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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

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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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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 12 January 2019, 23:00:37 »
Wise words and that will be my plan  :y,although I may start accumulating the bits for future if I find them going cheap.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 12 January 2019, 17:35:22 »
Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 10 January 2019, 20:43:33 »
Yes,Al and seems a whole heap of work and cost just to replace a couple of seals.

Cam covers off / all timing set removed along with all that entails/All cams and caps removed..and then you are faced with needing Super Human strength along with fabricated tooling to just get the crank pulley off.

Then its all got to go back together along with new seals and sealant assuming they can all still be bought.

Think it might be just live with it  :( ??? :(

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 10 January 2019, 16:26:03 »
True words there Albs,its just it makes such a good damn mess and unless you clean it away almost daily shows the engine bay up of what is otherwise a tidy engine.Perhaps the answer is tonot keep opening the bonnet  ;D

Interesting about exhaust cam as that seems to make sense if mine are leaking as they are at the lower point of the head and could be the right path a potential leak could take. 

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 10 January 2019, 13:33:05 »
Yes see where your coming from .

So pulleys and back plate need removing to get a good look .
Job for warmer months and certainly beyond my skill set so will track “The Man “ down 😀

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 10 January 2019, 12:17:30 »
Will investigate that suggestion ,although cam ends were dry when cover seal replaced on O/S late summer last year and oil has been evident since before then .

Suspect that would of also been evident when timing belt was replaced in November last year also

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 10 January 2019, 11:20:21 »
Sorry to trawl this up again but am still struggling to understand how or more importantly where this is leaking from.

Yesterday morning,almost as usual I rinsed the clean oil residue from directly under the alternator wher it always seems to puddle ontop of the sump flange.

Drove my normal 100mile work jaunt and got home just as getting dark.Thought I would see if oil was as expected puddling along sump lip ,and to my surprise very little almost non was evident .Checked it again around hour later when engine had cooled slightly and same very little oil.

Car parked up all night,but when I went out this morning around 10.00 found quite a visible puddle again on the top sump lip directly below alternator .

Now if this leak is being caused by the failing crank shaft seal,as I am pretty certain it is not from camcover seals nor oil level sensor as all have fairly recently been replaced in an attempt to track this leak down, why would oil be leaking with the engine not running.?


Really would like to get to the bottom of this and get it fixed as Im now becoming paranoid about it  :o

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Omega General Help / Re: Suspension Options
« on: 05 January 2019, 09:03:16 »
When I got my Front springs from AGP,one was slightly longer than the other by around 10mm from memory.


As NickW did the work ,he would probably be the best person to advise on why side went where,but car does handle very well

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General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 20:01:13 »
I bet it did and shows what a farce the whole thing was ...enjoy your new  wealth  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 17:00:03 »
Don't forget if it wasn't taxed at source.(.approx. 20p loss :o )..you will need to declare it on your tax return.


I assume that includes the statutory interest of 8% also .?


Nice "LITLE" New Year bonus ah  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Suspension Options
« on: 02 January 2019, 12:13:09 »
Bought B4,s for both front and back but found the back far too harsh and gave rear end almost a kangaroo effect.

Only had them fitted for around 200miles and took them off and replaced them with Sachs.Found them so much better and after getting the VX top fitting kit from Nitro they have been on ever since.B,4s are collecting dust in their boxes in the shed and wouldn't fit them again.

Got a good deal from Jason at AGP for the fronts so hence why the combination.

Have been considering having a change of rear springs though to a more HD ,hence why I was curious about the merits of Kilen 60037,s against std or Boge/Sachs as neither of them are listed as HD but Kilens are 

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Omega General Help / Re: Suspension Options
« on: 02 January 2019, 10:39:36 »
Have Bilsteins B4 and Lemforder springs on the front of mine ,with Sachs rear shocks and Boge Springs fitted for about the last 18 months.

Handles really nicely and gives a comfy stable ride.Have noticed though with full car and boot rear end tends to sit quite low ,hence why I was curious about HD rear springs as that is what Kilen 60037 claim to be .

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Omega General Help / Re: Suspension Options
« on: 02 January 2019, 08:45:21 »
Looking at the price of rear springs ,Kilen seem to be almost double the price of Sachs.?


Are they that much better or are the Sachs just std duty and the Kilen ..60037..heavy duty

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