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Omega General Help / Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« on: 11 December 2019, 09:21:19 »
If my memory serves, I'm sure OOF wisdom said that Reinz were the Vx OEM suppliers?


As above, they were the only manufacture of the Senator 6 pot gasket. I had a conversation with a local engine rebuild place who couldn't believe the head gasket alone was £60 and he'd get one cheaper. He phoned me back later & admitted that Vx/Reinz was the only gasket available.

Yep, Victor Reinz are the OEM supplier for all the engine seals.  Most of the cam cover seals I've bought from the dealer have had "Victor Reinz" embossed on the half-moon section.

Many engine builders won't use anything else.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Wtd: PAS Pulley bolts
« on: 24 November 2019, 12:09:49 »
Best to take the old ones to your nearest fastener supplier and get stainless steel replacements - they'll cost a fraction of what you'll pay the dealer and far better quality.

Omega General Help / Re: car struggling to start on first start
« on: 07 November 2019, 21:01:21 »
I know he's not particularly close to you but John @ MV Turbos in Kinross is not afraid of these kind of jobs.

Omega General Help / Re: Cam cover gaskets
« on: 04 October 2019, 21:32:30 »
BTW, all the genuine VX ones I've ever bought were branded Reinz.  Pretty sure they make the majority of OEM gaskets and seals for GM.

General Car Chat / Re: EGR cheaters... how, who, what n where?
« on: 31 July 2019, 18:48:52 »
And circuit diagram:


For Sale: Diff and driveshafts from 3L V6 3.7:1 ratio, less than 90k no noise or whine.  Removed from a '96 manual Elite.

£75 collected from FK10 Scotland, can probably post for around £30 extra.

Can mail photos if required (it looks like any other Omega diff)

Omega General Help / Re: exhaust v6
« on: 13 June 2019, 09:08:54 »
I realise this is an old thread but info only, it looks like Jetex is stopping its Omega exhaust - saloon not available, maybe limited estate sets left

They will do a production run if you can get 10 or more confirmed buyers, speak to Neil @ Jetex.  Have done this a couple of times including a batch for 3L 24v Carlton GSi.

The Jetex system on my Omega is over 10 yrs old, still looks and sounds as good as new ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Autobahnstormers
« on: 15 March 2019, 12:03:01 »
After many years of membership I didn't renew last year as my dealer does trade prices regardless of ABS membership.  :-[

Ditto - and even before that, there was only one guy who knew how to put through cash transactions against a trade account.

Admin please lock

Part received and fitted, water ingress resolved - well, at least from that location :-D

Thanks John!

You’re a gentleman sir, hope to return the favour in future.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 January 2019, 10:19:01 »
Fitted new timing chain tensioner to the M5 - no more chain slap on cold mornings, glad I caught that one quickly!

Fresh oil and filter for Mrs SJC's Astra, such an easy job when there's no engine tray to navigate and the filter can be reached from above.

Omega - need to source a driver's door handle since the bezel round the lock barrel has broken up so I've used a bit of blu-tac to plug the gap and a will give her a quick wash so she doesn't feel neglected  ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Astra H SRi 2.0 Turbo brakes on Omega?
« on: 12 January 2019, 20:09:58 »
When I press the pedal smoothly the movement is quite long and I have a feeling of bad brakes. When I quickly release pedal and make another press the movement is much shorter and brakes are much more powerful. like the assistant worked more effectively in the first centimeters of the movement.
new discs, pads and a flush of the brake fluid should fix that
This. But only if you press the pistons home with the bleed nipples open before you bleed the fluid. Otherwise you retain enough dead fluid to make a noticeable negative difference  ;)

^wot he said

BTW, if buying GM pads, 9192124 are the crap "Aftermarket Specification", always try to get the OE pads 9195077

Omega General Help / Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« on: 12 January 2019, 19:18:34 »
Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(

Leave it til the next time your in that area ;-)

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