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HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« on: 15 November 2023, 18:49:55 »

Well, the old Girl passed the MOT again.  Good for another 13 months :)

HAPPY DAYS

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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #1 on: 15 November 2023, 19:20:57 »

Well done, and a great looking example of the PFL :y
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #2 on: 15 November 2023, 20:02:15 »

Congratulations , a superb looking car 👍
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #3 on: 15 November 2023, 20:07:03 »

Nice one.   :y
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« Reply #4 on: 15 November 2023, 21:00:58 »

Congratulations on the MOT  :)
though you are racking up the miles driving it to the MOT test centre every year  ???
ask the tester if he does house calls  :D
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #5 on: 16 November 2023, 10:31:49 »

Beautiful!!  :y
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« Reply #6 on: 18 November 2023, 09:27:43 »

Congratulations on the MOT  :)
though you are racking up the miles driving it to the MOT test centre every year  ???
ask the tester if he does house calls  :D

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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #7 on: 18 November 2023, 13:20:32 »

A stunning looking car!
Is it still looking as good today?
I only wondered as that is the same photo that you've posted at MOT time for the last few years!! Not being critical of course, just an observation!
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2023, 18:53:03 »

Yep still looking the same - I'll take some more pics  :D  Just didn't want to work out how I posted them last time  ???
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« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2023, 19:53:12 »

A stunning looking car!
Is it still looking as good today?
I only wondered as that is the same photo that you've posted at MOT time for the last few years!! Not being critical of course, just an observation!

 :y  Here are some pics from couple months ago  :y

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« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2023, 23:26:11 »

Very nice - still! ;D
Being quite large car, I think Omegas suit strong darker colours, such as yours. Only my opinion, as colour is subjective, but your Omega is a real credit to you!
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2023, 18:40:19 »

Thanks  :y

I've had her from 6 months old (and a manual  :y) and tried to keep her all original, other than the Opel front grille which I could not resist as stumbled across it one day on Inter-web brand new in GM original parts box !!!!  I prefer the Opel grill, she looks a bit more meaner  >:D ;D

Rest assured, all tucked up in heated garage now for next 12 months. ;D

I think I may have a sticky front N/S caliper (again) as I changed it a good few years ago now and noted inside edge of disk rust marks so I need to investigate.  I fitted new origial GM front Brake and Pad kit (93175466) about 7 years ago, and hardly worn as probably done 5k on them.   

Is there a new  direct replacement for new Caplier ? (as a pair of course) which can simply bolt straight on and available new ?  Probably want to keep OEM discs (but would put a new set on anyhow) , so can maintain original alloys ? or can I get a piston and seal refurbishment kit ?   

Interested on others experiences and thoughts,

I'll pop wheel off and investigate at weekend,

TIA. 
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2023, 18:51:30 »

Thanks  :y

I've had her from 6 months old (and a manual  :y) and tried to keep her all original, other than the Opel front grille which I could not resist as stumbled across it one day on Inter-web brand new in GM original parts box !!!!  I prefer the Opel grill, she looks a bit more meaner  >:D ;D

Rest assured, all tucked up in heated garage now for next 12 months. ;D

I think I may have a sticky front N/S caliper (again) as I changed it a good few years ago now and noted inside edge of disk rust marks so I need to investigate.  I fitted new origial GM front Brake and Pad kit (93175466) about 7 years ago, and hardly worn as probably done 5k on them.   

Is there a new  direct replacement for new Caplier ? (as a pair of course) which can simply bolt straight on and available new ?  Probably want to keep OEM discs (but would put a new set on anyhow) , so can maintain original alloys ? or can I get a piston and seal refurbishment kit ?   

Interested on others experiences and thoughts,

I'll pop wheel off and investigate at weekend,

TIA.
Have you cleaned and lubed the calliper slide pins ? and checked the pads move freely in the guides ?

refurb kits are available including new pistons ,slide pins and bushes etc (these can swell and cause binding if copper slip or other INCORRECT lubrication is used )
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2023, 19:02:41 »

Thanks  :y

I've had her from 6 months old (and a manual  :y) and tried to keep her all original, other than the Opel front grille which I could not resist as stumbled across it one day on Inter-web brand new in GM original parts box !!!!  I prefer the Opel grill, she looks a bit more meaner  >:D ;D

Rest assured, all tucked up in heated garage now for next 12 months. ;D

I think I may have a sticky front N/S caliper (again) as I changed it a good few years ago now and noted inside edge of disk rust marks so I need to investigate.  I fitted new origial GM front Brake and Pad kit (93175466) about 7 years ago, and hardly worn as probably done 5k on them.   

