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Omega General Help / Auto Gear Selector Gaiter
« on: 28 November 2017, 16:44:25 »
Whats the best way to remove and then replace with a new box gear for the life of me I can see how to get it over the gear shift :(

Omega General Help / Oil Pressure Switch
« on: 19 November 2017, 09:09:37 »
Reading several recent posts re leaks around or by the oil pressure switch think this might be the reason why I also have traces of fresh oil on the top face of the sump directly below the alternator .

As oil doesn't seem to track much beyond the front edge of that area I am suspicious that the oil pressure switch may be my issues.

What is involved in removing and replacing it and is the switch the same across the range .

Thanks :y

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Nav Disc
« on: 08 November 2017, 21:38:19 »
Just so I can rule out fault with my original disc.

Wanted a known working nav disc for NCDC...Original only please ...year not too important though.

Thanks :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / NCDC 2013 nav issues
« on: 08 November 2017, 15:22:46 »
Bit of advise required please guys.

Nav unit has always been temperamental since I first acquired it with paired screen some years ago.

As the disc would get ejected with message advising dirty and couldn't be read ,I went down the route of getting a new laser from Gerbers in Germany.Whilst I rarely ever used the nav system

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Wanted V6 120amp/h Alternator
« on: 24 September 2017, 09:18:29 »
Anybody got a good known working alternator suitable for 2003..3.2 please :y

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Wtd
« on: 15 December 2016, 17:21:09 »
Small black plastic cap for fuel pressure release valve,on back of injector rail.

Dropped mine down crack in driveway  ::)

Omega General Help / Ignition Coils
« on: 15 December 2016, 11:22:47 »
Traced the misfire on 2/4/6 bank as the coil pack has badly split.

In my spares stock have found a brand new Bosch coil pack for 2/4/6 bank although whilst visually its identical cross checking bosch parts catalogue it is for a v6 signum/Vectra.

Will this be ok to use or are they different internally ?                             

Appreciate its a long shot,but if anybody has just 1 laying around not being used would be gratefull for Beer Tokens. ;) :y

Not too keen on the resin substitutes thanks :(

Omega General Help / Headlight Aim
« on: 01 July 2016, 20:26:30 »
Decided to investigate the poor headlight aim on my Elite yesterday as despite replacing both busted adjusters with ali retro fits last year I  have never been too impresssd with performance of lights .Bulbs are all good/health so decided to strip them both down again and investigate .

Found that O/S metal headlight adjuster had gone to the extent of its travel and had albut fallen off the thread which got me thinking was I adjusting the right screw for the right position.

It had been my understanding for as long as I can remember that the inner screw.(nearest the center of the car ) was for the up,n,down adjustment and the outer screw ( being nearest the wing) was for the left,n,right adjustment.

Had a read of the Haynes manual and I think I have been doing things wrong  :o
That states..... Inner screw is for Horizontal ..which I am assuming is up,n,down
                      Outer ................Vertical .....which I am assuming is left,n,right.

Can some knowledgable person kindly put me out of my misery.Which does which despite spending an hour last night with car against a darkish wall I failed to see much difference .albeit I was only making adjustments to the Inner screw.

Help please  :-\

For about the last few weeks almost on every ignition start the brake pad wear warning message has appeared on the display,despite no wear sensor being fitted for the last 18 months and both wires soldered and heat sealed together.The message can be cleared and doesnt every reappear whilst driving so it would seem the sensor wire bridge isnt at fault.

Yesterday as part of my scheduled plan both sets of front brake pads were replaced,and whilst I was in the nearside wheel arch I decided to have another look at the wiring.Just to be belt,n,braces I recut the sensor wire and again resoldered and heat shrunk the connection.

This morning went out to work and on start again the pad wear sensor message appeared and has continued as before only appearing on a ignition start.

Is is possible to totally disable this within the relay/loom or fuses as its now starting to do my head in.

Cant see and damaged wires from the plug up into the point where it dissapears into the loom inside the inner wing.

Help please  :-[

Omega General Help / Cat Heat Shields
« on: 30 April 2016, 19:35:15 »
Today the N/S heat sheild on Cat has finally parted company with the car.

Is it worth trying to fabricate a replacement,purely to protect the cat,and what would be the best material to use or arent they worth worry about,

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / NCDC 2013
« on: 19 March 2016, 17:55:48 »
Had new laser fitted last year and nav has behave pefectly since then,although in truth very rarely gets used but disc has always been in machine.

Today I pulled of motorway slip road and whilst listeneing to radio suddenly entire head unit shut down.Nav disc ejected .

Pushed on/off button and radio and head unit fired back up and has worked faultless since but nav will refuse to accept disc as everytime inserted it ejects .Have cleaned disc although it was spotless and is a genuine 2008/9 navtec disc.

Any ideas as would of hope new laser would of lasted more than 8 months given that it hasnt been used for more than 5 hours max intotal in that time.

Omega General Help / Cabin Heater Fan
« on: 17 March 2016, 09:56:59 »
Heater fan has been quite noisey for last few weeks and last night it decided to completly stop.

Have checked fuse #33 and intact.Have put a 12 volt across fan terminals and it works albeit quite noisey so thats would seem to need attention/replacing with new.

Assume only other failure part is the "hedgehog resistor" as when reconnected fan doesnt work .

Are all parts the same across the range ,and are these safer buying new or is second hand being a genuine part the best route ? as would prefer to have both parts to hand prior to repairs start.

Omega General Help / Bilstein B4 Rear Shocks
« on: 13 January 2016, 20:31:53 »
Measured the shaft end of B4,s to compare with OEM shocks and as advised by previuos posts the B4,s are around 12mm shorter meaning the  original GM fixing set will not fit and will require either using that supplied with the shocks or sourcing fixing set for an Estate.

Spoke with Dealers this morning and both upper and lower rubbers are only available from Germany and the metal sleeves need to be ordered in a bag of 5  :-\ despite all cars only ever needing 2 ...typical GM. >:(

How bad are the fixing supplied by Bilstein as cant see any real solution now ?

Omega General Help / New Front Springs
« on: 05 January 2016, 13:53:54 »
Have just ordered an new set of Front Springs and have been suggested Suplex as a good/cost effective brand.

Looking at their website the springs have a different part number from LH to RH and after further investigation is seems the actual spring from left to right is longer but also thicker.

Just curious as to why the difference in length and thickness applies and could anybody confirm which is LH and RH .

My understanding is the "hand side" is standing at the front of the car looking directly at windscreen UK drivers side is LH ..would that then follow that the LH spring is longer and slightly thicker as the car being driven ,should always have a driver sitting on the LH side and naturally that side would have more weight.

SUPLEX 23317 Front Left Coil Spring for VAUXHALL OMEGA
Part Number : 23317
Fitting Position : Front Axle Left Front Axle
Outer Diameter (mm) : 164
Length (mm) : 380
Thickness (mm) : 14.25
Part Number : 23316
Fitting Position : Front Axle Right Front Axle
Outer Diameter (mm) : 164
Length (mm) : 360
Thickness (mm) : 14
Spring Design : Coil spring with constant wire diameter

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