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Messages - dave the builder

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Mrs Builders is a 1.6 LIFE and that has aircon  :-\
if it had aircon and it's been badly removed ,that could screw up rad fan function  :-\
does it have ac compressor on the serpentine belt ?

quick look and the oil switch is M10 x 1 mm (ebay listings spec,z16xep)

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I suspected the fan may not be kicking in
London traffic +hot engine+no fan =oil light  :P
was the rad hot (wet stat open ) at 105 degrees  :-\
coolant temp sensor is on the head

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Omega General Help / Re: Battery replacement
« on: Yesterday at 20:01:54 »
Um, my keyboard is dyslexic! :-[
mine's electric too Ron  :y

S4 clicky BOSCH 008 80
double that at eurocarparts with code  :y
If you think you'll keep the omega for 4 years (battery warranty)  :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: Battery replacement
« on: Yesterday at 19:46:32 »
clicky
 47.31 delivered

same battery is 91 in eurocarparts with code
use to be called 096 but now 100 IIRC
other than that, bosch s4 are good but   :o

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Today I fitted a 7" touchscreen head unit and removed the CD30 to Mts Builders estate  :)
what an utter faf when wiring is CANBUS  :( (no switched live on the stereo loom)
Then I had to wire in a relay to the REC (rear electrical center) coil powered by the reverse bulb, and accessory switched live from the REC just to supply 12v of proper electric to power the BARC (bucket avoidance rear camera)
did not get chance to mount the BARC due to lack of light and being starving hungry  :P
But now i have all the wiring to the boot floor ,so I just need to make a bracket to mount the BARC to bellow the shed dragging bracket ,which I decided was the best place (protected from impact ,good view of behind)
A good hours work, well done  :y
Took me 5 hours  :-[
with time out to download  CCTV footage of a P155ed up knobhead smashing a neighbours van window at 6.30 am  ::)
I have fat fingers and worked slow rather than blow up Mrs Builders shopping cart  ;D
Of course you worked slowly, you're a builder.  :)
I didn't go to the pub for a pint or 3 the suppliers for materials  ::)
I should probably have R,T.F,M or got wiring diagrams before I started  ;D
much easier to fit pretty much the same system into MY Omega (non CANBUS)  ;D

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Today I fitted a 7" touchscreen head unit and removed the CD30 to Mts Builders estate  :)
what an utter faf when wiring is CANBUS  :( (no switched live on the stereo loom)
Then I had to wire in a relay to the REC (rear electrical center) coil powered by the reverse bulb, and accessory switched live from the REC just to supply 12v of proper electric to power the BARC (bucket avoidance rear camera)
did not get chance to mount the BARC due to lack of light and being starving hungry  :P
But now i have all the wiring to the boot floor ,so I just need to make a bracket to mount the BARC to bellow the shed dragging bracket ,which I decided was the best place (protected from impact ,good view of behind)
A good hours work, well done  :y
Took me 5 hours  :-[
with time out to download  CCTV footage of a P155ed up knobhead smashing a neighbours van window at 6.30 am  ::)
I have fat fingers and worked slow rather than blow up Mrs Builders shopping cart  ;D


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I was replying but you beat me to post  :P
in the past ,same problem ,I got someone to lightly bounce (push down /pull up)the bonnet front  while someone pulls the cable . :y
which is similar method to Entwood's reply

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Today I fitted a 7" touchscreen head unit and removed the CD30 to Mts Builders estate  :)
what an utter faf when wiring is CANBUS  :( (no switched live on the stereo loom)
Then I had to wire in a relay to the REC (rear electrical center) coil powered by the reverse bulb, and accessory switched live from the REC just to supply 12v of proper electric to power the BARC (bucket avoidance rear camera)
did not get chance to mount the BARC due to lack of light and being starving hungry  :P
But now i have all the wiring to the boot floor ,so I just need to make a bracket to mount the BARC to bellow the shed dragging bracket ,which I decided was the best place (protected from impact ,good view of behind)







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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 11:37:36 »
Aldi don't deliver shopping , and now the Duke can't collect it ,perhaps meals on wheels will step in ,they are pensioners after all  ;)
probably cheaper than the fuel bill for a range rover anyway  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 11:05:23 »
One word off The duke of Hazard  to Lizzie* ,and it will be off with peasant's head  :-X

*not out Lizzie, I'm sure our Lizzie would have jumped out and tyre ironed the Duke to pulp for scratching her omega  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 January 2019, 21:11:21 »
And also discovered the backbox is shot. But I think its original
45 and triple nectar points in January if you purchase from your favorite internet auction site  :y
it's got one of those wire wool rig type donut gaskets though   ,so more expense  ::) and if original , I doubt the 2 special bolts either side of the joint will play ball  :-\

have the speeding and parking fines started landing on your doormat for it yet ?  :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 19 January 2019, 16:52:16 »
What is reporting low oil pressure ? the oil light on the dash ,or your code reader ?
Code reader
I'm not aware of an oil sender switch that measures oil pressure on the 1.6 16v engine ,other than the simple on/off switch that turns off the red oil light on the dash.
therefore ,i fail to see how a code reader could know the oil pressure ,other than to report "low oil pressure teltale lamp illuminated" or a similar message which would bring on the red light on the dash

find an oil pressure gauge that will screw into the oil warning sender  hole on the head as advised  :y
sounds like your code reader info may be duff and that needs confirming properly .

do a full code read on all modules if you have that code reader that can't be talked about  :-X you can also test actuate the fans etc

is this the poverty spec LIFE model ?  in which case,the cd30 does not have the full compliment of wiring for steering controls OR the extra connections required for trip computer etc . though you can read reported engine temp ,but that is better done with live data .


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General Car Chat / Re: Astra oil pressure warning light coming on
« on: 19 January 2019, 15:25:30 »
What is reporting low oil pressure ? the oil light on the dash ,or your code reader ?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 18 January 2019, 19:56:47 »
Lemon

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: 18 January 2019, 19:46:35 »

Uncle STEMO wont be able to transport all the stolen goods by bus  :-\
Lord Opti would probably be better to hire a coach ,for all his bitches "lady friends" :-\

busses smash wing mirrors off and it takes several phone calls and emails before they agree to settle  >:(

can't we just send the old people to the Bognor regis concentration camps like we used to  :-\
Bognor Regis? My FIL lives there, so it will have to be Bournemouth for me, thank you  :y

When do I leave?
I granted you special dispensation Uncle STEMO (see above), plus you drive proper buy the sound of it  :)
your police avoidance training i expect  ;D

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