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MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« on: 27 April 2016, 22:07:47 »

I bought this a couple of months ago to replace the volvo v70 which was bought to replace a 2.5cdx estate sadly written off

It has a full service history as was owned by  one family since 99 so really only 3 owners and garaged

It is not without its problems though
Sold with a cracked manifold, but 2 studs on cylinder 1 have sheared.
Rust bubbles on the rear arches but only starting to form
Rust spot on the rear drivers door
Tid not working properly
Assured it was serviced but wasn't





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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2016, 22:13:10 »

For an R reg car that looks to be in very decent nick indeed. :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #2 on: 27 April 2016, 22:16:02 »

For an R reg car that looks to be in very decent nick indeed. :y

I agree. Not my personal preference but it looks good.
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #3 on: 28 April 2016, 00:10:31 »

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #4 on: 28 April 2016, 16:45:20 »

Car looks to be in very good condition for the year.  :y :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #5 on: 28 April 2016, 19:22:21 »

very clean i like :)
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #6 on: 28 April 2016, 20:22:04 »

It is tidy,  it even has the original vx floor mats and the ac still works

I'm surprised how clean the 4banger is

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #7 on: 28 April 2016, 21:20:01 »

Nice motor for the age of it, looks like it's been well looked after.
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #8 on: 26 May 2016, 17:34:40 »

I serviced the motor and replaced the plug leads. I underestimated the lead size and can't refit the plug cover

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #9 on: 29 May 2016, 19:48:19 »

A very good looking car. :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #10 on: 12 June 2016, 19:11:55 »

I completely forgot that I had the new zorst manifold kit fresh from germany

Also I had the ac regassed and it's a lot colder, it also comes on quicker so it must have been low

I have bought a backbox from Poland, just waiting for it to turn up.
Hopefully it will sound like my old bmw and not raspy like an 8v cali
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #11 on: 17 June 2016, 20:59:04 »

Done a small electrical mod a while ago but left it in the other omega which got scrapped

The auto shift lights,  I have changed them to light up jap style which may not be everybody's taste but they can be seen in the daylight

The position spots are all red, 
P-D-3-2-1 are a warm white
R is red
N is green

It's not a great pictures but you can see the reflection


I had to buy hundreds of leds which aren't needed. If anyone wants some I'll post them free
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #12 on: 24 June 2016, 15:45:54 »

Got some goodies for the car

First I received my parcel from Poland



Its fits perfectly in the cut out on the valence

Probably the only prefacelift with a third brake light


Lastly I have had this opel badge for a long time,  it was originally for my 2.5 estate but it got written off,  then when I got the saloon I had to find the the 16v badge from the redtop cavalier/ cali and it's in perfect condition
But I may not put them on,  we'll see how I feel about it later
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #13 on: 24 June 2016, 16:05:06 »

Fitted my P-reg with a MFL third brake light, but that's cool now there's two of us!  ;D

Always nice to see another PFL out there. And a very tidy one indeed. I'd ease off the badges, as they're wrong for the car (as you know) the chromed ones are very beautiful things, very reminiscent of 50s car badges.

Like the 'jap style LEDs' I'll mention the idea to my missus, who will hate the idea, and after a long discussion, as compromise I won't get the LEDs, but instead get some cushions.

Good stuff  :)

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #14 on: 24 June 2016, 19:57:48 »

Well to be honest it has been debadged,  I think the only thing on the boot lid is vaux where the foam had gone hard,  shouldn't be too hard to remove
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #15 on: 05 July 2016, 11:08:53 »

As my Tid doesn't work and it's not really a useful thing like the mfd,  I had been treated to a new satnav since I haven't had one since 2008. Swmbo bought it for fathers day,

I have fitted it to the canopy that over hangs the clock,  the radio has a clock and I wear a watch  :P



I have run the cable up behind the vents, I may hardwire it in one day
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #16 on: 12 July 2016, 16:55:09 »

I was looking through the last mot and it said that the direction indicators were discoloured. So I bought some ring replacements



I guess these are well past their use by date
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #17 on: 13 July 2016, 15:17:36 »

They're just nicely patina'd with an antique finish ;)
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #18 on: 13 July 2016, 18:38:03 »

Get them appraised on Dickinson's Real Deal,must be 'museum quality' items :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #19 on: 15 July 2016, 16:32:24 »

Thomas editor would be proud  :D

I was naughty on ebay the other day and going on from my alloy wheel thread I have bought a nice set of deep dishes. They are supposedly Dawin racing wheels. But IDK they are very light and are 17x8j et32 with a BBS style centre cap





Just need to get them shod in rubber, probably next month 235 45 17 I think as it the closest to 205 65 15
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #20 on: 16 July 2016, 13:01:04 »

New centre cap stickers arrived this morning

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #21 on: 17 July 2016, 14:26:39 »

wheels look good :) i got a genuine set of bbs rs2 and centre caps are very similar style
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #22 on: 24 July 2016, 12:11:05 »

So I just randomly found myself up in southport looking for a house to rent, before the journey I checked tire pressures and filled up with 99 momentum from tesco. Didnt think about oil or coolant but hey what can a steady 5hr trip do.  :o

Ok decided to see why it was sluggish manouvering in the road, be it parking or moving off with wheels fully locked.

