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Messages - biggriffin

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General Discussion Area / Re: Ball foot Girls
« on: 03 August 2022, 17:54:57 »
1 of the girls took her top off,and got told off.

General Discussion Area / Ball foot Girls
« on: 03 August 2022, 17:15:04 »
Well, I'm very disappointed, that our Lord Opti, hasn't posted anything about the girls playing ball foot, as his take on the whole thing would have been excellent.

Omega General Help / Re: Identification of plug & socket
« on: 27 July 2022, 18:38:39 »
Looks like air-con compressor plug,

Omega General Help / Re: OIl leak and blue smoke
« on: 25 July 2022, 14:16:59 »
Does it say on the receipt what oil was put in at oil change ?
all the computers and motor factors say use 5w30 fully synthetic BUT
Omega owners here say 10w40 semi synthetic   ;)
in my experience with 100K mile vauxhalls of the era ,5w30 semi is too p155y .unless they have had good quality oil ,regular service etc .
5w30 will leak from seals, blow past rings ,leak through VSO seals, strip built up deposits from parts of the engine etc
I've had a 1.6 with stuck piston rings AFTER a garage did a flush and used 5w30 oil (to reduce emissions  ::) )
I had to strip that engine ,clean everything and rebuild it  >:(
the high emissions proved to be an injector leaking once rebuilt ,and it passed MOT with virtually zero CO & HCs 

You should check if the blue smoke is actually coming from OUT the exhaust as part of your initial investigation IMHO

 Beg to differ. My last Omega had done 140k and I bought it with 50k on and only ever used full fat 5/30, my previous was also on 5/30, no issues.

General Car Chat / Re: Tracking build and delivery of new car.
« on: 23 July 2022, 12:12:44 »
Order a new Truck...Up to 2 year wait,and they cannot guarantee that.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie From Wigan
« on: 22 July 2022, 21:52:04 »
Ooo... Nice. And super rare wheels, look after them,and mind pot holes they bend.

General Discussion Area / Re: Covid - a nice little earner.
« on: 15 July 2022, 09:23:00 »
Didn't the EU bring in a law about working more than xx hours a week?

But if happy to do so, and you get what you want from it, be that finacial or something else, why not?
Working Time Directive i believe it was called. Totally impractible in loads of employment scenarios. Also, think that the UK got a stay of a few years before they had to impliment it. :-\

 WTD doesn't exist in road haulage, were controlled by drivers hours regs. I can do 60hrs every week, without exceeding my driving hours.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Expansion tank wanted.
« on: 15 July 2022, 09:11:38 »
I've got a non sensor tank if you want it  :y

Omega General Help / Re: AC compressor
« on: 13 July 2022, 21:32:41 »
High pressure hose stays warm even when ac compressor is running, condenser and dryer were replaced two years ago, I've read here there are cases of expansion valve fail but I can't seem to find any "how to" anywhere. It's a shame, because it's a major dashboard out job. Even on LHD Omegas

 The expansion valve can be removed on  rhd by removing heater fan glove box,airbag, and lots of swearing,

Omega General Help / Re: Lambda 1&2 Spare Numbers for V6 Y26SE
« on: 13 July 2022, 21:29:12 »
Electrically speaking the sensors are identical.

The actual difference is the length of the wire due to the gearbox shape. :y


Or if you don't mind fiddling on with the wires you can get Bosch generic pnes that have an adapater plug to the GM worong :y

 This^^^^^ as it's cheaper
And you can also extend the wires if you move the sensors when fitting 3.0L downpipes, or modify the 2.6 ones

Go and see a farmer.

It's a tooth out on 1&2. That's probably too much to correct both banks back to timed without starting from scratch: wind the crank back 60, remove the belt, set all four cams to spot-on, install their locks and turn the crank back so the crank lock fits. Then replace the pulleys with bearing, fit the new belt and follow the timing procedure as many times as necessary until everything is perfectly timed.

If you're not prepared, or able, to do the detail work this requires then you shouldn't be messing with timing belts on any engine
  THIS ^^^^^^^^^

  Words of wisdom, follow them

General Discussion Area / Re: Amplodine
« on: 10 July 2022, 08:17:01 »
There must be a few of you old codgers suffering from high blood pressure. Have you been to the docs and has anyone been prescribed Amplodine?
I took it for a couple of weeks and I've had to stop because of the side effects. Thought I might try and push through until I found this patient forum. People should be made aware of what these drugs actually do, instead of being left to read the patient information leaflet. FFS, one of the rare side effects is heart attack  >:(

Well, if you will insist on going to see doctors, they will give you worrying news and strange tablets that make you feel odd.
This is why I dont go.
I could have all kinds of things wrong with me (on top of the obvious ones I know about) but I live in ignorant bliss.  :)

I try and follow this philosophy as best I can. I rarely see the quack. The last time I did he shoved a large  :o down my throat I watched the whole episode on a large television whilst trying not to gag. :)

 Didn't know you made special videos Me Lud. Especially for the home team.

Admin please lock. Door lock supplied :y

Omega General Help / Re: AC compressor
« on: 08 July 2022, 10:21:20 »
Are fans switching on when air-con is on.   There's an expansion valve up behind the glove box,, very rare they fail.

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