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Omega General Help / Re: Misfire....logical next step?
« on: 29 December 2018, 21:39:15 »
OK thanks.
When I changed the plugs the spark plug holes were full of water on that side, so maybe that started the problem. I have since sealed the scuttle so hopefully it wont happen again.
I will have ago at checking the sparks on that side tomorrow in the daylight.
Water in no. 6 from leak in the scuttle will cause a misfire. It doesn't often get into 4 and 2, but oil does from a leaking cam cover gasket.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 29 December 2018, 19:31:55 »
Here's the back

I hope that helps.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 29 December 2018, 19:22:16 »
By back I meant the other side to the ones shown we may be able to determine the cause from that side
Ron
Here's the front

and here's the back


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Omega General Help / Re: Plenum - multiram electrical connector...
« on: 29 December 2018, 15:18:34 »
Yes to the last two questions. Plugging it in correctly(it only goes on way though) resets the EML
Thanks, very interesting. A couple of weeks ago I put new spark plugs in, once I had sucked out all the water in the sp holes on the passenger side. I really struggled to get the electrical plug back on & I wasn't entirely happy that I had done it right. I decided to have some more fun today, taking the plenum off, in part to check out the plug - somehow I had managed to bend one of the connector pins & so it wasn't on properly  :-[
Things are going in the right direction  ;D
I have always struggled with that plug. Now I always unplug it after removing the plenum, and replace it before relocating the plenum.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 29 December 2018, 14:48:06 »
Pictures of the back would be more informative  :y
The first picture in this thread is of the back of the dodgy lock, though I cannot see how it helps.

My apologies for posting 3 identical pictures. Reason is on first posting the image was tiny, so I repeated the exercise - twice. Dropbox no longer supports Windows XP so now I struggle on my Windows 10 laptop, and am still learning.

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General Car Chat / Re: Why doesn't the Astra have hydraulic lifters?
« on: 29 December 2018, 12:24:52 »
It was an old tech, underpowered engine that GM kept ploughing on with.  But it is quite reliable.

Personally, I'd check them more often.  Bit of a ballache, but keeps it running perfectly.
Thank you. I thought it was a new engine, with its variable valve timing.

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General Car Chat / Re: Why doesn't the Astra have hydraulic lifters?
« on: 29 December 2018, 12:23:57 »
I was dismayed to read that I should adjust my Astra tappets after 100,000 miles. Why are they not hydraulic, like on Omegas?


Why dismayed? It's a simple job that most cars will need once .
True enough. On my Austin Mini I had the head off every year to decoke it and regrind the exhaust valves, and part of the reasssembly was tappet adjustment.

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General Car Chat / Why doesn't the Astra have hydraulic lifters?
« on: 29 December 2018, 11:07:22 »
I was dismayed to read that I should adjust my Astra tappets after 100,000 miles. Why are they not hydraulic, like on Omegas?

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 28 December 2018, 21:26:50 »
3rd attempt


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Omega General Help / Dodgy lock bigger
« on: 28 December 2018, 21:17:18 »
Dodgy lock bigger


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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 28 December 2018, 21:09:17 »
Actually tells you nothing...
Quite so.
Here is a pic of the two locks. On the left is my spare, the other is the suspect lock.

This pic is the dodgy lock.

Looks to me like the dodgy lock is stuck in the wrong position. I can push it back a little, but cannot pull it forward. Compare the 2 locks above, LH lock is the one I installed.
Furthermore, I can easily move the solenoid on the failed assembly, it ain't stuck. I reckon a bit broke off the lock catch and has jammed the lock. The RAC man somehow got the door open, and slammed it shut, but it was never latched shut.

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General Car Chat / Re: 850 Km today
« on: 28 December 2018, 10:56:17 »
Congratulations on getting the job!

I hope you enjoyed the journey.

I cannot imagine who would pay 100k euros for a turntable, whether railway or gramaphone. My sons suggest disc jockeys. Please enlighten.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 27 December 2018, 21:12:59 »
Was it the locking motor that had to be changed?
I don't think so, I heard it clonking away as I dismantled things. I made hard work of the job, and replaced the whole solenoid/lock assembly with a spare I had lying around. I reckon it was the lock itself that had failed, but that does not fit too well with the fact that my daughter ran the car for 2 months simply by leaving it unlocked every night. I have no way of testing the solenoid now that everything is assembled and working OK.

Checking continuity between pins in the socket. with the socket upright, the locating pin at the bottom, and numbering pins top to bottom 1,2,3 and 4,5,6 there is continuity beween 23,26,36,56.Not sure what that tells us, except that the solenoid is not dead.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 27 December 2018, 10:44:08 »
descendingJob completed early Christmas day. Thanks to all for help.
Having dismantled things carelessly, I reassembled as follows:


inserted lock assembly into door
plugged cable into solenoid
fitted pull up rod to locking lever (blue clip)
manouevered lock into position, with pull up rod through hole in door and outside opening rod into correct green hole
attached lock to door 3 torx screws
attached inside opening rod to top lock lever brown clip
attached central locking lever to lever bottom left brown clip.
Job is made tricky by poor access to door interior. Above shot was taken with wife's small camera.

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Omega General Help / Re: Removing plug from driver's door motor
« on: 24 December 2018, 17:14:19 »
Thanks for the quick response gentlemen. Doc G's method worked a treat. The cable restricted how far out I could pull the motor, but now I have it out I shall release the cable inside the door.

What's the best order of reassembly of reassembly?

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