a lot of penetrating fluid on the exhaust joints/ bolts etc. hoping to remove and replace it in the next few days - rain and time constraints depending.
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Post by: TheDaddy on 17 July 2011, 22:35:44
With great help from TheBoy and chrisgixer, put a new standard exhaust + cats on the MV6.
LH Lamba sensor refused to play the game, so ended up having to replace it, but eventually got it all done.

Very quite now - should please the wife. ;D

TheBoy also replaced the fuel filter whilst laid out under it. :)

Need to get the problem sensor out, then PowerFlow exhaust will be going on Ebay.

Many thanks to TheBoy and chrisgixer for there help and support. Much appreciated - Top Top guys.

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Post by: 05omegav6 on 18 July 2011, 04:47:08
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Need to remember to bed the pads in before I test it

Best let mrs TB drive it for a bit first. You would'nt want to forget and cook them inadvertently. ::)

Also don't touch them afterwards. They might be hot... :D

(ducks for passing lorry :-X)
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Post by: Bionic on 18 July 2011, 06:35:11
Hi m8,
Washed and waxed again to keep it nice! Might do a bit on Monday if the weather is fine. :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 18 July 2011, 09:22:56
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Packed up the (wet  >:() tent and set off home from Cornwall and realised immediately that the indicators weren't working. ::)

Determined it was the flasher unit. 15 minutes later I had a new one from the local Halfrauds and all was well again. Not often you can say you fixed a car with bits from Halfrauds these days (unless it's suffering a lack of blue LEDs). ;D
Thats it! You've cracked it! You have answered the long standing query about BMW owners never indicating....  ....Halfords don't sell flasher units for beemers!  Well done on this discovery.

I believe this is why the BMW robots never leave the outside lane - they can't indicate to get in, so they have to stay there.
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Post by: henryd on 18 July 2011, 10:23:51
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sprayed the top coat on the botom half af a T3 camper, :-/
 left it to dry and harden off, shot home, and stripped me new 700 raptor down to find out exactly what work i have to do before i can go play on it!!!
around a week of afternoons or so should see it in top order again, got to find some decent tyres though!! ;D!

now that I would like to see,biggest I have is a trex 500 with A109 fuselage,pics please ;)
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Post by: albitz on 18 July 2011, 15:50:02
Removed the centre boxes and rear box. came in for a spot of lunch before going back out to drill out the o/s cat studs and then replace the boxes.
It has now started to absolutely tip it down, and it looks like its here to stay. :'(
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Post by: RobG on 18 July 2011, 16:12:15
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Removed the centre boxes and rear box. came in for a spot of lunch before going back out to drill out the o/s cat studs and then replace the boxes.
It has now started to absolutely tip it down, and it looks like its here to stay. :'(
You`ll be under the car. What are you, a bloody sugar cube ;D ;D ;D :P
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Post by: albitz on 18 July 2011, 16:13:49
No, just old and arthritic. ::)
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Post by: RobG on 18 July 2011, 16:15:26
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No, just old and arthritic. ::)
Shouldn`t be breaking motors then :P
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Post by: albitz on 18 July 2011, 16:27:06
You sound like my wife. ;D
Its almost stopped raining now, so Im off out to lie in the puddles and drill some studs out. I love cars me. ::)
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Post by: RobG on 18 July 2011, 16:30:53
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You sound like my wife. ;D
Its almost stopped raining now, so Im off out to pee in the puddles and drill some studs out. I love cars me. ::)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 18 July 2011, 20:44:04
Finished drilling spot welds. Gently persuaded the remainder of the slam panel to fall off  :-X

If anyone happened to have a V8 lying around I reckon now would be a good time to drop one in ::)

 Obviously such a scheme would involve time and money, both of which are in short supply. :-/

P.s this is not really a wanted ad for a V8 :P
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Post by: BlueBridge on 18 July 2011, 20:44:29
Finally fitted my towbar,  whilst panicking in case the car collapsed on top of me, just got to do the electrics tomorrow, then put it to the test when we go camping at the weekend :y

Jon
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Post by: VXL V6 on 18 July 2011, 21:02:40
Estate oil and filter changed, even topped up the washer fluid!  ;D
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Post by: albitz on 18 July 2011, 21:49:14
Gave up on the exhaust replacment due to, initially torrential rain and then knackered my remaining stock of drill bits trying to drill the studs out of the o/s cat.
Will fire up the Honda in the morning to go and replenish drill bit stock and then get back on it. Im supposed to be collecting a car in Dartford tomorrow (or Weds. am) and visiting Twiglet tomorrow evening.
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 19 July 2011, 08:00:31
Stripped serviced and adjusted the handbrake and fitted new rear pads.

Checked and topped up the sludge pump fluid.

General check round on bulbs, suspension/steering components etc...

..all on AA's car!
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Post by: Shelby on 19 July 2011, 08:23:01
Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 July 2011, 10:38:49
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Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
We had a need for something like this (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=lambda+sensor+removal+socket&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=981&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7390865937539425807&sa=X&ei=rU8lTt_OJ8u18QOuxZCHCw&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAk) at the weekend, bloody thing would not come out.
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Post by: Shelby on 19 July 2011, 11:51:33
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Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
We had a need for something like this (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=lambda+sensor+removal+socket&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=981&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7390865937539425807&sa=X&ei=rU8lTt_OJ8u18QOuxZCHCw&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAk) at the weekend, bloody thing would not come out.

Non-removal definately seems to be the trend  >:( I really don't have the money to buy a new on (account is almost empty until I get paid Friday), so even looking at getting anything (working) as cheap as possible to get me through the MOT.  SWMBO is not happy  :-?
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Post by: albitz on 19 July 2011, 14:59:40
Finished drilling out the cat studs and replaced the centre and rear boxes.Thats enough for one day. ::)
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 19 July 2011, 16:32:27
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Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
We had a need for something like this (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=lambda+sensor+removal+socket&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=981&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7390865937539425807&sa=X&ei=rU8lTt_OJ8u18QOuxZCHCw&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAk) at the weekend, bloody thing would not come out.

I have one of those and they dont work that well TBH.

When they are seized in then thats it!
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Post by: Lampynoiseboy on 19 July 2011, 17:58:45
poured some "stuff" in the expansion tank, then water hopefully for the last time- getting bored filling kettle when not for coffee  >:(
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Post by: o-meg-a on 19 July 2011, 18:04:41
What "stuff" did you put in?
I found the only one that really ever worked well for me was K-Seal.

Sealed a couple of rads with that.

Will supposedly seal blocks too, but that might be a bit far fetched.
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Post by: Lampynoiseboy on 19 July 2011, 18:21:26
'Twas K-seal
Have used it before about 9 months ago, seemed to stop it until recently.
Can't find a leak anywhere, even after adding some UV reactive fluid (don't ask) and a 400w blacklight, God knows where it's all going!
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Post by: Lampynoiseboy on 19 July 2011, 18:22:36
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'Twas K-seal
Have used it before about 9 months ago, seemed to stop it until recently.
Can't find a leak anywhere, even after adding some UV reactive fluid (don't ask) and a 400w blacklight, God knows where it's all going!

And no, it wasn't what you're thinking, get your mind outta the gutter!!!   :-[
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 July 2011, 20:31:04
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Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
We had a need for something like this (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=lambda+sensor+removal+socket&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=981&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7390865937539425807&sa=X&ei=rU8lTt_OJ8u18QOuxZCHCw&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAk) at the weekend, bloody thing would not come out.

I have one of those and they dont work that well TBH.

When they are seized in then thats it!
The one I had in mind has a complete circumference to it and the cable and plug fit through the hole in the side. But couldn't find it. It wouldn't fit the omega anyway as the size of the lambda nut is smaller than the plug obviously, so it has to be a slotted jobby.

Certainly The Daddy's wasnt coming out for anyone. Although we didn't have a lambda specific tool, hardened crows foot socket and glow plug sockets had no effect. As you say,seized. Even put it in a vice once cat removed, no chance.

But wondered if we'd had the correct tool to start with... Doesn't sound like it would have affected the outcome.

I guess cutting the bulk of the head off and drilling out the thread might remove it to save the cat. Although it was working ok prior to.  :-/
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Post by: SIR Philbutt on 19 July 2011, 21:48:43
Off to the Cote soon  8-) so current one got new oil filter oil & new plugs, during which found oil in the plug wells and thanks to oof found that the cam cover bolts where not tight. Tightened and Cleaned it all up and will check again during trip, whilst carrying replacement (vauxhall) gasket etc to do if required. Wow i'm brave.

Previous one, which I have just sold on fleabay, jump started after a 5 week rest and now the spanner light is coming on after a few mins aaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhh  :'(. This is hopefully going to be the cam sensor and I can get one tomorrow otherwise sale is going south with me.

Anyone had anything similar? Is it because battery was flat?
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Post by: o-meg-a on 20 July 2011, 03:51:49
if you cant see where it's leaking from, would i be right in suggesting that it may be HBV?

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Post by: Shelby on 20 July 2011, 08:17:21
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Last night was an attempt (an failed) to remove the cat pipe.  Damn lambda sensor will well and truly stuck in and the mount next to it is going to have to have bolt cut off, back under it again tonight.

I do like cutting it fine, need this done to get it through its MOT this week so we can use it to go camping on Saturday!
We had a need for something like this (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&q=lambda+sensor+removal+socket&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=981&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7390865937539425807&sa=X&ei=rU8lTt_OJ8u18QOuxZCHCw&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAk) at the weekend, bloody thing would not come out.

I have one of those and they dont work that well TBH.

When they are seized in then thats it!
The one I had in mind has a complete circumference to it and the cable and plug fit through the hole in the side. But couldn't find it. It wouldn't fit the omega anyway as the size of the lambda nut is smaller than the plug obviously, so it has to be a slotted jobby.

Certainly The Daddy's wasnt coming out for anyone. Although we didn't have a lambda specific tool, hardened crows foot socket and glow plug sockets had no effect. As you say,seized. Even put it in a vice once cat removed, no chance.

But wondered if we'd had the correct tool to start with... Doesn't sound like it would have affected the outcome.

I guess cutting the bulk of the head off and drilling out the thread might remove it to save the cat. Although it was working ok prior to.  :-/

Well finally got the cat pipe off last night (lambda still sitting there taunting me), had to angle grind the center mount bracket off the pipe as that bolt was shot.

Damn I hate garages with air tools, the four bolts connecting cat pipe to manifold were stupidly tight (only been on there 2 months), had a right nightmare trying to get those undone.

Ill have another go at getting the sensor out tonight if I have got the new cat pipe in place on the car, going to order a replacement sensor this morning anyway.  If it does come out it will do as an emergency spare.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 21 July 2011, 21:56:50
Today I are mostly be doing a modification and check of a LPG loom in preparation for an installation being done this weekend ::)
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Post by: raywilb on 21 July 2011, 23:15:23
cleared the scuttle, wellies needed when sat in the passenger seat. i cannot believe how much water  was actually in it.
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Post by: Vamps on 22 July 2011, 00:40:55
I fitted a new coil pack, which hopefully has cured my misfiring problem.....whilst I was in car fixing mode I also replaced the washer bottle float so clearing the message on the dash saying it was empty..... :y
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 22 July 2011, 20:24:54
Picked up most of the bits for the front end today. All fits together nicely. :y

Also discovered that you can't get an Omega bonnet in a Vectra C Estate. >:(

So tomorrow I'll be taking one of the minibuses up to Heathrow to pick the bonnet up ::)
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Post by: PaulW on 22 July 2011, 20:26:20
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1309431627/12#12

That's pretty much it, basically fitted everything I'd bought from VX, and got the engine running  :y
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Post by: PaulW on 22 July 2011, 20:27:46
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Also discovered that you can't get an Omega bonnet in a Vectra C Estate. >:(

Maybe not, but believe it or not, you *CAN* fit the boot from a saloon facelift in the back of a Ford Ka :D
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Post by: Andy B on 22 July 2011, 21:02:17
Not even driven mine today, but SWMBO used it to go shopping and managed to scrape the rear nearside door on the garden wall. Having hit the wall, she seems to have deemed it necessary to carry on moving and get the whole length of the door .................. WTF didn't she stop once she'd hit it?  >:( >:( >:(

Bloody women drivers!!!!!!1
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Post by: johnnycboy on 22 July 2011, 21:14:11
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Today I are mostly be doing a modification and check of a LPG loom in preparation for an installation being done this weekend ::)

Hopefully ;)
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Post by: Vamps on 22 July 2011, 21:28:54
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Not even driven mine today, but SWMBO used it to go shopping and managed to scrape the rear nearside door on the garden wall. Having hit the wall, she seems to have deemed it necessary to carry on moving and get the whole length of the door .................. WTF didn't she stop once she'd hit it?  >:( >:( >:(

Bloody women drivers!!!!!!1

I do hope you reassured her by telling her "Not to worry dear, it is only a car"........... :D :D
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Post by: Andy B on 22 July 2011, 21:49:31
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I do hope you reassured her by telling her "Not to worry dear, it is only a car"........... :D :D

Of course ...........................


I didn't! Just last week end I went down to the lcal body shop that's done various bits to the car over the years & asked him if he'd re-attach a door nudge strip (been a bit iff since it was removed & replaced last year) He Sikaflex'd & trim taped it back for me & then we stck a bit of gaffer tape at each end to help till the Sikaflex went off. I'd not even got around to removing the tape before she scraped the same f***ing door!  >:(
The drive is wide enough to comfortably park 3 cars side by side and she decides that she's try to park the Omega within a fag paper from the wall. She parks her bloody Smart all over the soddin drive .................

I'm still pi$$ed off  >:( ....... even though it's only a car!!!!!!!!
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Post by: albitz on 22 July 2011, 22:01:07
Fitted a indicator stalk and instrument bezel(thanks Twiglet) at 7am this morning.
Finished work at 8am. :)
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Post by: jonnycool on 22 July 2011, 22:46:15
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Also discovered that you can't get an Omega bonnet in a Vectra C Estate. >:(

Maybe not, but believe it or not, you *CAN* fit the boot from a saloon facelift in the back of a Ford Ka :D
Hell of an avatar you've got there Paul  :o
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Post by: feeutfo on 22 July 2011, 23:48:04
Mounted the uphill garden controller on the hand brake surround and hid it's cable and the Nokia car kit cable under the gear lever surround.

Drilled some holes in an inlet manifold and packed the car.  :)
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Post by: zirk on 23 July 2011, 10:57:04
Another Bonnet Strap broken (under hood), kicked the tyres, wriggled the exhaust, had a cup of tea, thought long and hard about it, decided to make a Bonnet release tool from a bit of copper pipe lying around, 30 mins later having another cup of tea and looking inside the Engine Bay.

Chris.  :)
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Post by: Crazycarzowner on 23 July 2011, 11:06:16
Not mine, but found leak on my brothers Mondeo. This time its coming from the thermostat housing.  ::) ::) ::)
I'm not kidding, this car's had more bloody water leaks than a sponge. I've already replaced 3 waterpipes this year!!!
Now all I've got to do is get a new one (plastic one & its knacked) then start on the drop links. How the passenger side one passed the MOT the other week I'll never know  :-?
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Post by: manc-miggy on 23 July 2011, 13:10:23
Well I left it with the lads at work to detail it while I went an did some work gave them time to play with there new toys including a pot of wax costing £500 (not sure I belive them on that) it says its so safe you can eat it hmmm let me think about that -NO- lol

Oh and fitted my 18" mv alloys that have been refurbed looks pimp again  8-)
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Post by: Jimbob on 23 July 2011, 13:47:58
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Well I left it with the lads at work to detail it while I went an did some work gave them time to play with there new toys including a pot of wax costing £500 (not sure I belive them on that) it says its so safe you can eat it hmmm let me think about that -NO- lol

Oh and fitted my 18" mv alloys that have been refurbed looks pimp again  8-)


my next door neighbour uses similarly priced wax!  now its good, but is it worth that?  not to me it aint!
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 23 July 2011, 14:43:36
Taken it to bits. ::)

Cam belt, water pump, plugs, cam cover gaskets, thermostat, LPG vapour filter and a new heater hose to be fitted this afternoon.
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Post by: ninjapirate on 23 July 2011, 17:22:22
Cus im  a total pro, i took the breather stuff apart and cleaned it.
i say total pro, im not really as i didnt have the right size torx socket so the throttle body hasnt been taken off and cleaned....  lol i done what i could, main thing is i know how to do it now and next time will be much quicker.

i did fit a KN filter aswell, only reason being i like the noise when you floor it. which isnt that often but still...
(havnt used a heat shield or anything cus thats just how i roll)

So far, after a 40 mile drive, it all seems pretty good hasnt hesitated like it did, pulls much stronger to the red area, and feels more responsive. inside the throttle body was pretty darn black so should have that off monday and cleaned when i get some new shiney sockets lol
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Post by: noel on 23 July 2011, 18:11:55
did an oil & filter change on sons astra sport .then took my v6 for a blurt happy days  : ;D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 23 July 2011, 18:45:46
Not done anything, but just nipped down to the LPG party at Johnnycboys house.It was a bit of a mini OOF meet as mine was the fifth Omega to be parked at his house. Beaconboy and mate had also turned up to say hello etc.
Theyve made good progress today.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 23 July 2011, 20:18:12
yesterday transmission oil changed..mobil 1 75 w 90

today differential oil changed .. castrol ep 90.. and the old one was worse than a water and mud mixture.. :o
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 24 July 2011, 01:25:12
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Taken it to bits. ::)

Cam belt, water pump, plugs, cam cover gaskets, thermostat, LPG vapour filter and a new heater hose to be fitted this afternoon.

OK. I lied. I left it in bits and went to Southampton to see the James taylor quartet and get pi$$ed. ::)

But, tomorrow morning... ;D
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Post by: Olympia5776 on 24 July 2011, 22:57:47
Stripped paneling and door cover off Transit to find an irritating rattle that has been driving me mad. Replaced the cam cover gasket on Omega and then cleaned the oil off the block where it had been seeping . Traced the source of a misfire . :y
Had a couple of hours more to myself so decided to have a go at this "Claying " malarky .....
I bought a Meguirs kit some two years ago but was very sceptical as to what it would achieve .
Anyway , I'm impressed . Paint surface is glass smooth and after polishing the car with Auto Glym super resin it certainly shines . Well worth the effort.
This is a poor photo as it was raining outside but it shows the results on the roof.
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t261/olympia5776/Omega/100_0697_00.jpg)
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Post by: jonnycool on 25 July 2011, 06:07:56
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Stripped paneling and door cover off Transit to find an irritating rattle that has been driving me mad. Replaced the cam cover gasket on Omega and then cleaned the oil off the block where it had been seeping . Traced the source of a misfire . :y
Had a couple of hours more to myself so decided to have a go at this "Claying " malarky .....
I bought a Meguirs kit some two years ago but was very sceptical as to what it would achieve .
Anyway , I'm impressed . Paint surface is glass smooth and after polishing the car with Auto Glym super resin it certainly shines . Well worth the effort.
This is a poor photo as it was raining outside but it shows the results on the roof.
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t261/olympia5776/Omega/100_0697_00.jpg)
Bloody Hell that's good  :o

At first glance there I thought you'd cut the metal out of the roof and fashioned a new shape out of wooden batons - took me a while to realise what I was looking at  ;D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 25 July 2011, 10:01:20
Drove it, which is quite impressive considering the state of dismantle it was in at tea time yesterday.
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 July 2011, 13:03:35
Filled mine with gas twice on Saturday. Will need more next time I use it  :'(
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 25 July 2011, 14:16:59
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Stripped paneling and door cover off Transit to find an irritating rattle that has been driving me mad. Replaced the cam cover gasket on Omega and then cleaned the oil off the block where it had been seeping . Traced the source of a misfire . :y
Had a couple of hours more to myself so decided to have a go at this "Claying " malarky .....
I bought a Meguirs kit some two years ago but was very sceptical as to what it would achieve .
Anyway , I'm impressed . Paint surface is glass smooth and after polishing the car with Auto Glym super resin it certainly shines . Well worth the effort.
This is a poor photo as it was raining outside but it shows the results on the roof.
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t261/olympia5776/Omega/100_0697_00.jpg)

 :-?

for once I tought I'm looking a 16 th century galleon ;D

good work :y
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Post by: DaveA on 25 July 2011, 16:30:23
Went to Heathrow yesterday to pick my niece up, brimmed tank, pumped tyres to load pressure and off I went. Did journey there and back in 4 hours 15 minuets, (not including waiting ages for niece to come through customs), 248mls brimmed tank this morning, it took 36.5lts that's about 32 mph. Dashboard was telling me I averaged 38.6 mpg?????  Who's maths are wrong mine or the cars 8-) 8-) :'(   
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 July 2011, 18:00:17
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Went to Heathrow yesterday to pick my niece up, brimmed tank, pumped tyres to load pressure and off I went. Did journey there and back in 4 hours 15 minuets, (not including waiting ages for niece to come through customs), 248mls brimmed tank this morning, it took 36.5lts that's about 32 mph. Dashboard was telling me I averaged 38.6 mpg?????  Who's maths are wrong mine or the cars 8-) 8-) :'(   
Did you reset FC before journey?
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Post by: ninjapirate on 25 July 2011, 18:53:00
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Went to Heathrow yesterday to pick my niece up, brimmed tank, pumped tyres to load pressure and off I went. Did journey there and back in 4 hours 15 minuets, (not including waiting ages for niece to come through customs), 248mls brimmed tank this morning, it took 36.5lts that's about 32 mph. Dashboard was telling me I averaged 38.6 mpg?????  Who's maths are wrong mine or the cars 8-) 8-) :'(   

i cant get anywhere near that in my 2.2 manual lol long trip, behaving myself 32mpg at best

http://www.fuel-economy.co.uk/calc.shtml  see what that says you done
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 25 July 2011, 18:55:32
i drove back from brum airport yesterday. brimmed her with juice, pumped up tyres, checked oil and water and cleaned her. all great.

now i got to attend to the wheel arch rust (AGAIN!!!!), get the obstruction out so the rear passenger window goes up and down properly  ::) and then fit my replacement ECU.

Ill have all that done within a decade i reckon  ;D
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Post by: Ken T on 25 July 2011, 19:52:06
I changed the plugs....what a battle :D.

I also change the oil, but couldn't get the oil filter off due to it being torqued up something fierce. I'll perhaps take it to a service station and watch them struggle.  :y


My oil leak is....  :'( :'( :'(

Ken
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Post by: RobG on 25 July 2011, 19:58:00
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I changed the plugs....what a battle :D.

I also change the oil, but couldn't get the oil filter off due to it being torqued up something fierce. I'll perhaps take it to a service station and watch them struggle.  :y


My oil leak is....  :'( :'( :'(

Ken
Turning it the right way :question
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Post by: Ken T on 25 July 2011, 21:24:13
I hope so, anticlockwise ?

Ken
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Post by: DaveA on 26 July 2011, 08:50:10
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Went to Heathrow yesterday to pick my niece up, brimmed tank, pumped tyres to load pressure and off I went. Did journey there and back in 4 hours 15 minuets, (not including waiting ages for niece to come through customs), 248mls brimmed tank this morning, it took 36.5lts that's about 32 mph. Dashboard was telling me I averaged 38.6 mpg?????  Who's maths are wrong mine or the cars 8-) 8-) :'(   
Did you reset FC before journey?

Hope it's not a daft question, whats' the FC??

That's average 32 MPG  not MPH, by the way :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 26 July 2011, 21:45:53
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Went to Heathrow yesterday to pick my niece up, brimmed tank, pumped tyres to load pressure and off I went. Did journey there and back in 4 hours 15 minuets, (not including waiting ages for niece to come through customs), 248mls brimmed tank this morning, it took 36.5lts that's about 32 mph. Dashboard was telling me I averaged 38.6 mpg?????  Who's maths are wrong mine or the cars 8-) 8-) :'(   
Did you reset FC before journey?

Hope it's not a daft question, whats' the FC??

That's average 32 MPG  not MPH, by the way :y
Fuel Computer. ie, MID/GID/CID
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Post by: TheBoy on 26 July 2011, 21:48:50
Repaired a keyfob for TheDaddy, as the poor sod can't lock his car. Reckon somebody has already had a fair hack it it previously, so we'll have to wait and see if it holds.  Didn't want to spend too long on it, easier just to give him another and program it up than waste more than and hour on it.

Whilst I had the iron out, replaced the switches in one of TBE's fobs.  Had the switches for over a year - it was one of my first planned jobs for it, but only just got around to it ::)
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Post by: TheDaddy on 27 July 2011, 13:31:17
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Repaired a keyfob for TheDaddy, as the poor sod can't lock his car. Reckon somebody has already had a fair hack it it previously, so we'll have to wait and see if it holds.  Didn't want to spend too long on it, easier just to give him another and program it up than waste more than and hour on it.

Whilst I had the iron out, replaced the switches in one of TBE's fobs.  Had the switches for over a year - it was one of my first planned jobs for it, but only just got around to it ::)

You are the soldering king...... :o
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Post by: robmac on 27 July 2011, 13:38:26
did cambelt kit and aircon condensor today and yesterday. lovely to hear it fire up after a nightmare getting the cams to line up properly, many times i had to remove the belt and start over again but got there in the end. getting aircon gassed up tomorrow afternoon so hopefully that'll be two jobs sorted now. :y
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 27 July 2011, 15:21:22
Gained a 12 month ticket on it!
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 July 2011, 18:55:01
Fixed TheDaddy's other fob
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Post by: Jimbob on 27 July 2011, 19:59:58
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Gained a 12 month ticket on it!


Me too!  well 12.5 month here  :D
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Post by: Entwood on 27 July 2011, 20:04:53
Roof rack, top box, bike racks fitted (and filled !!  :)  )

Boot filled, backseat half full... left room for the cold box which is cooling down on mains overnight before going to 12V on the back seat .. must have cold beer on arrival ....  :)

Yup .. that time of year again ... off with the 'van to France ... see you all in a couple of weeks .. :)
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Post by: feeutfo on 27 July 2011, 22:48:23
Changed the oil and filter. Went surprisingly well, didn't spill any down me arm. But noticed play in pas side wheel baring. Which I had changed about 8 months ago. >:(

So, wheel off, cap off, wheel on, big bar on Halfords ratchet. No chance. Bigger bar on Halfords ratchet, still no chance. Removed the nut, greased it, tried again, no chance. Removed double section jack handle placed inside the bar on Ratchet, almost 1.5 meters of leverage... snapped the extent ion needed for the ratchet to clear the wheel. Perhaps not surprisingly.

Still play in the baring. 'dangle berries'.

