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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #885 on: 09 September 2011, 21:50:49 »

Swar at it a few times…

Need to nip out to B&Q. Pressed the ‘unlock button’ on the fob, and the central locking only JUST managed to open the doors… Opened the drivers door and looked at the interior light… Nothing, dead – wasn’t even glowing dimly. Used the car less than 5 days ago – was fine then.

Anyway, thanks to Ray (also a member on here – hence how I met him) gave me an old battery jumper pack thing last week. He said it all worked find apart from the air compressor. And he was right, I had the mig up and running in less than a minuet!  :y Thanks Ray  :y

I was VERY surprised that the jumper pack could start the Omega as it was a lot smaller than most jump models I’ve seen before (Its only got a 12v 10ah SLA Battery inside!!!). :o

Anyway, I’m now wondering why the battery has gone that flat. Especially since there’s also a second car battery in the boot (wired in parallel). Only thing I can think of, is that the PC in the boot must of somehow turned itself on. Hasn’t done this before though in the last year or so.

Oh well, never mind! I will stick it on charge all day tomorrow, and have a look.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #886 on: 09 September 2011, 22:03:38 »

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... Especially since there’s also a second car battery in the boot (wired in parallel). Only thing I can think of, is that the PC in the boot must of somehow turned itself on. ....

How's this second battery wired? Like a caravan's leisure battery ie only connected when the engine is running via a split charge relay or hard wired together?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #887 on: 09 September 2011, 22:04:25 »

fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #888 on: 10 September 2011, 07:38:33 »

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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #889 on: 10 September 2011, 07:39:14 »

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Looked at them both when I got home from work and seriously considered selling them
Both of yours, or one of yours and Mrs VXLV6
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #890 on: 10 September 2011, 10:42:55 »

Both of mine (the silver ornament and the silver slug).

Feeling slightly more positive today as I know i'd hate whatever I bought to replace them and having a spare car is very useful.
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« Reply #891 on: 10 September 2011, 10:43:03 »

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fuel trims checked. Both long terms minus 1.  :y
break me thats good, unless you've been on petrol?
Nope, only on start up. Although thats been increased to 40secs  ;D

Last trip it did was coming back from Cornwall.  :)
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« Reply #892 on: 10 September 2011, 14:18:54 »

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... Especially since there’s also a second car battery in the boot (wired in parallel). Only thing I can think of, is that the PC in the boot must of somehow turned itself on. ....

How's this second battery wired? Like a caravan's leisure battery ie only connected when the engine is running via a split charge relay or hard wired together?

Hard wired together. So if PC did turn itself on somehow, even though it is powered by the rear battery, it would still drain the main battery  :(

I plan on adding a relay in the boot which will disconnect the link between the batterys when the engine is switched off... Eventually...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #893 on: 10 September 2011, 17:28:07 »

Had new wishbones and bushes fitted as my old ones were shot. Like a new car now :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #894 on: 10 September 2011, 18:04:55 »

Replaced doughnut bushes today.  2.5 hours to do the pair. Shocked myself at that  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #895 on: 10 September 2011, 21:31:09 »

Fitted set of Cat's to the Black Beastie kindly sorted by Albs.
Managed to get it done just before the rain started. :)
No probs and sorted out the car nicely.  :y

Just need to find where the oil leak is coming from now  :(
Running down from above the oil filter towards the back, so possibly cam cover. Will have to have a further look to confirm.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #896 on: 10 September 2011, 21:34:05 »

Glad your car is all sorted Tony. I changed the centre tie rod on mine today (failed MOT on it last week) and noticed an identical leak on mine. Had previously noticed some oil on manifold heat shield, so assuming camcover gasket. I got a genuine set (for one bank) from ebay a couple of weeks ago for just over a fiver. :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #897 on: 10 September 2011, 21:36:43 »

Checking ebay now... :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #898 on: 10 September 2011, 22:44:47 »

I think it was a one off  - VX dealer having a clearout. :-/
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #899 on: 10 September 2011, 23:30:25 »

reset dtc p0170 yet again,getting boring now, :'(
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