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Doen't sound too healthy addy, been up glennifer braea and all other hills around here and never had oil light come on (Fe%&in jinxed that now wait you see 😃 )

Omega General Help / Re: stalled
« on: 16 April 2018, 21:40:34 »
The plug that goes onto the maf (i think) was broke, i knew about this but it still slotted it quite firmly, is now tie wrapped tight into the plug & loanbehold the light on dash (eml) is now out!

Nope I had the plug off the throttle sensor I think so no wonder it wasn't working. Anyway the fault cleared - for a while - now it is back on. I will take off the MAF plug this time and see what happens.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: dimmer for dash flickering
« on: 11 April 2018, 21:32:44 »
The dimmer didn't work in my other estate and the instrument lights were permanently bright which never bothered me as such. but one day whilst switching on the lights a load of smoke poured out of the switch with the result that the lights wouldn't work again as there is some short direct to earth somewhere behind the dash. but I'm none the wiser as to where it may be and I resorted to connecting the instrument lights to another circuit (bodge). but it was the quickest time ever for me when it came to disconnecting the battery  :o.


I can't unread that now lol will keep 10mm spanner in my coin tray  ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Holes in both cills of MOT candidate
« on: 11 April 2018, 21:09:14 »
Having got the car to run properly, now comes the MOT challenge - holes in both rear cills. Here is the offside cill. Is it worth saving?

Is that an upward dent in the sill where the hole is or an actual indent that is meant to be there?

Doesn't look too bad for fixing. Small plate would cover that.

Mine has that ominous looking crust along the bottom lip of the jacking point so I'm probably looking at similar when I take my sill covers off.

General Discussion Area / Re: Sugar Tax
« on: 11 April 2018, 07:32:05 »
The trouble with artificial sweeteners is that some have Aspartame in them and that has carcinogenic properties.

I'd read that your body cant properly process it and it stores it in such places as fat in your brain and it slowly builds up and turns into a poison.

Omega General Help / Re: wet front passenger floor
« on: 09 April 2018, 10:41:26 »
Havnt used it much this year then :y

As it's been snowy and roads full of grit - no

General Car Chat / Re: Opel Omega 2003 Bad MPG , Any Ideas?!
« on: 07 April 2018, 20:58:12 »
If you are getting teen mpg out a 2.2 4 pot  wouldn't you be better making it worthwhile for that mpg and shoehorning a 460ci v8 there? :)

I had same issue with my 26, thought it was crank sensor but turned out to be multiplug under air intake bellows, the clip had broken off while doing timing belt last year, i pushed it home and it never caused problem, until now. Just tie wrapped it tight for now so it is right home.

Omega General Help / Re: wet front passenger floor
« on: 06 April 2018, 07:31:41 »
have you checked under the pass seat, see if its wet there. as found a floor pan rubber on mine that would let water in going though the wet stuff. and pooled at the front foot area. but it was the floor rubber seal. removed it and cleaned it round. and put sealant around the rim and put the rubber seal back in, not done it since.

I did have a wet rear floor at one point, i reckoned it was water from front running back, as car was parked uphill a wee bit,  usually parked on a downhill slope. I dont use it in rain if i can help it, so not much chance to see but will check those plugs next time im under.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: dimmer for dash flickering
« on: 05 April 2018, 07:05:15 »
WD wouldn't be a great idea.  Switch cleaner might, but don't get any on the visible front

How come, not good for modern pots is it? It was an old trick used for dry pots in old radios and the like, seemed to work. just a light scootch though not waterfall wd40!

Omega General Help / Re: wet front passenger floor
« on: 05 April 2018, 07:01:02 »
I noticed this leak starting again yesterday as there was a lot of precipitation the last few days. Basically I shimmied under the passenger side of dash and caught this:

I then checked the drain under scuttle and it was clear. It must be running down to this what looks like heater air intake or motor section.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / dimmer for dash flickering
« on: 03 April 2018, 10:42:49 »
Oddly enough this happened when giving the car a bit of a tanking, realised it was probably just the Gs doing it, but when you roll the wheel up and down it doesn't dim, just flickers a bit. Guessing need to take light switch unit out and give the pot a dash of WD?

Omega Gallery / Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« on: 02 April 2018, 16:54:32 »
Wee update to keep things rolling on my WIP. I've been posting various things all over the site but haven't updated anything here, so here we go:

EML light is now out. This came on when I'd filled up with costco fuel, I think this was a big coincidence, however it had me thinking could it really have been that. I came to my senses and thought no it can't be.

So at the same time, or just after this event, I was planning to replace the back end of the exhaust, well the back 2/3s as it was toast, mainly around the join to the tail pipe. I had hoped that maybe this was causing a problem with gas flow and that the code for 02 sensor was on as a result. Idk but a fair assumption at best.

I hadn't done anything else to the motor so I was fishing for other things that could have fired the code off.

Right about that time I also experienced a judder and at one point , a stall, when I was pulling up outside house. This happened a few more times so I was getting edgy now and had lost confidence in the reliability of the car.

This then led me to think that the crank sensor was on the way out as I had read on here so many times, so bought one of those, Gen GM one. I then decided to give the vac pipes and connectors another good look over, and the only thing I could perhaps suspect was the plug going onto the airflow meter bit at the front, which the plug bit that secures it on was broke. However this happened ages ago when I done the timing belt I decided probably not that, as it still felt secure in it place, and had no issues since last year. I got a tie wrap and secured it round the plug then tightened it so it would pull it right into the plug socket.

Immediately after this, the EML light was still on, so I decide maybe it was the exhaust sensor and/or crank sensor etc. I then drove down to my folks to drop off a few things, stopped for fuel on the way and when I restarted it voila the EML light was out!

I had heard that it can take a bit of time for codes to clear, so it must have been this loose connector. Just goes to show the carnage a loose connection can cause. Codes were saying one things but it was that. It also goes to show how that a code doesn't always mean that, and ironically, the code will only be correct if the whole electronic circuit is not breached in any way.

I checked tyres a few days ago as well and they were all around mid to low 20s, so bumped them up to 30, and fuel economy is also much better, and the car is running very sweet.

General Discussion Area / Re: Mind your head ...
« on: 02 April 2018, 16:40:10 »
Tsk tsk made in china - says it all!

Omega General Help / Re: rust treatment
« on: 02 April 2018, 16:26:51 »
What are the recommendations on rust treatments I treated a small section on my wheel arch about 6 months ago and the rust is showing through again. I used Loctite rust remedy and cleaned as much rust off as possible.I know cut out the area and weld but this is a very small section.

Usually for small sections that aren't rotten just lightly grind off the rust with a grinder flapper disc, treat with a good rust treatment product, then wash down with clean water, thinners and apply a good few coats of primer and finish with top coat and lacquer. Usually it will come back in time though. I do find the more coats of primer the better. I've been doing repairs on a project I have stored up and one bit I had put about 5 coats of primer on new metal, the other bit only one coat, the one coat bit was rusting after a couple of months. The other bit was fine. Mind you primer is not waterproof so get a top coat on as quick as you can if you are using car out and about.

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