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Messages - laney101

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Omega General Help / Re: Cats
« on: 10 January 2018, 18:03:50 »
I did this and sometimes light still comes on but goes off on own... replaced with new sensor still does it.. been like that about 6 years now I just leave it makes no odds

Omega General Help / Re: Mv6 springs
« on: 07 January 2018, 19:56:01 »
With regards to LSC springs how much stiffer were they over std spec springs and also they were 15mm lower wearnt they

Omega General Help / Re: Mv6 springs
« on: 07 January 2018, 05:11:19 »
cheers so as long lu on springs they be genuine

Omega General Help / Mv6 springs
« on: 05 January 2018, 21:16:20 »
Somone is selling brand new old stock mv6 springs but now box or labels... How do i tell if genuine facelift lowered sport chassis springs

Ie spring diameter length coloured dots etc

Omega General Help / Re: shock x4 replacement
« on: 28 December 2017, 13:20:23 »
ive used him before for my sierra ... but that was a car he had on file

dont know if he has specs of mv6 on file so shall have a word and see what he says ..

Omega General Help / Re: 3.0 MV6
« on: 23 December 2017, 02:13:38 »
i know i dont remove plenum to do coilpack or plugs on my 3.2 ???

even if youre able to see the temp sender, and the spade connector is on it, theres still the chance that the copper is suitably corroded after 20 ish years.
Certainly when I replaced mine I found the original was 'silted up' inside and the cars actual temp reading changed when the new one went in.

To be fair theres a ton of jobs that require the plenum off for a v6, so could be worth doing the lot in one go.
Plenum seals
Ht leads
Coil pack
Cleaning out the dried cruddy oil from the plenum
Ditto for the breather hoses (not strictly necessary to remove plenum, admittedly)
Coolant temp sensor
Check for potential leaks/corrosion on the bridge between cylinder banks
Possibly replace these hoses (sit above the exhaust, take a battering with extremes of temperature, a wonder they last as long as they do)
check conditon of oil cooler plate (they rot from inside out)

Joys of v6 ownership  ;)

Omega General Help / Re: shock x4 replacement
« on: 23 December 2017, 02:09:21 »
on that basis may go brand new b4 full set :)

even tempted to have coil spring in Sheffield make a new set of mv6 springs up

Omega General Help / shock x4 replacement
« on: 15 December 2017, 02:33:15 »
omega currently on 132k mv6 facelift.

seen as std mv6 shocks are no longer available what the closest you can buy in terms of firmness and and overall package.

sachs  (original brand for omega i think) 280 for all four shocks
bilstein b4  (have used rears on other omegas and seemed quite good but are sachs better) 185
meyle (big german brand and known anyone used them) 173

what would be closest to standard mv6 shocks price not issue more how good shock is .. dont really want to go for something like a b6 bilstein or koni yellow as i think make it overly stiff

Omega General Help / Re: wet front passenger floor
« on: 15 December 2017, 02:25:58 »
be the pollen filter housing filling up.. remove pollen filter check for water and clear drains holes at bottom.. i removed grommet on inner wing to botton of pollen filter and mine never filled up again

Omega General Help / Re: Cheap cam cover gaskets - results
« on: 14 December 2017, 02:17:44 »
good top tip duly noted cheers.

i shall keep an eye on live data.. as said it may wear it out quicker but i only doing now 5-7k a year so it original maf and if last another 2/3 years still ok in my book... hopfully next year going standalone management do away with maf (woop woop)

cheers for info on checking fuel trims

laney101 - if you have the facilities for live data, try to keep an eye on long term fuel trims for both banks as part of your monthly quick check over.

The failure mode of 2.6/3.2 MAFs is normally a gradual failure, which is difficult to feel from the drivers seat until it gets to the point that its not running right.

If you see both banks drifting at all from 0% on the LTFT, suspect MAF (but check for air leaks etc as well), and look at changing it then :y

I'd suggest similar for all V6 owners not running LPG (as that oftern buggers up all trims ;D), but given you are using a (presumably) oiled filter, you suspectable to faster failure, as you're already aware.

