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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Omega from Sunny South Africa
« on: 28 January 2020, 11:14:45 »
Welcome to the forum.......

 :y

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General Car Chat / Ebay listed elite estate 143500586023
« on: 20 January 2020, 16:18:13 »
Is anyone else watching / bidding on the lovely looking blue elite estate?
Looks like a lovely car....I'd be bidding if my circumstances allowed it.......

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I use a unique tool called a chrisgixer to do my doughnuts ;D

The old ones can be a challenge to get out.
'tis a shame there isn't a chrisgixer available down here - I like the idea of watching & drinking tea whilst the work is being done  :(

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Me neither!
I enjoy the work off the car, anything on a bench etc is fun but I'm finding lying under a car in the street less attractive these days....ho hum.
It's raining here now, so may have a crack at it tomorrow if it's dry  :y

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"The subframe front mounts(the donuts) are most likely, being readily available and a straightforward job"
...they don't look very straightforward from the thread I've read but I'm probably gonna have to try to do them - I think a garage will be too expensive for me.
Thanks for the advice..


I use a cold chisel to make a gap between the bush and the subframe. Then a pair of claw hammers to keep the old part moving. Once it's come out about 5mm, I swap to a pry bar to save some effort. The new bush is drawn into place with its mounting bolt and finished with the jack. About 45 minutes per side, working on axle stands in the street. It's a brute force job, no special tools, techniques or thinking required. Although an impact wrench or long ratchet does save some effort.
Are you a young man Nick? :-[

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"The subframe front mounts(the donuts) are most likely, being readily available and a straightforward job"
...they don't look very straightforward from the thread I've read but I'm probably gonna have to try to do them - I think a garage will be too expensive for me.
Thanks for the advice..

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Ive often wondered how the "mot man" really checks them as they are virtually hidden inside a metal cup and the only bit is the outer lip which will always appear rusty as its just the cover plate.

If the thing flaps around then its clearly failed but even then it would hardly give." excessive movement".

Sounds to me like subrame donut bushes though ...about 20 each and around hour a side ..if they aren't totally seized in .
Thanks....yup, I agree - looking at how they are fitted it seems difficult to see. The car seems to handle absolutely fine so it seems unlikely that they are hanging off! I haven't actually got under there myself yet to take a look. I think I will see if I can get a second opinion from a local garage tomorrow before I remove the padlock from my wallet  ;)

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Being a CDX (presumably), any mirror will do, from GLS to Elite.  If its an Elite, it needs an Elite mirror, due to the postion sensors for the mirror memory.
..it's a 2.6 CD 2001, so nothing as fancy as a memory. I've dismantled & repaired them before but I don't have any more covers for the drivers side..

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Assuming doughnuts, and not diff mounts, then PM YZ250, I think he has a set of polys to sell.


knackered or at least very tired, diff mounts should also be expected and it would be worth inspecting them before starting the job. Then you can factor in the turnaround time on a pair of repaired mounts......
Oh dear, now I'm not sure...this is what the mot fail says:
"Nearside rear sub-frame rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)....same for the offside!

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...the car failed it's mot  :(
Am therefore in need of these bushes - anyone?
I've seen the maintenance guide & there is a picture of poly bushes used & it seems logical to me to use them whilst I'm at it!
Anyone know where I may get these from?
Thanks.

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...the current mirror is almost intact after being hit whilst the car was parked...
If nobody has a complete mirror, I could use just the housing to make good!
Please PM....

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I managed to snap one of the pipes on my unit so need another...
Yes I know there are some on ebay but anyone on here got one for sale?
Thanks

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Omega General Help / Re: Fitting of aux belt....2.2 dti
« on: 22 August 2019, 16:15:16 »
...found it now  :y

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Omega General Help / Fitting of aux belt....2.2 dti
« on: 22 August 2019, 15:23:32 »
It must be on the site somewhere but I can't find a picture of how to position the belt now that my new crank pulley is on.
Please enlighten me someone...thanks.  :-[

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