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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #30 on: 06 August 2019, 13:49:53 »

The engine from my car plus an extra 100 BHP  fits under the bonnet of the XE Project 8 so should fit a standard XE........no need to tell the insurance company. :)

Er yes but, no but, yes.........lots of changes to the engine bay, tunnel etc in order to get it to fit

I'm sure Kevin is a very resourceful chap.... :y

A big hammer and a crowbar should sort it. :D ;)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #31 on: 06 August 2019, 20:46:16 »

Well, extremely happy with it so far.  :)

Rides like a Bentley.
Handles like an MX-5.
Overtakes like a pussy - a scalded one. :D
The Meridian sound system has been a very welcome companion on my commutes.
The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far. That's mostly fast A roads and mimbling along in commuting traffic but with a few "mad 5 minutes" thrown in.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #32 on: 07 August 2019, 10:17:16 »

That's impressive MPG, 2.0 4 pot turbo right?


I think I'll end up buying another Zafira Tourer, petrol one this time for MrsT's school run.

I'll use the diesel version for work.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #33 on: 07 August 2019, 12:31:23 »

Well, extremely happy with it so far.  :)

Rides like a Bentley.
Handles like an MX-5.
Overtakes like a pussy - a scalded one. :D
The Meridian sound system has been a very welcome companion on my commutes.
The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far. That's mostly fast A roads and mimbling along in commuting traffic but with a few "mad 5 minutes" thrown in.

I'm not used to seeing numbers as high as '38' on my trip computer (which is around 12% optimistic following a couple of brim to brim checks)... :'(

However, 38 MPG is a high enough figure to prove that 'baby killing diesels' are no longer necessary...... :) ::) ::)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #34 on: 07 August 2019, 12:35:16 »

 Kevin.....what extra goodies does portfolio offer over poverty spec?
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #35 on: 07 August 2019, 15:45:20 »

Well, extremely happy with it so far.  :)

Rides like a Bentley.
Handles like an MX-5.
Overtakes like a pussy - a scalded one. :D
The Meridian sound system has been a very welcome companion on my commutes.
The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far. That's mostly fast A roads and mimbling along in commuting traffic but with a few "mad 5 minutes" thrown in.

I'm not used to seeing numbers as high as '38' on my trip computer (which is around 12% optimistic following a couple of brim to brim checks)... :'(

However, 38 MPG is a high enough figure to prove that 'baby killing diesels' are no longer necessary...... :) ::) ::)
There you go again. It's petrol that kills babies.  ::)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #36 on: 07 August 2019, 16:43:30 »

Well, extremely happy with it so far.  :)

Rides like a Bentley.
Handles like an MX-5.
Overtakes like a pussy - a scalded one. :D
The Meridian sound system has been a very welcome companion on my commutes.
The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far. That's mostly fast A roads and mimbling along in commuting traffic but with a few "mad 5 minutes" thrown in.

I'm not used to seeing numbers as high as '38' on my trip computer (which is around 12% optimistic following a couple of brim to brim checks)... :'(

However, 38 MPG is a high enough figure to prove that 'baby killing diesels' are no longer necessary...... :) ::) ::)
There you go again. It's petrol that kills babies.  ::)


Only if you run them over.......which is a form of natural selection as obviously the chav mother was too busy looking at her phone. :)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #37 on: 07 August 2019, 18:41:12 »

The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far.
I'm sure you'll soon realise that Jag fuel computers are like cheap watches.  Apparently, according to the Jag forum brigade, we are unique with our Omegas have accurate fuel computers. Despite the fact that Astras, Vectras, Insignias, Zafiras and so on are also spot on.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #38 on: 11 August 2019, 10:55:31 »

Any more pictures?
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #39 on: 12 August 2019, 11:52:11 »

Glad you've finally got it, and its living up to expectations :)

Keep us up to date with what its like to live with :)


I know yours is new enough not to worry too much, but it is worth pointing out that the Jag forums are really shite :(

The Saab forum isn't that great either :-\

Which one have you tried? I always found Uksaabs to be excellent. It's a bit quieter of late I think, and they are more 'up tight' than the OOF regarding politics, religion etc in general chat, but for car info I think they're excellent.

Overall I'd say there is a similar level of technical knowledge on offer there as here, although they don't have an organised Maintenance section/listing like the excellent one here.  :y

It is UK Saab,info is fine but not much banter and piss taking like here :-\


They seem more concerned with BIGGER turbos and 3" down pipes, as said topics don't go off in a tangent, and no piss takin, no politics or anything as fun..as here. :)
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #40 on: 12 August 2019, 12:47:45 »

The average MPG on my first tank is showing 38 so far.
I'm sure you'll soon realise that Jag fuel computers are like cheap watches.  Apparently, according to the Jag forum brigade, we are unique with our Omegas have accurate fuel computers. Despite the fact that Astras, Vectras, Insignias, Zafiras and so on are also spot on.

Interestingly, the one on the F-Pace (X761) read about 1 mpg over, the XF (X260) was about spot on and the Velar (L560) about 1 mpg over.

Maybe the Gen 2.1 setup is an inferior algorithm to that used on the NLI and NGI later clusters
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #41 on: 13 August 2019, 19:04:06 »

Well, I'm now Omegaless. It's driven off into the sunset in the hands of its new owner. :'(
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #42 on: 13 August 2019, 19:13:27 »

Hope Mrs TB looks after it :D
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #43 on: 13 August 2019, 19:28:02 »

Maybe the Gen 2.1 setup is an inferior algorithm to that used on the NLI and NGI later clusters
Possibly, but they are fairly consistently 10-15% optimistic...

...The cynic in me thinks this is intentional to save scaring the owner too much, knowing your average Jag owner will believe everything the car (and dealer) says.


I reset mine every fill, and know I have to crack 34mpg on the FC to break into the 30s in reality.
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Re: Omega replacement...
« Reply #44 on: 13 August 2019, 20:25:05 »

Maybe the Gen 2.1 setup is an inferior algorithm to that used on the NLI and NGI later clusters
Possibly, but they are fairly consistently 10-15% optimistic...

...The cynic in me thinks this is intentional to save scaring the owner too much, knowing your average Jag owner will believe everything the car (and dealer) says.


I reset mine every fill, and know I have to crack 34mpg on the FC to break into the 30s in reality.

My experience exactly.
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