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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: loose wire
« on: 21 February 2019, 18:46:50 »
Takes longer to type than to do...

Have you done it yet...  ::)

It's perfectly accessible from underneath. A curb or ramps help as the bumper is quite low ;)
no but will tomorrow :y :y

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / loose wire
« on: 21 February 2019, 11:50:45 »
 i spotted a wire hung down under the front bumper . its off my n/s foglamp. according to the owners manual to change a foglamp  bulb is a workshop job. before i have a look is the lamp accessible from underneath or do i have to remove the bumper.?

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General Discussion Area / bt broadband
« on: 21 February 2019, 11:35:38 »
yesterday i had a call from a bt rep asking if i wanted a faster broadband speed for another 7 month. at the moment they told me that i was on a 30 & it would double to 60. anyway i declined & i am sure today my broadband speed is a fair bit slower. would they tweak me down a bit ?? :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: But I had right of way, She said
« on: 15 February 2019, 20:33:55 »
So, following a Corsa down a Side Street, Cars parked both side on the Road so all a bit tight, then I notice another car pulling out in front of the Corsa, my reaction is to slam the anchors on thinking she was about to do the same, but she didnt she just drove straight into the other Car, in fact I dont remember seeing Her brake lights coming on at all.

So now stopped behind the Corsa, I gets out like you do, no ones hurt, bonus, and in the chit chat, ask the Corsa Driver "I know its the other Drivers fault, but did you not see Him then?", yea, She replied, "But I had right of way, so F@ck Him".

A bit gob smacked I asked the question again, but in a different way, same answer followed by, "Not my fault, not my problem, He pulled out in front of me"

Im kinds guessing that although a slow speed crash both cars will be written off due to age. And we wonder why our Insurance premiums keep going up.  ::)
in a way she has admitted that she could of stopped but chose not to do so & proceeded with a deliberate act to ram into an oncoming vehicle.

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General Car Chat / Re: drive belt
« on: 09 February 2019, 12:33:34 »
J-B weld FTW. :y

Have the mounting come off the block or the head?
the engine . its snapped & half of the mounting is still attached to the bolt. imagine a bolt with half a nut on the bolts threads. we toyed with the idea of trying to find a belt & do away with the tensioner &  putting just on three pulleys.

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General Car Chat / Re: drive belt
« on: 06 February 2019, 21:22:42 »
The 'fan belt' on my 1700 diseasal Astra G went around an engine mount ..... ie the mount had to come off first ....might be the same  :-\ :)
what a sickener . i bought the belt , drove 25mls to put it on & got as far as taking the air filter box off then saw the tensioner on top of the engine mount with the bolt still through it & the lug off the engine attached. hence not repairable. irony of it all, his hp final payment is due in a few days time. as he needs a van for work he had to buy another. the guys that he bought his astravan from had 40plus vans in so he picked the one he wanted & they are putting a years mot on it & a cam belt also a spare key. in the meantime they hire & lease vans so they have provided a van whilst the one he has bought is ready.

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General Car Chat / drive belt
« on: 05 February 2019, 21:39:31 »
my son has an 1.3 d astra van & the drive belt snapped on his way home from work. i said that i would fix it for him. never had anything to do with an astra i hope its easy to get to.

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General Car Chat / Re: Crankshaft locking for pulley removal.
« on: 04 February 2019, 14:03:02 »
having done three in the past two years I stand by locking the crank. if the crank locking pin is inserted correctly so all is showing is the knurled end of pin you will not have even a thou play on the pulley. so no chance of damaging any thing. i admit it still needs brute strength but a good socket, breaker bar & i use a jack handle slipped over the bar. when i have done mine i have heard it crack then i have had to re-position the socket & bar then on the second attempt it made the cracking sound again . after that i can remove the bolt with a 1/2" ratchet. use a new bolt.

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General Discussion Area / Re: parts price shock
« on: 02 February 2019, 09:48:16 »
i once wanted some rubber seals for an oil cooler on a 2.2dti. ordered them via trade club. there are two types & when i went to pick them up they were in packs of ten. i had to buy both packs, but to be fair they only charged me cost.

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General Car Chat / Re: oil seal installer tool
« on: 01 February 2019, 13:01:45 »
Is the seal location a removable piece?
not really because timing chain cover has torx bolts going into it from the sump , so means taking off oil pan & access to 4 rear bolts is a nightmare. also its hard to get the cover back with the head on ,  damage to the head gasket is inevitable. meanwhile i have eventually found what i have been looking for.  :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: oil seal installer tool
« on: 01 February 2019, 12:21:19 »
Are you using any magic technique for removing the pulley apart from brute force, and how are you locking the crankshaft?
  crank sensor out , t.d.c insert locking pin (may have to turn crank slightly so the pin goes right in with no play on the crankshaft) advise to use new bolt. i have the locking gear for this engine.  :y


You're going to use the timing locking pin to loosen the crank nut :o  That's unlikely to end well......
having thought i explained that i am locking the crank with a crank locking pin . a 24mm socket on the bolt, breaker bar attached ( may need to slip a scaffold pole over the breaker bar ) having done 3 in the past i am sure i will manage. A new pulley was only put on by myself last summer. at that time the seal didnt appear to have a leak
 
I probably have one :'(
Presumably from the train set...
   the reason i really was wanting the proper fitting Drift is that spring on the inside edge of the actual seal are easily dislodged & once knocked into situ if the spring is dislodged one would be none the wiser & in a year or so the seal would start to leak again. the proper tool would alleviate that. but still cannot find one

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General Car Chat / Re: oil seal installer tool
« on: 31 January 2019, 18:50:38 »
Are you using any magic technique for removing the pulley apart from brute force, and how are you locking the crankshaft?
  crank sensor out , t.d.c insert locking pin (may have to turn crank slightly so the pin goes right in with no play on the crankshaft) advise to use new bolt. i have the locking gear for this engine.  :y


You're going to use the timing locking pin to loosen the crank nut :o  That's unlikely to end well......
having thought i explained that i am locking the crank with a crank locking pin . a 24mm socket on the bolt, breaker bar attached ( may need to slip a scaffold pole over the breaker bar ) having done 3 in the past i am sure i will manage. A new pulley was only put on by myself last summer. at that time the seal didnt appear to have a leak

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General Discussion Area / Re: parts price shock
« on: 31 January 2019, 18:37:34 »
for certain things e.g banjo bolts , leak off tubing i always use Pirtek ., quids cheaper. Power Point ( not sure if they are nation wide ) but for nuts, bolts & washers i go there.

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General Car Chat / Re: Insurance Renewal - Putting the Pressure On
« on: 31 January 2019, 17:20:59 »
my five star insurance was going up by 200 , was almost 400 quoted over 600. i didnt go for it & told the hasting direct so. same old story they did not want to lose a customer so they searched and came up with a policy for 377 . still ticked all the boxes. sad though when insurance is double the price the insurers deem my mig to be worth.

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General Car Chat / Re: oil seal installer tool
« on: 31 January 2019, 16:59:09 »
Suitably sized socket :-\
i would need a 68mm or thereabouts my biggest socket is a 36mm that i use for the oil filter housing.

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