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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: Yesterday at 18:18:55 »

All Hdi Picasso's are Turbo equipped :y
I did not know that  :-[
with no intercooler , and no hope of ever getting to the back of the engine  ;D
It is a very good engine
just the rest of the car that's pants  :D



The 2.0 Hdi 90 never got an intercooler,the 110bhp version did but was never fitted to the picasso,the later 1.6Hdi was available with both outputs :y

 i'm not buying any more crapassos ,even if the engine has 10 million BHP  ;D
I know of a good low mile one ,just had the water pump and full cam belt kit done etc if your interested
just needs a gearbox ,clutch,wiring looms  :P

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: Yesterday at 13:43:38 »

All Hdi Picasso's are Turbo equipped :y
I did not know that  :-[
with no intercooler , and no hope of ever getting to the back of the engine  ;D
It is a very good engine
just the rest of the car that's pants  :D

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: drivers door mechanism
« on: 17 July 2018, 12:42:03 »
Hi,
Thanks for your reply, yes really scary when door suddenly swings open. Have tried vauxhall dealers and they dont do them any more. Have rang various dealers and cant seem to get one. Will keep trying.
Cheers.
Try Nigel at omegas52 , give him a ring  :y
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/omegas52?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: 17 July 2018, 12:35:21 »


radio works (had to put the code in the cdr500  as it has a brand new battery )
roof ariel was missing ,but the replacement was about 4 delivered
still gets radio 1 fine till the ariel arrives , much to the annoyance of the zaf owner/family member
(who's over 70 ,listens to local radio shyte,rather than what noises his car is making  :()

SOP for us pensioners. ::)

I don't know what "SOP" is  :-\ guessing not good  :-\
If you found my comment offensive , I'm sorry  :(
I was not trying to disrespect ALL c̶o̶f̶f̶i̶n̶ ̶d̶o̶d̶g̶e̶r̶s̶ older drivers , just my relative
who drives back from the clutch cowboys second failed attempt, listening to the radio  ::)
rather than  what noise the clutch and gearbox are making


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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: 17 July 2018, 10:10:39 »
All the 100bhp ones are Y20DTH ;). But there are 2 different variants.

Do Halfords still do service parts like filters? Thought they had stopped.

Just 100 ponies  :o :o :o

Don't think I could ever drive something with so few horses under the bonnet.  ;D ;D  :P :P

Given how old it is, could have lost a few and have around 90!  :o
I'm not worried about the 100 BHP , or even 90 BHP because the crapasso was only 90 BHP to start with (non turbo 2.0 HDi 100k miles) plus I won't be driving it on a regular basis
with a new turbo core, good service,105 k on the clock , i doubt it will be far off 100 anyway
plus, it's for an OAP ,doubt he does many street races for pink slips  :y

My car had 90 when it left the factory 28 years ago. Dread to think how many have escaped during its 239,000 miles.  ;D
The secret is to get up to speed and then don't slow down if you can possibly avoid it.  :)
Indeed , my omega v6 carries lots of tools etc ,and is a heavy lard arse lump to begin with , so i "get up to speed and then don't slow down if I can possibly avoid it."  :y
plus , them brake pad things cost money  ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Zafira A 2.0 DTi service
« on: 16 July 2018, 19:54:33 »
I must admit, the anti corrosion used on the Zaffy-A seems so much better than that on a similar aged Omega.  You don't see many rusty ones.

My 2002 model seems to be solid enough underneath.
yes , I was surprised how rust free the zafira was for a 15 year old car
also , disappointed with the p155 poor job opel did at rust proofing my newer omega
i'm improving on the rust proofing on the omega
i will wax oil the chasis legs,cills etc on the zafira too 

that intake clog you had was shocking  :o

the zafira has done over 300 mlles so far without issue  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 July 2018, 18:36:25 »
If you park any Omega for more than a week without disconnecting the battery*, expect to have to jump it.

But, do this more than four or five times, and you can expect to be buying a new battery.

* The caveat is to be sure that the key works in the driver's door lock and do not double lock it with the remote...
Most Standard Elites can easily withstand 3-4 weeks if all is in good working order, and the power sounder is in the bin. Lesser models should be a little bit better.
my CDX sat from 24th march to 18th may ,(8 weeks ) started first key  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 July 2018, 01:53:48 »
Checked coolant level and it hadn't dropped from yesterday so hopefully a good sign :y So went for a start to bleed the system and the battery was too flat to start it :'( This damn car is fighting me every step of the way >:( In fairness though it has been stood for 3-4wks and when I did the Volvo radiator and the oil cooler change on the Omega the boot has been open most of the time[for the tools and keeping bits safe/out of the way]and the boot light doesn't go off like the interior lights do so it's my fault as I should have known/expected the battery to go flat.Ah,well job for another day.

sounds like your 99% there  :)

 ̶f̶l̶a̶t̶t̶e̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶t̶t̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶t̶ ̶o̶p̶e̶n̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶o̶l̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶s̶

letting the battery run down , so it can have a nice long trickle charge back to full health is something many of us do  :y
keep up the good work  ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Had a call from EDF yesterday
« on: 16 July 2018, 01:41:58 »
There does seem to be in interest just recently in "renewable energy sources"
trying to reduce "global warming "
if it was warmer in winter , we would use less electricity  ::)
the amount of energy ,carbon footprint ,to make solar panels and batteries ,transport them thousands of miles ,fit them ,
seems daft ,in a country with coal under our feet
the coal powered power stations had been fitted with catalytic converters , reducing emissions, just before they shut down.
leaving the country dangerously close to full capacity for electrical generation .

next they will be saying we have to get rid of our thirsty v6 petrol powered cars  and drive electric milk floats  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
« on: 16 July 2018, 01:25:44 »
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
aint gonna suck itself , pots need washing ,someone needs to press the start button on the white clothes washer box thing  :y


Those are her investment for when she decides that your house is now too nice for you to live in.......
Mrs Builder has said I "spend too much time making other people's houses nice to live in", I just put that down to her not understanding the complexities of my job (being a builder = making other people's houses nice)  :-\

mmmmmm  :-\  mmmmmmm  :o

concrete ordered  :y
 

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General Car Chat / Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
« on: 15 July 2018, 21:20:20 »
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

why would you .....  ???
aint gonna suck itself , pots need washing ,someone needs to press the start button on the white clothes washer box thing  :y

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Very nice  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
« on: 15 July 2018, 12:54:44 »
That method is effective.
 BUT messy

REMEMBER ! you won't have an in house cleaning team until the replacement is delivered  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
« on: 15 July 2018, 11:45:43 »
Can you get one with a silencer fitted? Or even soft suspension for a comfortable ride?  ;D

Ron.
just retro-fit a silencer
silencer clicky pick colour

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General Car Chat / Re: Hunter Hawkeye Kwik fit.
« on: 15 July 2018, 11:22:03 »

I'm on my third , you can get replacements on-line nowadays  :y

On Ebay, Dave? Can you "try before you buy"? Or send them back under warranty if unfit for purpose?  8) 8) 8)

Ron.
Be careful Ron , if you buy off ebay ,chances are ,it would be a  used one ,and may have faults
If you pay by paypal ,but collect in person ,you will not be entitled to a refund (new rules)
so, have it delivered ,then your fully covered with paypal payment protection  :y

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