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Christmas Presents, you need to unwrap them to discover there contents.  :)

General Car Chat / Re: Autoglym Washer Shampoo 5 L - £6 Halfords
« on: 13 January 2019, 23:37:46 »
Omega last got a wash in about November, due another one in March.  :D
Assuming it doesn't rot away before then ;D
I can insure Al, having bought the 2.2 LPG, that none of tunies cars will rot or rust away          .......well, not before the next MOT anyway.  :D

Right that the political bit out the way, now, decisions, decisions, do I choose the free 12 month Movies or Entertaiment NowTV Sky Pass. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Autoglym Washer Shampoo 5 L - £6 Halfords
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:40:29 »
Well Im glad you all enjoyed that one,  ;D ::), you naughty peeps not washing your Omegas anymore, no wonder there going rusty, and dont forget to wash behind your ears before going to bed tonight.  :)

Stay tuned for more Zirk's washing tips, including next weeks one on 'Why you should take Karcher K2 on Holiday this year and how to modify the Lance in order to shoot down them nasty Drones'

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Aerial leads and connections
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:19:20 »
Have been reading through all the search facility on aerial connections and am after some clarification if possible?

Mine is a ‘97 mid-facelift CDX with no phone setup.

I currently run an Alpine aftermarket HU but have never had good reception from the radio so i suspect I have a damaged lead behind the dash as this sounds quite common. The roof aerial is good as I swapped it from my Astra Van a few years ago when trying to look into it then.

I have no aerial lead at all on the drivers side a-pillar unlike most. I have a grey coax on the passenger side a-pillar with a push-to-lock connection. Is this simply a different design for the DIN connection as in I will be able to put one of the DIN - ISO connector is its place and run a fresh cable?

Reason is that i am adding an Alpine DAB unit and this has an in and out for standard aerial as well as the DAB, so I was thinking of running from the A-pillar to the unit and then from the unit to the radio, all with new cabling.
Having read this thread I would concur with DG,

But it may have been possible if yours is a late PFL CDX. my thoughts are some CDX around this era had a Phillips HU and a Serperate Amp, the Amp and its Wiring was located on the left Passenger side, with the Amp location either in the Boot space or Under Dash, depending on whether Saloon or Estate (and I cant remember which way around now), so it would kind of make sense for this one off CDX Amp option to run the Aerial within the same area or location.

General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 13 January 2019, 09:56:03 »

Why does Paul want a foot pump rather than a compressor? 

Maybe he's trying to shift some Christmas flab?

I prefer the foot pump as I have never found a compressor one accurate enough.
One of the problems with using a foot pump is that once you get to 17" or bigger wheels with low profile tyres on the tyre is (or should be) sealed to the rim on fitting, therefore once a tyre goes completely flat and with the weight of the car on it is breaks the seal, trying to pump up a tyre with a foot pump in this type of scenario without removing the wheel from the car can prove a bit challenging.   ;)

Omega General Help / Re: Astra H SRi 2.0 Turbo brakes on Omega?
« on: 10 January 2019, 21:32:23 »
Very much doubt the wheels will fit, they could be persuaded with some spacers but that could mess things up.  :-\

General Car Chat / Autoglym Washer Shampoo 5 L - £6 Halfords
« on: 09 January 2019, 12:22:50 »
Autoglym Pressure Washer Shampoo 5 Litre currently at 6 quid at Halfords, was £17.50

Good price and good stuff this, Ive used it many times on all sorts of things, Cars, Engines, House Windows, Garden Stuff etc, (Note, its not Snow Foam or Polish), its a good all rounder Shampoo / Detergent.  :y

Can be used in a Wash Bucket with Sponge as well if you dont have a Pressure Washer.

Just had another excellent Autoglass fitter. It took over an hour and a half just to get the old screen out of the 190. In the end he had to chop it it into sections. Apparently whoever fitted it didn't intend it to come back out.  He said he had never seen anything like it ::) ;D
He persevered in the freezing cold though, and didn't rush anything and put everything back together just as he found it.  :)
I seem to remember You and I removed an Omega Screen in about half an hour, and we didnt know what we were doing as first timers, and managed to get it off with cracking it, which is always a bonus.  ;) :y :D

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 , which cams are better for low end?
« on: 07 January 2019, 23:40:29 »
Sounds like a lot of work, I personally prefer bog standard 3.2 with auto box.

