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General Discussion Area / Site slow to load pages ??
« on: 23 October 2020, 13:27:17 »
Is it just me or is the site slow to load pages today ?? Get a blank screen and "connecting" for around 12-15 seconds before a page displays. Don't think its me or the VPN as all otehr sites seem to work normally.

Just a heads up for TB really ...

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General Discussion Area / Site very slow to load pages
« on: 13 August 2020, 15:20:26 »
Anyone else finding the site pages very slow to load, and the smilies all show errors?? .... the page data at the bottom shows pages loading in milliseconds .. but in practice there is a long time sitting showing "connecting", especially to images.omegaowners.com

Tried 3 different browsers (FF / Chrome / Edge ) and two seperate systems ..  ( PC / laptop ) .. so if its just me it must be the router, but all other sites load fine

:(


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Test Zone / Brave browser test
« on: 29 June 2020, 12:20:32 »
:)  :(

well they work !!

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General Car Chat / Fuel additives...
« on: 29 May 2020, 11:15:25 »
Hi... remember I know nowt about these odd diesel engines ..... this is the first one I've ever had in 50 odd years of petrol head enjoyment !! This is a 3.0 turbo V6 Allroad

Due to the present covid crisis, the beast is getting very few drives, and those that do occur are shortish - max about 10-15 miles, and that is going the long way round to get to the few places I must get to !! otherwise , for health reasons, we simply don't go out.

Everything I read tells me that short trips are bad for most bits of this engine from the Turbo through to the Cat to the DPF .. but I have no choice at the moment.

I am considering using a fuel additive in an attempt to reduce any problems, and the best I seem to find is "Archoil AR6400-D Max Professional" which claims to fix all the problems mentioned.

Question then, for you guys who "know" these things ... is this a "snakeoil" type claim .. or do these additives work ?? Is it likely to cause any damage or other problems to this engine ?? Is there anything else I should know/be aware of before going down this track ??

Regards and stay safe .... 

Nige

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / V6 Timing Kit
« on: 13 April 2020, 14:18:54 »



AST 4145    SAAB/OPEL/GM V6 Petrol timing tools

No longer needed so someone who can use it had better have it !!

Does £40.00 plus postage sound OK to everyone ???

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General Discussion Area / Online meetings
« on: 28 March 2020, 01:05:48 »
As the secretary of an organisation involved with tin-tents, our monthly committee meetings have all been cancelled by the school we use .... I've put everything off for this month but we'll need to do things from May onwards... I'm looking for advice on ideas for the best way forwards .....  we can sort most urgent matters/things out by email (we have our own domain/email system) but it takes time and requires everyone to actually check their emails !! Some committee members are not the most computer literate folks going ....

I'm thinking of trying to set up a timed video conference to replace the meetings and wonder if any of the resident experts on these things have any advice ... my thoughts are ..

Zoom .... fairly easy to set up and if I "host" the meeting I can control some aspects .. but the free version is limited to 40 minutes

Skype ... also easy but the free version is a max of 5 connections and I need 12 if everyone joins in

Microsoft Teams ... not free ... free version takes you to Skype so we go around in circles ....

Are there any other decent free conferencing software solutions I've missed ?? 

ta muchly

E

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General Discussion Area / F(errari) I(nternational) A(ssistance)
« on: 04 March 2020, 11:44:09 »
I see the FIA are in trouble again due to their continued reluctance to stand up to Ferrari ....

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51736247

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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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