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Omega General Help / Re: Omega 2.5TD Propshaft Removal
« on: 17 June 2020, 18:43:02 »
OK Fellas

I must admit Iíd not thought about the gearbox being under load, thank you for suggesting it.

Doctor Gollum,
I did check the oil level and it was ok, I wished it wound have been as simple as that.
To be truthful weíve been having issues of getting the box into first and reverse gear, more so when the weather is cold.
I thought maybe the clutch was the problem, stupid thing is it doesnít slip and if I stick the handbrake on and try to drive away the car will stall rather than the clutch slip.
What weíve had to do is put it into first or reverse with engine not running depress the clutch and then start it up and its happy with that.
Once the engine/car has warmed up if we park up to do a bit of shopping for an hour or so, there doesnít seem to be an issue getting it into gear.
I gave up with that one  :-\

I agree with you about lying under the car with it running, I donít think Iíd be too excited about the idea  :o

You suggested chatting to my friendly mot man, oddly enough I found this on the RAC website:
RAC 2018
Rumbling noise coming from the gearbox
You might be forgiven for thinking that any strange noises coming from your car would automatically fail your MOT. But the test doesn't actually cover the condition of the gearbox, clutch or engine (apart from emissions), so a growling sound in the gearbox wouldn't affect it.

Right guys Iíve just finished doing a wise thing put the bolts back into the propshaft and dropped the car off the axle stands  :y
Iíll get in touch with the garage where I get it motíd and see what they have to say.
To be truthful if it is the gearbox, I think it will be the end of the road for it as Iím finding it a bit of a maul now, doing things as heavy as that especially trying to do it lying on oneís back.   

Just out of curiously, are any of you still running around in Omegaís??


Omega General Help / Re: Omega 2.5TD Propshaft Removal
« on: 17 June 2020, 11:32:03 »
Hello Doctor Gollum

Thank you for taking the time to reply, a few things:

Am I correct in assuming there is no need to unbolt the centre bearing bracket leaving the bearing in place  :-\

I wonít pull the flanged tail shaft from the gearbox but Iím wondering if it would come flying out if I dare run the car in gear for a few seconds, Iím assuming its splined and just a sliding fit and could easily slip out  :-\
Obviously, the car wonít go anywhere with prop disconnected, itís a manual gearbox and the whole exercise is just to confirm the noise is defiantly coming from the gearbox itself  :-\

Thank you again for your help

Omega General Help / Omega 2.5TD Propshaft Removal
« on: 16 June 2020, 22:24:50 »

Hi Guys

Is there anyone out there still trying to keep a Vauxhall Omega 2.5TD on the road.
Having said that mine has started making an awful noise which I think is coming from the gearbox so it may well be the end of the road for it.

The noise disappears when the box is in neutral and just the engine running, I say I think its coming from the gearbox and then I got to thinking could it be coming from the propshaft.

So, my master plan was to disconnected the propshaft from the gearbox as it would eliminate the rear axle or anything else which takes its drive from the gearbox.
Now this is where Iím not sure what Iím doing, Iíve taken the three bolts out where the propshaft connects onto the gearbox see in the attached photo and Iíve also remove the two screws which hold the bracket which in turn supports the bearing itís about half way along the drive shaft.
I then tried to lever the propshaft off the back of the gearbox but it doesnít seem to want to part, is there something Iím doing wrong??

Again, see my photos for clarification on where Iíve put the lever in an attempt to part the propshaft for the gearbox.
Rightly or wrongly I was then going to start the car and go through the gears to see if the noise was still there but I donít know if oil will come out of the box?

Does anyone have any ideas on the above and thanks to anyone who can shed some light.


Omega General Help / Bracket
« on: 10 September 2019, 22:47:44 »
Hi Guys

Iíve done a silly, Iíve taken the power steering pump and alternator off my Omega 2.5TD and ended up with this bracket but canít for the life of me see where it should fit.

Can anyone out there send a picture or sketch of where it should go.

Thanks to anyone who can help

[img]Hi Guys

Iíve done a silly, Iíve taken the power steering pump and alternator off my Omega 2.5TD and ended up with this bracket but canít for the life of me see where it should fit.

Can anyone out there send a picture or sketch of where it should go.

Thanks to anyone who can help

General Discussion Area / Re: Image Upload
« on: 30 August 2019, 18:42:33 »
Hi Biggriffin

Many thanks for the link, I tried it and only thing I needed to do was remove [IMG] before and after the link.

