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My 53 plate CDXi
« on: 24 June 2018, 11:07:08 »



Gave it a quick wash
Much more work to do  ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #1 on: 24 June 2018, 12:01:01 »

Looks very nice :y :y And you don't see many in that colour either :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #2 on: 24 June 2018, 12:05:39 »

Yep, very tidy indeed! :-* :-* 8)  :y
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #3 on: 24 June 2018, 12:24:03 »

Looks very nice :y :y And you don't see many in that colour either :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Rare as hen's t̶e̶e̶t̶h̶   feet  :y
But it does have a non CDXi bumper and a "sport" decal on the driver door
(thanks to the previous owner's lack of talent and my spannering )
front bumper needs paint and that black plastic valence thing putting on
if i put it on  :-\ does it serve any purpose ,other than to catch on curbs   ;D

Yep, very tidy indeed! :-* :-* 8)  :y

Thanks Lizzie  :)
will be more tidy ,when i get round to it

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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #4 on: 24 June 2018, 12:29:16 »

Looks very nice :y :y And you don't see many in that colour either :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Rare as hen's t̶e̶e̶t̶h̶   feet  :y
But it does have a non CDXi bumper and a "sport" decal on the driver door
(thanks to the previous owner's lack of talent and my spannering )
front bumper needs paint and that black plastic valence thing putting on
if i put it on  :-\ does it serve any purpose ,other than to catch on curbs   ;D

Yep, very tidy indeed! :-* :-* 8)  :y

Thanks Lizzie  :)
will be more tidy ,when i get round to it

When I see examples of Omega's like this, and mine, it just confirms why I absolutely love them and will spare no expense and time in keeping them going! :-* :-* 8) 8) :y
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #5 on: 24 June 2018, 12:46:34 »

Didn't realise about the bumper I thought they were all much of a muchness unless you went Irmscher or something,although I know some have headlamp washers and some don't.is it an Elite bumper then? I suppose there must be some reason for the plastic/rubber "bib" on the lower edge but what that is I don't know it can't surely be for aesthetics alone can it?
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #6 on: 24 June 2018, 13:08:42 »

Didn't realise about the bumper I thought they were all much of a muchness unless you went Irmscher or something,although I know some have headlamp washers and some don't.is it an Elite bumper then? I suppose there must be some reason for the plastic/rubber "bib" on the lower edge but what that is I don't know it can't surely be for aesthetics alone can it?
The bumper is a Pro-drive bumper off a 2002 2,2 sport , as is the driver door and wing
the "sport model " also had a tiny lip spoiler on the boot too , which i could of got off the donor ,but opted not to  :P
when i got the car, the 77 year old owner ,local to me ,had parked it into a metal railing :'(
I stripped it and found the parts 35 miles away to get it back on the road
I'm NOT a purist , bumper looks ok to me and was a cheap/easy fix
I need to paint the bumper because it has gone dull on the top,between the washer jets

most vauxhalls of the era have the black plastic vallance thing , so there must be a reason for it  :-\
just don't know what  ;D
if it is just cosmetic , i may not put it on ,to me , it does not improve the look  :-\


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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #7 on: 24 June 2018, 17:45:11 »

They are a nuisance Dave, both of mine got kerbed, and had to be removed to straighten the metal frame. >:(
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #8 on: 26 June 2018, 08:02:32 »

Mine still has the under bumper "bib" but if it wasn't there I don't think I'd particularly miss it and wouldn't put myself out to find a replacement.I would however miss the bootlid "lip" spoiler as I think it finishes the car off,much like the spoiler on the estate versions tailgate.But yours certainly looks to be in a lot better nick than mine :y
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #9 on: 29 August 2018, 16:06:57 »

all the 7s today  :)



and the new radiogram with bucket avoidance system    ;D

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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #10 on: 29 August 2018, 19:32:22 »

very nice :y :y
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #11 on: 29 August 2018, 19:56:16 »

That sports mode button hasn't been used enough lol
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #12 on: 29 August 2018, 20:17:07 »