Coolant was a tad low. Oil was about 200ml down and there was a pool of oil in the manifold  >:( probably the 200ml that was missing from the sump.

So cleaned the tb and soaked up the oil, filled the coolant and alls a good un
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #23 on: 24 July 2016, 21:03:12 »

Fiddling with my fobs I noticed that it doesnt always lock the car let alone light the fob, so changed batteries and still nout.

So I opened it up.



Found that there was a dry solder joint to the batt terminals



So whipped out the iron and heated the pins



Fixed and lights up perfectly. This wasnt as complex as fixing the abs ecu for the v70 which was a biatch to do

You can sticky this if there isnt already a fix for the fobs
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #24 on: 29 July 2016, 16:56:43 »

Fitted cruise controll this morning from a v6 vectra and it works  :D


Had a scare with brake switch only being 2 pin.  The cable is long so had to loop it through the vacuum assist and under the wiper linkage back to the butterfly
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #25 on: 22 August 2016, 10:22:16 »

I have just fitted a pure highway 300di, well yesterday afternoon.

Get this, I bought the 300di at a cost of 50 and the ruddy thing didnt include an aerial only a coax patch cable, the manual says the patch lead will not work in low strength areas or at all. So I had to buy a seperate digital coat hanger for an extra 30

 >:(

Plumbed it all in and it works a treat

Although I cant seem to find a decent spot for the controller, so I shoved it on the glovebox with the light removed
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #26 on: 04 September 2016, 18:49:47 »

Well just an update

Got the rubber a while and fitted but I need spacers and longer bolts despite the rims having an et of 32, the spigot on the mog is 10mm bigger than whats on a fwd astra/ vectra




Kind of look like the ats 15s on a carlton
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #27 on: 09 September 2016, 15:16:56 »

Passing through Ormskirk I noticed a hand carwash, so got it blasted then when I got home I gave it polish

The roof is like glass
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #28 on: 11 September 2016, 23:36:57 »

Frostbite came up to see me and his car is a very nice example of that year omega..I know he has plans for his car and by the looks of it he is already on his way to doing them.....by the way did you do the passenger seat  frame update ..nice to have met you matey.. :y
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #29 on: 12 September 2016, 15:43:48 »

Good to have met you  :y

Unfortunatley I havent tried to do it yet, one of the wires has been damaged and needs repair. But its on the list to do once my boy has settled in his new scool
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #30 on: 14 September 2016, 13:31:58 »

I managed to get to work with these on the roof

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #31 on: 23 September 2016, 12:37:03 »

Got some new goodies ready for when I get the head replaced

And a new lick of paint for the cam cover, going with fords stratos silver and gloss black for the plug cover ( found a way to fit the big leads under the cover without bending)





Now just need to find a suitable cambelt kit and gasket set + bolts
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #32 on: 26 September 2016, 17:44:53 »

Got the new grill today, what ya think?



Just needs some fogs to complete the look
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #33 on: 22 July 2017, 13:46:05 »

Got some new rims from Nigel (omega52)

They need a refubish but are perfect for now, had the boots off the deepdish (I dont think I even put 100miles on them)

It has now stopped pulling to the right and sticks to the road



Need to colour code the mirror covers and possibly look for a foglight bumper
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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #34 on: 28 July 2017, 20:18:04 »

I almost forgot that I also installed the v6 front calipers and discs
 courtesy of OMEGOD

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #35 on: 10 August 2017, 22:25:36 »

Found a new head, third times a charm (this one is from an x18xe)  :D

Degreasing


2 of the spare cam covers degreased



The old hole'd water jacket head with the needed parts
(cams, caps and self adjusters)


Removing the needed adjusters with gravity


I recieved the gasket set and am now waiting for the cambelt kit

Then hopefuly a trip down to see Jamesv6cdx

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Re: MY97 GLS 2000 16v
« Reply #36 on: 17 August 2017, 20:38:18 »

I had a bit of hesitation and stalling on full lock while reversing and then slight misfire on start up



I stripped the TB I got with the veccy b dual tract XEV for the icav, cleaned it out and fitted it.
Also cleaned the TB and breather jet too

Last week the H-brake felt lifeless and wouldnt return when released, popped my head under the car and found the offside spring dangling, went to remove tje nearside and it just broke.
Fitted new ones and it feels tight again.
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