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Omega General Help / auto box pipes to radiator banjo torque value
« on: 17 February 2019, 19:28:27 »
Can anybody tell me the torque for the gearbox pipe banjo to radiator on a 02 2.6? Also can the same O ring be used? Last question can the bagpipes including vac tank come out as one, once the two black vac pipes that goto back of engine are undone?

Thanks
Addy

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Omega General Help / 1995 2ltr 16V CONTITECH Timing belt problem
« on: 05 February 2019, 17:20:43 »
Can anyone tell me why the Contitech timing belt CT870, which came in the full Contitech kit CT870K1, will not fit on my Omega 2ltr, the kit is the right one for my model car. It is as if it is too small, the tensioner is set as it should be, Allen key piece at 7oclock pointer by waterpump. If I pull the right side as looking at front of engine tight, it seems as if the belt sits on the peaks on the cam but they are timed correct. If I fit it as per instructions clockwise, it will not go on, as too tight. It is driving me mad.

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Omega General Help / Camshaft replacement
« on: 18 January 2019, 12:18:22 »
I am refitting the exhaust and inlet cams, Haynes manual says make sure No1 cylinder lobe is up, when I do that timing marks will be out The writeup off this Site for Headgasket replacement says put them at TDC, I cannot get them to stay at TDC. I never removed cam sprockets so they are correct. Also removed cams one at a time, along with carriers, and wrapped in seperate marked boxes, so not wrong way round. Here is a pic of exhaust Timing mark position now against rocker cover. Could it have something to do with me cleaning out the lifters, they do compress and spring, they also went back into the places they came from. Can anyone see anything I have missed or should it do this? Thanks for any help, it's driving me mad  :'(

Exhaust timing marks.


No1 lobe of Exhaust cam


exhaust cam

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Omega General Help / Headlight Query
« on: 12 January 2019, 18:28:36 »
I have been having problems with the drivers side dip beam, so decided to check it today. The circled one is what the query is about. Is this the correct one for Halogen, how does the H1 bulb fit and stay in if it is, I have a black ring but the bulb doesn't fit it falls straight through, so rigged up somehing to hold the bulb in it. There is a brown and yellow cable with spade connectors on. Brown for earth yellow live but nothing to fit the earth to, so had to make a patch cable up. The person who owned it before me did the bodge, The headlight switch has headlight height adjustment, not like the one I had on my old 2003 cdx which were self levelling. The previous owner had fitted a H1 Bulb into it I just tidied it up.

It is a 2002 CD
Thanks for any help.


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Omega General Help / Hydraulic lifters
« on: 28 December 2018, 12:41:05 »
The wifes headgasket went on her 1995 2ltr Omega. I have put it all back together, having had the head checked. I have been trying to clean the lifters as in the maintenance guide, but don't seem to be getting much of the mayo out caused by the HG fail. Is there away to dismantle them for a better word, so that I can do a proper clean, there is probably years of old oil in there aswell? The piston doesn't seem to want to move in and out as if still gunked, even after spending ages on just one. Or any other suggestions to try, I don't have a compressor to blow them out.

Thanks for any help.
Addy


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Would anyone know the torque values for the three bolts, that hold the bracket with the egr and distributor on, to the cylinder head?  It is for a 1995 2ltr.

The black circles in the picture show the bolts I mean.



Thanks in advance for any help.
Addy

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Omega General Help / Should X20XEV HEAD BE SKIMMED
« on: 27 November 2018, 13:01:09 »
I have removed the head on the wifes 1995 2ltr (X20XEV) Omega, due to a knackered head gasket. The reason why I am asking if the head should be skimmed, is that some Vauxhall technical documents say not to, but everybody who have had gaskets go say get it skimmed. I can check the head surface with a straight edge, but cannot find the maximum allowed tolerance for it. If anyone has the measurement, I would be gratefull. Is there any other measurement I can also check beforehand incase it has been skimmed before I got it? I don't want to get it skimmed, if told it is safe to do only to find it has been done before and the head becomes no good.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Addy

