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Lizzie Zoom

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In the Major Service deep end again
« on: 24 September 2018, 18:34:43 »

I have a 3.2 with individual power packs across 3 spark plugs on each bank. I need urgently one of the rubber sleeves that go on top of each plug.  Anyone get a spare please?

I need that as I did what so many have recommended I should do; carryout my own servicing again to save money away from using the Vx dealer. So I swollowed my pride, and have done what I said I wouldn't do in my "wishbone" post ;D

Trouble is as I was closing up one bank of plugs the rubber sleeve disappeared, and that was after everything that could go wrong did go wrong!!  It started so well with the oil and filter change going ever so smoothly, although the first odd thing or two was that the Allen key I had to use on the sump plug, and the socket on the oil filter housing, was Imperial sizes; never encountered that before on my previous miggies! :D

Anyway, if anyone can send me a spare rubber sleeve please PM for my address and costs. :y

Many thanks :-* ;)
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #1 on: 24 September 2018, 18:58:51 »

Where did the rubber sleeve disappear to ? Did it run away ? disappear into the engine bay  ? Im confused.  ??? ;D
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #2 on: 24 September 2018, 19:05:05 »

Hopefully not into the cylinder!  :-X  ;D
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #3 on: 24 September 2018, 19:30:22 »

Do you mean the rubber boot that goes on one of the spark plugs (3 stick out the coil pack , black rubber with a spring in ) ?
i've a spare coil pack that i could remove a boot from ,if that is all you need ?
free post for you ,so long as it's your UK address ,not airmail to Malta  ;)
could get it on the mail stage coach Wednesday
unless someone else is quicker or local to you  :-\

I bet Bigron will offer,just to get your UK address ,so he can pay you a late night visit  :-X as you know ,I have an ultra rare star silver 3 omega ,so ,have no need to steal your lovely v̶a̶u̶x̶h̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶i̶n̶k̶ red one  ;)
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #4 on: 24 September 2018, 19:34:37 »

Do you mean the rubber boot that goes on one of the spark plugs (3 stick out the coil pack , black rubber with a spring in ) ?
i've a spare coil pack that i could remove a boot from ,if that is all you need ?
free post for you ,so long as it's your UK address ,not airmail to Malta  ;)
could get it on the mail stage coach Wednesday
unless someone else is quicker or local to you  :-\

I bet Bigron will offer,just to get your UK address ,so he can pay you a late night visit  :-X as you know ,I have an ultra rare star silver 3 omega ,so ,have no need to steal your lovely v̶a̶u̶x̶h̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶i̶n̶k̶ red one  ;)


Thanks Dave, you're a star coming to a damsels distress! :D :-* :-* :y

I'll pm my real address ;D ;D ;D

Thanks again  :-* :-* :y
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #5 on: 24 September 2018, 19:46:45 »

Where did the rubber sleeve disappear to ? Did it run away ? disappear into the engine bay  ? Im confused.  ??? ;D

Somewhere in the engine bay, but I did have the fuel intake openings covered.

The large rubber 'trumpets' that connect into the front of the plenum were open though.  If it did fall into those, where would it fall to, would it cause any problems, and how do you get to the bottom of those?  I really believe the bloody thing is elsewhere in the engine bay as it should of fallen off downwards towards the sump area, but I am just asking now if the worst has happened.  I ran out of good daylight so had to give up the hunt.  I know from experience how 'things' can end up in the most inaccessible places around a V6 engine!  :o ;D ;)
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #6 on: 24 September 2018, 19:48:35 »

Which side ?
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #7 on: 24 September 2018, 19:48:45 »

Hopefully not into the cylinder!  :-X  ;D

No all the fuel intake openings were covered thanks Sir Tigger :y
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #9 on: 24 September 2018, 19:53:12 »



I'll pm my real address ;D ;D ;D

Thanks again  :-* :-* :y
no worries
got your pm , will pm you when in post  ;)
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #10 on: 24 September 2018, 19:53:25 »

Have a look around the ABS pump and battery  ;)
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #11 on: 24 September 2018, 19:54:42 »

If it fell into the trumpets it would just sit harmlessly in the bottom. Only way to get it out would be to remove and turn it upside down.
It will probably turn up sat on the undertray after you have driven a few miles. Most things that get dropped end up there.
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #12 on: 24 September 2018, 19:58:36 »

trumpets come out to do the cambelt
that sounds wrong  :D
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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #13 on: 24 September 2018, 20:34:00 »



I'll pm my real address ;D ;D ;D

Thanks again  :-* :-* :y
no worries
got your pm , will pm you when in post  ;)

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Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #14 on: 24 September 2018, 20:36:17 »

If it fell into the trumpets it would just sit harmlessly in the bottom. Only way to get it out would be to remove and turn it upside down.
It will probably turn up sat on the undertray after you have driven a few miles. Most things that get dropped end up there.

Thanks Mig6, it amazing what I have found when servicing my past Omega,s. Spanners, screwdrivers, nuts, bolts, screws, old can of coke...... ::) ;D ;D ;)
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