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Messages - terry paget

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: Yesterday at 21:05:47 »
It does require car, Tech 2, fob and car pass code to be in the same place, unfortunately.

Be happy to help, though. :y
Thanks. I may be in touch again.

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: Yesterday at 17:09:05 »
With the car pass, v5 and utility bill, any spare remote can be programmed to the car.  :y
By whom?
Vauxhall if you're feeling flush, Kevin Wood or TB if you're visiting anywhere near Hampshire or Oxford way ;)
Vx can supply the whole key from data. Do Kevin or TB need the car, or can they do it by post?

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: Yesterday at 12:53:20 »
With the car pass, v5 and utility bill, any spare remote can be programmed to the car.  :y
By whom?

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Omega General Help / Re: Windscreen washer sensor
« on: Yesterday at 08:50:06 »
You need to replace the complete tank. cost is about 36 I believe.

Your thinking of the coolant expansion tank.  :y
Quite right. Silly me.

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Omega General Help / Re: Windscreen washer sensor
« on: 19 September 2018, 22:13:46 »
You need to replace the complete tank. cost is about 36 I believe.

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Omega General Help / Re: Remote control door opener died
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:32:52 »
If by honker, you mean the power sounder, then yup, you can remove it... However, if it is the horn it depends...
If there's a horn next to the coolant bottle, then simply remove it (but expect the power sounder to get noisy), if no extra horn there, it runs through the main horn. Once you have unlocked it remotely, lock it manually and the alarm won't be triggered when you subsequently unlock it manually.

Basically, the only the remote or manual deadlocking sets the alarm... And if the alarm is triggered, the ecu confirms that the car isn't actually being stolen by confirming the key chip... This is why the alarm is silenced when the ignition is switched on.

Officially, if you lock the car with the remote, then the alarm will sound every time you manually unlock it until you unlock it with the remote again.

All in the Owners Manual ;)
Thanks. How I wish I had unlocked it remotely before the remote failed. Food for thought. However, first thing to do is get the cills welded and the car put through its MOT. Perhaps I can mend the remote.

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Omega General Help / Remote control door opener died
« on: 19 September 2018, 16:27:47 »
2000 2.6 manual petrol saloon
Daughter's car is home for welding and MOT, and the remote flipper has died. The key still locks and unlocks the doors and starts the engine, but the remote function has failed. No lights flash when I press the buttons. I have had it apart, the battery still gives 3 volts. I prised the electronic bit out of the case, one of the switches was left behind which I endeavoured to solder back in place, but it still don't work.

I have the car pass. I know I can get a new one from Vauxhall for about 100. Is there a cheaper supplier?

Is it trival to remove the honker alarm, allowing me to use it as a simple key?

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 19 September 2018, 11:14:06 »
You're not really in Malta, are you?

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 18 September 2018, 20:08:24 »
Poly fronts are about 70 a pair now and will last the cars life.I was sceptical when mine were fitted as thought it would be to severe but they work well and take the car where you point it .

Backs are around 20 but will either require some engineering with studding to remove and refit or a big press and a few quid in the garages coffee pot.

After fitting alignment is essential and should cost around 60/70...place near MacDonalds off A2070 do it think they are called Tyre Pro or similar.

Doing it yourself then ?

Thanks. :y

 Not sure yet but, yes it is Protyre previouly Tyreweb, have quoted 180 but cannot supply poly bushes. The Vx dealer has quoted 231, with TC, with genuine parts.

But, if others confirm that it is straight forward to do the front bushes then I might go down that route. The question is do I want to be crawling around on the floor, when I could just let the professionals take the strain. :D ;)
It's only an advisory note, presumably on an MOT pass certificate. If it drives all right I should leave it until next year. A lot can happen to a 16 year old car in a year.
My Rover Streetwise has had advisories on drive shaft gaiters for the last three years, but it keeps passing MOTs. Some examiners feel obliged to pick a fault on every 16 year old car, lest people think they are not trying.

