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General Discussion Area / Re: Health updates.
« on: Yesterday at 12:39:26 »
A dog walking friend of mine was told he was pre-diabetic (whatever that means). He went on a diet and exercised regularly, and was then told he was back to fitness. So exercise and diet are obviously important.

I've just had a ginsters pasty and a few shortbread biscuits for my lunch, so I'm bound to be ok.

How could you eat a Ginsters pasty,they are bloody awful and no one here in Cornwall will eat them :-X

Omega General Help / Re: Coolant leak
« on: 12 September 2019, 10:24:32 »
Starting to think again it's expansion tank, I checked tonight, found moisture around the rim of the cap at the bottom.

Top of the tank is showing signs of the dye.... (before this tank was clear all over, with nice red GM coolant) the dye has affected the colour.

Again, bubbling sounds around cap, if my ear is close.

Post up another pic without the cap on showing the neck of the tank,as Entwood says cracks are common there :y

General Car Chat / Re: New Defender
« on: 11 September 2019, 11:46:11 »
85 ecus doesn't seem particularly military friendly :-\

Don't think many farmers will want them either !!! :-X

Anybody watch yesterdays race at Monza ?,good race I thought :y :y

General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacement
« on: 06 September 2019, 19:39:09 »
That's a of of car for little money,running it may be expensive though :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: 10 years in
« on: 05 September 2019, 13:16:21 »
9 years (13 June 2010) for me .. don't know where the time goes! Must admit, having not owned an Omega for several years, and having grown tired of the constant politichat and the attitudes of a few, I very nearly pressed the big red delete button last week..

..then I asked a question about oil, and figured I'd stay around ;D Plus there's a few folks I can only communicate with here (they're ideologically opposed to Facebook/LinkedIn/etc and I don't have their mobile numbers ;D)..

I'm with you there,gets a little tedious at times :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« on: 04 September 2019, 10:19:46 »
It'll take years to lose that stigma though. I suspect a lot of that "perception" is from the BMW/Ford era...

Did I mention that the alternator just packed up on my L320 RRS.. ;D :-X :-\

I believe access to said part is a little tight :-X

About the same as here at the moment then.  :y

Aye,pleasantly surprised  when we landed and temp was close to what we took off with,back in Cornwall now and a little cooler here,good trip down too,a shade over 4hrs from Crown plaza Heathrow to our door.Saab is cooling down nicely outside :-X

What's the climate like, Henry - do they rot away? How old was the youngest that you saw?


Wouldnt have a clue on age Ron as all on Croat plates,climate here isbloody hot at the moment 32-34 degrees over the fortnight we've been here.

I'm currently in Croatia and Renault 4's are everywhere,can't remember the Last time I saw one at home

You should buy one and bring it back Henry!  8)

Kerching!  :y

You see one outside a house and a further two or three in the grounds/garden,there's hundreds of em,I said the to the wife that's a rare car on seeing the first,now shes pointing them out all day on the road !

General Car Chat / Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« on: 25 August 2019, 21:27:47 »
Seems low mileage for wheel bearing :-\

My father had a mysterious drone in his last Vauxhall. Turned out to be the (rear) tyres.

If they are going to need replacing in the near future then wait and see whether that makes a difference. If the rear tyres are original and have lots of tread then get them swapped to the front and see if that makes a difference.

Tyres are the most likely suspects,run your hand over the tread on the inside of the rear tyres and if it feels lumpy or scalloped then that's what it'll be,I've argued with many customers who have insisted its wheel bearings,if in doubt jach it up and spin the rear wheels,if the bearings are suss you'll hear/feel the noise/vibration

In a previous life, I had a Renault 4, which never needed anything other than routinr services, except for one set of windscreen wiper bushes.
I used to do in excess of 30k miles per year, and because the rear was higher than the front it was almost always going downhill - hence the excellent fuel economy! Front wheel drive and a light body meant that the rear wheels only had to keep the rear end (of the CAR!) off the ground; hence the rear tyres lasted for 80k miles.
Enjoy your frogmobile, Albs - they CAN last.


I'm currently in Croatia and Renault 4's are everywhere,can't remember the Last time I saw one at home

General Car Chat / Re: Engine light on
« on: 20 August 2019, 17:17:09 »
If you have pics of before you removed the belt Terry why not go back to that setting?,after all there were no problems then !

General Discussion Area / Re: Albs
« on: 15 August 2019, 09:39:42 »
If he's on holiday in France you could meed him out there for a cambelt party. :y :P

Croatia,so that wont work,besides it's too hot here :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Albs
« on: 13 August 2019, 21:45:28 »
"a small hatch " ???
do you have chickens as well as a donkey
are you setting up a small holding  :P

all joking aside , how is it ? have you investigated the cambelt yet ?

Unless I find some tippex marks or similar under the cover then I reckon I will be changing it in the near future. Watched a video on youtube last night and it looks like a right pita, but if it has to be done.... ::)

They aren't too bad to do,early ones had the crank sprocket not keyed so much care and correct lock  kit required,later ones are keyed  so easier to deal with

Its a 59 plate. don't know if that's early or not ?  :-\

I think that's late enough to be keyed,when I get back from my holibobs I'll have a look on autodata

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