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General Discussion Area / Re: Tough decision
« on: Today at 14:38:52 »
I've given up eating steak.

 I'm  lucky if I get one in ten that is truly tender. :-\

Our local farm shop does excellent steaks. :y  At a price though.  ::)

Supermarket steak has to have the crap beaten out of it with a 16lb sledgey to make it remotely spreadable.  :(  ::)
Can't you buy beef paté :-\

If I get called out, happy days...  :D

General Discussion Area / Re: 48 letters delivered?
« on: Today at 14:36:54 »
Fortunately, or otherwise, this is still a democracy and not a military state, aka dictatorship. Thank God.

Regrouping and putting everything on hold is neither workable, nor legal.

With or without an agreed deal, we are leaving the EU on 29th March 2019.

Accept this, by whatever means necessary, and move on... Hopefully forwards with the rest of us. There's a good lass.

Currently spending the day running around in a snow plough...

Which is nice 8)

General Car Chat / Re: Autodata....
« on: Today at 07:54:12 »
Oh yes ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Autodata....
« on: Today at 03:34:25 »
When it goes, I'll bring the A Class up to you so you can change the starter on that :y

Only two bolts and you can get a finger on it...

...once you've pulled the inlet manifold or dropped the engine ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Battery removal
« on: Today at 03:30:30 »
Have you got the radio code you will need this if you disconnect the battery.

On a facelift???
Depends on the radio fitted ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Replacement Xenon bulbs
« on: Today at 03:29:23 »
Replacement of the bulbs is a mechanic job, due too the voltage?
Easiest done with the headlights removed... this is because you have three small torx screws to undo within the unit in order to remove the bulb cover and access isn't great in situ.

Takes 15 minutes a side including removing/refitting the headlights and a cup of tea :y

Thanks all for the assistance. re-fitting the lower ams and tightening bolts on the ground and changing the idler arm just for the hell of it. Trying to find a place to set the geometry which is posing a bit of a problem. ... All the help is greatly appreciated.
The arms will need replacing* not refitting as the bushes get trashed the instant the car is put back on its wheels if tightened before lowering.

Re alignment, any motorsports companies locally or Porsche etc specialists? :-\

Also, give Wheels in Motion a call... They have affiliates around the UK... :y

*incidentally, the arms can technically be refitted... Once the front bushes have been renewed.

Dealer purchase removes any confusion  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Strange Insignia service stamp
« on: Yesterday at 19:00:07 »
Dichtung is a seal/gasket...

Motortausch is engine replacement, dichtung adds seal to the end of that... Engine replacement seal...

An accompanying bill would help clarify, even if it's just a list of part numbers...

Gearbox oil been changed, so could be crank seal replaced  :-\

Will work backwards with imagination  ;)

That said, it won't wind in with the handbrake even slightly applied...

Omega General Help / Re: Replacement Xenon bulbs
« on: Yesterday at 01:28:56 »
My go to replacement xenon bulbs :y

OK... A bit frosty if not plain hostile.

This is my first interaction on this forum and not quite the friendly, we don't bite feeling I was expecting. I will relate this to my diligent gimp mechanic. I'm sure he'll be impressed.
I did say either/or...

Guess I'll have to look elsewhere for an answer.....


Omega front wishbones must be fitted following the correct procedure, part of which includes tightening the front bolts with the car on its wheels. Not doing this will damage them very quickly
About two days for the bushes, followed about five days later by the front tyres. Net result: car drives like a drunk iceskater.

Omegas are very sensitive to incorrect wheel alignment. Altering any of the settings without correcting the alignment of all four wheels will make the car drive abominably
See above...

This is such a common problem that the forum should send every new member a post stating it.
Stick around, we'll grow on you
Also, re the seat...

Does it clonk when the switch is pressed? If yes, sit in the seat and try rocking the seat as you pressed the button alternatingly. Should free up after a few goes... Heat won't solve anything... The support bushing is nylon iirc and won't appreciate being melted  ;)

Hello, and welcome btw :y

Arms not fitted correctly... Bolts not tightened with the wheels on the ground...

Geometry not set after arm change/set up by a blind gimp...

Address both. Correctly and report back  :y

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