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Title: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 17 October 2018, 20:53:30
Evening all.

Iíll start a thread here for my new to me Omega (as it will help me keep all the photos in one place)

I picked her up on Monday & paid the grand total of £600 for her, last owner for 11yrs & full service history (stamps anyway with cam belt changed in April this year)

(https://i.postimg.cc/gk4jNx0s/1-DD74-E9-A-8984-4-B2-A-B4-A2-58-AEE4-D72-B57.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CKnKhJsr/73502-A63-4-FF5-4-BDE-9179-BF889430-B4-C3.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pq1kV74H/76-D75-C47-4-B80-4475-BF52-4-BF1-EBD9-A0-E2.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Sx3yvCb6/7-A7-F1699-67-E4-4475-9799-AF9-A88-B99-B1-F.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QNJddFcD/D9-BF321-C-7-C2-E-4-B48-B014-F8-E9925841-FA.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KjGFM5t2/2-FD8-CFD3-B31-C-434-C-8314-B00104-CD3-F2-E.jpg)

Thereís a few things that need sorting but nothing major.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Y0RrnPt0/9-F0-BE9-EA-A4-EE-4-EB9-84-CE-06241-CB9-FFD8.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/K862NbtQ/01-B24-E35-EA86-4-E20-BD03-02-E5-C0-ABF764.jpg)
Couple of tiny rust patches

(https://i.postimg.cc/xCKTHC7K/10-B4-F50-F-C7-B7-49-EE-8-C66-F908213-D5-E11.jpg)
Laquer peel on front bumper

Plus:
Passenger mirror doesnít work.
The passenger side of the climate control temp gauge lcd doesnít work.
Sunroof doesnít work.
But other than that itís all good  :)
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: tunnie on 17 October 2018, 21:08:01
Looks tidy!

Get 3M headlight polishing kit, bring those lights up a treat  :)

Also pop sill covers off and inspect, common area to rust.
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 17 October 2018, 21:29:14
Looks tidy!

Get 3M headlight polishing kit, bring those lights up a treat  :)

Also pop sill covers off and inspect, common area to rust.


Cheers  :y

I ordered the 3M kit last night & it will be going up on the lift as soon as I get it home for a full, thorough inspection. Iím hopeful that it is as good as it appears as the old fella that owned it before me babied it & there isnít a single mention of corrosion on any previous MOT.
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 22 October 2018, 13:15:11
Just has it up on the ramps & itís spotless. My mechanic mate who really likes to tell me Iíve bought a shed was very impressed.... I think the quote was ďthis could be 5 years old by looking under here, let alone nearly 20!Ē

Irmscher bodykit & Steinmetz 3pc spoiler sourced..... LET THE MODDING COMMENCE  :D
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: sambo omega NI on 22 October 2018, 16:57:01
Have a full irmchser body kit her for a pre facelift saloon any interest give me a message thanks Sam
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 22 October 2018, 19:34:37
Have a full irmchser body kit her for a pre facelift saloon any interest give me a message thanks Sam

Thanks Sam but Iíve already got the kit (collecting it next week)  :y
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: DrAndyB on 23 October 2018, 22:37:57
She is dangerously similar to mine http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=143361.0 (http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=143361.0) ;), and registration differs only by a few numbers and identical colour and also a manual.  My interior is black however.  Had mine from new.

Yours looks pretty tidy.  Maybe get the small rust bits looked at before gets any further.  I just caught my rear wheel arches just before they showed significant bubbling just by rear sills.

Happy motoring.
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 24 October 2018, 13:16:21
Thanks Andy, it is very similar to yours. I wish this had a black interior as the brown/beige is not popular with my wife (will probably put a black one in, thereís a full MV6 interior on the bay at the moment)
Iím going to get the rust sorted over the winter when the kit gets fitted. Along with a thorough service etc

My plan is to keep it long term & build a competent, fun & fastish cruiser for European holidays  :y
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: opelman on 24 October 2018, 22:27:11
 :) very nice!!
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: JimmyR on 31 October 2018, 20:33:25
Very nice!

