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General Discussion Area / Re: 20 ltrs oil drum
« on: 11 December 2018, 21:51:58 »
I buy mine the same way, best I've done is I keep my 5 litre bottles whenever they are available/see people chucking them out. Propping the drum on the decking / a couple of spare wheels etc and pour into the smaller bottles using a large poundland funnel works well.

I like the idea of a tap, though  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hamster fed
« on: 05 December 2018, 21:31:22 »
Sounds like, as ever, herculean efforts have been made to maintain our little community of soapboxes. Thanks to those responsible, the OOF lives to fight rant another day!  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: End of an Era
« on: 02 December 2018, 00:15:57 »
Sorry to hear you're going, but delighted you have even bigger and better things ahead of you. Dont be a stranger, and more than happy to do business in the future, as I'm sure most/all on here would say the same!  :)

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Omega General Help / Re: Parts needed for MK1
« on: 29 November 2018, 09:20:29 »
Worst case new Cruise unit (vacuum actuated, cable operated, if I'm right it's slightly different to FL DBW models)

Best case scenario... new stalk! Either fiver or so for a known used, or maybe £30ish for brand new / new old stock.

Option 3... squirt of electrical contact cleaner inside the 'gaps' at the stalk switch may sort it, they can gunk up after extreme age / use  :)

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Omega Gallery / Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
« on: 28 November 2018, 22:32:10 »
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)

When I get the bumper off youíre welcome to them, Iíll take a few photos when Iím next with the car as itís been tapped at one side so may be no good to you.


What a gent! I've got some racing cylinder heads and high-lift cams (ie: off the 3.0) which I may well never get round to fitting - the general consensus is if you have the option to buy a 3.0 at reasonable cost then just throw the 2.5 in the bin... but I don't want to do that. Anyway, looking forward to seeing how this pans out, will watch with interest.  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Parts needed for MK1
« on: 28 November 2018, 22:25:24 »
Welcome!

Parts are scarcer for the 'PFL/MFL' than tha 'FL' models (Pre/Mini Face Lift / Face Lift) however they're out there if you look, and there'd often someone who happens to be breaking one with just that rare item  :y

Rocker gaskets. (Did one side tonight-fiddly!)    Yup, but doable
Front wishbones. (On order) Good man! Consider redoing the full front suspension as geometry is sensitive and you will cost yourself more on prematurely worn tyres than a good full geo setup costs.
Dash lights replacing. Please elaborate?
Dan belt idler/tensioner. (Took 5 mins and cost £8!) Good good!
Wipers and headlight washers system refurbishing. Fairly common, easy enough fix, though
General clean up and oil change. Always well worth it
Drivers door strap u/s. (I think this is a simple fix?) Simple ish, there's plenty of info on here about it, parts cost fairly little
Air con not cold. (Compressor doesnít seem to kick in) A decent low mileage compressor could be sourced - unless it's more 'sinister'...or even less serious, could be stuck in 'eco' mode, for instance?
HID sensor. (Warning on trip computer) Could be the level arm popped off the wishbones - 2 second job, it will either be fine for ten years, of pop off again 5 mins later
Headlight lens clean. (UV damage) Buy the 3M kit, or spend a couple of quid on wet n dry and cutting compound or brasso which works as well. By hand if you have time on your hands, or use a power polisher / drill. (with care!)


As for interior trim aside from headlining - which is always the same colour - there were a few colours used in the interiors. I assume yours is the 'shale' / beige but a pic uploaded will help fellow OOFers if they happen to have any spare parts kicking around for you.

 :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracing your car's history...
« on: 27 November 2018, 21:21:19 »
 :D :D

Yep!

Her reg is P151 HOH, so she became known As 'Pissy Ho' within about 5 seconds of arriving up the drive all those years ago..  :y

Obviously a lady of the night with cystitis became contracted to just 'Pissy' which is far more polite  :D

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Omega Gallery / Re: My 2000 V6 Manual
« on: 27 November 2018, 14:29:49 »
Tidy  :y


Are you doing anything with the rear chrome strip, seeing as how you're replacing the bumpers?  :y Neighbour decided mine was all nasty and straight, and thought it would be very nice to bend it for me with his pathetic parking skills.

As and when you get the arches done... those black stickers will come off with mild heat, and can be cleaned up with alcohol/similar, and re-attached with double sided tape very nicely. I know as I've done it myself recently. They're hen's teeth to source.  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracing your car's history...
« on: 27 November 2018, 14:25:09 »
Thank you very much! That's informative as always  :)


Like I say, my reasons are it'd be nice to make a 'replica' of a period number plate (I have a company that will do the correct 1990s font - it changed in 2001) even if she never actually had that particular dealer's name on the plate, it would be a nice detail.

It probably looks rather 'sad' from most people's perspectives on here, but move forward a few years and there's plenty of people - and demand - for 'correct' 'period' plates for 80s and before motors. When you see a 1972 Triumph or whatever wearing modern white and yellow plates with a EU block on one side it really does look wrong.  :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 27 November 2018, 14:09:24 »
Mimic

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Hi

have you tried places like LMF and Autovaux?

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracing your car's history...
« on: 27 November 2018, 11:59:38 »
All good info, ta!  :y


Sadly I have zero clue who actually leased her / who the Company car actually belonged to etc. I'll hold my hands up I'm not entirely clued up on how 'a company car' process works. Having never owned a car newer than 15 years  :D ;D :D

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Omega General Help / Re: Seat compatability
« on: 26 November 2018, 22:58:01 »
Physically they'll fit no probs. the only issues I can think are if yours is a PFL '97 car, not a MFL '97 car...

Different multiplugs. AFAIK the looms changed for the MFL, and they're the 'same' from then on. (I have stripped PFL and MFL doors and found the loom differences to my cost!) Not sure if they use different shaped multiplugs on the seat looms, though.

Pretensioners. MFL cars have difference seat pretensioners to PFL.

Side airbags - If your 97 car doesn't have airbags (so confirms it as a PFL), then you're fitting seats that DO have side airbags...but they're inert, and I can't see any issues with dormant airbags. If both cars have side airbags, well, again, can't see an issue.

I don't see an issue, but someone else may be along with knowledge I don't have.

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracing your car's history...
« on: 26 November 2018, 22:44:42 »
Just to answer a couple of Qs, I'm interested because ...

1. I think it's interesting discovering history
2. I'm actually trying to get a new set of numberplates made up, and if I'm going to get them, they might as well be the 'most right' they can be. So finding the original dealer's name on them would be brilliant.

I worked for Autolease back in the day (Birmingham based, changed to Loyds TSB autolease and now lex autolease )
they leased to many companys nationwide ,purchasing from many dealers and cars got serviced local to where the client was
I suspect there are many such fleet lease companys ,even just in Brum  :-\

That's in interesting spin, thanks. I've noticed my oldest MoT certificate from when the car should have still been a company car was MoT'd in Staffordshire!

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Omega General Help / Re: HBV
« on: 26 November 2018, 22:24:10 »
Haven't they been subject to a few failures lately? Seemingly the newer ones are made in China and they're the ones that have been known to fail prematurely?  :-\

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