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Messages - DrAndyB

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Omega General Help / Re: Tyres Rotation - What would you do?
« on: 31 December 2018, 10:31:13 »
Got Rainsport 3's on my bus all round (

No complaints with them  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Tightening Torques
« on: 20 December 2018, 19:54:07 »
Did they give you new nuts? I'd be inclined to use new nuts.

At that Torque setting you may need a new pair of Plums ! ;D ;D

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Omega Gallery / Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
« on: 23 October 2018, 22:37:57 »
She is dangerously similar to mine ;), and registration differs only by a few numbers and identical colour and also a manual.  My interior is black however.  Had mine from new.

Yours looks pretty tidy.  Maybe get the small rust bits looked at before gets any further.  I just caught my rear wheel arches just before they showed significant bubbling just by rear sills.

Happy motoring.

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Hi all,

Apologies for a Tyre question, but I was interested if anybody has used the new Bridgestone Driveguard tyres ?

I need to put new boots on the family bus, VW Touran TDi Sport 177 DSG (15 plate)

Touran has NO spare wheel !!! and the Bridgestone Driveguards claim to be compatible with any car with the Tyre Pressure monitoring system fitted and can be driven on (at low speed of course) to enable you to get out of trouble so sounds a useful thing, even if it was to get off the motorway and somewhere safe. 

The OEM fitted tyres are Extra Load rated (XL) and the Bridgestone Driveguard tyre also comes as an XL  flavour so it would imply I could use them on the Touran as it does have the Tyre Pressure Monitoring system fitted (and works as chirped up the other day as one of tyres was low  :y, but not by much)

The limited reviews I have seen claim sidewalls are not as severe as the standard Fun Flats, so are OK to use and does not effect handling, stiffness, suspension etc.  This seems to be the marketing hype that they are targeting, being you can fit these "Run Flats" to any car with TPS without any problems and you get the benefits they bring.

Has anybody used the Bridgestone Driveguards ?

Thanks in advance.

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Omega General Help / Re: Doors locks and solenoids
« on: 27 August 2018, 12:23:58 »
Morning all,
I have acquired a second omega to poach for parts to improve my own.. same colour and trim etc to make life easier...
first on the agenda is replacing the drivers door, door card and hinges not a problem but wondered if Itís as simple as unplug remove and swap, is there anything to consider on the remote central locking/alarm front. Iím assuming the drivers door actuator is the master for the system, does the coded signal come from ecu end it is there anything in the door that would need to be swapped?

While we are on the drivers door what about the lock barrel? Can this be removed and swapped so I donít end up with a different key to open the door (should central locking fail?)

Still on central locking rear passenger side door solenoid has had it so was going to swap that out as well so I guess same question really straight swap or any trickery involved?


Any help ????


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