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General Discussion Area / Re: Endeavour found?
« on: Yesterday at 12:12:35 »
Carving wood exposes end grain and end grain is the first to rot
Lets hope the vin number is in the mud  :P
If it was full of gold ,it would be done by now
there is a lot less interest in the history side of things
but the yanks like history, (as they have none of their own) so maybe .....

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General Discussion Area / Re: Endeavour found?
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:25:25 »
Might get me some of that "wonderful preservative" sea bed mud  :-\
put it on my chassis legs  :P

How would they know if it was Endeavour ?
even if they did manage to dig it out  :-\


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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 19 September 2018, 20:56:56 »
But what if it breaks down in Witham on its way to Malta? I would need to look after it for Lizzie..... :y

Ron.
If it did "Break down" after service at SOS  :o ,I'd suspect foul play on your part  ::)
should be good for 5k easy with just fuel  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 19 September 2018, 19:43:20 »
plus, Huntingdon to malta is 2000 miles
@ 25mpg = 80 gallon =500 UK prices
then you'd need your bus fare home Ron  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: iOS 12
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:45:24 »

Not a cider fan, then?
there is rarely any left by the time the stage coach reaches these parts with supplies  :( I have drank it is the past , on my many travels  :)
like apple sauce flavour soda pop IIRC

Mostly, but it slows your machine down deliberately instead of due to incompetence. ;)

Gotcha  :y thanks  :)


If you're not a fanboy, I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you.
Kevin told me and he hasn't killed me  ::)




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General Discussion Area / Re: iOS 12
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:21:45 »
The only Apple product i buy goes on the side of the plate when pork is served  ::)

I guess IOS 12 is equivalent to
windows  3̶.̶1̶ ̶9̶5̶ ̶9̶8̶ ̶9̶8̶s̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶l̶e̶n̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶X̶P̶ ̶v̶i̶s̶t̶a̶ ̶7̶ ̶7̶.̶1̶ ̶8̶ ̶8̶,̶1̶ ̶  10  :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:09:44 »
The forum software does not have a 'men to women logic translator' people   ;)

Good luck with the work your having done Lizzie  :)

Spend your money as you see fit

do what makes yourself happy and then at least someone is happy  ;D

will you be having a tracker? or 24 hour security guard  :-\  (when not in Malta)







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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 19 September 2018, 09:48:57 »
Rusty scrap is 125 ton
think someone needs to put the decimal point in the right place  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 18 September 2018, 18:55:03 »
quickest way ive ever found is to dose the nest with wd40, as its oil based they hate it,hover around for a few hours trying to get back in then off to the next place :y
Nah, petrol and match, all sorted in 15m
And the fire brigade wash away all the wasps with a high pressure hose  :y
Then, when you're out of hospital, you can start on rebuilding  ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: rear judder
« on: 17 September 2018, 00:16:42 »
any chance of getting it on a lift to have a proper look ?

a failing prop coupling (donuts ether end of prop can tare),rear subframe donuts ,failing wheel bearing ,diff mounting,half shafts ,binding handbrake shoe ,wrong drive shaft, prop center bearing seized ,even a duff tyre
does it put 11s down when you give it beans ? confirm LSD

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 16 September 2018, 21:08:01 »
depends on your dash shade ?
something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DFP-19-00DG-Double-Din-Dark-Grey-Fascia-Facia-Adaptor-Panel-For-Vauxhall-Omega/250570096417?hash=item3a57243f21:g:ZLcAAOSwQjNW8qBW
but there are about 4 shades of grey/silver
I got the shade sent wrong BUT will paint it black anyway to match the stereo
if you want to keep steering wheel controls vol + - etc then choose wisely which head unit ,plus you may need a loom adapter
all simple plug and play stuff though mostly  :y
may be worth asking the previous owner if hhe has the radio code and car pass though for future use  :y 
gearbox fluid filter change is in the guide / help section , requires jacking up the car ,removing 2 gearbox sumps  ;)
filter is about 10, and 8.8 L of dex 3 can be had for 40

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:12:28 »
Time to move Lizzie ,and not disclose on here where too  ;D
I live in high street Scotland BTW  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:09:58 »
Was part of the BL production line to wash/dip the body in salt water  :-\
because they rotted worse than vauxhalls
then you'd need to keep stopping to see if it was just a piece of trim falling off ,or something more serious  ;D

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 16 September 2018, 19:56:33 »
Welcome  :)
auto or manual ? if auto you should consider doing a gearbox fluid and filter change as you have no history  :y
cambelt you could check for play in tensioners but by the time you have it that far apart, a new belt kit would probably be wise and a water pump is very cheap too.
there are adaptor plates to convert a standard oblong double din to fit
(I did swap mine out ,for a cheap 7" touchscreen head unit so i could have reverse camera and DVR ,plus mp3 music collection)

there are more expensive android units available shaped to fit the omega  :y
would be wise to check over the underside of your new omega and get some rust prevention done  :y
there are plenty of guides and lots of helpful advice on here  :)

I don't think Thames Valley Police used 2.6 elites  ;D
probably base models modified to their requirements and built to spec as special order, no leather seats etc
or maybe i'm talking like a tango whiskey alpha tango  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 18:03:43 »
One dark night, when nobody is looking..... :-X

Ron.
The thread is about raising an omega off the ground for maintenance "Jacking"
NOT jacking one as in stealing one  ;D

It's very nice Lizzie , just don't let Ron borrow the key  :P

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