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 18 September 2018, 11:51:08 »
Not long ago[as I've got to do the bottom arms-well one at least on the V70]I asked at a main dealer-not Volvo or Vauxhall-how they went about tightening the bolts with the weight on the wheels as they have mainly two post ramps and was told they don't bother they just gun them up".So that's a job I'll be doing myself.
I have a brute of a 3/4" air line impact wrench I bought to undo stubborn nuts, max. claimed torque 1000lb.ft. The adjuster knob is the same as on my 1/2" air gun, with 1 2 3 4 settings. I have witnessed tyre shops 'gun up' wheel nuts, and found them almost impossible to undo. Can some guns be preset to a certain torque, or are they all like mine?

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 15 September 2018, 16:09:09 »
In CAR S.O.S. I have often wondered how Fuzz and the lads restore rusty old wrecks into roadworthy cars. The audience is shown little of the major body rebuilding that must have taken place in every programme. The previous post shows a wreck of a car apparently being restored, sparing no expense. Is that really an Omega?

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 15 September 2018, 08:34:36 »
This morning I see that 99,500 Carlton is no longer available, e-bay offers me as similar a Vauxhall Rascal tipper truck, not quite the same.

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 14 September 2018, 22:01:14 »
Well put cam.in.head
I guess I'm an enthusiast
It was the same thing 10+ years ago when ebay was full of Carltons
many people got shot when repairs and rust meant doing work or spending money.
I had a 93 (which i had sat un-used for 2 years as a spare) but lost storage ,so the 93 car became my daily driver, and sadly I let 2 go for scrap. I stocked up on cheap used spares as they got broke and scrapped, plus service parts came down in price.
I also spent many hours each year cleaning and rust proofing the one remaining carlton , just said goodbye to it this year .
now there are very few carltons about , look on ebay
4 x 4 bangers and 1 x LC at only 99,950.00  :o
I wonder if that Lotus Carlton is rust free? L reg and only 37000 miles, sounds good, and comes with a new MOT. I saw another immaculate Carlton recently, in NYPD trim, with a Lexus V8 engine, apparently the car had been a 'barn find'.

 

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 13 September 2018, 09:05:07 »
plate over any holes
then treat the rest
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAMMERITE-KURUST-250ML-CURE-RUST-KILLER-CONVERTS-RUSTY-METAL-ONE-COAT-TREATMENT/253827152697?epid=1805250026&hash=item3b1946fb39:g:kZMAAOSwrfVZWq~K

squirt in chassis rails and sills after
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Action-Can-Supertrol-Anti-Rust-Fluid-500Ml/112730856760?epid=1165484727&hash=item1a3f485d38:g:vbMAAOSwXaRaTQZ2

underseal over treated areas

cosmetics of the arches are far less important
(mot wise,unless it's rusted to a sharp edge or holed ,it's a pass)

a day spent doing this to your omega will slow the tinworm considerably
(my 25+ year old carlton had a lot less rust than the omega in the pics )
Excellent advice, that I shall follow.
I have long loved and enjoyed my Omegas, and my Senators before them, but I feel this period is coming to an end. My daughter-in-law's Rover Streetwise, whose head gasket failure was brought to my attention 4 years ago, struck me as a decent car to drive. Since my repair it has been trouble free, and looks like outliving  my Omegas. There must be many other decent cars out there.

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Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 12 September 2018, 19:24:10 »
My oldest 2 Omegas are the least rusty, a pair of 2.5 manual estates. Both passed MOTs this year with little trouble. A Y reg 2.2 saloon failed MOT on rust recently and has been scrapped; scrappy gave me 75 for it, I sold the gearbox to enthusiasts for 50, used the differential to perk up one of he estates;
kept the catalyst too. My ex-police 2003 saloon and a 2.2 manual saloon will probably go next year.

The subject of this thread, a 2.6 manual saloon, is excellent mechanically, and I hope will give me 2 more years service. It needs some welding in the o/s cill to get through MOT this November, next year who knows.

Member ajsphead is welding his Omega all the while and hopefully will still be running it in 10 years time. Mine will not last that long. Curiously, my best Omega is the estate he sold me, little rust but now on its fourth differential.

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