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General Discussion Area / Re: Man flu
« on: Today at 08:52:21 »
Ron, best summer cure for man flu is to sweat it out with a 20 minute  ride on p̶u̶s̶h̶ the local bike. :y :y :y
corrected for Ron's benefit  ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Strange one
« on: Today at 08:36:25 »
Do a pedal test , see if there's stored codes , or a code reader if you have one ,saves guessing  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dishwasher
« on: Yesterday at 10:29:47 »
No,no,no!!! Genuine only from a genuine dealer that you have to genuinely walk into
Or a cheap one off ebay for 99p including delivery from a place called China (over the worlds edge)  :y
(if you have enough plates ,cups etc to last 6 weeks  that is   ;))

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That's how the gasket arrived it was already bent like that in its packaging.

Never seen one like that before. There are three electric weld marks that hold the three together and stick out. Looks like I will have to file them down flush carefully to make them fit flush as possible. If I wanted to fit a better one what make of gasket would you recommend one?

Thanks
 
Sorry for late reply , busy weekend .
quick search shows the PAYEN one is MLS
Elring is MLS,
 BGA unknown
If you think your going to have to file the one you have ,then it sounds damaged
an MLS gasket will seal , just saying you need to clean the mating surface of the head up(no corrosion,oil etc)
advise you don't use any gum gum or other sealant before the cat in exhaust system
tighten the studs like you would a head gasket job , round in circles ,quarter turn each nut to bite it down even
don't overtighten

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MLS gasket  *multi layer steel
looks a bit ragged , did you think you had 3 and tried pulling it apart ?
you need to get the mating surface clean / smooth for MLS gaskets
not like the old fiber ones with fire rings of steel, progress  :(

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 15 June 2018, 10:39:49 »

Aftershave? That's for the uphill gardeners!  :o

Ron.
Not so ^
if you don't have a dog to blame for the smell of wet dog ,aftershave is your friend  :y
plus , what else are you meant to do with it  ::)
tastes foul even after all the booze is drank , too low octane to run a V6  :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 15 June 2018, 09:15:12 »
Ok Dave - you got me! Obviously, I used the term loosely, but I accept your correction.
Incidentally, you are right; sock changing is an annual event, along with bathing, whether needed or not.  :)

Ron.
Yep  :y , x-mas socks , and a splash of aftershave too
has the ladies swarming round you in no time  :)
(though usually , to borrow your credit cards , so they can go to the "sales" )  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 15 June 2018, 09:06:38 »
Someone has spent too much time in the sun!  :P  ;D
I bet the spark plugs are easy to get at on it  8)

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 15 June 2018, 09:04:41 »
That might be too soon, Dave, I won't have turned them enough times by then!
Here's the guide: after repeatedly turning them (front to back, back to front....), throw them at the wall and if they slide down then there's more wear left in them. If they stick firmly, it may be time for fresh knickers?
Remember that clothing store, C&A? Their labels told you which way round to wear them: now that they have gone, we have to rely on the old way - yellow at the front, brown at the rear!  :y 8)

Ron.
Boxers or y fronts surely  :-\
Knickers and panties are for the 2 bottom types (women)   :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Z32se vec c coil pack in y26se omega ?
« on: 15 June 2018, 08:49:03 »

so i don't need to drain the oil, remove the sump, main and big ends,pistons ,block ,heads to get to the coil packs then  :-[

Personally, and this is just Me      ....... I would switch the Engine off before replacing.  ;)
I do switch the engine off before dumping the oil out the sump  :y
and i'm not fast enough to crack the shells off the big ends with the engine @ 800 rpm  ;D
Your gonna need to work on that Dave, I can change a Cambelt at 2000rpm.   :D
that's only 3 bolts with the covers removed , 2 bolts on the 4 banger engine  :P :P

coil pack will have to wait (old one is doing the job) Brother is moving house today  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 15 June 2018, 08:27:50 »
Fresh underwear time is December Ron  :y socks too and a bath if need be  :P

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Omega General Help / Re: Z32se vec c coil pack in y26se omega ?
« on: 14 June 2018, 20:40:38 »

so i don't need to drain the oil, remove the sump, main and big ends,pistons ,block ,heads to get to the coil packs then  :-[

Personally, and this is just Me      ....... I would switch the Engine off before replacing.  ;)
I do switch the engine off before dumping the oil out the sump  :y
and i'm not fast enough to crack the shells off the big ends with the engine @ 800 rpm  ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Z32se vec c coil pack in y26se omega ?
« on: 14 June 2018, 20:11:01 »
It will be fine. Get it done :D

And next time, start from the front, not the boot ;D

so i don't need to drain the oil, remove the sump, main and big ends,pistons ,block ,heads to get to the coil packs then  :-[

Thanks Doc  :y your a star  :)

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Omega General Help / Z32se vec c coil pack in y26se omega ?
« on: 14 June 2018, 20:00:37 »
ordered a 2.6 coil pack bosch 0 221 503 027 (same as fitted to my v6)
got sent a 3.2 se coil pack bosch 0 221 503 473
checked that number and it is 2,4,6 pack but off vectra c /signum 3.2 z32se

looks the same
can't find a matching cross reference to say the 3.2 item succeeds the old part number

purchased it from The Boy's favorite on-line auction site  ;D

send it back ? or will it be fine  :-\
bearing in mind ,i have to dismantle half the car to swap it   :D 

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General Car Chat / Re: Front indicators on newer cars
« on: 14 June 2018, 19:40:23 »
Fashion / car styling has seen the orange lenses replaced with clear lenses and use lamps (bulbs) painted orange
the paint breaks down ,flakes off showing white light ,harder to see in sunlight .

it is an MOT fail ,but missed by some testers 

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