New baring time I think.
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Post by: RobG on 27 July 2011, 22:54:45
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Roof rack, top box, bike racks fitted (and filled !!  :)  )

Boot filled, backseat half full... left room for the cold box which is cooling down on mains overnight before going to 12V on the back seat .. must have cold beer on arrival ....  :)

Yup .. that time of year again ... off with the 'van to France ... see you all in a couple of weeks .. :)
Enjoy Nige :y
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Post by: Andy B on 27 July 2011, 22:57:26
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Yup .. that time of year again ... off with the 'van to France ... see you all in a couple of weeks .. :)

Enjoy your holiday  :y :y :y
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Post by: albitz on 28 July 2011, 00:27:08
Touched up a few stone chips - wasnt time for much
else as I had one of my rare days out at the shops in Colchester.
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Post by: Martin_1962 on 28 July 2011, 15:02:30
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Crapis were a psuedo sports car for posers.A Cortina in drag, with that long bonnet/ front end giving built in terminal understeer. Give me a well sorted Avenger over a crapi any day - and I have owned both and driven many examples of both. :y

Yeah, I think I'd go along with all of that. :y

Mate of mine used to have a nice Avenger Tiger with a pair of dell'ortos. :-*

Really? Tigers should have Webers!

I have a feeling it had a pair of Strombergs on when he got it, and he fitted them, so possible it wasn't entirely authentic. ;)


Some hade Strombergs - pair of 1.5 - fitted to GT Tiger had twin 40DCOE

Avenger and Sunbeam lumps were the same Ti was a Tiger 1600
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Post by: Martin_1962 on 28 July 2011, 15:03:25
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And with uprated front struts/ springs on the front and spax adjustables/ stiffer springs at the rear they could be made to handle quite nicely (within the limitations of the basic design) and were, in their day, a reasonably competitive rally car. :y
Martin Imber is going to love this..... ::) ;D


When I was in hospital being dismantled :o :o
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Post by: robmac on 28 July 2011, 17:38:57
had the aircon refilled after replacing the condensor yesterday. all properly done this time, not like shit fit do it. sniff tested and no leaks. ice cold now!!! result. :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 July 2011, 18:36:36
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Changed the oil and filter. Went surprisingly well, didn't spill any down me arm. But noticed play in pas side wheel baring. Which I had changed about 8 months ago. >:(

So, wheel off, cap off, wheel on, big bar on Halfords ratchet. No chance. Bigger bar on Halfords ratchet, still no chance. Removed the nut, greased it, tried again, no chance. Removed double section jack handle placed inside the bar on Ratchet, almost 1.5 meters of leverage... snapped the extent ion needed for the ratchet to clear the wheel. Perhaps not surprisingly.

Still play in the baring. 'dangle berries'.

New baring time I think.
That reminds me, I need to take back that adapter I broke on TheDaddy's exhaust.  If I can find it in the garage  :-[
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Post by: albitz on 28 July 2011, 18:57:17
Did some serious paintwork renovation on an MX5.Owner was well pleased. :)
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 28 July 2011, 19:58:18
installed an extra fuel check valve in the tank just after the pump..

still no joy.. it starts after 5th-6th crank >:( >:( >:( :(
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Post by: Omegatoy on 29 July 2011, 17:30:15
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installed an extra fuel check valve in the tank just after the pump..

still no joy.. it starts after 5th-6th crank >:( >:( >:( :(

Bummer!! may be a bit of useless info here though, on the older gm stragiht sixes, this was often caused by the fuel pump relay getting tired, dont know if they are expensive there or not Cem but it may be worth a try?
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Post by: feeutfo on 29 July 2011, 18:27:09
Washed dried(so much easier with decent car shampoo) polished a few more panels.
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Post by: TheBoy on 29 July 2011, 18:31:01
Changed to oil on the silver bullet, it was a bit overdue :(
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Post by: henryd on 29 July 2011, 19:05:23
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installed an extra fuel check valve in the tank just after the pump..

still no joy.. it starts after 5th-6th crank >:( >:( >:( :(

Bummer!! may be a bit of useless info here though, on the older gm stragiht sixes, this was often caused by the fuel pump relay getting tired, dont know if they are expensive there or not Cem but it may be worth a try?

Injection cavaliers used to suffer from that as well, probably the same relay :-?
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Post by: TheBoy on 29 July 2011, 19:22:33
All early vauxhall injection cars used to suffer knackered fuel pump relays
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Post by: Martin_1962 on 29 July 2011, 23:53:29
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All early vauxhall injection cars used to suffer knackered fuel pump relays


And my old Carlton 2.0 GLi
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Post by: noel on 30 July 2011, 06:29:55
and my old astra gte too.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 30 July 2011, 08:13:12
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installed an extra fuel check valve in the tank just after the pump..

still no joy.. it starts after 5th-6th crank >:( >:( >:( :(

Bummer!! may be a bit of useless info here though, on the older gm stragiht sixes, this was often caused by the fuel pump relay getting tired, dont know if they are expensive there or not Cem but it may be worth a try?

changed list..
brand new gm fuel pump 230 £ ouch..(it hurts and thats not the list price)
new crank sensor 60 £
fuel relay-main relay (twin purples) 25 £
fuel regulator 20 £
injector cleaning and pressure tests 40 £
check valve .. (free)

and now this
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x80/mecdv6/Fotoraf0558.jpg)

dont know the name for it , price 25£ approx..

now a bit better starts at the 4 th crank when cold..will see when hot today.. :-/

sparks all new..(ngk 4 electrode)
sparks checked .. its ok..

interestingly if I pull icv hose and maf socket it starts immediately..

and once started it pulls like a train.. yesterday even at 80 kms/hr (traction control on-2 gear ) rear was hardly controllable.. ;D
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 30 July 2011, 08:22:54
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All early vauxhall injection cars used to suffer knackered fuel pump relays

I'm a bit suspicious about relay box and ecu..

no way.. I'll dig deeper.. it must start at least at the second crank..
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Post by: noel on 31 July 2011, 08:36:02
disconnected power sounder to be on the safe side,cleaned the scuttle drains,and checked pollen filter whilst in there. ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 August 2011, 07:50:00
Realised I'd wrecked the tyres on the Elite.

Its a double edged sword - on one respect, its good to get rid of those god awful, useless, hopeless, crappy, slipery pointless Michelin Pilot Sport 2 :D

However, it is forcing me to make a decision I was not ready to make  :'(
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 August 2011, 09:18:24
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Realised I'd wrecked the tyres on the Elite.

Its a double edged sword - on one respect, its good to get rid of those god awful, useless, hopeless, crappy, slipery pointless Michelin Pilot Sport 2 :D

However, it is forcing me to make a decision I was not ready to make  :'(

if their surface hardened, it may be worth to try chemical softeners,  they are not that bad tires :-/

2 days ago I washed my tires surface with detergent as they were covered with oil from services .. even that made a big difference
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 August 2011, 10:20:19
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Realised I'd wrecked the tyres on the Elite.

Its a double edged sword - on one respect, its good to get rid of those god awful, useless, hopeless, crappy, slipery pointless Michelin Pilot Sport 2 :D

However, it is forcing me to make a decision I was not ready to make  :'(

if their surface hardened, it may be worth to try chemical softeners,  they are not that bad tires :-/

2 days ago I washed my tires surface with detergent as they were covered with oil from services .. even that made a big difference
Strips of canvas are poking out.  I don't think any amount of chemical will help that cem ;D

 ::)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 01 August 2011, 23:53:29
Got it back today. Nice and shiny slam panel welded in and painted. :y

Just got to re build the rest of it now. ::) hopefully back up and running by the weekend, then just bonnet and wings to repaint. :y
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Post by: Shackeng on 02 August 2011, 20:56:25
Changed the wishbones on the TD, and as any TD owner knows, the pax side rear bush bolt is a pita due to the two rubber pipes usefully positioned just above the bolt head ensuring maximum difficulty in fitting the socket on the head! >:( >:( >:( :-X :-X :-X :y
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 02 August 2011, 21:29:38
fixing my rusty wheel arch at the weekend...........................AGAIN  ;D

any one got any tips on how to get the spray even from a spray can?  :)
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Post by: albitz on 02 August 2011, 23:45:23
Be patient, several light coats and build it up. Get a can of blend from your local pint factors and spray it around the edge of the area youve sprayed immediately after spraying.Then a rub down with 2000 grade wet& dry dipped in soapy water.
Then repeat the process with a few coats of lacquer. I get acceptable results from spraying smallish areas using this method. :y
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Post by: rbrueford on 03 August 2011, 00:08:10
Erm, todays fun :)
Change the wood effect trim to carbon effect trim (cleaned the inside up no end, kinda taken a few years off the age of the car)
Replaced n/s speaker as it was a bit wooly and farting a bit. Only had the single connection so no tweeter however, i can live with that :)
and thats about it :)
Oh, and replace the spare 20amp fuse that i put in to mend the steering lol
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Post by: albitz on 03 August 2011, 00:12:45
Touched up the rest of  the stonechips,hopfully tomorrow wash,G3/DA treatment. The wash again and polish.
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 03 August 2011, 14:00:10
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All early vauxhall injection cars used to suffer knackered fuel pump relays

I'm a bit suspicious about relay box and ecu..

no way.. I'll dig deeper.. it must start at least at the second crank..

Check the idle valve and also check the throttle butterflies are fully closing.
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Post by: TheBoy on 03 August 2011, 19:17:40
Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
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Post by: albitz on 03 August 2011, 21:23:00
Just started washing it and it started p1ssing down with rain. >:(
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Post by: twiglet on 03 August 2011, 21:31:57
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Just started washing it and it started p1ssing down with rain. >:(

I always try and was mine in the rain! The soft water doesn't leave any water marks, so no need to dry the car and less chance of marring the paintwork!!  :y
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Post by: albitz on 03 August 2011, 21:41:15
Thats mental. :D ;D ;D
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Post by: twiglet on 03 August 2011, 21:45:42
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Thats mental. :D ;D ;D

Funny, my neighbours say exactly the same thing!!  :D :o
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 03 August 2011, 22:13:53
Topped up coolant after recent coolant and waterpump change. Washed polished and waxed so looking bang tidy ;D
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Post by: twiglet on 03 August 2011, 23:00:40
Made up an 'On Tow' sign, tested my new magnetic rear light clusters and assembled my new towing A-frame, ready for a little trip on Friday with Albs!  ;D ::) :-X
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 03 August 2011, 23:10:23
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Be patient, several light coats and build it up. Get a can of blend from your local pint factors and spray it around the edge of the area youve sprayed immediately after spraying.Then a rub down with 2000 grade wet& dry dipped in soapy water.
Then repeat the process with a few coats of lacquer. I get acceptable results from spraying smallish areas using this method. :y


cheers albs... so the little and often approach  :y :y :y :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 04 August 2011, 09:39:17
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Just started washing it and it started p1ssing down with rain. >:(
Shame, I'm sat in shade as it's too hot...
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Post by: Lazydocker on 04 August 2011, 10:45:45
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Just started washing it and it started p1ssing down with rain. >:(
Shame, I'm sat in shade as it's too hot...
Can go right off some people >:(

Mind you, we had to move to the shade yesterday lunchtime because it was too hot in the courtyard garden we were sat in for lunch :o

Took our little nephew up the coast for a picnic last night and we were still sat on the beach in shorts at nearly 9! :y
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Post by: johnnycboy on 04 August 2011, 19:07:09
I got the LPG registered  :y and just awaiting the insurance company cost for admin to put on a modification  >:(

The beast now runs like a dream but cheaper. ;)
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 04 August 2011, 19:09:15
Got the battery replaced under warranty from the local motor factors.
My shed is now mobile again  :)
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Post by: albitz on 04 August 2011, 19:20:42
Destroyed my n/s/r tyre - see seperate thread. :D ;D
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 05 August 2011, 21:47:49
Finally fixed the beastie. 8-) Bumper sits about 1/4" low but all the other gaps are spot on. Just got to get it painted, sort the drop links, front wheel alignment and two front tyres... ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 07 August 2011, 10:49:16
Loaded a ladder on the roof bars and managed to put slight ding in the c pillar.  >:(

'dangle berries'.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 07 August 2011, 11:18:37
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Loaded a ladder on the roof bars and managed to put slight ding in the c pillar.  >:(

'dangle berries'.

Oh arse! :'( :'(

Another bit for the bodyshop when you've finished getting it ready ::)
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Post by: albitz on 07 August 2011, 11:28:48
Yesterday - washed it then out came the mop and G3 - gave the whole car a once over.
Today - so far, removed  breaked tyre from rim, and hopefully later -  polish,clean glass,hoover interior
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 11:41:24
Had a fault with the  Low beam field vision for the last two years and thought i may have solved it by fitting a replacement headlamp adjuster behind the ' suspect' light untill Jimbob mentioned at the mini meet yesterday it was the wrong one so i fitted it to the other side and hey presto the  CHECK warning is no more... Happy days indeed..... Oooo I could burst into tears now ;D
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Post by: Jimbob on 07 August 2011, 11:46:08
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Had a fault with the  Low beam field vision for the last two years and thought i may have solved it by fitting a replacement headlamp adjuster behind the ' suspect' light untill Jimbob mentioned at the mini meet yesterday it was the wrong one so i fitted it to the other side and hey presto the  CHECK warning is no more... Happy days indeed..... Oooo I could burst into tears now ;D


Good result mate, well done  :y
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 11:50:53
Eeeeee if you where a woman i'd give you a kiss Jimbob but coz your a bloke i wont bother ;D
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 11:55:32
Next job is the steering idler...... difficult job to do guys?
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Post by: Jimbob on 07 August 2011, 12:01:36
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Next job is the steering idler...... difficult job to do guys?


can be tricky to remove.

If you want your light levelling and codes checking, you know where I am  :y
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Post by: Andy B on 07 August 2011, 12:02:39
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Next job is the steering idler...... difficult job to do guys?

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1268602974
Ball joints can sometimes be difficult to split  :-/
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 12:03:22
When would be good for you Jimbob? today perhaps?
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Post by: Jimbob on 07 August 2011, 12:04:37
yup, anytime after 4 is fine  :y
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 12:06:38
Right you are then Jimbob i'll pop over about 5pm if thats ok?
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 07 August 2011, 12:47:25
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All early vauxhall injection cars used to suffer knackered fuel pump relays

I'm a bit suspicious about relay box and ecu..

no way.. I'll dig deeper.. it must start at least at the second crank..

Check the idle valve and also check the throttle butterflies are fully closing.

will do :y

Cheers
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Post by: Jimbob on 07 August 2011, 13:26:59
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Right you are then Jimbob i'll pop over about 5pm if thats ok?

Yes, although im home now...so anytime  you like :y
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Post by: vauxsull on 07 August 2011, 14:35:51
just sent you a text Jimbob..
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 09 August 2011, 19:18:30
Just going out to fix my rust now  ;D

ill be back in 5 when ive buggered it up again hahahaha  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: robbo2345 on 09 August 2011, 19:41:26
Well finally fitted the towbar (as purchased from the dark one ) :y after cleaning it up and repainting it replaced the poly lock bolts with new ones and all electrics connected etc total job took 8 hours :'( :'( :-[ 
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Post by: BlueBridge on 10 August 2011, 00:16:12
Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 10 August 2011, 00:22:43
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Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money


gutted mate. a wax 'n' polish normaly helps when buying points from the mot man!!!  :'(
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Post by: BlueBridge on 10 August 2011, 00:24:48
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Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money


gutted mate. a wax 'n' polish normaly helps when buying points from the mot man!!!  :'(
Thats what I was hoping ;)
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 10 August 2011, 00:28:36
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Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money


gutted mate. a wax 'n' polish normaly helps when buying points from the mot man!!!  :'(
Thats what I was hoping ;)

so a corroded break pipe.....sounds bad.... is that serious? and just out of interest is it a lot of dosh to fix?
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Post by: Oh on 10 August 2011, 01:45:39
washed and waxed the eclipse. I need to find a good product to clean the chrome wheels. Any advice?
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Post by: BlueBridge on 10 August 2011, 02:21:55
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Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money


gutted mate. a wax 'n' polish normaly helps when buying points from the mot man!!!  :'(
Thats what I was hoping ;)

so a corroded break pipe.....sounds bad.... is that serious? and just out of interest is it a lot of dosh to fix?
They want £204.00  ;D
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Post by: BlueBridge on 10 August 2011, 02:22:28
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Gave her a good wash yesterday in readiness for today's MOT and.............. it failed :'(
hand brake and corroded brake pipe, and they (Lookers) want silly money


gutted mate. a wax 'n' polish normaly helps when buying points from the mot man!!!  :'(
Thats what I was hoping ;)

so a corroded break pipe.....sounds bad.... is that serious? and just out of interest is it a lot of dosh to fix?
They want £204.00  ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 August 2011, 19:27:16
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week
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Post by: Lazydocker on 11 August 2011, 19:38:08
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week

Evening! :y :y :y

A good time was had I trust? :-?
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 August 2011, 19:50:41
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week

Evening! :y :y :y

A good time was had I trust? :-?
A few days away from OOF is always a good thing :y. Chilled, calm, all toys back in the pram :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 11 August 2011, 20:03:52
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week

Evening! :y :y :y

A good time was had I trust? :-?
A few days away from OOF is always a good thing :y. Chilled, calm, all toys back in the pram :y

That's what we like to hear :y :y
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 11 August 2011, 20:21:35
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week


i like the focus :)
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Post by: Shackeng on 11 August 2011, 22:50:08
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week

Evening! :y :y :y

A good time was had I trust? :-?
A few days away from OOF is always a good thing :y. Chilled, calm, all toys back in the pram :y

I hadn't realised Mothercare was on your 'To loot' list. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::) :y
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Post by: albitz on 11 August 2011, 23:08:51
Removed the other rear tyre from its rim and put  another pair of tyres on both rims. Sweating like a pig now.Im getting too old for it. ::) ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 12 August 2011, 08:21:46
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Removed the other rear tyre from its rim and put  another pair of tyres on both rims. Sweating like a pig now.Im getting too old for it. ::) ;D

Stop being so tight and take it to the garage then :-X :-X :P :P :D :D
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Post by: johnnygo on 12 August 2011, 13:42:30
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Removed the other rear tyre from its rim and put  another pair of tyres on both rims. Sweating like a pig now.Im getting too old for it. ::) ;D

Stop being so tight and take it to the garage then :-X :-X :P :P :D :D

Hahaha, sounds like a good plan!!
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Post by: Jimbob on 12 August 2011, 14:26:29
On mine....waited for the AA to change a tyre on the A55 (very busy, very fast dual carriage way) after a blow out - new tyre and wheel required  :'(

On hers..

Oil and filter change
top up fluids
fix rear numberplate fitting
clear scuttle drain
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 August 2011, 14:55:08
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week


i like the focus :)
It the biggest heap of junk ever made, bar the Escort it replaced. Gutless engines, unpredictable handling, brakes that wouldn't stop a wheelbarrow, and suspension that knocks your fillings out.

Its one of the few cars I get really apprehensive about driving, normally to the point of refusing.

I'd rather drive Gayboy's Omega on Falkens than have to drive a shitbox Focus.
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Post by: feeutfo on 12 August 2011, 16:15:27
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Gave it a hiding to Birmingham... ::)
Yesterday, gave it a more gentle, though possibly still illegal, cruise back from Birmingham.

Far nicer to drive than that crappy, horrible, nasty Focus I've had all week


i like the focus :)
It the biggest heap of junk ever made, bar the Escort it replaced. Gutless engines, unpredictable handling, brakes that wouldn't stop a wheelbarrow, and suspension that knocks your fillings out.

Its one of the few cars I get really apprehensive about driving, normally to the point of refusing.

I'd rather drive Gayboy's Omega on Falkens than have to drive a shitbox Focus.
Lordy, that is bad!

Although who is this gay boy of which you speak...?
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Post by: deltaman on 12 August 2011, 16:45:25
Had a set of spring assisters fitted to see if that will help when towing the caravan, back end sagged a bit when hooked up despite new springs fitted earlier.
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Post by: Auto Addict on 12 August 2011, 17:30:34
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Had a set of spring assisters fitted to see if that will help when towing the caravan, back end sagged a bit when hooked up despite new springs fitted earlier.

Made quite a difference on mine.
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 August 2011, 17:39:24
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Had a set of spring assisters fitted to see if that will help when towing the caravan, back end sagged a bit when hooked up despite new springs fitted earlier.
Dont rule out duff shocks, as a noseweight of 75kg shouldn't make too much difference
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Post by: Guffer on 13 August 2011, 20:02:59
Replaced front shocks (B4s) springs (MV6) wishbones (poly'd) droplinks and rollbar bushes (poly)

A bigger job than it seems when doing all together, I'm knackered!

Monday, trip to WIM and then a ragging on the way home.  I left a P reg BMW for smoke the other day and I want to do it to him again  ;D ;D

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Post by: Vamps on 13 August 2011, 21:00:07
Removed a faulty coil pack, waiting for a replacement to arrive....... :)
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Post by: albitz on 13 August 2011, 21:18:31
Havent actually done anything to it, but apparently Ive bought another one. ::) ;D :-X
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Post by: RobG on 13 August 2011, 22:40:26
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Havent actually done anything to it, but apparently Ive bought another one. ::) ;D :-X
Commission 8-)
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Post by: twiglet on 13 August 2011, 22:41:12
Took it for MOT... Failed!  >:( Nothing major, just handbrake and rear pads. But I had to order the parts so I couldn't get the pass ticket today. Was gonna give her a good clean up when I got back, but wasn't in the mood.  :( It's amazing what an MOT fail does to ya!  ::)
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Post by: albitz on 13 August 2011, 22:48:36
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Havent actually done anything to it, but apparently Ive bought another one. ::) ;D :-X
Commission 8-)

Usual 30% OK Rob ? :y
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Post by: albitz on 13 August 2011, 22:50:05
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Took it for MOT... Failed!  >:( Nothing major, just handbrake and rear pads. But I had to order the parts so I couldn't get the pass ticket today. Was gonna give her a good clean up when I got back, but wasn't in the mood.  :( It's amazing what an MOT fail does to ya!  ::)

You must have been depressed if you didnt pamper Black beauty when you got home. :o ;D ;D
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Post by: twiglet on 13 August 2011, 22:55:34
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Took it for MOT... Failed!  >:( Nothing major, just handbrake and rear pads. But I had to order the parts so I couldn't get the pass ticket today. Was gonna give her a good clean up when I got back, but wasn't in the mood.  :( It's amazing what an MOT fail does to ya!  ::)

You must have been depressed if you didnt pamper Black beauty when you got home. :o ;D ;D

Well, maybe a little.  ::) Plus I was thinking that with what I need to do with the car on Monday, it probably makes sense to wait until afterwards before I give her a proper clean up!  :y
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Post by: albitz on 13 August 2011, 22:56:28
Your slacking. ::) ;D
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Post by: RobG on 13 August 2011, 23:05:28
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Havent actually done anything to it, but apparently Ive bought another one. ::) ;D :-X
Commission 8-)

Usual 30% OK Rob ? :y
Is this legally binding, Yes :question :D
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Post by: albitz on 13 August 2011, 23:14:43
Yes - if you can tell me to the nearest penny, what 30% of three fifths of break all is. :y :D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 16 August 2011, 17:11:51
Yesterday - Change the drivers door for a much nicer one - thanks to Twiglet.
Had the screen changed for an almost new one - Thanks to Twiglet and his windscreen fitter mate.
Today - Had my HID,s aligned, as they were far too high, which is never a good thing.
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Post by: twiglet on 16 August 2011, 19:14:27
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Yesterday - Change the drivers door for a much nicer one - thanks to Twiglet.
Had the screen changed for an almost new one - Thanks to Twiglet and his windscreen fitter mate.
Today - Had my HID,s aligned, as they were far too high, which is never a good thing.

 ;D :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 16 August 2011, 19:57:20
Had the Aircon regassed by a chap I trust (local chap who has done all the aircon work on my cars).

Nice and cool now!

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Post by: pirate on 16 August 2011, 21:15:31
put a pair of pirrelli rosso on the front so got some grip now.235/45r/17 nice much smoother than the federal crap that was on .working on the replacement hids,or may go for smoked lights not sure yet,going to a mates in a two weeks time for a bit of paint corner of door and some bubbles,
waiting for sun shades to arrive from the states.and a big lump of kit to go under the bonnet from germany he he .
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Post by: Ian_D on 17 August 2011, 00:24:37
About 30 mins ago, came home in the Omega...

Gave it a LOT more stick than normal, and had a big smile on my face and though 'hmm... I will keep it a bit longer'  :y

Goes round roundabouts and bends like its on rails - even when pushed!  :o

Think I need to give it a wash, and I've a few little mod's that im wanting to do - and since I've lost my job :(, I should have a bit more time on my hands :)

Then its time for some photos... :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 17 August 2011, 22:58:40
Swapped wheels front to back on Sunday, fitted new coil PAC yesterday, fitted new lambda today.

Everyday it's either jacked up or the bonnets up.... Or I'm cleaning it, or some sort of upgrade is going on somewhere.

Neighbors must think omegas are crap.  ;D

Brakes front and back, and irmscher Chav bodywork still to sort out, by then it'll need another oil change. Onandonandon it goes.

Will it ever end...?  ;D
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Post by: Andy B on 17 August 2011, 23:21:02
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... and since I've lost my job :(,  ......

Good luck with the job search.  :y :y :y
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Post by: Ken T on 17 August 2011, 23:28:43
Replaced the rear indicators ( MOT advisory, not yellow enough  :-X ) and one brake light. Beware Halfrauds bulb selection guide for Migs is totally wrong.

Ken
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Post by: Osprey on 17 August 2011, 23:36:41
In my experience, beware Helfrauds' bulbs full stop.  Even the correct ones caused constant warning messages for me. 
 >:(
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Post by: noel on 18 August 2011, 07:13:20
took mig on family camping trip suffered gearbox failure when down here so now waiting till friday to get recovered home so i can sort her out again :o
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Post by: dbug on 19 August 2011, 18:55:45
Saloon - fitted new front pads and sensors, checked steering and suspension for play, checked exhaust, checked rear pads ok, checked autobox atf level.
Estate - checked front pads ok, fitted new drop links, checked steering and suspension for play, checked exhaust, checked rear pads ok, checked autobox atf level.


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Post by: geoff on 19 August 2011, 20:06:21
dis pack and sealed wiper scuttle panel corretly(which was a pain in the backside) :y :y
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Post by: Jimbob on 20 August 2011, 21:34:39
After her car did us proud on holiday...

Treated it to a full valet..

Hoover, and inside glass and surface clean
Treated outside with TFR
hose powered brush clean to remove the worst
Wheel scrub / clean
wash mit wash with good shampoo
dry
colour tinted polish
wax.

Doesnt half come up well  :D, must be a good 6 months since it was last done.

