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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #45 on: 05 February 2017, 10:22:45 »

Not renewing the ball joint was short sighted :-X
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #46 on: 05 February 2017, 10:43:10 »

Not renewing the ball joint was short sighted :-X

I know, I likely would have if it was my everyday car but isn't so I should get a good couple of years at least out it.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #47 on: 05 February 2017, 10:49:59 »

Hi grifter

As Nick said, do not fit the bolts from downwards! I had the problem last summer. Someone did so and it was hard work to get the bolts out, because the rubber bearing in the WB was broken and it was impossible to screw the bolt out. So I had to use "special tools" to bring the bolts out downwards

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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #48 on: 05 February 2017, 10:54:48 »

Hi grifter

As Nick said, do not fit the bolts from downwards! I had the problem last summer. Someone did so and it was hard work to get the bolts out, because the rubber bearing in the WB was broken and it was impossible to screw the bolt out. So I had to use "special tools" to bring the bolts out downwards

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I know I don't know why I put it back in like that tbh, plus I'm assuming that it wasn't fitted like that as standard. That on top of DG saying about the Ball joint I think might put it back on the stilts and change bolt round, plus renew the Ball joints.

Is it easy enough to feed the bolts in from above as it is hard enough to get in there and get the nuts in to the aperture. When socket is on the nut it feels like it is at an angle in towards chassis so thought it would be tight or impossible to feed the long bolt in. I thought maybe this was why it is fitted like that as the bolt couldn't be fed in from the top.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #49 on: 05 February 2017, 10:57:45 »

Not renewing the ball joint was short sighted :-X

BJ is only 40 guineas from vx so not as bad as I thought price wise.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #50 on: 05 February 2017, 11:08:38 »

Bolts are fitted from the top at the factory and very deliberately...

If the nut becomes loose, the arm stays put... upside down, if the nut comes loose, the bolt drops out and you're dead.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #51 on: 05 February 2017, 11:12:33 »

Not renewing the ball joint was short sighted :-X

BJ is only 40 guineas from vx so not as bad as I thought price wise.
Had to read that twice :-[

Can buy a branded pair for 16-20 ;)
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #52 on: 05 February 2017, 11:14:47 »

Not renewing the ball joint was short sighted :-X

BJ is only 40 guineas from vx so not as bad as I thought price wise.
Had to read that twice :-[

Can buy a branded pair for 16-20 ;)

Anywhere specific to get those or just ebay etc.?

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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #53 on: 05 February 2017, 11:33:36 »

Of course Dr. Gollum, but when buying a used car, you can not control everything what someone did before :(

When the WBs are disassembled, it is easy to change the top bll bearings

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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #54 on: 05 February 2017, 13:11:18 »

Local factors sell Delphi ones for around 8 each ;)
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #55 on: 14 February 2017, 22:35:04 »

Noticed a couple of things recently, looking for thoughts/suggestions on these:

1) Temp seems to hover around the first bar on the temp gauge, sometimes goes up a bit then back down. Thinking this should be up a bit higher? Stat likely or is this normal on meg facelift v6

2) Occasionally when pulling away the box appears to change like it is in sport mode, holds first a lot longer etc. seemed to be when cold it does it. I'll look for a guide on here for checking slushbox fluid, however is this a common one or pointing to something else to check?

3) Ventilation overall seems a bit shit, trying to get used to not having a normal spinny heat dial with fan off-1-2-3-4  switch. The blast onto the screen seems pretty poor with just pressing the fan speed button up, only top bars provided anything like a semi-sufficient air flow, I press that front screen clear thing and it then blast quite the thing, but air is cold at first start so not going to clear and it just keeps engine cool, so turn it down a bit and let it warm. There's not any dampness in the interior or boot, just seems to be poorly ventilated and front screen usually mists up. Is it maybe the pollen filter blocked? I couldn't believe outside temp sensor has a bearing on climate control so need to get that fixed too, maybe that part of problem.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #56 on: 15 February 2017, 18:25:21 »

don't know about 1 or 3 but no.2 is supposed to do that to allow cats,system to warm up.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #57 on: 15 February 2017, 19:39:51 »

1 - sluggish / stuck 'stat, if it's a V6 get the transfer pipe and the correct O ring for your 'stat (assuming it didn't come with one) as well.
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #58 on: 15 February 2017, 19:48:00 »

Blower weakness sounds normal, they were always criticised for that, even when new ;) might be worth resetting the climate system and make sure that the climate software is up to date ;)
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Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« Reply #59 on: 16 February 2017, 07:10:36 »

1 - sluggish / stuck 'stat, if it's a V6 get the transfer pipe and the correct O ring for your 'stat (assuming it didn't come with one) as well.

I've never heard of the transfer pipe, is that something that goes faulty or something? Can the o ring be missing in some cases. I guess if someone had been in there maybe they left it out.
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