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Departure of an old friend
« on: 03 July 2019, 15:06:07 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #1 on: 03 July 2019, 15:10:43 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #2 on: 03 July 2019, 17:10:44 »

Another one bites the dust! :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #3 on: 03 July 2019, 18:04:12 »

Sad times
13 years is a good stint , you'll of had your money's worth  :)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #4 on: 03 July 2019, 21:00:13 »

Sad times
13 years is a good stint , you'll of had your money's worth  :)
And a much better price than I used to get from my local scrap merchant. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #5 on: 03 July 2019, 21:20:01 »

I wonder if they will salvage parts or just crush it  :-\
they do sell car parts on ebay
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #6 on: 03 July 2019, 22:42:00 »

I wonder. The market for Omega parts must be shrinking fast.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #7 on: 03 July 2019, 22:44:21 »

They don't put them in their self service site anymore.  :(

Why did i have to go? Rust?
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #8 on: 04 July 2019, 07:18:46 »

Only bits worth good money is downpipes, £100, gearbox £150, flywheel and pedal box£75, rear diff if lsd £200.  There you go Terry, Not as if you couldn't have removed those bits and stored them to sell, would have sold in about a week.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #9 on: 04 July 2019, 08:26:44 »

They don't put them in their self service site anymore.  :(

Why did i have to go? Rust?
Yes, rust. Last 3 MOTs more and more rust has been found, this year it passed MOT but I found the right hand rear shock aborber turret nearly rusted through.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #10 on: 04 July 2019, 10:00:03 »

Sure, 13 years is quite long time, I bought mine in 2004 so owned it 15 years. With help of oof easy to keep it moving but as said corrosion becomes more and more the case. Perhaps if I had done some corrosion protection early enough situation could be better today. Looking now for e.g. E-series Mercedes as I am towing a caravan.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #11 on: 04 July 2019, 19:14:15 »

I used to buy ex-police Senators at auction, and scrapped them when the clutches failed. I bought ex-police Omega OE03 at auction too, and was alarmed to read that it was on its 5th clutch at 119,000 miles. That clutch failed after 10000 more miles, but JamesV6CDX and OOF taught me how to change clutches, and the car lasted another ten years. Eventually something was bound to finish it off, and it turned out to be corrosion.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #12 on: 04 July 2019, 19:18:59 »

I forgot your cars have proper manual gear boxes Terry and all 3 pedals (as God intended  :D )
many people would have given you £184 for the transmission setup alone  :(
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #13 on: 04 July 2019, 19:38:23 »

I forgot your cars have proper manual gear boxes Terry and all 3 pedals (as God intended  :D )
many people would have given you £184 for the transmission setup alone  :(
No one here  :-X
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #14 on: 04 July 2019, 19:45:46 »

I forgot your cars have proper manual gear boxes Terry and all 3 pedals (as God intended  :D )
many people would have given you £184 for the transmission setup alone  :(
No one here  :-X
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #15 on: 04 July 2019, 19:52:29 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #16 on: 04 July 2019, 19:57:02 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
80% of the UK then

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I see your point  ;D :D
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #17 on: 04 July 2019, 20:20:35 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #18 on: 04 July 2019, 20:23:52 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)


I do most days, But in an auto. :y
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« Reply #19 on: 04 July 2019, 20:28:18 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)


I do most days, But in an auto. :y
You're paid to, so there's some incentive  :D
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« Reply #20 on: 04 July 2019, 21:32:43 »

I rarely get the chance to drive much more than 20 miles in one hit these days, which is a pity. I like a nice long drive in a comfy car, but no particular reason to do it.  :(
Used to often drive the Chevette HS to Stranrear to catch the ferry, and even though I was in my early twenties I always felt like I had been hit with a shovel when I got there. It would bloody kill me to attempt that now.  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: 04 July 2019, 21:45:49 »

That's where the Trolley falls down. My commute is 26 miles/40 minutes. The Trolley becomes uncomfortable after about 30 minutes :'(
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« Reply #22 on: 04 July 2019, 22:48:35 »

The 190 isn't bad on my 17 mile / 30 minute commute, but the Omega is a joy to drive, on the rare occasion I take it to work.
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« Reply #23 on: 05 July 2019, 08:48:10 »

That's where the Trolley falls down. My commute is 26 miles/40 minutes. The Trolley becomes uncomfortable after about 30 minutes :'(

It always amazes me that some manufacturers manage to make car seats so uncomfortable on long journeys .. it's almost like the designers never sit in them ;D

Fortunately I find her Mini comfortable, my BMW very comfy and the Range Rover is like sitting in an arm chair ;D having done the commute (~80 miles and ~2.5hrs) in all three recently, the Mini (automatic) is probably the 'easiest' place to do it because you can hurl it into roundabouts (A43 past Silverstone) with gay abandon, BMW most comfortable (despite being a manual gearbox, that doesn't even factor into it - it's more that you know it weighs 1.8tonnes when you're trying to throw it into a roundabout!) and the Range Rover the least involving but effortless..
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« Reply #24 on: 05 July 2019, 10:55:00 »

