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Supernaut

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Hello from the Granite City
« on: 14 March 2016, 12:30:42 »

I fancied a cheap barge to waft around in for a while, so I found one... in Northampton, and drove it back up to Aberdeen.

It's a 2001 X reg 2.6 V6 auto, CD spec. So it only has cloth seats, but it appears to have the wheels from an Elite and a boot spoiler of some sort (Irmscher perhaps?). It has an MOT until Feb 2017 and 104k on the clocks, so not too bad! As a bonus, it came with an Alpine double-DIN head unit with a USB port (so I have my 32GB flash drive full of music in there) and it's also wired up to the steering wheel controls!

I thought it needed a thermostat at first, because the temperature gauge varies between just over 80 and just over 90 depending on whether I'm driving or stationary, but according to a post I found on these forums, that's normal for a V6. Good, because I also found out it's an utter sod of a job to do on these!

I got the alignment done on Saturday as it felt a bit odd when I first got it. It's MUCH better now, no more tramlining on road markings!

The only other problem I have is that it seems to struggle to demist, but after some research I found out this has the wrong pollen filter in it, and it needs an activated carbon one. I have one sitting under my desk right now, which arrived in the post today. I'll swap that out when I get home.

Anyway, have a couple of photos, taken outside Huntly castle yesterday.



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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #1 on: 14 March 2016, 13:09:38 »

Welcome to the forum!   :y
As you will already know there is a wealth of good information on here.   :y
I've moved on from the barge but still frequent this place oddly enough......one day I'll get kicked off!  :-[
I'm close by working in the grey city during the week but home is at the other end of the A96. :D
There are still a few barges floating around this city, so you're not alone.
If I see you going about I'll give you a flash!
  :y  :y  :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #2 on: 14 March 2016, 18:55:09 »

Hi and welcome...it looks a nice car.. :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2016, 18:59:37 »

Hello and welcome to OOF.Those wheels are same style as fitted to my Elite :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #4 on: 14 March 2016, 19:35:10 »

Welcome, nice looking mig.
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #5 on: 14 March 2016, 21:20:40 »

I'm close by working in the grey city during the week but home is at the other end of the A96. :D

I'm fortunate enough to live a mile from my work, so I walk or cycle there. The car is simply a play-thing.  :)
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #6 on: 14 March 2016, 21:31:33 »

The migs are fun to drive,its looks a nice one :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #7 on: 14 March 2016, 22:39:16 »

Hello and welcome to the forum. :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #8 on: 15 March 2016, 16:03:04 »

Welcome..... lovely looking car and much better for the wheels. The demist problem is common on Omegas where the air-con isn't gassed up or working properly, but doubt you've tried it on cool yet in this weather.
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #9 on: 15 March 2016, 18:17:45 »

welcome to the site :)
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #10 on: 15 March 2016, 20:58:00 »

Welcome to OOF.  :y
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #11 on: 17 March 2016, 02:28:20 »

Hi, welcome to the forum.  :y

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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #12 on: 17 March 2016, 08:24:13 »

Welcome to the OOF ;D
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Re: Hello from the Granite City
« Reply #13 on: 19 March 2016, 08:44:25 »

Welcome to the forum  :y
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