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Thanks GrahamK, I have ordered the locking flange nuts, as suggest by Enceladus in his link.  Does everyone use the original wishbone bolts, if they look in OK condition?

Thanks everyone else, for your help. That is why I love coming on this forum. Everyone is helpfull and give great advice.

Everyone stay safe.

Sorry to hijack this post, but it is sort of relevant.  ;D

I contacted my local VX dealer, about the bolts that go through the wishbones. 90468500 and 90468501. The parts person checked on his system and vauxhall one for me. He came back and said these two bolts are no longer available. My question is can a M14 bolt that is 10.9 strength instead of 8.8 will work, if I need to replace? I understand that there are differences in breaking points and give etc. but would it make that much difference using them in this case, to replace the two wishbone bolts.

Thanks for any advice.

Omega General Help / Re: Back brake disc and pads
« on: 03 September 2020, 11:29:08 »
Thanks for the replies.  I thought it best to check, as I recall somewhere on here about vented discs. But couldn't remember which cars they were on, was it just the 2.6 or fitted with vents on other engine sizes?  At least I know to look for vented now, for the 2.6, would the discs in the link Tbe OK for the 2ltr?

Thanks again for all the help. Much appreciated.


Omega General Help / Back brake disc and pads
« on: 03 September 2020, 10:05:16 »
I know that there is a post for the fronts. But thought I would do one for the back brake setup.

Can anyone tell me if these back brake pads, will fit a 1995 2ltr (X20XEV) estate and a 2002 2.6ltr (Y26SE)?

The part number is GM 9192125, which I assume is the Trade ones, if not what is the number I need?

Also are the Delphi Back discs, as good as the ones recommended on the other post?

I have found some and it says that they fit both Omegas. So I assume that it was only the front brakes that were different on the 1995 Omega. I have the bits to update it to later discs and calipers, as recommended by DG on the other post. And both are solid discs rear.

Just getting all the bits together to sort, them ready for winter.

Thanks for any help.


General Discussion Area / Re: OOF Shop no longer available
« on: 24 August 2020, 18:59:07 »
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There are probably loads more. Paypal is getting hopeless anyway. Twice today, it has not finished a payment, then put the order back through again, so ended up with 2 of the same thing.

Hope this might help.


Omega General Help / Re: Better front brakes
« on: 18 August 2020, 12:14:31 »
Sorry for asking. I looked up the pads on Ebay for the Vauxhall Tradeclub GM pads code 9192124, as I am also going to be doing the front discs and pads on my 2002 2.6. When I found them, in the list of models they fit it said that they fitted:-

2.0 [ 1994 to 1999, [X 20 SE], MPI, 1998cc, 116BHP ]
Fitting Position: Front Axle

2.0 [ 1994 to 2000, [20 SE], Injection, 1998cc, 115BHP ]
Fitting Position: Front Axle

My question is what is the difference in between the X20SE and 20SE to the X20XEV model on the brake side, are the X20XEV a different make or size? Just being nosey sorry  ;D

A link to the ones I found

Thanks for the replies on the question.

Thanks for all the replies. Just one more question. Are the bolts for the arms, from dealer only? I have looked online and only found a place in USA, but they don't ship to uk.

Found part nos.
90468501 SCREW,HEX.HD.,M14 X 1.5 X 77,CONTROL ARM TO CROSSMEMBER Back bolt
90468500 SCREW,HEX.HD.,M14 X 1.5 X 88,CONTROL ARM TO CROSSMEMBER Front bolt

Looking online at the pictures of the bolts, they say on the head 8.8 which is high tensile. Just wandering would part threaded bolts same size and tensile (8.8) work, if unable to get genuine ones? I would like a spare set, incase of vanishing into chassis, which would be my luck, even after taking all precautions. ;D


Omega General Help / Re: Cooling fan question
« on: 17 August 2020, 19:06:51 »
My 2002 2.6 fans always seem to run more after slow/town driving. They run for a while when the car is turned off. Never had overheating problems. The radiator is new, along with coolant. So never worried. I think it might be to do with not much air moving at the low speeds?  Someone will be along to put your mind at ease.

Thanks for the reply. Will do as you say DG and look from underneath.  :y


Thanks for the replies.  I cannot see the hole on passengers side, because of the part in the photo, above the bolt hole. Would this have to be removed, or am I looking in the wrong area? Do the pipes on drivers side unclip and move enough to allow access to the bolt? The nuts are under the car, as the wishbones look like they are the original ones, from when the car was made.

Sorry for asking, it probably is a simple job. But my brain still has bad days, since the stroke.



Can anyone tell me how to get to the back bolts inside the engine bay, on a 2ltr 1995 Omega?  I have looked on my 2002 2.6 Omega and found them, just next to where the top of the strut is bolted. But on the 1995 one, where the hole is for the bolt on passenger side, it is covered by a large part, with a heat sheild in front of it sitting above the area of the bolt access. On the drivers side, there are 3 hoses covering the access hole.

I have enclosed photos to show what I mean. Thanks in advance, for any help.

Omega General Help / Re: Best coil springs for a 2.6 Saloon
« on: 03 July 2020, 09:26:39 »
Hi Doctor Gollum

Thank you for the link to the pair of springs. I contacted the company to purchase them. They asked for my Reg No. And are now saying that they will not fit my car. It is standard setup not self levelling. I will believe the members advise on here more than their's. If I purchase the pair in your link (Kilen Code 60037), will they fit with no problems?

Sorry for asking.

Thanks for all the help. Take care

Omega General Help / Re: Best coil springs for a 2.6 Saloon
« on: 26 June 2020, 10:21:27 »
Thank DG for the quick reply. I have seen Kilen, but wasn't sure about them as I personally haven't heard of them. I will look for a pair now.


Omega General Help / Best coil springs for a 2.6 Saloon
« on: 26 June 2020, 09:29:54 »
Could anyone recommend decent coil springs for my 2.6? While it is off the road, going to change the back suspension as it is a bit tired.

I have found these, but not sure if OK, they say inconstant spring design which I understand gives the best of both worlds, in different loads and keeping the wheels on the road better. The car is a standard factory setup, no air suspension.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Omega General Help / Re: Emissions fail 2l 16v
« on: 18 June 2020, 21:43:44 »
Glad you got it sorted. So it was a combination of the Lexmark sensor and exhaust leaking causing all your problems?

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