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General Discussion Area / Re: Top Gear
« on: Today at 19:20:05 »
As far as I can see on their website Jaaag are rather coy about how much such a conversation costs - any ideas Mr Fuse?

It's one of those products where if they said 50k plus the donor car, or 150k plus the donor car, neither would surprise me.  :-\

I've got an old washing machine with working motor here ,free :y  if you have a jag and are on a budget  :P ;D :D

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If it's been parked 3 years ,have you looked for evidence of rodent attack ? wiring looms are a feast for some wildlife  :(
water ingress to modules ? checked ALL fuses relating to central locking,alarm etc
have you removed the powersounder ?
do you know the history of the car  :-\ has the central locking ecu ,key been replaced in the past ?
if it has an ID40 chip in key ,does it have the ring pick up round the ignition barrel  :-\

I assume that after clearing codes by removing the battery, you get immobilizer codes back when you try to start ? what code ?

lots of questions I know  ::) just trying to think what the issue is  :y
 

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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: Today at 11:13:48 »
Well, after taking the last and all the other posts into account, I have now placed an order with Amazon for the Supertrol in 500ml cans x2 for 17 and free delivery ;)


Had you used my LINK for supertrol you'd have got 3 cans for 17.07 plus free delivery  ::) or was my supertrol not expensive enough for you  :P
 
My plan is now that I wire brush / wire wool all the crud off the springs and brake pipes.  I will treat with Kurust to eat the awful stuff and then apply Supertrol.
I will follow Doctor Gollum's clear instructions to safely (I hope!! ::)) remove the sill covers and treat the metal according to how I find it, with Supertrol being applied.

Good plan? ??? ??? ???

Many thanks all! :-* :-* :y

Supertrol comes with a straw ,for squirting inside sills ,chassis legs,sunframes ,door bottoms (via the drains if you don't want to take the cards off), wheel arches inside the boot, etc etc

it won't last on brake pipes or springs  :-X

springs and shocks/struts, brackets etc  you could paint with hammerite  or rust protection paint ,along with brake lines if you must.

I use a spray silver zinc galv metal protection paint on brake lines because any failure of the paint will clearly show rust through when next inspected (before MOT) and any leaks of brake fluid would also show better ,its also good to get in nooks and crannies and all round the brake pipes, ferrules,clips (not just the part you can see)

kurust will stabilize the remaining rust once the thick is wire wooled off, but won't protect much , think of it as a primer  :y
I've not used FE123 , but it may be better than kurust (which is more of a DIY product) perhaps applied with a garden sprayer  :-\ ,which you can't do with kurust ,it blocks the nozzle ,i tried  ;D

also worth saying that the factory "underseal" is shyte on the front chassis legs etc and various other areas and if you find rust, cut/scrape the underseal off until you find a good clean surface ,prime and metal paint it then  stonechip or underseal

good luck ,hope you don't find any nasties when the sill covers are off , but if you do , at least you can get it sorted and future proofed  :y

My sills where fine ,bar some light rust round the rivet nipples and a few other areas (now treated and painted and squirted supertrol inside), 53 plate with 80K miles (age/mileage has an impact on rust)




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is it in or under the ashtray /coin tray front of the gear lever  :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: Yesterday at 21:55:28 »
a welded repair does not need to look pretty though ,just strong

Anyway , hope the Vectra pans out OK for you Terry
never had a vectra C , only a couple of vectra Bs
parts are cheap and plentiful ,
bigger than an astra ,smaller than an Omega  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice Jolly..
« on: Yesterday at 21:20:06 »
Cool
dropping napalm as part of TB's cull  :-\
or a more selective tidy up with the 50 cal  :P

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: Yesterday at 20:25:12 »
Thanks to all for advice. I shall scrap the car. Today I bought a 2008 Vectra SRi 1.8 petrol manual, 101,000 miles MOT till April, to keep me mobile. Seems all right so far, skinny tyres, seems like a big Astra.