Doesnt
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Post by: dbug on 24 August 2011, 16:54:29
Oil and filter change on both.
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Post by: Andy B on 24 August 2011, 17:17:02
Not my car, but eventually managed to get the rear brake drums off just, to have a look. I started a couple of weeks ago but failed due to being rusted up solid on the centre hub.
Plusgas & a big (soft faced) knocking stick prevailed in the end.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 24 August 2011, 17:53:12
Nothing. Just drove it... aaah long may that continue.  ;D


...well, until either this or next weekend. Brakes and front wheel barings next. Sigh...

But that should be it for a while... until the exhaust falls off and that will start round two. Ding ding.  ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 24 August 2011, 17:57:41
Possibly shagged the gearbox. Opps daisy.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 24 August 2011, 18:05:58
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Possibly shagged the gearbox. Opps daisy.

Which one broke down and needed towing today then? :-X :-X ::) ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 24 August 2011, 18:13:39
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Possibly shagged the gearbox. Opps daisy.

Which one broke down and needed towing today then? :-X :-X ::) ::)
Guessing mv6...?  :(
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Post by: Andy B on 24 August 2011, 19:10:35
Just punctured my FOS tyre  :( :(
As above I was working on her car & left a socket drive male Torx upright on the drive. Went to collect No1 daughter from the bus station & just drove over it. Bugger!!
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Post by: RobG on 24 August 2011, 19:48:39
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Just punctured my FOS tyre  :( :(
As above I was working on her car & left a socket drive male Torx upright on the drive. Went to collect No1 daughter from the bust station & just drove over it. Bugger!!
Enlargement :D
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Post by: Andy B on 24 August 2011, 20:14:51
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Just punctured my FOS tyre  :( :(
As above I was working on her car & left a socket drive male Torx upright on the drive. Went to collect No1 daughter from the bust station & just drove over it. Bugger!!
Enlargement :D

Trust you!  ;D ;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 24 August 2011, 20:48:05
I reset the pesky airbag light (from when I had the drivers door loom unplugged and turned the ignition on). Ahh, no more annoying red light!

Bet the emissions light comes back on again now..  ;D
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 25 August 2011, 18:26:47
I have bought another Land Rover Discovery for Mrs.Loo-knee which I had to change all the door locking mechanism springs. The rear doors are easy but the fronts are such a pain in the rear, the window frame has to be lifted almost out to enable you  to remove the mechanism. It then takes 3 minutes to replace the spring then its refit time  :D

Had to order a track rod end so thats for tomorrow :y
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Post by: dazzerM on 25 August 2011, 19:40:12
Took the car to a garage for its pre MOT check and found out that I need to replace the brake hoses with braided as the brackets on the coil overs are to sharp for rubber  >:( >:( :-X

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Post by: Nick W on 25 August 2011, 20:06:11
Sewed up the loose threads on my steering wheel, which have been annoying me since I got the car.

Not the world's neatest job, as I seem to have mixed about 3 different stitches, but at least I don't have the bare leather edges rubbing against my thumb any longer.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 25 August 2011, 20:10:07
full geometry..

after the vacation steering was not ok..

and it turned out to be:

left front extra 5 grs
right front really bad, tire needed to turn around the wheel and some 20 grs
left rear 15 grs..
right rear no probs..
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Post by: noel on 25 August 2011, 20:29:25
took auto gearbox out of my v6 :D
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Post by: tunnie on 26 August 2011, 10:09:29
well yesterday.... new springs & shocks on the back:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/803897/Omega/Springs/SAM_1526.JPG)

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/803897/Omega/Springs/SAM_1524.JPG)
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Post by: omegaman2 on 26 August 2011, 14:20:44
put a new grille on
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 August 2011, 18:35:40
Had a moron in a lorrie knock a mirror off! Nfh.  >:(
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Post by: Jimbob on 26 August 2011, 19:12:33
Just finished Polybushing my year old lemforders
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 26 August 2011, 20:26:56
Being welding a mates 1988 Land Rover pick up looking thing.... Chassis had some serious steel worm  ::)
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Post by: albitz on 26 August 2011, 20:50:05
Dismantled  drivers side HID headlight, rebuilt it with an alloy adjuster.All hunky dory now.
It seems a shame to hide those alloy adjusters away inside a light unit.They are like little works of art. :)
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 27 August 2011, 16:49:42
Topped up Diff Oil and sorted noisy check strap :)
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Post by: henryd on 27 August 2011, 17:01:59
Gave mine a good wash and hoover out today,I haven't driven it for weeks so might take it home today
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Post by: noel on 27 August 2011, 17:33:11
put my new auto box in,took her for a test run & everything seems ok ;D.
will try her on a longer run tonight :y
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Post by: shadwell1981 on 27 August 2011, 17:40:19
changed n/s/f  and o/s/r central door locking black boxes (inop) and done the longest oil change ever! started at 9.30 and finished at 15.00 >:(, dont do one on bank hoilday weekend when the dealer gives you the wrong filter and you spend the day trawling leeds for the correct one!
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 27 August 2011, 18:19:55
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Being welding a mates 1988 Land Rover pick up looking thing.... Chassis had some serious steel worm  ::)

There all like that!   ;D
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Post by: Radar on 28 August 2011, 01:00:38
Did an oil and filter change and checked the diff. oil level which was surprisingly ok.
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Post by: TheBoy on 28 August 2011, 20:33:28
Discovered my wishbone bushes are breaked  >:(

But, at least the gearbox seems normal again, despite only taking a tiny amount of ATF (1l absolute max I reckon) :D
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Post by: Varche on 28 August 2011, 20:40:29
Changed the water pump, fixed the leak I have had.

then took it for a drive along the most glorious views from the most ghastly tracks. had to build the road up with rocks at one place just to get past.

Am a happy bunny ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Jimbob on 28 August 2011, 20:44:48
Oil & Filter change on FIL's C3 Picasso
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Post by: Lazydocker on 29 August 2011, 09:26:24
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Discovered my wishbone bushes are breaked  >:(

But, at least the gearbox seems normal again, despite only taking a tiny amount of ATF (1l absolute max I reckon) :D
Good news :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 29 August 2011, 09:29:06
Had some help with fitting a new rad on Saturday and it seems to have cured the hot running, although I won't know 100% until later today, but it looks like I've got a dodgy stat... Opens and shuts (by the feel of the rad hose) but car running exceptionally cool by the looks of it ::)
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Post by: TheBoy on 29 August 2011, 18:59:31
The good:
Fitted a new battery to the Kawasaki
Fitted a CID to TBE
Replaced F12 in TBE

The bad:
Lost the bike keys again  :-[
Explaining to my neighbour why the local BP ruins my tyres  :-[
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Post by: dad1uk on 29 August 2011, 20:43:21
Changed my heater Matrix.
Forgot to diconnect the battery so TB is going to sort that out at Newent  :y
Just need some spray glue to tidy the vinyl covering up.
It's not as good job as on the 'How to' but I'm pleased how it has worked out.
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Post by: TheBoy on 30 August 2011, 22:32:46
Scratched my head wondering where all that ATF under the car has come from. Cock.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 30 August 2011, 22:38:07
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Scratched my head wondering where all that ATF under the car has come from. Cock.
Time to swap the wheels over then ;)
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Post by: hotel21 on 30 August 2011, 22:50:50
Got a years ticket on the landy after a couple of hours of prep, fabrication, welding (with borrowed kit) and tidying up.  And that included ticket time.

Bring on the snow!!   ;D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 30 August 2011, 22:51:03
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Scratched my head wondering where all that ATF under the car has come from. Cock.
Time to swap the wheels over then ;)

Hope it's not time to wait until it's pi$$ing down then get the gazebo out again. ::)
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Post by: Jimbob on 31 August 2011, 13:30:02
Both Droplinks done - 3 out the 4 joints were quite loose...

and noticed drivers track rod has play  >:(
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Post by: Richie London on 31 August 2011, 15:45:41
mines still sitting in my mothers drive waiting for the gearbox to be changed. makes me sad everytime i go round there. just wanna get back to work and get some dosh to get it done.  :( :( :( :(
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Post by: albitz on 31 August 2011, 16:05:39
On Bluey the breaker today - removed driveshafts, diff,cats, gearbox,rad,A/C condenser,airbox,ABS ECU,,wiper motor & linkage and removed/ disconnected everything ready for the engine to come out. Just need to hire a hoist now and lift the lump out. :) Im absolutely cream crackered though. ::)
Some time between now and tue am, I need to change my rear shocks,springs,steering idler and not long after that the n/s camcover gaskets and a service.
Gonna be busy for a while. ::)
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 31 August 2011, 16:17:20
Removed the gearbox on my Scoob to get to the clutch.
I have taken a couple of pictures as the  flywheel had quite a few hotspots so thats now at the Skimming Mans   ;D
The pressure plate has a number of cracks in it from the heat I would imagine, good job i have a new one....
The bearing (spiggot bearing if I am not mistaken) makes a terrible sound when you spin it, so got one of those also.....
There is a bolt that i read about that holds the fork in place, a screw in cap behind the starter motor hides it, which then you need to screw a 6mm bolt into the tapped end so you can slide it out, which being honest i would be still there now perhaps ready to get the bottles on it   :D had I not known........
Hopefully all back together tomorrow... :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 31 August 2011, 17:57:20
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Scratched my head wondering where all that ATF under the car has come from. Cock.
Time to swap the wheels over then ;)

Hope it's not time to wait until it's pi$$ing down then get the gazebo out again. ::)
That can be arranged, Mr Wood :P
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 September 2011, 18:40:23
Been under the mv6 today, got covered in ATF, so kicked it.
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Post by: aaronjb on 01 September 2011, 18:45:52
If you're ever down this way and want to borrow a pit (so as not to get covered in ATF, for example), you're welcome to stop by, TB ;)

Today I booked it in for an MOT tomorrow.. wonder if it'll pass?
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 September 2011, 18:53:24
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If you're ever down this way and want to borrow a pit (so as not to get covered in ATF, for example), you're welcome to stop by, TB ;)

Today I booked it in for an MOT tomorrow.. wonder if it'll pass?
Thanks. Only Newent is looking an ambitious journey in it :(
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Post by: hotel21 on 01 September 2011, 22:49:49
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Been under the mv6 today, got covered in ATF, so kicked it.

Sore toes?  Major question from the sartorial police is..... 

Did you have socks on with the sandals?   :o
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Post by: aaronjb on 02 September 2011, 13:27:13
The Omega had it's first MOT (under my stewardship) today.. passed with four minor advisories:

i) Rear brake pipes slightly corroded
ii) Front tyres worn on inner edges
iii) Rear tyres worn
iv) Sill covers fitted

Number 4 made me chuckle, and the others are easy fixes and stuff I had on my list anyway (besides the brake pipes). Time to call andyc and order some service parts!
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Post by: albitz on 03 September 2011, 15:01:30
Cant do a lot today as Im at work, but just changed the steering idler (needed for the MOT Tue. am) and am hoping to do a proper job of getting the o/s cat to centre box to seal.I put it together in a hurry a few weeks and its blowing a bit.
Just leaves rear springs and shocks to change before tues, which I might be able to do at work tomorrow, or if not, Monday.
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Post by: RobG on 03 September 2011, 15:04:55
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Cant do a lot today as Im at work, but just changed the steering idler (needed for the MOT Tue. am) and am hoping to do a proper job of getting the o/s cat to centre box to seal.I put it together in a hurry a few weeks and its blowing a bit.
Just leaves rear springs and shocks to change before tues, which I might be able to do at work tomorrow, or if not, Monday.
Cheats way, or dropping the diff :question
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Post by: Hannah Judes Dad on 03 September 2011, 15:59:05
Got peed off with it as it wouldn't start (again) must have an electrical fault somewhere as battery is not even two weeks old  :(
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Post by: 0795omega on 03 September 2011, 16:19:07
washed and waxed her,lots of looks when out and about then!!
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Post by: albitz on 03 September 2011, 16:26:20
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Cant do a lot today as Im at work, but just changed the steering idler (needed for the MOT Tue. am) and am hoping to do a proper job of getting the o/s cat to centre box to seal.I put it together in a hurry a few weeks and its blowing a bit.
Just leaves rear springs and shocks to change before tues, which I might be able to do at work tomorrow, or if not, Monday.
Cheats way, or dropping the diff :question

Tried various ways and dropping the diff seems easiest tbh. :y
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Post by: RobG on 04 September 2011, 19:22:27
Had Joshwyatt`s car on the drive. Stripped out seats, carpets, seatbelts, glovebox, fusebox cover, cubby hole, parcel shelf, doorcards and all lower black trims. Replaced with all the cream/beige stuff from the red Elite breaker. Thanks to Josh for his assistance.
Josh gotta sort airbag light now. All seats & plugs were like for like and the sodding light is staying on >:(
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Post by: aaronjb on 04 September 2011, 19:24:11
Nothing to the Omega.. got the Nissan out to get it ready for an MOT tomorrow and found that the nearside indicator bulb holder is defective, and tin worm has eaten a hole in the drivers sill :(

Can't decide what to do with it, now  :-/
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 07 September 2011, 18:30:16
Scoob passed its MOT today :y

Happy Days :) :) :)
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Post by: johnnycboy on 07 September 2011, 18:52:19
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Scoob passed its MOT today :y

Happy Days :) :) :)

 8-)  Luvley motor that one - if only I had the cash :-/
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 07 September 2011, 18:58:03
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Scoob passed its MOT today :y

Happy Days :) :) :)

 8-)  Luvley motor that one - if only I had the cash :-/

Cheers Johnny  :y
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Post by: sotmh on 07 September 2011, 20:28:38
after many attempts to get lobes at first cylinder pointing upwards, (as per Haynes)found it was not possible and therefore only as near as possible also got  cam sprockets on with teeth to be 4 tooth marks before TDC.  removed locking tool inadvertently before replacing timing belt and sprockets moved approximately two teeth marks. :-/ 

Does anyone know if this will cause a problem in anyway at all in resetting timing belt to be seated and setting timing :question

Can I ignore and continue.  I do not wan't to go through the whole procedure of resetting to four tooth belt as will have to release end caps etc. :exclamation
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Post by: johnnycboy on 08 September 2011, 12:32:44
Just replaced passenger sidelight bulb.  What a pita >:( until you know how :y

Took the headlight out in the end - its a lot easier 8-)
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Post by: Entwood on 08 September 2011, 20:08:34
Mrs E's shopping trolley - 51 plate Clio 1.4 - failed its MOT this morning .. :(

ARB Bolt sheared - fixed - new bolt a sod to fit ... had to jack the wishbone to level to get the bits to line up, then jack the ARB hard on to squeeze the rubber sufficiently to get the nut on !! :) £8

Brake imbalance - stripped, cleaned, reassembled both brake calipers, did the tricks Daz showed me at Newent .. brakes seem good now. £0

Steering rack inner ball joint excessive play - parts bought £97 and some more tools (Byron - I now own some ball joint splitters :) ) £30. Hope to do this next Thursday AM  :)

Emissions excessive CO at idle - misfire - Drove it like I stole it for 20 miles, stuck the GS500 on it and everything "looks" OK ... and no codes at all either stored or pending.... gonna stick some injector cleaner through it and take for a thrashing before it gets its retest - can't change the plugs as I've had to order a sparkplug tool from my local factors - £15 !! as nowt I've got works :(

Not a lot really ... but what did surprise me was the mileage .... she only did 1200 miles in the last year !!!!

 :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/
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Post by: TheBoy on 08 September 2011, 20:12:10
Entwood - is the lamda switching properly, wondering it its lazy, hence co issue
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Post by: Entwood on 08 September 2011, 20:19:48
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Entwood - is the lamda switching properly, wondering it its lazy, hence co issue

Never thought to check live data... as they are quite limited on the GS500 .. but I'll have a play tomorrow .. thanks for the tip :)
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Post by: geoffr70 on 08 September 2011, 21:43:43
Washed the Elite and tightened the handbrake. It's a beautiful car. Oh and put another coat of Hammerite on the inside and underside of rear arches after i stripped the rust away as a preventative measure before it gets too bad. I'll never part with it. I'll even sort the bodywork and respray it all when it gets  bit tired, better than getting a fwd egg carton shitbox shed. They could double the price of petrol but I'll still let the beast drink :y
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Post by: albitz on 08 September 2011, 21:47:52
Removed a centre tie rod.Pita job to do.Spent hours trying to seperate the steering knuckle from the bottom of the steering box, but finally admitted defeat and split the ball joint at the other end instead.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 08 September 2011, 21:48:00
saturday changed the rear shocks  for clio..
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Post by: henryd on 08 September 2011, 22:41:28
I think I might have sold mine today :D,got made an offer that I couldn't refuse pending a favourable insurance quote,should know tomorrow,then I can start looking for what I should have bought in the first place,a 3.2 as I've always found mine slightly lacking in the go department .
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Post by: Auto Addict on 09 September 2011, 08:05:06
Remembered to put the tyre pressures back to normal, after towing the caravan to Newent.
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Post by: TheBoy on 09 September 2011, 13:21:26
Sent Mrs TB to work in the MV6.

I neglected to mention the knackered gearbox and shot wishbone bushes....  ....I wonder if she'll notice?
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Post by: VXL V6 on 09 September 2011, 19:06:19
Looked at them both when I got home from work and seriously considered selling them
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Post by: Ian_D on 09 September 2011, 21:50:49
Swar at it a few times…

Need to nip out to B&Q. Pressed the ‘unlock button’ on the fob, and the central locking only JUST managed to open the doors… Opened the drivers door and looked at the interior light… Nothing, dead – wasn’t even glowing dimly. Used the car less than 5 days ago – was fine then.

Anyway, thanks to Ray (also a member on here – hence how I met him) gave me an old battery jumper pack thing last week. He said it all worked find apart from the air compressor. And he was right, I had the mig up and running in less than a minuet!  :y Thanks Ray  :y

I was VERY surprised that the jumper pack could start the Omega as it was a lot smaller than most jump models I’ve seen before (Its only got a 12v 10ah SLA Battery inside!!!). :o

Anyway, I’m now wondering why the battery has gone that flat. Especially since there’s also a second car battery in the boot (wired in parallel). Only thing I can think of, is that the PC in the boot must of somehow turned itself on. Hasn’t done this before though in the last year or so.

Oh well, never mind! I will stick it on charge all day tomorrow, and have a look.
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Post by: Andy B on 09 September 2011, 22:03:38
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How's this second battery wired? Like a caravan's leisure battery ie only connected when the engine is running via a split charge relay or hard wired together?
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Post by: feeutfo on 09 September 2011, 22:04:25
fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 September 2011, 07:38:33
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 September 2011, 07:39:14
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Looked at them both when I got home from work and seriously considered selling them
Both of yours, or one of yours and Mrs VXLV6
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Post by: VXL V6 on 10 September 2011, 10:42:55
Both of mine (the silver ornament and the silver slug).

Feeling slightly more positive today as I know i'd hate whatever I bought to replace them and having a spare car is very useful.
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Post by: feeutfo on 10 September 2011, 10:43:03
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
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Post by: Ian_D on 10 September 2011, 14:18:54
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... Especially since there’s also a second car battery in the boot (wired in parallel). Only thing I can think of, is that the PC in the boot must of somehow turned itself on. ....

How's this second battery wired? Like a caravan's leisure battery ie only connected when the engine is running via a split charge relay or hard wired together?

Hard wired together. So if PC did turn itself on somehow, even though it is powered by the rear battery, it would still drain the main battery  :(

I plan on adding a relay in the boot which will disconnect the link between the batterys when the engine is switched off... Eventually...
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 10 September 2011, 17:28:07
Had new wishbones and bushes fitted as my old ones were shot. Like a new car now :y
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Post by: Tonka. on 10 September 2011, 18:04:55
Replaced doughnut bushes today.  2.5 hours to do the pair. Shocked myself at that  :y
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Post by: TheDaddy on 10 September 2011, 21:31:09
Fitted set of Cat's to the Black Beastie kindly sorted by Albs.
Managed to get it done just before the rain started. :)
No probs and sorted out the car nicely.  :y

Just need to find where the oil leak is coming from now  :(
Running down from above the oil filter towards the back, so possibly cam cover. Will have to have a further look to confirm.
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Post by: albitz on 10 September 2011, 21:34:05
Glad your car is all sorted Tony. I changed the centre tie rod on mine today (failed MOT on it last week) and noticed an identical leak on mine. Had previously noticed some oil on manifold heat shield, so assuming camcover gasket. I got a genuine set (for one bank) from ebay a couple of weeks ago for just over a fiver. :)
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Post by: TheDaddy on 10 September 2011, 21:36:43
Checking ebay now... :y
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Post by: albitz on 10 September 2011, 22:44:47
I think it was a one off  - VX dealer having a clearout. :-/
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Post by: birdman on 10 September 2011, 23:30:25
reset dtc p0170 yet again,getting boring now, :'(
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 September 2011, 18:39:02
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
Tech2'd my Elite today for some bizarre reason (that you know abou), +3 and -7 :(
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Post by: TheBoy on 11 September 2011, 18:42:11
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Checking ebay now... :y
Try Andyc for a quote, at worse you can decide not to.

You need cam cover gasket and 8 o rings per side, and black sealant (some dealers may try to give you green, which is wrong.

I can't drive at the moment, so may not be able to come in for a couple of days, but will be on IM if you want to chat :y
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Post by: millwall on 11 September 2011, 19:03:43
sod all  cant be bothered tinkering on a sunday  although i really need to fit my bumper onto the miggy    theres always next week ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 11 September 2011, 23:25:27
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
Tech2'd my Elite today for some bizarre reason (that you know abou), +3 and -7 :(
Get Tilo to send you some new nozzles and drill to 2.3mm....? Although ot too bad an average...?  :-/
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 11 September 2011, 23:29:09
Lifted the bonnet and.. It's losing coolant. >:(

Probably from either the water pump or thermostat (both changed 2K ago). >:(
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 September 2011, 09:21:17
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
Tech2'd my Elite today for some bizarre reason (that you know abou), +3 and -7 :(
Get Tilo to send you some new nozzles and drill to 2.3mm....? Although ot too bad an average...?  :-/
Might do that, as I think its idle that knocks mine out TBH.

I occasionally get trim fault codes, but never enough to bring light on (25% IIRC brings on light, 20% stores code)
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Post by: feeutfo on 12 September 2011, 10:33:09
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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
Tech2'd my Elite today for some bizarre reason (that you know abou), +3 and -7 :(
Get Tilo to send you some new nozzles and drill to 2.3mm....? Although ot too bad an average...?  :-/
Might do that, as I think its idle that knocks mine out TBH.

I occasionally get trim fault codes, but never enough to bring light on (25% IIRC brings on light, 20% stores code)
Yep 25% brings the light on. Yours is doing better than mine did on 2.5 nozzles. I had hunting, grumpy starts, and trim codes galore, with almost guaranteed light on in 3 days of a code clear.
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Post by: albitz on 12 September 2011, 14:46:40
Finally got my years ticket, after changing the centre tie bar and swapping the new steering idler from Vauxhall parts warehouse for one from my breaker - because it was in very good condition and local dealers didnt have one in stock.
VXpartswarehouse have promised a full refund and have removed their ebay listing until they can get some more Lemforder stock, since I informed them that my two day old idler had produced an MOT advisory.
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Post by: Figureman52 on 12 September 2011, 19:46:51
Changed the droplinks.

Is it something I am missing, but I couldn't get a socket on the top nut, not enough clearance between the suspension strut and the bodywork. Had to use a spanner instead.
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 September 2011, 19:49:57
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Changed the droplinks.

Is it something I am missing, but I couldn't get a socket on the top nut, not enough clearance between the suspension strut and the bodywork. Had to use a spanner instead.
Thats why rachet spanners exist ;)
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Post by: Figureman52 on 12 September 2011, 20:24:03
I might have to get some of those. :)

How would you go about tightening to the correct torque if there isn't room for the torque wrench?
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Post by: VXL V6 on 12 September 2011, 20:25:36
Just did the last ones up to what I thought was tight enough!
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Post by: Figureman52 on 12 September 2011, 20:29:38
Fair enough, thats what I had to do. :y
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Post by: pirate on 12 September 2011, 20:37:36
fitted the shades to all rear windows after waiting over a month for them but well pleased fit a treat, makes the whole car look more agressive at a fraction of the cost of tinting. :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 12 September 2011, 21:27:52
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I might have to get some of those. :)

How would you go about tightening to the correct torque if there isn't room for the torque wrench?
Do them tight enough ;)
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Post by: feeutfo on 13 September 2011, 00:37:22
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fitted the shades to all rear windows after waiting over a month for them but well pleased fit a treat, makes the whole car look more agressive at a fraction of the cost of tinting. :y
Hello, what's all this then...? Pics? Or a link..?  :)
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 September 2011, 13:06:55
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I might have to get some of those. :)

How would you go about tightening to the correct torque if there isn't room for the torque wrench?
Do them tight enough ;)

So.. up until they shear off and then back them off half a turn? ;)
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Post by: albitz on 13 September 2011, 13:21:26
Similar to top mounting nut on shocks.20nm iirc. How are you supposed to torgue it up, when you have to hold the two flats on top of the shock with an adjustable or similar ? ::) :-/
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Post by: tunnie on 13 September 2011, 13:23:17
I usually just do it so a decent bit  & even both sides thread is showing from the shock bolt
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Post by: albitz on 13 September 2011, 13:26:27
Yup. :y
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Post by: twiglet on 13 September 2011, 18:51:56
Fitted a child seat, and loaded a buggy into the boot of the mum-bus Vectra!!  ;D :y
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Post by: Cliffo B on 13 September 2011, 18:53:36
Went on our weekly 140 ml round trip to the east coast.
Then did an extra early return home to my pair of already bolted down ramps
So front end up then rear end up on 2 trolley jacks with a pair of axle stands for safety.
 Had a feel of the diff temperature and surpriseingly to me after a 65 ml journey the diff was only nicely warm.
Then out with the level plug
And in with the Pela tube to suck out the 100 thousand mile old rather dark brown oil.
Managed to get out just under a ltr in about an hr.
I'm afraid I made a right botch up of getting the new oil in.
I thought the pourer on the 1ltr container should have made it easy.
It was in fact made hard by the 4" built in pouring tube being non flexible
Bad design I thought by Fuchs,a good job I ordered 2 1 ltr containers from Opie Oils so I was able fall back on my B&Q gardening pressure spray tube with success :y :y
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Post by: Mrs Cakey on 13 September 2011, 19:23:42
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Fitted a child seat, and loaded a buggy into the boot of the mum-bus Vectra!!  ;D :y

Is that a subtle way of asking for congratulations? :-?
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Post by: RobG on 13 September 2011, 19:26:16
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Fitted a child seat, and loaded a buggy into the boot of the mum-bus Vectra!!  ;D :y
Find it more comfy than the leather James ;D
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Post by: albitz on 13 September 2011, 19:29:39
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Fitted a child seat, and loaded a buggy into the boot of the mum-bus Vectra!!  ;D :y

Is that a subtle way of asking for congratulations? :-?