Anything Courtney still sucks though :P ;D

General Car Chat / Re: V6 mpg
« on: 07 December 2017, 05:00:32 »
2 mile short journey to work twice a day car never gets warm during week town drive .. average 22mpg..

went oh holiday earlier in year 250 miles trip motorway with as little town as got to location (full boot 3 people in car and averaged 30mpg) not going slow m6 toll :)

automatic 3.2 if driven ok they not bad not great but not bad at all ...

think my average across motorway and town driving is about 24mpg at minute on computer

Omega General Help / Re: Cheap cam cover gaskets - results
« on: 07 December 2017, 04:54:01 »
no need to poor laney101 me... my car runs great .. and just flew throuh yet another mot ... yes it may affect maf .. But when.. (2 years?) prove it was the filter and not age or just time for the maf to go ahaha..

car is 14 years old on original maf and its fine. it will go one day anyways .. i know filters can affect it but personally never had it happen fiesta had k and n oil performance filter on for 30k and no issues...  dads insignia v6 runs courtney air filter and no issues thus far with that either.

courntey filter been on a year now on omega runs better with nice little note change i have to say and can take it out clean it and re use it ..

as said use pattern rocker gaskets how long you expect them to last?? if half price of gm ones but last 2/3rds of the time still worth it.. i get what people say you may have to change slightly more frequently but certain things it fine it really is.. also things like air filter if running a normal one i change every year regardless of millage on each service (now i dont due to courtney) but if you buying a gm one and doing 4000 miles a year you either leave it in for another year.. or buy cheap one but replace each year? car will still run fine ..  may affect performance by like 0.000001% but whatever
as said i dont have issue with patten parts other makes etc my car always has run spot on .. still pulls a 7.4 0-60 .... only air filter and 3.0 cats mod from std. (car a 3.2)

Omega General Help / Re: Cheap cam cover gaskets - results
« on: 06 December 2017, 21:06:36 »
mine had gm in it... swapped for i think mann own.. was pretty much identical size shape ..

physical size and surface area is less to worry about than the quality of the material it made from... less surface area you would say means less cleaning but not if paper better.

a lot more ot it than that air filter better because it bigger..

i now run courtney sport air filter and their a lot smaller compared to oem.. but can reused washed etc...

if you have trade card most service items it is just worth buying from vuaxhall as so cheap... if no trade card i would not worry...  just make parts that you heard off from CES, EURO, Local motorfactors will all be fine.

Omega General Help / Re: gear box and diff oil checks auto gear box
« on: 06 December 2017, 21:01:23 »

well thats just silly.. guessing you dont service your engine then as it runs fine?? (if it aint broke dont fix)doing it is called preventative maintenance

gearbox fluid brakes down just like anything.. and job isnt hard to to.. remove two gearbox pans drain oil swap filter replace gasket (x2) and replace amount of fluid removed with new fluid.. yes not all will be replaced but a good percentage will be (you can go further by using coller lines to drain system fully...) .. once this done a couple of times most of old fluid will be gone and gearbox will be thankful for it and should make a much smoother box..

my dad left his never having it done from buying it at 70k to 120k i persuaded him to do it .. wasnt expensive
 and drives so much better .. gearbox better when cold and smoother. on a 132k now and going to do it again just so more of it replaced and add a little lucas oil modifiy for autoboxs

If it aint broke and works as it should ...leave well alone. :y

Its a messy nasty job so I would be in no hurry to venture under there  ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Cheap cam cover gaskets - results
« on: 06 December 2017, 20:55:52 »
90% of parts on any car may be branded ford, gm , vauxhall or whatever but are made by another company..

ie air filters are mann.. on vauxhalls

however this thing of GM only for certain things is rubbish.. very rarely do i buy a gm part unless it cost effective ie their own oil on trade club is mega cheap and very good stuff same as their oil filter.. air filter i buy copys... fuel filters copys... rocker gaskets buy victor rainz orr payen.. if covers are ok.. and torqued correctly i never head issues.. my car on 132k and it fine short journey mostly also..

BELTS and cambelts .. just use gates kits very high quality or continetial never had issues.

as long as the product good quality it will be fine.. no point buying just because says GM on it your buying a name as made by someone else.

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