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General Car Chat / Re: Trolley Jack for lowered cars
« on: Today at 16:04:44 »
These guys have a good reputation with the OOF populous...

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks

 1.25 tonne seems a bit lightweight for my preference.

Perhaps something like this then:-

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tja25-aluminium-trolley-jack

Well just ordered it  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Trolley Jack for lowered cars
« on: Yesterday at 21:53:53 »
Think our nearest is Birmingham followed very closely by Coventry, unfortunately I don't meet the membership criteria

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Omega General Help / Re: Best current source of 10/40 semi ?
« on: Yesterday at 11:33:09 »
I just go into the local (To work) VX dealer parts depot and ask what the best deal is on 20L 10W40 they can do, usually within  a few pounds of the TC price.

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Bonnet foam rubber
« on: 23 April 2018, 21:07:51 »
Brilliant  :y

Will see if dealer can still get them  :y

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wanted . Towing eye.
« on: 23 April 2018, 21:06:04 »
Checking the spare wheel today I was reminded that I seem to have no towing eye in the tool carrier .
Anyone got one ?
Don.
I think I have a spare one somewhere. Might be a few days before I can hunt it down though!

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Omega General Help / Re: mobile cowboys
« on: 23 April 2018, 19:49:11 »
Just on a side note, if the tensioner is knackered on a 2.2DTi I strongly suggest you take a good look at the rubber damper area of the crank pulley.
  that was renewed not long ago. the crankshaft pulley dropped to pieces a few months ago, so may be the tensioner took some hammer then.
When we ran two DTi's the failure was usually both tensioner and pulley by the time the disaster had happened! Think I ended up swapping both at the same time after the first failure. I also discovered that only the GM pulley seemed to last more than 12 months.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 April 2018, 19:45:30 »
Picked my backbox up out the middle of the road :(

Anyone recommend a Zafira B Diesel exhaust?

Worth checking the ETS page? I bought one from them for Mrs VXL's Alhambra a while back and it was the same quality as their Omega ones  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Trolley Jack for lowered cars
« on: 23 April 2018, 18:10:34 »
The Machine Mart one struggles to lift an Omega, and the casters on the back aren't up to the job.


Resealing a jack shouldn't be too difficult; your local hydraulics specialist ought to be able to provide them over the counter without you having to figure out what you need to order

I'll have a google for hydraulics specialists in the area  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Trolley Jack for lowered cars
« on: 23 April 2018, 18:08:22 »
These guys have a good reputation with the OOF populous...

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks

 1.25 tonne seems a bit lightweight for my preference.

Perhaps something like this then:-

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks/tja25-aluminium-trolley-jack

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General Car Chat / Trolley Jack for lowered cars
« on: 23 April 2018, 17:47:08 »
Need some advice!

Looking for a trolley jack that will handle lowered cars, at my Dad's house I have a 2.5 Tonne 'unknown' brand one (It's too heavy to lug backwards and forwards between houses) which is generally a good workhorse and I can use for all our cars lowered or not - however this is on a hard standing slabs / concrete area whereas I want to purchase something that I can use on my tarmac driveway at home by sliding a piece of board underneath to stop the jack wheels sinking!

I've been considering this as it's around my budget and seems to have good reviews.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj1250ab-1-25-tonne-aluminium-racing-j/

I like the large saddle with built in rubber pad but am concerned with the lifting capacity, obviously the jack is only to lift the car high enough to get the axle stands underneath.

On another note, is it possible to get new seals etc for trolley jacks like this www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-workshop/trolley-jacks/halfords-2-tonne-trolley-jack, I have a couple of these style (one Halfords, one unknown but identical) but they get that sinking feeling now when trying to lift anything sfter a few years of use!

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Omega General Help / Re: mobile cowboys
« on: 22 April 2018, 23:16:08 »
Just on a side note, if the tensioner is knackered on a 2.2DTi I strongly suggest you take a good look at the rubber damper area of the crank pulley.

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General Car Chat / Re: Couple of VX engine questions...
« on: 22 April 2018, 10:13:42 »
Yes agree, current Fiesta is a far better car than current Corsa.

On older models I do enjoy our 1.2 51 Corsa SXi bought for 150 requiring rear springs, TRE and headlamp, it's a hoot to drive. It's great for the oldest (taller than me so plenty of headroom) to learn to drive in and generally easy to do bits and pieces on.
Biggest problem with the Corsa C is leaks into cabin, main culprit requires the brake master cylinder etc removing to seal the bulkhead plate sufficiently.
The cars start at scrap money as long as you can sort a few bits out yourself, just don't buy one with an EPS fault as repairing that is awkward and replacing the column is expensive.

On the 1.2 I think all the gears are the same lol, it's great around town but not really up to faster roads!

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General Car Chat / Re: Couple of VX engine questions...
« on: 22 April 2018, 09:18:18 »
1.3CDTi is an awful engine, Dads old Corsa D was forever coming up with engine codes, turbo actuators seize, vacuum sensors fail etc etc all at relatively low mileages

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 22 April 2018, 09:12:06 »
No major damage, just a crease and bulge in the bumper. Crash bar straight, park sensors ok. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 April 2018, 21:01:39 »
Got shunted by a Beemer at a junction.  ::)


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