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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: Today at 07:28:35 »
The estates were quite popular,I nearly bought one back in the '80s even though it had that awful Ford V4 engine in it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: Today at 07:18:10 »
Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda aged 70 :'(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Volvo world record
« on: Yesterday at 21:12:47 »
Always better to err on the side of caution Lizzie,you know always take precautions to prevent any unwanted "events" :D ;D ;D

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Have you tried following the guide posted by annihilator in the newbie section for uploading photos?Other than that a brief description of the pipes where they come from/go to could help identify which ones you're asking about.

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General Discussion Area / Volvo world record
« on: Yesterday at 20:16:29 »
I attended the attempt to break the current world record for the greatest number of parading Volvos back at the end of March.Unfortunately the word has come through that Guinness World Records have denied the claim due to some of the cars having too great a gap to the next car ahead/behind  and therefore not classed as a continuous parade :'( The organisers of the attempt have opened a poll on facebook to gauge interest/intent of owners with regard to re-staging the attempt next year.So hopefully this will go ahead and be more successful this time around.Many thousands of pounds were raised by the first attempt for the breast cancer charity so the first try was not entirely in vain and a second attempt such raise even more funds for a worthwhile cause :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Rear Back Plate Removal
« on: Yesterday at 20:06:07 »
I don't know about the Omega A/Carlton,but with the Senator A/Monza/SenatorB and PFL Omega B the hold down pins for the handbrake shoes were put in from the brake shoe side and held by engaging in shaped slots in the back plate where from MFL Omega onwards[I think I've got the changeover timing right] the pins were put in through the back plate passed through the brake shoes and were held with a cup washer.Easy enough to get round of course by simply buying the correct pins/springs/washers for whatever suits the back plate.

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 Exhaust manifolds
« on: Yesterday at 07:42:32 »
The one at right of picture looks pretty convoluted[presumably for length versus space available?]must have took you some working out.very impressive though :y

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Vectra B 2.5 v6 saying hello
« on: Yesterday at 07:34:02 »
Hello and welcome to OOF :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Why buy a new car?
« on: Yesterday at 07:32:58 »
Whilst a new car should be fault and damage free when picked up not all of them arrive at the dealership that way.Ok people haven't spent thousands of hours in them but what of the factory workers,the transport drivers,the sales people,the mechanics and the valeters who've all spent time in and around it? Valeting products to clean a used car yourself are cheap especially when compared to the depreciation suffered the moment a new car is registered.

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General Car Chat / Re: Meriva saga continues
« on: 19 May 2019, 20:10:23 »
Yes it seems each of the parties involved just seem to be passing the buck onto one of the others leaving her stuck in the middle.She has kept it insured throughout,though whether it would cover for such a situation I don't know but then if it did it would surely count as a claim and affect her future premiums penalising her still further? Not too worried about the V70 wearing out 'tis but a mere pup at 19yrs old with a paltry 136,000mls on the clock-hope I haven't just put the hex on it :D

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General Car Chat / Re: Meriva saga continues
« on: 19 May 2019, 18:29:41 »
Finance company finally sent an assessor out to look at the car who said there was silicone all round the water pump and some kind of white residue in the sump.Decision was taken to send the head off to be skimmed/pressure tested and this was duly done and the claim case was closed before the head had even been returned.Head sorted and given clean bill of health and Halfords rebuilt everything and found engine still loosing all its coolant in seconds!.She got in touch with Citizens advice with copies of e-mails etc and they told her she could reject the car,so she got in touch with finance company and told them that's what she wanted to do.They then told her they'd re-opened the case,but she should have taken the car to somewhere in Derby and not to the local Halfords[this after the warranty company had told her to take it to Halfords] ??? and that as they'd re-opened the case they now had until the end of June to get it fixed :oThey put it out to tender for someone to transport it from here to Derby and she had to give the vendor a chance to rectify it,although they'd virtually washed their hands of it in the first place.Since then the car is still at the local Halfords as only one transport quote has been received.She's been and removed all her personal stuff from the car,spoken to someone at the finance company and told them she doesn't want it back[this person agreed that she was perfectly within her rights to reject it]and has cancelled the monthly payments for it.So that's where we are with it at present,car broke down December and it's now middle of May and still it drags on :-X Meanwhile she still has my V70,it's a good job I've been in a position to lend her a vehicle as there's no way she can get to work without a vehicle[public transport doesn't go near where she works at the times she needs to be there.

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General Car Chat / Re: Insurance and breakdown
« on: 19 May 2019, 08:06:47 »
New Volvo is absolutely fine thank you.Surprisingly sprightly for a big car and handles the twisty bits pretty well too.Oddly the one thing I miss on it[both the V70 and Omega have one]is a trip computer :-[ The V70 still looking like a shed[at least it was at the end of March when I "borrowed" it back from stepdaughter-the saga of her Meriva continues :o]continues to provide sterling service-I hope :D and the Omega resides in it's garage awaiting my having the time to sort its present running issue :'(

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General Car Chat / Re: Insurance and breakdown
« on: 18 May 2019, 18:08:17 »
I've got the same bank account cover as you dtb.I used to pay separately for AA cover for many years before this bank account idea came about,so when I renew my car insurance I always decline the breakdown and courtesy car extra cost options.I'll have to look into multi car insurance prices rather than having three separate policies to see which works out cheapest.

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Omega General Help / Re: air con compressor
« on: 16 May 2019, 07:56:18 »
I'd imagine from the reading of the original post it's not so much a worry about the compressor working or not per se more that if it's only just spinning-and at one point actually stopped-that it's causing extra drag and possibly even damaging the auxiliary belt-hence my suggestion that as the op is not fussed about having air con he could if a shorter belt is available fit one of those and by-pass the compressor.

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Omega General Help / Re: air con compressor
« on: 15 May 2019, 20:59:25 »
Was going to post what Entwood has said about pulley.If a shorter belt is available for a non-aircon car then I'd fit that and bypass the pulley.

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