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Omega General Help / manual gearbox removal
« on: 21 May 2019, 11:11:19 »
is the gear stick removed easily from a manual gearbox , needing to get to the flywheel.

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General Discussion Area / Re: a/c pipe removal tool
« on: 20 May 2019, 20:04:20 »
does anybody know where i can purchase an a/c pipe removal tool. loads on ebay but from china.
does anybody know where i can purchase an a/c pipe removal tool. loads on ebay but from china.

Do you mean the valve removal tool? If so it's just a standard tyre valve removal widget.
no its for separating the pipes . i presume that i shall need one . (never ever done anything to a/c. but do know the two pipes that are fixed to radiator cowl the thinner of the two has suffered from a collision with a crankshaft pulley that came adrift.  condenser too is falling to bits.


Ah, so I was right that the a/c working is your aim?

Your thread : https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=144929.0 about the compressor seemed to suggest that to me, and as I put in that thread:

"In my experience the lack of running long term damages the condenser and the compressor.  Without the system running regularly the oil in the system is not circulated, and system rot sets in" 

So you mentioning now that the condenser is falling to bits falls into the pattern of repairs probably needed to get the system working again.  It rots from within, and you will need more than a replacement rubber pipe. 

It may not be as bad as that, but before replacing the pipe, check that the rest is working and / or you can replace the compressor and condenser.  Even a garage once tried to refill my a/c gas before realising the condenser and compressor were shot; a very expensive project it turned out to be!! ;)
was very much contemplating updating my car. quite admired a new nissen quashquai . my mig does go well & has recently passed its m.o.t.(starts on 7th june) though i do need to sort out an oil leak that appears to be a rear crankshaft seal. i have a quote but as yet cannot get a garage to do it. they quoted then gave a feeble reason for not having it in. so if i run it for another year then yes i will get the a/c sorted. i think i know where there is a set of pipes for my motor. will find out tomorrow. he may even have a condenser.

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General Discussion Area / Re: rubber a/c pipe
« on: 20 May 2019, 17:25:47 »
.  This one
is that off a 2.2dti ?

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General Discussion Area / Re: a/c pipe removal tool
« on: 20 May 2019, 17:22:30 »
does anybody know where i can purchase an a/c pipe removal tool. loads on ebay but from china.

Do you mean the valve removal tool? If so it's just a standard tyre valve removal widget.
no its for separating the pipes . i presume that i shall need one . (never ever done anything to a/c. but do know the two pipes that are fixed to radiator cowl the thinner of the two has suffered from a collision with a crankshaft pulley that came adrift.  condenser too is falling to bits.

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General Discussion Area / a/c pipe removal tool
« on: 20 May 2019, 13:07:45 »
does anybody know where i can purchase an a/c pipe removal tool. loads on ebay but from china.

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General Discussion Area / rubber a/c pipe
« on: 19 May 2019, 18:20:19 »
is a rubber a/c pipe repairable ??

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Omega General Help / Re: oil leak
« on: 16 May 2019, 20:20:27 »
I should have got my trolley jack out and looked at Brackley
but being fresh tarmac and an old Omega I did not want the blame for damage (in case the tarmac or your subframe gave way )
It needs putting on a lift , ramp or axle stands ,cleaning ,including removing the engine cover (to check it is not leaking from the filler cap or leak off pipes) and running to properly diagnose before you commit to work ,
i did feel the wet patch you left  :D ,but could not work out if it was diesel or thin oil
leak off pipes are ok . i have since put a new filler cap on. an oil change was only done on the saturday prior to brackley. some spray on gunk & a power wash sorted the lower engine out, but from the front of the engine up to past the oil cooler wasn,t bad anyway.

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Omega General Help / Re: oil leak
« on: 16 May 2019, 17:44:22 »
without making a saga of the post . i found an old post & VXL V6 advised a member if oil is dripping from the two aft sump bolts than most likely a rear crank-seal is kaput. would anybody on the forum do it for me. ( if it turns out to be that ) pay the going rate
  I have just had a quote which I think is reasonable .( i thought it would be double ) 206 quid

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Omega General Help / Re: oil leak
« on: 16 May 2019, 17:15:33 »
 without making a saga of the post . i found an old post & VXL V6 advised a member if oil is dripping from the two aft sump bolts than most likely a rear crank-seal is kaput. would anybody on the forum do it for me. ( if it turns out to be that ) pay the going rate

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Omega General Help / Re: oil leak
« on: 16 May 2019, 16:39:52 »
I'm trying to remember where the oil pressure switch is on the DTi, I seem to recall its at the rear of the sump pan towards the oil cooler location on the block... Might be worth shinning a torch down there and having a look?... Standard VX part across most models, notorious for leaking. The crank sensor is also close to there so worth seeing if the O ring on that is weeping.

Other than that I guess rear crank seal is favourite, but it's not too bad a job for a garage, especially as the manual box weighs a fraction of an auto.
the oil sensor i am thinking its at the front going into the oil pan. the crank sensor is in the vicinity of the leak & has been removed twice to insert a locking pin so will check tomorrow.  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: air con compressor
« on: 15 May 2019, 20:51:26 »
The compressor isn't supposed to work when there's no pressure in the system!
  i was under the impression the drive belt would turn the pulley ,. not too bothered about a/c so next belt change i may do away with the compressor. seriously thinking about getting rid of the mig . try & part ex it. it has a full years & 3 weeks m.o.t as it stands.

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Omega General Help / air con compressor
« on: 15 May 2019, 19:10:21 »
i noticed yesterday that the pulley on the air con compressor is not spinning as it should. engine running all pulleys spinning but the compressor one was only just spinning & actually did stop for a while. my car has no air-con gas as there is a big split on it. no noise coming from it. so i dont know whats going on

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Omega General Help / oil leak
« on: 15 May 2019, 18:26:00 »
without pinpointing exactly from where it seems that an oil leak is dripping from the rear of the engine n/s. the long bolt that goes upwards from sump to engine has a drip of oil coming off it. if its a rear crank seal or the rear of the  sump gasket both scenarios would be too costly, i guess. but its making a mess of where i have to park.

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General Discussion Area / Re: kwikfit
« on: 12 May 2019, 10:32:53 »
Yes it is.
But you must only complain to their Head Office from the start, not anyone lower.


What is the problem?
  already done that.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: kwikfit
« on: 12 May 2019, 10:30:54 »
Hand brake or MoT work from recent posts :-\
no it did pass but got advisories on front tyres near to limit and worn on both inner edges. also i had both n/s & o/s complete sets of tie rods . the garage that did the m.o.t put them on for me. i went to kwikfit for two tyres & the tracking checked. they were wanting to do the tyres but not the alignment.  excuse was possible seizure of tie rods. i did tell the guy that all was new in that job, but he still never wanted to attempt it.

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