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Tell me more about the steaming up, please - mine seems to have started doing that and I suspected that the drainage pipe was blocked - cleared it, but still steaming.

Ron.

4712
Hi

After doing a bit of browsing around the forum, getting to know possible future problems, I noticed several instances where resets were required on electrical items, for example:

Windows, one click closing: Close window and hold switch until you hear the relay click.

Sun roof positions resets: Push button on fully open, fully up, and I think, when shut

Aircon recirculation flap (this one totally solved my steaming up problem): Switch on and off. The ECU then knows where it is.

It would be interesting to know, what else to check after a battery disconnect / reconnect.

Ian

4713
Omega General Help / Re: front suspension arms
« on: 03 January 2014, 20:42:56 »
I'm looking in with interest because I've been told I need my wishbones done, but not sure that I have the skills, nor, at 70, the will and energy to do it.
An Omega is also hard on the pension!

Ron.

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Omega General Help / Re: Thermostat.
« on: 29 December 2013, 20:05:28 »
What a brilliant site this is! My thanks to one and all; wish the weather were more clement so I could get to it......

Ron.

4715
Omega General Help / Re: Thermostat.
« on: 29 December 2013, 18:33:17 »
Thanks, Robson., and all other answerers. Where can I buy a Wahler thermostat? I looked up Unipart, as suggested, and found them to be expensive.
I certainly do need a new one as my car takes ages to show any increase on the temperature gauge - not good with the weather we are now moving into!
It will also adversely affect fuel consumption with the engine taking so long to reach its efficient operating temperature and I can't afford the extra petrol!

Ron.

4716
Omega General Help / Thermostat.
« on: 29 December 2013, 14:20:39 »
Has anyone changed the thermostat on a 2.6 V6 and is it as horrendous as I fear?

Ron.

4717
Omega General Help / Re: Car died and all sorts
« on: 28 December 2013, 06:00:04 »
www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_894769_langId_-1_categoryId_255205

This charger can be left connected forever, as it drops back to trickle charge when bulk charging is complete, but you MUST disconnect the battery fully as it is a pulse charger and the pulsing will affect the electronics in your Omega if the battery is left connected.

4718
General Car Chat / Re: Halfords cheap oil is back on
« on: 27 December 2013, 18:36:39 »
Somewhere lurking in the depths of my mind is the thought that before you can change to fully synthetic oil from mineral you need to do something - flush the engine out, maybe?
Does anyone know what I'm talking about, because I don't!

Ron.

4720
General Discussion Area / Re: wireless router,
« on: 27 December 2013, 05:47:00 »
On an allied topic, Santa brought me a YouView box, which I am happy with but apparently I need an Internet connection to be able to watch past programmes. How do I go about this? I have a BT Voyager modem for my computer, but I need something posher, yes?
Also, as I am on a BT Basic tariff, will downloading previously broadcast programmes go way over my download allowance and cost me a pension-breaking amount of money?Thanks in advance for your help, folks, and a happy New Year to all.

Ron.

4721
General Car Chat / Re: Stealer Oil Promotion on TC (Just About!)
« on: 23 December 2013, 22:08:50 »
i must have had my "stupid" head on when i wrote that, I also forgot to mention the price, all-up, including postage and vat was £18.89.
Forgive me, itís nearly Xmas!

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: Stealer Oil Promotion on TC (Just About!)
« on: 23 December 2013, 21:42:02 »
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the price included postage!

Ron.

4723
General Car Chat / Re: Stealer Oil Promotion on TC (Just About!)
« on: 23 December 2013, 21:40:02 »
I've just bought 5 litres of Triple QX ATF Dexron III 5 Litre (5L) Automatic Transmission Fluid from "carpartsaver" on Ebay, as compared to £10 per litre from my local High Street factor, which I reckoned wasn't bad.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to mention any links to the Ebay posting on here, so I won't, for now.

Ron.

4724
Are you sure it was entirely his fault? Before anyone is allowed to purchase a Bum-Wee they have to undergo an intensive course at the Company-run PratSchool and unless they pass they are denied the purchase.
I like the cars, but could never own one for that reason, unless it were a prize in a competition, as my wife spotted in a magazine recently: that way, the competition organisers would be the "owners" and THEY would have to go on the PratCourse, so I wouldn't have to! :y

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Rear cigar lighter.
« on: 29 November 2013, 18:52:04 »
Thanks to you all. My money has to be on the one I overlooked, Fs27 - accessories.
The main and ignition-switched socket served by Fs14 also supplies a lot of other things that do work, so I'll go looking.

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