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Omega General Help / Re: thermostat pipe
« on: 29 May 2017, 02:46:38 »
hmm didnt buy from gm as even with trade club was nearly 50 quid for housing .. bought first line housing came with a standard stat for 32 quid, but mine was same thickness as original gm part of car

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Omega General Help / Re: Overheating
« on: 29 May 2017, 02:44:29 »
all sorted and runs much better now..

new housing and pipe.. new lower temp stat new temp sensor new clip on all hoses and all hoses checked while there i replaced all gasket on plenums for new ones and cleaned throttle body out.. runs well coolant level stayed up and get to 90 on gauge and come down to low 80s quick runs well very happy

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Omega General Help / Re: thermostat pipe
« on: 25 May 2017, 22:55:33 »
I just replaced original thermostat housing with a first line one and flanges exactly same thickness so no need to apply washers or shorten thread on bolt

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Omega General Help / Re: Thermostat
« on: 25 May 2017, 22:54:48 »
Really first person .. sorted it anyways now cheers ...

Anyone know a lower fan switch so fans cut in sooner


Very few people consider saving a couple of quid by buying just the thermostat(and not the housing) worthwhile.


Your local factors will have a book(or screen ;D ) listing the thread size and switching temperatures of their supplier's switches. You then pick one that will screw into your housing, and switches on(and off, which is probably the one to play with) when you want.


But seriously, what are you trying to achieve here? The stock Omega fans switch in and out seamlessly at about 100C, which seems pretty good to me. If yours are doing that, but the car is overheating(and that means venting coolant) then you should fix the cause, not fudge it with a fan that runs more often.

I fitted new Courtney lower temp thermostat and a new first line housing along with new genuine link pipe

Car is fine now thankyou new thermostat and hbv and all good no coolant loss and running a lot better...

U answered own question in asking whŷ fit lower fan switch when fans kick in at 100degrees.. should never let it get that hot... oil needs to be 80 degrees to function properly but having engine at 100degrees not good so having fans kick in low 90s be more beneficial to engine to keep operating temperatures at sweet point low 80s to 90s temp range
 keeping engine in better condition ... obviously too low and nothing is running at optimum but few degrees lower for fans be a lot better

Think I found one of a Renault... just the pins for fans are opposite so c1 and c2  pins other way around so opposite fans kick in first to std

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear diff bushes
« on: 24 May 2017, 18:50:59 »
Did it work well what were increases in nvh like


I bought the stiffest polyurethane I could find.


The fixture I made to hold the parts together is a bit excessive, but it does make doing both mounts simultaneously much easier. Now the worst part of the job is removing all the old rubber.





and a completed mount:




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Omega General Help / Re: Thermostat
« on: 24 May 2017, 18:50:02 »
Really first person .. sorted it anyways now cheers ...

Anyone know a lower fan switch so fans cut in sooner

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Omega General Help / Thermostat
« on: 24 May 2017, 15:56:11 »
Any one have trouble pushing thermostat down to locate into housing can't compress Courtney sport stat

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Omega General Help / Re: Plug where does it go
« on: 23 May 2017, 19:20:17 »
Gonna say I've not disconnected crank sensor I was doing thermostat hbv and temp switch just putting all back together and was like err where does this go

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Omega General Help / Re: Plug where does it go
« on: 23 May 2017, 18:31:14 »
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Omega General Help / Plug where does it go
« on: 23 May 2017, 18:08:49 »
Need help 3 pin plug at back of engine can't find what it connects to it by injector loom plug

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Omega General Help / thermostat pipe
« on: 23 May 2017, 07:06:20 »
quickest way to get a thermostat link pipe v6 need one asap located liverpool
might aswell fit new thermostat housing while there if can get one too

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Omega General Help / Re: Overheating
« on: 21 May 2017, 04:34:01 »
any have part numbers for pipes incase ?

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Omega General Help / Re: Overheating
« on: 19 May 2017, 22:14:02 »
I just filled header tank up again and ran car.. Noticed a slow drip under car rufly under where hbv is.. So could be that or associated hoses... Guessing once stinking hot will get worse due to expansion of hoses etc...

Ordered lower temp thermostat as run to hot normal anyways...

Got a new hbv on order and temp switch going to do all three as cheap enough hbv 20 quid.. Thermostat 25quid.. And switch was a tenner.... Shall fit all check hoses if any split cut split out and replace will aluminium joint as no parts numbers or time to go miles to a particular dealership that takes tradeclub discount..

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Omega General Help / Re: Overheating
« on: 17 May 2017, 18:31:44 »

Ok cheers shall do

Ok, let it cool, top up to cold mark with 50:50 antifreeze, then see what happens

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Omega General Help / Re: Overheating
« on: 17 May 2017, 16:15:43 »
im not having to top up  .. once hot if i release cap header tank fills back up again but after a drive re empties butengine getting hot..

so coolant still in system . but engine getting stinking hot..

and no leaks as nothing in engine bay wet no smell of coolant and nothing under car

shall run it from cold and watch from engine and have a look around.. fans are kicking in but still getting hot.. probs just replace major items as on age will do it good as said low temp thermostat and temp sensor and hbv all new then for not a lot of money .


When cap removed when hot, expansion causes coolant level to rise in a pressurised system like Omega.


To OP, you have a leak if you have to repeatably top up. End of.

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