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Messages - Kevin Wood

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Type 30 with 3 ohm coils are the ones I had. There are now type 32 and 34 which look interesting but no experience of either.

General Car Chat / Re: Current thinking on lpg injectors
« on: Yesterday at 21:42:24 »
Depends what you want to spend against how long you want them to last. Valtek type 30s are the ones that came with the Stag kits we used. They are cheap, do the job but one of mine went dodgy after probably 100k miles.

I notice Valtek have a couple more ranges available now, more expensive but look better.

The AC/Stag branded ones I'd rate as worse, as they couldn't easily cope with the range of fuelling required by the Omega when brand new and they aren't any more durable.

Other end of the spectrum are Keihin, BRC, etc. which are much better but probably not worth the high prices unless you are putting them on a low mileage car that you expect to be around for many years, IMHO.

Check what types are supported by your ECU as they all have subtly different drive requirements and accurate calibration (and sometimes not letting the smoke out!) depends on having the right profile.

After fitting a new top engine mount to the V70 a few weeks ago I still had a nasty clunk on start up and shut down.  :-\  So after watching a youtube video on where and how to change the rest of the engine mounts, I went out to have a look and discovered a loose bolt on the cross bar.  Tightened it up and I am now clunkless!  :y

Happy days, as I was probably going to get the local garage to do it.  :)
Clinkless and clueless.  ;D
You'd think an ex-Marina owner would be familiar with loose things in cars, although in that case it would, of course, have been knickers front lower trunnions. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Big rise in cost of air con servicing.
« on: Yesterday at 11:39:45 »
Opening the windows is free!  :y

So far....  :-\  ;D

.. as is not having a roof. :y

(recalls the big folder full of Westfield receipts)

OK, I lied. :P

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: power sounder
« on: 21 March 2019, 20:13:11 »
The power sounder has a data link to the alarm / central locking ECU in the Omega. I wouldn't rate the chances of an after market siren talking to it.

They can be cut open and the batteries replaced if they are not too far gone.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 20 March 2019, 17:31:09 »
He also demanded that Theresa May kiss his big, fat arse on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Right on the ring piece, clinkers and all.  No word yet on whether she agreed.  ;D

Doesn't appear to cross any of her "red lines" so I guess so... ;D

It'll be a classic by the time he can afford to insure it. ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Best EBC pads for the 3.2.
« on: 19 March 2019, 15:04:35 »
If the system is tired, then a proper service should be all you need to restore it to how an Omega should be. Disks and pads all round and chenge the brake fluid. Also check that the servo is working properly and none of the flexible hoses are bulging under pressure.

If it's still not right, you have a fault somewhere.

General Car Chat / Re: The system can work... Car Tax.
« on: 19 March 2019, 14:53:37 »
Yep, just been to the bank with the cheque from SORNing the westfield at the beginning of December. Cheques are a PITA these days. ::)

It would be perfect if they could just credit your bank account instead. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: A special kind of dumb..
« on: 19 March 2019, 14:49:46 »
It goes through my mind every time I'm beside a lorry - to be honest, I try not to hang around on their off-side for any length of time, unless I'm totally trapped by traffic, because I don't want to end up like that Scirocco (or a colleagues wife who had the same thing happen in an Astra)!

Yep, me too, and doubly so in the Westfield. I tend to just sit in the outside lane at whatever speed that dictates. :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: A special kind of dumb..
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:15:03 »
A mate of mine got killed by a lorry years ago. It ploughed into 5 cars in traffic on the A1, killing all occupants of all 5 cars. They have a scary amount of momentum.

I've seen left hand drive lorries very nearly do the same thing. About time we started turning the tractor units around at the ports and insisting on RHD lorries on UK roads, IMHO.

General Discussion Area / Re: Brexit
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:07:02 »
You mean like Italy is reported to be considering as a favour to Farage?

In some respects it might be a favour to everyone. A "p*ss or get off the pot" ultimatum to the lot of them rather than an opportunity to keep kicking the can down the road..

General Discussion Area / Re: I am not a robot
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:04:32 »
Vote with your feet and tell the sites concerned why you are doing so. If they don't realise their policies are losing them customers they won't change them. If they do, they still probably won't change because sadly, in the swamp that is the internet, you have to force customers to jump through hoops like this.

Omega General Help / Re: Best EBC pads for the 3.2.
« on: 19 March 2019, 11:01:41 »
OK, sounds like we can strike Apec off the list, then. ;D

As I said, the key is what it is about the performance of the current brakes that the O.P. wants to improve.

Omega General Help / Re: Best EBC pads for the 3.2.
« on: 19 March 2019, 10:20:52 »
A couple of my mates who race Westfields swear by Apec pads.
They fade like a bastid on the Omega if you drive it :-\

No experience myself, and an Omega is a completely different kettle of fish to a Westifield, of course. You are carrying so much weight in an Omega that, if you're going to drive it hard, you have to choose heat resistance above everything else.  ;D

Fortunately, in a lighter car, you have more choice.

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