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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #15 on: 25 November 2017, 13:23:46 »


Ah, gotcha, so you've just modelled the original part :y

Yeah, that'll need a lot of lovin' to get it to a printable part, then some tweaks depending on plastic used (PLA will likely print OK, but might be unsuitable, particularly for non HID applications, ABS will likely need tweaks to internal stress within the part).




I think that the cast resin ones are probably the way to go, if they were made a bit better.
The aluminium ones were excellent, but rely on cheap access to a decent CNC machine. Although without a lot of the contours the part could be made a lot easier on manual machinery. You can't see it when fitted, so it doesn't need to look like original part.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #16 on: 25 November 2017, 21:23:16 »

Closer inspection has shown that the adjuster is indeed broken. It hasn't fallen apart (hence the lack of rattling) just snapped clean through. Now need to source another adjuster or another headlight unit.  :'(
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« Reply #17 on: 25 November 2017, 21:30:26 »

Closer inspection has shown that the adjuster is indeed broken. It hasn't fallen apart (hence the lack of rattling) just snapped clean through. Now need to source another adjuster or another headlight unit.  :'(


Get an adjuster, as any used lamp ought to be considered damaged unless it has already been upgraded.
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« Reply #18 on: 25 November 2017, 21:41:04 »

True enough. And if it isn't damaged before being posted it almost certainly will be by the time it arrives.
Ive just found some adjusters being sold on ebay, so if OOF doesn't come up trumps in a day or so, I will order a pair from there.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Vauxhall-Omega-B-Headlight-Adjuster-Life-Time-Warranty-Hella/281256289565?fits=Car+Make%3AOpel%7CModel%3AOmega+B&hash=item417c2e651d:g:M1EAAOSwv0tVE70j
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« Reply #19 on: 25 November 2017, 21:52:43 »

True enough. And if it isn't damaged before being posted it almost certainly will be by the time it arrives.
Ive just found some adjusters being sold on ebay, so if OOF doesn't come up trumps in a day or so, I will order a pair from there.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Opel-Vauxhall-Omega-B-Headlight-Adjuster-Life-Time-Warranty-Hella/281256289565?fits=Car+Make%3AOpel%7CModel%3AOmega+B&hash=item417c2e651d:g:M1EAAOSwv0tVE70j


I would just buy those. Run a tap down the threads, ensure that the ball is firmly stuck in and adjust them slowly.


The aluminium ones are unbreakable, but are NLA.
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« Reply #20 on: 26 November 2017, 10:29:44 »

I wasn't overly impressed with the Carami ones, as said they need a tap running through them, I have just bought some others off ebay from Belarus and they are a better finish and fit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Headlight-reflector-holder-halogen-xenon-Vauxhall-Omega-B-C/122228592782?hash=item1c7564508e:g:xhcAAOSwcUBYPdgc
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« Reply #21 on: 26 November 2017, 11:03:53 »

I wasn't overly impressed with the Carami ones, as said they need a tap running through them, I have just bought some others off ebay from Belarus and they are a better finish and fit.



the aluminium ones also benefit from a tap and a healthy chamfer at the start of the thread.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #22 on: 26 November 2017, 12:17:30 »

I wasn't overly impressed with the Carami ones, as said they need a tap running through them, I have just bought some others off ebay from Belarus and they are a better finish and fit.



the aluminium ones also benefit from a tap and a healthy chamfer at the start of the thread.
Never had to on any of the several I've fitted  :-\

They do benefit from light grease on thread to stop corrosion though.
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« Reply #23 on: 26 November 2017, 14:26:55 »

Corrosion, TB? You mean between aluminium and stainless steel? My understanding is that their electrochemical potentials are similar, so corrosion is unlikely.

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #24 on: 26 November 2017, 20:47:59 »

Corrosion, TB? You mean between aluminium and stainless steel? My understanding is that their electrochemical potentials are similar, so corrosion is unlikely.

Ron.

Nooo! Ali and stainless are a nightmare, generally.

http://www.ssina.com/corrosion/galvanic.html
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« Reply #25 on: 26 November 2017, 20:59:26 »

You surprise me, Kevin: when I taught at college, I needed to have a long-wire aerial erected (HF band) and a colleague who was also a sailor advised me to use stainless steel fittings to the aluminium masts, because he does likewise on his boats, which are exposed to salty air - deadly for corrosion!  :-\ ???

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« Reply #26 on: 26 November 2017, 21:55:48 »

Insignia oil drain plugs. Steel plug in Ali pan. I just go straight for the oil sucker  :y
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« Reply #27 on: 27 November 2017, 11:51:05 »

Insignia oil drain plugs. Steel plug in Ali pan. I just go straight for the oil sucker  :y

They are only a problem if done up by a Gorilla previously ::)
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« Reply #28 on: 27 November 2017, 17:23:29 »

Two minute retest at 4pm resulted in 12 months ticket.  :)
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« Reply #29 on: 27 November 2017, 17:28:00 »

You surprise me, Kevin: when I taught at college, I needed to have a long-wire aerial erected (HF band) and a colleague who was also a sailor advised me to use stainless steel fittings to the aluminium masts, because he does likewise on his boats, which are exposed to salty air - deadly for corrosion!  :-\ ???

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Interesting. There are various types of either, of course, but now you mention it, boats do mix the two quite a lot without issues.
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