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General Car Chat / Re: Nice surprise from Vauxhall...
« on: 30 July 2018, 22:36:04 »
Baza is spot on, yes. Obliged, but that's now well gone. Only chance for certain items is if it the same as on the later development of the V6 engine (on Signums/Vectra) and little wee screws/fastenings/clips etc that are also used on other models. The brake pad wear sensor bracket on inner wing is the same on Omega as Zafira, to give a sad, specific example.  :y

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Only way I was able to diagnose was...

a) smell of burning coolant from the rear of the engine (points to, but does not guarantee it's HBV)
b) got my thin, girlish fingers back there, withstood the rather sharp sensation of touching plastic at 90+oC, withdrew, to discover the tips of my fingers were wet. (that pretty much guarantees it's HBV!...though may not just be HBV   :P )


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Hope he can help  :)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 23:13:36 »
Ah, well I'm coming from the perspective of a PFL with the 'basic' monochrome display, so yours could well be a more complex answer. However, yes, those are the bulbs, basically same as mine.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Onboard Display Gone Dim
« on: 29 July 2018, 22:22:15 »
Surely an easy answer....? One of the bulbs gone, or loose. Sometimes goes on mine, swift slap to the dash top cures it! However, whipping out the MID isnt a long/arduous job, if you need to replace a bulb. Let me know if you want a quick 'howto'  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Quick Question.
« on: 29 July 2018, 19:00:02 »
Maybe, maybe not. its a pressurised system, so I'd say that a small leak (which I have had not too long ago) will cause temp irregularities, as will

old clogged radiator
leak on the coolant bridge
leaking hbv
old dickey coolant temp sensor (the one that gives the info to the dashboard)

I've had all the above, and not until all were replaced/rectified did I see normal, steady running temp.Only on the most extreme of hot days coming from heavy driving to a standstill/crawl, did I see the temp raise to 98, before settling back down to normal. Most of the time, no matter how you drive her she remains at a steady 'halfway' on the gauge.

Bear in mind if you have a leak you may not see any dripping out, the coolant is at 95ish degrees C, so wont take much to evaporate off. In reality you need to mark where the coolant level is, then keep an eye on it, if you're losing a visible amount per week or two then clearly you have a leak.  :y

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B4ndit is breaking his - give him a pm.

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And as an answer to Mr Shackeng, he makes a hugely valid point, that being - Omegas are worth slightly less than a half eaten packet of crisps.

They are fine cars, easy to maintain, reliable with a few little things to keep an eye on, spacious, comfy, parts readily available. This does, however in no way relate to used values, they are totally underrated cars, as were the Carlton and Senators before them. And their values haven't climbed, really, so Omegas won't be appreciating any time soon I suspect.

This means than you can easy spend more than the car's value on parts to get it 'right'... which sounds bad, but that's really only because they're worth so little in the first place. I won't go into the 'to do' jobs on any old Omega, its been covered much on here, and also not the point of this post - simply that their monetary value is far, far less than their functional value.

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I found with my Turbo Weasel that with the autobox it felt frequently in the wrong gear, but also there never seemed to be any difference in mpg whether I drove it foot to the floor or like a nun on Sunday. The same cannot be said for the petrol V6....  ;)

Perfectly good engine in a very good car - so long as its not a rot box, as said. Give us more info, we're interested.  :)


PS, as extra info GM detuned the engine from the original BMW output, a remap is said to be a very good mod.

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear disc replacement
« on: 27 July 2018, 11:25:36 »
Yes, the pin is 'separate' but 'part of' as said above. (I have a spare one in pieces at present, so I happen to know)


PS You're welcome on the part numbers  :)

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear disc replacement
« on: 26 July 2018, 23:29:39 »
90111317 for the 'swan neck' and
3432340 / 90496947 for the other bit.  :y

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Any idea what mileage the used bits have done? Ta  8)

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PM sent  :y

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Are they the ones where it's all pattern parts but they don't shout about the fact, and are a bit loose with the truth regards the word 'genuine' or am I thinking of someone else?

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haha. Good to know.

Yeah, I certainly wouldnt want to pay that (especially  as it's used, might break in a day, or 100k, who knows?) but just saw it and thought I'd offer it, just in case.

PFLs have a different type, which I've only ever seen on Vectra Bs, and my spare one came off a Corsa B 1.0 12v, oddly. I did check in case I'd picked up one of the later type by mistake, in which case I'd have offered it to you, but alas no.

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