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General Car Chat / First service work on the VW
« on: 26 September 2016, 15:00:49 »
To say I was sh*tting myself was an understatement,  with the Omega's they are worth sod all and I was so used to them. So when working on the new car, I was very nervous. But it needed a service, as book says it was done about every 17k.

Also most modern cars look a bit of a nightmare to work on, one thing I liked about the VW is everything appeared easy access, at least for basic service work. I've previously unclipped the washer jets, from the bonnet to check and clean them as one had weak flow. Nice and easy, all unclipped very simply, for straight forward removal.

Got bits from ECP, air filter, pollen filter, oil filter and 5L of 5w30 Fully Synth for 49, went middle of the road "MANN Filters"



Bonnet lifted and feeling nervous...



Decided to start with nice easy air filter, about 8 torx screws, simply unscrew and whole airbox lifts up.





Old one did need replacing...



Now the pattern part debate!  :D - When I lived at home, with Vx just around the corner and Trade Club, it was a no-brainer. Now I've got my own place in Surrey, with ECP just down end of my road, so easy to get bits.

Here is the genuine filter, next to the pattern one. I can see no difference apart from an extra run of glue, I've previously serviced Omega's were the old filter was hugely different to the genuine, with much shorter elements. But this one is identical.



Next up the oil filter, I pulled off engine cover, initially it looked a nightmare....



But quickly discovered if I removed this...




Access was easy...



Next up was the pollen filter, these easily unscrew from underneath the glove box, to remove this foam.



Which allowed the cover to the filter to simply unclip...



Filter easily replaced, all in sub 5 minute job.



Being a diesel, the oil went black straight away  ;D



I forgot to take photos of the oil extraction process, only mistake I made was not getting the oil hot enough. I warmed it from cold, the temp gauge did rise. But next time I'll take it for a drive to get to full temp, then let it cool a bit so the oil is much thinner.

So compared to the Omega? Well it's about the same really, nothing hugely difficult at-all. I need to perfect the oil extraction method, but once that's done, should be nice and easy to do quicker oil changes.



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General Discussion Area / Free Electric Rads x2
« on: 26 September 2016, 10:27:58 »
Taking up space in the garage, two electric rads, wall mounted so need a plug.

Not sure if they are 1200w or 1500w, both fully working when removed.

Free to a good home before I send them down the tip  :y

Located in Camberley, Surrey  :)

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General Car Chat / Brembo Brake pads at ECP
« on: 26 September 2016, 09:51:35 »
Noticed recently EuroCarParts stocking "Brembo" brake pads, only a couple of quid more than Pagid and similar in price to Bosch.

Anyone tried them?

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General Car Chat / VCDS - VAG Software
« on: 23 September 2016, 16:15:56 »
As VW forums are generally rubbish, I'm posting here for some advice on this software.

As my VW is 'modern' it has things like an electric handbrake, which I do actually really like using day to day. But as with all modern cars, this adds complexity. As such to change the rear pads, you must tell the car to wind the pistons back to change the rear pads. Like it or lump it most new cars have leccy handbrakes, so no point and laughing at my modern car  ::)   ;D ;D

So I'm looking at this VCDS software:

http://store.ross-tech.com/shop/cat/IC.html

Which appears to be the "go to" software for VW/Audi etc, it's home brew of Tech2 basically, giving full access to do stuff.

Do I understand this correctly, for those who may know this software, that the install itself to Windows is free, it's the "genuine" cables which only speak to later cars?

Research suggests VCDS + cheap eBay adaptors work on old cars, but for modern ones I need a "chipped" cable, so it can talk fully to my 2013 VW?

Looks like powerful software, as I need to use it for things like fuel filter changes as well, to prime it after a change to remove air. It's an expensive investment as it looks to be around 200 for the cable, but so far I'm really liking VW and when the 3.2 goes, I will strongly consider a Passat Estate or the People carrier thing. So a good investment for the future.

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General Car Chat / VAG 2.0 Diesel - How much oil?
« on: 21 September 2016, 09:10:39 »
When changing the oil on a VAG 2.0 TDi, how much oil should I expect to put back in? Yes the book can tell me on paper how much the engine holds, but this tends to differ from what comes out on an oil change.

I've bought a 5L bottle of 5w30, just wanted to check this would be enough.  :-\

96
General Discussion Area / Calling our resident Gatwick expert....
« on: 15 September 2016, 19:54:19 »
What's the best car park to use, if parking there for a week.

The airport itself or off site? I've used Purple Parking before, but it's been a few years.

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General Car Chat / Jack Pad Adaptors
« on: 12 September 2016, 12:14:39 »
On the VW and many new cars I noticed, there is no huge nice big area to jack the car up, unlike the Omega. They all have the rail, which the normal scissor jack slots into, not good for DIY jobs.

So after research found these:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assembled-by-ecs-parts/jack-pad-adapter-kit/ecs10724kt/

You remove a gromit underneath the car, you assemble the two parts and essentially press them into the chassis. It's a one time fit, that then provides an easy place to jack the car.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMS2fUDiWhU [Keep watching till at least 2 mins, shows them being fitted]

Further research has mixed views, some say all great, others say the car should not be lifted on a single side, that these should only be used on 4 post lifts.

Thoughts?

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General Car Chat / Oil Extractor
« on: 12 September 2016, 11:24:21 »
Can those who use an oil extractor give any recommendations?

With my new VW TDi, as the oil filter is accessible from above, I plan on using one.

Would need to have 5-6L capacity I think.  :-\

99
General Discussion Area / Anyone want SkyQ?
« on: 05 September 2016, 08:59:03 »
New SkyQ Box, with the 'Complete Bundle'
UHD Support.
Sky Cinema (Previously known as Sky Movies)
All Sky Sports Channels.

Sky Q box and an extra Sky Q Mini box depending on your selection.

35 a month, fixed for 12 months.


New Customers only (not had Sky in last 12 months)


Interested? Drop me a PM  :y

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Omega General Help / Side Skirt Removal
« on: 03 September 2016, 09:06:26 »
I'm going to pop the side skirts off the 2.2 this morning, what do we think I'll find?  :D

If I'm serek fitting to fit new clutch, possible new suspension & air-con rad to my trusty steed, I think I need to double check it's not rotten there.

Never had an advisory to rust before, but it's always been fairly rusty underneath and the bottom of the doors and arches are starting to go.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Question for Dave DND
« on: 02 September 2016, 14:41:22 »
If he is still about....

Are there any Single DIN head units which support Apple Car Play? All ones I can find are double din.  :-\

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General Car Chat / DeWalt Imact Wrench
« on: 01 September 2016, 19:19:10 »
Good price? Get's 5* Reviews...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DeWalt-Lithium-Ion-Body-Impact-Driver/dp/B00D3GWL96

148 for all the bits, been pondering one of these for ages, with loss of the motorbike, I need a present to myself and I'm thinking tools!

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

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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...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AIR-CON-PUMP-COMPRESSOR-OPEL-VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-ALL-PETROL-/371144641521?hash=item5669f1cbf1:g:S6oAAOSwiLdWA7vh


Any other sources?

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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  :(

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