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Omega General Help / Re: GLOVE BOX HANDLE GONE
« on: 19 April 2020, 19:31:31 »
There was a guide here  http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1214169060 -  Replaced my handle with new one from dealer with the guide and worked a treat.

Enjoy  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: MOTs extended for 6 months
« on: 25 March 2020, 14:08:14 »
My Baby is Due December this year, that means I have 15 months MOT  :D :D

Not as she is going anywhere as Working from Home so all tucked up in Garage :y

Be safe all, and chin up.  :y

Together, and collectively, we can and will get there. :y

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Thanks to all for help.  A new battery has now been fitted with a better quality one which was on there.

Will see how things progress.

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Could be that the car expects to see an AGM battery and doesn't like the characteristics of the EFB one.

Father-in-Law has had the car from 4 months old, and it's not been changed, unless they fitted the EFB at the Factory and it should be a AGM one :D :D

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I got the ETS/ETERNAL one on mine and no complaints, in fact sounds more like the original GM one with the V6 Growl back nice and quiet otherwise like original (Ive had my Omega from new  :y) .

Can't seemed to obviously find it, but this one similar:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silencer-for-Vauxhall-Omega-B-3-0-3-2-V6-saloon-1994-2003-exhaust-system-031/221565829393?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225510%26meid%3D249bf4f24c5943a0abf468c6813cb65a%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D183939062909%26itm%3D221565829393%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

But this looks like the same place/seller I got mine from https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-ESTATE-3-0-3-2-208-218HP-1994-2003-Exhaust-Rear-Silencer/333487037364?hash=item4da5605bb4:g:FpgAAOSw-SVeJitY

For 100 for the whole system can't grumble.

Sounded a little "Raspy" first few miles with usual burning off of metal paint smell !, but soon settled down and Raspy note went with a mellow V6 Growl now  :y



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Its not a voltage sensor at all, you can do that reasonably reliably at many points in the vehicle.

Its a charge current sensor, it allows monitoring of the charge/discharge of the battery which, in turn, allows an estimation of battery capacity and life.

Its also used, on some setups, to allow controlled charging such that under braking the charge current is raised to maximum as a form of energy recovery/regenerative braking

Interesting - I had suspected that but wasn't sure. :y 

So with the SOC reading on the dash (when press and hold the trip zero in) giving a value of "--" would that suggest the sensor is goosed ? any maybe why battery seems to be depleted as it's interfering with the charging ?  Not sure as mentioned if the SOF facility is enabled anyhow as I got the trick from an Octavia and different model all togetgher (which does mention it in that manual, but one for the Fabia and this car not mention the facility  ;D

A good charge of the battery with a separate charger however resulted in a standing voltage when taken off charge 24hrs later of only 12.3 V, and dropped to 12.0 in a few seconds when door opened.  It had settled to a trickle charge at 12.6 V before taking off and dropping pretty quickly to 12.3  :(

Battery I think is not at its best - 4 years old and an EFB type battery, so would have hoped for more.

Will see how it develops  :o

Cheers again all.


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 :y :y  Mystery solved  :y :y

Thanks

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That would tally - it does have Stop Start.

They keep getting "Low Voltage" regularly now as a warning, and after charging the battery with a separate charger standing voltage this morning was 12.3, and when opened door just he lights and other clicking or electronics I could hear under the bonnet was enough to drag it to 12.00.  I think battery if goosed.  I checked also with engine running, and pushes it up to over 14V so its definately charging.

Cheers for solving what the connectors is.

INterestingly, if press an hold the Odometer Trip you can get a "SOC Battery Status" idicator appear on the dash, bit it was reporting a status of "--" which aint good !  However, I can't see in the book any mention of the the Battery Status feature (as I found the trick in the Octavia book) as car in question is a Fabia, so wonder if the feature is there, and accessable if press the right button, its just it has not been enabled in the Fabia model ? 

Will see how it goes, if starts complaining again of low battery, then new Battery is going on.

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It's the small plug that is plugged in there "Sensing" something on the terminal which is odd :-\

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Hi there,

I am trying to help somebody with a battery issue on a 2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo.

On looking in the engine bay, I note there is a small plastic module with a small sensor/monitor wire plugged into it.  Lead disappears into the loom.  Main battery negative is then bolted to body just by the battery.

Does anyone know what the small module and wire is on the battery wire at the negative terminal end, and what the little wire plugged in is monitoring ?

I am curious. If Google part number 1K0915181H then that shows a picture  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Victor Reinz gaskets.
« on: 09 December 2019, 20:30:34 »
Not heared of them.

Done both my V6 and My Dad's Desmond, and used Genuine GM ones without any issues.

Prep is key, and from memory don't forget to check seating of half moon at the back as can move slightly when messing about.

Good luck.


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Omega General Help / Re: Exhaust
« on: 06 December 2019, 22:01:43 »
Yep, put a full ETS one (from the bay of Flea) on my MFL 2.5 and very happy.

Went for the 3.0 one as now got the twin pipes at the back  :y

My local garage where I get her MOT'ed offered to fit it for 20, so I snapped their arm off and said do the MOT was well !!!

Sounds the best it has been as the 1st replacement one I got was a vauxhall one and that seemed to even quieter than the original (and had car from new).

ETS one seems to have give her the V6 Growl back.

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Omega General Help / Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« on: 22 November 2019, 20:26:08 »
Having reorganised the garage floor of bits from my dis pack removal task, and ahead of any refit in the future, can someone with a pre-facelift look at their car sometime for me to see which wiper arm is which please.

I *think* the one with the kink is the o/s arm and the straight arm n/s, but I'd like to confirm ahead.

Thanks.

 ;D ;D  I guess I had a beer  ;D ;D

Just checked my Mini-Facelift, and yes one with kink Passenger or O/S and straight arm drivers or N/S (this is from the hinge but you fold up). 

The drivers one appears to have a double kink however at the spline or base end and passenger one a single kink at spline end if that helps.
Tother way around, drivers is offside.

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Omega General Help / Re: Very simple Q - wiper blade arms
« on: 21 November 2019, 21:38:17 »
Having reorganised the garage floor of bits from my dis pack removal task, and ahead of any refit in the future, can someone with a pre-facelift look at their car sometime for me to see which wiper arm is which please.

I *think* the one with the kink is the o/s arm and the straight arm n/s, but I'd like to confirm ahead.

Thanks.

Just checked my Mini-Facelift, and yes one with kink Passenger or O/S and straight arm drivers or N/S (this is from the hinge but you fold up). 

The drivers one appears to have a double kink however at the spline or base end and passenger one a single kink at spline end if that helps.

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