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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #15 on: 05 July 2016, 11:08:53 »

As my Tid doesn't work and it's not really a useful thing like the mfd,  I had been treated to a new satnav since I haven't had one since 2008. Swmbo bought it for fathers day,

I have fitted it to the canopy that over hangs the clock,  the radio has a clock and I wear a watch  :P



I have run the cable up behind the vents, I may hardwire it in one day
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #16 on: 12 July 2016, 16:55:09 »

I was looking through the last mot and it said that the direction indicators were discoloured. So I bought some ring replacements



I guess these are well past their use by date
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #17 on: 13 July 2016, 15:17:36 »

They're just nicely patina'd with an antique finish ;)
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #18 on: 13 July 2016, 18:38:03 »

Get them appraised on Dickinson's Real Deal,must be 'museum quality' items :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #19 on: 15 July 2016, 16:32:24 »

Thomas editor would be proud  :D

I was naughty on ebay the other day and going on from my alloy wheel thread I have bought a nice set of deep dishes. They are supposedly Dawin racing wheels. But IDK they are very light and are 17x8j et32 with a BBS style centre cap





Just need to get them shod in rubber, probably next month 235 45 17 I think as it the closest to 205 65 15
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #20 on: 16 July 2016, 13:01:04 »

New centre cap stickers arrived this morning

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #21 on: 17 July 2016, 14:26:39 »

wheels look good :) i got a genuine set of bbs rs2 and centre caps are very similar style
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #22 on: 24 July 2016, 12:11:05 »

So I just randomly found myself up in southport looking for a house to rent, before the journey I checked tire pressures and filled up with 99 momentum from tesco. Didnt think about oil or coolant but hey what can a steady 5hr trip do.  :o

Ok decided to see why it was sluggish manouvering in the road, be it parking or moving off with wheels fully locked.

Coolant was a tad low. Oil was about 200ml down and there was a pool of oil in the manifold  >:( probably the 200ml that was missing from the sump.

So cleaned the tb and soaked up the oil, filled the coolant and alls a good un
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #23 on: 24 July 2016, 21:03:12 »

Fiddling with my fobs I noticed that it doesnt always lock the car let alone light the fob, so changed batteries and still nout.

So I opened it up.



Found that there was a dry solder joint to the batt terminals



So whipped out the iron and heated the pins



Fixed and lights up perfectly. This wasnt as complex as fixing the abs ecu for the v70 which was a biatch to do

You can sticky this if there isnt already a fix for the fobs
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #24 on: 29 July 2016, 16:56:43 »

Fitted cruise controll this morning from a v6 vectra and it works  :D


Had a scare with brake switch only being 2 pin.  The cable is long so had to loop it through the vacuum assist and under the wiper linkage back to the butterfly
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #25 on: 22 August 2016, 10:22:16 »

I have just fitted a pure highway 300di, well yesterday afternoon.

Get this, I bought the 300di at a cost of 50 and the ruddy thing didnt include an aerial only a coax patch cable, the manual says the patch lead will not work in low strength areas or at all. So I had to buy a seperate digital coat hanger for an extra 30

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Plumbed it all in and it works a treat

Although I cant seem to find a decent spot for the controller, so I shoved it on the glovebox with the light removed
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #26 on: 04 September 2016, 18:49:47 »

Well just an update

Got the rubber a while and fitted but I need spacers and longer bolts despite the rims having an et of 32, the spigot on the mog is 10mm bigger than whats on a fwd astra/ vectra




Kind of look like the ats 15s on a carlton
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #27 on: 09 September 2016, 15:16:56 »

Passing through Ormskirk I noticed a hand carwash, so got it blasted then when I got home I gave it polish

The roof is like glass
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #28 on: 11 September 2016, 23:36:57 »

Frostbite came up to see me and his car is a very nice example of that year omega..I know he has plans for his car and by the looks of it he is already on his way to doing them.....by the way did you do the passenger seat  frame update ..nice to have met you matey.. :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #29 on: 12 September 2016, 15:43:48 »

Good to have met you  :y

Unfortunatley I havent tried to do it yet, one of the wires has been damaged and needs repair. But its on the list to do once my boy has settled in his new scool
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