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 on: Yesterday at 23:01:40 
Started by terry paget - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Good tips there, "cam.in.head", thanks.
I do agree with you that the drainbung has a purpose, but mine allowed a swimming [pool to develop and gave my carpets an unwelcome rainwater wash! When I managed to clear the debris, the flap was so tired it didn't work, so it got "Serek-ed" during a service!  ;D

Ron.
Only because it had never been properly looked after...

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 22:58:11 
Started by terry paget - Last post by Bigron
Good tips there, "cam.in.head", thanks.
I do agree with you that the drainbung has a purpose, but mine allowed a swimming [pool to develop and gave my carpets an unwelcome rainwater wash! When I managed to clear the debris, the flap was so tired it didn't work, so it got "Serek-ed" during a service!  ;D

Ron.

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 22:44:01 
Started by Lizzie Zoom - Last post by Migv6
Boris can build his bridge if he wants, but that the chunnel or any other means of transport will never tempt me to go to France.
I have never set foot in the place and I never will.  :)

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 22:39:03 
Started by terry paget - Last post by cam.in.head
i would imagine as others have said earlier that the drain grommet is in effect a one way valve with a flap to allow water out and hopefully no fumes back in. it was originally designed and fitted by gm and if it didnt need it they would have saved on production costs .theoretically there shouldnt be any fumes coming from the engine but as we all know these engines have a history of various oil leakage areas and after sorting them there are some hard to reach areas to clean off. so personally i would refit the cable grommet and clean up the drain grommet and refit .the valve realy needs checking regularly for blocking and cleaning. incidently when checking for oil leakage /smells on the passenger side its noted that the oil filler cap extention tube can leak on its bottom o ring and also from the cap especially if the o rings have hardened over time.
also a tip on a BASIC  check of the breathers to check they are at least partly open and not totally blocked is to get a piece of hose that will just fit onto the dipstick tube end and blow into it.if they are totally blocked pressure will build up and be very obvious but if there is a way through you will hear yourself blowing into the plastic ecotec bridge.a quick basic test if you are about to set off on a journey and dont want or have time to get dirty. i check mine this way when i check oil level and clean breathers out properly at oil change time

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 22:30:28 
Started by Doctor Gollum - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Turns out it was a camera van...

94 mph on the A303 Andover bypass a week ago. NIP arrived on Wednesday apparently.

Currently some twitching going on ::)

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 22:15:11 
Started by tunnie - Last post by Bigron
Now you can see why I am confused, Andy!
I found, as outlined above, that proper 4-wheel and camberalignment transformed my Omega into a proper car again: it's amazing what you get used to, isn't it, until you get things sorted properly?

Ron.

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 22:00:15 
Started by tunnie - Last post by Andy H
Heís a decent, honest mechanic.

Might get him to do my ATF, just because I donít fancy lying under the car in the cold and straining the old back  :)

Might get him to change my wishbones while Iím there, so I can bin the poly bushes ......
Why? Whas wrong with your poly bushes?

I fitted poly bushes to my Elite a few years ago and it transformed it.

I am going to fit poly bushes to the Project MV6 (as soon as it stops raining). It is fine on smooth roads but I hate the way it veers off line on poor surfaces.

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 21:44:46 
Started by firstomega - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Firstly, link was probably to an illegal copy of the manual ;)

Secondly, that manual will be fine for your Omega, but you still need an Omega one for the rest of it.

Lastly, your Omega is a 2.2dti CDX. Omega is the model, 2.2dti is the engine,  CDX is the trim level/specification :y

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 21:44:08 
Started by tunnie - Last post by Bigron
Oh, and were you looking in the mirror when you said "decent. honest mechanic"?  :)

Ron.

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 21:42:50 
Started by tunnie - Last post by Bigron
You take care of your old back, James! I hope that your liver funtion is OK?
You have confused me with your comment regarding giving the polybushes the elbow; doesn't OOF wisdom say they are the Dog's....?
I've got ATP wishbones, fitted by Serek a few weeks back and after full geometry locally, it has transformed the car. Locally there is a bridge with terrible tramlines due to action by heavy lorries, which before the wishbones/tracking gave me white knuckles trying to keep the going in MY choice of direction: now I don't even notice that they are there!  :y 8)

Ron.

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