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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 23 November 2018, 20:32:48 »
True. If you skim them yourself you can get exactly the compression you want too.
You just have to make sure the intake manifold will still bolt up in the valley with no leaks.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 22 November 2018, 21:41:40 »
HS2 will sort all your problems for you.  :y




 ;D :D ;D

Getting off at Brackers could be messy, mind. :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: 3.0 V6 Auto Gearbox Problem
« on: 22 November 2018, 20:00:57 »
Something has upset the gearbox ECU.

When you move the stick, do the LEDs by the gearbox setting move in line with the stick, or do their own thing?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 22 November 2018, 18:36:12 »
Juncker staggered off the stage at a conference a few days ago wearing one brown shoe and one black, I kid you not, so could we really expect him to understand anything ?  ::)
Varadkar is an irresponsible, opportunist, two bob chancer just like Macron in France. A d1ckhead of the highest order.
Having said that all of the above are running rings around our spineless excuse for a PM.   :(

He is either permanently pissed or recovering from a stroke. His hands are everywhere (all over Theresa) like me, when I get over excited when a group of teenage girls turn up. :)

At least your honest about it  I suppose.  :-\ ;D

It's not the girls themselves. They just remind him of the joys of Marina ownership. ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 22 November 2018, 14:38:46 »
Fit 2.5 heads
Do the 2.5 heads have the mounting holes for the ignition modules? '98 onwards maybe?

Later ones do, but why not use 2.6 heads? they are the same, IIRC, and the compression was reduced by pocketed pistons.
The smaller engines heads will need some porting to give full performance too.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit negotiations
« on: 22 November 2018, 11:47:25 »
Juncker staggered off the stage at a conference a few days ago wearing one brown shoe and one black, I kid you not, so could we really expect him to understand anything ?  ::)
Varadkar is an irresponsible, opportunist, two bob chancer just like Macron in France. A d1ckhead of the highest order.
Having said that all of the above are running rings around our spineless excuse for a PM.   :(

He is either permanently pissed or recovering from a stroke. His hands are everywhere (all over Theresa) like some sort of 'pervy uncle' who gets over excited when a group of teenage girls turn up. :)
Clearly his eyesight isn't that much cop either, then. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Your daily dose of rage inducing "news"
« on: 22 November 2018, 00:08:21 »
Oh, i thought itwas Thwaites brewery story with the travellers....... on bbc website for anyone needing a blood boil.

Couldn't find it, so had to google for it.

Switching off the CCTV and sending "the boys" in would be the only way to deal with that kind of vermin problem.
Jamming their "council house TV" has been known to work. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Your daily dose of rage inducing "news"
« on: 21 November 2018, 09:52:13 »
's just Darwin at work. :y

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My Omega is knocking on 230k miles, I use 5w30 in it and it doesn't burn a drop.

There is no point over thinking it and the difference in viscosity between grades in not huge anyway. Just use what the manufacturer recommends. I am not really a fan of semi synthetic when you can get fully synthetic almost as cheap these days but then I CBA to change the oil every 3k either. ;)

With an unknown history a few quick changes with cheap oil might be a decent idea in the light of recent experience.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 20 November 2018, 14:35:10 »
Yep, no V6 cam belt kits include the water pump as it's not even driven by the cam belt.

Given the quality of recent factor water pumps (and I think a few gen ones have died early too) I personally wouldn't change a V6 water pump unless it failed.

It's quite unlikely that it'll disturb the cam belt if it does die.

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General Car Chat / Re: Twin engined cars
« on: 20 November 2018, 14:03:23 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phQfA5-DL1I

Shame Tiffany Dell broke it, mind. ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 20 November 2018, 14:00:19 »
QH, kit uses skf bearings and gates or Conti belt, swapping the back plates is all you do,...
Yep, every variety of kit I have seen has had exactly the same SKF bearings. It really doesn't matter what make you pick.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 20 November 2018, 11:45:10 »
If you want an exact match for your engine you need to match it against the engine number as there were several different variants of the 3.2 kit.

But.. it really isn't an issue to swap the pulleys to your original casting and the kits for the older engines often go for silly cheap prices as I suspect the demand is falling off for these.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 cambelt kit
« on: 20 November 2018, 08:08:46 »
As long as it's for the right engine family you can make any variant of the kit work. You might need to swap the upper 2 pulleys over to the backplate already on the engine and, on the later 2.6/3.2 you might end up with an adjustable lower pulley where the original was fixed but it should fit.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil consumption of old cars.
« on: 20 November 2018, 00:21:24 »
My Ital van, 1.3 A series, used 4l of oil a day (and 2l of coolant). So that was about 1l per 50 miles.

Granted, it was ragged to within an inch of its life every second of the day.

My Ital 1.7  8) didn't burn oil.

It used to drip onto the hot exhaust, creating a smoke screen that prevented tailgaters. ;D

Amazing that they knew how Audi drivers would develop way back in 1981.

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