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cheetah2

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Hello!
« on: 23 October 2018, 14:09:05 »

Hello to all fellow omega enthusiasts. About a month ago I did something foolish and bought 2001 Omega 2.6 V6 CDX with manual trans. Why foolish? Because it has a lots of issues and quite expensive costs of ownership. So why did i buy it then? Because it is a rear wheel drive saloon with V6 and manual tranny plus it had fresh MOT.
I am glad i found this forum and it is still active. Already found solutions for some issues the car has.
I will post a few pictures soon and i would like to start a new topic with pictures and updates about work done to it.

Michal

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« Reply #1 on: 23 October 2018, 16:37:00 »

welcome all the best of luck with it to you!
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« Reply #2 on: 23 October 2018, 16:52:51 »

Welcome along
I do like a manual transmission  :)
when I've found a replacement leg, i may get me another 3 pedal car  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: 23 October 2018, 22:20:35 »

Hello and welcome to the forum  :y. Plenty of great helpers on here  :y :y.
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« Reply #4 on: 23 October 2018, 22:32:32 »

Welcome exactly what I had uptill 3 years ago swopped it for a Merc auto, still think the Omega was one of the best cars I've owned .
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« Reply #5 on: 24 October 2018, 01:13:56 »

Thanks all of you  :)
Today i drove the car to work and back with no issues but after i came home and car was sitting for about an hour i jumped in to go shopping and guess what happened. We are officially running on 5 cylinders. Drove like this only about 2 miles though. Check engine light was flashing then stayed on.
I will update after i connect my obd reader.
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« Reply #6 on: 24 October 2018, 07:35:44 »

Hello and welcome to OOF :y
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« Reply #7 on: 24 October 2018, 15:20:38 »

Guys i might need your advice with this misfiring problem. Connected my reader and got codes 0300 and 0302. Disconnected the battery for 10 minutes to clear codes and started the car which was running fine until warmed up. Then started running rough again on 5 cylinders. Ok next step was to take out passenger side coil pack. Spark plug well on cylinder number 2,4 was full of water which doesnt seem to be coolant but rain water. How did it get there?
What do you say would be the wisest thing to do as i have suspicion for a bad head gasket too.
New coil pack aftermarket costs 63 pounds at eurocarparts.

This is how it looks. Sorry for bad quality video i am very busy currently.
https://youtu.be/0EGDE-a_FGo

Thank you  :)
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« Reply #8 on: 24 October 2018, 20:08:18 »

Hello and welcome

First thing to do, is get possible head gasket failure out of your head, because in all probability is NOT that. Water in the plug wells will kill the coils, so that's more than likely the main problem. A new coil set should solve that problem once you've cured the water ingress problem, which has dripped in from the scuttle.

There are many posts regarding rain water getting in, but a good fitting scuttle with a touch of silicone around the join will help solve that one, once you've replaced the HBV, overhauled the wiper mech, removed the powersounder, cleaned the breathers, checked the earth terminals and any host of other things that need sorting before you fit it and seal it.  :y
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« Reply #9 on: 28 October 2018, 22:58:51 »

Alright guys, new coil pack fitted, scuttle sealed. Not very fun job  ;D
But migy is running nice so far, had whole night of rain and engine looks to be dry so sealant is doing its job. Next up is a small road trip to St albans.
Here is the video of the old coil pack and spark plugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee6WttMH8_s

In next few days i ll try to clean "migy the whale" , take some nice pics and start new topic with updates.

Michal
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« Reply #10 on: 28 October 2018, 22:58:58 »

Hi, welcome to the forum.  :y
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