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Messages - terry paget

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Omega General Help / Re: Tick over lumpy, EGR valve?
« on: Today at 13:31:09 »
The EGR valve is at the rear of the head, see my recent thread page 7 for pictures.
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=142255.90

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Are you sure it is not a leaking radiator, like I suffered recently? A small leak in the header tank will be concealed by the radiator cover plate, and if only a pinhole will leak only when hot and under pressure, and not be obvious.


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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 fuel pump removal
« on: 14 July 2018, 12:20:15 »


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Omega General Help / Re: 3.2 fuel pump removal
« on: 14 July 2018, 12:19:08 »
I have had mine out enough times, but on reflection they have stayed in their plastin containers. Here are my 2 spare pumps, still in their plastic holders.



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Omega General Help / Re: 2.2 manual radiator leak
« on: 12 July 2018, 21:11:16 »
I might have the same problem - please could you let me know where I can get a cheap radiator for a 2000 Elite V6
thanks
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Radiator-For-Vauxhall-Omega-B-MK2-2-0-2-2-2-5-3-0-Auto-Manual-Petrol-1994-03/152935136377?fits=Car+Make%3AVauxhall%7CModel%3AOmega&hash=item239ba4fc79:g:ULsAAOSwheZan7Xr
You will find 2 or 3 on e-bay all about this price. 2 years ago Doc G recommended this to me. It fitted and worked fine, pity the head gasket was leaking. I scrapped that car but kept the radiator. I fitted it to the car in this thread.

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 12 July 2018, 16:09:54 »
To rule drop links and anti-roll bar bushings out, just detach either one drop link and see if clonk noise is still there. If it's not, you have faulty drop link(s) and/or anti-roll bar bushing(s).
Thank you; excellent tip.
And what was the clonk I was hearing?

It was the RH anti-roll bar end banging on the wishbone, when suddenly released as the loose LH drop link slipped.

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Omega General Help / Re: Bulbs
« on: 12 July 2018, 09:40:22 »
Those backlight ones, and MID ones, replace all at same time.

I sourced mine from dealer for convenience (and delivery by van that afternoon ;D), as bulbs aren't dear.
My local dealer sells them at 3 plus. online they are 2.95; that's not very cheap.
Do the Chinese LED bulbs dim properly?

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 10 July 2018, 11:19:34 »
Rejoice! Fault traced and cured.

Following Doc G's suggestion above, it occurred to me that the drop links are joined by the anti roll bar, so a loose nut on the LH drop link might cause the RH link to clonk. And so it proved. The upper nut on the LH drop link was loose, I torqued it up, road tested car, clonk gone.

My thanks to all for advice. I regard it as mean and unhelpful of the car to clonk on the right when the fault was on the left, but there you go.

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 20:42:31 »
As the car has recently passed the MOT, could you not carry on using it until you,re in a more robust state to do the job.? :-\
Yes I could, though the noise is a bit embarrassing, worrying too. The car passed MOT 78 miles ago, after a long struggle, see recent thread. Son Ben was using it, he complained of a noise and brought it to me for diagnosis and rectification. It seems unlikely that it would be a failed wishbone. The sound is more like a loose droplink, though it clearly comes from front right.

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 19:58:54 »
As others have said, that rearward bush is shot. Completely buggered.  I suspect the front isn't far behind.

Get a pry in between the wishbone and the steering knuckle, and look for play there as well.


Personally, I do subscribe to the refurbing old wishbones, based on the fact that GM ones are stupid money and everything else is utter shite, including that shite from ATP.  But each to their own.
I've been running with ATP wishbones for years, they seem good and cheap. I have already tried prying apart the steering knuckle ball joint, it seemed OK.
The noise is just like I have known before with loosely fitted drop links.

My problem is Tuesday 3 July I had a skin graft from groin to scalp to replace a patch of skin cancer. I was ordered to keep it dry and not bash it about. This makes changing a wishbone difficult and ill advised. But I have a serious car fault, which I have not yet diagnosed. Do we believe the wishbone failed joints could be the problem, having passed an MOT in the last month?

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 19:48:06 »
As others have said, that rearward bush is shot. Completely buggered.  I suspect the front isn't far behind.

Get a pry in between the wishbone and the steering knuckle, and look for play there as well.


Personally, I do subscribe to the refurbing old wishbones, based on the fact that GM ones are stupid money and everything else is utter shite, including that shite from ATP.  But each to their own.

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 19:43:53 »
If it's not that wishbone rear bush, then have you checked the anti-roll bar drop links are done up properly - the one in the photo appears to have been greased recently, and it much newer than the rest of the suspension. I'd back both top and bottom nuts off a few turns then re-tighten to the correct torque (400Nm + 180 degrees  :D ). I had one work lose on the Carlton and the banging it made sounded like the front end was about to fall off.
That sounds just like a knackered droplink. Apparently. Don't ask how I know ;D
Really? I have another spare. Do you think it is worth swopping?

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 19:42:16 »
Thanks, good suggestion. Today I checked the RH drop link, undid the nuts a couple of turns, then retightened them to 65Nm. Sadly, the clonk is still there.


How did you check the condition of the droplink balljoints without completely disconnecting at least one of them?
I removed both nuts and the drop link from the car. It had been a new one when fitted in the last 2 months. The noise is not the chattering of a failing ball joint, it is of a sudden slipping. In fact initially I overtightened it, my torque wrench was set to 105Nm for wheel nuts, when I realised this I loosened them again and retorqued to 65Nm.

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Omega General Help / Re: Alarming clonking noise offside front
« on: 09 July 2018, 16:59:59 »
If it's not that wishbone rear bush, then have you checked the anti-roll bar drop links are done up properly - the one in the photo appears to have been greased recently, and it much newer than the rest of the suspension. I'd back both top and bottom nuts off a few turns then re-tighten to the correct torque (400Nm + 180 degrees  :D ). I had one work lose on the Carlton and the banging it made sounded like the front end was about to fall off.
Thanks, good suggestion. Today I checked the RH drop link, undid the nuts a couple of turns, then retightened them to 65Nm. Sadly, the clonk is still there.

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Omega General Help / Re: strange 3.2 misfire
« on: 09 July 2018, 12:50:52 »
Sounds like inadequate fuel supply. Probably kinked fuel pipe, could be blocked filter or tired pump. Easily checked, it should deliver a pint a minute, disconnect the fuel feed line at the engine end and pump fuel into a bottle.

I have bought used Omegas which failed in this way following botched fuel filter changes.

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