Is there a new  direct replacement for new Caplier ? (as a pair of course) which can simply bolt straight on and available new ?  Probably want to keep OEM discs (but would put a new set on anyhow) , so can maintain original alloys ? or can I get a piston and seal refurbishment kit ?   

Interested on others experiences and thoughts,

I'll pop wheel off and investigate at weekend,

TIA.
It's a wonder the only thing sticking is a caliper. Cars need a good run now and again.
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #14 on: 22 November 2023, 19:03:09 »

Thanks  :y

I've had her from 6 months old (and a manual  :y) and tried to keep her all original, other than the Opel front grille which I could not resist as stumbled across it one day on Inter-web brand new in GM original parts box !!!!  I prefer the Opel grill, she looks a bit more meaner  >:D ;D

Rest assured, all tucked up in heated garage now for next 12 months. ;D

I think I may have a sticky front N/S caliper (again) as I changed it a good few years ago now and noted inside edge of disk rust marks so I need to investigate.  I fitted new origial GM front Brake and Pad kit (93175466) about 7 years ago, and hardly worn as probably done 5k on them.   

Is there a new  direct replacement for new Caplier ? (as a pair of course) which can simply bolt straight on and available new ?  Probably want to keep OEM discs (but would put a new set on anyhow) , so can maintain original alloys ? or can I get a piston and seal refurbishment kit ?   

Interested on others experiences and thoughts,

I'll pop wheel off and investigate at weekend,

TIA.
Have you cleaned and lubed the calliper slide pins ? and checked the pads move freely in the guides ?

refurb kits are available including new pistons ,slide pins and bushes etc (these can swell and cause binding if copper slip or other INCORRECT lubrication is used )

I was going to check slide pins and pads at weekend.  I did them myself, but worth a check.

What is the "Lube of Choice" for the pins ?
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« Reply #15 on: 22 November 2023, 19:05:26 »

Thanks  :y

I've had her from 6 months old (and a manual  :y) and tried to keep her all original, other than the Opel front grille which I could not resist as stumbled across it one day on Inter-web brand new in GM original parts box !!!!  I prefer the Opel grill, she looks a bit more meaner  >:D ;D

Rest assured, all tucked up in heated garage now for next 12 months. ;D

I think I may have a sticky front N/S caliper (again) as I changed it a good few years ago now and noted inside edge of disk rust marks so I need to investigate.  I fitted new origial GM front Brake and Pad kit (93175466) about 7 years ago, and hardly worn as probably done 5k on them.   

Is there a new  direct replacement for new Caplier ? (as a pair of course) which can simply bolt straight on and available new ?  Probably want to keep OEM discs (but would put a new set on anyhow) , so can maintain original alloys ? or can I get a piston and seal refurbishment kit ?   

Interested on others experiences and thoughts,

I'll pop wheel off and investigate at weekend,

TIA.
It's a wonder the only thing sticking is a caliper. Cars need a good run now and again.

 ;D  She gets a run every couple of weeks  :y so all things warm up and stretch her legs  :D  And then to the Shell Station to top her off with Shell V Power  ;D
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #16 on: 22 November 2023, 22:11:36 »


What is the "Lube of Choice" for the pins ?
Red rubber silicone  grease or similar

here's a prescription clicky   :D

or treat yourself to a 500g tub   :y
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« Reply #17 on: 23 November 2023, 20:43:00 »

or treat yourself to a 500g tub   :y

Big tub ordered.  Will treat the ole girl at the weekend, and sort Caliper pins as well  :D
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Re: HAPPY DAYS - MOT PASS AGAIN FOR THE OLE GIRL
« Reply #18 on: 28 November 2023, 17:12:17 »

Same colour as my first Omega, N reg 2.0 CD. In far, far, far, etc. better condition than mine though. Stunning car.  :y
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« Reply #19 on: 28 November 2023, 17:45:13 »

Same colour as my first Omega, N reg 2.0 CD. In far, far, far, etc. better condition than mine though. Stunning car.  :y
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« Reply #20 on: 28 November 2023, 19:51:55 »

Same colour as my first Omega, N reg 2.0 CD. In far, far, far, etc. better condition than mine though. Stunning car.  :y
he won't reply any time soon
he's working his way through a 500 G tub of lube  >:D
Stop his gimp suit perishing  :y
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