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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #1 on: 09 January 2018, 15:26:56 »

A picture or two would have been nice ::)
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« Reply #2 on: 09 January 2018, 16:06:36 »

A picture or two would have been nice ::)
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Certainly would, not going to get any interest like that.
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« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2018, 16:18:09 »

It looks better without pictures :-X
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« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2018, 16:42:04 »

It looks better without pictures :-X





Yes you have probably hit the nail on the head.😂
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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #5 on: 09 January 2018, 17:12:11 »

The blunt history of this car.

It was kindly given to be by a forum member / reputable motor trader, as scrap, a couple of months ago, because it had an immobiliser problem preventing it from starting, and when it did run, it was only running on three, and had no MOT.

I got it home, the immobiliser problem was a broken wire, so no issue there. The misfire was because the 2-4-6 coil pack wasn't plugged in, so easily sorted.

I then took it for an MOT, and got it through the test with just a headlight from a breaker, and some exhaust bandage.

I was assured the change of keeper to me was immediately done online, but for over a month didn't get a logbook.

Decided it was too tatty to keep and wanted it gone, so I listed it on eBay, zero reserve, in the mindset that if I got the 150 it cost me to all sort out, I'd be happy. The listing was very honest, described the numerous tatty aspects, listed the MOT advisory (corrosion) and the fact a logsheet needed to be applied for via V62.

On the second day of auction, a nice chap called Neil sends me a message, saying "What are you doing selling this car, it's mine, and I left it with a trader to either fix sell on my behalf"?!  :-X Which frankly filled me with terror :o :o.

We have a long chat on the phone, he's a very decent bloke, we agree that neither of us wanted the Omega, so reached an agreement whereby we sell it on ebay. The ending price was in the region of 550.

A Chap who sells ex police cars won the auction, and sent a couple of his lads to pick the car up, a perfectly hassle free sale in fairness.

The car has a bill for 1850ish, for work done 500 miles ago, but I've looked through this in detail tonight, and it does raise questions about the integrity of the garage who undertook it.

Here are the photos I took a few weeks ago.

I'll post details of the invoice / 2000 of work done, very shortly.



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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #7 on: 09 January 2018, 17:28:04 »

The garage, who undertook the work, need reporting to Trading standards.

I didn't realise this before, but having just looked at a copy of the invoice, they fleeced the previous owners.

3.5 hours labour to change the cambelt kit,  (which I can DIY in 2 hours!) PLUS another hour ON TOP to change the waterpump  ::)

The pump is accessible via 3 bolts and takes less than 5 minutes to change, once the cambelt cover is off, which it would have been anyway. So to charge an hours labour for that is downright criminal.

They've also charged half an hours labour for "road test" and likewise for a "systems test".

Which is why, despite being injured, I still choose to do my own work wherever I can  :-X




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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #8 on: 09 January 2018, 17:36:10 »

It was also up for sale on here Just over a year ago, for 1500....

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=137416.0

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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #9 on: 09 January 2018, 18:11:43 »

Good of you to add some more Service History to it James.
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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #10 on: 09 January 2018, 18:51:48 »

So JW sold you a car which belonged to someone else ? !  ??? :o
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« Reply #11 on: 09 January 2018, 19:24:04 »

The car was given to me (not sold) because it wouldn't run.

The motor trader had the car to fix and / or sell for someone else, on their behalf - but that person was not aware / was not approached to see if they consented to the car being given away - and therefore, certainly in my opinion, still had good title to it.

Thankfully we were able to reach a satisfactory agreement directly between the two of us, once it came to light.
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Re: This one gets around...
« Reply #12 on: 09 January 2018, 21:47:53 »

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-52-Vauxhall-Omega-3-2i-V6-24V-Auto-V6-Special-MV6-ELITE-RARE-EX-POLICE/162841464235?hash=item25ea1b8dab:g:X00AAOSwqfZaUyrc

See Simon hasn't lost his sense of humour ::)
He certainly has a sense of humour trying to sell to an Irish buyer .
The annual road tax on a 3.2 is 1809 ( 1550 ) and that increases dramatically if you pay twice or four times a year.
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« Reply #13 on: 09 January 2018, 23:12:45 »

He certainly has a sense of humour trying to sell to an Irish buyer .
The annual road tax on a 3.2 is 1809 ( 1550 ) and that increases dramatically if you pay twice or four times a year.

Jeez and my sphincter twitches at having to pay 500 odd for my Disco!  :o  ::)
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« Reply #14 on: 10 January 2018, 00:25:39 »

So JW sold you a car which belonged to someone else ? !  ??? :o
A year ago it had been left with him to sort a couple of issues. By early summer, he had allegedly bought it and needed to get it running and sold. It had a flat battery and the key didn't fit the door lock. The chip escaped in trying to access it. Net result, access was gained and a wire was broken whilst attempting to start it. I obtained a complete ecu/chip/lock set and fitted them at my expense. The car started and ran, but the MoT had just expired, so nothing more was done with it.

Having been unable to get a hold of the person in question since September the broken wire was left unrepaired.

It would be good to consider this a lucky escape James, and I would urge caution in light of our experiences.
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