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General Discussion Area / Re: Time to leave the forum.
« on: 30 September 2018, 22:58:59 »
B n Q first employer in the UK to actively employ people over the 'usual employment age' ie: they have zero age discrimination policy.

Genuinely all the best in the near future, and I hope things do come good soon. At the end of every run of bad luck, there's some good luck.

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i have a bag full of used (but  ok) HTs from V6s. I've kept them as spares, just in case I lose/damage one for any silly reason.

Want me to see what's in there? (Will mean a message to where they're stored ie: my old bedroom at my parents haha)

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So, before i go ripping my knackered old cats off and replace them, i would like a spare 'just in case' I manage to snap/destroy the original sensor, or indeed I cant get the bleeder out!

I know they aren't the earth for brand new ones... at the same time if my original is working fine I see no need to throw it in the bin for the sake of it, nor waste money on a branny which will then lay 'on the shelf' forever and a day  :y

Hoping a known good 'uns kicking about somewhere. Thanks in advance.  :y

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: F/S V6 plug leads
« on: 25 September 2018, 22:33:31 »
....cough....  ;)

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: A new 2.6 V6 to the forum!
« on: 23 September 2018, 15:58:32 »
welcome to the forum! Looks like most has been answered already, but looking forward to seeing how this pans out. Welcome!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Student loans repaid
« on: 21 September 2018, 11:28:35 »
Doing the maths last night on a Master Degree, you don't start paying until you earn over 22k pa. That's on a 10k loan,... which accrues 6% interest per annum.

So, if you walked out of Uni into a 32k per year job (ie: 10 grand over the threshold) you'd pay back 600 a year.... identical to the amount you accrue in interest! So let's say you only ever earn 32k per year for the rest of your life, you'll spend all year paying off the interest, before starting back at square one again! Christ that made me swallow hard last night!

Ok, so if I earn 42k every year forever it'll take 16.66 years to pay my Masters off... (plus what I owe on my original BA Design degree off, of course., not even taking that into account!)


Then I suppose there's a house to own at some point. And people wonder why so many are benefits scroungers??

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General Car Chat / Re: Reunited with old MV6
« on: 20 September 2018, 23:03:16 »
Fantastic. That is a story that you really, really, really don't hear very often.


Oh, you don't fancy selling it to me, do you?  :D ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Endeavour found?
« on: 19 September 2018, 21:00:46 »
The remains of my old handbrake backplate currently residing in the back garden looks remarkably like whatever state the Eneavour is in now.  :)


Do keep us updated if it is the Endeavour, and will they be raising it and towing it up the Humber?  :D

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 18 September 2018, 22:34:29 »
Ahhh, thank you, I shall investigate.... :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 18 September 2018, 10:23:57 »
Info on OOF suggests manual has it in the switch, but autos have a separate relay. (Now makes me wonder if my spare headlamp switch I picked up ages ago is in fact off a manual, and therefore might not work right, should I ever need it...  :-\)


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Omega General Help / Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 17 September 2018, 18:05:58 »
Looking for the relay that controls the lights-on warning tiddly. I've been over the forum for a while now I think it's behind the glovebox, just looking for a location and part number.

Mine's becoming more and more erratic, and for someone as forgetful as me a headlamps-on warning device is a very useful thing.

Extra: I seem to recall that FLs have a buzzer, whereas mine and other older stuff like Cavs have a dingalingaling noise. So for originality/pedant's sake, looking for that early type. 


Thanks in advance  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 17 September 2018, 17:21:37 »
"Instead I have a lovely Omega that cannot depreciate anymore, and my big outlay for all the major servicing scheduled works out at just 450 per year over 4 years.  I only do 4k miles per year, but I have a 'limousine' that does everything I want, whenever I want, and can take me to the ends of the earth if necessary! "


and that's a fine sentiment, and closely worded to what I (try to) tell work colleagues/neighbours.

And that's less money per month than most people pay in their korean plastic buckets.

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Omega General Help / Re: Front wishbone bush replacement
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:46:16 »
Just to dollop another seed of doubt into Lizzie's already well-soaked-in-doubt mind, even something like the wishbones need to be torqued up once on the ground, otherwise even the best quality front bushes will tear and fail in relatively short time.

I am not saying that your local Dealer, or indeed anyone else well-versed in Omega maintenance won't do this job to the correct standard... only saying that there are other folks out there who would at least do the same job for less pennies... or indeed a superior job for less pennies.

Just wanting you, as anyone, to be aware of all the facts before you go ahead with anything  :)

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / WTD: V6 Cats - non-DBW ones.
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:32:06 »
As above. I'm just seeing what's out there.


Need to be earlier, as per title - to the best of my knowledge later 2.6/3.2 cars' cat sections aren't desirable.

Just the OS needed, though of course if offered only as a pair I'd happily take both. Ideally i'm after ones from a low-mileage car. Can travel to pick up, rather than trusting Postman Pat with these fragile items. 

And cheap as poss, please

Also the shirt off your back while I'm at it  ;D :D :D

Thanks all in advance.

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: F/S V6 plug leads
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:17:58 »
Are these Beru.. Bosch... other? Thanks.  :)

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