Dont think congrats are in order just yet. Hes being a good boy scout and being prepared. ;)
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 13 September 2011, 19:51:17
as the car still have this hot start long crank issue tested the injectors during cranking..so one more test is eliminated
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x80/mecdv6/enjektrtest.jpg)
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Post by: twiglet on 13 September 2011, 20:06:27
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Fitted a child seat, and loaded a buggy into the boot of the mum-bus Vectra!!  ;D :y

Is that a subtle way of asking for congratulations? :-?

Dont think congrats are in order just yet. Hes being a good boy scout and being prepared. ;)

No congrats are in order just yet, and I'm not the type of person to ask for them anyway.  :)

Things are moving along, albeit very slowly... I'll put a post up in general discussion when the time is right (actually, I might have to get Albs to do it, becuase I'll be at the hospital and my phone only makes calls and sends texts!! doh!!)  ;D :y
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Post by: Jimbob on 13 September 2011, 20:27:10
given it a full code and live data check.

jacked up and looked for suspension play and ordered 2 new track rod ends.

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Post by: TheDaddy on 15 September 2011, 18:51:41
So pulled up in the drive way after returning from work and looked at the smoke coming from the bonnet and watched the coolent running out from underneath the engine.
 :'(

Not happy -  :( :o :-?

Maybe the slight oil leak I thought I had was the start of the water leak running down from the left hand side above the oil filter towards the back of the engine.
Had thought it was going to be the cam gasket, but this is the primary issue now.
No car is going to be a headache.......
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheDaddy on 15 September 2011, 19:40:21
So looking around - seems like my first job on Saturday will be checking the HBV.

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1193594464/0

Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 15 September 2011, 20:58:34
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So pulled up in the drive way after returning from work and looked at the smoke coming from the bonnet and watched the coolent running out from underneath the engine.
 :'(

Not happy -  :( :o :-?

Maybe the slight oil leak I thought I had was the start of the water leak running down from the left hand side above the oil filter towards the back of the engine.
Had thought it was going to be the cam gasket, but this is the primary issue now.
No car is going to be a headache.......
Might be best to start a seperate thread in Omega Help section about this issue - but yes, check HBV.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: henryd on 16 September 2011, 00:01:04
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So pulled up in the drive way after returning from work and looked at the smoke coming from the bonnet and watched the coolent running out from underneath the engine.
 :'(

Not happy -  :( :o :-?

Maybe the slight oil leak I thought I had was the start of the water leak running down from the left hand side above the oil filter towards the back of the engine.
Had thought it was going to be the cam gasket, but this is the primary issue now.
No car is going to be a headache.......

If water is leaking down over the oil filter its the wrong side for the HBV as thats behind the right hand head(from sitting in the drivers seat :y)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 17 September 2011, 21:53:37
Got in it, drove the 220 miles to Halifax, loaded a 7ltr V8 into the boot, turned around and drove the 220 miles back home again..  :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 17 September 2011, 22:30:46
Gave it a bit of a mini valet and got the Air Con Re-Gassed. Ice Ice Baby ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 17 September 2011, 22:50:23
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Got in it, drove the 220 miles to Halifax, loaded a 7ltr V8 into the boot, turned around and drove the 220 miles back home again..  :D
WhatwhenwherehowmuchwhatforwhatsitgoinginInfoInfoInfo come on, COME ON [size=24]COME ON[/size]  :)
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Post by: HockeyDave55 on 17 September 2011, 22:55:25
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Got in it, drove the 220 miles to Halifax, loaded a 7ltr V8 into the boot, turned around and drove the 220 miles back home again..  :D
WhatwhenwherehowmuchwhatforwhatsitgoinginInfoInfoInfo come on, COME ON [size=24]COME ON[/size]  :)
If that's going in an Omega, I do hope you start a build thread!!!!  :y :y :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 17 September 2011, 22:56:01
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Got in it, drove the 220 miles to Halifax, loaded a 7ltr V8 into the boot, turned around and drove the 220 miles back home again..  :D
WhatwhenwherehowmuchwhatforwhatsitgoinginInfoInfoInfo come on, COME ON [size=24]COME ON[/size]  :)

 ;D ;D It's not for the Omega - I don't think it'd fit (if an LS engine is tight, the FE would be a step too far!); it's for the Cobra project :) I decided the 6.4ltr sitting here just isn't quite enough so when a cheap 428 came up...

Although it's currently a kit of parts! 428 block, balanced 1U crank, balanced rods, forged pistons, herbert high lift & duration cam, Edelbrock aluminium high compression heads, roller rockers and the 58mm throttle bodies should drop right on the lot :)

[edit] Oh yeah - £1600 for everything (excluding the throttle bodies, they were £3500 on their own!), which is pretty decent as long as the block doesn't turn out to be flawed if & when I get it magnafluxed..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 17 September 2011, 23:20:57
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Got in it, drove the 220 miles to Halifax, loaded a 7ltr V8 into the boot, turned around and drove the 220 miles back home again..  :D
WhatwhenwherehowmuchwhatforwhatsitgoinginInfoInfoInfo come on, COME ON [size=24]COME ON[/size]  :)

 ;D ;D It's not for the Omega - I don't think it'd fit (if an LS engine is tight, the FE would be a step too far!); it's for the Cobra project :) I decided the 6.4ltr sitting here just isn't quite enough so when a cheap 428 came up...

Although it's currently a kit of parts! 428 block, balanced 1U crank, balanced rods, forged pistons, herbert high lift & duration cam, Edelbrock aluminium high compression heads, roller rockers and the 58mm throttle bodies should drop right on the lot :)

[edit] Oh yeah - £1600 for everything (excluding the throttle bodies, they were £3500 on their own!), which is pretty decent as long as the block doesn't turn out to be flawed if & when I get it magnafluxed..
Ford? Pah!  :-/ 


Good money though.  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 17 September 2011, 23:26:06
Gotta be a Ford in a (fake) Cobra ;)
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Post by: feeutfo on 17 September 2011, 23:30:52
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Gotta be a Ford in a (fake) Cobra ;)
Of course.   ;) keep us posted, sounds good.  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Guffer on 17 September 2011, 23:37:12
Fitted new exhaust, topped up gearbox oil, changed engine oil and filter, fitted the rest of the LPG kit to the engine bay ready for Kev to fit the loom  :y
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Post by: sandune on 18 September 2011, 14:01:44
Oil and filter changed good---- bad spilt most of the used oil on the drive. Ruined a good pair of boots and my favourite jeans.Only finished scrubbing the oil from the path. :-[ :-? >:( ;D ;D
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 18 September 2011, 15:23:47
just put the bolts compliments of Caz in the gearbox that we found missing at Newent ref knocking noise on start up. You get the odd knock now and again but vary rare now..also as newent when jacked up the car does not seem to knock :o :o

took the radio out and lo and behold theres the code  :y shame i got the pass key from vauxhall for a mere £68.88 now for a radio thats not even in the car :'( just gotta wait 80mins to put the code in >:( after 6 failed attemps 2 by me and 4 by wifey who wanted music on the way home from newent :D seems like i did put the right code in after all although it was the wrong radio ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: paul.lovejoy on 18 September 2011, 15:25:30
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just put the bolts compliments of Caz in the gearbox that we found missing at Newent ref knocking noise on start up. You get the odd knock now and again but vary rare now..also as newent when jacked up the car does not seem to knock :o :o

took the radio out and lo and behold theres the code  :y shame i got the pass key from vauxhall for a mere £68.88 now for a radio thats not even in the car :'( just gotta wait 80mins to put the code in >:( after 6 failed attemps 2 by me and 4 by wifey who wanted music on the way home from newent :D seems like i did put the right code in after all although it was the wrong radio ;D


sorry Daz not trying to imply your a girlie mind you Caz has got a nice ring to it :-*
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 18 September 2011, 18:42:39
Checked the passenger side scuttle drain to find its blocked again. With difficulty i removed it to find it full of sludge. Cleaned and replaced. Checked ATF fluid. Nice Red colour and level was spot on.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: henryd on 18 September 2011, 22:25:16
My omega became a wedding car yesterday,all polished and ribboned up to take the bride to the wedding and on to the reception,sadly it was her last run out with me as the new owner is having it this week once i have removed my number plate,I shall be sad to see it go but it just doesn't get used enough to justify keeping it(220 miles since the beginning of july :-[)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 19 September 2011, 10:24:47
Well, yesterday and Saturday, actually.  ::)

Cam belt, cam cover gaskets, water pump, thermostat, etc. were changed 2K miles ago and last weekend it started leaking coolant. >:(

Immediately assumed it would be the thermostat as I used one of the housings with the thinner type flange.

Stripped it all down and pressurised the system to 1 bar with an airline. Water dribbling out slowly around the crank pulley area but also towards the nearside side of the sump. Hmm.

Thermostat, then? Area around the thermostat appeared bone dry, though. Poking around with a bit of rag on the end of a wire under the joint with the transfer pipe revealed absolutely no moisture also.

Eventually spotted what looked like a little leak around the water pump housing while poking around with a mirror but still wasn't convinced that it wasn't running down behind the backplate from further up.

Decided to pull the water pump off and when I did the sealing O ring looked like it had been on there for 10 years. :o Completely flattened and a texture like plastic. Now, this was a pattern pump. Can't remember where it came from as it had been kept as a spare for a couple of years and it was only changed because the coolant was being changed anyway, and the original had 120k on it. >:( I reckon the O ring was a bit sub-standard.

Back together with a new genuine seal, refilled with coolant and on pressurising the system the leak appears to have been fixed. :y

Drove to work today and no sign of any leakage.

So much for changing the water pump with the cam belt to save time if it fails later. ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Jimbob on 19 September 2011, 11:00:41
Replaced both trackrod ends.
Bled and serviced front brakes, freed stuck caliper

alignment this afternoon
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Post by: omegaman2 on 19 September 2011, 14:46:04
oil &filter change , 2 headlight bulbs :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 20 September 2011, 19:32:39
Nice new vx oil and filter :y
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Post by: DaveA on 21 September 2011, 18:13:37
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Nice new vx oil and filter :y

Ditto, also replaced crank case breather gasket, slight leek :y  Had a good look under car, OK :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: bootie on 21 September 2011, 18:29:26
Today I have been having a look at the new camper, a T25 Joker Hi top 1.6 TD.
Few small jobs including making sure the awning and the beds all are OK for sleeping in. Tidy up the electrics a bit but not very sure about the dual battery system especially as there are a few loose or unconnected wires hanging out of the box. All have female connectors on but not connected to anything.
Also sorted out all the curtains and have decided that we will have to get the windows tinted. As the van is blue and silver I think a nice silvered window would look good plus it would reflect the sun better than a dark tint. I may do a blue first then the silver, I dunno yet.
Pulled the dash top to pieces to find a nasty squeak and try to eliminate.

Really looking forward to our first trip away.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Webby the Bear on 21 September 2011, 18:31:31
ive been investigating rear bumper removal. once done i have to replace one of my fog lights and clean the bugger  ::) then i have a perfect miggy!!  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Osprey on 21 September 2011, 18:44:04
Italian tune-up, then passed its MoT 8-)

CO 0.028%, HC 3ppm, lambda 1.002 - not bad for five times around the earth!

So I gave it its annual clean.  Then it rained  ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 21 September 2011, 19:05:46
Nothing on the car, exactly.

Just about killed myself getting this onto the engine stand, though:
(http://www.mind-design.co.uk/pics/engine/IMG_0306.jpg)

(I used a crane, obviously .. I'm not that strong!)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Pitchfork on 21 September 2011, 19:22:19
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Nice new vx oil and filter :y

Ditto, also replaced crank case breather gasket, slight leek :y  Had a good look under car, OK :y
Enough to make some soup?? :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 21 September 2011, 19:40:40
Not much. My 2 ton trolley jack gave up the ghost, so I had to drive to Colchester and buy a new 3 ton jack. ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Big_Al on 21 September 2011, 19:51:34
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Not much. My 2 ton trolley jack gave up the ghost, so I had to drive to Colchester and buy a new 3 ton jack. ::)


You putting on bit of weight Albs ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 21 September 2011, 19:55:19
Unfortunately Al, yes. ::) ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 21 September 2011, 19:56:15
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Not much. My 2 ton trolley jack gave up the ghost, so I had to drive to Colchester and buy a new 3 ton jack. ::)

That's awful news. Don't they sell jacks anywhere else? ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 21 September 2011, 20:01:44
Needed one in a hurry Kevin. Had to be brave and just take a deep breath and go for it. :D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omegatoy on 21 September 2011, 20:16:30
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Today I have been having a look at the new camper, a T25 Joker Hi top 1.6 TD.
Few small jobs including making sure the awning and the beds all are OK for sleeping in. Tidy up the electrics a bit but not very sure about the dual battery system especially as there are a few loose or unconnected wires hanging out of the box. All have female connectors on but not connected to anything.
Also sorted out all the curtains and have decided that we will have to get the windows tinted. As the van is blue and silver I think a nice silvered window would look good plus it would reflect the sun better than a dark tint. I may do a blue first then the silver, I dunno yet.
Pulled the dash top to pieces to find a nasty squeak and try to eliminate.

Really looking forward to our first trip away.

 :y :y :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 21 September 2011, 20:35:41
Tyres and set up. WAAAAAhohohooooo  :'(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 21 September 2011, 20:43:06
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Tyres and set up. WAAAAAhohohooooo  :'(
What you go for?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 21 September 2011, 20:50:12
Probably the black ones. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: joff on 21 September 2011, 20:55:22
done both wishbones and  drop links now oil and filter then went up to WIM this afternoon, set up was a mile out, but the drive back :y :y :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: pirate on 21 September 2011, 20:57:53
new zenon headlights with some naughty main beam and digital side lights and daylight driving strip lights,pics to follow when finished as im waiting for air trunking for front intakes to brakes,still waiting for my eibach springs from germany got the front bilstein,s ready,thinking of going black on the 17 elite rims.and waiting for paint shop to be free so can redo steinmetz front splitter and other little bits of paint she should be spot on for next years pvs show. went pirrelli rosso,s on front stick like glue trade price £245 pair fitted :y
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Post by: Vamps on 21 September 2011, 21:16:35
Part exchanged it..... :D :D :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tmx on 21 September 2011, 21:26:46
Started disassembling it to replace broken oil cooler
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 21 September 2011, 21:32:22
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Tyres and set up. WAAAAAhohohooooo  :'(
What you go for?
Same. All other makers where either more expensive, or didn't do that size at all. At least according to two suppliers I spoke to.

But on top of that, as I was happy with sc3, why change.

 Base setting 1.30 on front. Plus toe in was way too aggressive  on the front drivers... which explains it.  >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 21 September 2011, 21:38:31
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Tyres and set up. WAAAAAhohohooooo  :'(
What you go for?
Same. All other makers where either more expensive, or didn't do that size at all. At least according to two suppliers I spoke to.

But on top of that, as I was happy with sc3, why change.

 Base setting 1.30 on front. Plus toe in was way too aggressive  on the front drivers... which explains it.  >:(
Ouch, 4 of those little puppies must have upset the bank manager...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: RobG on 21 September 2011, 21:49:36
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Part exchanged it..... :D :D :D
Spill the beans then Mike
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Post by: Entwood on 21 September 2011, 22:04:50
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Part exchanged it..... :D :D :D
Spill the beans then Mike

Keep up Rob ....  :)

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1316549379

page 2 post #24 .....  :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Webby the Bear on 21 September 2011, 22:10:44
 :y :y :y
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 22 September 2011, 19:22:05
Finally fitted my prodrive spoiler after i kindly got it painted for next to nothing :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Osprey on 22 September 2011, 21:04:03
Put on a pair of Kumho KU39s.  First impressions - feels stable, no tramlining but a little noisier than I had hoped.  No opportunity to test grip as yet. 
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: twiglet on 22 September 2011, 23:47:29
Nearly bought another one... backed out at the last minute... will I live to regret it? Nah!!  ;D :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 23 September 2011, 00:18:52
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Put on a pair of Kumho KU39s.  First impressions - feels stable, no tramlining but a little noisier than I had hoped.  No opportunity to test grip as yet. 
Noisy compared to....? What did you have fitted before?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: paul.lovejoy on 23 September 2011, 01:37:45
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Not much. My 2 ton trolley jack gave up the ghost, so I had to drive to Colchester and buy a new 3 ton jack. ::)


You putting on bit of weight Albs ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
  you need to exersize more mate and stay nice and trim like me :o :o :o ;D ;D

i saw a pic of me on the newent post wearing a pink shirt of all things ( ok wifey got me it ) said out load you fat git wifey perks up you calling me fat you **@@xx and storms out the room :o :o me and the dog just looked at eachother :o :o she laughed afterwards eventually :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 23 September 2011, 17:11:05
 ;D ;D...............did the plugs arrive ok Paul ?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Vamps on 23 September 2011, 18:24:05
Got rid of my money pit..... :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Agemo on 23 September 2011, 20:41:11
Helicoiled sump, nice feeling, Hmmm . . .  ::)
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 23 September 2011, 21:50:42
;D ;D...............did the plugs arrive ok Paul ?

yes thanks for that just got to fit them now or maybe buy a new omega ::) ::) :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 24 September 2011, 10:51:47
Taxed the old girl for 6 months. £118.25 :-X
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Bob G on 24 September 2011, 11:31:52
new flxi joint and replaced switches that had gone tacky with nice unsticky ones, filled up with gas ready to go.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 24 September 2011, 11:52:00
new flxi joint and replaced switches that had gone tacky with nice unsticky ones, filled up with gas ready to go.
and kept you original cat?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Osprey on 24 September 2011, 12:36:44
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Put on a pair of Kumho KU39s.  First impressions - feels stable, no tramlining but a little noisier than I had hoped.  No opportunity to test grip as yet. 
Noisy compared to....? What did you have fitted before?

Dunlops - SP Sport Maxx TT IIRC. 

Kumhos are 235/45/17 97Y, £89 fully fitted from Micheldever, although I paid a few squid extra locally to save me a 60 mile drive. 
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 24 September 2011, 21:35:50
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Put on a pair of Kumho KU39s.  First impressions - feels stable, no tramlining but a little noisier than I had hoped.  No opportunity to test grip as yet. 
Noisy compared to....? What did you have fitted before?

Dunlops - SP Sport Maxx TT IIRC. 

Kumhos are 235/45/17 97Y, £89 fully fitted from Micheldever, although I paid a few squid extra locally to save me a 60 mile drive.
Noisier than sport max?  :o  Lordy. Still, damn site cheaper. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 24 September 2011, 21:43:50
Let's see.. sold the hardtop for the MR2 and fitted it to the fellas car. Would have taken 20 minutes had I not dropped a bolt into the rear wheel arch - took longer to get the fiddly little plastic clips of doom out than it did to do the whole rest of the job  ;D

Put the throttle bodies onto the V8 to stare at them (no gaskets or proper bolts.. heck, no lifters or pushrods either, let alone the crank ;D) and .. drool.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/297400_10150392531361204_672941203_10049855_309613915_n.jpg)

Oh yeah, and went to Halfords & bought three new tool chests and a bunch of tools.. tried to blag my way into their trade scheme but no dice (even when you're buying £500's worth of stuff!) :(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 24 September 2011, 21:58:37
I would have told them to shove their tools up their chuffer. ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 24 September 2011, 22:18:16
Well I did get ~50% off the chests, which is not too bad.. but it would be nice to get trade discount given the amount of stuff I've bought there over the years!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 24 September 2011, 23:26:08
Well I did get ~50% off the chests, which is not too bad.. but it would be nice to get trade discount given the amount of stuff I've bought there over the years!
50% ? Pray tell.

Also trade card no good in conjunction with any other offer, so wouldn't help on this occasion... But you knew that.  :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 24 September 2011, 23:29:01
They were 30% off on the website, but the only two they had left were ex-display (but look fine to me!) so they chopped another 20% off and made it a round 50..

Which I thought was pretty decent :)

Trade on the tools, though, would have been nice! I even wore my grubbiest "I just put down the spanners" T-shirt for effect..  ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 25 September 2011, 19:18:22
There was a Post a week or so ago about Land Rover Discovery being sooooo slow  ;D which did make me smile...
Anyway I have found a how too, on how too "adjust the fuel pump"

So this morning I was out there at the break of day altering then trying, altering and trying etc etc....

It now picks up far far better almost unbelieveable to think its the same car , so well pleased  :y
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Post by: hotel21 on 25 September 2011, 19:31:10
There was a Post a week or so ago about Land Rover Discovery being sooooo slow  ;D which did make me smile...
Anyway I have found a how too, on how too "adjust the fuel pump"

So this morning I was out there at the break of day altering then trying, altering and trying etc etc....

It now picks up far far better almost unbelieveable to think its the same car , so well pleased  :y
I think the turbo can take a tweak as well....   ;)
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 September 2011, 19:37:54
Got my thrust washer replaced at last ::)
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 25 September 2011, 19:52:29
Got my thrust washer replaced at last ::)

Good stuff  :y

No excusses for not coming to see me then  :-* :-*
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 September 2011, 19:55:57
Got my thrust washer replaced at last ::)

Good stuff  :y

No excusses for not coming to see me then  :-* :-*
Shame you are doing it on the day you are doing it ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 25 September 2011, 20:39:04
Got my thrust washer replaced at last ::)

Good stuff  :y

No excusses for not coming to see me then  :-* :-*
Shame you are doing it on the day you are doing it ;D

I am really glad your doing the whatsit to the oojmmaflip on that day too ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 25 September 2011, 20:42:57
Got my thrust washer replaced at last ::)

Good stuff  :y

No excusses for not coming to see me then  :-* :-*
Shame you are doing it on the day you are doing it ;D

I am really glad your doing the whatsit to the oojmmaflip on that day too ;D
And the thingie wotsit... ;D
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Post by: Richie London on 25 September 2011, 21:01:53
1000 :y
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Post by: Richie London on 25 September 2011, 21:02:57
1000 :y

do i win a prize ;D ;D
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 25 September 2011, 21:03:39
1000 :y

Eh? are you ok Ritchie? is someone looking after you ?  ;D ;D :P :P
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Post by: Richie London on 25 September 2011, 21:05:50
1000 :y

Eh? are you ok Ritchie? is someone looking after you ?  ;D ;D :P :P

well as it was the 1000th reply i thought i might win something  :)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 25 September 2011, 21:10:07
Drove it to Colchester to visit with Johnnycboy :y :y

I may have gotten involved in a rear wheel bearing change whilst I was there too ::) ::) ;D ;D
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Post by: johnnycboy on 25 September 2011, 21:17:14
Drove it to Colchester to visit with Johnnycboy :y :y

I may have gotten involved in a rear wheel bearing change whilst I was there too ::) ::) ;D ;D

Yes and what a horrible job it is too.  Handbrake shoe pins were the worst part - bloody horrible design >:(


Thankfully had a couple of close friends to help out though. :y
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Post by: Guffer on 25 September 2011, 23:38:33
I went to calibrate the lpg so I tried to load the driver for the usb interface - no joy.  Download the drivers from the manufacturers website - no joy.  Try all sorts of drivers I find on the net - no joy.  Stumble across one on the Motogas website - it works.

Started calibration - one cyl ok, 3 = stall.

Suspect air leak - remove plenum and shift wiring around.

Restarted calibration again - one cyl ok, 3 = stall.

Suspect air leak in different place - remove breather ECOTEC Box and replace washers which were shot.

Restart calibration again - one cyl ok, 3 = stall.

break it - left it and tried to get on OOF - no joy.  break it - searched the internet for clues including the cached pages of OOF - no joy.

I niggling thought entered my mind so went to fill the lpg tank some more.  1st station the sat decides to take me to it via manchester.  I stop, reprogramme idiot-nav and get to fleet Total garage.  LPG nossle buggered - break it.  Went to M3 services (the back route)  almost get caught by a copper.

Filled up with LPG, it's a single hole tank so it took forever.  Drove home and restarted calibration - worked first time!

Arse!  Who's a rather eejit?!  ;D ;D

On the plus side, it rather works!  :D :D :D
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 September 2011, 09:42:49
Well done G.  :y
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Post by: Ratty on 26 September 2011, 14:38:17
Replaced Front discs, the old ones were to put it mildly breaked  :o

Near-Side
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/ratsalad/Car/IMG_20110926_124401.jpg)


Off-Side
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/ratsalad/Car/IMG_20110926_124349.jpg)

Wondered where I was getting brake judder from.... Now I know  ;)
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 September 2011, 17:42:07
Good lord. They're beyond breaked.  :o

Painted mine silver, try and keep the rust at bay for a bit.
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Post by: micoandmojo on 26 September 2011, 18:56:48
FULL VALET then spent 3hrs trying to get under the bonnet, ::) if its not your girl its your car ;D
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Post by: Guffer on 26 September 2011, 20:23:52
Good lord. They're beyond breaked.  :o

Painted mine silver, try and keep the rust at bay for a bit.

For a minute I thought the bottom one was the aux pulley :o
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Post by: Ratty on 26 September 2011, 20:51:42
Good lord. They're beyond breaked.  :o

Painted mine silver, try and keep the rust at bay for a bit.

For a minute I thought the bottom one was the aux pulley :o

Yeah, I nearly had a heart attack when I saw them, the mot had them as an advisory 7 months ago being "a bit rusty" seeing how bad they were i'd say they had to be a lot more than a bit lol... Still they're done now.  :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 26 September 2011, 21:26:07
All I've done to mine is driven it home far too quickly. Blimey can it shift when asked :). Its so nice to be able to push it hard again, without worrying about thrust washer :D

I might have taken a little tread off TheDaddy's MV6 tyres ::). Don't tell him ::)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 26 September 2011, 22:19:27
Driven it to numerous shops to take Mrs LD Birthday Shopping! ::) ::)
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Post by: micoandmojo on 26 September 2011, 22:26:02
Doesn't matter if you have worked on an Omega or another one of your cars which isn't an Omega, just share what you have been doing  :y
full valet then three hrs trying to get the bonnet open lol :'(
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Post by: Lazydocker on 26 September 2011, 22:43:45
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)
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Post by: Guffer on 26 September 2011, 22:55:11
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Make sure you get the glassback-friendly ultra plush leather interior  ;D ;D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 26 September 2011, 23:27:33
Shelled out to insure it. :(
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Post by: Vamps on 26 September 2011, 23:42:33
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Do tell...... :)
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Post by: twiglet on 27 September 2011, 00:50:48
Drove to Essex... Picked up Albs... on to East London... hooked up A-frame plus 2.2 Omega... back to Essex... dropped off Albs... then back to sleepy Suffolk... parked up both cars.

