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General Car Chat / Re: Oil colour...
« on: Today at 09:59:44 »
Interesting comments about the turbo affecting the oil colour, not having had a turbo petrol before, suggesting that this is fairly common. Anyway, its now got new full synth oil of the correct spec, and we are halfway through our trip to Scotland, so will check the colour again when I get home.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: 20 May 2018, 15:14:45 »
Same as the D5 engine.

32mm socket on the plastic housing, then unclip the paper filter and drop it straight in the box the new one came in, change the big rubber o-ring on the housing and reassemble. A 2min job (that actually takes 2mins), no mess and no farting about with filter wrenches.  :y

Same as the Omega TD BMW engine. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Merc DIY Service
« on: 20 May 2018, 08:31:46 »
How do you guys clean out the pump after use?

As I only use mine to pump out, its not an issue. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Cheap air!con recharging
« on: 19 May 2018, 17:39:17 »
Very cheap. :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 19 May 2018, 17:37:48 »
Never used cruise control,never even bothered to look up how to set it.But for the life of me I cannot see why anyone needs lane keeping assist if the day comes when I can't stay in my chosen lane without some form of assistance I'll pack in driving.

Cruise works best in autos, and lane keeping for when you are about to nod off, which may happen at my age. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil colour...
« on: 19 May 2018, 17:33:32 »
Ecoboost means petrol, I think Shack went 2.0 petrol if I remember right.

Personally I would not expect oil to go black that fast, oil in the 3.2 is getting a bit old for my liking at 6k now, but it's still fairly clear.

At a guess because the engine is new it's picking up loads of cr@p as engine is so new and working itself in?  :-\

Did you get a chance to feel the oil? (rub between thumb and index finger) Could just be dark for other reasons, if it felt corse/rough then that would be more of a worry.  :-\

Diesel it's hard to tell, so used to have to feel diesel oil to see if it was full of soot.....


Correct, petrol, should have said so. My old TD went black as soon as the key was turned, but I was used to that, but my 3.2 on semi-synth still looks nice and clean after a year and 4k. Hence my concern at the very dirty looking oil in an engine that has only done 10.7K total, and 3.7k since oil was changed. :-\ :-\ :-\

No sign of serious grit in the oil, just dirty. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil colour...
« on: 19 May 2018, 15:17:18 »
Well spotted. :P

Perhaps I should have made myself clearer (unlike the oil) in my OP. The 5w-20 fully synthetic Titan oil was almost black after 3700 miles. Is this normal ? >:( >:( >:(
I have never used full fat oil before and have  no experience of it. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil colour...
« on: 19 May 2018, 14:32:47 »
Bump. I now know they used Titan oil 5-20 full fat.

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 19 May 2018, 11:20:41 »
The Zaf has a speed limiter, never used it, prefer cruise myself.  :)

I use either depending on circs. :y

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Omega General Help / Re: 2.5 tb power steering hose leak
« on: 18 May 2018, 22:37:55 »
I did it without a crowfoot! :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil
« on: 18 May 2018, 20:46:45 »
Just picked up 20L 5w-30  (ford spec for the Mondy) from local VX stealer. 40 +VAT, not TC but mates rate. Don't know how that compares. :-\

PS Also, after KW's tip, picked up two taps to fit the 20L drums, very handy at a couple of quid each. :y
I paid 50ish plus vat for mine, though might not be same spec as yours.

Those taps, fit with 20l drum upright, then gently tilt to check for leaks, as invariably they do.  I tend to immediately decant into a couple of 5l cans in one hit, and position it so both the main flow, and the leak, flow into same funnel into same can...

They must have improved them, mine doesn't leak! :o ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: 2.5 tb power steering hose leak
« on: 18 May 2018, 20:43:43 »
Ah got ya. I changed the box on my TD a year or two ago, and although it required some creative thinking, I don't recall any serious problems. IIRC I connected the top pipe on the box before the box was completely mounted, if you follow me. You will still have to do the final tightening with it in situ.

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Omega General Help / Re: 2.5 tb power steering hose leak
« on: 18 May 2018, 20:31:19 »
Guy's, I've opened the flare nut on the front end of the power steering pipe, but am having trouble getting to the flare nut on the steering box. There are also 2 brake lines going to the master cylinder.
Any suggestions will be appreciated :)

Huh? Nothing to do with the steeering. :-\ :-\ :-\

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Taking it back to Mr Clutch as the master cylinder and or feed pipe are leaking.  >:( >:( >:(

Sounds as though their bad rep is justified.  :( :-\




Credit where it's due, they took it straight in :y

The new master has a failed seal where the feed spigot screws into the master body. Topped it up, gave me some fresh fluid to maintain the level, and booked it back in on Monday for a replacement master. All foc obviously  :y


Good news. :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Anyone got adaptive cruise control?
« on: 18 May 2018, 20:26:44 »
I love cruise, ever since it was first avlbl back in the day, I've used it. I also like the speed limiter on the Mondy for special occasions. In fact I like nearly all the technology on it, including self parking. :y

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