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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi from North London / Herts
« on: 15 November 2017, 19:29:25 »
Hi Mark     
             good to have you on board .    I would second Lizzys point about the phone details , this is an open forum , & whilst we Oofers are a mainly mature sensible bunch , there are no doubt  some strange characters lurking around & looking in . My advice would be to get one of the Oof admin to delete those numbers  (2 posts)   but your call  ;) ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Another Crank Sensor question.
« on: 13 November 2017, 18:49:48 »
Thanks Al, I appreciate that  ;)

Sorry mate cannot find those posts between Albs & myself  . . .it could have been posted  before I lost the plot & pressed the  "  account delete "button though  . .  ::)

Omega General Help / Re: Another Crank Sensor question.
« on: 13 November 2017, 18:30:40 »
Hmm, well, the one that came out (2003 3.2 Plod) is a Bosch 0261210131, and its been in working fine for the last 5 years (in fact Im not even convinced its faulty)  :-\

Not got one here to compare  Chris. . but seem to recall the Bosch number on the sensor is not the GM part no.    gonna trawl through my previous posts   . . as I think I had the same confusion a few years ago . Recall Albs  posted the correct info  . . .i'll have a look now   ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Another Crank Sensor question.
« on: 13 November 2017, 18:15:32 »
Ok with reference to the later 2.6 and 3.2 Oval Plug ones, are all the Oval ones the same now?, ie, Oval plug fits all?, or are we still doing  the need to be the correct Part Number to be the same as the one that came out? Thanks.

If they are different whats the part number range for the later V6's please.

I thought 2.6 /3.2  were this part no. only 90540743   :-\

Omega Gallery / Re: Bit of sunshine last week!
« on: 12 November 2017, 06:58:53 »
Very very nice Andy   . . .theres just something about those Irmscher wheels  that "does it" to an Omega. IMO  :y :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Interior lighting wierdness
« on: 12 November 2017, 06:49:31 »
After 7 weeks away I opened the project MV6 rear drivers side door to refit a child seat.

When I closed the door the interior light stayed on and  nothing I do will turn it off now.

I have disconnected the battery for now.

Any ideas anyone?

Check all of the courtesy switches . . .   had similar strange goings on as my CDX stands without use a lot. 

The issue on mine also affected the central locking.   Would not central lock or open .  Is your locking working ?

It seems to be along the lines of the car thinks one of the doors is open  .  .although it is not.

I just looked at all the switches  . . .seem to think it was an earthing problem on a door pillar  :-\ :-\

Also  . .ever since that happened  . . & locking / opening is fine now  . . but it will not do a "reset".

But have never found out if it should only "reset" if it's  not working , if that makes sense  :-\ :-\

HTH  :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: 0.11 amp drain?
« on: 11 November 2017, 13:27:59 »
Update on Sony HU.    Not been able to get a replacement GM unit as yet . But . . . have changed the yellow & red power wires to how they should be  (Red to red / yellow to yellow )  power drain stays at 0.01 A   ;)

Unit will not remember radio stations though  . . .   but no big issue there  :)

Issue seems to be  . .if you need memory to work the red & yellow need swapping  BUT this causes a constant power drain of 0.11A  & will flatten battery in less than a week without use of car .

Unit wired as it should be  means unit works fine but no memory of radio stations & NO power drain

Will still try & replace with an OE  HU when one comes up  . .  :y

There is a guide  "V6 crank sensor replacement"  in maintenance section  , look under V6 engine section   about 14 items  down the list of topics  ;) ;)

But . .
        To get scuttle off ( grey tray in engine bay at bottom of windscreen)   1 screw , which you say you hve removed, then 6 or so scuttle clips , (90 degree turn & pull, to remove) which are under the rubber seal at bottom of windscreen . Lift the lower edge of this rubber strip to see black fixings.. Wipers need to come off first though to remove scuttle.
The sensor you are talking about is the CRANK sensor not the cam sensor & plug connector is at rear of plenum below scuttle on passenger side.
Only use a genuine GM sensor  . . purchased from a VX dealer  . . . most advertised on certain internet sites as genuine are not IMO ;)  These usually fail within weeks ,  genuine usually good for 100k miles.

