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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Poor headlights, 2001 2.2DTI
« on: 14 November 2018, 17:37:35 »
Nothing elsewhere on the circuit can cause the bulbs to run hotter providing they are not getting more than 14.5v approx and they are standard bulbs
.if there was a resistance somewhere in the circuit it would lower the voltage at the bulb and not get as hot. I would replace the bulbs and connectors and check alternator If ii were you.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Poor headlights, 2001 2.2DTI
« on: 13 November 2018, 17:20:37 »
The standard connector is capable of withstanding the heat from the bulb so I would check that no one has put higher wattage ones in or that the alternator isnít over voltage.
Once the connector gets weak on the terminals that can create more heat that will destroy them in no time.
Ceramic replacements are available but shouldnít realy be needed if all is well.

Hopefully it will be fine
.its a common thing to happen and can be in worst cases the loop thatís got weaker / thinner due to rust or the end lip on the cable thatís rusted away a bit making it smaller and thus easier to slip through.

General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 15:16:32 »
Its all definately a matter of personal taste.ive driven many a modern/ nearly new car and found them all very much of a boss has had bmw,audi and mercs and to be honest they all felt harsh and uninspiring to be in.thry were all large saloons.
Same goes for smaller stuff like astras fiestas vws etc. All seem fine to do what they are designed to do but again no character.sure do a long journey in something modern and you may well get there with no aches and pains but would i feel as if id actually enjoyed the drive ?  Most likely not.

Now if i were to go to northumerland for example in a hc viva or mk1 cav i would thoroughly enjoy the journey .the cav especially having a near perfect driving position and handling and obviously the omega too for unrivalled comfort.

Please remeber thou that this is MY opinion. Most of my friends would think the entire opposite to me and thry are not wrong as such ,just thats what they prefer.

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 18 September 2018, 15:04:35 »
Exactly .and as i said earlier no disrespect to either type of owner.
To be honest i tend to hang onto and maintain all the things i own that i wish to keep (because i like them/want to /prefer to another type etc)and will just do whatever they need as time goes on. This is why i still have my cars,my hifi,my old phone ,my crt tv's etc. ! !

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 17:33:25 »
Yes seconded.fantastic example and does look good in that colour.thats not to say star silver ones dont because they do its just that its nice seeing them in a different colour.if that all makes sense.
You can tell from looking at your car lizzie that it has and will be maintained in as near "as new" condition as it can be and we know its because YOU want to. Thats the best and only reason there should be.
Sometimes its a personal challenge,sometimes its to be proud of something and sometimes its to show off a bit( as the bandit was commented on by frog" you do do it well !" ) rip burt.....
But its slways a great feeling to drive around in a car thats still alive because of your own efforts and abilities that others may have let go to scrap years ago due to neglect. After all they all start off immaculate !

Ps. I bet terry never knew what thread he was starting here !  !

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 10:33:57 »
Probably when it stops being enjoyable .

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 15 September 2018, 17:58:05 »
Dont get me wrong i wouldnt criticise either types of owner and to someone who cannot do their own repairs and cannot afford a garage to do it would in most cases end up with the car being written off .(unless they had a friend who would help/do it for free) the car would then survive to live another day.nothing is unrepairable to the most devoted owner exept obviously a burnt out shell or badly accident damaged one.and even then there are exeptions i suppose.
Personally i would repair most things rather than replace .its just the way i was brought up. You get something you like/want.look after it and keep it until you find something you want better or otherwise !.

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 14 September 2018, 18:45:17 »
I think what it seems to come down to with any car (usually older ones) is that there are two types of owner distinctly.
Type 1 who runs an older car (be it omega or whatever)because it is cheap luxury motoring and you can get a lot of features for your money.they are used purely as transport and will be scrapped when any repair costs /mot become financially unrealistic..they will be maintained in a safe roadworthy manner until no longer extensive welding or engine repairs will write the car off.
Then there is type 2. Someone who runs a car because they want to run that particular car.these are the enthusiasts. They will maintain the car regardless of cost with no intention of ever selling it.any car (with maybee some exceptions ?)can be made to last indefinately.after all if you can take a rusty shell from a field that hasnít seen the road in years and restore it then maintaining a running car should be a piece of cake.sure it will be doubt need welding as the years go by ,engine work ,paint,etc etc but itís all doable.
There are most likely owners of both types on here and maybee some in between and there are no laws saying you canít do either so we will !
I have vehicles,some of which Iíve owned over 30 years and will never part with. My omega will probably be one of them!
Omegas will be the classics of the future just like everyday cars from the past are now. When everyone was driving a new Morris minor they wouldnít have thought they would become future classics either

Omega General Help / Re: Sticky switches!
« on: 09 September 2018, 13:03:30 », no not Volvo! Still getting rid of Omega bits! You OK Chris??

hi colin .yes fine thanks. May be contacting you later if you have a cheap bonnet or know of anyone who has a grotty one for free ! . Reason will all be revealed !  !

Omega General Help / Re: Xenon light front suspension height sensor
« on: 09 September 2018, 12:52:49 »
Silly question but i assume the warning message only comes on if the sensor or any part of its electrical connection is faulty. It would not come on if the arm had just popped off would it ?

Omega General Help / Re: Sticky switches!
« on: 08 September 2018, 16:22:17 »
Hi colin. I take it you are talking volvo here or have you got youself another omega ?

Omega General Help / Re: Creaking steering column bearing
« on: 03 September 2018, 23:05:02 »
Anti roll bar drop links can also creak when turned

General Car Chat / Re: Faulty Tyre?
« on: 24 August 2018, 16:16:39 »
Thing thats making me wonder thou is,,,,, how does a tyre suddenly go down on its own quickly and then show no signs of a puncture or rim damage etc ,,and then can be  blown back up and stay up ?   A hole cannot repair itself so you would be thinking a rim leak.either the tyre has moved away from the rim by either rubbing a curb or enthusiastic cornering but either way its unusual.
See what they say tommorow but it would be nice to see them changed

General Car Chat / Re: Faulty Tyre?
« on: 23 August 2018, 11:42:36 »
2 tyres suddenly went down for no obvious reason.
1 of those now with eggs in it .
Rest of tyres SEEM ok ? . All same tyres.
I think i would definately going back to have a nice polite word with the tyre place you got them and getting them swapped for a different set/ different make ?  Surely they would agree with you and wouldnt want to be responsible for the carnage that could have happenned. .?
Its a bit too much of a co incidence .2 tyres for no reason ?

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