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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: Today at 09:48:57 »
Rusty scrap is 125 ton
think someone needs to put the decimal point in the right place  ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: Yesterday at 18:55:03 »
quickest way ive ever found is to dose the nest with wd40, as its oil based they hate it,hover around for a few hours trying to get back in then off to the next place :y
Nah, petrol and match, all sorted in 15m
And the fire brigade wash away all the wasps with a high pressure hose  :y
Then, when you're out of hospital, you can start on rebuilding  ;D

Omega General Help / Re: rear judder
« on: 17 September 2018, 00:16:42 »
any chance of getting it on a lift to have a proper look ?

a failing prop coupling (donuts ether end of prop can tare),rear subframe donuts ,failing wheel bearing ,diff mounting,half shafts ,binding handbrake shoe ,wrong drive shaft, prop center bearing seized ,even a duff tyre
does it put 11s down when you give it beans ? confirm LSD

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 16 September 2018, 21:08:01 »
depends on your dash shade ?
something like this
but there are about 4 shades of grey/silver
I got the shade sent wrong BUT will paint it black anyway to match the stereo
if you want to keep steering wheel controls vol + - etc then choose wisely which head unit ,plus you may need a loom adapter
all simple plug and play stuff though mostly  :y
may be worth asking the previous owner if hhe has the radio code and car pass though for future use  :y 
gearbox fluid filter change is in the guide / help section , requires jacking up the car ,removing 2 gearbox sumps  ;)
filter is about 10, and 8.8 L of dex 3 can be had for 40

General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:12:28 »
Time to move Lizzie ,and not disclose on here where too  ;D
I live in high street Scotland BTW  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:09:58 »
Was part of the BL production line to wash/dip the body in salt water  :-\
because they rotted worse than vauxhalls
then you'd need to keep stopping to see if it was just a piece of trim falling off ,or something more serious  ;D

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 16 September 2018, 19:56:33 »
Welcome  :)
auto or manual ? if auto you should consider doing a gearbox fluid and filter change as you have no history  :y
cambelt you could check for play in tensioners but by the time you have it that far apart, a new belt kit would probably be wise and a water pump is very cheap too.
there are adaptor plates to convert a standard oblong double din to fit
(I did swap mine out ,for a cheap 7" touchscreen head unit so i could have reverse camera and DVR ,plus mp3 music collection)

there are more expensive android units available shaped to fit the omega  :y
would be wise to check over the underside of your new omega and get some rust prevention done  :y
there are plenty of guides and lots of helpful advice on here  :)

I don't think Thames Valley Police used 2.6 elites  ;D
probably base models modified to their requirements and built to spec as special order, no leather seats etc
or maybe i'm talking like a tango whiskey alpha tango  ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 18:03:43 »
One dark night, when nobody is looking..... :-X

The thread is about raising an omega off the ground for maintenance "Jacking"
NOT jacking one as in stealing one  ;D

It's very nice Lizzie , just don't let Ron borrow the key  :P

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 16 September 2018, 16:05:14 »
Very nice Lizzie  :)
don't see many NON star silver 3 omega B2  ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 15:02:14 »
you can but a stud that screws in to "hang" the wheel on while you stick a couple of bolts in,then remove it ,if it is a problem to you  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 16 September 2018, 14:56:02 »
It's a very annoying situation
lots of sellers don't bother to mark as dispatched ,so your left in limbo,
order another item from a different seller or hope it turns up,
then, end up with 2 ,because you did not want to take the chance  ::)
because a 10 item ,if not delivered ,or delivered past your deadline could cost time and money costing hundreds of pounds or massive inconvenience

then there are the sellers who just don't ever send the item
online shopping ,like many things in life is a gamble 

General Discussion Area / Re: OOF outage over weekend
« on: 16 September 2018, 14:22:24 »
Good on you TB for giving up your time at the weekend for this bunch of old ne'er do wells.  :)
I'm not old
But a big thank you to TB for taking the time  :y
also thanks to the MODs

General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 15 September 2018, 19:39:09 »
.......................after all that I said I am now frightened with all the recent comments on the forum about rusting sills that I will be definitely getting my profession body shop friend Lloyd to inspect / carry out any work necessary on the sills to make them 100%!! :o ::) :D :y

And the chassis rails Lizzie :y  ;D
any pics of you Omega ? can't seem to find any
sounds nice and a keeper,only 75k
thought I did well to find a low mile garaged example (recently i clocked 77,777)

Omega General Help / Re: O/s brake oscillation/fluctuation
« on: 15 September 2018, 17:15:59 »
Well done  :)
I like to remove the calipers and give everything a good clean ,lube slides etc just before MOT. gives you the opportunity to check all the suspension etc,identify any possible problems ,rust proof, and ensure the brakes are in tip top working order for the brake test .
Don't bury your head in the sand though, get them covers off and treat any rust ,if the sills or anywhere else is holed,at least you have 4 months to work out a solution  :y
a few hours work now could extend the life of your lovely comfy big vauxhall  ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Rusty wheel arch
« on: 14 September 2018, 19:49:13 »
Well put
I guess I'm an enthusiast
It was the same thing 10+ years ago when ebay was full of Carltons
many people got shot when repairs and rust meant doing work or spending money.
I had a 93 (which i had sat un-used for 2 years as a spare) but lost storage ,so the 93 car became my daily driver, and sadly I let 2 go for scrap. I stocked up on cheap used spares as they got broke and scrapped, plus service parts came down in price.
I also spent many hours each year cleaning and rust proofing the one remaining carlton , just said goodbye to it this year .
now there are very few carltons about , look on ebay
4 x 4 bangers and 1 x LC at only 99,950.00  :o

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