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General Discussion Area / Serek - Your inbox is full
« on: 01 September 2016, 09:59:03 »
Can't PM you  :y

Omega General Help / Air-Con Compressor
« on: 31 August 2016, 23:59:06 »
Option B instead of replacing the 2.2 is I splash some cash and give the 2.2 a bit of love, one thing that failed about 8 years ago is the aircon. But i'd really like it working again, so given the compressor has not fired since about 2008 I think a new one is in order...

Any other sources?

Omega General Help / 2.2 Petrol Clutch Replacement.
« on: 31 August 2016, 15:31:08 »
So for laughs I rang my local Vauxhall Specialist, as my clutch on 2.2 is on it's last legs. There is no way I could change one myself and a fatty little admin felt it's not a job for him and garage.

So I've used this local place before just for MOT's, been happy with what they do. Failed it on rear light and emissions two weeks ago, let me take it away and fix it and come back for a free re-test. Normally they say they must use their own parts, but had no problem me fixing a few bulbs.

Firstly I was told the DMF wheel must be changed with a 2.2 clutch?  :-\ He was clear this must be done, it's only available from Vauxhall and its 609+ vat  :o

Without DMF, but saying he would not do it without. Came in at 575 all fitted.  ;D

Might as well keep driving it till clutch let's go  :(

Omega General Help / 3.2 Coolant Leak
« on: 17 August 2016, 11:33:23 »
The 3.2 has developed a leak, I can see moisture around where the engine block meets gearbox bell housing. It's dripping from two torx bolts, that said there is moisture around the engine sump.

Checked HBV, pipes all dry. Appears to loose coolant on the move, nothing much on the ground after being parked up. Lost around 2 fingers worth from header tank from 25 mile run, clear whiff of coolant when opening the door after stopping.

Had good feel around back of the block, can't feel anything. Can only think of the oil cooler plate or coolant bridge? But would expect bigger losses, oil looks fine.

Just what I don't need this week.  :(

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Wanted: V6 Injector Loom
« on: 15 August 2016, 13:53:36 »
For the 3.2 LPG Project, I need a V6 Injector loom with the two grey plugs, I need as much loom on the other end as possible. 6-8 inches. (queue jokes here)

Thanks  :y

Omega General Help / LPG Injectors: Valtek Vs OMVL
« on: 13 August 2016, 19:38:36 »
If I do go the route of LPG'ing the 3.2, the two main kits on fleabay are the same bar the injectors.

329 - Valtek
339 - OMVL

Full Kit:

ECU STAG-300 ISA2 with wiring loom
Reducer SHARK
Injectors rail REG OMVLx2 3 ohm
Map/vacuum sensor PS-02
Temperature sensor

There is nothing in it price wise really, but what are the OMVL injectors like? I have Valtek on the 2.2, happy with them but with 3.2 need something bit more performance focused with extra horses it has.

Omega General Help / Play in rear prop shaft bearing
« on: 13 August 2016, 14:37:08 »
Would play in rear prop shaft bearing cause a knocking, from rear over speed bumps?

Get a metallic knocking sound on rough roads and speed bumps from the rear, can't find any play in anything but prop shaft bearing

General Car Chat / Skoda Superb
« on: 11 August 2016, 10:55:20 »
They offer excellent value, something like this:

09 plate, loads of kit, low miles. Hummm, might need to drive one.

Think JasonM has the earlier model?  :-\

General Car Chat / The Omega Replacement conundrum.
« on: 08 August 2016, 09:11:36 »
Many here are facing it, there has been several topics on it. Some have gone Jag, BMW or Lexus routes....

What other options are there? A budget of around 5-6k ish, less than 100k miles and diesel auto are my key requirements.

With nice optional extra's being Xenon lights, Sat Nav and leather...

As per previous thread, my hunting ground is:

1) CLS 320 Diesel
2) Volvo S80
3) Volvo V70

300C's been discounted as just too American and not keen on the Interior. Don't want E Class, 3/5/7 Series Beemers. Audi's in my budget are generally star ship miles.

That said A8's around 2004-6 ish the 3.0/4.2 diesels are within budget. But think they will be pricey to fix/run  :-\

General Car Chat / Time for the motorbike to go...
« on: 06 August 2016, 10:28:04 »
I've decided to sell my motorbike  :'(

Recently someone I had met only once, but was an extended family member on MrsT side had a bit of a smash. By the description of being air-lifted to hospital and it being touch and go, I assumed it was a 60mph+ smash. But no he was on a 30mph road, he went through back window of someone turning in front of him. (it was his fault sadly)

I'd seen smashes before, when riding into London you would see odd bike down and people around him/her. But this time it was how it affected his family, I was getting the stories of impact to his family. Wife having to get Kids with friends to be looked after, so she could go visit him. Kids asking where is Daddy and so on, he will also need a lot of after care having to go daily to a nurse/doctor even when he is released from hospital.  Some of the meds were so strong, he was not making sense on a lot of visits his family would make to hospital as well. I could not put my family through that....

So that combined with fact I used bike for 60 days in total last year (I kept a record) and so far this year around 30, thanks to crappy June weather. I'm not using it that much, I don't ride in the rain, don't like it.

With 2.2 getting on a bit and to be honest I'm getting a bit fed up of a manual in heavy daily traffic (pass the humble pie?!) - I think it's time to let the bike go and put what I can together for a replacement to the Omega.

I'll open up the floor to guess what I'm looking to replace it with and no it's not another Omega.  ;D

Omega General Help / Clutch Bite Point
« on: 04 August 2016, 11:27:47 »
Fairly sure the clutch on the 2.2 is on it's last legs, 191k miles original one.

The bite point is almost mm's into the travel pedal, it's literally at the very, very, very top of the travel so that it's practically fully released before it bites in. To the point you think you've released the pedal, but it's not actually engaged yet.

If/When it does go, any tips for getting it into gear?  ;D

General Discussion Area / Our next PM will be a women....
« on: 07 July 2016, 16:40:33 »
Thatcher 2.0?  :D

General Discussion Area / One for the Plane Experts
« on: 07 July 2016, 10:39:17 »
Over the past 3 weeks or so, I've seen a Douglas DC-3 fly over head.

It's has it's D-Day paint job, with black and white stripes. I always hear it first and never have time to grab the decent binoculars. It's still a great sound and great to watch, but does anyone know anything about it?

Like the Vulcan and other vintage aircraft, is it's flight path released in advance? I'd like to be ready with the binoculars next time it flys over Camberley  :y

General Discussion Area / England vs Iceland
« on: 27 June 2016, 19:52:15 »
I think it was a mistake to leave out Vardy, Kane has not been impressive for me. Fluffed so many chances when given, last game he just looked tired and slow.  :-\

Time will tell  :)

I think Vardy will come on late in the game, for a better attack.

Omega General Help / Heat Shield around main cat.
« on: 09 June 2016, 19:56:34 »
The heat shield around the main cat on the 2.2 is loose, it's flapping about a fair bit.

Option A: Was thinking self tappers through the shield into the body? Anything to watch out for? Current bolt area is badly rusted, so would need to target fresh metal.

Option B: Remove heat shield completely, any side affects?

Thoughts?  :y

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