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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Post New Dis Pack Woes
« on: Yesterday at 19:59:30 »
The light may not be a current issue, but without it, you're only guessing as to what caused it to come on.

If the light is now off, do we care what put it on?  ::)
;D

We don't, but the owner of the car should be interested...

I can see the next thread... "EML light is on again. What could it be?" or words to that effect  :-X


One of my daughters sons is partnered with a young women who last week gave birth to a baby by C section under emergency conditions at St. Thomas Hospital London, warned that the baby, a grand daughter for me, could not live long, and so it died 6 days later.  That for me at the moment is far more important than any fxcking car :'(

Extremely sorry to read about this very sad loss Lizzie. Puts all other lifes problems into perspective....

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Omega General Help / Re: Breakdown
« on: Yesterday at 18:51:10 »
The genuine GM crank sensors are made by Bosch - I have only ever bought GM or Bosch for replacements.
I would like to think NGK are good replacements going off the quality of their spark plugs etc., but I have never tried them as Bosch or GM have always been available whenever I have needed one.

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Omega General Help / Re: Breakdown
« on: Yesterday at 18:39:44 »
The Bosch part no. for the correct sensor for the 2.6 and 3.2 is -

BOSCH 0 261 210 131

RPM Sensor, engine management

The other part no. you will see for it is GM 90540743 that can be used for cross reference.

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General Car Chat / Re: car service reminder
« on: 17 January 2022, 09:59:04 »
The car certainly won't know itself that a service has been carried out, but whoever does it (assuming it isn't yourself) will reset the service light using a service reset tool which are basically incorporated in most decent hand held diagnostic devices (code readers). They can also reset the the service interval to the most appropriate for your usage - on a time basis ( fixed servicing), or on a variable type (which is mileage  / time dependant), and can vary on your particular type / style of driving. I don't know whether a DS has this option or whether is purely a fixed duration servicing, ie annually.

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil thread !
« on: 16 January 2022, 20:25:28 »
This may help.
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-acea-car-engine-oils-specification-explained.aspx

As has been said previously in another topic, whilst different oils may appear to be the same viscosity, its also the API and the subsequent letters that matter to ensure the oil is actually correct for your particular engine.

I have looked on that site and am now a bit baffled.  I have used 10/40 semi synthetic, Vx 095599582, in all my Omegas, but that site does not mention that oil for my car.  Why? :o :o

Lizzie,
The link details the following which is the same ACEA rating as the recommended VX 10/40 semi synthetic oil.

ACEA A3/B4
Stable, stay-in-grade oil intended for use in high performance petrol and direct injection diesel engines, but also suitable for applications described under A3/B3

The API ( American Petroleum Institute) ratings are outlined here - the VX 10/40 semi synthetic oil is CF/ SL

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-api-car-engine-oil-specifications-explained.aspx

Hope that helps understand the oil ratings.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 16 January 2022, 20:03:54 »
Feet

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Duff V6 GM Crank Sensor!
« on: 16 January 2022, 18:41:27 »
Just resurrecting this topic for several reasons....one being an apology to VX  :y for supplying what I thought at the time was a duff crank sensor!! (read back to see why)
My 2.6 started well (whenever I used it) after the saga of just cranking but not firing, with a good used VX sensor (after I'd replaced the new genuine VX sensor).
I had an operation in June which prevented me from driving, so I SORN'D the car, and didn't put it back on the road until last month.
Since then it has been been a bit hit and miss starting - same symptoms :-\.
Cut a long story short, I have now replaced both the fuel pump and fuel injector relays, and since that time it has started first time, everytime. So I can only conclude that although the symptoms were of a failing crank sensor, it appears that issue was a failing relay.
The good point is that I now have a good 'new' spare genuine crank sensor - the only bad thing is I cut the the original sensor on the car before fitting its replacement - the original appears now not to have been the culprit ::)
So although the symptoms may point to a failing crank sensor (which it very often is), for the little time it takes, I will in future check these two relays first...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 16 January 2022, 10:15:39 »
Sparkrite

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General Car Chat / Re: Oil thread !
« on: 15 January 2022, 14:41:25 »
This may help.
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-acea-car-engine-oils-specification-explained.aspx

As has been said previously in another topic, whilst different oils may appear to be the same viscosity, its also the API and the subsequent letters that matter to ensure the oil is actually correct for your particular engine.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 15 January 2022, 11:07:52 »
Follow

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General Car Chat / Re: Sneaky little punt
« on: 12 January 2022, 20:20:03 »
At the time, I thought you were kinda dreaming thinking you would get it at a 'snip' and make a decent profit, especially in the current climate of the used car market...

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General Car Chat / Re: Major Service Woe or Two
« on: 12 January 2022, 20:15:33 »
The coil packs probably need replacing occasionally on these anyway.  If the old one is still servicable (not swelling or clear rust visible where the plastic gets hairline cracks, keep as a spare, and acquire some replacement boots.

Over the years, I have found the biggest killer of the coil packs fitted to the 2.6 / 3.2 is water ingress into the plug wells which accelerates internal corrosion, which can be seen on the metal core at each coil upper end (thick end of the rubber insulator boots), and rusty cracks. Oil in the plug wells will cause the insulator boots to perish at the plug end.
But taking these two causes out of the equation, coil packs should last for an infinite number of years. I have only had to change them on other cars as a result of another issues causing the problem,  ie water leaks from the scuttle or oil from the cam covers.
I have a 2.6 that is still on its original coil packs, and it is now approaching 19 years old and 70k.
Probably jinxed it now.... ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 11 January 2022, 23:44:16 »
Memory

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 11 January 2022, 10:56:32 »
Hoard

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General Discussion Area / Re: Best impact gun
« on: 09 January 2022, 16:24:26 »
In my opinion, these are one of the best and most powerful cordless impact wrenches currently available. Not a compact, but still very versatile.
Milwaukee however tend to label their impact wrenches similarly across the range, so thoroughly check the spec before buying.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Milwaukee-M18ONEFHIWF12-502X-18v-ONE-KEY-Li-ion-Fuel-1-2in-Friction-Ring-Impact-/232667934108?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

I also still have a lot of Dewalt 18v cordless tools with the post type batteries, now all Li-on rather than Ni-Mh, and they take a lot of beating, despite being now quite old, but are still one of the best cordless tools they have ever made.

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