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General Discussion Area / 15 years and it seems like yesterday
« on: 30 January 2020, 15:52:35 »
15 Years ago today I lost several friends :(

Never forgotton, a small glass will be raised tonight in a slightly dusty atmosphere.......

RIP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Royal_Air_Force_Hercules_shootdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YVdeAsU_W8

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General Car Chat / Bridgestone Turanza T005
« on: 25 April 2019, 21:04:10 »
Bridgestone Turanza T005

Anyone know anything about these ? Seems they are A rated for wet and C rated for economy

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Omega Gallery / The end of an era approaches
« on: 24 April 2019, 21:40:36 »
The end of an era approaches, it'll be a sad day when she goes, but the replacement behaved impeccably this past weekend..... it's possible I've found an even better towcar than the Omega, which has been brilliant :)






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Do I feel any sympathy ?? Not in the slightest ....  :)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47843999


 :y :y :y

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Cars for Sale & wanted / 2001 3.2 Omega Elite with LPG
« on: 28 March 2019, 20:29:58 »
It is with much sadness that I announce the sale of the beast … warning.. photo heavy thread !

2001 3.2 Omega Elite – DV51 ONS -  MOT valid until 27 November 2019

177449 miles

      

      

      

This is a daily driver and is far from “pristine”, however for an 18 year old car with 177,000 miles she is in pretty good nick, I would say better than average.

3 Reasons for sale:  Most folks don’t know but back in January I had a nasty fall that ended up with 16 head stitches, cracked ribs, and severe bruising to back, pelvis and hips …  This has left me 1) Struggling to lift/load stuff into the top box when fitted and 2) REALLY struggling to do any work on or under the car due to mobility issues; add this to the fact that 3) She is now over 18 years and I cannot get European breakdown cover from anywhere – there is no way I’m doing 3 weeks in France with the “tintent” on the back without breakdown cover, so I’m afraid she has to go. Replacement is an estate so the lifting problems go, its only 5 years old, so the breakdown cover is solved, and the chances of me needing to work on it are hopefully very low !!

Bad Bits: MOT advisories from November 2018: 1) Corrosion on exhaust – it’s a stainless steel exhaust so the only corrosion is on the bolts at the flanges, no leaks at all 2) Oil sump corroded – very slight weep, doesn’t even drip. Replacement sump and sealant obtained but not fitted. 3) Corrosion near side rear chassis leg – not done but was pretty superficial .... planned to be a summer job but I’m not capable at the moment.

Sump (and heat shields) :

There is a noticeable “knocking” from the front left whilst on hard lock at slow speed (entering parking bay type of movement). Steering Idler, 2 x Track rod ends (complete) and 2 x Drop links purchased but not fitted.

Febi Idler; Meyle track rod ends; unbranded drop links 

NCDC 2013 SatNav CD holder does not read disks. New LASER obtained and a knackered unit on which to practice – still not done (CDC Multidisc player works fine).

    

Irmscher front skirt- has lost too many arguments with kerbs/speed bumps/potholes etc to be described as anything other than “used”. It has been repaired a few times but looks ok from a distance.

       

Front Passenger seat heating has failed.

2 sections of heat shield still to be replaced after handbrake cable change. (picture above with oil sump)

Both rear wheel arches starting to show signs of corrosion

   

more to come ......

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General Car Chat / The deed is done ... :(
« on: 28 March 2019, 19:52:44 »
The deed is done ... the beast has been replaced by ...   :'( :'( :'(



Most folks don’t know but back in January I had a nasty fall that ended up with 16 head stitches, cracked ribs, and severe bruising to back, pelvis and hips …  This has left me 1) Struggling to lift/load stuff into the top box when fitted and 2) REALLY struggling to do any work on or under the car due to mobility issues; add this to the fact that 3) She is now over 18 years and I cannot get European breakdown cover from anywhere – there is no way I’m doing 3 weeks in France with the “tintent” on the back without breakdown cover, so I’m afraid she has to go. Replacement is an estate so the lifting problems go, its only 5 years old, so the breakdown cover is solved, and the chances of me needing to work on it are hopefully very low !!

Only downside is it runs on truck fuel ...

Stand by for a lengthy advert, with lots of photos, in the for sale section   :'( :'( :'(

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General Car Chat / Omega replacement
« on: 24 March 2019, 19:12:23 »
My search for a suitable replacement for the beast is getting nowhere using the  saloon/petrol/rearwheel drive/self leveling/1800kgs kerbweight formula, so I'm considering an Audi Allroad ... main drawback is the fact it runs on ship fuel .. :(

Notwithstanding that, does anyone know anything about these ?? ie major problems/drawbacks, especially regarding suspension, gearbox and DPF ???

