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Messages - Nick W

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If you look on eBay loads of Corsa 1.2 / 1.4 with suspected Head Gasket fail, this is mainly due to Young Idiot Drivers who know nothing about the word 'Service or Routine Maintenance' and /or "Do I really need to top up Oil and Coolant in my Car" syndrome.




they are prone to oil cooler failure, that mixes the oil and coolant. But it's on the front of the engine, so is an easier job than a V6.

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Presuming that you don't drop it on your face of course :-[


A real mechanic would have put the car back together and driven himself to the hospital in it :)

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I changed the drop links and front roll bar bushes today.  I think the drop links were original, It took me about half an hour per side to undo the siezed nuts on either side and my shoulders are killing me now!  Putting the new ones on was a doddle and took minutes.  It's made such a difference to the ride, no chattering sensation through the steering wheel when I'm going down the dirt tracks we call roads now!


As soon as you find that a droplink nut won't turn easily, cut it off. They're not worth spending any time on.

I would have but I couldn't find my hacksaw! angle-grinder


Fixed that for you. A few seconds per nut, and the links fall on the floor. You could be drinking beer less than ten minutes after cutting.

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I changed the drop links and front roll bar bushes today.  I think the drop links were original, It took me about half an hour per side to undo the siezed nuts on either side and my shoulders are killing me now!  Putting the new ones on was a doddle and took minutes.  It's made such a difference to the ride, no chattering sensation through the steering wheel when I'm going down the dirt tracks we call roads now!


As soon as you find that a droplink nut won't turn easily, cut it off. They're not worth spending any time on.

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General Car Chat / Re: And now .....
« on: 20 April 2018, 17:02:25 »
Due to our immaculate roads, no doubt?  >:( >:( >:(

Ron.


The design of the spring and weight of the car are more likely to be the cause

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General Car Chat / Re: MoT failure
« on: 20 April 2018, 17:01:13 »
You can do the pipe for a fiver in bits and some work. Reroute it if necessary to make the job easier.


Sills are 50 each, with some welding. I have a pair here if you need them in a hurry.


Any Omega you buy is likely to need that, so fixing yours is a better idea.
PM sent :y


Saw it, but have been putting an MGF back together for the weekend.


Have you had a poke about inside the rear wheelarch at the end of the sill under the plastic cover, and along the lower edge of the inner sill yet? Photos would help. I'm probably free the week starting 29 April.

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General Car Chat / Re: MoT failure
« on: 20 April 2018, 10:21:47 »
You can do the pipe for a fiver in bits and some work. Reroute it if necessary to make the job easier.


Sills are 50 each, with some welding. I have a pair here if you need them in a hurry.


Any Omega you buy is likely to need that, so fixing yours is a better idea.



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General Car Chat / Re: Who runs this OOF?
« on: 18 April 2018, 19:25:57 »
One of our members lives in Midsomer Norton....he will probably help you with some stuff..... :y
He's got twenty seven of his own to look after.  ;D


and there's the time spent avoiding all the murderers ;)

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I'm not a welder so please don't shoot me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that welding cast iron doesn't work: brazing does?

Ron.


welding cast iron is possible, but it's a specialist job that's rarely durable on a long thin part like an exhaust manifold. Brazing tends to be a bit more successful, but the heat cycles of a manifold don't help.


Add the cost of doing it(you're not going to do it with a MIG welder for instance) and buying a new manifold is the only viable fix.

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General Car Chat / Re: Price of pattern parts
« on: 18 April 2018, 14:26:50 »

It'll be good enough, you could say it's better constructed than those on an Omega in that the main body is cast steel .... not crappy pressings spot riveted together. That  20 investment this morning has probably doubled the value of her car  :y


ever seen a cast wishbone that's hit something and bent? They snap, and leave the whole suspension flapping about.


Pressed and welded do bend, which leaves a movable car without body damage.


Even on a heavy car like an Omega a pressed and welded wishbone is far stronger than it needs to be; you lot wouldn't be pissing about changing the bushes and joints in 20 year old parts if that wasn't true.




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General Discussion Area / Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« on: 17 April 2018, 22:17:50 »
I don't leave feedback...on eBay, amazon marketplace. AO, Currys.........anywhere. The emails get more frantic before they finally stop.    ;D


Fun, isn't it? The desperate explanations of how feedback works are particularly entertaining.

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 17 April 2018, 14:04:51 »
Wine? That's the red stuff that hasn't quite turned into useful vinegar or cognac  isn't it?
I've drunk wine, on several occasions.
You know when you go to a party when you're young, and everything starts to go downhill at around midnight? No beer or spirits left, people starting to wander off. Well, us hardcore drinkers would refuse to leave until there was absolutely no alcohol left on the premises. If there was only wine.....so be it  ;D


We could usually round up enough drivers to go street racing at that point

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General Car Chat / Re: Breaking down in France
« on: 17 April 2018, 13:37:07 »
Wine? That's the red stuff that hasn't quite turned into useful vinegar or cognac  isn't it?

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Omega General Help / Re: Is This Really The End Of My Omega?
« on: 16 April 2018, 09:59:45 »
What was the fault that made the work necessary?

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 16 April 2018, 09:21:15 »
Wareham to Looe, and back can be done within driving hours... Gatwick to Looe cannot.

Rightly or not, Andy's car will be relayed.

Must say, that I am a bit surprised that the first driver didn't drag the car to Cobham services :-\


The weight of the car and number of passengers each rule out using a 3.5 ton vehicle, not the AA have any. Which means driving hours apply, and there isn't enough time to do the job - don't forget the driver has to get back to base.

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