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Those areas back in the days of Yore were very posh indeed, I have partaken in several beverages in the Willobank Tavern over the years

Best I can do is one from a 2.5 estate

General Car Chat / Re: 5/30 full syth, dealer price?
« on: 16 August 2020, 12:24:41 »
 :y cheers TB, Found 20 litres on ebay that meets the spec I need for Ford Zetec engines, reputable seller it appears and 39 delivered  :y

General Car Chat / 5/30 full syth, dealer price?
« on: 15 August 2020, 13:22:47 »
Anyone clued as to what a 20 litre drum costs these days from main dealers, I know trade club has bit the dust but i'm sure there is some discount available still ?

This won't be going in an Omega

General Car Chat / Re: Temporary car insurance
« on: 15 August 2020, 13:03:38 »
I use an app called Cuvva which you can insure with for an hour if needed or days, quite handy for picking up/shifting car's

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Breaking 3.2 Elite Saloon
« on: 09 August 2020, 16:55:48 »
Spoilers usually go easily for 50 + via ebay when I have them  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Airbag ECU swap
« on: 06 August 2020, 23:23:17 »
As long as both cars have side airbags and seat belt pretensioners, it should be fine. Ideally part number and code should match, but post '98 should be sufficient.

Stripping the centre console is barely a ten minute job...

It is indeed when stripping an ecu out of scrapper but getting it back together and looking presentable without breaking aged plastics on someone's car is a longer process, part of you response is very much appreciated but as I didn't ask for a critical analysis of a process please feel free not to provide one in future

Omega General Help / Airbag ECU swap
« on: 06 August 2020, 21:50:54 »
Helping a local chap out who has airbag light lit, scanned it and code showing as " Replace airbag ECU" which won't clear so it's fubarred.  I've done  a swap before but can't remember if it needs to be identical model like the ABS ecu, donor ecu is from a 2.5 facelift estate going in into 2.2 saloon. There's a fair of trim removal involved to get to the bugger so I don't want a headache if it's avoidable  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: ECP - cheapy discs!
« on: 30 July 2020, 13:17:20 »
I've used Eicher on various cheap cars recently without any dramas

Omega General Help / Re: Self levelling headlight
« on: 28 July 2020, 10:08:33 »
I've a pair of working sensors at mine Dave if you want to try substitution

I'm still tripping over these if anyone wants to make an offer ! It seems winter is here already going by the bloody weather in the North West

General Car Chat / Re: 19k mile 2001 Omega Elite
« on: 24 July 2020, 21:40:41 »

But never fear, if 10k is a bit strong for you, they also have;


Fitted with mismatched cheap arse ditchfinders all round !

General Car Chat / Re: 19k mile 2001 Omega Elite
« on: 24 July 2020, 11:15:01 »
I'd say 9995 is a tad optimistic !  :o ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Driving Abroad
« on: 21 July 2020, 15:36:18 »
Xenons are switchable but you'll need to remove* the unit to do it as the bulb cap is screwed on :y

*Whilst you can technically do it in situ, it's easier out of the car and with it unplugged, you're less likely to elwctrecute yourself  ;)

I recall hearing that those ballasts pack quite a punch

General Car Chat / Re: 19k mile 2001 Omega Elite
« on: 17 July 2020, 14:14:07 »
I think the comment was more to do with the fact that you can't have BIG gatherings right now due to Covid 19 regulation
hence the part about .....
socially distant discrete meet up

other than the Brackley meet or Billing , when do you see more than one omega in a day , unless you own more than one yourself  ;D


I see 2 most days. And a third if I go to my in laws
One is mine, one is behind the legal shops, and belongs to a friend of Omegod, and one is outside a house and looks well looked after.

Bloody hell has T still got that, I'm sure I have some parts in the boot of it from trying to ressurect it, must give him a tinkle !

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