Ta muchly for any opinions .. :)

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General Discussion Area / Autobahnstormers
« on: 13 March 2019, 22:16:32 »
Info received tonight ...

"Today we have launched the Club's new, integrated Forum which is accessed directly from the club website and which will replace the existing Forum"

All you have to do is log in to the main website, done it and I'm in .. no topics yet .. but for those who have had trouble accessing the forum in the past it might help.

I understand the idea is :

What will happen to the existing phpBB Forum?

As mentioned earlier, those currently registered on the existing forum at www.autobahnstormers.org.uk/forum will have a couple of weeks to complete current threads, but the Forum will not accept any more new registrations.

After a couple of weeks the whole of the existing Forum will be switched to read-only mode and no more posts, replies or PMs will be possible.

All the posts and the history that the existing Forum holds will be retained and will be accessible to all paid-up Club members.


:)

OOPS .. wrong place .. Mods please move to General Car Chat    :)

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Omega General Help / Steering knocking
« on: 10 February 2019, 21:11:23 »
The old dear (car not Chris !!  :) ) has developed a clonking / knocking from the front left corner when doing slow speed, tightish, constant radius, turns , especially to the right, but also but to a lesser degree, to the left ... most noticeable when turning into parking bays etc. No noises when passing over sleeping policemen/speed humps/potholes etc.

My thinking from reading numerous past threads on here is that the droplinks need replacing ?? and I believe these are always done in pairs ?? Is a full geometry check needed post droplink change ??

Am I on the right track, or is it something completely different ?? I've had a poke around with a pry bar but I have no idea what I'm looking for and what is right compared to what is wrong !!

Any advice, as always, much appreciated

Nige


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General Car Chat / We know they can't fix cars but ....
« on: 30 January 2019, 21:52:04 »

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Omega General Help / Battery replacement
« on: 20 January 2019, 19:28:11 »
The six year old vauxhall battery in the beast (3.2 saloon) is telling me it's had enough ...  if I start the car every day it just about copes ... if I leave it 72 hours then a boost pack is needed :( ... even when "flat" - 12.1 volts offload - it thinks it is fully recharged - 12.7 volts offload - in less than 3 hours on a 4 amp charger ... which is mathematically impossible.

It was £76.00 (+ VAT) ... but reduced to £49.99 (VAT) on trade club ....  so not done too badly ..  :)

So, where is the best place, at the moment, to purchase a battery for a 2001 3.2 saloon, and why, oh why, does every battery manufacturer now use a different product code !! you can't even search google easily  as there appears to be no single reference number .. :(

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General Discussion Area / Almost beyond belief ...
« on: 08 January 2019, 17:19:39 »
.....  But I guess there is no accounting for total stupidity ... near the top of TB's cull list ?? 

:)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46795396

:)

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General Discussion Area / Some good news amongst the bad ....
« on: 17 December 2018, 13:42:31 »
Bloodhound project looks like it might be saved ..  :y :y

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-46591860

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General Car Chat / This could have got "interesting" ......
« on: 12 November 2018, 20:20:48 »
We've been in Londoninium over the weekend with the tin tent, left there this morning to come home, putting things away and hitching up was pretty damp inducing, both Mrs E and I got cold and wet .....  so as she does she puts on the seat heater to warm herself up ..........  :)

We are on the M25, I'm doing 60 mph (max whilst towing) nice and comfortable in lane 3 of the 4 lanes, overtaking  a posse of HGVs who appear to have speed differentials of 0.05 mph and continually overtake each other, when a smell of burning starts .....   followed by a loud expletive from Mrs E as she leans forward away from the backrest ... I glance down and smoke is starting to drift from the area of the small of her back !!!! ...   :(

Switch off the heated seat PDQ, and accelerate a tad to clear the HGVs, but being aware of doing anything daft with 1600Kgs of tin tent on the back, get clear of the outer truck and move into lane 2 ....  still 2 trucks to get past ... smell is not getting worse .... smoke appears to have stopped, but the seat back still feels VERY hot .. Mrs E is perched on the front edge of the seat by now .....   so I continue past the last two trucks and into lane 1 .. trying to decide if I need to stop on the hard shoulder (the most dangerous part of any motorway) ... but we continue as things are not getting worse ........

Eventually get to the next services and pull in to have a proper look ... there is a nice 50p sized scorch/burn mark, although the leather is not quite punctured, right on one of the seams where the small of her back would have been... so I think that seat heater is FUBAR... I'll work out how to isolate it tomorrow

Alls well that ends well ......  but .... if it hadn't of "gone out" so quickly...  or it had ignited fully / faster ... it would have been very tricky getting somewhere safe to evacuate .... especially as there was 60 litres of LPG in the boot at that moment ....   :(

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