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General Car Chat / Re: Low Mileage 3.2 MV6 on eBay
« on: 01 May 2019, 14:09:28 »
back to the original topic
mileage showed 036672 on the ebay listing
it's been for an mot
Date tested
24 April 2019
36691 miles

Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):
Brake pipe leaking on a hydraulic braking system front to rear (1.1.11 (b) (ii))

Repair immediately (major defects):
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (1.6 (b))
Electronic stability control warning lamp indicates a fault (7.12 (e))
Supplementary restraint system warning lamp indicates a fault (7.1.6 (a))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
steering and suspension components rusty

I expected much worse TBH

yes i am nosy  :D ;D
I'm glad you are nosy, it's made me much happier now with my extravagant purchase and I'll keep driving it regularly to discover more of it's charms..! A/C recharge next on the list, and see how long that lasts before having to investigate where all the gas is escaping to. :)

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 26 April 2019, 23:00:55 »
We did exhausts for 6 special 3 litre Vectra road cars that MSD built, and then made tubular manifolds for one of the Challenge cars that ran on LPG that Swindon were involvedin. I'd love to build some for the Omega if I get time. It will much easier than on the transverse engined Vectra.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 24 April 2019, 21:37:59 »
Thanks BigGriffin, actually an MV6 estate would have been a more useful purchase ;) But at least now you all know who started the upward trend in Omega prices :)
as seen in last week's Autocar magazine no less!!

General Car Chat / Re: Thoughts on Jaguar XFR
« on: 13 April 2019, 22:34:00 »
An alternative within your budget could be E63 AMG, but only the one with the proper AMG 6.2L V8.
As big V8s go, they are impressive, 500bhp, 7500 rpm and no superchargers or turbos to worry about.  XFR's very nice too, the supercharged 5Litre is tuned for low end torque, but I'd be worried about reliability, especially transmission and electrics.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 08 April 2019, 15:38:10 »
Thanks, second recommendation for Serek, and I've already asked him for prices to service the MV6.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 07 April 2019, 22:37:03 »
I had a little run out in the MV6 this evening, and we're starting to bond already. My son describes it as a sleeper, and that's the way I like it. It has a powerflow stainless exhaust fitted by Welsh Coast Customs, which I was a bit worried about, but it's not too intrusive and quite a nice fit.  It's a little embarrassing not having my own company's product on my car, but I'll have to live with it for now, and it will stay until I have enough time to develop something a little better myself. We did make some very nice tubular headers years ago for one of the V6 Vectra challenge cars that ran on LPG, and the inline engine makes it much easier to fit something nice than the transverse Vectra. I remember that car had a reputation as the nicest sounding car on the grid and it was much quicker than the standard petrol cars too. ;)

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 05 April 2019, 20:53:23 »
Thanks, although an estate would have been more practical for the family, I couldn't resist this.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 03 April 2019, 21:52:05 »
Mm Pontypridd, not far from me👍
Car was from Hutchins Vauxhall Centre, which used to be a main dealer. There were quite a few Welsh voices heard around the cars at the auction, and I already knew the owner having supplied him 2 service kits for his Lotus Carlton the week before that was auctioned off last year.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Multi CD player
« on: 03 April 2019, 21:21:55 »
Oh, yes, that's explains my next question as to what that thing is. I guess that is a convenience that I will learn to appreciate. I should probably search the paperwork for a user guide. You can probably tell that I tend to know very little about gadgets.  :y thanks for the pointer.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: power sounder
« on: 03 April 2019, 18:27:25 »
There are several versions of the Omega power sounder, and serveral different battery options.

Some are filled to the hilt of potting compound, so not much hope of doing much with them. Some are open inside.  All have to be cut open (hacksaw along the seem).

New ones were around 60, but they will all be old stock now.

It pains me to agree with STEMO. It really does. But he's right, for once.
Apart from the discussion with your insurance company, are there any other downsides to removing the powersounder? Maybe the insurance company would recommend it was removed if they knew it could cause a fire?

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Multi CD player
« on: 03 April 2019, 18:23:22 »
On the MV6 I have just bought has a Siemens NCDC 2013 fitted, which appears to need a cartridge to load CDs into the big slot in  the front.  In the service records there is mention of this cartridge not ejecting properly and it was recommended not to use it so it doesn't get jammed. There doesn't seem to be a multi CD cartridge in there, so I am wondering if it is possible to load a CD without this cartridge or if I got one (from somewhere?) can it be fixed so it doesn't jam, or is it a known fault. I also wonder how difficult it is to connect an MP3 player or similar to this sort of unit? without going to a new aftermarket stereo, which I'd rather not have to do, because I'd like to keep the dash all looking original. Thanks.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 02 April 2019, 18:13:53 »
That's poor cambelt advice... "if your rollers are OK" it's the rollers that fail. And being dealer maintained, they probably only changed the belt :o

I made that statement because I expect Mr 456lbft has good mechanical knowledge having owned prepped and raced LCs and appears to be in the motor trade , the car has done only 12k in 6 years , a trained mechanic/engineer  can "feel" a bearing  for condition.

If you're not sure, change the lot.  ;)
I'd like to think the mechanics made a good job of looking after their boss's car, but you never know, and there's nothing like doing it yourself to know it's done right, even though I usually end up doing everything twice before I'm happy with it!

Likewise the spark plug on number 6, as they tend to ignore that one ::)

that I 100% agree on DG
My 2,4,6 plugs got missed , despite the tick and stamp in the book  ;D

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 02 April 2019, 11:04:26 »
Thanks a lot for all the advice. Belt kit was invoiced in 2013 at 65,000m, now on 71,000. I have done chains and guides on Lotus Carlton, there was a dvd fit that too, but it glossed over a lot of the tricky things that we generally encounter as cars get older. I do have the facilities, but never much time. I don't like starting a job that can't be finished in the available time, because something else always crops up, and it turns into a "project", which I don't need at the moment. I am well aware of what does and doesn't go on in the trade, and I will be happy to listen to recommendations as to any trusted independants to work on it when the time comes for specialist work. I look forward to meeting you at VBOA, which is on my list of events to go to.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 01 April 2019, 22:05:22 »
Very nice
a rare colour  :-\
(obviously not ultra rare Z157 star silver  ;D)
will you be rust proofing it  :-\
(supertrol  in doors etc,wax-oil chassis legs etc)

I do like the grill  8)
pro-drive front bumper  :)
Yes I will be doing my best to preserve it, and I've seen how Lotus Carlton's end up :'( so rustproofing is on the list of things to do. First up is to establish whether the AC is working or not before the really hot weather is upon us again. It could also do with brake discs and pads, as it has obviously not been used much so they are quite rusty. I have to be careful with the budget, because that was blown on the purchase price, so it'll be step by step. Cam belts were done not many miles ago, but should I do them again as they deteriorate with age as well as mileage? It was serviced before the auction and has got 12 months MOT, so mainly i just want to drive it. :)

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: newbie MV6 owner
« on: 01 April 2019, 17:35:46 »

Hopefully this works for you now?

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