This is actually the main reason I prefer larger cars ;)

If they have a capable chassis, so much the better 8)
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« Reply #25 on: 05 July 2019, 16:39:07 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)

To bowdlerise a phrase: "Golf courses rarely get nearer to my house." :P
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« Reply #26 on: 05 July 2019, 17:00:25 »

Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)
Not to mention those who would voluntarily travel 150 miles along a motorway when it's likely to be stop start traffic  ::)

To bowdlerise a phrase: "Golf courses rarely get nearer to my house." :P
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« Reply #27 on: 05 July 2019, 22:13:04 »

Driving anywhere is becoming a nightmare All this new housing brings narrow roads and more cars.As I live close to the M20 junction 10A construction and stack  preparation things are horrendous.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #28 on: 09 July 2019, 21:56:19 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
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« Reply #29 on: 09 July 2019, 22:13:06 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
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« Reply #30 on: 10 July 2019, 08:42:42 »


I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
Trent offered me £184, the Liverpool lot offered me £134. My local scrappy pays me about £80. 
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« Reply #31 on: 10 July 2019, 08:49:21 »

All they ask is

I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
Can they learn whether manual or auto from the registration number? Log book said 2003 3.2 petrol police special, that could be either.
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« Reply #32 on: 10 July 2019, 10:20:13 »

Did you phone Charles Trent direct or use the scrap my car price comparison sites  :-\
the car needs to be complete to get the best price
we got offered £150 for the W reg astra estate via the scrap website
that was Charles Trent , the high offer
the price changes depending how you get paid too
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #33 on: 10 July 2019, 10:57:29 »

All they ask is

I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
Can they learn whether manual or auto from the registration number? Log book said 2003 3.2 petrol police special, that could be either.
Once again, I think the 'special' translates as manual.
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« Reply #34 on: 10 July 2019, 11:26:26 »

All they ask is

I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
Can they learn whether manual or auto from the registration number? Log book said 2003 3.2 petrol police special, that could be either.
Once again, I think the 'special' translates as manual.
It doesn't. ;)

Special refers to the trim level, identifying the car as a non retail, special order model. Options included gearbox choice, diff choice, alternator/battery choice etc...
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« Reply #35 on: 10 July 2019, 11:34:14 »

All they ask is

I have owned this Omega for over 13 years, a record for me, but now it has to go, witnessed by son and grandson. Charles Trent gave me £184 for it, and the friendly driver let my grandson look into his cab.

Did you have to haggle for £184? They quoted me £122 today for my estate 😞
I think Terry's was a 3.0 with a manual box. Might have made a difference.  :-\
Can they learn whether manual or auto from the registration number? Log book said 2003 3.2 petrol police special, that could be either.
Once again, I think the 'special' translates as manual.
It doesn't. ;)

Special refers to the trim level, identifying the car as a non retail, special order model. Options included gearbox choice, diff choice, alternator/battery choice etc...
Right  :y
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« Reply #36 on: 10 July 2019, 17:22:27 »

Did you phone Charles Trent direct or use the scrap my car price comparison sites  :-\
the car needs to be complete to get the best price
we got offered £150 for the W reg astra estate via the scrap website
that was Charles Trent , the high offer
the price changes depending how you get paid too
I logged into the Charles Trent web site, inserted reg. no. and post code, and up came the offer of £184. A women rang later with enquiries about when would be convenient to collect,  payment method, etc. 
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« Reply #37 on: 10 July 2019, 21:03:31 »

Got £150 for my CDX from Whip St Motors in Ipswich.
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« Reply #38 on: 11 July 2019, 18:24:53 »

i received 220 last month for my estate autobreak colchester which wasnt bad i suppose
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« Reply #39 on: 11 July 2019, 18:31:54 »

Scrap is a reasonably volatile commodity, especially mixed scrap.

My mate whom I helped kill a 206 got £40 for the rolling shell from a chap on face ache. ;)
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« Reply #40 on: 13 July 2019, 07:40:20 »

Please give me a shout if you are scrapping any manuals Terry ! I have a need for the gearboxes  :y
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« Reply #41 on: 13 July 2019, 10:57:22 »

Please give me a shout if you are scrapping any manuals Terry ! I have a need for the gearboxes  :y
To sell on?  Surely, if Terry Paget has to remove, he may as well sell himself :P
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« Reply #42 on: 13 July 2019, 11:49:49 »

Please give me a shout if you are scrapping any manuals Terry ! I have a need for the gearboxes  :y
To sell on?  Surely, if Terry Paget has to remove, he may as well sell himself :P
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« Reply #43 on: 13 July 2019, 12:28:40 »

Getting a gearbox from Somerset to Liverpool would surely dent any profit to be had.
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #44 on: 13 July 2019, 13:03:51 »

Getting a gearbox from Somerset to Liverpool would surely dent any profit to be had.
Depends on how much they are being sold for, not counting the rest of the parts :-X
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Re: Departure of an old friend
« Reply #45 on: 15 July 2019, 20:19:16 »

Please give me a shout if you are scrapping any manuals Terry ! I have a need for the gearboxes  :y

I'd be looking to buy the whole car
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