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Author Topic: Omega 24v Work in Progress  (Read 5774 times)

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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #15 on: 18 December 2016, 21:30:53 »

Each front hub/axle is bolted to the McPherson strut using two bolts. One of the bolt holes is slotted to allow adjustment.

Wear in the bushes will allow some movement but it is failure to adjust the camber using these bolts which is the cause of that much camber.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #16 on: 18 December 2016, 21:58:19 »

Each front hub/axle is bolted to the McPherson strut using two bolts. One of the bolt holes is slotted to allow adjustment.

Wear in the bushes will allow some movement but it is failure to adjust the camber using these bolts which is the cause of that much camber.

Same as the Senator. In short term I will likely have a go at setting it up using the socket spacer method I've seen on here. Mainly to get it over the winter months, and minimise wear, when I won't be using it much anyway. Timing belt is the first and most important thing I need to change.

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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #17 on: 18 December 2016, 21:59:25 »

Can anyone recommend where to get the poly bushes for front of arms? Super flex perhaps, or is there a recommended one for the omega?

I've also priced up some more bits

Timing belt kit  GM only 120 inc vat
Water pump  GM 80.46 inc vat
Fuel filter  GM 7.19 inc vat
Rocker gasket --  GM 27.28 each
Sump gasket  -- GM 11.70 inc vat
Sump sealant Dirko 7.14 inc vat

Total - 253.77

Want to get belt changed first then buy up the suspension bits as and when I can afford them.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #18 on: 18 December 2016, 22:28:14 »

I am pretty certain that I used Powerflex https://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-series/product-details/Front+Wishbone+Front+Bush/1760.html.

I definitely bought them from ECP - mainly because ECP were the nearest to me who claimed to be distributors.

ECP were pretty rubbish though. I went in and ordered a pair. ECP said they might be about 4 days & took my phone number. I rang after a week to see what was happening to be told that because I hadn't been in and collected them they had been returned :-X they turned up in the end though and work well.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #19 on: 18 December 2016, 22:44:33 »

I am pretty certain that I used Powerflex https://www.powerflex.co.uk/road-series/product-details/Front+Wishbone+Front+Bush/1760.html.

I definitely bought them from ECP - mainly because ECP were the nearest to me who claimed to be distributors.

ECP were pretty rubbish though. I went in and ordered a pair. ECP said they might be about 4 days & took my phone number. I rang after a week to see what was happening to be told that because I hadn't been in and collected them they had been returned :-X they turned up in the end though and work well.

Thanks Andy for the link, will bookmark that.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #20 on: 24 December 2016, 17:10:12 »

great looking car from what you can see. always wanted one in that green (krypton green ?).i bought myself a silver 2.6 last year and have spent this year gradually working my way through it to bring it up to scratch.just relocated the rear o2 sensors to get rid of the emmisions light that kept returning every few days. all seems well now.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #21 on: 24 December 2016, 19:43:00 »

Earlier this year[or was it end of last year?]I bought a timing belt kit-Contitech with SKF bearings and a water pump[a German make with metal impellar] off E-bay for a good bit less than you've been quoted for the water pump alone!!
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #22 on: 25 December 2016, 11:59:05 »

Earlier this year[or was it end of last year?]I bought a timing belt kit-Contitech with SKF bearings and a water pump[a German make with metal impellar] off E-bay for a good bit less than you've been quoted for the water pump alone!!

Served you well so far? Is that a good make?
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #23 on: 25 December 2016, 12:01:21 »

great looking car from what you can see. always wanted one in that green (krypton green ?).i bought myself a silver 2.6 last year and have spent this year gradually working my way through it to bring it up to scratch.just relocated the rear o2 sensors to get rid of the emmisions light that kept returning every few days. all seems well now.

I think the colour is officially called Ural Mountain and the code if I'm not mistaken is L382. I couldn't see the "L" on the VIN plate just the number 382, which matches up to a number on the colour chart so assume that's the colour name.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #24 on: 25 December 2016, 12:43:19 »

Hi grifter

I found something about adjustment of the front suspension in my manual.


https://s24.postimg.org/4ryqf8h8l/16122502.png

Sorry, it is in Germn, but it may be helpful for you

Rolf
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #26 on: 26 December 2016, 21:13:11 »

Hi grifter

I found something about adjustment of the front suspension in my manual.


https://s24.postimg.org/4ryqf8h8l/16122502.png

Sorry, it is in Germn, but it may be helpful for you

Rolf

Thanks for that. I am ordering the bushes and will be fitting as soon as.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #28 on: 30 December 2016, 00:09:02 »

Cleaned out air intakes today, not a total strip down but a spray with WD and a wipe with a rag. Quite a bit of "mayonnaise" caught in the little rubber springs in intake pipes. All I need now is some tuna!

Replaced little vac pipe that goes from servo 3 way valve to.....somewhere!

Noticed a thin earth cable, with large round washer type connector, and 13mm nut to secure up the back of the tank mount, gave it a wee scoosh with WD, loosened and then tightened (as you do) it just to make sure Earth was still clean enough. Also noticed some rust starting on the back chassis legs. Will attend to soon enough.

Took it for a spin :)
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #29 on: 21 January 2017, 23:55:37 »

Today's job was remove both front wishbones and start ripping out the bushes. I had a bit of a wobble when I discovered the quite inaccessible rear bolt and posted up here with some details:

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=138465.msg1783317#msg1783317

Needless to say I got all this sorted and the only thing I need to do now is hack saw out the old bush collar for the front bush and stick the poly bushes in and rebuild. Got the new ones in for the rear bushes.

Also while under there I took a few pics of the light oil leak in sump area and also the old bushes. So here we are:



Is it sump seal or plug leak I wonder?


No arm!


Make like my pants and split!

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