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General Discussion Area / Am I insured to drive project car?
« on: 24 August 2006, 21:22:08 »
Possibly one for the Police members here...

My insurance says I am allowed to drive any car with owners consent not owned by me.

So if I make Mrs TheBoy the legal owner, am I insured? I guess so, but wondered if that would be the case, as she won't be insured to drive, despite it being hers?

Anyone know for sure?

General Discussion Area / What a bad, bad day
« on: 23 August 2006, 20:07:17 »
Doing the oil cooler on project car. All was going well until getting pipes back on (I'd bent out of way - never do this, its a bastard).  With a bit of advice from Marks_DTM, Tunnie and I managed to get the back one on (after several hours of trying).

You would have thought the front one would be easier. Wrong. The bolt fell in straight away, but on torqueing it up (30Nm - not that we got it anywhere near that tight) that bastard thing sheared  >:(  >:(  >:(

Fortunately, managed to get the bolt back out. We went to nick on off Tunnies project Elite, but hit problems with that so gave u - so Tunnie is going up scrappy tomorrow to strip a v6 to get some cooler bolts.

Added to that, a number of my tools let me down and broke  >:(

And I tripped over my pot of grease, and split it, causing grease to end up everywhere  >:(  >:(  >:(

Then in a fit of temper after a screwdriver fell apart in my hand, I smashed up my leadlamp  :-[  >:(  >:(

And to top it all, i just caught my hand in Tunnies car door - that rather well hurt  >:(   >:(  >:(

Everything I do and touch today turns to shit   >:(  >:(  >:(

I'm gonna have some beer and go to bed before I touch/break anything else.

A special thanks goes out to Tunnie, who came over and gave me a hand (and tolerating a minor temper trantrum), and to Marks_DTM for his invaluable advice.  Top blokes  [smiley=thumbsup.gif], and I owe you both a beer :)

General Discussion Area / [m]: A good day
« on: 24 August 2006, 19:46:28 »
[moved] [link=]Omega General Help[/link] [move by] TheBoy.

General Discussion Area / Ronnie McB
« on: 23 August 2006, 20:26:41 »
Just a public thanks to Ronnie McB for managing to get my some parts I needed today (if today hadn'y go so Pete Tong). Despite being obviously busy, he managed to get bits of the car and posted to me so I received today, and managed to spare some time to chat about fixing MID.


General Discussion Area / Project TB1
« on: 21 August 2006, 21:34:09 »
As some of you may have guessed, I've jumped on the bandwagon and bought a project car. I won't mention how much it cost, but was sold with 'headgasket failure'.

Many thanks to Tunnie for giving up his Sunday evening to help me pick it up. Thanks to Ronnie McB as well for his advice  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Looks like it may be an oil cooler, as no sign of water in oil, and can't smell exhaust in coolant bottle. Shit loads of oil in the coolant though.  Also has a coolant leak, which I've now located to the pipe between the hbv and where it the coolant enters the block. Bet the dealers won't stock that!

Gotta wait until Wednesday to get replacement cooler, so hopefully can look at a couple of electrical niggles tomorrow.

General Discussion Area / Ebay antics
« on: 16 August 2006, 20:42:03 »
bleeding crook!


Someone bought a car on ebay.

Now he's selling it on ebay using the same photos description etc but with a tiny difference – check the mileage – he must have been reversing a lot !!!


Strange but he must have been caught out because…



“The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale”

General Discussion Area / 1 month old today
« on: 11 August 2006, 15:04:40 »
Omega Owners is one month old today :)

We have racked up nearly 9000 posts on nearly 800 threads in that time.

A jolly well done to everyone for giving this forum a successful start, and making it such a friendly place to be.

A well deserved drink to everyone  [smiley=beer.gif]

General Discussion Area / Admin makes c o c k - u p
« on: 11 August 2006, 21:52:24 »
My fault entirely I know, but any mention of the thing I mentioned in this post (now deleted) will likewise be deleted  :-[

What did I stir up!

General Discussion Area / [m]: Installed new headunit today...
« on: 08 August 2006, 19:39:36 »
[moved] [link=]ICE and Omega Electrical[/link] [move by] TheBoy.

General Discussion Area / 1000th post
« on: 04 August 2006, 21:12:50 »
By my reckoning, this will be my 1000th post here.

Not sure if I'm proud or embarrassed...  ;)

General Discussion Area / [m]: What is..... TIS, EPC, Autodata
« on: 03 August 2006, 22:07:20 »
[moved] [link=]Omega FAQ[/link] [move by] TheBoy.

Just spotted this...

For those of you that don't know, Mtek Performance is a company that specialises in performance mods, and I know a few people here already have chips supplied by them.

Looks like he's running a deal, similar to that he used to on 'other' forums.


General Discussion Area / Server Performance
« on: 24 July 2006, 21:55:02 »
I think its being missed over in forum problems section.

I would appreciate current server performance comments to be posted at


General Discussion Area / Well done
« on: 20 July 2006, 22:21:50 »
By my reckoning, this is the 3000th post here :D (and its only been live just over a week)

Congratulations to you all for making this such a busy, vibrant site :D

General Discussion Area / [m]: Vauxhall Spare Parts
« on: 21 July 2006, 00:52:54 »
[moved] [link=]Omega FAQ[/link] [move by] TheBoy.

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