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General Discussion Area / Updates
« on: 11 July 2019, 17:22:40 »
Whenever windows 10 do an update it comes on the screen not to turn off computer and then starts counting upwards as a % figure of completion.As soon as this reads 30% complete the computer automatically shuts down,then next time I turn it on it resumes the count until 100% is reached.Why doesn't it do it all in one go?

Omega General Help / Re: Belt squeal
« on: 11 July 2019, 17:17:40 »
Didn't detect any wobble to the water pump pulley but will certainly check its security next time I'm down at the lock up.What length is the non-aircon belt?Not waiting for it to seize Stemo just delaying buying shorter belt to check out others thoughts on the squeal and meanwhile I have either of the two Volvos to run about in.

General Discussion Area / Iranian tensions
« on: 11 July 2019, 12:19:30 »
A Royal Navy warship placed herself between a British tanker and some Iranian gunboats in the Gulf of Hormuz[reportedly training her guns on them but not firing]This it seems is an attempt by the Iranians to seize the tanker in retaliation for our"Piracy" when Marines boarded and seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar which was suspected of breaching EU sanctions.

Omega General Help / Belt squeal
« on: 11 July 2019, 12:09:50 »
The last time I tried starting the car[last week]it had been stood a while,as soon as it started there was a loud squeal[as you'd get from a slipping fan belt]but I had to leave it alone at that time and just turned the car off straight away.Today I've been to the garage to investigate possible causes-and also found I'd only closed the boot lid down without shutting it properly so the battery had gone flat :-[ Took off the auxiliary belt to check if any of the pulleys were stiff/seized,the belt did seem "stuck" to a couple of the pulleys[took no effort to "unstick" them though[but could be a cause of the squeal]is there anything I can put on the belt/pulleys to stop this as it's not a problem I've ever come across before?Rotating the pulleys by hand showed no stiffness/roughness,but rocking the pulleys up/down and side to side produced a noticeable amount of movement on the aircon pulley and an audible knock when it was moved,so presumably a bearing or something is shot?Is it thought this could produce the squeal?As the aircon doesn't work and never has while I've owned it I'm minded to but a non-aircon belt for it to bypass the aircon pulley,but will delay for others opinions ideas on the squeal.

Omega General Help / Re: Coolant weep musings....
« on: 10 July 2019, 08:17:16 »
There's definitely not one under the header tank on mine and I don't think it's ever had one.There's something below the header tank that appears to be something to do with cruise control[?]could be wrong on the purpose of whatever it is there.

General Car Chat / Re: Farewell
« on: 10 July 2019, 08:11:45 »
No need for farewells,hardly anyone on here owns an Omega now anyway :D :D

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 10 July 2019, 08:05:50 »
Rip Torn[actor] aged 88.

Omega General Help / Re: Coolant weep musings....
« on: 09 July 2019, 19:24:38 »
AIUI the one under the coolant bottle is only there if the car has the "winter pack" fitted? My f/l Elite certainly doesn't have one there,only the one on the back of the rad below the top hose and upper fan thermoswitch.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 July 2019, 19:17:19 »
Have you ever tried totting up how many business black lists you must be on :D ;D anyway yesterday used a bridging wire on the number plate lights of the V70 took it for re-test today and got a pass,so another years legality obtained. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 09 July 2019, 19:12:42 »
Dad never worked on his cars[they were company cars]and in fact was usually too busy at work to take us anywhere much.But he-and mum=taught us manners and respect.Back chatting,making demands,issuing orders were definitely on the no-no list and would be met with instant and severe punishment.If you tried it once you didn't really want to go back for a second helping.I loved them both dearly and miss them to this day!

Omega General Help / Re: Issue?
« on: 06 July 2019, 22:44:42 »
The only two plugs near the back of the engine that I disconnected were the one for the CTS and one more to the n/s that seems to go to the rear multi ram[?] Aircon doesn't work[never has]all three fans operate when doing the fan test but under the running conditions I've described when the fan kick in it's the rear one plus the n/s front one.I don't think the plugs for the thermoswitches can reach/fit the wrong ones but will certainly check this next time I get to the lock up.

General Discussion Area / A strange breed
« on: 06 July 2019, 18:08:29 »
Got a leaflet through the letterbox from a frozen food store advertising a lot of their offers among which was packs of meat free chicken pieces :o It must be a very strange breed of chicken not to have any meat on it :D

Omega General Help / Issue?
« on: 06 July 2019, 18:04:19 »
Last year a new radiator and new thermoswitches were installed on my Elite.Earlier this year I finally got round to fitting a new thermostat[to replace the lazy one it had from the day I bought it]and a new temperature sender unit and coolant temperature sender.Since fitting these latter parts the temperature gauge has got up to an indicated 90 then dropped back to 85 before back to 90 and back down again and repeating this process 2 or 3 times before finally settling at 90 at which point the rear fan and the nearside front fan would kick in and continue to run until some seconds after the engine was switched off.I'm sure that before the thermostat etc. swap the fans would kick in and lower  the temp enough to switch themselves off while the engine was still running and then kick in again if the temp rose again.Both my Volvos certainly operate in this manner as have all the other cars I've worked closely with.To this end today I've fitted yet another new thermostat,temperature sender and coolant temp sensor.If this doesn't alter anything could it be one or both of the radiator thermoswitches is duff?Which thermoswitch controls which fan?Or could there be another problem I've not thought of?

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 July 2019, 17:46:14 »
Fitted new lower wishbone/track control arm/call it what you will to the V70 so that's one of the M.o.T. failure points sorted,going to sort number plate light electrics on Monday ready for re-test on Tuesday.Also fitted new thermostat,temperature sender and coolant temperature sender to the Omega as I wasn't happy with those fitted earlier this year,will have to see if these cure my concerns.

Omega General Help / Re: Rear pads
« on: 03 July 2019, 18:07:07 »
While I don't exactly dawdle I don't tear about like I'm trying to win the F1 championship either! Driving with anticipation and letting the engine/gearbox do some of the slowing down I find means you don't have to hammer the brakes to stop.

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