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Omega General Help / Re: Heater Secondary Circ. Pump?
« on: 06 March 2008, 21:22:33 »
No worries, glad to have helped!

Omega General Help / Re: Heater Secondary Circ. Pump?
« on: 06 March 2008, 21:03:05 »
I think that this is something to do with the Winter Pack.  It means that you can stay in the car with the engine switched off and the heater on.  The idea being that the aux pump will continue to circulate hot coolant through the heater matrix and in turn supplying hot air to the interior of the car.

If I am wrong, I have no doubt that others will be along to correct me! :)

Omega General Help / Re: Auto garbox service
« on: 28 February 2008, 21:49:31 »
Just push the snow button as you set off (puts it in third) then turn it off again after 1/4 mile.

What a good idea!  That 3.5K change up really annoys me.  Wish I had thought of this.

Wonder if long term damage will be caused though?

Omega General Help / Re: Here we go again Auto boxes and towing !
« on: 24 February 2008, 12:23:15 »
ATF or Oil / Greese on the exhaust pipes perhaps?

Maybe the cam covers were torqued down too tightly and the seals are leaking again??

Omega General Help / Re: Failed MOT!!!
« on: 22 February 2008, 16:18:07 »
Is the exhaust system holed (although I would have thought that this would have been picked up by the tester)?

Is the air filter clean?

Do you give the car regular(ish) blasts?  I learnt a while ago that with gentle driving (which I do 99.9% of the time) the cats can become less efficient as I failed a test for this reason.  I took the car for a good blast and, after that, it sailed through the test.

As others have said, do the paperclip test which shows up any fault codes which may be present.  There is an explanation of how to do the test itself and what the various fault codes are in the maintenance section.

Hope this helps

is this an elite or an MV6?

I was under the impression that all facelift Elites had heater rear seats

Does anyone know if the CD/CDX had elec back seats?

To my knowledge the CD / CDX only had heated rear seats if the electric pack was specified.  This also came with electric memory seats and dimming mirror.

Omega General Help / Re: Servicing my V6, opinions wanted please
« on: 21 February 2008, 10:14:11 »
Plus it is not a good idea to wire brush plugs as stray bits of wire from the brush may be left behind on the plugs and this will affect their sparking ability.  You also do not want pieces of wire in the cylinder bore.........

As said, they are cheap enough to simply replace.

I think that the single most important maintenance task on any engine is regular oil & filter changes - my vehicles do around 2K miles for every oil change.

Omega General Help / Re: Air Con
« on: 17 February 2008, 10:00:04 »

Yes, not somewhere like KwickFit who do not have the ability to diagnose faults etc.  Nor will they be able to properly service the system.

Omega General Help / Re: elite versus the rest
« on: 16 February 2008, 09:54:43 »
i have an 98 2.5 cdx.  its got everything, leather seats, wood interior, air con, electric heated seats, on star the lot, how much better is the elite as i was going to buy one of them at first, i may even do so when i get some more money,a newer model.had this car a while nowand love it. better than my opel senator 3.0s i had yrs ago, one very fast car indeed.
richie   :y

On you minifacelift, Elite will add:

Fully electric memory seats (inc mirrors)
Auto dipping rear view mirror
Bose amplified audio
HID headlights
Auto levelling suspension
Rear electric blind
Heated rear seats
Subtle body styling (different grill, boot lip spoiler, coulour coded side skirts)

Got these on my CDX facelift, also full leather, must have been optional extras.

I am in the process of seeking out a bose system and rear sun blind.

 :y :y

I have a CDX the same spec as yours then and yes, electric seats etc. were with the electric pack as The Boy has already confirmed.

Basically, our cars are as close to Elite spec as you can be without having an Elite - if that makes any sense!

I too, wish I had an Elite and spend time on occasion searching on e-bay - just not found one yet.  In the meanwhile - the CDX is fine.

Omega General Help / Re: Air Con and Coolant Relationship !
« on: 18 February 2008, 10:56:18 »
She hasn't got a leak....I did a complete coolant flush and renewal and noticed it being low during the first coolant level which time I also noticed that the Air Con wouldn't kick in.

make sure its not leaking first.

As mentioned air-con and coolant are seperate systems.

3 things will make the air-con not work:

1) outside temp is below 4 degrees
2) gas leak
3) fubar compressor

I would add that a likely candidate for the gas leak (if you have one) is the condenser - this is the first "radiator" at the front of the car.

Omega General Help / Re: Crank shaft sensor
« on: 07 February 2008, 14:28:36 »
I did mine with the car only slightly raised an no oil was released from the engine.  Also, I did not need to remove the scuttle - I could get at the connector okay.

I would suspect the thermostat based on what you say.  After a long run, hot warm is the top radiator hose??

If it is still cold, or only warmish, then it is the thermostat.  If it is very hot and the engine is not overheating, then the thermostat is okay and, as Kevin says, there is a fault in the heating system inside the car.  One thing that I have just though of is that the vacuum line on the heather bypass valve may have become disconnected.

My money is on the thermostat.

I very much doubt that the head gasket has gone.  You are correct in the fact that the engine would overheat.  There would be lots of smoke etc.

Hope this helps and good luck

Omega General Help / Re: v6 auto box cooling
« on: 03 February 2008, 13:56:33 »
You do not need to worry as a cooler for the auto box is already present.  It is, I think, combined with the radiator, although others will be able to confirm this I am sure.

Omega General Help / Re: Crank Shaft Sensor - Which One?
« on: 01 February 2008, 15:57:11 »
My '98 was the cheaper one - this has a rectangular connector with rounded sides.

Hope this helps in some way

Omega General Help / Re: Mega Problems
« on: 18 January 2008, 13:20:36 »
Apparently the 2.0 has a veined disc arrangement on the crank for the crank sensor.  If oil changes have been missed, the veins block and the crank sensor cannot "read" where the crank is.  

Before I say anything else, I have not seen any evidence of this myself, I read it in the Cavalier section on the dark side.  Therefore, I cannot substantiate this statement but I am sure that somebody better than me will be able to confirm it.

How to sort this, I am not sure, but would suggest a good flushing agent such as Forte, followed by a couple of quick oil / filter changes  would be the first logical step.

Of course, this all assumes that the ECU is having trouble with the crank sensor...........

Have you thought about the Fuel pump relay / fuel filter / lines etc.??

I hope that this helps

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