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General Car Chat / Re: I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: Yesterday at 19:10:18 »
Ok boys. Senator recruitment hasnít gone well 😢😢😢

So I found out more about it today...... itís rotten to f**k 😩😩😩😩

I found out reason is that even though itís been in a barn for two years....prior to that it was sat in a field for four years 😬😬😬😬😬😬😩😩😩😩

HOWEVER. it has had me looking looooooads at Senators. And even though theyíre relatively few and far between there are a few really really decent ones for sale. Max. price Iíve seen is 4K but a couple for between 1.5 and 2k. This is definitely something I want. But Iíll probably have to save up. But thatís easier than spending years getting it to that point. What do you think?

General Car Chat / Re: I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: Yesterday at 06:59:46 »
Oh, is it a 24 valve ?  8)ÖÖÖÖÖ..if it isn't as rotten as a pear, then you've just got yourself a cracking car young bear.  :y

I assumed the 3.0 was 24 valve? See how much I have to learn 😂😂

General Car Chat / Re: I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: 20 February 2019, 22:12:05 »
My first thought was that The Bear had knocked up Mrs Bear and that he had posted in the wrong section!  ::)

Then I thought he'd rescued an old sheepdog from a one way trip to the vet.  :-\

It turns out that he's thinking of buying an old car.  :) 

Anyone would think that this is a car forum!  ;D


General Car Chat / Re: I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: 20 February 2019, 22:11:32 »
Thanks boys and thanks DTB for the fuel pump info.

I see a Haynes manual online. Iíd better buy it 😂

I plan on getting it as cheap as I can. And then recovered to mine where Iíll give it a good inspection. If itís too rotten Iíve only wasted a small amount of dough and I can get rid.

But. If itís a good un itíll be a great project and one day Iíll be the main man in the ABS tent 😂😂😂😂😂

General Car Chat / Re: I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: 20 February 2019, 20:44:50 »
Better renew my ABS membership 😂😂😂

General Car Chat / I think my lifeís just got busier...
« on: 20 February 2019, 20:30:17 »
So kids.

A friend of mine was helping a friend of his to pull an engine/gearbox out of something or other. The friend of my friend had a barn full of old dogs.

One of the dogs........ was an automatic K reg. Senator with the 3.0L.

My initial reaction was ďI love it but wifey wonít let meĒ. To my utter surprise she simply said ďwhy not do it up on our driveĒ 😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧

I donít think I can pass this up. So currently texting the guy. Only photos show the Bonnet has some bad lacquer peeling and Iím told it doesnít run and it needs a fuel pump. Easy to do?

Any info before I devote myself to this? 😂😂😂

Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 Rear Discs
« on: 20 February 2019, 16:59:21 »
We get Apec from Bedford Battery-tray. No idea if theyíre a national firm or not

Omega General Help / Re: hard to start
« on: 20 February 2019, 14:22:06 »
Re Snapoff scanner. Ours doesnít work on my Omega.  ::)

As said paper clip is the way forward. Iirc crank sensor is a code 19 but donít quote me on that.

Yeah I know. But I am lazy. Iíll track it up today. I hope I donít need a centre track rod. My tyres are going to leave me broke next month 😩😩😩

Scrap that 😩😩😩

Took it down dually this morning and it definitely does feel better. I reckon the toes still out so will get new track rods, readjust, and stick my new tyres on and see where we get with that. 👍

So since fitting the idler Iíve taken my dog up and down a stretch of dually near work quite a few times where it always acts up. And by acts up I mean I get it to 60 and itís slightly unstable to the point where I back off to slow down.


Gone 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Four new tyres when I get paid

Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 Rear Discs
« on: 19 February 2019, 21:13:07 »
With dg. Iíve always liked fitting apec. Their fitment has always been spot on and never had a complaint. Having said that I currently have mintex on the back. No complaints from me but I have heard some folk not get on with them 👍

Thank you gentlemen. I am much enlightened. Normally I split tapered joints with screw extractors, but access bars their use on the drop link. I have an air hammer which I have never used - must do next time.

To reassemble a tapered joint I put washers on the screw of the joint leaving a few threads exposed, then put on and tighten the nut, pulling in the taper; then remove nut and washers, replace and torque up the nut. This avoids the locking nut end turning the screw.

I wouldnít be without my air hammer. Things that instantly spring to mind that I use it on are seized in bottom ball joint pinch bolts, drive shafts seized in hubs and my personal favourite... seized in brake disc screws.


What is a "stubby bit"?
For the benefit of us all, where did you get the new idler arm from?
Maybe hang on to the old arm in case it can be sent somewhere to be polybushed?

Just an old air hammer chisel that I lobbied the chisel bit off ages ago. Sorry I canít think of what theyíre called 😢 Iíll try n upload a pic of what I mean 😀

I used a Febi part. Got it from Andrew Page for £30 trade inc. vat. Iíll find out the retail price 👍

As per TBs advice Iíd have liked to have put genuine on but I am moderately poor 😂😂😂 and just for the shits n giggles Iíll be putting better quality track rods on also. Again as per TBs advice I used ATP and am seeing some issues so Iíd rather just replace and forget about it. The track rods arenít too badly priced from Vauxhallís so I may go that route

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