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Omega General Help / Re: Coolant expansion tank
« on: Today at 18:03:18 »
2 ticks, I'll take a couple of pics to help...

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Omega General Help / Re: Coolant expansion tank
« on: Today at 17:35:10 »
Thx very much.
I assume that the sensor connector is part of the said bracket.
No.

So, to remove bottle...
Prise up the metal clip on the outside edge of bottle, by wing
Push bottle towards the centre of car to unlocated the bottle from the bracket
Gently lift bottle to get to sensor plug - its obvious how this unplugs when you see it
Release the 2 smaller (1 on TD models) coolant hoses, and keep their ends higher than the bottle to stop them leaking
Release larger coolant hose, and quicker shove finger over the bottle end, or pour into large jug, or whatever to try to catch most of it.

Refit reverse method, pouring back in the captured coolant. Obviously if the coolant is old, replace it.

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Err, no, I'd left that back in Blighty.

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Omega General Help / Re: White smoke.
« on: Today at 17:28:29 »
Don't run it for too long on a weaker than 50:50 antifreeze mix (couple of days max), due to the corrosion inhibitors in antifreeze.

I suspect you have a hairline crack in the black plastics either side of rad, usually the hot side.

Dye not needed, as you can trace the steam ;)

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Might be some of the wiring for On Star.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: GM 009146391
« on: Today at 17:23:50 »
Its a pollution sensor that, if the Climate is set to automatic recirc, turns on recirc if that sensor detects traffic pollution.

Generally reliable enough to replace with a 2nd hand one.

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If memory serves Jimmy also attended a fee paying boarding school........where being 'rogered senseless' was no doubt part of the curriculum. :)

Not that I ever attended a fee paying boarding school, but I remember my first day at secondary school, stood at the urinal, and hearing some strange noises and groans from one of the "number 2's" cubicle. As I was washing my mitts, out of said cubicle walked a 5th former and an unhappy looking freshblood like me.

I never, ever walked into the bogs at that school again.  There are things that a nave, traditionally raised kid should never have to hear or see...

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Dropped off the Fiat Nondescript, and a few hours later got back in a very gutless Battlebus (still quicker than the Fiat though), covered in aviation fuel.

This morning, freed off turbo, and shoved it through a carwash

Picked mine up from the car park at Heathrow yesterday - it stayed cleaner down there than it does on my driveway.. blasted trees.

I abandoned mine under some trees, so I expect next time I go to look for it, it will be covered in sap and birdshit

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General Car Chat / Re: I suppose that was inevitable
« on: Today at 17:14:35 »
Now to work out handbrake ;D

Electric?
Aye.

I *think* you can just do it with the handbrake off, then pump brakes back up, then activate the handbrake with pedal depressed. The implication is that calibrates it?

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Dropped off the Fiat Nondescript, and a few hours later got back in a very gutless Battlebus (still quicker than the Fiat though), covered in aviation fuel.

This morning, freed off turbo, and shoved it through a carwash

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General Car Chat / Re: I suppose that was inevitable
« on: Today at 12:31:16 »
Now to work out handbrake ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: I suppose that was inevitable
« on: Today at 12:30:30 »
Fudge me backwards.

Retail price for front pads from dealer is well over 200 :o. Roger me backwards. Best I could blag was 150, as cost is over 130.

So ordered 3rd party F & R pads and sensors F & R.

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Omega General Help / Re: lamba sensor fitment
« on: Yesterday at 11:34:37 »
To be clear, it's a pretty standard 3.2 mod...

Front sensors are close to the manifold so get the shit kicked out of them resulting in an almost permanent pre cat code.

Rear sensors are between the Cats ie before the main cats. This is where the sensors are on the 3.0 exhaust.

The front sensors simply need fitting after the main cat.

Without seeing the car, it is impossible to say what's what. Wire colours to each sensor and their physical location might help, but requires detailed specifics rather than "the plugs have been moved"

If James fitted the Cats, he may be able to shed some light, but he has obviously been well off his game lately.
That reads incorrectly.

As the Front sensors go in the existing lamda holes in a 3.0l downpipe, and the rear sensors need fitting into a new hole after the cat.


On a 3.2, the issue is the pre-cat (Starting Cat in GM terminology) is really shite, as done after the penny pinchers took over and produced the DBW V6 models.  The main cat on a 3.2 is shite as well, but "good enough" to keep the ECU happy.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Removing CCR2006
« on: Yesterday at 11:28:26 »
You can feel then the removal tools are correctly securely.  You need to file the back edge flat, so no bevel on it, so it grips the clips better. Push both pins outwards, and towards you to release the catches.

But the problem is the HU sticks to the cage, which is what makes it tight.

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I have loads of the 8 piece set - not the most comfortable handles, but otherwise very good screwdrivers - the only ones I've knackered (although never found) were the ones I blew up.

Might treat myself to the stubbies when I get back

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