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Messages - Diamond Black Geezer

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 23 September 2018, 15:58:32 »
welcome to the forum! Looks like most has been answered already, but looking forward to seeing how this pans out. Welcome!

General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 11:28:35 »
Doing the maths last night on a Master Degree, you don't start paying until you earn over 22k pa. That's on a 10k loan,... which accrues 6% interest per annum.

So, if you walked out of Uni into a 32k per year job (ie: 10 grand over the threshold) you'd pay back 600 a year.... identical to the amount you accrue in interest! So let's say you only ever earn 32k per year for the rest of your life, you'll spend all year paying off the interest, before starting back at square one again! Christ that made me swallow hard last night!

Ok, so if I earn 42k every year forever it'll take 16.66 years to pay my Masters off... (plus what I owe on my original BA Design degree off, of course., not even taking that into account!)

Then I suppose there's a house to own at some point. And people wonder why so many are benefits scroungers??

General Car Chat / Re: Reunited with old MV6
« on: 20 September 2018, 23:03:16 »
Fantastic. That is a story that you really, really, really don't hear very often.

Oh, you don't fancy selling it to me, do you?  :D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Endeavour found?
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:00:46 »
The remains of my old handbrake backplate currently residing in the back garden looks remarkably like whatever state the Eneavour is in now.  :)

Do keep us updated if it is the Endeavour, and will they be raising it and towing it up the Humber?  :D

Omega General Help / Re: Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 18 September 2018, 22:34:29 »
Ahhh, thank you, I shall investigate.... :y

Omega General Help / Re: Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 18 September 2018, 10:23:57 »
Info on OOF suggests manual has it in the switch, but autos have a separate relay. (Now makes me wonder if my spare headlamp switch I picked up ages ago is in fact off a manual, and therefore might not work right, should I ever need it...  :-\)

Omega General Help / Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 17 September 2018, 18:05:58 »
Looking for the relay that controls the lights-on warning tiddly. I've been over the forum for a while now I think it's behind the glovebox, just looking for a location and part number.

Mine's becoming more and more erratic, and for someone as forgetful as me a headlamps-on warning device is a very useful thing.

Extra: I seem to recall that FLs have a buzzer, whereas mine and other older stuff like Cavs have a dingalingaling noise. So for originality/pedant's sake, looking for that early type. 

Thanks in advance  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:21:37 »
"Instead I have a lovely Omega that cannot depreciate anymore, and my big outlay for all the major servicing scheduled works out at just 450 per year over 4 years.  I only do 4k miles per year, but I have a 'limousine' that does everything I want, whenever I want, and can take me to the ends of the earth if necessary! "

and that's a fine sentiment, and closely worded to what I (try to) tell work colleagues/neighbours.

And that's less money per month than most people pay in their korean plastic buckets.

Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:46:16 »
Just to dollop another seed of doubt into Lizzie's already well-soaked-in-doubt mind, even something like the wishbones need to be torqued up once on the ground, otherwise even the best quality front bushes will tear and fail in relatively short time.

I am not saying that your local Dealer, or indeed anyone else well-versed in Omega maintenance won't do this job to the correct standard... only saying that there are other folks out there who would at least do the same job for less pennies... or indeed a superior job for less pennies.

Just wanting you, as anyone, to be aware of all the facts before you go ahead with anything  :)

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / WTD: V6 Cats - non-DBW ones.
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:32:06 »
As above. I'm just seeing what's out there.

Need to be earlier, as per title - to the best of my knowledge later 2.6/3.2 cars' cat sections aren't desirable.

Just the OS needed, though of course if offered only as a pair I'd happily take both. Ideally i'm after ones from a low-mileage car. Can travel to pick up, rather than trusting Postman Pat with these fragile items. 

And cheap as poss, please

Also the shirt off your back while I'm at it  ;D :D :D

Thanks all in advance.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: F/S V6 plug leads
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:17:58 »
Are these Beru.. Bosch... other? Thanks.  :)

General Discussion Area / Re: Boris in trouble again
« on: 09 August 2018, 17:39:11 »
Further to - I would argue that anyone who's religion (something very very personal that quite literally promises hell and eternal damnation if you don't abide by it's instruction) dictates to them you need to behave/do a certain thing, that that should be respected, as best as possible.


The burka/hijab etc is NOT religious doctrine, it is a cultural affectation, adopted by some, not all Muslims. It is no more 'necessary' than a Baseball cap for an American, or a beret and stripey shirt if you're French, or a crucifix round the neck if you're Christian. But people (and they may be Islamics, or white british lefty middle-class do-gooders thinking they're speaking for Muslims everywhere) are muddling the two, and using it to gain ground for their agenda.

General Discussion Area / Re: 21 years....
« on: 06 August 2018, 17:28:52 »
The very very kindest thoughts and wishes.

Omega General Help / Re: Rocker box gaskets
« on: 02 August 2018, 19:53:22 »
Middle option is, of course to keep an eye out for genuine GM, but new old stock, and much cheaper than original price. Dont have the p/n to hand, but I'm sure someone will be along in a bit with it.  :)

Unless it's the cats you're after, too. In which case good used aftermarket ones are the way to go, versus brand new, but cheep n nasty cats.

If it's cat-back you're after, then as above, yes, brand new are the oof-recommended way to go.  :y

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