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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Headlamp confusion
« on: 21 May 2018, 21:07:22 »
The lights fitted to your CD spec will be projector type, you can polish the lens with 3M kit. It's very simple, just using a cordless drill you can use the attachments to polish up the lens. The difference can be significant, along with new Night Breaker bulbs will improve the light output considerably. I had a good improvement on my old 2.2:

Going from this:



To this:




HID/Xenon's are far better though, but to fit these you must fit the headlight washing system and self levelling adjusters along with bits on the back of the car, so you don't dazzle other drivers.

Washing kit alone is needed, as I found HID's are affected a far more by road muck. In the 3.2 I have them, I was them/the windscreen even when road has not been that dirty, the light output increases hugely after a good wash!


Must have taken you ages to source the Green Masking Tape to match the Car.  ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: X25XE to X30XE
« on: 21 May 2018, 20:46:11 »
My car is already a manual and as far as I can tell has the same diff ratio as the 3L.

I have actually contemplated putting in the auto diff to get a bit more acceleration.

As right now it sits at about 2800rpm at 70mph.

Thanks
In a 3.0 set up with the correct Diff, both the Manual (3.7) and the Auto (3.9) will run around the 2625 to 2650 RPM mark at 70MPH allowing for some Speedo error, your probably find your 70MPH is actually around 67/68 in true speed as the speedo's tend to read high, even on the Ex Police with Calibrated Speedo's they run around the same RPM at a tue speed of 70.

What I can tell you is if you run a Manual set up with a Auto diff (3.9) on the 3.0 setups you be doing around 3000RPm at 70, which is a tad anoying on a Motorway Cruise IMHO.

I cant remember now if the 2.5 (never owned one) had the same 5th gear ratio as the 3.0's, seem to remember hearing the very early ones were and the later prior to going to 2.6 were slightly different.  :-\

My sat navigation and my GPS on my phone both agree that at 70mph I am only doing 2800rpm.

Thanks
Ok, so what the speedo telling you?, 72/73? if so and without doing the Maths RPM sounds about right then, be it a tad high.

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Omega General Help / Re: X25XE to X30XE
« on: 21 May 2018, 20:28:05 »
My car is already a manual and as far as I can tell has the same diff ratio as the 3L.

I have actually contemplated putting in the auto diff to get a bit more acceleration.

As right now it sits at about 2800rpm at 70mph.

Thanks
In a 3.0 set up with the correct Diff, both the Manual (3.7) and the Auto (3.9) will run around the 2625 to 2650 RPM mark at 70MPH allowing for some Speedo error, your probably find your 70MPH is actually around 67/68 in true speed as the speedo's tend to read high, even on the Ex Police with Calibrated Speedo's they run around the same RPM at a tue speed of 70.

What I can tell you is if you run a Manual set up with a Auto diff (3.9) on the 3.0 setups you be doing around 3000RPm at 70, which is a tad anoying on a Motorway Cruise IMHO.

I cant remember now if the 2.5 (never owned one) had the same 5th gear ratio as the 3.0's, seem to remember hearing the very early ones were and the later prior to going to 2.6 were slightly different.  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Am i here or not
« on: 21 May 2018, 18:58:19 »
Do you mean the "Im Not a Robot" test.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows update
« on: 20 May 2018, 20:34:07 »
By the sound of it this update will be due to hit me soon.Only thing that's happened on mine since last recent update[why so many so often?]is that when I go on e-mail a small square box appears on about setting to my start or something else when I click ok the box disappears and all is normal until the next time I go back to e-mail and the box reappears.It's getting annoying.
Go to Setting and select Updates, select the options when to Update or Download Update so they suit your requirements.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows update
« on: 20 May 2018, 19:17:32 »
Black Screen with only Cursor or rotating small blue circle after a completed Re Boot normally means a Re Start is required after an Update.

Dont normally recommend this but If the Above doesnt work, you may need to do a Cold forced Switch Off using the Power Button and then a Restart.

I had this before with Updates and it sometimes does the above and have got around it by doing a Roll Back or System Restore to pre Upgrade Time then do the Upgrade again but by downloading the Windows Updater exe from the MS Website.

If you havent got one already make a Windows Recovery Disk or USB or get your hands on one.

