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 51 
 on: Today at 18:40:23 
Started by swordfish - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Are you for real?  ;D

Anyone reading this is going to assume that you have nicked the car and that the broken key is a mere ruse.

If you're working on them professionally, you should be able to work it out.  :-X

 52 
 on: Today at 18:38:19 
Started by Bigron - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Above is bollix... That's to say the long way around... :D

It's four 8mm hex screws and can be removed by opening the bonnet and without touching the bumper.

As for refitting the crash bar... The four nuts holding it to the brackets are alot easier to deal with than trying to undo the ones one the chassis rails... Easier to line up too :y not that you need to touch either ;)


 53 
 on: Today at 18:33:27 
Started by Bigron - Last post by ronnyd
The strengthening beam behind the bumper.  ;)

 54 
 on: Today at 18:33:05 
Started by Andy A - Last post by Andy B
Taken note and have now put the axle stands under the brackets to the diff and also wheels under the car.  :y I am using two large trolley jacks and there just wasn't room to place the stands along side as well. Thanks for the ideas.  :y

I have another problem. How do I get the rear discs off without damaging them?

I have loosened the brake shoes off on both sides using the adjuster and the discs refused to bodge. I can only grip the discs in one place so cannot wiggle it side to side like the front ones.

I always jacked the back up from under the diff & put my axle stands somewhere near the the rear do-nut bushes.

A large soft faced mallet often helps a drum to let go of the hub, though on my Smart Roadster I'd to leave it a week soaking in Plusgas.

Not recommended, but this article explains: http://www.floorjackadvisor.com/blog/can-i-use-the-differential-as-a-jack-point/

It never did any of my RWD cars any harm  ;)

A quick skim through reveals .......
This will only cover vehicle that have a straight rear axle, not those that have independent rear suspension and utilize constant velocity (CV) axles;) :y

 55 
 on: Today at 18:14:28 
Started by Bigron - Last post by Bigron
Thanks TB, but I did ask if it was a difficult job FOR ME!
Is there a guide for taking the bumper off, and what's a crash bar?  ???

Ron.

 56 
 on: Today at 18:09:22 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by ronnyd
Remove the subsidies, and see if *anyone* can run it.  We need the money to pay for the other pink elephant, the NHS.  And now we (or the 52%) have properly buggered ourselves financially as a country, the government need to plant some money trees ;D

BOE says the economy is doing so well, they think interest rates should go up. So clearly you are peddling fake news  :P :P ;D (OK, 3 of 9 say that..)
Wasn,t it Mark Carney who was telling us how bad things were going to be if we voted to leave the corrupt EU. ;)

 57 
 on: Today at 18:07:57 
Started by Alnico Blue - Last post by Bigron
That annoying git from Wheeler Dealers showcased a couple of products to clean leather firstly, then to feed and polish it. The results were very good, but unfortunately he didn't name the products and the containers were unmarked!
However, there was a good tip (yes, from Brewer - he actually did some work!) which involved covering the seats in black bin bags and putting them out in the hot sun for a few hours to sweat the dirt out before rubbing the cleaning goo off.

Ron.

 :o  Polishing  is the exact opposite of what I am looking for Ron .   But on the subject of Mr. Brewer . . . I think I watched that episode  . .so must have it recorded in the V6 box somewhere . . .will try &  find it   :y

Sorry Mr. Blue, I used the wrong word. He did not polish it, but I'm not sure what he called what he did; the result looked good despite the usual huge amount of self-congratulation he gave himself!  ::)

Ron.

 58 
 on: Today at 18:07:42 
Started by Andy A - Last post by Andy A
With a bit of careful positioning, you can place an axle stand under the metal strap / surround of the rear diff mountings. They need to be reasonably extended though. I would always have a secondary support elsewhere, even if it is just the wheels themselves under the car on the 'chassis rails'. Don't under any circumstances place the axle stands or a jack under the diff itself as it will destroy the mountings because of the upwards force.

But then you are putting yourself unnecessarily at risk as you position the axle stands. :o :o

As I stated, there is no reason why you cannot position the axle stands beside a carefully positioned trolley jack on the main jacking point plate. ;)

I have done that ever since my first Omega donkeys of years ago.

Is jacking of anywhere on the plate OK. Is that correct? I was always told to only jack from the centre bolts and with this solid steel 3 ton jack it doesn't leave me enough room to do that.

 59 
 on: Today at 17:50:30 
Started by Alnico Blue - Last post by TheBoy
Or upgrade them to Elite cloth, the best of all Omega seats ;)

 60 
 on: Today at 17:48:59 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by aaronjb
Remove the subsidies, and see if *anyone* can run it.  We need the money to pay for the other pink elephant, the NHS.  And now we (or the 52%) have properly buggered ourselves financially as a country, the government need to plant some money trees ;D

BOE says the economy is doing so well, they think interest rates should go up. So clearly you are peddling fake news  :P :P ;D (OK, 3 of 9 say that..)

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