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Messages - Doctor Gollum

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General Car Chat / Re: Modern DSG gearboxes
« on: 17 September 2018, 07:35:22 »
Older ones have issues. Newer ones might not currently have issues, but at some point they will become older ones.

I would only consider a brand new VAG product with a dsg box, and then only to ensure maximum warranty.*

If you're considering 2-3 year old cars, you need to be aware that the unlimited mileage factory warranty is 2 years, but year 3 is only warranted to 60k miles from registration... So a car that is 25+ months old with 60,001 miles on the clock will have no warranty.

*not that I have any inclination whatsoever to ever buy any VAG product again. Ever.

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General Car Chat / Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« on: 17 September 2018, 00:21:22 »
On which planet did you think it would be a good idea to tow anything with a 1.2 powered shed :o

Especially one with a chocolate drivetrain...  ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: rear judder
« on: 17 September 2018, 00:18:17 »
all i was saying in relation to silent diff as in when driving with radio off,no noise from drivetrain at all!
Never encountered a silent judder ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 16 September 2018, 21:35:42 »
Jack it up and get a pry in. You'll soon see which bushes have failed.
Looking will soon tell you ::)

Changing the Fronts in situ will kill the rears as they will undoubtedly be the same age.

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Omega General Help / Re: rear judder
« on: 16 September 2018, 21:33:40 »
Run away. Quickly.

At the very least, you want a new diff, but you can guarantee that the rest of the mechanicals are just as knackered.

I hope you didn't pay more than single figures.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:27:38 »
Door :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:08:55 »
Don't need the key :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 September 2018, 20:08:15 »
Mounting points should all be present, but you will certainly need to swap the hardware over ;)

No they're not, otherwise I would have done that! However the very last Genuine GM replacement radiators have them as well as the internal oil cooler...  must have been simpler that way, shame the pattern ones aren't the same.
Depends on the make then... Not had a problem with the auto ones I have fitted :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 16 September 2018, 16:09:36 »
Mounting points should all be present, but you will certainly need to swap the hardware over ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 16:06:26 »
Anything with a proper center diff should not have an issue

Rubber bands or viscous couplings get quite upset when the tyres are all at different states of wear...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lizzie, please explain.....
« on: 16 September 2018, 16:04:15 »
Lidl and Aldi have been around a long time.

Good offeringboth in UK and over here. Plenty of customers I would suggest not going anywhere.

When the next crash comes they will be well placed.


What I dont understand is the merger of Asda and Sainsburies. Is it about economies by closing sites where both have a presence on the same retail park?
I live near a Sainsburys so use them because of the closeness, so was concerned that they would fall to Asda level. No need to worry as since they revamped the store to accommodate Argos, the Asda the other side of town is much better. ;D
It is probable one might close of course ;)
Not necessarily...

https://m.thegrocer.co.uk/566476.article?mobilesite=enabled ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 15:59:22 »
Most awd cars demand that all four tyres are changed at the same time  ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Torrid Tyre Time plus tyre rotation
« on: 16 September 2018, 15:48:47 »
Yup, standard part of Merc S Class tool kit since the '70s :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 16 September 2018, 08:02:21 »
Translation

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General Car Chat / Re: Jacking an Omega
« on: 16 September 2018, 07:27:48 »
Putting a wheel under the sill is fine for a roadside wheel change...

Ultimately though, it is no substitute for proper support as all it is designed to achieve is to enable you to reposition the jack should it slip as it prevents the sill from reaching the floor.

What it won't do if you're working under the car is prevent you from being trapped or worse...

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