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 on: Today at 09:09:17 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by aaronjb
Still trying to track down further faults, following its argument with a huge pothole at proper speed last week.
Could be, given the mileage, that a decent clout was enough to destroy already worn out bushes... Heavy cars are tough on suspension components, especially if driven hard, but you won't necessarily feel it from the driver's seat as 2.5t and a decent wheelbase make for a surprisingly stable ride inspite of worn out parts...

Other thing you might find is that an arm/link has moved out of place on a bush. Also, if aluminium, check for distortion and cracks.
I think you'll find its the same weight as an Omega ;).

That's what he said ... heavy cars  :P ;D

 on: Today at 09:05:48 
Started by Varche - Last post by aaronjb
Yes, it's already in use here and probably most other western countries (and China, obv.)
No, I don't really like it.
No, there's nothing you can do about it except move here, though I hear that didn't work out too well for the last chap who tried

 on: Today at 09:03:15 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by aaronjb
They keep warbling about another referendum to establish "the will of the people". Like it or not, there's only one way that vote would go at this point (remain) and since the ECJ has kindly said we can withdraw our Art. 50 declaration, we'll stay in the EU.

That's my prediction, anyway.

 on: Today at 09:00:33 
Started by Mister Rog - Last post by aaronjb
You can get it to turn the lights on and off, control your heating....all sorts. But then you have to connect insecure light bulbs and stuff (IOT) to the www, all of which have default passwords of 123 or ABC.  ;D

Top 100 insecure passwords list from the recent(ish) breaches. At number 1: 123456.
New at number 23 was "donald" ;D

 on: Today at 08:58:36 
Started by Doctor Gollum - Last post by aaronjb
Five pages of god knows what that seems to have descended into trolling and troll bait, so.. going back a bit.

swmbo is asking me what we need to start stock piling first  :-\


That works for me.  :y

On Darius point 1. Mays agreement with the EU tears up/ breaches/ nullifies the good Friday agreement. It alters the status of Northern Ireland, and the good Friday agreement forbids that without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland.  ;)

Did the good folks of NI vote in the Referendum? If they did then they must have made their intentions clear because surely they understood there would need to be a change/reversal of the Good Friday agreement at that point. Therefore they also voted to nullify the agreement. Problem solved.

 on: Today at 08:58:20 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Phil
The 3.2 in the Signum/ Vectra C is not the same as the Omega (hence Y & Z engine code)

The latter supposedly has less power, but with the 5 speed autobox, my Signum was quicker than my Omega - had both 3.2s for a while.

the Z32 has a precat in each of the manifolds that the Omega doesn't and it goes to a single pipe just after the manifolds with a 3rd cat

Coil packs are the same and have the same issues and same oil cooler and cam cover gasket problems.

It doesn't have the bagpipes and twin butterfly throttle body, just single butterfly and the multi ram is different - you can take the top off and have a proper look and clean inside

3.2 Signums all had 314mm diameter front brakes early Vectra Cs had 308s, and at some point they changed to 314mm but there is no definite point this happened.

The 3.2 has an option of the AF32 autobox and it has issues with the gearbox oil heat exchanger in the main radiator, the seals fail and water gets into the box which kills it, the only resolution is full core rebuild or new box - 7 years ago this was over 2k - mine was done under warranty - new boxes didn't exist then so now a decent box will be almost impossible to find

Even with the auto box it spins the front wheels really easily in the wet and understeers like nothing on earth - a set of Eibach springs made a huge difference to the handling and was the best thing I did to it

The dropped the 3.2 when the cars went full canbus, this happend very late in the prefacelift and can tell by buttons (part can) or scroll wheels (full can) steering wheel controls for the stereo - also headunits changed from NCDC to CD reference

My 3.2 was written off when a lorry drove into it so I replaced it with the Elite spec 2,8 V6 turbo Signum - basically the de-tuned VXR - this one has the bullet proof AF40 6 speed box - VXRs and the Elite spec cars come in manual and auto - its got full leather, colour sat nav, bluetooth phone, TPMS, electric windows all round, electric mirrors, factory fit parking sensors front and rear and duel circuit climate control amongst other things. Its a March 2006, but was forst registered 20th March 2006 so comes into the lower RFL band, the same as the Omega, not the 500+ band

They NEVER made a Signum VXR so anyone selling one is talking balls.

They never made a prefacelift 2.8 turbo in either Signum or Vectra C

The VXRs were 250 and later 280bhp, Elite spec Signums and Vectra Cs were 230 and 250bhp. The only difference in early cars was the engine map, later cars (250 & 280bhp cars) had a different cam profile and air box, but its the same basic block on all.

My 2.8 Signum is much much quicker than the 3.2 and thanks to a simple Superchips Bluefin semi custom re-map, its pushing near VXR power - with non switchable TC/ ESP and auto box its almost impossible to RR for exact figures, but, even with the auto box it will do 60 in under 6 seconds and give 330 BMWs a run for their money in a straight line!

It spins the fronts in the wet but with OEM 18" wheels the handling is better, due to snapped springs its got Eibachs again on the rear but haven't got round to changing the fronts or all the powerflex bushes.

I've had it for 5 years and was using it as a daily driver, but its now time so my Signum is going up for sale, only looking at 1500-1600 for it with loads of spare parts, as with the Omega it isn't getting used so off it goes. A lot of car for not much money

If you want a diesel, bin off the Vauxhall option and get a late Alfa 156 16v JTD multijet- same 150 brake Fiat engine, BUT doesn't have the crappy M32 6 speed box, doesn't have a DPF and oddly doesn't have the problematic swirl flaps. Just be warned, the 156 was also available as a 16v 140 brake 5 speed - avoid this at all costs

 on: Today at 08:39:27 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Doctor Gollum

 on: Today at 08:23:52 
Started by andyc - Last post by Andy B
Think i need to update the tread. I'll start again with the painted shell

It's looking good Andy  :y

I remember looking at these when they were new cars ....  ???

 on: Today at 08:10:28 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by BazaJT

 on: Today at 07:43:58 
Started by STEMO - Last post by Keith ABS
 That is what the difference is between Batman and a scoucer, Batman can go out without Robin ;D :D

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