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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Isolater Switch
« on: 11 January 2021, 23:45:24 »
Just pull the Neg off the battery terminal and push it down the side of the battery so it's away from the neg terminal, takes about 10 seconds with the bonnet up.

I've got a 10mm plastic spanner (UPS Tool) about the size of a Key on my keyring for that very purpose.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: NCDC "no magazine"
« on: 04 January 2021, 23:36:10 »
Does it stay in with no Discs in the Mag. ?

Also if you really need to you can play a CD on the top single Disc Slot, you select it using the CD/CDC toggle button, obviously you won't be able to use Sat Nav whist in this mode, but guessing you should know the way Home by now.  ;D.                                                                                                                                          ........or maybe not.  :-X

General Car Chat / Re: 17 year old Corsa C won't start.
« on: 04 January 2021, 16:13:49 »
Get under the Car and bash the f*ck out of the plastic fuel tank, preferably with someone cranking it.

Fuel pumps are common issues on these and sometimes a good wack can be a temporary fix.

General Car Chat / Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« on: 24 November 2020, 01:03:45 »
It was - about 25 years ago. Promotion of any kind of fossil fuel is now completely taboo.
We have "progressed" you see.  ::)
Yea but BioLPG. Its renewable and sustainable, supposedly.  :-\

Calor Gas reckon about 2p a Litre more to produce the stuff and by 20XX, can't remember the exact date now, All Butane / Propane will be 100% Bio, it's making big noises in the Alternative Heating over Electric apperantly.

General Car Chat / Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« on: 23 November 2020, 23:50:46 »
Consider this for the availability of LPG: how many people do you know with LPG cars that aren't on this forum? How many cars were sold new as LPG? The old V8 RR Classics and Discoveries plus the other old barges that were a big part of the market are largely gone.

So the market for LPG has dried up and the retailers have better uses for the money to keep the supply going.

Just be glad you didn't 'invest' in a hydrogen powered car......
Whilst I don't disagree, my understanding is that the development of BioLPG was supposed to be the New Kid on the Block in terms of us reaching our Green requirements in the future.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: For Sale V6 Timing kit
« on: 23 November 2020, 19:58:52 »
I,ll take this off your hands if it's still available.

Postage, ?, Preferably Royal Mail or DHL please.

General Discussion Area / Re: CV 19 vaccination
« on: 23 November 2020, 19:44:54 »
Apparently it was researched and made from chimpanzee Poo, so we're all domed whether we take it or not. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Oxford COV19 Vacation and Brexit Tax
« on: 23 November 2020, 19:36:13 »
Huh, bloody Android Spell checker  ::)

General Discussion Area / Oxford COV19 Vaccination and Brexit Tax
« on: 23 November 2020, 19:32:37 »
So here's a thought, how much Import Tax on the Oxford Vaccination are we going to charge our EU Members when we leave with Brexit at the end of December ?  :y

Or we just going to give it away like everything we've invented over the years, I mean why change the habit of a lifetime.  ::)

Omega General Help / Re: Opel omega (2000) 2.2 performance chip?
« on: 23 November 2020, 18:32:23 »
I'm not aware of any performance chips for that engine.  If any were available, it wouldn't be a "chip" but a reflash.

On a NA engine, off the shelf maps rarely produce much (probably around 5% tops for the very best), despite the claims otherwise, so probably barely noticable.  To get useful gains, you need to find a proper tuner who will tweak the map on a rolling road.

Plug in boxes to fool the ECU into overfuelling do somewhere between SFA and kanckering the cat, again no matter what they promise.

What He says /\   :y

With a proper Remap (ECU Flash) you're not going to get much change out of 2 or 300 quid, and if I'm honest, you're unlikely to see any noticeable improvements on a 2L non-turbo engine without some other serious modifications in place.  :(

General Car Chat / Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« on: 23 November 2020, 18:15:45 »
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, or my expectations of LPG being around about the same period as petrol and diesel before we're all forced down the electric route was an oversight. As we know, LPG is a by-product of oil, so as long as there's sucking oil up for petrol and diesel use there will be plenty of LPG, Propane and Butane kicking around, in fact there be so much of All of the stuff floating around they won't be able to give it away in a few years time. Is it really down for market demand at the moment?

According to Shell, the decision to pull the plug was down to cost of maintenance of the pumps vs market demand, or have they just got their pumps in the wrong places and not been looking at the trends over the years, all I know is around here or if I venture into East London for Fill Ups I am almost certainly queuing for my turn for the LPG pump.

Morrisons worry me, as most of their pumps are quite old and always breaking down or going out service, so they could be the next victim to fall, Sainsbury's have fitted fairly new pumps recently so hopefully they will want to see a return on their investment but who knows.

General Car Chat / LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« on: 23 November 2020, 16:33:53 »
All 4 of my Local Shell LPG Station have stopped selling Autogas, thought it might be a local thing untill I searched it, No, Shell have ripped them all out Nationally, so that's that then  >:(

That only really leaves Sainsbury's and Morrisons left now as major sellers, possibly BP if the price is right and you can find one.

If Sainsbury's or Morries decide to follow Shells route, could be a Game Changer in the near future.

Is the end of LPG on the cards so soon. ?  :-\

General Discussion Area / Re: Covid Deaths
« on: 11 November 2020, 23:03:10 »
It went over 50,000 Months ago before they stopped counting Deaths that happened more than 28 Days after being Tested with in Virus, meaning if you Die on the 29th Day or over, your not an statistic.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: WTD T bar key for roof bars
« on: 11 November 2020, 22:52:05 »
Don't think there all the same Key, if there VX OEM or Thrule they normally have a key number on one or all of the Locks.

Falling that you can get replacement locks, but your need to pick, drill out or get. Master Key from a Locksmith etc.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: G Cams
« on: 03 November 2020, 20:10:16 »
4 X G Cams, Widened Throttle Bodies and a Remap (Re Chip, Coutenaey or SuperChip) all work well together on the 3.0.

Can't vouch for the 3.2 Downpipes as never got around to that one, but a Free,Dr Flowing Exhaust System (doesn't need to be loud) also works well with the above.

If you get stuck on the Cams probably got a set kicking around but please use me as an last resort as just got too much crap going on at the moment and probably won't have a chance to search for them this side of Xmas.

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