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General Car Chat / MOT Time
« on: 15 May 2015, 11:15:19 »
Another pass for the Omega, with no advisories, a paper certificate and a paper emissions print out. Result :y

Omega General Help / Re: drainage
« on: 02 March 2013, 10:32:31 »
A quick and simple tip if you are using a hose pipe to unblock the drain plug.

I have made a guard from thin plastic sheet (hard type) that simply slots over the pollen filter. It then protects the filter from any water over spray.

However, even with this guard in place you still need to watch carefully that you don't totally flood the area.

General Car Chat / Re: Number of Omega's on the road these days?
« on: 28 February 2013, 15:35:14 »
I am sure the rising cost of petrol will be a factor.

My two 2.5 V6 Omega's only get a run out at weekends now and filling them up makes a hefty dent in the wallet. :(

I now use a 1997 1.5 Honda Civic to go to work. At an average mpg of over 40mpg it is a no brainer.

General Car Chat / Re: Woohoo! Another years ticket on the old girl
« on: 28 February 2013, 15:29:46 »
It's a nice feeling. Well done :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: WHICH BATTERY SIZE
« on: 28 February 2013, 15:27:28 »
I have a 70AH Genuine GM on both of my 2.5 elites. A bargain if you have access to a Trade Card. ;)

Omega General Help / Re: drainage
« on: 28 February 2013, 15:18:24 »
Welcome to the very common problem of blocked drain outlet in the pollen filter/scuttle housing.

There is a massive amount of posts regarding this issue if you use the "search" facility. (Type in "scuttle drain").

There is a rubber bung with a slit/hole in it as you have identified but it blocks up very easily. I use a hose pipe to dislodge the gunge. It is difficult to actually get at it with a screw driver as it is deep down in the void and under the wiring loom.

Keep perservering and once it is clear check the housing on a regular basis to avoid a repeat.

Good luck :y

I would agree. Probably a blocked scuttle drain. >:(

A common problem with the Omega and although the water comes in to the front passenger compartment it quickly water logs the sound insulation and flows to the rear passenger compartment.

Do a search on this forum for more details and "how to" fix the problem.  :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Im off to Bridport next week.....
« on: 05 July 2012, 22:55:59 »
Good pint of Palmers and the brewery trip.  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Damaged nut remover .
« on: 05 July 2012, 22:52:53 »
The Irwin versions are in the current Machine Mart catalogue.  :y

There is a base set at 23.98 ( 5 extractors ) and an add on set at 22.79 (additional 5 extractors.).

General Discussion Area / Re: Living in Germany
« on: 04 July 2012, 14:41:37 »
I regularly go on familar holidays to Germany (Berlin, Munich, Trier, Moselle valley, Rhine valley) and they have been some of the best holidays ever. Even took the Miggy back home.

The German people are friendly, they generally like the english and they like beer and football too. ;)

I even spent time living with German families on several teacher exchange programmes. Had a great time and really got to see their culture on a day-to-day basis.

I found that they are very sensitive about World War 2, Hitler, Nazis, concentration camps and the holocaust. They can't understand how the english are so preoccupied about the war. When they came over to England they were amazed about the amount of war films and documentaries on TV.

Also found they were  even more sensitive about the re-unification of East/West Germany particularly the right wing element.

Omega General Help / Re: air con not cold
« on: 30 May 2012, 10:37:23 »
Same thing has happened with my air con rad on both my miggies. The fins at the bottom have fallen out/distintegrated. >:(

I am just starting to price up a replacement condensor and the price of a gas removal and then re-gas.

Omega General Help / Re: rear control arm adjustment...
« on: 03 May 2012, 18:24:46 »
I think you have to loosen off the bigger hex nuts as they lock up the whole assembly before you start on that centre adjuster.

You might also find that the centre adjuster (and those lock nuts) have totally rusted up. I had to take them off the car and free them off with heat, a big vice and an extension bar!! That was fun :(

General Car Chat / Re: Rear track control arm
« on: 14 April 2012, 19:54:50 »
That's a good tip. :y

I managed to destroy a heavy duty cast iron vice trying to "free" up the adjusters on mine:  >:(

Omega General Help / Re: the central locking problem
« on: 17 March 2012, 14:53:41 »
Yep, same happened to me. I followed the "how to guide" and replaced the microswitches. Cost about 1.99 each from RS Components. (Maplins may do similar ones?)

Omega General Help / Re: Sun roof frame paint ...
« on: 15 March 2012, 20:42:22 »
The result looks very impressive.  :y

I am now thinking of doing mine.

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