Windows manual UpDater can be downloaded here from the MS Website - https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445

Or other Download Options here - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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Omega General Help / Re: Slack throttle cable on 2.5 V6
« on: 20 May 2018, 19:07:57 »
What Nick said /\ /\ theres like a Circlip that holds the outer cable in place at the TB end, you can use a Cable Tie as a temp fix until you get the clip sorted.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Check my science.....
« on: 19 May 2018, 13:25:49 »
It will sort itself out, over time, always has done, the Planet seems to have inbuild ability to repair what ever We throw at it.

The things to worry about are the Idiots with there fingers on the Button and the large lumps of Rock spinning around in Space.

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Here you go, taken from the DVLA INS160 Information book for the V5c, comfirms pretty much whats been said. -

What to do if you are selling your vehicle privately to someone
that does not have a GB address

You should fill in sections 6 and 10 with the new keeper’s name and address.
Both you and the new keeper (buyer) must sign and date the declaration in
section 8. Give the whole V5C to the new keeper to aid registration abroad.
You should then send a signed letter to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AG giving
the vehicle’s registration number, the make and model of the vehicle, the
date of sale or transfer, and the name and address of the new keeper.
Once we know about the change of keeper, you should receive an
acknowledgement letter to confirm that you are no longer responsible for
the vehicle. If you do not receive the letter within 4 weeks, please phone
0300 790 6802.


or you can download the whole book here - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/167212/response/411848/attach/4/INS160.pdf

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DONT Fill out the Export Section, your end end in all sorts of mess, your Selling the Vehicle not Exporting it.

Your'll need to do something like I suggested in my ist Post, you just need to ensure they haven't changed the Rules since changing the Log Books from Red to Blue now.
Yes , got it thanks  :y
I  have the red and the blue v5 s
one says don't fill in export section if taking to Northern Ireland, we do not regard this as export  :y

so ,i'll do it online, and give the buyer the newer v5c complete and filled in/signed(keep a photocopy)
and if i get a confirmation email , i'm all good  :)

if not, i'll write to dvla a signed declaration of sale
Try it Online  :-\ although it might not pick your selling outside of GB, as said used to be you had to Declare in Writing with a Signature by letter.

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General Car Chat / Re: 250 mile range electric car
« on: 17 May 2018, 15:48:51 »
Normally in this situation you need to work with them, so just put a load of Batteries in the Boot of the Omega, enough so you cant get any Shopping in there, and tell Her its been converted to an Electric Hybrid, then when She is in the Car drive around everywhere at 15 Mph,    .... She'll soon get bored with it all.

Remember the Golden Rule, Woman - the Machine isn't broken, its just running a different Operating System. 


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DONT Fill out the Export Section, your end end in all sorts of mess, your Selling the Vehicle not Exporting it.

Your'll need to do something like I suggested in my ist Post, you just need to ensure they haven't changed the Rules since changing the Log Books from Red to Blue now.

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Ok , Thankyou for taking the time to reply  :y
did a bit of googling and it seems pretty safe
i will take copies of the v5 etc
in the uk the front part gets sent off by the seller ,the buyer keeps the new keeper slip
just going to dig out the log book and read it now
once again thanks for the reply  :)
I dont think it will tell you much, just a load of blurb about Exporting etc, the Log Book has UK stamped on the Front a swell as EU, but that doesnt mean Jack.

You need to search ether DVLA or NI DVLA they are different and have different rules on this sort of stuff, as said giving the Whole Log Book to the New Keeper was how it used to be it may have changed these days.

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Cash or Cleared Funds Bank Transfer should be fine, but if someone is out to Con you they will find a way.

NI is part of UK but not GB, so the Car will be exported to NI DVLA, thats the Buyers Problem and not yours, just make sure that you are not asked to pay for any Transport Costs in way and that Your Bill of Sale states Terms of Sale is "Cash on Collection", just in case you get chased for Export or Re registration Fees.

The V5 is the same as any Sale, fill out section 6,8 and 10, but it used to be (and you may want to check this) that the whole of the V5 including the "New Keepers Supplement" is given to the Buyer and you need to confirm in Writing (poss Online these Days) to the DVLA that your have sold the Car to someone in NI.

EDit As per any Document to do with the DLVA, take a photo Copy or Picture of all the signed Forms.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Picture hosting sites
« on: 15 May 2018, 20:05:53 »
Microsoft Picture Manager
Is anyone still using a version of Office that old :o


Picture Manager was a crap application, but this one feature made it worthwhile. I miss it :(
One thing I miss in the Older Version of Office its the ability to compress all the Pictures within a Document with one click, whilst Cameras are become more Memory hungry, I could compress a Site Survey Doc with quiet a few Pics of around 15 MB down to less than a few hundred Kbs.   

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