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Omega General Help / Write up for removal of a 2ltr cylinder head.
« on: 30 October 2018, 11:03:13 »
Hi sorry to bother everyone.  But I was wandering if anyone can help? The wife had her car trailered home last night, with a head gasket fail, looked this morning mayo is in the rocker cover and dipstick.  I would like to do the gasket change myself. I have read and re read the Haynes manual, but it jumps all over the place and isn't very helpfull. Has anybody done a writeup, for a 2lt DOHC X20XEV, Head removal. It is in a 1995 model.  If not what is the easiest way to do it? Also would a couple of oil changes,then dropping the sump remove the sludge.

Thanks in advance, for any help. It is gratefully appreciated.

Addy

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Omega General Help / Compression test
« on: 28 October 2018, 09:21:45 »
What fuse/s and or relay/s, do I have to remove to do a compression test on a 1995 2.0lt so it doesn't try to start.

Thanks

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Omega General Help / Help needed Please
« on: 27 October 2018, 12:51:36 »
Admin please could you move if in wrong place. Thank you.

I know it might be a long shot, but is anyone near to Darlington, that would be happy to take a look at the wifes car?  I am in Scotland and unable to get there.  She is losing coolant, but cannot see from where. I am not sure if it is the dreaded Heater Bypass Valve or something worse, like Head Gasket.  It is a 1995 2ltr.  She is panicking because she has to be home on Monday. I have told her not to drive it. If anyone can help, I would be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance
Addy

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Omega General Help / 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 08 October 2018, 11:10:35 »
It's along shot, but can you still get the old style fobs, that are seperate to the key. I am looking for a spare one, as the wife keeps loosing hers. It is just 2 buttons. If you can does anyone know what the part number is? Itlooks similar to this.



Thanks for the help.

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Omega General Help / Wheel play at 9 and 3 oclock
« on: 13 August 2018, 11:03:52 »
Can anyone answer this for me, I have looked online but get different answers.  When the front wheel is off the ground I can wobble the front wheel, when at 9 and 3, with the wheel off I can move the brake disc at 9 and 3. There is no movement at 12 and 6 with the wheel on. Does this point to ball joints, top and bottom or wheel bearing?

Any help appreciated.
Addy

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Hi Daz

Could you send me your tel no again please? Also the best time to ring you.

Thanks
Addy

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Omega General Help / Throttle body for X20XEV
« on: 23 July 2018, 17:34:11 »
Hi can anyone help me? I am trying to find out if the throttle body off any year 2.0 16V engine, will fit my wifes 1995 2.0 16V engine, with automatic gearbox and no Cruise control? I am looking to get one to do up then swap it, with hers. I have found one off a 2000 model, but the person said he cannot gaurantee it will fit. This is the one I am looking at.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-OMEGA-2-0-PETROL-2000-THROTTLE-BODY-90661-0-280-122-001/362375697964

Thanks in advance for any help.
Addy

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Here's a strange one for everyone. Maybe someone might be able to answer it for me? The Central locking fuse on the wifes 1995 CD Estate keeps blowing randomly, it works for a couple of days then just blows the fuse. The central locking doesn't seem stiff locking and unlocking no problem. A while ago it had the lazy locking symptom on the drivers door, but after spraying the locks and motor with lubricant (it was the none sticky type), it worked OK and still seems to be, it just keeps blowing the fuse, random now. My thought is that even though the locking motor is working, it is on its way out so causing a overload. does this sound reasonable? Other people have suggested maybe the heating element is shorting, as it is on the same fuse. The heated seats haven't been on due to the hot weather, so would the fuse still blow if they are not on? What wires to the drivers and passenger seat do I have to disconnect to see if it stops blowing the fuse? The lights flash when pressing the fob, just doesn't lock, check fuse and it's blown. It has the correct rated fuse.

All help is appreciated.

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