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Omega General Help / Re: hard to start
« on: 17 February 2019, 19:36:42 »
hi folks i plugged the code reader in on friday nd with the engine ont running i get code 31 no rpm sighal.with the engine running i got this data.
hall sensor off
engine speed pulse yes,
knock signal load no.
mixture 1 lean.
mixture 2 rich..
not sure what to make of it weather it is a crank sensor or something else. :y
That's meaningless I'm afraid, as they will vary by millisecond.

Get the MAF readings, and also the BLMs.

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£60-100? :-\
I think the last one I bought was about £60ish, but that was 5 or 6 years ago.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lidl air compressor
« on: 17 February 2019, 19:31:04 »
You may find that most hobby air compressors, and hobby impact guns, aren't actually that useful.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 17 February 2019, 19:25:47 »
Was told of a Headlight Range warning.

*sigh*
Shame there's not an Omega owners club ,with members familiar with the problem ,and if someone had a 3D printer ,they could manufacture and sell a kit (bracket to hold the arm from popping off,plus a link rod replacement and a standard,off the shelf, metal nipple to screw to the wishbone) or a similar kit for the rear level sensor . :-\
I'd buy one  ;D
I've got a nasty feeling its the loom.  I know what it isn't...   ...it aint the arm popped off.

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General Car Chat / Re: GPS week rollover
« on: 17 February 2019, 19:19:08 »

Numbers and Roads are down to the making provider, of which all satnav manufacturers use 2 in the UK, TomTom/Teleatlas and Here/Navteq.  Its these companies that provide the road names and numbers.  They also provide the postcodes, with varying levels of accuracy.  Personally, I never use the postcodes, as its a great way to get to the wrong town.




No, postcodes ensure you get to the right town. Look up Station Road in Rainham. The two I know of are on opposite sides of the Thames, and not far enough apart that you could reliably look at the distance and think that can't be right unlike the common Gillingham mixups. This cannot happen when you use an ME postcode for one and an RM for the other. None of the full postcode and house number systems I've used have been unreliable for locations(it taking you straight to the right part of a 3mile long road with eccentric numbering is really handy in the dark), the biggest problem I've had have been the horrible UIs that some have.
2 things with that, firstly the postcode data is often not 100% accurate - although not as bad as about 15yrs ago when one specific TomTom release had something like a 20% errors on postcodes.

Secondly, and more importantly, we as humans rarely mis-hear an address, but frequently is-hear random characters and numbers.  Added to that, its pretty easy to put the wrong postcode in.  You don't need to ask how I know this is easy done :D.  Fortunately satnag is just a secondary aid.  For this reason, I very, very rarely use postcode entry - I notice though, the National Trust seem to have stopped giving out addresses to their sites, just bloody postcodes :(

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is it Lemforder?
No, their idlers are shite now as well. Hence why I said GM only (or a poly one)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 15 February 2019, 18:45:48 »
Was told of a Headlight Range warning.

*sigh*

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General Car Chat / Re: GPS week rollover
« on: 15 February 2019, 18:38:43 »
The NCDC units were crap anyway, in my view.
You're entitled to that view. However wrong it is.
 
CD would constantly be spat out in morning, due to condensation the the disc. The maps were very old, to the verge of being pointless. They donít take full postcode, often struggled with industrial estates or where no traditional road/number.
So the system you have done *nothing* to for 17yrs occasionally spits a disk out?  I'd wager you'd had at least 10 phones in that time.  So I know which is the most trouble free ;)

Numbers and Roads are down to the making provider, of which all satnav manufacturers use 2 in the UK, TomTom/Teleatlas and Here/Navteq.  Its these companies that provide the road names and numbers.  They also provide the postcodes, with varying levels of accuracy.  Personally, I never use the postcodes, as its a great way to get to the wrong town.


Waze on the other hand, start app, says are you going home? Tap go and boom, multiple options based on live traffic data and dynamic routing updating as you go, based on traffic. Not once has it given me issues in position/routing.
I've used Waze, Goople Maps, and most other online services, and TomTom (both phones and standalone), Garmin, and all that tosh. They are universally useless.  Even on an iPhone X and a Galaxy S8 in small American towns (far more open than UK towns).  I can easily see why people drive the wrong way up motorways with these stupid devices, that should be banned IMHO.

Add in heat reflective screens, and they are truly lethal (in the hands of millennials and others born after common sense died).

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General Car Chat / GPS week rollover
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:53:55 »
Not sure how this has passed me by, esp in a professional capacity, but its unclear if it will impact satnav?  All sites seem to regurgitate the same US government bumpth.

TomTom state it will impact many of their older units, but very little else.

I wonder how the NCDC will deal :(


And for all those who say Google Maps works for you, I'm glad. Even if you're wrong.

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Omega General Help / Re: hard to start
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:44:43 »
ive added fuel in it as when i got it it was just above the red it was ok then. i notiched this last week so put some fuel in it but still the same problem. i have got a new fuel filter to fit. will report back over the weekend.
ive got a snap on code reader this should be ok ? :y
Just paperclip it. Forget the snapoff shite for now :y

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Omega General Help / Re: hard to start
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:43:45 »
ive added fuel in it as when i got it it was just above the red it was ok then. i notiched this last week so put some fuel in it but still the same problem. i have got a new fuel filter to fit. will report back over the weekend.
ive got a snap on code reader this should be ok ? :y
Unless it's perfectly level below a 1/4, once it doesn't start, it won't without a few gallons in it... You might get lucky by levelling it.

Estates suffer more from this and can take a 4 gallon top up before starting.

Fuel filter, whilst a service item, won't solve the problem.
Saloons don't really suffer this, even with weak pumps. It seems unique to the Estates.

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering knocking
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:41:47 »
Wandering is probably your tyres - I seem to recall you use pretty naff ones (GY?) - esp if they are half worn.  Steering idler can give wandering effect - must have zero vertical movement.  Don't use crap, stick to GM, or poly.

Knocking - my immediate thought was wishbone balljoint or wishbone bushes.

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TB, you have a very jaundiced view of ATP!
Because its shit (assuming it arrives - they are good at blaming DHL, failing to realise I have a contact at DHL who can see the ticket was never requested, no wonder they refuse point blank to give tracking number).

I hate to see people waste money unnecessarily.


Serek replaced my wishbones, track rod and drop link as per the ATP kits in November 2017
I guarantee they are borderline oppsed. If they aren't, they are completely oppsed.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Another social media death
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:26:52 »
So you're all going round to my way of thinking, and we need a mass cull.

We can start with the plain stupid - those not clever enough to get a Darwin - then move on to arsebookidiotfacetube'ers?

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 13 February 2019, 17:24:53 »
Having stood at the wingtip of a spitfire as it's started, you can watch little sprays of fuel eminating from each of the exhaust stubs as it goes through its' firing order. As the first cylinder to fire exhausts, the whole lot catches fire before the prop wash blows the fire out a second or two later and the ground starts shaking. ;D

Now that's a manly engine :)
And the namby pamby millennial snowflakes will say its too dangerous....

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