I still have one Omega, my trusty 2.5 PFL petrol estate, which I brought to Brackley.
Is it not worth asking for a price on getting the welding done  :-\
Vectra sounds nice , any issues with it ?
read the stored fault codes ,clear them and check the fans work etc  ;)

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Just had an email from eBay to tell me the barn find Marina has been relisted. Last chance, Tigger.
Only an hour to go
He's probably stocking up on condoms and mustard paint supplies before he snipe bids it  :y

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Morris-Marina-70s-barn-find-Relisted-due-to-time-waster/264366952558

If only it was a Coupe....    Sigh...
just gaffer tape the rear doors shut before you paint it mustard  ;)

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Just had an email from eBay to tell me the barn find Marina has been relisted. Last chance, Tigger.
Only an hour to go
He's probably stocking up on condoms and mustard paint supplies before he snipe bids it  :y

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Morris-Marina-70s-barn-find-Relisted-due-to-time-waster/264366952558

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 June 2019, 21:25:38 »
rolled over 80,000 miles on the omega's clock  :o ;D
called in and replaced the front exhaust pipe/ flexi and lambda on the Zafira B
original pipe, so all 4 nuts needed cutting off  :(
checked the corsa over ,headlamp level motor running constantly  ::)
I have another complete headlamp to fit then I will do an oil and filter change and it can F**k off on ebay or friendface  marketplace  ;D

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is there an ID40 chip in the key ?
when trying to sync, do you hold the fob next to the key when cranking ?(is there a transponder chip in the fob ?)

lock car,remove battery for 10 mins, unlock car ,key in position 2, aim fob at  sensor for 10 seconds, put fob by key and crank ?


does removing the battery for 10 mins clear the fault codes ?
then try the above sync procedure and see if you get a new code 143 144 or 145  :y

if your sure you have not lost a transponder chip out the fob or key  :-\ worth looking
or do you have a spare key and fob  :-\


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being the early Omega
does it have the fuel pump relay with the diode and 2 coils (as per omega A) ?
that takes a negative pulse from crank sensor to trigger firing
so if you have a duff one, you could loose spark and fuel IIRC

BUT

still think you need to resolve this non working remote fob / immobilizer

With the omega if you weren't using the fob to lock it you couldn't use your car with just the key?

when you last had it running , did you use the remote to open it ?

is there an ID40 chip in the key ?
when trying to sync, do you hold the fob next to the key when cranking ?(is there a transponder chip in the fob ?)

lock car,remove battery for 10 mins, unlock car ,key in position 2, aim fob at  sensor for 10 seconds, put fob by key and crank ?

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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted
« on: 23 June 2019, 18:28:13 »
03 plate saloon in rare star silver  ;D drove past my house earlier in Swadlincote while I was  checking Mrs Builders Astra over

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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: 23 June 2019, 18:17:47 »
rust proofing,rust prevention,  can of worms  ;D
I look after all the family cars
brake pipes , I use wire wool to remove surface rust and examine the pipe
IF no deep pitting, I paint with kurust , let it completely dry
paint with hammerite or zinc galvanising spray paint
repeated prior to MOT every year

chassis legs, sills, door skin bottoms etc remove rust ,treat with kurust paint with hammerite or zinc galvanising spray paint
then spray inside with Suoertrol clicky

kurust won't cure rust , but it does stop it getting worse and provides a primer for other protection treatments

Got both of those in my garage stocks so will be using them :y

get some supertrol too Lizzie  :y

google it , it's good stuff

or you can go down the bar and chain chainsaw oil if you have a big compressor  ;D
or you can pay about 500 to have your car rust proofed like Ian ,hubnut clicky did to a crappy skoda  ???  ::)  :o

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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: 23 June 2019, 18:06:08 »
rust proofing,rust prevention,  can of worms  ;D
I look after all the family cars
brake pipes , I use wire wool to remove surface rust and examine the pipe
IF no deep pitting, I paint with kurust , let it completely dry
paint with hammerite or zinc galvanising spray paint
repeated prior to MOT every year

chassis legs, sills, door skin bottoms etc remove rust ,treat with kurust paint with hammerite or zinc galvanising spray paint
then spray inside with Suoertrol clicky

kurust won't cure rust , but it does stop it getting worse and provides a primer for other protection treatments




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