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Omega General Help / Caters tuning guide question
« on: 05 February 2018, 07:27:32 »
Read through the whole caters tuning guide on internet other day and a lot of it is information from this site?

Main thing asking was it was stating putting 2.5v6 heads on 3.2 block matching the ports and using 3.2 head gaskets raises compression a bit allowing more power and linking with 4xg cams made quite a good cheap power hike

My question is what would sticking 2.6 heads onto a 3.2 do ? I'm guessing the chamber is smaller than a 3.2 so would still raise compression so why not use these instead... Or is it the 2.5 are smaller again allowing higher compression than a 2.6 head ......

Omega General Help / Re: headlight level sensor
« on: 28 January 2018, 13:21:30 »
warning message on for years(least 5)... lights work fine but do not move up and dow. when first turn on...

wiring appears to be ok no rips etc is possible wiring failed however sensor being common fault and its age.. id like to fit new front one then fit a new rear if warning message doesnt disappear that way know it brand new

anyone got part number

Omega General Help / headlight level sensor
« on: 21 January 2018, 16:21:08 »
anyone got part code for headlight level sensor??

got low beam fld  vision on display...

not using old ones try getting bracket off mine as was right git gonna need to drill the screws out etc.. rather just buy brand new and get another 14 years out of them haha

Omega General Help / Re: Mv6 springs
« on: 21 January 2018, 16:18:51 »
who is this tooo????

im going to take measurement of mine with car on ground and in air of springs and get them sent to coil spring in sheffield and get a brand new set made up

so spill the beans.... how many of these springs are available? if theyre something like a fiver a set of four then i might be interested  :D

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

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