Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please play nicely.  No one wants to listen/read a keyboard warriors rants....

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Andy B

38401
General Discussion Area / Re: Need a torque wrench
« on: 21 January 2007, 15:09:47 »
Quote
I've just been to get the missus' dads torque wrench.

It looks like it'll do the job though. It's a 1/2" drive and has two gauges on it, one for old english and the other for metric (nM).

However, the nM starts at 10, but the english measurement goes a bit lower. If I roughly lower so it's off the gauge but where 8nM should be (it's still in range on the older measurements so should still work), will that be ok do you reckon?
1/2" torque wrench to do 8Nm/? You've as much chance of getting the correct torque figure with that as you would knitting fog! If that's all you can get hold of you'd be better off not using it and just use common sense with your small 3/8" or 1/4" ratchet/T-bar. Not everything in life has to be done up with a torque wrench.

38402
Quote
Tunnie. Hydraulic self adjusting shims are simply the metal plates that are used to adjust the gap between the cams and the valves.
........
For a more technical (and better written) description, please await Marks post! ;)
The hydraulic lifters are a bit more than a shim, more like a short hyraulic pushrod.
See here for pictures of them.

38403
General Discussion Area / Re: what do i do??
« on: 17 January 2007, 22:23:42 »
Quote
or save all your money you came into, sell the Omega and get a 24v Senator  ;) :D
Isn't that what I've said before?  ;)  :y

38404
General Discussion Area / Re: Another Birthday
« on: 17 January 2007, 20:34:53 »
Quote
Quote
Quote
....

What a month January is for birthdays - soooo many!!  .....

and mine next week. I'll be well and truely in my mid 40s.
And that is very old ;)
:(  I know!   ;)

38405
General Discussion Area / Re: Another Birthday
« on: 17 January 2007, 17:47:33 »
Quote
....

What a month January is for birthdays - soooo many!!  .....

and mine next week. I'll be well and truely in my mid 40s.

38406
General Discussion Area / Re: removing cats (Senator)
« on: 17 January 2007, 15:23:46 »
Big Rod said PRE K reg. Your car will need it's cat's to pass the MOT. I ran my Senator with the original ECU and cat replacement pipe but with no restrictions in them. I didn't have any problems.

38407
Quote
when i went to fill up after about 10minutes seeing the warning light i could only put 64 litres in so i presume from the warning light i still had about 8 litres left?
It's a 75 litre tank so you had another 11 litres left.

38408
There's a gallon or so left when the low fuel has started to flash & the computer says there's only 4 miles to go.  ;)

38409
General Discussion Area / Re: My Senator
« on: 15 January 2007, 17:56:17 »
Quote
.....
Used to be a real PITA( before it was realigned and levelled out a bit ) if you got stuck behind a convoy of caravan towing cars going up the hill at 20 mph
I never went anywhere at 20 mph when I towed a caravan!  ;D  ;D   ;)

38410
General Discussion Area / Re: My Senator
« on: 15 January 2007, 17:31:41 »
Quote
.....
I like the same sort of thing on the M62 just before J22 (sowerby bridge) where you have the extra lane, great fun.
Depends on what time it is. During the day lanes 1 2 & 3 are full of HGV's and at night the 'middle lane owner muppets' change into 'lane 3 muppets' for the duration of the hill doing 65/70.  >:(

38411
General Discussion Area / Re: Brake pads
« on: 15 January 2007, 18:33:35 »
Quote
Quote
.....
And ...... in the rush to put em in before it went dark I've put the shimmed pad in on the outboard side of the calipers  :( If they squeal I'll sort it. If not .....  ;)
It will only take 10 mins per side to do properly, go on, make a proper job of it...
If we get a fair afternoon this week I might - I suppose I've already done the hard bit of cleaning them all up.

38412
General Discussion Area / Brake pads
« on: 15 January 2007, 18:10:52 »
 :-[  :-[ I have to admit that despite the 'brake pads' warning appearing on my GID in about October, I finally found the time/effort/weather the change 'em this afternoon. There was about an 1/8th" of lining left!  :-[
And ...... in the rush to put em in before it went dark I've put the shimmed pad in on the outboard side of the calipers  :( If they squeal I'll sort it. If not .....  ;)

38413
General Discussion Area / Re: Senator Fuel Consumption Acuarcy
« on: 14 January 2007, 19:44:21 »
Does this mean I'll have to find another decent Senator sooner rather than later before you all realise how much better a car the Senator is than the Omega ever will aspire to, and buy 'em all up?  ;)

38414
General Discussion Area / Re: Senator Fuel Consumption Acuarcy
« on: 13 January 2007, 21:30:18 »
Quote
I believe more stuff can be flashed out on senny, not just engine.  I doubt any cheap code reader will read Senator - it will be either an expensive generic code reader, or a tech1.
Digital dash
Alarm
Ride control suspension
Gearbox

38415
Quote
With mine, its the eternal catch 22.....  

"I only drive it, you choose, its YOUR car..."

But get it wrong, and its the new full time job to remind you of the fact...  without the reason why...

Ye just canny win, mun!!

 ;D

Of course you can! If it's to YOUR car buy what YOU want. I just buy what I want, she moans for a few days, she then comes round - problem sorted!!  :y You should've seen her face when I 'surprised' her with my 'new' motor bike .... then again!  ;)

Page created in 0.116 seconds with 19 queries.