Thanks again


Omega General Help / Power Steering Flushing
« on: 30 August 2019, 15:59:50 »
Hi Guys

Has anyone out there got any bright ideas, first off Iím talking about the Omega with the 2.5 L diesel engine not that I think in this instance it will make any difference if it was petrol.

My problem is the power steering has packed up and the fault was traced to the pump which has now been taken off and sent for repair.
The repairers have said the system needs to be flushed out before fitting the repaired pump which all makes good sense to me.

Ok there are two pipes which connect onto the fluid top up reservoir, one goes down and connects to the power steering pump via a banjo union unlike the one shown at B in the image but the same as the one shown at A.

Does anyone know the best way to flush the system out from the banjo at A, or could I simply pour fluid in at point C until it comes out at banjo A, although I think point C is the return fluid pipe so I would be flushing the system in reverse if you get my meaning.

Thanks to anyone who can shed some light


General Discussion Area / Image Upload
« on: 30 August 2019, 13:27:25 »

I want to upload an image onto this forum which I have stored on Google, does anyone know how to do it, click by click please as it does not take much for me to get lost.

My thanks to anyone who can advise.


Omega General Help / Omega Clutch
« on: 22 November 2018, 23:20:28 »
Hi Guys

Iíve posted on here some time ago about an issue Iíve got with the clutch in my Omega 2.5TD with a manual gearbox.

Just to recap, start the engine and the car wonít go into gear, keep a steady pressure on the gear lever turn engine off and it goes straight into gear no problem.

The fluid level isnít going down in the shared brake reservoir.

Tried bleeding the concentric slave cylinder problem still persists.

Thereís no clutch slip when accelerating hard or going up hill.

Once the car is running within a few minutes the gears go in no problem, and by a few minutes I mean in the time it takes to reverse the car off my driveway.

Question 1: Is there another cylinder behind the clutch pedal, if not does anyone know how the system works, ie when pressure is applied to the clutch pedal how does it force fluid down the pipe to the concentric cylinder if thereís no cylinder attached to the clutch pedal.

Question 2: Is there a way of testing the brake master cylinder to find out if the rubbers inside it are simply allowing fluid to pass back and forth over them.

Question 3: If there is another cylinder at the back of the clutch pedal is there any way it can be tested to see if itís working as it should.

I donít want to go rushing straight in and buy a new complete clutch and concentric cylinder plus a new dual mass flywheel, well at least not without checking the other items out first.

Thanks to anyone who can help


Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 23:06:35 »

I thought all the small character sections were made up from small diodes surely if they are 4 bulbs it wouldn't have any effect on the lettering if you get my meaning.



Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 23:00:58 »
Diamond Black Geezer

Are these bulbs by any chance marked in red, I took this photo some time ago when I had the instrument cluster out for some other issue ages ago.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 22:52:34 »
Hi GastronomicKleptomaniac

If only it were that simple, nah no chance, it's a bit difficult taking photos in the dark but for what its worth take a look at the image I've uploaded especially where I've maked it in red.

But thank you for your prompt reply


Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 22:06:01 »
Hi Guys

The onboard screen display has gone dim but only on the one half, all of the diodes are still working in so far as there are no missing segments.
Does anyone have any idea what wrong with it?

Thanks for your help


Omega General Help / Re: Air Con Screw
« on: 04 July 2018, 22:59:30 »
Hello Lee

Sorry Iím a bit late answering, many thanks for the lowdown I have to admit it is a bit difficult trying to find things out about specific compressors but I suppose at the end of the day I could do just as you say see what happens ie if the gap is too wide the clutch simply wonít engage so just keep reducing the spacer thickness until it does.

When I took the car in to get the refrigerant evacuated they told me there was none in the system I guess it must have leaked out so heaven knows how I going to find out how much needs to go back in and from what Iíve read itís quite a science.

Omega General Help / Re: Air Con Clutch Fallen Off
« on: 04 July 2018, 18:18:52 »
Hello Keith

Thank heavens it didn't do a lot of damage lol.
Have you fixed it all yet or got rid of it.

Omega General Help / Re: Air Con Clutch Fallen Off
« on: 02 July 2018, 22:20:49 »
Keith ABS

Iv'e got the facelift model year 2000 so I'm not sure if what you have will fit mine unless someone can advise otherwise.
Sorry about the one photo fellas I'm still trying to get use to uploading images

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