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Messages - Kevin Wood

General Discussion Area / Re: SAD DAY
« on: 27 July 2007, 16:34:11 »
What a bummer  >:(

I hope you can sort it. Looks like it didn't do that much damage although the wiring is obviously going to be in a mess.

Insurance wise they'd probably write it off, but with parts from a breaker a DIY repair might not be impossible. Might be worth hanging back on getting the insurance involved until you know if it can be a DIY fix. Once it's written off, depending on the category, there may be no way to save it.

I'm sure there was another Omega on here a few months ago that had an electrical fire in that area, and someone else mentioned burning wiring around the power sounder (also in that area)? I wonder if there's a common failure that we can identify and prevent.


General Discussion Area / Re: I ve had Enough Day II
« on: 08 August 2007, 15:59:26 »
... and that pesky K series is in the garage repairing itself...?

Still, I'm sitting in an office  >:(


General Discussion Area / Re: the peril,s of ebay omega,s
« on: 08 August 2007, 16:54:34 »
At times like this I find myself trying to think of something better.... But it's no use. Try as I might to come up with the perfect snottogram I'm drawn back to the closing paragraph of the infamous NTL letter:

I enclose two small deposits, selected with great care from my cats litter tray, as an expression of my utter and complete contempt for both you, and your pointless company. I sincerely hope that they have not become desiccated during transit - they were satisfyingly moist at the time of posting, and I would feel considerable disappointment if you did not experience both their rich aroma and delicate texture. Consider them the very embodiment of my feelings towards NTL, and it's worthless employees.


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General Discussion Area / Re: the peril,s of ebay omega,s
« on: 06 August 2007, 22:28:12 »
Can't put in print what I think of this guy. Shows what use EBAY feedback is. Looks like his record is pretty clean but on the other hand he sounds like a nasty piece of work rather than someone who you just caught having a bad day.

Hope your little'un is Ok and is able to understand that you can't let these types get under your skin.

I'd elevate this everywhere you can- with the police, ebay and anyone else you can think of. The tw@ deserves to be put to some serious inconvenience over this.


General Discussion Area / Re: General Starting problems......Help
« on: 08 August 2007, 09:56:13 »
Sounds like a set of noid lights might come in handy to see if the injectors are firing...

Although car batteries are pretty safe if you're careful not to short them, modern HT systems are a bit nasty. If I need to check for a spark I generally wire a strobe light in series with a plug and aim it through the windscreen so it's visible when cranking rather than doing the old trick of holding a plug against the block.

I used to shrug off electric shocks as an occupational hazard but now I'm a lot more careful in my old age ;)


General Discussion Area / Re: General Starting problems......Help
« on: 08 August 2007, 00:34:36 »
Was about to ask if the intertia trip operated when you unleashed big bertha on it.. but that cuts the fuel pump IIRC.  :-/

Did you say it's got a spark?

Fuel pressure in the rail.. OK, but is there drive to the injectors when cranking?

Immobiliser issue?

It does then start to come down to crank sensor...


General Discussion Area / Re: Admins
« on: 06 August 2007, 22:35:12 »
Well, that's the no-claims protection on your post count topped up!

On a serious note, it's true. A great bunch. Long live OOF!


General Discussion Area / Re: Totally indebted to Ronnie
« on: 05 August 2007, 23:59:38 »
I still don't have new cambelt on and the VX instructions seem trial and error (and what an error if you get it wrong!).

At the end of the day, as long as you turn the crank through 2 turns and check the alignment of the cams afterwards, and repeat if there's any doubt there shouldn't be any catastrophes. Would be a hell of a lot easier with markings on the belt though >:(


General Discussion Area / Re: Totally indebted to Ronnie
« on: 05 August 2007, 22:00:34 »
The cam belt procedure for Y26 and Y32 engines states that this pulley is fixed so I'm guessing it was a change on these engines.

Procedure is to line up crank to 10 degrees before TDC, install belt and tensioner then advance crank to TDC and tension belt. I guess the extra 10 degrees is a guess at what it'll take to tension the first run of the belt. Trial and error, though, especially with no markings on the belt  >:(


General Discussion Area / Re: Waaasssssuuuuuppppp!!
« on: 05 August 2007, 22:06:13 »
Welcome home. Hope you had a great time. You missed some really shocking weather while you were away so definately a well timed break!


General Discussion Area / Re: OUCH!!!!
« on: 06 August 2007, 12:18:36 »
More and more down here have got all the parts on the shelf, they will not allow you to rummage anymore.

Same here. It's the little parts that you have to rummage for that make them so valuable though. Not valuable enough for a scrappie to keep on the shelves but unobtainable (or stupid prices) new.


General Discussion Area / Re: OUCH!!!!
« on: 05 August 2007, 22:31:21 »
A tragedy indeed. Poor chap.

I wonder how much longer there'll be scrappies where you can rummage?  :-/


General Discussion Area / Re: Quick Quiz
« on: 06 August 2007, 16:06:27 »
Gah! Too late.


General Discussion Area / Re: Quick Quiz
« on: 06 August 2007, 16:05:52 »
Looks like an Essex V6 to me, so V6 Capri?  :-/


General Discussion Area / Re: Thanks to MDTM
« on: 05 August 2007, 22:22:34 »
I get a code 32 from my climate with a cheapo tech 2. Maybe it's a quirk of the cheapo Tech 2? Or maybe there's a procedure to be followed - i.e. test it in the dark or something?

I like the sound of the upgrade though. I am constantly turning the fan speed down on mine. It seems to go to full fan speed any time there's a 1 degree difference between actual and set temperature  >:(


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