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Read the head gasket change for 2.2.  There are a couple of things, I am not sure of.  This is the first part (If you are replacing the cambelt, pulley's, tensioner and water pump, the crank pulley needs to be removed by taking out the 4 bolts holding it on.
Be careful not to move the crank away from TDC and mark the end of the crank and pulley to return it in the correct position).Do I have to remove crank pulley to change the belt, as never seen it done by Daz on my V6's?

second query is this part. Ensure you know the TDC position of each cam for refit (take a picture - I didn't and had to work it out). Not sure what is meant by this part. As they are being removed to get to head bolts, When head is sent away will the TDC position make no difference? So if the sprocket mark matches back plate, could the cams and the sprocket be taken out as one piece?  Then refitted with the sprocket marks matching back plate for TDC?
Sorry if I sound stupid, just checking. I have been let down by the person who was going to take the head off, then come back and fit the skimmed head and do the timing for me. They just said scrap it, as the job is too time consuming. Sure they hate Vauxhall Omegas up here in Scotland, as soon as you mention them to local vauxhall dealers or garages, their eyes glaze over.

Thanks for any help. Knowing me probably over thinking it all ;D


Thanks everyone for the help. Hopefully it will live again.


Omega General Help / Write up for removal of a 2ltr cylinder head.
« on: 30 October 2018, 11:03:13 »
Hi sorry to bother everyone.  But I was wandering if anyone can help? The wife had her car trailered home last night, with a head gasket fail, looked this morning mayo is in the rocker cover and dipstick.  I would like to do the gasket change myself. I have read and re read the Haynes manual, but it jumps all over the place and isn't very helpfull. Has anybody done a writeup, for a 2lt DOHC X20XEV, Head removal. It is in a 1995 model.  If not what is the easiest way to do it? Also would a couple of oil changes,then dropping the sump remove the sludge.

Thanks in advance, for any help. It is gratefully appreciated.


Omega General Help / Compression test
« on: 28 October 2018, 09:21:45 »
What fuse/s and or relay/s, do I have to remove to do a compression test on a 1995 2.0lt so it doesn't try to start.


Omega General Help / Re: Help needed Please
« on: 27 October 2018, 16:12:03 »
Thank you for the reply. :y  She does have recovery, it was just incase something silly. Said to wait until Monday as not coming home till then. Then get recovered home.

Omega General Help / Help needed Please
« on: 27 October 2018, 12:51:36 »
Admin please could you move if in wrong place. Thank you.

I know it might be a long shot, but is anyone near to Darlington, that would be happy to take a look at the wifes car?  I am in Scotland and unable to get there.  She is losing coolant, but cannot see from where. I am not sure if it is the dreaded Heater Bypass Valve or something worse, like Head Gasket.  It is a 1995 2ltr.  She is panicking because she has to be home on Monday. I have told her not to drive it. If anyone can help, I would be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance

Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 11 October 2018, 10:17:44 »
TheBoy wasn't sure as the auto locksmith I spoke to said there were different type, obviously he knows nothing about Omega key setups. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 10 October 2018, 19:58:15 »
Thanks TheBoy, have pm'd Hotel21. What kind of transponder chip type, make am I looking for, to go in the key?


Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 09 October 2018, 14:38:34 »
Well tried different vauxhall dealer, they said the fob is no longer sold. They can get a key for 200+ programming  which is another 60. Tried Timpsons they said might be able to cut a key, then clone it for 60.  Tried a autolock smith up here, his reply was that vauxhall didn't use fobs,until 1998 so it is aftermarket. Don't seem helpfull or have knowledge up here in Scotland about Omegas. Opened the key today, and there looks like a small rectangle near the key end. I take it this is the responder chip?

So definately looking at newer type fob on key style. Is there anyone close to Darlington who could help,programming etc. The wife is down 26-28th October with the car in question.


Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 09 October 2018, 10:26:23 »
Thanks the boy, for the info.  If I decided to go the 2 button horeshoe type, what would I need? Would any button piece work, as long as it said MEGAMOS and AM 433.92MHZ, even if it had a different letter after the megamos to mine which is O? Would any blank type blade work that matched the profile of mine and what about the transponder chip any particular model needed?

Like this for example?

My car is first registered 13 October 1995 and a CD model, with the factory fitted equipment central locking and alarm wise.

Thank you all again for the help. Sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure I get everything needed and correct.


Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 08 October 2018, 21:40:44 »
Thank you for the replies. Sorry to sound stupid the Boy, I have looked online for Megamos fobs, and found the later 2 button fobs, that fit into the top of the key. They all have a different letter to mine after Megamos, such as a S or T etc. Mine has a O does the letter make any difference? If not and I purchased one of these, how would I have to get it programed to my car, would it be the same as going to Vauxhall with the passcode and would they program it? Also could I then get the key with the horseshoe part on cut anywhere?

The wife will be down in Darlington from 25th till 29th October, is there anyone near there that she could goto for programming of the fob, if I purchase one and she has the passcode?

I have also found this fob. They say it is for omega, will this work?
Thank you for your patience.

Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 08 October 2018, 18:44:07 »
The key is a normal type, that has the solid top, I can get one cut. On the battery part it says magamos O am 433.92 Mhz. I take it that it is radio and not IR? Does that give me more options, The Boy you mentioned the horseshoe type, how would that work?  I emailed Autovaux and they said the one I have linked to on here doesn't mention Omega, so I take it that even though the dealers, gave me that part number 93183317, there are different fobs with the same part number.

Sorry for so many questions.


Omega General Help / Re: 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 08 October 2018, 16:00:28 »
The car was first registered 13 October 1995. Isn't there a black piece near the interior mirror if it is IR?

I rang up our local Vauxhall dealers, parts department who are not really helpfull when it comes to Omegas. I gave them the reg for the car, they came back with a part number 93183317.  Found one on Autovaux with that number, but they said it only works for Vectra and Frontera, and doesn't mention Omega? This is the one on their site :- Vauxhall are asking 113 including Vat, plus 60 to code it.  If it is the old style IR one, can i just do the sync routine, key in press a button?  I have the Passcode and still one fob.

Thanks for all the help.

Omega General Help / 1995 omega remote fob
« on: 08 October 2018, 11:10:35 »
It's along shot, but can you still get the old style fobs, that are seperate to the key. I am looking for a spare one, as the wife keeps loosing hers. It is just 2 buttons. If you can does anyone know what the part number is? Itlooks similar to this.

Thanks for the help.

Omega General Help / Re: Wheel play at 9 and 3 oclock
« on: 13 August 2018, 13:50:41 »
Thank you both for the quick reply.  I have priced up bottom ball joint for both sides and complete track rod, if one end is going the other end of the rod will be on its way.  Cann't complain with the roads we have around us, need a heavy duty off roader.

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