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Omega General Help / Re: Oil Leak
« on: 17 April 2019, 14:01:22 »
Ive had a similar leak going on now for over 12 months.

Both camcover seals replaced ,even though originals were showing no evidence of a leak.Replaced oil pressure switch and still leak remains.

Seems to be more evident after a run and when engine has been left to cool down for several hours or even over night.Advise has been that the cam seals are the most likely culprits causing the oil to track down behind the back plate of the timing belt and puddle on the sump lip.

Given the sheer amount of work involved in replacing the cam seals ,and additional costs I will intend getting them all replaced when the timing belt etc needs replacing again in approx. 30k miles..

Naturally all assumes the car...and me...are still going strong.

Just my advise though 

General Car Chat / Re: ULEZ
« on: 08 April 2019, 10:39:20 »
Couldn't stand driving..( well crawling) many years ago when I had work in South London. :(

Don't miss it and even if they paid me 25 a day to drive there I wouldn't go so the charge isnt going to affect me now  ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« on: 24 March 2019, 22:31:35 »
Saloon and estate have different fittings ,so cant tell from OPs profile of model other than Elite

Omega General Help / Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« on: 24 March 2019, 16:51:30 »
Replaced mine about 3 years ago with B4,s although very shortly after fitting them I replaced them with Sachs as found the B4,s quite harsh although sure I had become "brain blocked " to the feel of self levelling which have a much floatier ride.

You will need to also fit new rear springs if you currently have a full self levelling system fitted as they wont hold the cars weight and will end up with a very bad handling car .Factor that cost also .

You can disable the air compressor by either removing a fuse although it will disable the rear 12 volt socket,so preferred method is pulling the pumps relay.It is a black relay sited in the fuse box area although my brain cells cannot remember which at present so others will hopefully advise if I haven't remembered later.

General Discussion Area / Re: Thermostat link pipe
« on: 20 March 2019, 09:29:32 »
Try Vauxhall Car parts ..they are listing genuine at 22-75 plus postage and that includes the seals

Vauxhall Car Parts, Nash Works, Nash Lane,
Belbroughton, Worcestershire, DY9 9TD, UK.

t: 01562 731530


General Discussion Area / Re: Thermostat link pipe
« on: 20 March 2019, 09:24:51 »
29th of when  ;D

When I fitted my radiator last summer I had a similar issue with 1 of the black 0 rings being split.

Just put a liberal smear of black cam sealant around pipe union and refitted it.Hasnt leaked since and doudt it will until it next gets disturbed.

Omega General Help / Re: Drivers lock saga
« on: 14 February 2019, 17:16:03 »
Yes classic solenoid failure as LZ has advised.

No amount of lubricant etc will fix..time for replacement or if nifty with soldering iron fit new micro switches.

All covered in Guides

General Car Chat / Re: GPS week rollover
« on: 14 February 2019, 09:50:08 »
Fingers crossed it still works then,as spent quite a lot of effort,and that of others, last year getting mine back working.

Accept its an out of date old system but its built into the car and if it was designed to work its nice to keep it functioning.Use it very infrequently but surprising just how accurate it is accepting for the discs being some 8 years old now....agree also it does get spat out some mornings ,which I hadn't appreciated was likely to be condensation

General Car Chat / Re: GPS week rollover
« on: 13 February 2019, 20:19:21 »
So is this the case come 6th April 2019,all NCDC units will cease to work ? :(

Omega General Help / Re: 2,4,6 coilpack
« on: 03 February 2019, 17:40:31 »
Been running the 2/4/6 pack listed for Vectra for the past 12 months with no ill effects..didn't swop seals just fitted it and misfire sorted..although did  wonder why the colour of the seal was I know  :y

Omega General Help / Re: LPG in our omega
« on: 18 January 2019, 18:25:33 »
I unfortunately drive around with a boot full of work stuff,which for practical reasons cannot sit on the back seat or floor and being rather heavy is best in the boot.
Only time it gets all taken out is for holidays when boot gets filled back up with suitcases/etc etc,so my boot is essential and gets a very hard life :o

Omega General Help / Re: LPG in our omega
« on: 18 January 2019, 09:52:07 »
Would of considered doing mine when first bought as cover some 100 +miles a day and accept the fuel saving would of been considerable...trouble was I couldn't afford to loose the boot space being part of the reason I own an Omega. :)

Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 14 January 2019, 08:21:50 »
That's fine Nick....if cars on driveway Im in :y

Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 13 January 2019, 22:30:31 »
I intend to monitor it for the next few weeks ,but it is definitely getting a worse leak as I tend cleaning it with watering can with a little clean water almost everyday and the following day it is as bad.

Maybe we can have a chat at some point Nick ,when I,m passing next Ill call by if that's ok  :y 

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