Checked BC and I averaged 24.1mpg on the trip... gotta be happy with that!!  ;D :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 27 September 2011, 07:35:47
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Do tell...... :)
As of yesterday I've started a new company as I was medically retired Sunday ;)
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Post by: Jimbob on 27 September 2011, 07:44:11
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Congrats, I take it being Peugeot means what I think it means?  All the best, and I really hope it works as well as it should.
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Post by: henryd on 27 September 2011, 09:52:00
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Do tell...... :)
As of yesterday I've started a new company as I was medically retired Sunday ;)

Good luck with it Paul,hope it goes well for you :y :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 27 September 2011, 10:27:46
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Congrats, I take it being Peugeot means what I think it means?  All the best, and I really hope it works as well as it should.
It does mean what you think ;) I've had to "take a flyer" to a degree as the contracts aren't signed and sealed but needed to get it delivered before the end of the month to get the deal I had hammered out ::)

No major problems with the contracts, just waiting for written confirmation of a couple of agreements we have made verbally :y

Should (hopefully) go fully live on November 7th
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 September 2011, 10:37:36
Hope I never have to use you, cripple. Plenty of other dimwits to keep you busy :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 27 September 2011, 10:39:59
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Congrats, I take it being Peugeot means what I think it means?  All the best, and I really hope it works as well as it should.
It does mean what you think ;) I've had to "take a flyer" to a degree as the contracts aren't signed and sealed but needed to get it delivered before the end of the month to get the deal I had hammered out ::)

No major problems with the contracts, just waiting for written confirmation of a couple of agreements we have made verbally :y

Should (hopefully) go fully live on November 7th

Good luck with it, LD! If this is all what I think it is then you can now legitimately go and get a Halfords trade card, too..  :D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 27 September 2011, 10:43:39
Oh, and also drove it to the Peugeot main dealer to order a new van ::)

Congrats, I take it being Peugeot means what I think it means?  All the best, and I really hope it works as well as it should.
It does mean what you think ;) I've had to "take a flyer" to a degree as the contracts aren't signed and sealed but needed to get it delivered before the end of the month to get the deal I had hammered out ::)

No major problems with the contracts, just waiting for written confirmation of a couple of agreements we have made verbally :y

Should (hopefully) go fully live on November 7th

Good luck with it, LD! If this is all what I think it is then you can now legitimately go and get a Halfords trade card, too..  :D
I can indeed :y :y :y Although I rarely use them for anything! ::)
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Post by: aaronjb on 27 September 2011, 10:56:04
I can indeed :y :y :y Although I rarely use them for anything! ::)

I spent the best part of £600 in there on Saturday.. trade card would have been very handy  ;D ;D Though I see now all you need is a business card, according to their website..
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Post by: bored bigyin54 on 27 September 2011, 17:38:30
let the water out again about 12 times now after oilcooler went    put anti freeze in not blue lets hope its clean now no oil left in water
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Post by: johnnycboy on 27 September 2011, 17:41:19
Adjusted the handbrake, after replacing the wheel bearing on Sunday - Ached too much yesterday  :o
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 September 2011, 19:51:27
fixed the leaky washer bottle on mv6. Or rather, disentangle the washer pipe from the cooling fan....
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Post by: pirate on 27 September 2011, 19:58:24
fitted the mint auto and handbrake gaiter from alb,s thanks fella needed my glasses to stitch it back up but worth it,when i get a moment i shall take some pics of my work so far , still waiting for my eibach springs from germany,went out in dark new lights and daylight cruise lights are so much better. 8)
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Post by: Omegatoy on 27 September 2011, 20:14:59
checked oil and water levels,as usual nothing to do there,

so fitted new n/s anti rollbar link, silence is golden!!! :y
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Post by: flyer 0712 on 27 September 2011, 21:17:33
i had a very loud cracking noise when opening my drivers door on my loverly omega thinking it was the door hinge dropping off until i was reading up on the site a found that there is a small plastic bush in the door strap and that could be the noise...so went down to day to motorbodies luton paid 0.26p for it came back fitted it in 5mins...and my goodness it is all better now..its heaven to open my door nice and quietly now rather than be embarrassed  by a very loud cracking noise and all the people looking to see what the noise was...thanks to you lads i am realy chuffed it was worth 50 quid to stop it ....so quids in as well     cheers
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Post by: Osprey on 27 September 2011, 23:16:46
Drove around the block. 

After a few yards, the first left turn was too easy and I had to struggle to straighten the wheel afterwards.  It quickly became clear that the steering wheel was near vertical when driving straight ahead, and the steering was like swimming in porridge. 

Totally undrivable, so left and left again straight back home. 

Turns out my wife had borrowed the car earlier and, in a dozy moment, taken evasive action by bumping up a kerb at speed.   >:( >:( >:(

NSF wheel buggered, front wheels visibly toeing in so something seriously bent underneath.  Get out and get under in the morning but it's not looking good. 

I wouldn't mind so much if there had been some sort of apology but no - she thought if she said nothing I wouldn't notice.   :-* :-* :-*

Any suggestions for revenge?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 27 September 2011, 23:22:53
Burn her GHD's out.  :)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 27 September 2011, 23:28:02
Burn her GHD's out.  :)
What are they? :-\

Must be your feminine side showing again :-X :D
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Post by: Osprey on 28 September 2011, 00:55:05
Didn't realise you could do burnouts in GHDs.   ;)

Anyway, she rarely has good hair days and I'm certainly not having one.  Scuse me while I go and change my avatar to Mr. Grumpy. 
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Post by: feeutfo on 28 September 2011, 02:12:32
Burn her GHD's out.  :)
What are they? :-\

Must be your feminine side showing again :-X :D
As the resident cat woman I know you know what GHD's are. I spend most days pulling the plug out the wall or triping over the bloody things. Sometimes when red hot! Women! Honestly!
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Post by: henryd on 28 September 2011, 08:27:21
Burn her GHD's out.  :)

Jesus, how sad is it that I know what you are talking about :(
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Post by: Guffer on 28 September 2011, 08:46:31
I can indeed :y :y :y Although I rarely use them for anything! ::)

I spent the best part of £600 in there on Saturday.. trade card would have been very handy  ;D ;D Though I see now all you need is a business card, according to their website..

Congrats LD, I hope that there be a multitude of muppets to keep you in business  :y

Aaron you should have given me a call, I have a TC for Halfrauds and I get trade at CAF as well  :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 28 September 2011, 11:06:42
Aaron you should have given me a call, I have a TC for Halfrauds and I get trade at CAF as well  :y

Bugger! I'll remember that next time :) Ta!
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Post by: robmac on 28 September 2011, 11:52:41
fitted eternal back box to my v6 omega after the old box decided it didn't need the baffle material in there any more!! >:(
much quieter now and the annoying rattling has gone too. very pleased with the build quality of the eternal back box. fitted very easily. :y
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Post by: Osprey on 28 September 2011, 17:27:50
Kerb stone 1 v 0 suspension

Better news than I expected following last nights wheel v kerb stone contest.  Nothing bent underneath but the camber adjustment unceremoniously whacked to full limit, together with accompanying vast toe in.

Wheel bearing has play and sounds like Thomas the Tank Engine but the wheel is more or less circular albeit with a lovely gouge out of it.  Quite tough, those Elite wheels!

Could have been worse  :-\
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Post by: Agemo on 28 September 2011, 23:25:53
Poly bushed mine.  :y
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Post by: flyer 0712 on 28 September 2011, 23:48:13
to day i fitted new fittings to the underneath of my omega front bumper as it had none at all...fixed the headlamp washers that i fitted and now they are working well...and tested the antifreeze in the car and thats just fine.......jobs well done..............
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 29 September 2011, 14:53:06
Took the 300ZX for an MOT - most nerve wracking drive I've ever done (no tax - insured, of course, but no tax & MOT. Pre-booked MOT, naturally).

It failed :(

Needs more welding, apparently, and has a badly leaking rear shock.. now I have to decide if I want to spend the £200 or so to save it, or just ship it off to the knackers yard.
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Post by: aaronjb on 29 September 2011, 17:23:44
Bah, no edit function.

[edit] ;) also discovered that the windscreen washer pump is siezed (probably because it hasn't been used in 8 years!). Getting the front bumper off to change it is a mission that will almost certainly lead to snapped studs and new wings being needed. That may have pushed it over the edge into 'get shot' territory. Boo. Sniffle.
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Post by: TheBoy on 30 September 2011, 21:00:08
Rebleed the front brakes again on TBE, as have an odd wander under medium braking at high speed...   ...not tested yet.
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Post by: MaxV6 on 01 October 2011, 18:11:39
fitted new grille......    wow,  i took a screw driver to my car !!!!!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/16491186@N03/6200485249/)


not actually sure i like it all that much.....


now REALLY wondering what it would look like in silver..... and whether i can remember how to wield a spray can....  pondering taking it back off, priming it and getting a silver top coat on it....   haven't decided about whether it should be as near the same as the car as possible, or a contrast, maybe a graphite or something??  or some kind of darker silver....

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Post by: MaxV6 on 01 October 2011, 18:13:02
now i REALLY want that edit button....


another try

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/16491186@N03/6200485249/" title="IMG_0316 by max.hodges1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6200485249_4765d079a0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_0316"></a>
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Post by: MaxV6 on 01 October 2011, 18:13:39
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6200485249_4765d079a0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16491186@N03/6200485249/)
IMG_0316 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16491186@N03/6200485249/) by max.hodges1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/16491186@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: albitz on 01 October 2011, 18:27:14
If your going to spray it use paint pwith plasticiser in, or sparay adhesion promoter on first.Otherwise it will soon flake off. :y
I like it personally, in fact Im thinking of getting one myself.
Strangely enough, I hated the grill on my senator. ::)
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Post by: albitz on 01 October 2011, 18:28:09
If the edit button doesnt return soon, I am going to have to start typing much slower. ::) ;D
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Post by: Osprey on 01 October 2011, 18:55:09
Wheel bearing, drop links, replaced brake fluid (eezibleed rocks!) and fuel filter. And taken loads of iced drinks - wow it was hot for working on a car outside!

Re the fuel filter, Haynes book of danglies says put the clips on the new filter then plug it in.  The OOF maint guide says put the clips into the ends of the fuel lines then plug the filter in.  I am here to tell you that OOF is right and Haynes is wrong!
 :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 01 October 2011, 20:06:27
Spent the morning swearing at the drop links on the back of the MR2. Spent the afternoon swearing at the other drop links on the MR2  ;D Stupid design.

Oh and found the giant rust hole in the passenger sill that the 300ZX failed it's MOT on - it's fist sized and right through the outer sill  :-[ Parp.
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 03 October 2011, 02:26:05
Having finally rebuilt the front of my car, trundled it off for it's pre council 6 monthly inspection and mot. Bloody thing only passed :o 8) Phew smiley.

No advisories or anything...even the headlights were spot on. Took two goes to do the emissions though as idle still playing up. Being painted tomorrow then back to work with it on Thursday. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 03 October 2011, 10:28:02
Bashed the nearside wing mirror into a concrete pillar trying to squeeze into the last remaining parking space at work, only to find out that, once I was in, I couldn't open the drivers door anyway thanks to the person next to me.

I bloody hate Mondays.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 10:46:41
Bashed the nearside wing mirror into a concrete pillar trying to squeeze into the last remaining parking space at work, only to find out that, once I was in, I couldn't open the drivers door anyway thanks to the person next to me.

I bloody hate Mondays.
Oppps.

So, tomorrow, you will post that you took a big hammer to work, and educated said concrete post ::). And that you've fixed your mirror ;D
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Post by: Martin_1962 on 03 October 2011, 10:52:03
Fitted steering idler and track control arm
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 03 October 2011, 10:54:10
Bashed the nearside wing mirror into a concrete pillar trying to squeeze into the last remaining parking space at work, only to find out that, once I was in, I couldn't open the drivers door anyway thanks to the person next to me.

I bloody hate Mondays.
Oppps.

So, tomorrow, you will post that you took a big hammer to work, and educated said concrete post ::). And that you've fixed your mirror ;D

 ;D No, I'll just get up earlier to find a decent parking space.. ;) Fortunately the mirror only caught the black plastic part rather than the body coloured part, so it doesn't show up too much.

Although educating the post is tempting ..
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Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 11:01:48
Although educating the post is tempting ..

Trust me, you will feel so much better...  ...until that twinge of embarrassment becomes overwhelming.

Obviously, I am not speaking from experience. Not me. Never.
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Post by: aaronjb on 03 October 2011, 11:04:26
Although educating the post is tempting ..

Trust me, you will feel so much better...  ...until that twinge of embarrassment becomes overwhelming.

Obviously, I am not speaking from experience. Not me. Never.

 ;D

I could always just kick the post.. although I wouldn't want to damage my foot..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 11:07:17
Although educating the post is tempting ..

Trust me, you will feel so much better...  ...until that twinge of embarrassment becomes overwhelming.

Obviously, I am not speaking from experience. Not me. Never.

 ;D

I could always just kick the post.. although I wouldn't want to damage my foot..
Oi!  >:(

I'll have you know that my left foot's pain was not caused by kicking anything. AFAIK, anyway :P

;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 03 October 2011, 11:20:40
 ;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 12:55:52
;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
Hmmm, why has my blood pressure just risen ;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 03 October 2011, 13:08:43
I couldn't possibly imagine..


But I'm amazed I still have my post count..  ;D ;)
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Post by: Guffer on 03 October 2011, 13:24:36
;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
Hmmm, why has my blood pressure just risen ;D

Coming back through Dover last night at customs they were stopping everyone who has something either stuck to the windscreen (sat navs and the like) or hanging from the rear view and taking their cars through a mini-MOT in the inspection area.  Thankfully mine sits under the dash overhang but there was lots of people caught out.

Strangely Jammie, I though of you.  Not sure why  ::) ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 13:26:07
;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
Hmmm, why has my blood pressure just risen ;D

Coming back through Dover last night at customs they were stopping everyone who has something either stuck to the windscreen (sat navs and the like) or hanging from the rear view and taking their cars through a mini-MOT in the inspection area.  Thankfully mine sits under the dash overhang but there was lots of people caught out.

Strangely Jammie, I though of you.  Not sure why  ::) ;D
And so they should. Though rather than a mini MOT area, I was thinking along the lines of Salisbury Plain. "Running Man" style.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Guffer on 03 October 2011, 13:28:50
;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
Hmmm, why has my blood pressure just risen ;D

Coming back through Dover last night at customs they were stopping everyone who has something either stuck to the windscreen (sat navs and the like) or hanging from the rear view and taking their cars through a mini-MOT in the inspection area.  Thankfully mine sits under the dash overhang but there was lots of people caught out.

Strangely Jammie, I though of you.  Not sure why  ::) ;D
And so they should. Though rather than a mini MOT area, I was thinking along the lines of Salisbury Plain. "Running Man" style.

They would get away too easily with cuts to budgets and the like..... :-X
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 03 October 2011, 13:31:37
;D Sorry, I couldn't resist ;)

Though that reminds me.. I thought of you yesterday when I was behind swervy-mc-talks-to-his-passenger ... he must have had a dozen (and I'm not exaggerating!) magic trees hanging from his rear view mirror. Some of them were even hanging from the first 'level' of tree so they went from mirror to dashboard, waving around like some kind of magic tree shaped snake..

I didn't feel so bad about the big gay gonk stuck in the corner of my windscreen, after that..  ;D
Hmmm, why has my blood pressure just risen ;D

Coming back through Dover last night at customs they were stopping everyone who has something either stuck to the windscreen (sat navs and the like) or hanging from the rear view and taking their cars through a mini-MOT in the inspection area.  Thankfully mine sits under the dash overhang but there was lots of people caught out.

Strangely Jammie, I though of you.  Not sure why  ::) ;D
And so they should. Though rather than a mini MOT area, I was thinking along the lines of Salisbury Plain. "Running Man" style.

They would get away too easily with cuts to budgets and the like..... :-X
So the lads need more practice on the one-bullet-one-casualty theory then ;)
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Post by: Fuse 19 on 03 October 2011, 13:36:05
Interestingly I was talking to a guy very high up in the logistics lot at the weekend, he was telling me about the mess they currently have and how there was plenty of body armour in Iraq, they just could not find it!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: flyer 0712 on 06 October 2011, 23:37:02
what did i do on my omega today........i decided that winter is a coming so decided to lay out in the fierce wind and sunshine and do the underneath of it with clear wax oil....what a dirty rotten job...took me two hours to do it and another two hours to get it out of my hair and from under my right arm pit where the excess ran away.but hey have the satisfaction of another job well done for another 12 months.....
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 13 October 2011, 22:07:49
Cambelt and waterpump on TBE. Only slightly overdue ::) (on time, only down around 15k on that belt, if history is to be believed).

Hopefully found and resolved oil leak as well on it.

Just need to sort out its wandering under braking now.
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Post by: feeutfo on 13 October 2011, 23:58:23
It's gone from pull to a wander...?  ???

Done absolutely cock all with mine. Waiting for independent report, which I don't think will change anything. .... Sigh....
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Post by: JIFFY on 14 October 2011, 00:54:39
spent two hours removing and fitting an abs ecu,
dont even go there(unless you got fingers that are like spiders legs and loads of spare skin,goin to the local garage tomorrow to have it tech 2 
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: MaxV6 on 14 October 2011, 01:35:14
Interestingly I was talking to a guy very high up in the logistics lot at the weekend, he was telling me about the mess they currently have and how there was plenty of body armour in Iraq, they just could not find it!

it'll be on ebay, if they're quick they  might win it back with a bit of auction sniping
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 14 October 2011, 08:09:58
Interestingly I was talking to a guy very high up in the logistics lot at the weekend, he was telling me about the mess they currently have and how there was plenty of body armour in Iraq, they just could not find it!

it'll be on ebay, if they're quick they  might win it back with a bit of auction sniping

 ;D Splendid.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 14 October 2011, 08:15:56
Went out to the Desmond and gave the coolant expansion some verbal for having a wee strop and getting the display to annoy me with warnings of a non-existent coolant loss - the cheeky wee gett. >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 14 October 2011, 08:17:25
Went out to the Desmond and gave the coolant expansion some verbal for having a wee strop and getting the display to annoy me with warnings of a non-existent coolant loss - the cheeky wee gett. >:(

I've left the 'tank' out - where's me edit button. :o :o :o
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Post by: Lazydocker on 14 October 2011, 08:58:46
Drove it to London and back for a Hospital appointment
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Post by: jonnycool on 14 October 2011, 12:35:13
Went out to the Desmond and gave the coolant expansion some verbal for having a wee strop and getting the display to annoy me with warnings of a non-existent coolant loss - the cheeky wee gett. >:(

I've left the 'tank' out - where's me edit button. :o :o :o

Start a campaign to get it back Den, they'll listen to you!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 14 October 2011, 12:43:33
Drove mine to Leicester last night to drop off some wheels.. well, Leicester Services East on the M1. And then drove it back again, another 240 miles gone..

Really must get some new tyres, the fronts are bald at the edges and the rears aren't much better  :-[
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 14 October 2011, 18:03:01
It's gone from pull to a wander...?  ???

Done absolutely cock all with mine. Waiting for independent report, which I don't think will change anything. .... Sigh....
Paid attention to it today - drove to Towcester for gas, as breaked if I'm using the local BP inbred, breakless, thick, stupid, pointless, unhelpful, useless retards. Defo a pull, at certain speeds, quite, errr, 'interesting'. Always right (then not in truck ruts are crazy camber on road).
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Nick W on 14 October 2011, 20:58:54
Washed the mud from Goodwod off it, that's only been there a month.

Then decided to change the plugs to try and sort the slight misfire.

Driver's side went well, plugs were knackered, but barely any oil in the holes.

Then went to the passenger side. What cretin decided that putting the wiring loom directly above the plugs in a rigid tray was a good idea? It only needed to be routed slightly differently. Then the really bad news started; I broke one of the plugleads as soon as I tried removing it. This was at 16:45, cue frantic running around to get a new set as I need the damn thing to get to work in the morning. Finally found a set at the fifth factor I tried and finished fitting them in the dark. Turns out these 3 plugs were in a  much worse state than the others. I reckon the butcher who was paid to service it last took one look at what was involved, and decided not to bother.

This was after I'd immobilised my other car by putting it's alternator on Deb's Morris so she can use it tomorrow and exchange the faulty one for a replacement.

I knew washing it wasn't a good idea!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: flyer 0712 on 14 October 2011, 22:55:56
today on my 2.2 omega,i took the advice i found on this very friendly forum....went to my local motor bodies vauxhall agent....and treated my car to...gm4 point spark  plugs...oil...oil filter... air filter...pollen filter....repair kit for coil pack...and the slight miss fire i had has now gone completely....so now i am converted to genuine parts only...thanks lads.......ray...
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 October 2011, 23:46:09
...right, tip off from engineer, so started pulling it to bits, changing the stub axle anyway to be sure, so all dismantled before work, Quick text to Steve at omega parts and picked up a complete stubby on the way home. Ready for re assembly tomorrow. Enough cocking about waiting for bloody insurance companies. ON WITH IT!
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 15 October 2011, 01:41:22
...right, tip off from engineer, so started pulling it to bits, changing the stub axle anyway to be sure, so all dismantled before work, Quick text to Steve at omega parts and picked up a complete stubby on the way home. Ready for re assembly tomorrow. Enough cocking about waiting for bloody insurance companies. ON WITH IT!

Will be back on the road before they've found your accident report ::).  Have fun :y.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 15 October 2011, 11:59:19
...right, tip off from engineer, so started pulling it to bits, changing the stub axle anyway to be sure, so all dismantled before work, Quick text to Steve at omega parts and picked up a complete stubby on the way home. Ready for re assembly tomorrow. Enough cocking about waiting for bloody insurance companies. ON WITH IT!

Well done Chris - what about a couple of pics to let us what's happening. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: MaxV6 on 15 October 2011, 19:07:58
my son spent 6 hours cleaning my mv6 inside and out, while i t-cut and polished the entire  roof, to get rid of a black speckly deposit that's been annoying me for ages....   (over spray maybe from something being painted near by...  , or possibly dried on  oil from a helicopter,...  )

it's gorgeous....

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Post by: Jimbob on 15 October 2011, 19:11:07
investigated my lack of lumbar support....anyone know how much new ones are?  Suspect dear as they come with adjusters, not just the plastic bit.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Blackie_No1 on 16 October 2011, 16:12:44
fixed the passenger side air vent, the slats weren't moving up or down with the little lever
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 16 October 2011, 17:41:49
Trying to get to bottom of my pull under braking. No further forward  :'(

Took a load of paint off my recently resprayed front bumper  >:(, rather bridges  >:(  >:(
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Post by: Ken T on 16 October 2011, 17:59:39
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken
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Post by: feeutfo on 16 October 2011, 18:49:43
Fixed the stuctural damage.  (insert somersault here)

Cosmetics stuff to do this week.  :y
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Post by: Ken T on 16 October 2011, 19:13:24
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken

No use it popped out again, superglue ?.

Ken
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: bored bigyin54 on 16 October 2011, 19:35:49
james fixed my leak on the engine
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 16 October 2011, 20:18:50
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken

No use it popped out again, superglue ?.

Ken
no mate, it needs to rotate in the sensor body with suspension movement. If it keeps falling out, replace, its fubar.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 16 October 2011, 20:20:37
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken

No use it popped out again, superglue ?.

Ken
no mate, it needs to rotate in the sensor body with suspension movement. If it keeps falling out, replace, its fubar.
It might be worth greasing the ball up, and hope the suction holds it in, but ime that only lasts a couple of days at best.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 05omegav6 on 16 October 2011, 20:36:03
Fixed the stuctural damage.  (insert somersault here)

Cosmetics stuff to do this week.  :y

Excellent news 8) :y

The black beastie will be whizzing around Readingshire in no time. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 05omegav6 on 16 October 2011, 20:36:40
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken

No use it popped out again, superglue ?.

Ken
no mate, it needs to rotate in the sensor body with suspension movement. If it keeps falling out, replace, its fubar.
It might be worth greasing the ball up, and hope the suction holds it in, but ime that only lasts a couple of days at best.

Cable tie perhaps? :-\
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Radar on 16 October 2011, 20:38:34
Did a oil and oil filter change.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: smithpa7 on 16 October 2011, 21:01:09
5 series had developed an annoying rattle at the back end. Had a look underneath, and the heatshield around the final silencer was loose. Or more to the point had corroded around one of the fastening nuts. Dug out a new nut and put a couple of large washers on. Simple job, but very effective. Car is silent now :y :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 16 October 2011, 22:08:02
Tried and tried and tried and tried to get that d*m oil filter cap off.                                                     Failed  :'( :'( :'(

Worrying thing is how long has it been stuck on, the filter could be several years old, so is doing no use at all. I've just ordered a 2ft breaker bar, and if that fails, I'll have to take it to the stealers to get it done.

Changed the oil, and hopefully fixed the self leveling error, the arm that fits into the body sensor had come out.

Ken

A cable tie has held mine on for 2 years now  :y ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: DaveA on 20 October 2011, 19:21:02
  Renewed ATF cleaned filter and every thing else I could reach whilst I was under the car. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 23 October 2011, 16:22:00
Continued putting the MR2 back together as a standard car.. discovered more bits I'm missing (the perils of moving house) to do so. Realised I've already spent £150 on bits and still need half an airbox, O2 sensors, exhaust rubbers and probably other bits I've not yet realised I'm missing, got pissed off with it and came back in again. Should have just sold it with all the mods on it..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 23 October 2011, 16:31:20
Yesterday I drove it from home to Holmfirth (via a friends in Hull) and today I waved off SWMBO to drive it home :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 23 October 2011, 16:46:08
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 23 October 2011, 16:57:34
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D
Spill the beans then ;) ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 23 October 2011, 17:11:04
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D

So are you going to tell us all what you did to fix it? ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 23 October 2011, 17:15:22
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D

So are you going to tell us all what you did to fix it? ;)
Very little.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 23 October 2011, 17:19:46
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D

So are you going to tell us all what you did to fix it? ;)
Very little.

Stop being so coy :P Or I'm going to start thinking the whole problem was in your head all along..  ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tunnie on 23 October 2011, 17:22:08
i think I know if it was what you said when i stole your pressure washer, btw thats in your back garden  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 23 October 2011, 17:22:38
Genuinely believe to have fixed the main braking/stability problem on TBE :D

So are you going to tell us all what you did to fix it? ;)
Very little.

