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Messages - Kevin Wood

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I would be inclined to re-use the old bolts with a little thread locking compound.

Torque is listed as 15NM for "oil pan to oil pan housing" bolts. I assume those are the lower sump pan bolts?

Play it by ear if that sounds excessive for the size of the bolts.

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General Car Chat / Re: Syrian police cars
« on: 17 April 2018, 21:54:37 »
Maybe their Workshop Manager is a member here.  :-\

Who could it be?  ::)  ;D

Daz hasn't been around for a while. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Syria Chemical weapons retaliation
« on: 17 April 2018, 13:36:33 »
Apparently the chemical weapons inspectors are to be allowed access to the site, 4 days after arriving in Damascus.  The Syrians and Russians have not allowed them to go to Douma citing security concerns, despite journalists having been there since the attack 11 days ago.  ::)

There have also been Russian troops on the ground, but Sergei Lavrov denies that there has been any tampering or interference with any evidence.......

Ahh, OK, so it's been replacement of evidence, presumably? ::)

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I assume you've checked the oil level?

The pressure switch is a possibility, as is a blocked strainer, but also a sticking relief valve.

It might actually be worth investing in that pressure gauge just to save you taking it to bits for no reason.

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Omega General Help / Re: Is This Really The End Of My Omega?
« on: 16 April 2018, 22:02:32 »
If going down the replacement lump route, throw a 3.0 or 3.2 in it :y

Rude not to while you are there...

.. and change the auto box for an AR35 too. ;)

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Omega General Help / Re: Drive shaft vibrations
« on: 16 April 2018, 14:22:37 »
Beech Boys in the boot?  :D
Does it matter what type of wood they're made from? ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 16 April 2018, 13:37:57 »
A mate of mine broke down in his kit car a couple of years back - in Glencoe. A local recovery driver turned up and took him back home to Staines in one hit, then declined a cup of coffee, turned round and drove back!
There's the thing, if the car is light enough to keep the 3.5t flatbed below 3.5t, then you can do this perfectly legally... 
 :D
Indeed, and the car was a Robin Hood so probably sub-600kg. I have a recollection that what turned up was a double car job with a crew cab, though, so likely 7.5t.

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Omega General Help / Re: Is This Really The End Of My Omega?
« on: 16 April 2018, 13:32:46 »
What was the fault that made the work necessary?

This ^^

When read that V6 has had heads off for potential head gasket work wonder what other bodgery has gone on.  :'(

I'd bet a fair bit that the heads did not need to come off!
Yep, and that they didn't need skimming once they were off either!
Not to mention that the manufacturer recommends not skimming heads.
.. but the motor trader still living in the 1970's always knows best!

.. anyway, that's water under the bridge. A certain Admin on this site will confirm how terminally unhealthy a rattling lifter can sound like on a V6.  ::) No gravel required. :P

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 16 April 2018, 13:27:25 »
A mate of mine broke down in his kit car a couple of years back - in Glencoe. A local recovery driver turned up and took him back home to Staines in one hit, then declined a cup of coffee, turned round and drove back!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Parking on Pavements
« on: 16 April 2018, 13:22:37 »
Agreed. But garages, where they exist, appear to be for unused gym equipment to sit and gather dust. Unused because you drive said German Mini to the gym (without using its indicators, natch) and use theirs. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Parking on Pavements
« on: 16 April 2018, 11:48:12 »
That's the planners trying to restrict vehicle use maximise profit by proxy  ::)

You'd think they'd build some infrastructure near the houses, or vice versa, if that was the case, instead of loads of mock town houses in the middle of nowhere, with the inevitable littering of BMWs and German Minis all over the already too-narrow streets. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: waiting for AA recovery
« on: 16 April 2018, 11:44:45 »
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 :-\
He had the bar on and was just about to get me to make a mark on his tablet when the screen went red and vetoed the tow because the Galaxy weighs 1895kg and his towing limit was 2000kg **sigh**

.. which isn't relevant if towing a vehicle to a "safe place" anyway.  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 16 April 2018, 11:39:34 »
I've always loved the 240z, but memories of my Grandad's brand new 120y in the 1970's, where the tops of the front wings rusted through in 18 months from purchase, have prevented temptation in that area.

Mechanical and electrical gremlins I don't mind, but a bodywork nightmare just wouldn't be fun. :(

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Omega General Help / Re: Is This Really The End Of My Omega?
« on: 16 April 2018, 09:54:18 »
Could just be a tired hydraulic lifter.

How long has it run since the heads have been off? Because it can take a good 20 minutes' driving to quieten down the lifters.

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General Car Chat / Re: xenon lights
« on: 16 April 2018, 09:53:12 »
Are you thinking of going to Stoneleigh this year, by the way?

Yep - though my plans extend as far as "Whatever day it looks like it has the lowest chance of precipitation" ;D But yes.. there's bound to be odds and sodds to buy.


Sounds like the same as me, then.  ;D

Will keep you posted. Would be nice to catch up if our paths cross.

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