Effortless power and an effortless drive.
3.2 Manual with short shift fitted, Remaped, LSD, Police spec Suspension,  and a good blast tbrough Epping Forest will soon cure those thoughts Mark.  ;)

And bring a Crash Helmet.  ;D

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 , which cams are better for low end?
« on: 07 January 2019, 22:04:19 »
I'm 99% certain that the ECU hardware is the same, but there is a config difference.  Whether or not this switches in a different map, I've never bothered to look.

It'll need an authorised Tech2 to change that setting.

I seem to recall the injectors are different as well, so use the injector rail from 3.2.

The 3.2's biggest issue (for NA) is piss poor CR, for emmissions reasons and penny pinching.  You'll probably want to get the CR back up to 3.0 standards if running NA.  If blowing, don't over do the boost. Plus you'll need a custom map.

Well ive just purchased an 3.2 ecu kit just to make sure, only 90 quid, rather be safe than sorry ha, ill stick the 3.0 injectors in as they have a 10cc more spray and then the 2.6/3.2 fuel regulator, as ling as it runs as a standard 3.2, i have a bassline to start from, just reading up on little tricks and tips to increase performance, finding someone to remap is going to be the hardest part :/
I would get it all running using the original ECU first, then when happy swap out the ECU for your new 3.2 ECU as all 3.2 ECU were set for Autos (Unless Ex Police).

From experience an 3.2 ECU from an Auto will (or should) work in a 3.2 Manual but it does use a different Map. In the Older 3.0/2.5 Auto / Manual Setups there was a Pin on the Main ECU Loom that would be set High/Low for Auto/Manual, I never did get around whether the Loom was similar on the Later 3.2 ECU (poss only the 2.6) but my Chip Man tells me they are configurable within the ECU via a Specialist ReMap or as TB says possibly via Tech 2. So, if need be,  your need to do some Homework on that.

Possible outcomes with a 3.2 Auto ECU in a Manual could be, it will run fine but not quiet be the correct Map, or it may run Rough / not quiet right, or it may just not Start one day as its decided out of the blue it cant see the Auto Box ECU Config.


There are some good Resins and Repair Technologies there days for Screen Repairs, budget for £25 to 60, best bet is to ask a Medium Size Car Trader with lots of Cars on the Forecourt they tend to use reliable and good Repair People in the Trade, personally I would stay away from the Guys outside Halfords and Supermarkets they tend to be New Low Value Franchise Traders on a Budget and trying to earn a living and reaching Targets.

General Car Chat / Re: 06 Corsa 1.2 value and disposal
« on: 07 January 2019, 19:17:58 »
I think your struggle with them Autotrader prices if Im honest, esp if your after a quick Sale and this time of year (after Xmas).

The 1.2 are the more popular of the range, as in, more of them, what Colour ?, Black, Grey and Silver are good selling colours for Corsa C's, the Design are pretty basic, SXi and SRi demand more money if looked after and in good nick. Lots of Corsa C's getting scrapped at the moment, due to poor maintenance, typically lack of Coolant and Oil Services, not saying yours is Varche, but as a general guide high number of the Models getting Scrapped or Broken normally means the Ones on the Road suffer in Retail.

Positive points they are low Tax and Insurance and cheap to fix, so always a good choice for New and Young Drivers, which in that Category a 13 year old Corsa C will probably Sell better on its looks, Colour, condition and MOT life over the the normal Millage and Service History.

Good luck with it Varche, I'll put the word around when you come up with a guide price.  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Wireless Door Bells
« on: 07 January 2019, 09:37:44 »
My hearings not what it used to be.

I was thinking of something like this :-

So that I can have them spread about the house, or are they a waste of money.
Depends how big your House is and how fast you can run to the door to answer it  :)

General Car Chat / Re: Dart crossing charge
« on: 07 January 2019, 09:19:44 »

I went through the Dart tunnel the other day and removing the toll booths dosn't seem to have eased the queues::)
Us Essex and Kent Folk like to get our monies worth if were having to pay a Congestion Charge.  :) ;) ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Dart crossing charge
« on: 07 January 2019, 01:19:05 »
Well drove through  on the Froday, yesterday was a blur, remembered today so technically too late.
I would ring Them, explain your from España, not sure what was what etc, they might let it go, got to be worth a shot, and a lot cheaper than waiting for a Letter to arrive.  ;)

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