Stop being so coy :P Or I'm going to start thinking the whole problem was in your head all along..  ;D
GayBoy Gixer had a test ride, didn't get out of my road (50yrds), turned it around and said he wasn't driving it any further.  So I have collaboration that I'm not mad (in this respect, anyway)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 23 October 2011, 17:23:40
your pressure washer, btw thats in your back garden  :y
Nope, its in my garage ;D

Bob thought you were my brother ;D.  Must be our similar builds ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: joshwyatt on 23 October 2011, 17:26:48
your pressure washer, btw thats in your back garden  :y
Nope, its in my garage ;D

Bob thought you were my brother ;D.  Must be our similar builds ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D well, that did make me laugh!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 23 October 2011, 17:33:23
your pressure washer, btw thats in your back garden  :y
Nope, its in my garage ;D

Bob thought you were my brother ;D.  Must be our similar builds ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D well, that did make me laugh!
Me too

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tunnie on 23 October 2011, 17:34:45
I've gone off Bob now. Calling me fat like that  >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: RobG on 23 October 2011, 17:37:48
Removed the Abs Ecu off the gold Elite >:( >:(. 2 hours of effing & blinding ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: PhilRich on 23 October 2011, 17:41:22
Removed the Abs Ecu off the gold Elite >:( >:(. 2 hours of effing & blinding ;D ;D ;D



Does that mean you're going to up the selling price to replace whats gone in the swear box Rob?  ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: RobG on 23 October 2011, 17:43:35
Removed the Abs Ecu off the gold Elite >:( >:(. 2 hours of effing & blinding ;D ;D ;D



Does that mean you're going to up the selling price to replace whats gone in the swear box Rob?  ;D ;D ;D ;)
Nowt in the swear box, no plasters needed, few fag breaks to dissuade me from using sammy and a crowbar ;D ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Ken T on 23 October 2011, 18:37:37
Spent a while looking under the bonnet, and trying to work out where to fit all that LPG stuff  :-X 

Its easy on a desmond, masses of room, but a V6.........

Ken
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 23 October 2011, 20:35:26
Removed the Abs Ecu off the gold Elite >:( >:(. 2 hours of effing & blinding ;D ;D ;D



Does that mean you're going to up the selling price to replace whats gone in the swear box Rob?  ;D ;D ;D ;)
Nowt in the swear box, no plasters needed, few fag breaks to dissuade me from using sammy and a crowbar ;D ;D

I thought they were the only tools you possesed. I assumed you borrowed some proper tools today ? :-\ :P ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: MaxV6 on 29 October 2011, 15:14:28
fitted dual 12V socket+dualUSB expander and a combined swan necked iPhone holder/radio thingy....  quite neat really....   mounted the socket box in centre console on passenger side,  with double sided sticky pad thing....   and then fitted the swan neck to it....    holds the iPhone nicely,  and it works better than the radio thing i had before....  seems to be a dual frequency transmitter,  as it tunes to 2 separate memories,  one at about 95, the other currently at 107.3 i think (is easily user selectable....  )

even comes with a remote..

for a fiver on fleabay.... 

the 12V power box was an extortionate £3.95./...

photos will be along next time i clean the car.....


okay, not terribly exciting,  but hey....  I'm happy......



Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 0795omega on 29 October 2011, 16:13:49
fitted better/clearer second hand zenon headlights yesterday,and re-fitted its much needed refurbished alloys today,amazing how much the look of your wheels matters to the whole package v happy with how they look!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: VXL V6 on 29 October 2011, 17:08:13
Collected a set of my Alloys from the refurbishers today  8)

Now just got to find some £££'s to get some tyres on them!  ::)


Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: lozzy on 31 October 2011, 11:20:22
I just bagged an Irmscher grille in my colour

and also some 19" GT Stars to go on :D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: lozzy on 31 October 2011, 11:34:40
Oh and just sent my form off to be a autobahn stormer :D  :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 31 October 2011, 18:12:55
Taxed it, duel fuel. Tank of Gas, £20 of petrol...

£320! Ffs!  >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 01 November 2011, 08:03:26
Put me new expansion tank yesterday - and the display has now finally shut its face about 'low coolant level'. :-* ;D :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 02 November 2011, 00:22:58
Changed the oil,oil filter and LPG filter.Then swore at myself because I forgot to get a set of plugs when I was at the stealers, despite the fact I had decided to change them this service. ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 02 November 2011, 05:20:43
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Auto Addict on 02 November 2011, 05:28:32
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 02 November 2011, 08:17:09
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 02 November 2011, 08:48:02
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over £100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
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Post by: aaronjb on 02 November 2011, 09:42:43
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

You're clearly the expert at this point.. so..

<subliminal message begins> You wan't to do other peoples wishbones for free because you love the job so much </subliminal message ends>

;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 02 November 2011, 09:43:16
Er... "wan't"? Good morning Aaron, please wake up and engage brain now.  :-[
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Post by: MaxV6 on 02 November 2011, 12:16:49
this morning's post included a set of double din removal keys....  and....   a CID.....

guess what i'm spending my afternoon off doing..... 

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Post by: aaronjb on 02 November 2011, 12:54:19
Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 November 2011, 16:02:22
Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work
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Post by: MaxV6 on 02 November 2011, 16:31:17
not a great success,   cartridge retrieved.....  details in electricals section
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Post by: feeutfo on 02 November 2011, 18:15:14
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over £100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 November 2011, 18:17:34
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over £100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 02 November 2011, 18:54:45
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over £100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
Thanks Dad. ;)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 November 2011, 18:55:38
Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over £100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
Thanks Dad. ;)
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

You know it makes sense ;) ;)
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Post by: VXL V6 on 02 November 2011, 19:32:41
Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 02 November 2011, 22:27:38
Had the body repair bloke out to repair 2 areas of broken paint and 4 dings on the Omega and a big scratch, 3 small scratches and 2 dings on her Panda. Both look good now and all done at home for 2 cups of tea and £280. Well pleased :y
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Post by: aaronjb on 02 November 2011, 22:43:22
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work

I'll let you know - they felt alright on the way home, but it's not very far from the tyre place and the weather was fine & dry.. foreacast to honk it down with rain for the remainder of the week so I'm about to find out what they're like in the wet!

I'm sure I'll eat the inner edge fairly quickly anyway, because I know what I'm like when it comes to getting jobs done (how long have I been meaning to do the wishbones? 6 months? ;D), so it may not be too great a loss if they turn out to be awful.
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Post by: aaronjb on 02 November 2011, 22:43:49
foreacast? Bah. I wondered why Chrome had underlined it red... ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 02 November 2011, 23:00:24
Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
Ooh. Excited? :)
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Post by: VXL V6 on 02 November 2011, 23:28:17
Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
Ooh. Excited? :)

Pity I can't afford two for the front this month! Mind you, the DTi will need some fronts so my plan is to put the fronts (SP Sport Maxx) onto the DTi then buy two more SC3's for the other pair of refurbed wheels....

Just exhaust, Steinmetz springs, Bilstein shocks etc etc to go on now....  :-[ ::) ;D
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Post by: MaxV6 on 02 November 2011, 23:39:55
Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work

well,  i've had mine a month or thereabouts...

sorry to say, not impressed,  won't be buying again....

okay, if not stellar in the dry.....  but wet....   rubbish....     my previous tyres,   cheapo admirals , were far better, and they're not amazing themselves.


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Post by: Tonka. on 03 November 2011, 14:07:04
New wiper blades all round on the Corsa and the Omega. GM ones fitted instead of the horrid clunky Ebay Aero wipers.

Much better  :y :y
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Post by: sandune on 03 November 2011, 15:00:47
Had the  Mig mot'ed today as it was due on the fourteenth.
Took the chance as i had recently  cleaned the breathers but did'nt check anything else ;D
Well passed ....no advisories..great!  :D :o
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Post by: Osprey on 03 November 2011, 15:33:05
New wiper blades all round on the Corsa and the Omega. GM ones fitted instead of the horrid clunky Ebay Aero wipers.

Much better  :y :y

Just reminded me - shoved new Vx wipers on mine the other day.  I was surprised to find they are much better than the previous Bosch ones were, even when they were new.   :y
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Post by: Lazydocker on 03 November 2011, 19:03:58
Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work

well,  i've had mine a month or thereabouts...

sorry to say, not impressed,  won't be buying again....

okay, if not stellar in the dry.....  but wet....   rubbish....     my previous tyres,   cheapo admirals , were far better, and they're not amazing themselves.
Got to admit, I'm not overly surprised. Mine seemed good for the first 1k or so but not overly impressed with them any more. Guessing that the problem isn't my wallowy suspension then ::)

Guess I'll be sticking SC3's on when the next tyre change is due ::)
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Post by: aaronjb on 04 November 2011, 10:00:35
Today I discovered that MaxV6 is right - these Neuton tyres have absolutely no grip at all in the wet, as I executed a lovely four wheel drift around a roundabout this morning  :o :o :o (and later, tried to pull out of a side road 'swiftly' only to find bags of wheelspin and not a lot of movement)

I'm somewhat hoping it's just because they've only done 40 miles and haven't scrubbed the release agent off them yet, but...
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 04 November 2011, 10:53:12
Today I discovered that MaxV6 is right - these Neuton tyres have absolutely no grip at all in the wet, as I executed a lovely four wheel drift around a roundabout this morning  :o :o :o (and later, tried to pull out of a side road 'swiftly' only to find bags of wheelspin and not a lot of movement)

I'm somewhat hoping it's just because they've only done 40 miles and haven't scrubbed the release agent off them yet, but...

Got Runway directionals on back of mine, sheet to a blanket unless TC off. :y Fronts are made of greaseproof paper ::), but at least they give the ABS a good workout :-X
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Post by: aaronjb on 04 November 2011, 10:59:22
Got Runway directionals on back of mine, sheet to a blanket unless TC off. :y Fronts are made of greaseproof paper ::), but at least they give the ABS a good workout :-X

I thought these couldn't possibly be as bad as the mix of 1x Michelin (and we know how TB feels about those) and 3x "Sportiva" no-names.. but apparently I was wrong ;D

I should have done with a friend of mine recommended - ask the taxi drivers what they use ;)
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Post by: Jimbob on 04 November 2011, 12:11:29
Replaced my lumbar support, thats a fiddley job, with getting the support onto the holding springs.
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Post by: maracus on 04 November 2011, 14:11:11
Got Runway directionals on back of mine, sheet to a blanket unless TC off. :y Fronts are made of greaseproof paper ::), but at least they give the ABS a good workout :-X

I thought these couldn't possibly be as bad as the mix of 1x Michelin (and we know how TB feels about those) and 3x "Sportiva" no-names.. but apparently I was wrong ;D

I should have done with a friend of mine recommended - ask the taxi drivers what they use ;)

That's a good shout!! And local delivery vans they get hammered lol!

After this morning, uniroyal rainXperts will be going on this omega when the time comes!!
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Post by: plym ian on 04 November 2011, 15:05:07
just an oil and filter change and a blast up the a38 :)
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Post by: deltaman on 04 November 2011, 15:36:27
Had the dreaded MOT today, sailed through no problems, no advisory's, first time since I have owned the car (Three Years) its not cost me money, service time is in January not done many miles this 5K, but it will still go in.

So now got the towing problems fixed maybe I can have a period without putting my hand in the pocket (said he with hope).
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Post by: henryd on 04 November 2011, 16:39:35
Gave mine a wash and hoover out today,its a Merc so does'nt need fixing................much :-X
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Post by: TheBoy on 04 November 2011, 17:46:46
Charged the Elite's battery, as the alarm went off this morning.

Lack of use and a tired battery (original).  Useless student nicked my spare battery :(
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Post by: feeutfo on 04 November 2011, 18:00:29
Charged the Elite's battery, as the alarm went off this morning.

Lack of use and a tired battery (original).  Useless student nicked my spare battery :(
my old 3.2 used to do that... In fact that's the same battery Tunnie now has ;D

...although I power sounder is at Kevs. :)
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Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 November 2011, 18:24:26
The Heat Shield on the Scoob decided to break its tack welds...... it sounded terrible so jacked the car up, axle stands in place, drivers wheel off for a little more light, battery disconnected.... welder at ready then found the gas had run out in my welder ::) so wheel back on, connect the battery so I could go and get a new bottle ;D ;D

Anyway a nice quiet car again  :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 04 November 2011, 19:23:39
Picked up the two refurbed wheels from the tyre place, now wearing SportContact 3's, will fit tomorrow. New indicator relay arrived from AndyC so fitted that. Battery removed to charge up and temp battery installed. Will book it in for an MOT now!!
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Post by: albitz on 05 November 2011, 21:39:13
Cleaned the breathers,finished spraying the first of four Elite alloys,started prepping the second alloy - and did a bit of work on the 24 year old Honda 90 which has ended up sat on my drive.Hasnt been started since 2004 - had it up and running in just over an hour,which pleased the owner. :)
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Post by: The Red Baron on 05 November 2011, 22:40:52
Heard a strange noise from engine in the mv6 yesterday, assumed aux belt tensioner. hard to tell in the dark. had a good look this morning & found waterpump bearings shot, good job i had a good 2nd hand one in the shed. got it changed & off to the fireworks display. so good result all round. :)
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Post by: Elliott19864 on 05 November 2011, 23:04:26
I like these threads  :)

Today I actually bought my omega and as soon as I got it on the driveway the bonnet was up to remove the oil breather box, wasn't that much of a hard job considering I haven't ever worked on these before.
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Post by: VXL V6 on 05 November 2011, 23:09:11
I like these threads  :)

Today I actually bought my omega and as soon as I got it on the driveway the bonnet was up to remove the oil breather box, wasn't that much of a hard job considering I haven't ever worked on these before.

Get some pics up in the 'gallery' section  :y

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Post by: Elliott19864 on 06 November 2011, 00:08:26
It's nothing special, bought it as a winter car, only paid £325, although I am planning on giving it a polish tomorrow, it's been 'tcut ed' and whoever done it has got it all over the trim.
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Post by: TheBoy on 06 November 2011, 01:04:44
Thought about changing the coil pack, but got distracted ::)

Cured the annoying door pin rattle though :)
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 06 November 2011, 16:01:41
Thought about changing the coil pack, but got distracted ::)

Cured the annoying door pin rattle though :)
It wasn't a curry flavour distraction by any chance? :)

Sorted a squeak on the OSR caliper yesterday. Then on way home got my bumper and towbar remodelled by a nice lady in an MX5. A kindly chap in a '61' plate C Class then felt that she hadn't quite hit me hard enough, so went and thoughtlessfully destroyed the front of his car in the back of the MX5. Today I've been mostly pyssed off. >:( :-X
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Post by: Elliott19864 on 06 November 2011, 16:08:51
Put everything back together after sorting the oil breather box and pipes.
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Post by: Lazydocker on 06 November 2011, 16:27:29
Thought about changing the coil pack, but got distracted ::)

Cured the annoying door pin rattle though :)
It wasn't a curry flavour distraction by any chance? :)

Sorted a squeak on the OSR caliper yesterday. Then on way home got my bumper and towbar remodelled by a nice lady in an MX5. A kindly chap in a '61' plate C Class then felt that she hadn't quite hit me hard enough, so went and thoughtlessfully destroyed the front of his car in the back of the MX5. Today I've been mostly pyssed off. >:( :-X
If you didn't have bad luck you'd have none at all! :o :o

Hope you're all OK Al? Can't believe your car has been "Re modelled" again :o It'll be all new panels soon at the rate you're going ::)
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Post by: albitz on 06 November 2011, 16:32:10
Triggers broom. ::).............take them for every penny you can get from them Al.Hopefully the insurance premiums will go high enough to remove some of these remedials from the roads. ;)
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Post by: albitz on 06 November 2011, 16:33:32
Today I have mostly been getting elite alloy number 2 ready for spraying.Got ready for firstcoat of primer and then realised I had left my can of primer at work. :(
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 06 November 2011, 16:38:50
Quote
If you didn't have bad luck you'd have none at all!
Ain't that the truth ::)

Quote
Hope you're all OK Al? Can't believe your car has been "Re modelled" again It'll be all new panels soon at the rate you're going
Fair's fair :D It still has 4 doors and a rear wing that haven't been repaired/repainted yet. Glad I wasn't in the MX5, although the only car not to drive merrily away was the Merc.

It's not quite that bad Albs, the shell and running gear are all original, if not tinkered ::)
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Post by: hotel21 on 06 November 2011, 17:52:38
Today, been playing at Disco's.

New timing kits fitted to both my sons and my 300 TDi as well as a couple of other little jobs on both to get them ready for winter.

Dunno if its the placebo effect or what but both now seem a bit peppier......   ??? ;D
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 06 November 2011, 18:20:58
Today, been playing at Disco's.

New timing kits fitted to both my sons and my 300 TDi as well as a couple of other little jobs on both to get them ready for winter.

Dunno if its the placebo effect or what but both now seem a bit peppier......   ??? ;D

You'd like to think that they appreciate the attention. ::)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 06 November 2011, 18:25:12
Today, been playing at Disco's.

New timing kits fitted to both my sons and my 300 TDi as well as a couple of other little jobs on both to get them ready for winter.

Dunno if its the placebo effect or what but both now seem a bit peppier......   ??? ;D
Could be that the old belt had stretched slightly and put the pump timing out a fraction :-\ :-\ But probably a placebo :D
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Post by: Jimbob on 09 November 2011, 14:35:21
Service time for the Bobmobile...

Fuel Filter
Oil & Filter
Air Filter
Full Brake fluid flush
Aircon Cleaner
New Wiper Blades
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Post by: twiglet on 09 November 2011, 14:37:54
Service time for the Bobmobile...

Fuel Filter
Oil & Filter
Air Filter
Full Brake fluid flush
Aircon Cleaner

Is that one of those smoke cans that you set off in the car James?  Been thinking about doing mine as it can smell a bit stale sometimes... probably because it doesn't get used enough.  :-\
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Post by: Jimbob on 09 November 2011, 14:39:37
Yes, I find they are a very good air freshener if nothing else..

As the car has been smoked in previously, these really help neutralise the smell :y

Wanted to run one through before I clean and condition the leather.
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Post by: twiglet on 09 November 2011, 14:41:22
Yes, I find they are a very good air freshener if nothing else..

As the car has been smoked in previously, these really help neutralise the smell :y

Wanted to run one through before I clean and condition the leather.

Any that you would particularly recommend?
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Post by: Jimbob on 09 November 2011, 14:44:34
ive always used the comma ones
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=aircon+cleaner&_sacat=See-All-Categories

but I imagine they are all similar
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Post by: twiglet on 09 November 2011, 14:54:21
ive always used the comma ones
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=aircon+cleaner&_sacat=See-All-Categories

but I imagine they are all similar

Cheers James, I give that a go next time I treat the old girl to a full valet.  :)
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Post by: albitz on 09 November 2011, 18:14:48
Plastic welded the irmy copy grill which the postie deleivered today (courtesy of RobG). The top right corner had been snapped off by some ham fisted Royal Fail retard. >:( >:(
Almost finished spraying my second refurbed Elite alloy.Just got to lacquer it before work tomorrow.
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Post by: feeutfo on 11 November 2011, 00:32:02
Drove it home, got out of it and thought, I really like my car :)
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Post by: Lazydocker on 11 November 2011, 08:25:00
Drove it home, got out of it and thought, I really like my car :)
That's what we like to hear :y :y

I did nothing to the Omega... Looked at it with a pile of leaves on top of it and thought "When will I drive you again?" :'(
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Post by: Jimbob on 11 November 2011, 11:34:28
Replaced the glovebox handle on 'Bobs'

What a nightmare!

Whoever removed the glovebox last (car kit removal I guess) had nicely stripped the splines on one of the airbag bolts, had to chisel it round, not easy given its location!
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Post by: feeutfo on 11 November 2011, 11:44:06
Drove it home, got out of it and thought, I really like my car :)
That's what we like to hear :y :y

I did nothing to the Omega... Looked at it with a pile of leaves on top of it and thought "When will I drive you again?" :'(
Can't you get them to fit the omega out with relevant bits...? Might need a roof aextention I guess. :)
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Post by: aaronjb on 11 November 2011, 19:48:09
Put the back seats down.. ;D

Then tried to lift the top toolchest into the back.. except I can't seem to lift it off it's perch  ::) guess I'll have to take all the drawers out one by one!
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Post by: amba on 11 November 2011, 21:02:56
Nice fresh oil and filter ;D :y so good for another 6 weeks ;)
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Post by: Elliott19864 on 12 November 2011, 11:09:55
Put my other car away for winter and started to take the engine out.

Insured the omega for the winter.
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Post by: VXL V6 on 12 November 2011, 13:16:43
Swapped the front wheels to the rear and vica versa on the DTi in the hope that I can make the tyres last until I put the winter wheels and tyres on. Really don't want to buy new tyres for this car as I want to refurbish the alloys over the winter. Eldest son about to get a lesson in pre-MOT checks on the V6!  :)
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Post by: Kieran on 12 November 2011, 22:54:40
Changed the rear shocks on the Omega for some air shocks. Everything was going well till the old nearside shock decided it didn;t want to part company with the car and stuck on solid. After an hours worth of persuasion it decided to come free but it was a real pain in the arse.
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Post by: TheBoy on 13 November 2011, 00:18:10
Put some pollys on MV6 :D
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 13 November 2011, 08:45:29
Gave the Desmond a start to get some heat through it.  (Hasn't moved since the beginning of the month when I changed the expansion tank and for about a month before that) :-[
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 13 November 2011, 10:33:27
miggy is now ready with winter tires ..
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Post by: tunnie on 13 November 2011, 10:36:31
yesterday, sump dropped to check the oil pickup feed as car had been stood for a year.

All good, couple of tiny metal fragments but not at-all bad.
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Post by: Osprey on 13 November 2011, 17:02:36
Replaced the front door check strap bushes.  Under 5 minutes and under 50p to do both sides - if your door clonks as you open it, just do the job, it's a doddle!   :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Johnny English on 13 November 2011, 17:10:46
I had been suffered with a small amount of coolant loss but yesterday found a small hole/split, fortunately close to the coolant tank and to the end of pipe. Cut back a little , hope that was the only cause... For tomorrow I'm planning a complete swap of tyre garniture /the winter is coming/ till my honey and doughter and my mother in law are shopping...I'm afraid of that swap will be more expensive than usual... :o :o :o
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Post by: smithpa7 on 13 November 2011, 17:21:26
I treated my Omega to 12 months road tax (due in 2 weeks). £215, not bad at all :y :y The BMW is now £245 and rising >:(
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Post by: Bixy1 on 13 November 2011, 17:56:21
I bolted down the rear seatbelt buckles. Daughter pulled them out of the hole in the seat last week and said, "Shoudn't these be fastened to the car?" :o

What's that all about then??  ???
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Post by: JamesV6CDX on 13 November 2011, 18:28:52
Handbrake service and exhaust fitment in prep for MOT on Friday...
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 November 2011, 18:59:22
Pushed the MR2 out of the garage ;D, and drove the Nissan out on to the drive..

And my folks had paid a visit arranged at the last minute, so my Dad gave me a hand to fit the electric garage door opener (so very flash), and then had me hoover the concrete dust off the garage floor .. and laid carpet tiles over the whole thing.

Poshest garage in Bracknell ;D
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Post by: pirate on 13 November 2011, 19:58:14
had a traffic light drag with a bmw  tit tryed to undertake me wrong move , had to be done , then got home and slid the new 1835 cc engine into my beach buggy nice ready for santa pod next year
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Post by: aaronjb on 13 November 2011, 20:46:34
Oh I forgot the other thing I did today..

Looked at the tailgate just below the boot release button and above the plate, and discovered that it's rotting really, really badly there :(
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Post by: VXL V6 on 14 November 2011, 10:08:15
Just put the V6 in for an MOT, passed, no advisories.  :y

First new style MOT I've had, just a striaght print out now, no green stationary.

Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: JamesV6CDX on 14 November 2011, 16:20:51
Just put the V6 in for an MOT, passed, no advisories.  :y

First new style MOT I've had, just a striaght print out now, no green stationary.

Does that mean I'm one step closer to buying your stainless beauty  ;D :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 14 November 2011, 16:53:09
One step closer yes! Have a replacement exhaust being built but it's all hush hush and being developed in a top secret research facility with a highly trained team of engineers from the Russelheim factory busy measuring, calculating and testing as we speak!

 :-X ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 November 2011, 16:54:12
Vic test... What a bunch of over officious numpties...

Loaded up the car with wheels for refurbing, to be dropped off on the way to WIM tomorrow.
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Post by: tunnie on 14 November 2011, 16:57:17
new coolant bottle & battery on the 3.2
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 14 November 2011, 16:58:26
Passed MOT, Changed front sidelights bulbs and gave it a bit of a wash ;)
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 14 November 2011, 17:02:48
Drove it on poly bushes for the first time without half a tonne of tools in the back. Very impressed. That has shapened up the steering no end.

.. and ordered some new rear tyres. ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 14 November 2011, 17:31:49
.. and ordered some new rear tyres. ::)
I'm sure tunnie could get loads more out of your old ones ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 14 November 2011, 17:39:58
So could I. Just need some positive camber until I can see fabric on the other side. :-X
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Post by: TheBoy on 14 November 2011, 17:40:51
So could I. Just need some positive camber until I can see fabric on the other side. :-X
Then neutral camber, over inflate, and get your money's worth from the centre ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 05omegav6 on 14 November 2011, 22:39:52
Four new tyres on mine today :y All set for slithering around the lanes ::)

Off to the body shop tomorrow for a new bumper and tow bar :y

Getting an Insignia to play with for a couple of days :-\ Time will tell :y
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Post by: feeutfo on 14 November 2011, 22:42:50
Interesting Al, look forward to a review... perhaps?
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 14 November 2011, 22:47:42
Hoping for a 2.8 V6 4x4 Elite. ::) Will probably be a 1.8 S though ;D.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 14 November 2011, 22:52:16
Passed one on the m4, blue lights, pulled some modded jap car. Good move for unmarked plod. Loads of insignias about, difficult to spot, but see twin pipes doing 70, slow down.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 14 November 2011, 22:57:05
Parked it back in it's space after SWMBO used it last night :y

I don't think I've done more than about 50 miles in it in the last 10 days :'( :'(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 14 November 2011, 22:57:28
T-cutted my headlights - they do work after all!  :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 15 November 2011, 15:22:34
I drove it to North Weald airfield..

And then had an absolutely stonking morning hooning around in an Aston Martin DB9 (rather underwhelming, actually, with the flappy paddle box), Audi R8 (much better!), Ferrari 430 (simply awesome), Porsche 997 Turbo (kinda disappointing), and a (new) BMW M3 (awesome saloon).

Then drove it home again.. it didn't feel quite the same after that somehow ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: tunnie on 15 November 2011, 15:26:02
Replaced dud EML bulb, but in process a GID blub blew! D'oh!

