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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: NCDC Mute Issues
« on: Today at 11:44:04 »
Doesn't the Parrot kit intercept the front speakers and therefore have a sub loom that plugs in the ISO? What I'm getting at is that you do not use the telephone prewiring.

This issue is a relay on the rear board that has failed IIRC. It's just easier to swap the whole board. If

The thing is, for the sake of another 70ish for the passenger bank Dispack when you have just paid out for camcover gaskets etc plus the time to dismantle all the cable tray again to fit it is a no brainer to me. While the Dispack may be fine at the moment, it's life will have been decreased significantly. I only say the above having been through it multiple times.

Obviously the drivers side is a 2 min job with nothing else to dismantle so not a big issue to sort.

To be honest, if the boots are split due to oil immersion then you usually find the Dispacks aren't much longer for this World. You can get genuine Bosch Dispacks at reasonable prices now - ie. Cheaper than VX trade / trade club discount.

Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: Yesterday at 23:26:49 »

The cable tray over the passenger spark plug bank seemed in the way far more than normal.  In the past I have managed to pull it up and tie it so I can work underneath on the plugs and cam covers, but this model gives me a distinct lack of options. I may want to work on the cam covers, but with this cable tray it is near on impossible without removing it, and dealing with the spark plug right at the rear on the passenger side has caused me very real difficulties. :o

Is there a way you can disconnect the ruddy cable tray and move it away from the area?

Do you know, in all honesty, I wish I had'nt started this today. I'm tired, have a half dismantled top half of the engine - at least I have re-installed the fuel intake assembly -  on a car siting useless in the garage!!! >:( >:(

Who'd be a mechanic eh? ::) ::) ;)

Oh yes, with everything else, almost forgot.  The plug wells were full of oil!!! >:(

Hence my question about getting to the cam covers.

Lord Opti are you interested in a defunct car? ???

 :D :D ;)

I've always fully removed the cable tray when doing anything on that bank, not doing so risks damaging the loom or plugged connections by putting undue strain on them to my mind.

Visited TB to get the Gearbox software updated on the project car. Cheers Mr TB  :y

Omega General Help / Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« on: Yesterday at 21:57:34 »
All the VX oil drain plugs I have seen have been Torx not Alan?

General Discussion Area / Re: Big Thanks to TB and NickW
« on: 23 September 2018, 22:26:16 »
Seen the mute problem on NCDC's before.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 September 2018, 22:23:13 »
Fitted a new (Pattern) radiator to the daily driver, so far no leaks.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Big Thanks to TB and NickW
« on: 22 September 2018, 19:38:14 »
Reminds me, must make a start on a loom for the Telematics in the project car.

General Discussion Area / Re: Big Thanks to TB and NickW
« on: 22 September 2018, 19:21:08 »
Nice one, TB likes NCDC's especially ones that the facia's are missing the odd clip.  ;D

Omega General Help / Re: front lower wishbones
« on: 22 September 2018, 17:12:40 »
Absolutely ridiculous spending that money on GM bones (made by Lemforder), far better with a new pair of Lemforders or refurbished original GM's and a pair of powerflex front bushes. The rest of the money is a good way on the journey to Shocks, springs, droplinks, top mounts, bearings.... Which will all need doing on any Omega that hasn't had a front end rebuild now.

No surprise about parts being in Germany as all parts stock for cars over eight years from production that aren't used in anything newer are stored in Opel's German storage centre as no VX storage facility in Blighty...

Omega General Help / Re: Windscreen washer sensor
« on: 19 September 2018, 23:07:17 »
You need to replace the complete tank. cost is about 36 I believe.

Your thinking of the coolant expansion tank.  :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:47:28 »
Fitted new wiper blades on the project, bliss, no more screeching for a few miles!

General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 21:34:51 »
The first two MX5's (pop up headlights and the facelifted one) are great little cars

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:33:11 »
Removed the radiator drain plug on the daily as it weeps when the car is cooling down, unfortunately only halve the plug came out. Tried to seal the remaining bit and screw it back in but pissing out as it cools down again.

Sure I have a spare used radiator in the shed at my dad's so you can guess next weekends job.  :D

And the spare used radiator.... Weeps..... There's a few hours of my life I won't get back. I do have a brand new pattern radiator as well but it's not got the mounts for the external oil cooler do I fit / bodge it or do I spend yet more money on this car and buy another one?

I have a 3.0L auto rad on my3.2, junked the ext-cooler and used the internal cooler on the rad, but I did have all the 3.0L pipes too.

Aye that's the missing bit stopping me using the other spare Rad  ;D

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