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Messages - Paddy Flannery

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Omega General Help / Re: Which windscreen ?
« on: 19 September 2018, 07:58:35 »
Agree with the above. To their credit Autoglass sent two fitters each time and I have to say that when it was finally fitted with all the GM kit, it fitted perfectly and the guys did a very neat job inside and out. No excess sealant, no bits left over the car or on the ground and when running, no wind noise or leaks.
The key to all of this is to politely insist on genuine parts as the Omega simply refuses to allow pattern parts to work in the windscreen area.

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Omega General Help / Re: Which windscreen ?
« on: 18 September 2018, 22:06:45 »
My saga was n August 2016. I tried digging out the old e-mails but the parts diagram from Karl in parts dept at Lookers Vauxhall, Yardley tel 0121 700 7703, was missing. What is referred to in my e-mail was ensuring part numbers 1-7 inclusive were sent out with the tinted screen and new rubbers. ( maybe the rubbers were included in those numbers, can't remember )
My contact at Autoglass who was attentive and most importantly, listened, was David Denton in Cardington, Beds. He used to be a fitter and knew what I was talking about. Nice man. Good, old fashioned customer service.

If he's still there he can be contacted on david.denton@autoglass.co.uk

My car is a 2.6 V6 petrol saloon index KC03 GNU, just on the off chance that they have a copy of all the bits ordered for mine. If they want my name etc, lease pm me. ( my name isn't Paddy Flannery )

2 years later, the screen is still nice and snug in the frame.

Please let me know how you get on and good luck. In my saga, it was worth insisting on genuine parts and David Denton didn't question it, he went ahead and asked Vauxhall Yardley to send the diagram to me via him and asked me to list the parts I needed.


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Omega General Help / Re: Which windscreen ?
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:13:40 »
I was successful in getting my excess refunded when Autoglass arrived with wrong glass first and then when the fitter told them what to order, the new screen arrived but with pattern "goalposts" , the metal runners along top of screen and down both A pillars hence the goalpost shape. The rubbers worked loose and flapped on first motorway run. Fitter agreed the rubber couldn't be fitted snugly into the pattern runners. I insisted on GM ones and when they were fitted with the GM windscreen all was good.
Quite a few firm but polite e-mails got me what I wanted.
Good luck.

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General Car Chat / Re: Headlight aim
« on: 01 February 2018, 20:02:07 »
There are hundreds of cars/vans/lorries on the road just now with poorly aimed headlights.  >:(

At least you've recognised it and are doing something about it  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tax DD
« on: 05 January 2018, 13:10:49 »
Mine only left my account today.

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General Discussion Area / Re: SPOTY
« on: 18 December 2017, 18:03:27 »
The lefty media and BBC love Farah. Ticks all their boxes.

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General Discussion Area / Rodney Bewes RIP
« on: 21 November 2017, 23:40:46 »
Rodney Bewes dead aged 79. Him and James Bolam were a great double act in The Likely Lads.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hotel wifi and iPad2
« on: 17 November 2017, 23:25:27 »
One of these might help

https://keepup.virginmedia.com/hubupgrade# 
 :y

Thanks John but that's not an upgrade for all, only for those who have very old equipment and have been invited by VM to upgrade for free. I've asked VM for a SH3 and they wanted more cash.... Told them to poke it ! 

After a bit more rummaging around the Internet, I might have to buy a better router and attach it to my current VM one. 

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hotel wifi and iPad2
« on: 17 November 2017, 22:43:25 »
47Mbps is not unreasonable off wifi. Better than I can achieve off my top end 1200Mbps stuff, due to the hostile area I'm in


I agree, I just don't understand why my iPad doesn't freeze on this hotel's slow wifi but is so frustratingly clonky on my VM 47Mbps wifi, I want to throw it out the window. I just don't get it ?

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General Discussion Area / Hotel wifi and iPad2
« on: 17 November 2017, 16:15:37 »
Currently staying in a hotel and my iPad is running much, much quicker than it does at home.

Speed test shows 2mbps in hotel whereas at home I have 70mbps which Speed test shows being delivered at 47mbps over wifi. I was considering changing my iPad2 for a newer, faster version but it may be the wifi delivery from my Virgin Media Superhub2 that's causing the lag.

My litmus test was the Argos site. Hotel : loads and runs quickly. At home : iPad freezes and renders the site and similar picture heavy ones , impossible to use.

Your thoughts please ?

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General Car Chat / Re: Tunnie style
« on: 20 October 2017, 01:16:23 »
Yes, Chandon underwent a refurb a couple of years ago. Lots of flats springing up all around there including down by the tube station.

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General Car Chat / Re: Tunnie style
« on: 19 October 2017, 20:51:12 »
Fed up with picking up silly fines for work put me on work to rule ;D

So my trip to Sheffield yesterday was driven at the speed limit.  I thought with less than half a tank when I set out I was going to have to fill up. But it made it there and back on quarter of a tank, if the gauge is to be believed.  It will need filling up before Colindale tomorrow though, as it had a special treat on the way back from work today...   ...a proper spanking.
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I used to live in Colindale.
You poor bastid ;D





I used to work in Colindale.

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Omega General Help / Re: v6 OIL LEAK
« on: 26 September 2017, 15:17:18 »
Car now reassembled. Engine runs, no lights on, Oil leak I think is cured. Not sure what was wrong last time, however this time I did use new Gm gaskets and a new tube of sealant.
Engine stalls occasionally, and starts with a splutter. Bother. Air leak? I have looked around and can see nothing wrong, not tightened up, no hoses off or missing. I suppose I could remove the plenum and replace it. Has anyone any ideas?

You Sir, are a very, very patient man. I hope you finally sort it. Your patience deserves reward.
This would be me faced with your problem..........

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9bzWAJELT4E

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