New Aux belt fitted, Wynns hydraulic valve lifter treatment added to try and silence a couple of noisey tappets at very hot idle, no affect yet 75 miles later  :(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 15 November 2011, 19:52:53
Wim'ed, and wheels dropped off for refurb.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Johnny English on 15 November 2011, 20:09:38
I had been suffered with a small amount of coolant loss but yesterday found a small hole/split, fortunately close to the coolant tank and to the end of pipe. Cut back a little , hope that was the only cause... For tomorrow I'm planning a complete swap of tyre garniture /the winter is coming/ till my honey and doughter and my mother in law are shopping...I'm afraid of that swap will be more expensive than usual... :o :o :o
Tyre swap is done  ;) , shopping was a bit more expensive... :-\
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 16 November 2011, 18:09:41
I drove it to North Weald airfield..

And then had an absolutely stonking morning hooning around in an Aston Martin DB9 (rather underwhelming, actually, with the flappy paddle box), Audi R8 (much better!), Ferrari 430 (simply awesome), Porsche 997 Turbo (kinda disappointing), and a (new) BMW M3 (awesome saloon).

Then drove it home again.. it didn't feel quite the same after that somehow ;D

Cool!
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Post by: aaronjb on 16 November 2011, 18:11:24
Cool!

Very  :y It was quite a lot of money and you don't get much time in each car, but still so much fun :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: jonnycool on 16 November 2011, 19:53:01
Cool!

Very  :y It was quite a lot of money and you don't get much time in each car, but still so much fun :)

I had one of these for my birthday last year (it's in January). I decided to leave it till the summer to book - then realised it had run out...DOH!
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Post by: Shimmy on 16 November 2011, 19:55:34
New VX wiper blades recently, much better than what was on previously.  Pretty cheap too at £13.

Fitted the VW 99 relay today for variable wiper speed control, works great!
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 16 November 2011, 20:01:09
visited my car in repair shop.. as far as I see this paintless repair shop is #1 in job.. no traces , no marks and not even a dent is left .. :o
 
and its much better then before (old dents on roof is also gone) .. and a brand new ceiling cover.. happy bunny now :)
 
(besides insurance company paid its 3 years money  ;D )  will post the pictures when completely finished.. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: flyer 0712 on 17 November 2011, 17:06:04
today  i fitted the battery blanket...supplied by  ( elite pete  cheers matey )  noticed that the battery clamp was not holding battery in at all...so after some plus gas and brute force undone the bolt refitted clamp smeared copper slip on the thread making it easier next time.disconnected air bag and turned steering wheel back one spline to put it strtaight.......so annoying driving like that...checked oil..water...winscreen washer  water....and lights and tyre pressures.....just little jobs but gives me great satisfaction to know that is all ok.....
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 17 November 2011, 18:10:18
Have been unfaithful to it :'(. Took a VXR8 out for a test.

Which was nice. Perhaps not today but I will have one at some point. ::) Just effortless, and a noise to die for. 8)
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Post by: TheBoy on 17 November 2011, 18:14:22
today  i fitted the battery blanket...supplied by  ( elite pete  cheers matey )  noticed that the battery clamp was not holding battery in at all...so after some plus gas and brute force undone the bolt refitted clamp smeared copper slip on the thread making it easier next time.disconnected air bag and turned steering wheel back one spline to put it strtaight.......so annoying driving like that...checked oil..water...winscreen washer  water....and lights and tyre pressures.....just little jobs but gives me great satisfaction to know that is all ok.....
OPPS! :o

OK, you need to check that the steering box is still centred, else in for trouble.

Unlike racks, you can't adjust the steering wheel, you *MUST* adjust the track rods instead - assuming some numpty hasn't cocked it up in the first place by reseting steering position by pulling off splines, and resetting.

I'd start a new thread if I was you, in help section, to check the steering.  I fear you may need to move it back, and get it set properly :o :o
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Post by: feeutfo on 17 November 2011, 22:24:04
today  i fitted the battery blanket...supplied by  ( elite pete  cheers matey )  noticed that the battery clamp was not holding battery in at all...so after some plus gas and brute force undone the bolt refitted clamp smeared copper slip on the thread making it easier next time.disconnected air bag and turned steering wheel back one spline to put it strtaight.......so annoying driving like that...checked oil..water...winscreen washer  water....and lights and tyre pressures.....just little jobs but gives me great satisfaction to know that is all ok.....
OPPS! :o

OK, you need to check that the steering box is still centred, else in for trouble.

Unlike racks, you can't adjust the steering wheel, you *MUST* adjust the track rods instead - assuming some numpty hasn't cocked it up in the first place by reseting steering position by pulling off splines, and resetting.

I'd start a new thread if I was you, in help section, to check the steering.  I fear you may need to move it back, and get it set properly :o :o
yes, the steering box has a "tight spot" so to speak, to aid straight ahead stability. But with the steering wheel moved, the steering box is no longer straight ahead, and neither are the pitman arm/idler steering linkage. It must be way off for the wheel position to be improved as the splines are quite large. As said, re fit correctly, and get it set up for full geo. Toe settings on track rods are way out to the steering mechanism.

In fact, you'll be far better lining the wheels up by eye, with car parked steering wheel straight and correctly fitted, then adjusting track rods yourself to line up with the rears rather than mess with steering wheel position. Not recommended.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Webby the Bear on 17 November 2011, 22:30:31
ordered (thanks to car-nuts recomendation a rear parking sensor kit. £14.98.

now hopefully all ive got to do is make sure i drill the holes level!  ::) ;D

ps thats a great guide if you want to fit parking sensors.... good for me as i still cant get to grips with the boot length even though ive owned my baby for 3 yearas now!
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Post by: Webby the Bear on 17 November 2011, 22:33:16
also cleaned and hoovered the interior. took miggy for her carwash. and then ''fitted'' ( ;D) magic tree in ''ice blue'' form. gorgeous smell and reminds me of her when i first purchased  :y :y :y :y

oh and filled right up (78 squid) and filled tyres up with air  :y :y :y :y :y
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Post by: flyer 0712 on 17 November 2011, 22:37:20
okey dokey    thanks for that advice ( the boy )   will have that checked out.......and there was me thought i did well   lol.. :y :y
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 18 November 2011, 15:40:01
Got it back from the repairers, who basically took 3 days to repair the bumper and 'adjust' the towbar. :o Told them I'm really hacked off, bumper looks nice, but still need to get the tow bar and crash bar replaced. I will never let a single one of my cars go anywhere near Apollo Motor Group again, once was too often.

Do Aviva have a facebook page? Might end up taking aleaf out of Aaronjbs' book... :-X
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Post by: aaronjb on 18 November 2011, 15:47:05
They do ;) http://www.facebook.com/AvivaUK
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 18 November 2011, 15:50:14
Fancy that ::). will see how the solicitor gets on first... :-X
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: sandune on 19 November 2011, 17:31:56
Today replaced the discs front and rear on the Punto.
The front discs had a lip of about 5mm on the outer face and about 3mm on the inner face but no groves
Rear discs did'nt wear too badly .
I've fitted new pads ,so will bleed the system to renew the fluid. 8) ;)
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 17:39:16
Wire brushed rust off a steel wheel .. I can still taste the rust dust ;D
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Post by: ffcgary1 on 19 November 2011, 17:55:18
Fitted HIDS to the new projectors that i have just discovered i bought off Aaronjb via ebay, hi mate thanks,
 6000k lamps and then maty at vx ajusted them a tad low so as to not blind anyone or attract attenion of mr plod.

I cant belive the differance between these and the candles i had before.

Cam belt and tensioners fitted Last week in preparation for the blast to Enschede in Holland next week.
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 17:56:30
Fitted HIDS to the new projectors that i have just discovered i bought off Aaronjb via ebay, hi mate thanks,

 ;D small world :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:00:22
Stripped the Silver Bullet's passenger seat and (hopefully) fixed the seat heater.

Put a new (well, new to the car ;D) battery on TBE.

Fixed my trusty old battery changer.

Fixed kettle's pesky satnav problem on his NCDC2013.


Would have been a nice easy day, but my best mate lead me astray last night, so everything is a struggle today ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 November 2011, 18:01:20
Drive up to refurbers picked up my two wheels, lovely job. Then drove down to Micheldever to fit two new sc3's as the old ones where damaged in the accident.

Except they only fitted one, as one of the old tyres was fine. Bit of a rub on the sidewall but otherwise ok. Smart. Lovely ride and planted feal returns, glad to see the back of those nasty harsh potenzas, yuk.

Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:03:46
Drive up to refurbers picked up my two wheels, lovely job. Then drove down to Micheldever to fit two new sc3's as the old ones where damaged in the accident.

Except they only fitted one, as one of the old tyres was fine. Bit of a rub on the sidewall but otherwise ok. Smart. Lovely ride and planted feal returns, glad to see the back of those nasty harsh potenzas, yuk.
That was quick, seem to recall you only dropped them off a couple of days ago :o

Does it look nice enough now that you'll be emabrassed into putting a new wing/door on ;D
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Post by: ffcgary1 on 19 November 2011, 18:04:37
Not Falkens then Chris?

Standing well back lites the blue touch paper..........
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 18:05:32
Fixed kettle's pesky satnav problem on his NCDC2013.

Come and fix mine next.. ;D I hate interior electrics.. my buddha like body was not made for contorting into footwells.
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:06:45
Fixed kettle's pesky satnav problem on his NCDC2013.

Come and fix mine next.. ;D I hate interior electrics.. my buddha like body was not made for contorting into footwells.
As long as it doesn't mean taking the cage out. I hate those crappy facelift cages ;D
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Post by: ffcgary1 on 19 November 2011, 18:08:55
I have the same problem Aaron. ;)
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Post by: ffcgary1 on 19 November 2011, 18:10:48
Still want a CID for my old mans elite jamie, got one available yet.?
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:11:41
Still want a CID for my old mans elite jamie, got one available yet.?
Nope, got one in each of mine, on the lookout for a 3rd to do this CD70 testing...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 18:12:20
As long as it doesn't mean taking the cage out. I hate those crappy facelift cages ;D

I've already had that bit out once ;) (ISTR it was the first thing someone - probably you - told me to check) .. it's where the rest of the wiring goes that I haven't looked at yet.

Suspect I'll just end up getting one of those aftermarket pigtail type GPS aerials at some point.. be nice to do away with my big gay gonk on the windscreen ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:14:55
As long as it doesn't mean taking the cage out. I hate those crappy facelift cages ;D

I've already had that bit out once ;) (ISTR it was the first thing someone - probably you - told me to check) .. it's where the rest of the wiring goes that I haven't looked at yet.

Suspect I'll just end up getting one of those aftermarket pigtail type GPS aerials at some point.. be nice to do away with my big gay gonk on the windscreen ;D
NCDC?

From there to drivers kick panel, then from there to roof via the drivers side sill.
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 18:26:56
NCDC?

From there to drivers kick panel, then from there to roof via the drivers side sill.

Yup, 2013 - been meaning to figure out how the kick panel comes off for ages.. I've been neglecting the Omega  :-[

I thought all the aerial wires went that way - but then I found what looks an awful lot like one (coax, BNC style connectors) in the passenger side rear cubby where the Bose speaker would normally be - no idea what that one is for..
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:31:44
NCDC?

From there to drivers kick panel, then from there to roof via the drivers side sill.

Yup, 2013 - been meaning to figure out how the kick panel comes off for ages.. I've been neglecting the Omega  :-[

I thought all the aerial wires went that way - but then I found what looks an awful lot like one (coax, BNC style connectors) in the passenger side rear cubby where the Bose speaker would normally be - no idea what that one is for..
Oooooo, wonder if estate goes other way....
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 18:34:02
Oooooo, wonder if estate goes other way....

Based on what I found in the roof lining, I didn't think so - unless it takes a very odd route, or maybe doubles back on itself somewhere in the roof lining that I can't see..
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Post by: RobG on 19 November 2011, 18:37:48
NCDC?

From there to drivers kick panel, then from there to roof via the drivers side sill.

Yup, 2013 - been meaning to figure out how the kick panel comes off for ages.. I've been neglecting the Omega  :-[

I thought all the aerial wires went that way - but then I found what looks an awful lot like one (coax, BNC style connectors) in the passenger side rear cubby where the Bose speaker would normally be - no idea what that one is for..
Possibly "On-Star" for the American market :-\
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 November 2011, 18:39:09
Drive up to refurbers picked up my two wheels, lovely job. Then drove down to Micheldever to fit two new sc3's as the old ones where damaged in the accident.

Except they only fitted one, as one of the old tyres was fine. Bit of a rub on the sidewall but otherwise ok. Smart. Lovely ride and planted feal returns, glad to see the back of those nasty harsh potenzas, yuk.
That was quick, seem to recall you only dropped them off a couple of days ago :o

Does it look nice enough now that you'll be emabrassed into putting a new wing/door on ;D
dropped off Tuesday, didn't quite make yesterday as agreed, but no worries. Although only two wheels, so quicker for them maybe.

Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.

...and no, I will NOT be fitting bloody FFF F F  Falkens!   ... Although on a lower profile tyre the supple ride and quiet will... NO NO NO!  ;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 19 November 2011, 18:40:05
Possibly "On-Star" for the American market :-\

Maybe - I'll take a picture tomorrow if I remember.. I contemplated unplugging it, but last time I did that with something I set the airbag light off ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 19 November 2011, 18:41:10
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
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Post by: RobG on 19 November 2011, 18:42:24
Possibly "On-Star" for the American market :-\

Maybe - I'll take a picture tomorrow if I remember.. I contemplated unplugging it, but last time I did that with something I set the airbag light off ;D
On-star used a BNC conn.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 19 November 2011, 18:43:15
polished the cat scratches on miggys hood >:(
 
then cleaned most tar and diesel resins from flat parts :(
 
repair of hail dings/dents completed perfectly for clio, but insurance company sent a broken trim for ceiling so I need to wait for another one until tuesday :(
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Post by: JamesV6CDX on 19 November 2011, 19:33:16
Repaired a poorly Vauxhall Combo 1.4 with some seious misfire!

Sorted the auto box on my MV6  8)
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Post by: feeutfo on 19 November 2011, 19:35:51
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
they can do it but will charge extra, and as I have orgasma gizmo whizzy thing... 8)
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Post by: Radar on 19 November 2011, 20:53:38
Fitted a new auxlilary belt pulley and gave the mig a much needed wash and wax. There was so much brake dust on the alloys they had gone black - funny thing is though i actually quite liked the look of them that way!
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Post by: VXL V6 on 19 November 2011, 22:30:20
Fitted a new auxlilary belt pulley and gave the mig a much needed wash and wax. There was so much brake dust on the alloys they had gone black - funny thing is though i actually quite liked the look of them that way!

Yep same as mine. Thought i'd better give it a quick wash today, but a quick wash means it still looks dirty parked next to it's identical twin!
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 20 November 2011, 09:17:41
NCDC?

From there to drivers kick panel, then from there to roof via the drivers side sill.

Yup, 2013 - been meaning to figure out how the kick panel comes off for ages.. I've been neglecting the Omega  :-[

I thought all the aerial wires went that way - but then I found what looks an awful lot like one (coax, BNC style connectors) in the passenger side rear cubby where the Bose speaker would normally be - no idea what that one is for..
Oooooo, wonder if estate goes other way....

Definitely drivers side kick panel, then along the sill then up the OS 'D' post. :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 20 November 2011, 10:07:27
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
they can do it but will charge extra, and as I have orgasma gizmo whizzy thing... 8)
Guessing a cordless drill won't do it...   ...not that I'm going to refurb mine until spring.
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Post by: VXL V6 on 20 November 2011, 10:45:58
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
they can do it but will charge extra, and as I have orgasma gizmo whizzy thing... 8)
Guessing a cordless drill won't do it...   ...not that I'm going to refurb mine until spring.
Irmscher wheels?
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Post by: Lazydocker on 20 November 2011, 10:56:01
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
they can do it but will charge extra, and as I have orgasma gizmo whizzy thing... 8)
Guessing a cordless drill won't do it...   ...not that I'm going to refurb mine until spring.
Irmscher wheels?
He's a fully fledged Chav now ;) ;) ;D ;D
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Post by: aaronjb on 21 November 2011, 12:33:57
Tried painting one of the four steel wheels I've got for the winter tyres - the trouble with it being cold is, it takes forever to harden.. and my clothes now have various blobs of gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.

I think I'll just brush the other three off and sling some hub caps on them for this winter - and paint them properly when it warms up next year! (Black, not gold..)
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 November 2011, 12:47:29
Just got to put all those bloody chavy bolts back in now.
You take them out before refurb?

Do the bolts actually do anything?
they can do it but will charge extra, and as I have orgasma gizmo whizzy thing... 8)
Guessing a cordless drill won't do it...   ...not that I'm going to refurb mine until spring.
yes that's what I used first time. Re fitting means all those threads have to be cleaned first too.
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Post by: omegaman2 on 21 November 2011, 13:14:15
hand brake cable replaced £20.00 on halfords trade
a few hours of my time ,job done  :)
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Post by: Tonka. on 21 November 2011, 15:18:28
Blower fan replaced. Thanks to Twiglet who sent me a new (to me) one  :y  :y
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Post by: andyc on 21 November 2011, 17:25:22
Cut out, fabricated and fitted new A pillar flitch panel. Cut out and fitted headlamp inlay panels and re-made front edge of inner wing, inner wing next......
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 November 2011, 17:40:57
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.
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Post by: albitz on 21 November 2011, 17:46:09
Intended changing the plugs (thanks Andyc  :y) - had a sleep after work,then couldnt be arsed to go out in the cold to do it,so put it off until tomorrow. ::)
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Post by: RobG on 21 November 2011, 17:47:08
Intended changing the plugs (thanks Andyc  :y) - had a sleep after work,then couldnt be arsed to go out in the cold to do it,so put it off until tomorrow. ::)
Don`t forget #6 :D
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Post by: hotel21 on 21 November 2011, 18:13:04
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.

How does Champaign Gold metallic fair on your list then??
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Post by: TheBoy on 21 November 2011, 18:22:48
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.

How does Champaign Gold metallic fair on your list then??
Having owned one, complete with poo-brown steering wheel, I can confirm that only Oyster beats it to the top of the gay list. Sorry Highlander, the truth is out ;D
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Post by: feeutfo on 21 November 2011, 18:23:59
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.

How does Champaign Gold metallic fair on your list then??
...it doesn't fair well H tbh, only going by what I've heard of course... :-X
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Post by: albitz on 21 November 2011, 18:24:35
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.

How does Champaign Gold metallic fair on your list then??

Thats the posh name for Hearing aid Beige. :D ;D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 21 November 2011, 18:26:24
Intended changing the plugs (thanks Andyc  :y) - had a sleep after work,then couldnt be arsed to go out in the cold to do it,so put it off until tomorrow. ::)
Don`t forget #6 :D

Never have, never will. ;).............its not that bad tbh.
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 21 November 2011, 18:28:02
well finally got off my arse and did some work on the car ready for mot tomorrow sorted out washer jets, pumped up tyres checked all levels and a few other bits nothing that exciting but its a start oh and finally took the front seat i got from albs via newent out of the boot wheyhey back to a 5 seater now!! :y
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Post by: omegaman2 on 21 November 2011, 18:41:46
gold (don't judge me) hammerite on them.
Well, its one step removed from gay, as its not Oyster.iHow does Champaign Gold metallic fair on your list then??
i must have gay car then :o
Having owned one, complete with poo-brown steering wheel, I can confirm that only Oyster beats it to the top of the gay list. Sorry Highlander, the truth is out ;D
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Post by: albitz on 21 November 2011, 18:43:16
well finally got off my arse and did some work on the car ready for mot tomorrow sorted out washer jets, pumped up tyres checked all levels and a few other bits nothing that exciting but its a start oh and finally took the front seat i got from albs via newent out of the boot wheyhey back to a 5 seater now!! :y

There were two of them Paul.Have you lost one ? ::) ;D
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Post by: Jimbob on 21 November 2011, 18:45:45
Put the original stereo back in the S reg (ready for sale)
Mainly fitted the removed one to Big Blue, but was defeated due to missing an adaptor to convert the display row of the iso block to the 'other format' ( 3 rows of small pins v 2 rows of larger pins).  Its ordered though, so hopefully be sorted in a day or 2.
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 21 November 2011, 20:13:50
well finally got off my arse and did some work on the car ready for mot tomorrow sorted out washer jets, pumped up tyres checked all levels and a few other bits nothing that exciting but its a start oh and finally took the front seat i got from albs via newent out of the boot wheyhey back to a 5 seater now!! :y

There were two of them Paul.Have you lost one ? ::) ;D

 ;D they have done some miles them seats both of them ;D
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 22 November 2011, 09:51:09
just got 12 months mot wooowhoooo :y :y only advisory was tyres a little low :o :o
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Post by: marrus69 on 22 November 2011, 12:16:36
had my rear window tinted,only bad bit it does not stick to them little bobbles,spoke to tintin man he said not alot he can do about it.
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(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/rushton105/201120111637.jpg)
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Post by: Bob G on 22 November 2011, 12:28:43
Today I have lubricated the mirror mount on the passenger replacment mirror and fitted it, all now hunk dory.
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Post by: Jimbob on 22 November 2011, 12:49:01
Cleaned and conditioned the leather (gliptone) in Big Blue
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 22 November 2011, 12:54:40
that must be one very happy car big blue does not sound that femanine though  ::) ;D
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Post by: albitz on 22 November 2011, 13:24:47
Changed the plugs. :)...............found one of the old ones to be pretty loose. ::)
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 22 November 2011, 14:02:27
what yours or the cars ;D ;D
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Post by: Johnny English on 22 November 2011, 20:16:31
I've checked the accu before starting surprisedly seen that value of voltage was 11,8v  >:( Tried to start - unsuccessfully...hm a brand new accu is needed...???
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Post by: 2woody on 23 November 2011, 13:21:35
Bit of emergency track-fitting today.

Managed to shed a track on the main road right in front of the entrance to camp, with a trailer on, too.
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 23 November 2011, 14:15:23
Bit of emergency track-fitting today.

Managed to shed a track on the main road right in front of the entrance to camp, with a trailer on, too.

I do hate it when that happens.  :-[
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Post by: 2woody on 23 November 2011, 16:27:08
I didn't know Geordie welders could run that fast......
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 23 November 2011, 17:10:05
I didn't know Geordie welders could run that fast......

I'm guessing the emergency rations of pease pudding deployed successfully, then. ;)
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Post by: tigers_gonads on 23 November 2011, 17:30:57
Changed the diff oil
Or rather I should say I emptied out about a mug of black oily substance and replaced it with a litre and a bit of fresh oil  ::)

The rather whine is still there and getting worse  :(
I can't seem to track where its coming from  :(
I'll check the gearbox at weekend and take it from there  :-\
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Post by: TheBoy on 23 November 2011, 18:42:48
Filled the Elite up with gas on the 2nd attempt.  In between attempts, another 10,000 miles of rear rubber lost  >:(
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Post by: Omegatoy on 23 November 2011, 19:16:51
Filled the Elite up with gas on the 2nd attempt.  In between attempts, another 10,000 miles of rear rubber lost  >:(

Hmm, brick under the throttle and you should get 70,000 miles out of your tyres!! :y
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Post by: TheBoy on 23 November 2011, 19:18:06
Filled the Elite up with gas on the 2nd attempt.  In between attempts, another 10,000 miles of rear rubber lost  >:(

Hmm, brick under the throttle and you should get 70,000 miles out of your tyres!! :y
Bloody petrol stations staffed by idiots with a positive IQ would help dramatically. rather thick inbred retards. Milton Keynes, enough said, really.
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Post by: albitz on 23 November 2011, 19:46:44
You could put your windows down and play this as your parked at the pump. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7gUwFsPjw0
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Post by: feeutfo on 26 November 2011, 05:42:17
Drove it to London and back every day this week. I hate London, but the car was good as gold. :)
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Post by: TheBoy on 26 November 2011, 11:57:06
Soldered in some new resistors into the Rover's spare blower resistor unit (Rovers always blow them), just need to fit the unit when the car comes back.  Then I'll solder in another set into the one that comes out, so I have a spare on hand...
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Post by: VXL V6 on 26 November 2011, 13:49:37
Soldered in some new resistors into the Rover's spare blower resistor unit (Rovers always blow them), just need to fit the unit when the car comes back.  Then I'll solder in another set into the one that comes out, so I have a spare on hand...

Had to do that on my Dad's old 416...  :y
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 26 November 2011, 13:51:34
vans getting it 2nd wash and clean of the year :)
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Post by: VXL V6 on 26 November 2011, 13:56:00
Two more Continental SportContact 3's fitted to the last two refurbished wheels. Now the V6 has a complete set.

