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Thanks all.  Never thought to keeping the remaining oil for my V6 change  ;)  Good shout  :y 

Yes its the 9192124 pads with springs built in the ends of pads so push down when close caliper onto it  :y, so will put the one with metal shim/back on the piston side. 

Thanks all,

Hi all.

I Will be treating my dad's 2.2 Petrol to an oil and filter change and new pads.  Trivial question:

  • What is the oil capacity on the 2.2 Petrol (I recall it was less than 5 lt, 3 and a bit springs to mind ? - I have the V6 which is annoyingly more than a standard 5ltr pack !)
  • I have a new set of GM pads.  I assume the pad with metal backing plate is on the piston side (just want to check as can't guarantee previous set done right)

Also treating front lights to a spruce with the old polish and wet and dry - dab hand now at that !

Car not do that many miles.  Any simple things to check or do as routine whilst I am there on the 2.2.  (I did cam cover gasket last year as was starting to weep)

Thanks in advance.


Omega General Help / Re: Tyres Rotation - What would you do?
« on: 31 December 2018, 10:31:13 »
Got Rainsport 3's on my bus all round (

No complaints with them  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Tightening Torques
« on: 20 December 2018, 19:54:07 »
Did they give you new nuts? I'd be inclined to use new nuts.

At that Torque setting you may need a new pair of Plums ! ;D ;D

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Omega Gallery / Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
« on: 23 October 2018, 22:37:57 »
She is dangerously similar to mine ;), 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.

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Hi all,

Apologies for a Tyre question, but I was interested if anybody has used the new Bridgestone Driveguard tyres ?

I need to put new boots on the family bus, VW Touran TDi Sport 177 DSG (15 plate)

Touran has NO spare wheel !!! and the Bridgestone Driveguards claim to be compatible with any car with the Tyre Pressure monitoring system fitted and can be driven on (at low speed of course) to enable you to get out of trouble so sounds a useful thing, even if it was to get off the motorway and somewhere safe. 

The OEM fitted tyres are Extra Load rated (XL) and the Bridgestone Driveguard tyre also comes as an XL  flavour so it would imply I could use them on the Touran as it does have the Tyre Pressure Monitoring system fitted (and works as chirped up the other day as one of tyres was low  :y, but not by much)

The limited reviews I have seen claim sidewalls are not as severe as the standard Fun Flats, so are OK to use and does not effect handling, stiffness, suspension etc.  This seems to be the marketing hype that they are targeting, being you can fit these "Run Flats" to any car with TPS without any problems and you get the benefits they bring.

Has anybody used the Bridgestone Driveguards ?

Thanks in advance.

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