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General Car Chat / Re: Spotted
« on: 12 May 2018, 21:36:13 »
There is a silver 2.2 saloon, FE02 I think part of registration in premier inn car park in Edinburgh park, right who's here? 😄

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Total load of tosh, they paid in so deserve pension and care.

True enough, but on the flip side I think most would agree things got pretty well out of hand regarding a lot of baby boomers. Take as an example my friend's father, early retired from his police desk job on his 50th birthday, full final salary pension, index linked, all that jazz. Even starting work at 16, he's been educated by the state, at work 34yrs and will probably live another 34yrs at the state's expense.

Hard to swallow when your taxes are paying his 40-50k/yr at the same time you're being told that your pension age is going up, you need to work more hours than your parents' generation, housing to income multiples are higher than they've ever been. Oh and you're lazy and entitled.  ::)

So It's more about they got a good deal and we didn't so I'm pissed off and now we should take it all away from them. If he'd paid in for 34 years does he not deserve it? I mean if that is the system you are presented with you can't then turn round and say oh you're living too long we need the money back, the government and the corporations knew what the system was they can't oversee it, then penalise people for simply using it; it's like the diesel scandal, penalise people for what at the time they were told by the government, or more like, encourage, to do. Here's the reason our pensions are disappearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALlzClE67os

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Hazards start flashing
« on: 10 May 2018, 22:45:07 »
I would check to see if the powersounder is still fitted.

Low battery volts will trigger an alarm from the powersounder.

Is it the power sounder that has batteries in it or is that car battery? Where is the power sounder located?

Got it, read the guide and all info there.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Hazards start flashing
« on: 10 May 2018, 21:49:20 »
I would check to see if the powersounder is still fitted.

Low battery volts will trigger an alarm from the powersounder.

Is it the power sounder that has batteries in it or is that car battery? Where is the power sounder located?

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Hazards start flashing
« on: 10 May 2018, 13:47:01 »
Just read a few similar posts, turn hazards on off 20 times to clean switch, put key in ignition with on but not started and lock unlock with fob, also could be relay that does double flash when locking, one section faulty.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Hazards start flashing
« on: 10 May 2018, 13:32:50 »
When i came back to my car today the hazards were flashing, when i unlocked it they stopped, but then started when i opened door. Is this a sign of something about to go tits up? I also notice if i unlock car with key they flash, then go out when ignition on, this is a seperate issue i dont know if related to first, as that just happened today.

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I'd love too! But my photo bucket seems to be on the blink and I'm very rusty with forums. I'll try this evening  :y

Using amazon s3 hosting for photos now, photobucket is in the bucket, no problems at all, they do charge a little bit but it's pennies and you get whole chunk of free space when you start out.

https://aws.amazon.com/s3/

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So, I've decided to change the top mounts and bearings on the front struts.  I've only done one side so far and thought I'd got it all back together properly but when I took the car around the block to try it (and to test the back brakes I've just done), it was quickly apparent something wasn't right.  The strut is now creaking when I steer and is not turning smoothly when I steer.

Can anyone tell me what I've done wrong?  Thanks.

Never fitted an omega one but I remember something with cavalier ones if you don't line up notches on the top spring cup and plastic insert then it can end up crushing the bearings too much, that or something is either missing or not fitted quite right perhaps?.

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The vilification of anyone over 30 seems to gathering pace, encouraging a we deserve everything younger generation. There also seems to be a myth going round that old people are causing all the bed blocking and pension problems. Total load of tosh, they paid in so deserve pension and care. A lot of younger people are living high off the hog and it's time they were thrown naked into the real world and see how they get on.

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Omega Gallery / Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« on: 30 April 2018, 19:03:50 »
Valeted car, gutted the interior, polished inside including wood, done all the windows with vinegar/water, applied new seat covers and took it to a hot wash and rinse, then my missus gets in passenger side and leaves two big grit laden footprints and a big scuff on the kick plate of sill!



Also rust-treated little bit of rust under the passenger front door, where it turns up toward hinges.




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Omega Gallery / Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« on: 29 April 2018, 18:52:16 »
So, got a friendly AA guy i know to plug his diagnostics in and check codes, from the list that popped up there was codes for a few other things inc. Tps, and for bank 2 sensor 1 and 2. Cleared all the codes and been fine ever since. Mpg seems a lot better, about 35 instead of 27 typical, and gearbox behaving itself too.

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General Discussion Area / accessing car's computer tech2
« on: 27 April 2018, 13:36:16 »
I've read about every tech2 question in forum and still not sure exactly what it is you need. So starting with software, i know there is a lot of vendors, downloads, ones people are saying might work, or only work with certain cables certain operating systems, ones that can reset codes, ones that cant, ones that can read live data and not etc. etc.

I've got to a point where i've ordered a kit off ebay as i really dont know what it is i need, so bought a cheap 19 pound kit with cd, adapter cable.

I do have access to software from 0p com but hadn't a clue what cable i needed or an adapter. Can anyone clear up  what i actually need, i've a 64 bit laptop, not sure if it's got serial port,  if that is what i need, it has the other port with more pins, and of course usb ports. I want something that i can read live data and diagnose any sensor issues, both out of a diagnostic perspective and interest.

Thanks

Andrew


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General Discussion Area / Re: Noisy neighbours
« on: 26 April 2018, 13:45:21 »
Irish Uilleann pipes good as well

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Omega Gallery / Re: Omega 24v Work in Progress
« on: 24 April 2018, 23:02:41 »
Recently replaced the outside air temp sensor and temps now working! All I need to get done for the Summer (?) is air-con charged up, hope it holds charge!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hope prices don't go up
« on: 24 April 2018, 10:44:26 »
"How could anyone wash a car for 5 pound"

emm i would do it, fiver for 10 mins work not bad bunce!

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