To get old sensor out  . . .easiest way is to cut cable & pull from each end .  Make sure the new one  is routed away from the exhaust ! (as per guide which you should really read up first)

Also while scuttle is out  . . you may want to check out your power sounder  . . ( see maintenance guide for this)

For your  future reference,  these sort of questions should be placed in the "general omega help " section of the forum  ;) ;)

HTH  :y

Omega General Help / Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« on: 09 November 2017, 19:07:52 »
As easy to remove rear fan... Only two bolts and a plug ;)

Guide here... :y

'kin 'ell    . . . did not know that was there  . . . "Air Con Condenser"   rather than Radiator

didn't think to look there  ::) ::)       :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Omega General Help / Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« on: 09 November 2017, 05:21:35 »
thanks for the quick reply.  If there is a radiator section in the maintenance guide, I was unable to locate? 

which section has radiator info?

Done mine recently  . . .no guide that I could find   :-\
These points apply to F/L  V6 models . . .   
Much easier if you remove "Bagpipes" & MAF though .
Disconnect all hoses before unbolting rad.
Thermo switch wiring connectors  bit fiddly to get off & back on
G/box cooler comes out with coolant rad on F/L
Rear fan stays attached to Rad until you get it out  . . .simply swop everything over to the new rad once it is out.
May have time  to write you a PM this evening explaining step by step instructions of how I done it  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Bigger Family
« on: 07 November 2017, 19:37:08 »
Nice one Mr. Tunnie . . . . congrats to you all  :y

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted Head unit
« on: 06 November 2017, 19:33:32 »

Thanks for the link Andy  . . . . sadly as Steve says   "not in stock "

Just looked through their complete Omega listings  . . . loads of items pictured & priced but "Not in Stock"  ::) ::)

I'll keep looking  . . .not in a rush  as car is not used much  ;)

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted Head unit
« on: 05 November 2017, 13:49:31 »
Hi Al, checked yesterday, unfortunately I am mistaken, I don't have a CCR2006.  :-X

Got some NCDC2013's in varying states though!

Andy , thanks for looking for a CCR2006 . . a 2013 will need matching /pairing to a screen won't it , also non Bose in my CDX ,

So guess I will keep my eyes open for a 2006 . Nigel at Omegas 52 has 2005's I think , so may just have to go for one of those

thanks., Al :y

General Car Chat / Re: Good week on omega repairs
« on: 03 November 2017, 09:38:06 »
Yep, happy Ron too - many thanks, Al.
Also, thanks to Omegod, I now have an expansion tank that I can see the contents through, which now contains red OAT antifreeze after Al replaced my radiator.
I was even serenaded by Al with his rendition of The Shadows' classic numbers - a real bonus!  :y 8) 8) 8)


You needn't have mentioned that Ron  . .  :-X   (crawls away in embarressed shame  :-[ :-[ :-[ )   ;D ;D ;D

General Car Chat / Good week on omega repairs
« on: 03 November 2017, 06:55:07 »
Have left in a fews days  . .just to make sure all is ok  . . but have had good results on the following issues .

 I have replaced my bodge repaired slightly leaking coolant rad with one from Coolparts (57)

Job looked more difficult than it actually was & I would confidently do it probably half the time now.

Bigron  came down & after getting my rad in & all up & running together we replaced his one .

Almost had to get the "Kango" out to remove the epoxy resin repair Ron had done . ;D

All went well on Ron's car as well ( apart from a minor problem where a vacunm pipe connection broke off from

the back of the bagpipes  . . .  .brittle plastic issue )  we were however able to do a decent repair on this .

Ron's car was soon back together & up & running  & off he went back to Witham a very happy omega owner.

Have also managed to get to the source of the battery drain issue ( see electrical section)

 TB is now gloating because it was he's hated Sony product that was at fault   ;D ;D

So all in all a good week for repairs on the omega  . . all carried out with excellent advice from OOF  :y

So all in all

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