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Looking for drivers side mirror for v6 CD, preferably in green, or spare holder with original convex mirror.

Omega General Help / Drivers side mirror glass fell out
« on: 20 August 2019, 20:15:14 »
I'd seen the glass fluttering at mway speed, thought not good, then day or so later parked in a bit where I put mirror in to avoid being hit by passing traffic and out it fell and cracked in 2 bits. I'm wanting to buy replacement but not sure if the fleabay ones have the bend in them for the blind spot. Can anyone recommend where to get good replacement?

I'm not sure if this had been replaced before as the backing plate looks almost like it's been burnt/chemical reaction or something, and there is a slight reflection in it like it was shiny plastic at one point.

Had a bit of trouble with battery the other day, had to get jump start, been ok since. Decided to test charging and battery standing voltage. Seem ok 12.5v and charging at about 14v. I then checked AC voltage and was getting 30v. Seems like the alternator is goosed perhaps, as is my understanding the output should be pure DC as the AC is rectified. Anyone done a similar test and what did they find. Model is 2.6 facelift.

General Car Chat / Pug 2008 no air con
« on: 07 July 2019, 17:14:23 »
Car's barely 2 years old, air-con gave us the ghost, anyone have one of these and know if it was something simple to fix? Going to take back to dealer any way as should still be fixable under warranty I would imagine, but just wondering what was the issue. I did notice a kind of hissing/sucking noise behind dash a couple of weeks ago when it was turned on, thinking maybe a vac pipe maybe loose or possible gas escape.

Has anyone else noticed this, if you look at chassis leg just under front floor just before the floor strengthener, it looks like there is water seeping out behind the underseal, there appears to be either a join or access hole there but it looks sealed over, so instead of rainwater escaping it is being trapped but slowly seeping out. Quite worrying as this would be a potential rot trap, and we know we could do without anymore of them on an Omega! Not sure if it's water seeping down from bulkhead drain and sitting inside chassis leg or water from the road being trapped behind underseal. I did notice it when car had been sitting but it had rained so assuming it's leaking down inside the chassis leg.

Omega General Help / Rear Brake Pads pins and rattle springs
« on: 26 May 2019, 19:20:08 »
Anyone know if the springs and pins come with the brake pad kits? I've got a mechanic friend getting me rear discs and pads at discount out of local factor, I think it's Apec pads/discs. I already bought a delphi pack of springs and pins in anticipation of them not being in thhe brake pack, but they are for the solid disc by the look of it, pins too short and rattle springs too small.

Might just buy a set to be safe rather than sorry. Do these look correct ones?

It says listed for a 2.6 up to 2003 but they delphi pack I bought listed them as for this model but they obviously weren't. What a pain in the tits these springs and pins are!

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Eco mode not worky
« on: 29 January 2019, 13:32:08 »
As per title, the light doesn't come on display when I press eco mode button, what should I check?

General Discussion Area / Burt Reynolds RIP
« on: 06 September 2018, 21:02:18 »
Just seen on the news there. Feel like watching Smokey and the Bandit just one more time! Must of watched it over 100 times when I were a lad.

General Car Chat / Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 16 August 2018, 20:34:14 »
Spotted quite a few old motors whilst out in the Algarve, rust isn't an issue out here, hence plenty of Vxs kicking about! Also one or two spots from home - no idea why pics are so big, made them all smaller before uploading:

Spotted here:


Wondering if anyone knows how I can fix this. I have Sony Experia mobile and in a call if I turn on the loudspeaker the sound just mutes when I do that. Pretty annoying having to plaster the phone to my head and if there is any background noise I can't hear what is being said.

Cheers for any tips. I've tried all the usual stuff in call settings, and phone is up to date software etc.

Omega General Help / Heard metallic clink on sharp corner
« on: 08 July 2018, 23:09:16 »
Hi Guys

2.6 02 saloon

Was cornering right hand bend the other day, it's a short sharp one, more of a sort of L bend for a mway on ramp, and took it a bit "keen" and then heard what I can only describe as a metallic clink sound, the noise was more "outside" rather than hearing it through the cabin; I had window down so heard it clearly outside. Haven't inspected anything as of yet and don't see anything visual like sagging from broken spring or anything, nor is handling any different or any other noises apparent, so going to have a look. Anyone had a similar experience and found what it was, or suggestions what to check etc.



Omega General Help / Drain torque converter
« on: 04 July 2018, 07:39:23 »
I am thinking of changing box oil soon and reading the guide seen that only 5 litres got removed from a possible 8. Does tc also have a drain plug? Don't see point in leaving 3 litres of old oil in there.

General Discussion Area / Odd goings on with new PC
« on: 28 June 2018, 19:35:38 »
I've just inherited a Packard Bell M3700 integrated desktop, basically a big screen with a computer inside. It has this on screen touchpad thing which I don't need and it sits quietly in the top corner of the screen. It also has this peculiar problem where the mouse is jumping about the screen, right clicking and doing weird stuff. It also seems to change the tabs and if I am typing the cursor just disappears as if it had clicked off the screen' it's happened about 8 times while typing this. It also seemed to refresh this page when I was typing this out so had to type all again.

I've tried virus/malware scan, done all the updates, checked another mouse, turned off all the usual guff that was running in the background and it is still doing it. I even tried running in safe mode but was still doing it. I am going to try running virus scan in safe mode as I had that before on another PC where the virus could hide itself from the scanner in normal windows mode.

In the meantime any other things I can check?



General Car Chat / car parts connexion closed
« on: 05 June 2018, 23:14:24 »
Boo hoo where we goning to get cheap dealer ex-stock now?

That'll be that damn PSA takeover probably! Have noticed a lot of parts suddenly becoming obsolete since that takeover - coincidence?

Omega General Help / Air con low pressure pipe hot
« on: 24 May 2018, 22:22:37 »
Hi, i've got a good pressure in my AC now and compressor kicked in but 1) no cool air and 2) the low pressure pipe is quite warm to touch, the HP pipe is burning, I know the HP gets hot but I don't think it should be burning hot and the LP should be cold. Any thoughts?

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