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General Car Chat / Re: Before I buy Help
« on: 16 November 2016, 18:29:58 »
Could this low mileage example, be the same one another member from Scotland saw on gumtree, and walked away.

I don't know, do you a link or description?

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Omega Owner Waiting in the Wings
« on: 15 November 2016, 22:10:28 »
Hello and welcome to the forum  :y

Thanks m8, look forward to yet more car madness lol

General Car Chat / Re: Before I buy Help
« on: 15 November 2016, 22:08:43 »
Check that the ABS and airbag indicator lamps illuminate (and then go out again) when the ignition is switched on. Check that the speedo works.

The ABS ecu has some tiny silver wires inside that can fracture and cause intermittent loss of speedo, ABS, servotronic power steering and traction control. (the last 2 weren't fitted to the CD models AFAIK).

If someone turns the ignition on with an airbag or sensor disconnected it will bring up a fault which can be cleared with Tech2 but often results in the bulb being removed instead.......



Great info Andy, will check that too. I'm also reading the various forums for common problems.

General Car Chat / Re: Before I buy Help
« on: 15 November 2016, 20:17:25 »
Ok, will be taking my fine tooth comb too then  ;)

What about leccy stuff, anything I should watch for apart from obvious?

thanks guys

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Omega Owner Waiting in the Wings
« on: 15 November 2016, 19:18:46 »
Hello and welcome to OOF,a wealth of knowledge/experience on here :y

Great, sounds like a deal, look forward to getting to know everyone  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Before I buy Help
« on: 15 November 2016, 19:15:43 »
Given the age, its fair to say it'll need some mechanical work.  Which sounds like you're more than capable of :y

Thus I'd be look for corrosion issues mainly, knowing that front suspension will need some work due to age...

I'll be sure to take my torch and maybe a sneaky screwdriver for prodding lol! What's the usual places, more or less same as senator i.e. everywhere! ?

General Car Chat / Re: Royale Coupe and MOT
« on: 15 November 2016, 19:03:09 »
Friend took it to his garage where he works-gave it a once over and it needs two bits of welding and a set of pads for the mot-booked in for the first week in Jan.
Better than I thought.

Other issues.

Will need a centre bearing and holder for the prop.

Speedo-the speedo is original Royale but the engine and box are Monza 3.0i-there is an electronic take off the box-any ideas on how to get a speedo working?

Heater not blowing hot or even luke warm-even when engine up to temp.

Gearbox rear seal leaking.

Strange feeling through the steering such as worn rubber mountings/bushes you can sometimes feel it through the wheel and hear it especially when on full lock-feels a bit similar to the front bush problems on mark 3 Granadas.

Any advice on the above would be more than welcome!


Hi Steve

Sweet car by the way. I had one exact same, still got a back badge and both back bumper steel corners if you want them.

General Car Chat / Before I buy Help
« on: 15 November 2016, 18:52:14 »
Hi Guys/Gulls

I have just joined as am very keen to purchase a 24 v6 CD Omega Auto, it's relatively low miles, looks in good nick, verified miles and MOT, which is out to April 17.

I am looking for some pointers as for things to check apart from the obvious things. Do you have a guide on here I can go through? I'm an ex mechanic and run several other cars including have an old 3.0 senator and a few cavys too so got the mechanical know how, and "the feel" of the vauxhall way of making things! Omegas I've no experience with but I'm sure they are just senators with a lot more electrical gubbins and a v6 instead of ------ 6 :)

Hopefully I get it and can get a bit more active in here.

Ta for now


Newbie Welcome Area / Omega Owner Waiting in the Wings
« on: 15 November 2016, 18:44:35 »
Hi Guys/Gals

I've just joined up here in potential preparation for the ownership of an Omega v6 24 CD auto. I also own a couple of other cars, well 4 actually, not including this one. If I buy another that will be onto my second hand to count them all!

Got a couple of Qs to ask about what to look for when buying etc. so will post that in other threads.

Can't wait to get stuck in!



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