Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to OOF

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8   Go Down

Author Topic: In the Major Service deep end again  (Read 1742 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Andy B

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Bury Lancs
  • Posts: 35728
    • R320 TDM850 SmartRoadster
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #90 on: 28 September 2018, 19:51:04 »

I have that wonderful feeling of achievement again!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Today I got the sixth new spark plug in,  ....

6 plugs on an Omega are easy  ::) ::)
To change them on my Smart Roadster you need to remove the back end panels first clicky  :y :y
Logged

BazaJT

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • SLady bitshorpe N.Lincs.
  • Posts: 5668
    • Omega 3 litre Elite
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #91 on: 28 September 2018, 20:14:53 »

Well done for persevering[albeit with a break]and getting done what you have.Must admit I bottled out of doing the timing belt[although I have done the auxiliary belt and cam covers]and paid DLK to come and do that for me.Although I've had no dealings with Serek myself everything I've read about him on here says you've made a very wise choice for someone to do the rest of your work. :y
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #92 on: 28 September 2018, 20:17:33 »

Well done for persevering[albeit with a break]and getting done what you have.Must admit I bottled out of doing the timing belt[although I have done the auxiliary belt and cam covers]and paid DLK to come and do that for me.Although I've had no dealings with Serek myself everything I've read about him on here says you've made a very wise choice for someone to do the rest of your work. :y

Yes, thanks Baza :y

I am sleeping easy tonight with the knowledge Serek is doing the rest 8) ;)
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #93 on: 28 September 2018, 20:22:48 »

I have that wonderful feeling of achievement again!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Today I got the sixth new spark plug in,  ....

6 plugs on an Omega are easy  ::) ::)
To change them on my Smart Roadster you need to remove the back end panels first clicky  :y :y

Blimey!! What a palava!!

My nail lady had one of the original type "Smart" cars, and from what she said it was anything but when it needed maintenance.  If I remember correctly the Merc technicians had to virtually dismantle the engine to replace the exhaust, or some such part that on any other car would be easily replaced without taking the car apart.

Yes, my sixth plug, albeit after dismantling a plastic loom holder, was easy to do, like all the other 5 plugs.  Just a shame about the bloody oil!! :o :o :( :y

I always will wonder if car designers ever really consider how their creations can be maintained. I can just imagine what maintenance problems there would have been on the proposed V8 Omega!! :D :D
« Last Edit: 28 September 2018, 20:26:04 by Lizzie Zoom »
Logged

tunnie

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Surrey
  • Posts: 36838
    • 3.2 Elite & Zafira Tourer
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #94 on: 28 September 2018, 20:33:19 »

Excellent!

Neither you, the car or your wallet will regret a trip to Serek.

It will leave Huntingdon running better than ever, for the best ever price you could do  :y
Logged
Got a VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat? I have full Diagnostic software VCDS to read and program your car. Need something enabling? Perhaps full diagnostic? Drop me a PM. Can diagnose in Camberley or Osterley Area.

Andy B

  • Get A Life!!
  • **********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Bury Lancs
  • Posts: 35728
    • R320 TDM850 SmartRoadster
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #95 on: 28 September 2018, 20:37:48 »

.....  If I remember correctly the Merc technicians had to virtually dismantle the engine to replace the exhaust, or some such part that on any other car would be easily replaced without taking the car apart.
 ....

There are quite a few jobs that officially require the engine to be lowered (there are some long engine bolts available) some you have to lower the engine, others you can get away without doing so.
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #96 on: 28 September 2018, 21:11:46 »

Excellent!

Neither you, the car or your wallet will regret a trip to Serek.

It will leave Huntingdon running better than ever, for the best ever price you could do  :y

Thanks tunnie, I think you are absolutely right :-* :y
Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #97 on: 28 September 2018, 21:13:18 »

.....  If I remember correctly the Merc technicians had to virtually dismantle the engine to replace the exhaust, or some such part that on any other car would be easily replaced without taking the car apart.
 ....

There are quite a few jobs that officially require the engine to be lowered (there are some long engine bolts available) some you have to lower the engine, others you can get away without doing so.

 :o :o :o  I'm glad I have my Omega Andy ;D ;D ;)
Logged

terry paget

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Midsomer Norton Somerset
  • Posts: 3401
    • 5 omegas all petrol & man
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #98 on: 29 September 2018, 12:44:25 »

I suppose Serek will change 2 wishbones, cam belt, cam cover gaskets and water pump in a morning, easy, and have time for a coffee break and a chat with his customer. JamesV6CDX says I should be able to change a clutch in 4 hours - not me. I like to savour such jobs and take my time. I am forever putting down spanners amd losing them, reassembling things in the wrong order and finding I have bought the wrong parts.
Logged

dave the builder

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Derbyshire
  • Posts: 743
    • omega b2 2.6 cdxi
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #99 on: 29 September 2018, 13:07:43 »

Logged

TheBoy

  • Administrator
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Brackley, Northants
  • Posts: 97251
  • Millennium Man
    • The missus mad
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #100 on: 29 September 2018, 16:08:26 »

I had one yesterday when I was refitting a bathroom sink.  ::)

Same sink, same place, same screws in the same holes, but could I get it to sit on the pedestal properly and screw it to the wall?  >:(  I walked away in the end as it was going to end up in a thousand pieces!  ::)

I'll have another go at it next week...  ;D
And you'll find its just goes together when you do. Sometimes, just walking away until tomorrow fixes everything.
Logged
I don't tolerate bickering, and I'm always grumpy.
And Lizzie Zoom says I'm a heartless bastid...and she's absolutely correct!

Sir Tigger QC

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • West Dorset
  • Posts: 14503
    • BMW 530d & a Ford
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #101 on: 29 September 2018, 17:39:46 »

I had one yesterday when I was refitting a bathroom sink.  ::)

Same sink, same place, same screws in the same holes, but could I get it to sit on the pedestal properly and screw it to the wall?  >:(  I walked away in the end as it was going to end up in a thousand pieces!  ::)

I'll have another go at it next week...  ;D
And you'll find its just goes together when you do. Sometimes, just walking away until tomorrow fixes everything.

Yes that was my thinking....  ::)
Logged
RIP Paul 'Luvvie' Lovejoy

JC is not The Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #102 on: 29 September 2018, 19:25:52 »

Logged

Lizzie Zoom

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Posts: 3080
    • Omega 3.2 V6 ELITE 2003
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #103 on: 29 September 2018, 19:28:50 »

I suppose Serek will change 2 wishbones, cam belt, cam cover gaskets and water pump in a morning, easy, and have time for a coffee break and a chat with his customer. JamesV6CDX says I should be able to change a clutch in 4 hours - not me. I like to savour such jobs and take my time. I am forever putting down spanners amd losing them, reassembling things in the wrong order and finding I have bought the wrong parts.

Serek tells me it will be a long day! :D ;)

It will be for me that's for sure.  I will be setting off at 0500 to get to his garage for 0830.  From down here to there is the dreaded M25 and the Dart crossing.  Setting off one hour later would be disastrous! ::) ::) ;)
Logged

Bigron

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Witham, Essex
  • Posts: 4141
    • Omega 2.6 V6 Auto '51 Reg
    • View Profile
Re: In the Major Service deep end again
« Reply #104 on: 29 September 2018, 21:05:48 »

If you can cross the river before 6 AM, Lizzie, it will be free!  ::) :y

Ron.

P.S. Also free after 10 PM, if you have a REALLY long day!!!
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.155 seconds with 22 queries.