I saw this for sale and wanted it myself but it was gone before I got chance to go for it
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 27 November 2018, 13:19:19
Not had much time to do anything with her due to work & thatís looking like how itís going to be until into next year, but at least it gives me time to break my 2 Golfs to fund this project so itís not too bad.

Iíve managed to get a full black leather MV6 interior & some early MV6 wheels already so Iím slowly sourcing all the bits Iíll need. Next on the list to buy is new suspension & bushes all round, Iím building her as a fast road/long distance tourer so am thinking Bilstein B4ís, Eibach springs & poly bushes all round which should stiffen her up without making the ride too harsh.

Then maybe (if I have enough spare cash) get a nice 3.2 built for her  :)
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: henryd on 27 November 2018, 14:20:27
Not had much time to do anything with her due to work & thatís looking like how itís going to be until into next year, but at least it gives me time to break my 2 Golfs to fund this project so itís not too bad.

Iíve managed to get a full black leather MV6 interior & some early MV6 wheels already so Iím slowly sourcing all the bits Iíll need. Next on the list to buy is new suspension & bushes all round, Iím building her as a fast road/long distance tourer so am thinking Bilstein B4ís, Eibach springs & poly bushes all round which should stiffen her up without making the ride too harsh.

Then maybe (if I have enough spare cash) get a nice 3.2 built for her :)

Probably easier to stick with a 3.0 wiring wise and fly by wire throttle although both can be overcome
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Diamond Black Geezer on 27 November 2018, 14:29:49
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 27 November 2018, 18:39:46
Not had much time to do anything with her due to work & thatís looking like how itís going to be until into next year, but at least it gives me time to break my 2 Golfs to fund this project so itís not too bad.

Iíve managed to get a full black leather MV6 interior & some early MV6 wheels already so Iím slowly sourcing all the bits Iíll need. Next on the list to buy is new suspension & bushes all round, Iím building her as a fast road/long distance tourer so am thinking Bilstein B4ís, Eibach springs & poly bushes all round which should stiffen her up without making the ride too harsh.

Then maybe (if I have enough spare cash) get a nice 3.2 built for her :)

Probably easier to stick with a 3.0 wiring wise and fly by wire throttle although both can be overcome

It will be a hybrid (3.2 bottom end & 2.5/3.0 top end & wiring)
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 27 November 2018, 18:48:30
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)

When I get the bumper off youíre welcome to them, Iíll take a few photos when Iím next with the car as itís been tapped at one side so may be no good to you.
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: BazaJT on 27 November 2018, 21:09:38
Whilst I never bother really modifying my cars I shall follow this with interest to see how it pans out for you.At least it seems you have a sound base to start from.
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Diamond Black Geezer on 28 November 2018, 22:32:10
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)

When I get the bumper off youíre welcome to them, Iíll take a few photos when Iím next with the car as itís been tapped at one side so may be no good to you.


What a gent! I've got some racing cylinder heads and high-lift cams (ie: off the 3.0) which I may well never get round to fitting - the general consensus is if you have the option to buy a 3.0 at reasonable cost then just throw the 2.5 in the bin... but I don't want to do that. Anyway, looking forward to seeing how this pans out, will watch with interest.  :y
Title: Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
Post by: Marneus on 01 December 2018, 07:19:38
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)

When I get the bumper off youíre welcome to them, Iíll take a few photos when Iím next with the car as itís been tapped at one side so may be no good to you.


What a gent! I've got some racing cylinder heads and high-lift cams (ie: off the 3.0) which I may well never get round to fitting - the general consensus is if you have the option to buy a 3.0 at reasonable cost then just throw the 2.5 in the bin... but I don't want to do that. Anyway, looking forward to seeing how this pans out, will watch with interest.  :y

No problem.
If you fancy parting with the cylinder heads Iíll be interested  :)