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Author Topic: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD  (Read 3784 times)

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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #45 on: 03 August 2018, 20:11:20 »

Never had a 24V to compare but as you say it was a different car with the extra valves[so I'm told by all that had one]the 12V though was so simple to work on-plug changes etc.-and the advantage of a twin row timing chain which I understand was changed to a single row chain on the 24V engine.
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #46 on: 05 August 2018, 08:46:57 »

I still miss the digital dash, even after ten years without it. Cant imagine why it wasn't offered as an option on the Omega.  :-\
It's a bit Eighties ::)
Exactly, its definitely a 1980s statement.  I had a digidash in my 1990 Astra, and even as a single geeky lad, though it was a bit dated.  I was really glad to get back to proper instruments when the Astra's insurance jumped to over 3k, and it had to go.

A mate of mine had a Maestro Vanden Plas with the talking digi dash.  8)

Every so often the speed would go awol and creep up to 188 MPH. This was "unlikely" in that car.
it would also pipe up at random, telling you your fuel was low 100 yds up the road from filling up and so on.
Sadly the only time it was right was when it warned that the "brakes require attention" of course, it was ignored, and it suffered a complete brake failure a couple of days later. ;D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #47 on: 05 August 2018, 13:05:06 »

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #48 on: 05 August 2018, 18:10:58 »

BL were shite at 1950,s technology, so introducing "modern tech" in the 70,s / 80,s was never going to end well.  ;D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #49 on: 05 August 2018, 20:34:42 »

Failed my first driving test in a Maestro... The instructor had retrofitted power steering to it giving it maximum assistance regardless of speed and so utterly devoid of feedback and stability that it could have made a psychopath seem sensitive  :D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #50 on: 06 August 2018, 16:06:02 »

I drove an SD1 3500 with the same characteristics once. It was terrifying.  :o ;D
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Re: tunnie's 3.0 24v Senator CD
« Reply #51 on: 06 August 2018, 18:36:35 »

I drove an SD1 3500 with the same characteristics once. It was terrifying.  :o ;D

SD1's were predictable though, in the same way an Omega with the TC disabled is - RWD with a decent front to rear weight ratio. SD1 feels much better when it has an aftermarket steering wheel though!!

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