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Omega General Help / Re: wiper blades
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:45:57 »
But I seem to be overly sensitive to noisy wipers, and to ones that aren't effective.

And I detest Omega rain sensing wipers with a passion.  Why oh why oh why do the bloody things have to wipe when they detect a molecule of water within 100 miles  >:(

Omega General Help / Re: wiper blades
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:41:31 »
The (quality) aero style definitely last longer (although I've had a few snap, always passenger side, always in sub zero temps, always at speed), but I don't think clean summer flies as well.

The (quality) traditional type don't last as long, but do clean flies better, but probably don't shift the rain as well/effectively.

I get about 18-24 months from Bosch aero style, and about 6-9 months from (quality) traditional, before the noise and effectiveness does my nut in.

The cheap shit Vista crap that euroshite sent me lasted about 4 weeks before I could no longer tolerate them.

Omega General Help / Re: auto diming mirrior conector
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:35:36 »
It's stuffed in with the foam block ;)
I've never seen the loom in a non-Elite.  It is present in Elites that have the Sports Seat option (and thus lose the memory seats and autodip mirror)

So come on Terbs, pull yer finger out :P
I'd imagine he's busy completing an extensive risk assessment given the history of "events" in the area. :-X

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:31:53 »
Was it high last time you checked?

If its dumping that much diesel in the sump, you probably need to keep a close, daily eye on it.

General Discussion Area / Re: Google
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:30:31 »
It'll be 3.  Don't worry too much about it.

It can happen a fair bit on national wifi providers and mobile, due to high churn of addresses, although 3 seem to be suffering a bit more than some currently...   ...but should still only be once in a blue moon.

General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:27:17 »
I understand what Dyson has done & why & one of those reasons must be putting his businesses beyond Corbyn. :y :y :y
I think Mr Dyson has other reasons for his comments and actions over the past 3 or 4 years, and Corbyn isn't one of them ;)

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 28 January 2019, 17:24:04 »
New crank sensor fitted, (real one) and changed the oil n filter,,,, was 87miles over the 10k, I was worried as it was over the 10k, but I lived to tell the tale,..

Seems high mileage between changes, given the price of TC oil. :-\

It's still expensive when you change it unnecessarily. The 3-4k oil change suggested here is utterly pointless on a petrol engine, especially when using high quality(or even low quality) semi-synthetic oil. An annual 10k(ish) change makes perfect sense to me.
Thing is, I know that (as of about 7 or 8 years ago) no oil for car engines lasts more than 7k, and that degradation starts immediately.

So to me it makes absolute sense to change it around 5k as a decent compromise between (the negligible, on an Omega) cost and taking the oil to the point where its lubrication properties are diminished.

On a petrol, I generally take this at the point it changes from clear to treacle brown.

Obviously with tractors, 6k is ambitious for anything, not due to the oil degradation, but the abrasive particles trapped in the oil.

But it's everyones individual choice.

General Car Chat / Re: New Omega
« on: 27 January 2019, 11:52:44 »
Looks tidy :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 27 January 2019, 11:50:02 »
Racking my brains if I've actually driven the pussy this year, other than shuffling around the drive.
Took it for a spin yesterday, just a 25 mile cruise to give it a short run.

General Car Chat / Re: App for current roadworks
« on: 26 January 2019, 09:34:47 »
I usually have Google maps running even if I know where I'm going, as it will re-route and divert you around a problem ahead.  :y
That's exactly the reason I tend to set the satnav on longer journeys, irrespective of whether or not I know the way.

Omega General Help / Re: Auto to manual
« on: 26 January 2019, 09:33:04 »
Easiest way is to reconfigure the Engine ECU (and ABS I think) to manual.  Worth doing the display at same time.  Tech2 required to do so.

Omega General Help / Re: Battery replacement
« on: 26 January 2019, 09:31:37 »
Ah, understood.

I think mine is 74Ahr, which was the standard on later UK V6s, fitted no issues.  I'd need to double check next time the car is here.

Omega General Help / Re: boot release
« on: 26 January 2019, 09:30:01 »
Probably better off getting the later ECU, as cutting that wire does have side effects, such as the interior lights staying on for a few seconds after starting the car etc....

.but the guide is at
thanks mate do you know the part no. i need or from what year car, mine is a 2000 model
Ident YP seems to ring a bell, but double check first (as my memory is crap), but essentially one from a 2003 saloon should be fine. You will need keyfobs as well, and ideally carpass.

This later type you press and hold interior button for 3s to open boot

General Car Chat / Re: MB Hold system
« on: 26 January 2019, 09:23:56 »
Merc has used a US style foot operated parking brake for a good number of years.  ;)
If they hadn't done away with designers, that would be easily fixed at the next facelift/model ;)

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