Just have to wait until after December now (Christmas + Tax for two cars on Dec 31st!) then exhaust + uprated suspension  :)
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Post by: albitz on 26 November 2011, 14:16:02
Washed it,and started to refurb the fourth (and definetely the worst) Elite alloy.Im at work so cant do much more than that. :D
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 26 November 2011, 15:19:13
body damage for clio repaired and finally car back at home, and refurbed wheels are in use (after a month of heating to dry the paint)..
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 26 November 2011, 16:34:06
pumped up tyre, hoovered back seat moved it around on drive and there it will have to sit until i can tax it and send it of to the pink one to work his magic via the tyre shop.

dont you just love tax bills at christmas oh to be self employed ;D ;D
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Post by: Omega_Dan on 26 November 2011, 18:16:10
Changed front and rear suspension. 40mm lower on the front and 30 mm lower at the back on apex springs. Test driving it up to 85mpg feels so much better. No vibrations or wallowing about. Fitted new wishbones that put the tracking out slightly but now its fine :y
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Post by: robmac on 26 November 2011, 20:23:53
fitted new eater bypass valve oping this was the source of my coolant leak but alas its still losing its coolant :-[ going to remove plenum etc tomorrow and pressure test cooling system to find the damn leak source.
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Post by: marrus69 on 27 November 2011, 08:43:12
oil change today.how small is the filter
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 November 2011, 09:03:53
oil change today.how small is the filter
Pretty standard size for a petrol filter....
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Post by: feeutfo on 27 November 2011, 15:08:38
Fitted the rest if the silly bolts in me wheels, checked pressures and fluids.
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Post by: aaronjb on 27 November 2011, 15:23:17
The BC moaned at me to check the oil & washer fluid yesterday, so I duly did as I was told today.. refilled the washer fluid and reminded myself that I really must do an oil change soon; it's a tad dark  :-[
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Post by: TheBoy on 27 November 2011, 17:02:52
Put the repaired fan resistor in the Rover, and washed TBE - although it's not looking good, paintwork looks 'blotchy'  :-\
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Post by: Dishevelled Den on 27 November 2011, 17:03:24
Looked at the Desmond and again apologised for leaving it undriven for longer than is sensible. :-[
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Post by: albitz on 27 November 2011, 17:30:05
Changed door check strap bush,lubricated door hinges,checked tyre pressures,checked fluid levels,almost finished wheel refurb.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 27 November 2011, 18:02:52
Put the repaired fan resistor in the Rover, and washed TBE - although it's not looking good, paintwork looks 'blotchy' :-\

probably laquer layer become very tiny in some areas :-\   my roof/ceiling part is in 2 colors now and need re-spray at the end of this spring..
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Post by: Amigo on 27 November 2011, 18:57:40
Sold it dude!!! :D
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 27 November 2011, 21:06:46
Changed door check strap bush,lubricated door hinges,checked tyre pressures,checked fluid levels,almost finished wheel refurb.

glad you got of your arse today well done ;D ;D
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Post by: albitz on 27 November 2011, 21:11:54
Changed door check strap bush,lubricated door hinges,checked tyre pressures,checked fluid levels,almost finished wheel refurb.

glad you got of your arse today well done ;D ;D

I was at work 7.30am - 7.30pm. ::) :-X ;D
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 27 November 2011, 21:13:51
 :'( :'( :'( i wasnt woke up fell asleep woke up fell asleep ;D ;D :-*
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Post by: Lazydocker on 28 November 2011, 15:28:26
Sold it dude!!! :D
Which one? ::)
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 December 2011, 16:07:59
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y
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Post by: Johnny English on 01 December 2011, 16:27:05
Dismantled some unit of aircon at front of engine close to fan, service connector (fill up) was shoot out by overpressure. :(  Having found a used one I attempt to change them . Unsuccessfully. :( The ends of pipes are differents so I have to get it repaired by a welder who is able to weld alu aircon pipe as well. Not an easy job to find...I'm investigating away.  8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Ian_D on 01 December 2011, 16:30:10
Opened the bonnet, topped coolant up again...

Then checked the dip stick and went 'arghhh..... shit!'  ... shut the bonnet and went back inside!  ;D

See the 'Water in Oil' thread!  :'(
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Post by: Johnny English on 01 December 2011, 17:41:36
Opened the bonnet, topped coolant up again...

Then checked the dip stick and went 'arghhh..... shit!'  ... shut the bonnet and went back inside!  ;D

See the 'Water in Oil' thread!  :'(

 :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Auto Addict on 01 December 2011, 18:34:56
Topped up the washer fluid level, got fed up with it showing on the display every time I started up ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 December 2011, 18:42:37
Topped up the washer fluid level, got fed up with it showing on the display every time I started up ;D
Must put some petrol in mine, the CID has been annoying me for the last 200 miles ;D
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 01 December 2011, 18:51:37
Topped up the washer fluid level, got fed up with it showing on the display every time I started up ;D
Must put some petrol in mine, the CID has been annoying me for the last 200 miles ;D

Mine's just run out without nagging me. Added some white vinegar in case the Alton tap water has got to it and stuck the sensor. Smells like a chip shop with every rinse now. ;D
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 December 2011, 18:54:55
Topped up the washer fluid level, got fed up with it showing on the display every time I started up ;D
Must put some petrol in mine, the CID has been annoying me for the last 200 miles ;D

Mine's just run out without nagging me. Added some white vinegar in case the Alton tap water has got to it and stuck the sensor. Smells like a chip shop with every rinse now. ;D
Guess you mean screen wash bottle, not petrol tank ::)

I still need to resolve the screen wash problem I have, hope to do that this weekend :)
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Post by: aaronjb on 01 December 2011, 18:59:24
Took me a minute to work that out.. I wondered what the benefit of vinegar in the petrol tank was!

Good job I didn't go out and try it.. ;D
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 December 2011, 19:26:26
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\
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Post by: Auto Addict on 01 December 2011, 19:29:36
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 December 2011, 19:35:28
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.

because its easy on the machine and not risky.. but even 0 grs of balance on machine is faulty on the car when you check with the flashing light.. and you can feel when you sit inside the car.. generally I sit inside the car when they work and I tell the result of weight inserted..
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 December 2011, 20:24:08
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.

because its easy on the machine and not risky.. but even 0 grs of balance on machine is faulty on the car when you check with the flashing light.. and you can feel when you sit inside the car.. generally I sit inside the car when they work and I tell the result of weight inserted..
They think i'm fussy, as i'm they're only customer that uses/insists on 5 stud, but they do it because they KNOW i'll be back to get it sorted if they dont. Not had balance at wim, but Britain tyres are the only place that get it right out of many i've used. Odd...
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Post by: TheBoy on 01 December 2011, 20:28:26
Omega seems over-sensitive to balancing.  Always have problems from most places, usually require multiple visits  >:(

Never had trouble with WIM balancing, always been spot on, although I have had a weight drop off after a day before.
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 December 2011, 21:19:37
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.

because its easy on the machine and not risky.. but even 0 grs of balance on machine is faulty on the car when you check with the flashing light.. and you can feel when you sit inside the car.. generally I sit inside the car when they work and I tell the result of weight inserted..
They think i'm fussy, as i'm they're only customer that uses/insists on 5 stud, but they do it because they KNOW i'll be back to get it sorted if they dont. Not had balance at wim, but Britain tyres are the only place that get it right out of many i've used. Odd...

trust me not odd.. I have tried 20 or more different shops before I find one  :-\
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 December 2011, 21:24:05
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.

because its easy on the machine and not risky.. but even 0 grs of balance on machine is faulty on the car when you check with the flashing light.. and you can feel when you sit inside the car.. generally I sit inside the car when they work and I tell the result of weight inserted..
They think i'm fussy, as i'm they're only customer that uses/insists on 5 stud, but they do it because they KNOW i'll be back to get it sorted if they dont. Not had balance at wim, but Britain tyres are the only place that get it right out of many i've used. Odd...

trust me not odd.. I have tried 20 or more different shops before I find one  :-\
Odd, in that one company gets it right so often, where others fail continually.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 December 2011, 21:26:18
Bit if a vibration since fitting new tyres, and got worse after re fitting re furbed and new tyre shod wheels when Micheldever balanced all four. They used thier 5 stud system as requested and i watched the guy balance them through the reception window. All ok showed on the screen.
 But nfg. Car vibrating over a certain speed, rotate the fronts to the back and slightly better. But still there, hmmm inbalanced wheels at the back then.
 Down to my local tyre man, using thier own 5 stud balancer, sure enough both rears 20 and 15 grams out. One front 20 grams out.
 
Re fitted, quick blat up the motorway, smooth as a babys bum. Britain tyres in Reading. Good chaps. :y

balancer machines dont give satisfactory results imo.. best is done on the car..
 
besides newly fitted tires will still loose balance after some trip.. :-\

Back in the 70's they used to balance the wheels on the car, I wonder why they don't do it now.

because its easy on the machine and not risky.. but even 0 grs of balance on machine is faulty on the car when you check with the flashing light.. and you can feel when you sit inside the car.. generally I sit inside the car when they work and I tell the result of weight inserted..
They think i'm fussy, as i'm they're only customer that uses/insists on 5 stud, but they do it because they KNOW i'll be back to get it sorted if they dont. Not had balance at wim, but Britain tyres are the only place that get it right out of many i've used. Odd...

trust me not odd.. I have tried 20 or more different shops before I find one  :-\
Odd, in that one company gets it right so often, where others fail continually.

I start to think most drivers even dont recognize there is a balance problem.. ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 01 December 2011, 21:26:38
Odd, in that one company gets it right so often, where others fail continually.
Lack of knowledge/understanding, or assume most don't worry about it that much...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: cem_devecioglu on 01 December 2011, 21:28:29
Omega seems over-sensitive to balancing.  Always have problems from most places, usually require multiple visits  >:(

Never had trouble with WIM balancing, always been spot on, although I have had a weight drop off after a day before.

I think not miggy , we are too sensitive.. if you drive a car for long time, you memorize all vibrations and sounds , any unfamiliar vibration or sound disturbs us..
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Post by: feeutfo on 01 December 2011, 21:39:46
Omega seems over-sensitive to balancing.  Always have problems from most places, usually require multiple visits  >:(

Never had trouble with WIM balancing, always been spot on, although I have had a weight drop off after a day before.

I think not miggy , we are too sensitive.. if you drive a car for long time, you memorize all vibrations and sounds , any unfamiliar vibration or sound disturbs us..
firmer suspension, polly bushes, lower profile tyres fitted. Nowhere for a wheel balance issue to hide in there. So it appears worse than on stock set up. But would be felt. Even Mrs Gixer noticed it, and if she notices a chassis issue, you know its bad. ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: robmac on 01 December 2011, 23:22:49
drained engine coolant today after running with radweld in for a few days. re-filled with vauxhall red antifreeze 50/50 mix to see if leak at rear of engine would re-appear and of course to be ready for the winter months...drove 100 miles  and level is spot on and no leaks so all is well with miss miggy again, for a while at least :y  happy days!!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Auto Addict on 02 December 2011, 14:35:48
Swopped the spare fully charged batteries onto the Omega & Astra.

Something I do every month during the winter.

Interesting, both batteries I removed were only showing 80% charge.

They're being conditioned/charged as we speak with my smart chargers.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: paul.lovejoy on 02 December 2011, 17:38:59
got 4 new tyres fitted :'( :'(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: robmac on 03 December 2011, 17:49:17
fitted new drivers side drive shaft to daughters citroen c1. lovely job :y and a very happy daughter now her car doesnt try to shake itself to bits any more.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 03 December 2011, 18:04:53
Fitted my Irmscher badge to the front grill, General level check and top up. Gave it a wash for wales meet but after 130 miles will be just as bad ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: VXL V6 on 03 December 2011, 18:28:49
Replaced the dead bulb in the DTi's sunroof switch and cleaned the disc. Had a close look at the leak off pipes but can't see any evidence of them failing.



Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 15:45:15
Yesterday, had some lower mileage cats fitted to the Silver Bullet (mine always struggles on CO at MOT, but it has done 181k). Changed the AC compressor AGAIN :P.  Did 350 miles, and at no point did I feel anything other than content, happy, impressed, comfortable with the old girl.

Today, changed the washer bottle and headlight pump on the Bullet, due to a leak (bumper off job), and replaced a misted up foglight (bumper off job). Put it all back together, tested, and the friggin replacement foglight had a blown bulb...   ....yup, bumper off job!  Gave it a blat around the lanes (playing with tyre pressures).

Changed the coil pack on TBE, at last ::), had a gentle sedate cruise in it afterwards.

Shock amount all shocks, fully Tech2'd both cars, which is something I never seem to get time to do on my own ones ::).  Bullet was completely clear, bar a trim problem n idle on gas (known about, need to think on a solution), TBE had a sunroof code, most likely due to battery always going flat, a trim code (known about, LPG related), and a headlight levelling issue that it always has had (suspect duff servo, but whilst it works fine, no hurry to investigate too hard... ...until the next meet, when I can steal a servo :P).
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 04 December 2011, 16:09:17
Lpg ingrctor nozels need to be smaller on TBE. 2.3mm...?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 16:16:29
Lpg ingrctor nozels need to be smaller on TBE. 2.3mm...?
Yup, too big currently, making idle a little jumpy...

I think Bullet needs idle map tweaking. Mind you, would benefit from a firmware update as well ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 December 2011, 16:19:11
Is that lifter still quiet to then Ugly?  :-*
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 16:21:41
Is that lifter still quiet to then Ugly?  :-*
I've got so used to it, I wasn't paying attention this morning when I started it to move it back on the drive ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 December 2011, 16:23:51
Is that lifter still quiet to then Ugly?  :-*
I've got so used to it, I wasn't paying attention this morning when I started it to move it back on the drive ::)

;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 16:24:29
Are ou thinking fanimold/downpipe join was the noise?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Darth Loo-knee on 04 December 2011, 16:39:19
Are ou thinking fanimold/downpipe join was the noise?

I did wonder, as you said the lifter was not making its usual noise, yet what was done would not have effected that.....
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 04 December 2011, 16:39:39
Lpg ingrctor nozels need to be smaller on TBE. 2.3mm...?
Yup, too big currently, making idle a little jumpy...

I think Bullet needs idle map tweaking. Mind you, would benefit from a firmware update as well ;D
You about Monday/Tuesday evening? ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: cem_devecioglu on 04 December 2011, 17:06:05
as the car converted to manual shaft balance done (expensive me thinks its 70 £ aprox) (some vibrations at 60 km/hr )
 
right and left knock sensors changed (long job really)  and starter serviced ..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Johnny English on 04 December 2011, 17:14:37
Dismantled some unit of aircon at front of engine close to fan, service connector (fill up) was shoot out by overpressure. :(  Having found a used one I attempted to change them . Unsuccessfully. :( The ends of pipes are differents so I have to get it repaired by a welder who is able to weld alu aircon pipe as well. Not an easy job to find...I'm investigating away.  8) 8) 8)


Welder is found!  :y I had to do a little pre-work, I've cut down both of pipe end, fortune the outside diameter of one as the same as the inside diameter of other. So just cut a screw in and an other out and both of end could be fitted to each other.  :y I'm not sure in screws made by myself so I'm gonna get it welded properly. Welding tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 18:41:01
Lpg ingrctor nozels need to be smaller on TBE. 2.3mm...?
Yup, too big currently, making idle a little jumpy...

I think Bullet needs idle map tweaking. Mind you, would benefit from a firmware update as well ;D
You about Monday/Tuesday evening? ::)
Aye.

If you had some spare nozzles, I'd have 2 to tweak ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 04 December 2011, 18:48:52
Had to get mine from Tilo, as none spare in the spares box.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 04 December 2011, 18:51:01
Lpg ingrctor nozels need to be smaller on TBE. 2.3mm...?
Yup, too big currently, making idle a little jumpy...

I think Bullet needs idle map tweaking. Mind you, would benefit from a firmware update as well ;D
You about Monday/Tuesday evening? ::)
Aye.

If you had some spare nozzles, I'd have 2 to tweak ::)
You had all the spares ;) ;)

Not 100% sure I'll be able to make it yet... Apparently it's quite an intensive course because of the number of us on it ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 04 December 2011, 18:58:55
Had to get mine from Tilo, as none spare in the spares box.
Yeah, tried calling him a couple of weeks back. Failed.

Not tried since.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Lazydocker on 04 December 2011, 19:45:45
Had to get mine from Tilo, as none spare in the spares box.
Yeah, tried calling him a couple of weeks back. Failed.

Not tried since.
Want me to try him tomorrow (if I get a chance!)? ???
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: aaronjb on 04 December 2011, 19:46:46
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
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Post by: Kevin Wood on 04 December 2011, 23:25:28
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...

Nowhere near as much fun now CRT monitors are a thing of the past, that's what it is. ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 05 December 2011, 17:37:08
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 05 December 2011, 17:39:54
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...

Nowhere near as much fun now CRT monitors are a thing of the past, that's what it is. ;)
Yet to see anyone destroy a VGA CRT in a fit of rage.  Obviously, lots of LCDs have gone to landfill due to dealing with idiots all day long  :-[

I did see someone through a CRT based dumb terminal (one of the big old heavy metal items in the 1980s) from a first floor window once - fortunately, he picked an open window.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 05 December 2011, 17:49:32
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 05 December 2011, 18:27:33
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
I agree wholeheartedly, but still gutted I bust my Compaq keyboard (103 key, not even one with a Windows button).
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 05 December 2011, 19:11:18
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
I agree wholeheartedly, but still gutted I bust my Compaq keyboard (103 key, not even one with a Windows button).

Funnily enough I've got one of those old Compaq ones, and it's the nicest keyboard I've ever used.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: hotel21 on 05 December 2011, 19:28:22
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
I agree wholeheartedly, but still gutted I bust my Compaq keyboard (103 key, not even one with a Windows button).

Funnily enough I've got one of those old Compaq ones, and it's the nicest keyboard I've ever used.

My one still clatters away nicely, keys are getting quite worn, but it really annoys her when I'm at full chat with the fingers to the board, such that she has to turn the volume up on the telly whilst watching some 'reality' cack on the telly....   ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: albitz on 05 December 2011, 19:33:28
I did a very old fashioned bodge on mine today.Its running cool and its too cold to be doing a stat change, so Ive put some silver cooking foil over part of the rad in an attempt to get it to run a tad hotter. ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 05omegav6 on 05 December 2011, 22:15:38
Serviced the beast today along with front pads and droplinks... Pattern parts would appear to be service items :-\ Droplinks have only done 12k ish. Bought a few bits and bobs from the scrappy, now have illuminated air vents, fixed rear interior light that some flid had managed to break, and sorted a busted window switch.

Popped over to see Robseymv6 this evening to collect a replacement bumper following a conversation with a bollard on Friday night. Thanks Rob, bumper has scrubbed up nicely :y

Back to the bodyshop in the morning so that they can replace all the bits that they should have done the first time >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: twiglet on 06 December 2011, 09:55:25
I did a very old fashioned bodge on mine today.Its running cool and its too cold to be doing a stat change, so Ive put some silver cooking foil over part of the rad in an attempt to get it to run a tad hotter. ::)

Ice Road Truckers styley!!  8)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 06 December 2011, 11:03:12
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
I agree wholeheartedly, but still gutted I bust my Compaq keyboard (103 key, not even one with a Windows button).

Funnily enough I've got one of those old Compaq ones, and it's the nicest keyboard I've ever used.

My one still clatters away nicely, keys are getting quite worn, but it really annoys her when I'm at full chat with the fingers to the board, such that she has to turn the volume up on the telly whilst watching some 'reality' cack on the telly....   ;D

Oh, yes, it does sound like a V6 running with empty lifters. ;D
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Jimbob on 06 December 2011, 12:42:10
Almost finished drilling out my old exhaust bolts...

Need more drill bits....any recommendations?
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Post by: albitz on 06 December 2011, 12:46:43
Cobalt. :y
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Post by: VXL V6 on 06 December 2011, 13:58:10
Somehow I have this mental image of TB slamming the phone down and then doing whatever the desk-based equivalent of leaving 10,000 miles of rubber is, before vowing never to call him again...
I'm gutted. Absolutely gutted. My old Compaq (that shows how old it is!) keyboard, we've been through much together at work, and its always survived. Until now. Gutted. It lost a heated argument with an Elitebook 8440. Devastated  :'(

Yes, a wee bit of destruction every now and again is very therapeutic - clears the custard no end. :-* :-*
I agree wholeheartedly, but still gutted I bust my Compaq keyboard (103 key, not even one with a Windows button).

Funnily enough I've got one of those old Compaq ones, and it's the nicest keyboard I've ever used.

My one still clatters away nicely, keys are getting quite worn, but it really annoys her when I'm at full chat with the fingers to the board, such that she has to turn the volume up on the telly whilst watching some 'reality' cack on the telly....   ;D

Oh, yes, it does sound like a V6 running with empty lifters. ;D

I have one of those original IBM AT keyboards with the 'rattle the windows' click action.... Weighs a tonne as well! Trouble is I haven't used a desktop pc / keyboard for about ten years and struggle with anything other than a Dell or HP laptop keyboard.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: cem_devecioglu on 06 December 2011, 18:47:15
warm start long crank problem solved.. reason was injectors leaking ..
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: noel on 06 December 2011, 20:53:50
managed to dent my front alloy in a chuffing pothole. >:(
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: paul.lovejoy on 06 December 2011, 21:12:58
Almost finished drilling out my old exhaust bolts...

Need more drill bits....any recommendations?

slow speed down and use smaller drill bit working your way up to size you need.if that fails get someone else to do it :y :y
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Post by: pletis143 on 06 December 2011, 21:29:10
took the 17" bk299's off and put winter cdx wheels on. car looks a bit leggy now , but my pride and joys will be safe for now. debadged grille came today , itching to fit it but waiting for eyebrows to come back from paint shop. have to hide the tool box lol
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Post by: TheBoy on 07 December 2011, 19:47:59
Almost finished drilling out my old exhaust bolts...

Need more drill bits....any recommendations?
I just used cheapies. FFS, dont break any though!  I went, from memory, 3mm then the right size (6mm?), then tapped a thread in them when I did tunnie's
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 07 December 2011, 21:23:37
Went out this afternoon to turn the Desmond over and let it run for a bit. :y

Having just made and consumed the dinner/tea (as applicable) I've sat down to see what's up here.  Looking at the general help board and John-R's uneven idle thread in particular it's dawned on me that I forgot about the Desmond - it's been sitting running (at an even idle undoubtedly) since 1600hrs or so. :-[

It was like an oven inside ;D although the gauge seems to have remained at the 85 degree ish point.
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 07 December 2011, 21:40:55
Collected car from bodyshop sporting a shiny new towbar and a straight bumper 8). Just waiting until I can get back to the stealers to pick up the new clips for the quarter trim, then all done. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 07 December 2011, 21:57:40
Swaped wheels front to back today as the fronts were wearing the outer edges slightly due to fitting new wishbones. Since lowering the car its compensated for it so time to swop em. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: feeutfo on 07 December 2011, 23:04:26
Swaped wheels front to back today as the fronts were wearing the outer edges slightly due to fitting new wishbones. Since lowering the car its compensated for it so time to swop em. :y
If all the work is done its time to get it set up properly surely...?
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Kevin Wood on 08 December 2011, 09:45:56
Looking at the general help board and John-R's uneven idle thread in particular it's dawned on me that I forgot about the Desmond - it's been sitting running (at an even idle undoubtedly) since 1600hrs or so. :-[

Take the poor thing out for a proper spanking. :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: 05omegav6 on 08 December 2011, 10:09:28
Probably best put fuel in it first ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Dishevelled Den on 08 December 2011, 15:55:48
Looking at the general help board and John-R's uneven idle thread in particular it's dawned on me that I forgot about the Desmond - it's been sitting running (at an even idle undoubtedly) since 1600hrs or so. :-[

Take the poor thing out for a proper spanking. :y


As it wasn't being used at all (for the most part) I put it on a SORN, and although I can get a bit of speed up on the driveway, it's not really the same as giving it a good skelp around the country roads here.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 08 December 2011, 20:18:18
Swaped wheels front to back today as the fronts were wearing the outer edges slightly due to fitting new wishbones. Since lowering the car its compensated for it so time to swop em. :y
If all the work is done its time to get it set up properly surely...?

That next on the list ;)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: martin42 on 10 December 2011, 10:31:40
done the rear pads on the mv6 today,and i now have decent brakes,better than when i got the car  :)
just wish some people would use copper grease and not put them in dry  >:(
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 December 2011, 15:45:46
Had a trial fitted chains to the MV6 - thought it might be worth getting to know how to do it before any snow.

Took TBE for a little spin, prompted got it all horribly wrong at a roundabout. So tried again. And again. And again ::)
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Post by: hotel21 on 10 December 2011, 16:26:37
Fitted new front discs and pads to the Disco and changed the brake fluid.  Extortionately expensive for parts......

Twenty quid for front discs and pads about a tenner.   ;D

Chuffin cold out there today!!   :o   ;D
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Post by: paul.lovejoy on 10 December 2011, 16:33:36
ccccleaned and ppppolished the van ffffrather ccccold
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 10 December 2011, 17:21:05
Fitted MID, mostly working, only got all the engine related wiring to plumb in... ::)

Should really wash it, but as above...
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: pscocoa on 10 December 2011, 17:56:23
cleared a P0420 fault with Maxscan - third time this year
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Post by: TheBoy on 10 December 2011, 17:58:22
cleared a P0420 fault with Maxscan - third time this year
I feel you'll be buying a welder soon ;D
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Post by: 05omegav6 on 10 December 2011, 18:06:08
Leave the welder where it is. I find the little orange lamp reassuring. When it goes out I shall know to check the bulb ::) :-X
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Johnny English on 10 December 2011, 18:11:55
Dismantled some unit of aircon at front of engine close to fan, service connector (fill up) was shoot out by overpressure. :(  Having found a used one I attempted to change them . Unsuccessfully. :( The ends of pipes are differents so I have to get it repaired by a welder who is able to weld alu aircon pipe as well. Not an easy job to find...I'm investigating away.  8) 8) 8)


Welder is found!  :y I had to do a little pre-work, I've cut down both of pipe end, fortune the outside diameter of one as the same as the inside diameter of other. So just cut a screw in and an other out and both of end could be fitted to each other.  :y I'm not sure in screws made by myself so I'm gonna get it welded properly. Welding tomorrow.  :)

I did this!
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=96819.0   :y :y :y
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Post by: cem_devecioglu on 10 December 2011, 18:46:48
ccccleaned and ppppolished the van ffffrather ccccold

 ;D ;D  felt the same last week , after many hours in cold for 2 days :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: MV6Matt on 10 December 2011, 20:50:14
Finally cleared the 'Coolant Level'  CHECK light - nothing to do with the sensor - bloody things plug had come out underneath. :-[

Might get the spare airbag out and swap it in if I'm not too careful................ ::)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: pscocoa on 11 December 2011, 15:08:38
cleared a P0420 fault with Maxscan - third time this year
I feel you'll be buying a welder soon ;D

But then what could I use my Maxscan for - it is the only code I get now - not complaining though :-X
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 11 December 2011, 15:56:08
Upgraded her Rover 25 to have a pollen filter before the cold weather starts, so she has it ready for the spring.  Hoping it will fix the annual problem, whereby its the INSIDE of the screen covered in greasy, grimey....   ....SNOT!


What a sod of a job that is, as when we bought it (new), we didn't have the pollen filter option.  It took about 10mins, and cost £3.50 for genuine part ::).  The housing is all in place, all you have to do is fit a filter :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Omega_Dan on 12 December 2011, 14:33:50
Changed oil + Filter and Spark plugs. Changed Washer Fluid. Replaced standard Headlight bulbs with orsam Night Breakers. Pete kindly gave me some wheel nut covers as i didnt have any. Cleaned them up and popped them on.
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Jimbob on 12 December 2011, 14:40:21
ive put the old prefacelift genuine gm exhaust onto my facelift.

Its a little shorter than I would like, but at least it isnt made of swiss cheese!
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Entwood on 12 December 2011, 17:10:09
Did a few routine checks on fluid levels, bulbs & wipers then took her for an MOT.

Passed with no advisories :)
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 12 December 2011, 18:41:26
ive put the old prefacelift genuine gm exhaust onto my facelift.

Its a little shorter than I would like, but at least it isnt made of swiss cheese!
Shove a chav-me piece on it :y
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: TheBoy on 12 December 2011, 18:42:13
Closed the windows on TBE. Left the swimming pool in there...   :-[
Title: Re: So what have you done to your car today?
Post by: Jimbob on 12 December 2011, 19:01:13