That sports mode button hasn't been used enough lol

 ??? the S button on top of the devil's work gearbox selector  :-\
I thought that was an emergency fuel dump solenoid to drain the petrol tank  :-\
 the fuel gauge rapidly goes down when i press it to ON  ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #13 on: 30 August 2018, 12:03:41 »

That sports mode button hasn't been used enough lol

 ??? the S button on top of the devil's work gearbox selector  :-\
I thought that was an emergency fuel dump solenoid to drain the petrol tank  :-\
 the fuel gauge rapidly goes down when i press it to ON  ;D
In that case you need to press the Snowflake button instead  :P
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #14 on: 30 August 2018, 12:13:11 »

That sports mode button hasn't been used enough lol

 ??? the S button on top of the devil's work gearbox selector  :-\
I thought that was an emergency fuel dump solenoid to drain the petrol tank  :-\
 the fuel gauge rapidly goes down when i press it to ON  ;D
In that case you need to press the Snowflake button instead  :P
if the snowflake button got my MPG back to the 30mpg+ I had in my manual carlton I probably would  :D
that said, considering the amount of tools etc i carry ,26mpg is probably not that bad
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #15 on: 30 August 2018, 16:50:06 »

your petrol guage reading about right for a v6 omega dave!
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #16 on: 30 August 2018, 18:28:16 »

boot full of tools and a set of wheels in the cheap seats
(to go on the astra g estate i'm scrapping)
but 1/4 of a tank and 100 mile range is about normal on mine  :)
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #17 on: 30 August 2018, 21:15:12 »

100 mile range sounds good that you must be a carefull driver dave?
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #18 on: 30 August 2018, 21:41:16 »

100 mile range sounds good that you must be a carefull driver dave?
Indeed  ;)  I never drive faster than my number plate is going these days  ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #19 on: 31 August 2018, 15:55:07 »

v.wise too may cameras and hiding traffic cops!
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #20 on: 31 August 2018, 19:14:33 »

Fuel gauge on mine nearly got as high as that after I put 15 of fuel in it :D  Not looked at range but average consumption currently showing 14.1 :-X
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #21 on: 31 August 2018, 20:00:38 »

I just put 40 quid in at a time, which registers as about 200 miles
i don't do many miles ,i don't see the point in filling the tank
(it could get robbed,leak) ,plus I'd be carrying the weight of fuel for weeks and the fuel gets changed ,not left for a month ,going stale .

Fuel gauge on mine nearly got as high as that after I put 15 of fuel in it :D  Not looked at range but average consumption currently showing 14.1 :-X
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #22 on: 31 August 2018, 20:59:33 »

To be honest I can't take too much credit for a leaden right foot.The battery was off the car for charging a few weeks ago so zeroed the computer and it's only been used for short[sub 5ml]trips since then. :y Unless I'm going for a day out then I only put enough fuel in it to last me for the week.If going for a day out I put in what I figure it'll take for the round trip plus a bit over just in case.
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #23 on: 31 August 2018, 21:05:37 »

Cost me 71 to fill 3.2 this morning, done about 260 miles, but no doubt TB will say I was not trying hard enough.  :D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #24 on: 31 August 2018, 21:21:07 »

Don't mind trying hard enough but much prefer clean licence and no fines to pay :D ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #25 on: 01 September 2018, 05:58:47 »

Cost me 71 to top up 3.2 this morning, done about 260 miles, but no doubt TB will say I was not trying hard enough.  :D
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Typically get 450 miles from 68 in the Trolley brim to brim ;D
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #26 on: 01 September 2018, 18:50:05 »

I fill mine once \ month normally. Costs 70 odd quid, and has returned 24.1 mpg over the last 1600 miles.
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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #27 on: 01 September 2018, 21:21:37 »

Often get 420 from my daily 3.2 on Scotland trips... but then I travel at silly hours of the night and am generally on cruise for the vast majority of the journey. Unfortunate commutes when I have to go to the office etc see around 320 a tank.

The other two generally get driven properly (ie not for work!) so don't get anywhere near those figures!

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Re: My 53 plate CDXi
« Reply #28 on: 01 September 2018, 21:35:40 »

just looked and fuel capacity is 75 L
so at 1.30 /L that's nearly 100
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