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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 20 October 2018, 20:09:43 »
TLA

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 13 October 2018, 16:03:19 »
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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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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 29 September 2018, 13:01:53 »
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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 23 September 2018, 16:11:46 »
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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 23 September 2018, 11:19:22 »
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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 22 September 2018, 18:37:37 »
Swallowed

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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?

Thanks
Joe.

Any help ????

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90543.msg1155398#msg1155398

 :y

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Omega Gallery / Re: Jungle Green Clean Machine
« on: 21 August 2018, 19:17:18 »
I forgot to credit Doctor Gollum as well, who helped me with the ABS ECU & Speedo Gremlin who's Omega knowledge was superhuman  :D

The forum really is a fountain of knowledge - keep it up fellow OOF'ers  :y

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Omega Gallery / Re: Jungle Green Clean Machine
« on: 21 August 2018, 19:13:16 »
That's come up outstanding, and looks in great condition for any Omega, even better for a PFL.

A credit to you.

 :y

I've had her from new, and she is kept inside in internal Garage to house so pampered and warm ;)

Only use her in the dry if I can, and about 1k miles a year  :y

Just clocking up 60k I think. 

Got a new full cat back ETS exhaust on her now (GM one started to blow so replaced both centre and rear ones so save mucking about) and it does sound much like she used to now with her Growl back - GM replacement several years ago I think made her quiet from original.  Eagle eyed may note the twin tailpipes as I fitted the 3.0 exhaust :y  Mine is the 2.5 V6 but Manual Gearbox and I must admit surprises people off the lights  :y

Daz has helped me out with a few gremlins over the years and is a top fella.  So far, all is well with the car and due Cambelt & Tensioner change soon so will hopefully be visiting Stoke soon hopefully.

Thanks all for the comments  :)

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Omega Gallery / Jungle Green Clean Machine
« on: 19 August 2018, 16:23:26 »
I love a clean Omega  :y

Testing the new AutoGlym finish detailer between waxes.  Smells nice to  ;D

Gotta get Cambelt done soon.



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Omega Gallery / Re: 97 omega gl estate ęwinter carĽ
« on: 24 July 2018, 19:52:11 »
 :y Nice honest mota.

I do like the Opel Grille.  I considered changing mine to the Opel one, but struggling to find a decent one for the MFL.

Same colour as mine then if Jungle Green / Velvet Green  :y http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=143088.0

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 :y Thanks for all the comments  :y

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