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Messages - DrAndyB

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice Jolly..
« on: 29 June 2019, 21:27:39 »
Nice.  Gotta love a Chinook   :y

Omega General Help / Re: ar 35
« on: 20 May 2019, 20:48:18 »

I had a lead a few years ago - was the oil cooler plate.  Used to drip at the back of the bell housing and drip off the very bottom where there are a couple of bolts. Only did it when started to cool down after 20 mins or so (assumption being some things stayed warmer for longer !)

Clean up and new gasket/seal and jobs a good en, with new Dowty washers just in case.

Hope you get it sorted.

Omega General Help / Re: Fuel filter change (V6) - Any advice ?
« on: 29 March 2019, 08:14:40 »
Thanks for the link.  Another tool for the box  :y

Omega General Help / Fuel filter change (V6) - Any advice ?
« on: 28 March 2019, 14:21:12 »
Hi all,

Been a few years since I did the fuel filter, so though whilst I do oil and oil filter would do the fuel filter as a treat   :D

I have seen a few stories of broken clips/pipes, so before I tackle any advice or tips on removing and installing to save it ending in disaster  :o

I have ordered a GM one 'With Clips' it said  ;)

Thanks all.

Many thanks.  Mine is a year 2000 one, last few I think before the Facelift versions so yep assume they changed.

I'll keep my eye out for a good switch as I can at least mess with that one before I prod about with the one on the car  :y
A new one should be easy enough to come by... Used on most Vauxhalls of that age :y

:y  I'll give the Stealer a try next week. 

I had a quick look around the Interweb but could only find used ones which looked a bit shabby, unless you know anywhere with new ones ? 

Part number I converged on was 90363307 which I assume is right.


Many thanks.  Mine is a year 2000 one, last few I think before the Facelift versions so yep assume they changed.

I'll keep my eye out for a good switch as I can at least mess with that one before I prod about with the one on the car  :y

Many thanks.  I may give it a go.  The mirrors are definitely heated (Icon is on the glass and they do clear when rear screen on) but never had LED on the switch  :-\  (Had car from new, so I know its not been changed)


I have a MFL Omega V6 (V plate) and I have noticed the door mirror adjuster is becoming somewhat 'reluctant' to operate the mirrors (regardless of which mirror).  I does eventually spark the mirrors into movement but only after pressing the control several times in a sort of weird ritual  ;D

My dad has the facelift Desmond, and I recall removing his panel as that went funny but was able to clean contacts if I recall (small ball bearings ?).

The one on mine is of course different (this is the one by the looks

The question is:

  • Can contacts on mine be cleaned ?
  • I see some on sale have a small orange led ?  Mine does not, if changed, would either one fit (with or without the led?
  • Would they have them at the dealer ?  I would guess not - Anybody know the Part Number ?
  • Are they easy to change without damaging anything ?  I am always nervous about removing doorcards  :-\

Many thanks all.


Thanks all.  Never thought to keeping the remaining oil for my V6 change  ;)  Good shout  :y 

Yes its the 9192124 pads with springs built in the ends of pads so push down when close caliper onto it  :y, so will put the one with metal shim/back on the piston side. 

Thanks all,

Hi all.

I Will be treating my dad's 2.2 Petrol to an oil and filter change and new pads.  Trivial question:

  • What is the oil capacity on the 2.2 Petrol (I recall it was less than 5 lt, 3 and a bit springs to mind ? - I have the V6 which is annoyingly more than a standard 5ltr pack !)
  • I have a new set of GM pads.  I assume the pad with metal backing plate is on the piston side (just want to check as can't guarantee previous set done right)

Also treating front lights to a spruce with the old polish and wet and dry - dab hand now at that !

Car not do that many miles.  Any simple things to check or do as routine whilst I am there on the 2.2.  (I did cam cover gasket last year as was starting to weep)

Thanks in advance.


Omega General Help / Re: Tyres Rotation - What would you do?
« on: 31 December 2018, 10:31:13 »
Got Rainsport 3's on my bus all round (

No complaints with them  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Tightening Torques
« on: 20 December 2018, 19:54:07 »
Did they give you new nuts? I'd be inclined to use new nuts.

At that Torque setting you may need a new pair of Plums ! ;D ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 01 November 2018, 20:49:18 »

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 27 October 2018, 16:05:20 »

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