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Omega General Help / Re: Windscreen washer sensor
« on: 19 September 2018, 23:30:22 »
Refitted correct way up? although almost impossible to get wrong...

Plug refitted fully?

Not much else to go wrong with it ;y

That was my initial first thought. Shall I pull it out & try it the other way up? Iíll have too be quick though😀

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Omega General Help / Windscreen washer sensor
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:42:21 »
Pulled out the sensor on the back of the washer tank, too drain all the old screen wash out. Refilled to max, now getting low washer fluid warning on dash?

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Omega General Help / Re: extra load tyre pressure question
« on: 04 September 2018, 22:37:52 »
Full load for a Desmond saloon is 36/42... Which is significantly higher than 32...

This is your most likely problem, although tired shocks won't help matters... ;)
Pumping them up higher won't improve handling, in fact quite the opposite.  However, its a necessary evil to protect the tyre.

My CDX has extra load tyres all around. I rarely carry anything & it is normally only me in the car. Have put the fronts to 32psi & the rear to 34psi, as recommended in the thread. Car feels more stable & better traction. Does a higher psi help fuel consumption in urban driving?
Yes. In a word.

At the correct pressures, (full load pressures even more so), the tyre circumference and profile remains more stable, reducing rotational drag. The trade off however at full load pressure, is that unless the car is carrying some weight, the centre of the tread will wear more quickly.

Thanks for the reply. Am I right in saying the tyres normally wear at the edges first, due too the toe in on Omegaís?

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Omega General Help / Re: extra load tyre pressure question
« on: 04 September 2018, 21:41:10 »
Full load for a Desmond saloon is 36/42... Which is significantly higher than 32...

This is your most likely problem, although tired shocks won't help matters... ;)
Pumping them up higher won't improve handling, in fact quite the opposite.  However, its a necessary evil to protect the tyre.

My CDX has extra load tyres all around. I rarely carry anything & it is normally only me in the car. Have put the fronts to 32psi & the rear to 34psi, as recommended in the thread. Car feels more stable & better traction. Does a higher psi help fuel consumption in urban driving?

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Omega General Help / Re: Both wipers very slow
« on: 23 July 2018, 23:37:59 »
I assumed that both wipers, have their own motors? What I was saying, my passenger wiper linkage broke, so the wiper wouldnít move. The drivers wiper & motor were fine, so I could still drive it. Had to get a replacement wiper assembly including motor for the MOT. Since it was fitted, the replacement has been noisy, you can hear the motor/rods going in & out. The original drivers wiper/motor has been slower ever since the passenger wiper assembly was changed. Now both wipers are unusable.

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Omega General Help / Re: Both wipers very slow
« on: 21 July 2018, 14:21:03 »
hi. you have ball joints on the end of the arms that see nothing but rubbish from the road. good greasing with spray grease is good. th motor will need a strip down though.
you need to remove the wiper arms and then the plastic panel underneath. 2-3 torques bit screws. place on n/s due to washer pipe.
4 x 8 mm bolts and an electrical connection(easily removed) and it will need a bit of tenderness towards the o/s to pull off the pin(you will see it at the back of the motor on a rubber) and then will come free.. easier than it sounds. then strip and lubricate.
Very easy to do. sounds harder than it is. I did mine when i changed the heater control valve. did the valve and the wiper system in under 3 hours....

Passenger motor had failed, got a used one of eBay for MOT, back in February. It has always been slower & noisier than the original drivers motor. That probably did need the motor lubricated before it was fitted. Donít understand why the drivers motor has slowed too the speed of the passenger one?

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Omega General Help / Re: Both wipers very slow
« on: 20 July 2018, 22:21:25 »
Maybe the first thing i would do is lubricate the arms.  when i did my heat exchanger valve i was very surprised to find how dry they were.
good place to start before thinking of the motor which in the past i have lubricated many and found they worked much better as the manufacturer does not want them to last so do not offer much lubrication from new.
Hope this helps..

What should I use to lubricate the arms? Regarding the motors, I assume you would have to remove the wiper mechanism from the car to lubricate the motors?

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Omega General Help / Both wipers very slow
« on: 20 July 2018, 20:18:18 »
Even on high speed, they are terribly slow. Let alone, trying to use screen wash. Any ideas?

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Try a reset as per handbook/guide :y

Cheers. Definitely much cooler rear & footwells, after reset.

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Any ideas? Set at low and face/foot wells.

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Omega General Help / Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« on: 08 May 2018, 23:10:25 »
Had new rear tyres a couple of weeks ago. Is it the rears which havenít been balanced properly? Or the fronts?

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Omega General Help / Re: Mot
« on: 11 April 2018, 23:18:34 »
Well done. Mine too. Just a couple of rear tyres. £225 including MOT. Canít complain for another year. Enjoy.

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Would a spray of WD40 on the arm from the motor help? eBay part to pass MOT, as the previous motor had failed.

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Omega General Help / Snow performance
« on: 28 February 2018, 23:17:39 »
Got mine out, stuck in snow, using snow mode on auto box. Was surprised being rear wheel drive. How do other owners find the Omega in snow/ice?

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Omega General Help / Re: Quick saloon bumper reattacment
« on: 21 September 2017, 23:08:49 »
Job jobbed.


We share the same rust spot on the boot😀 a common problem for facelift Omegaís?

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