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Omega General Help / Cat Cover
« on: 20 May 2021, 22:32:44 »
Driving along today and heard a slight ping/clang and saw a piece of metal in the rear view mirror turns out to be the guard or reinforcing for cat so solutions before anymore damage can be caused to cat.Could I wrap it in something for example? Any likely MOT issues later?

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Offer
« on: 12 April 2021, 23:46:28 »

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Alternator
« on: 28 March 2021, 15:17:19 »
As my 120a alternator has failed on my 2.6 another required

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General Discussion Area / Lanoguard
« on: 21 February 2021, 12:26:41 »
This product seems to have popped up on Facebook for spraying under your car and was wondering your thoughts on such things

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Breakdown
« on: 03 February 2021, 13:00:09 »
Well the first time in 17 years I broke down and had to be recovered how annoying. Haven't been hardly anywhere in the car for sometime and been having a few niggling problems with interior light and front seat and to finish a breakdown maybe they're all related.Had a decent run in the morning for an eye test and got referred to hospital in the afternoon on the way back from the latter suddenly the battery light came on and lots of other warning lights soon followed and  a decrease in performance I was just hoping to make it home but alas a queue at road works stopped me.Emergency assist recovered me and very good they were by the way. Popped out this morning and checked battery volts 11.14 so now that's on charge as a first step and then we'll try and start it and I guess check volts at the battery to see if it's charging. Any other hints or tips because of course it could be the alternator would the ecu have any bearing with all the rain we've been having?

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Driver's seat
« on: 01 February 2021, 18:45:10 »
Well this damp winter is causing all manner of problems and the latest is the electric drivers seat is dead it was working just fine a couple of days ago but zero movement of any kind.The passenger seat is just fine so maybe it's a fuse or all connected to my interior light staying on. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Interior light
« on: 15 January 2021, 14:41:05 »
The alarm went off and it would seem that the interior map light is not dimming and going off.It does go off when ignition is turned but back on again after and staying on so could be a timer fault or any other suggestions to overcome this problem would be most welcome.Is there a relay?

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General Car Chat / Vauxhall Astra Key
« on: 25 July 2020, 15:43:14 »
My elderly friend has just got himself an Astra and it only has the one key so I said you ought to get another asap,he just called me back to say Vauxhall had quoted him 160 for said key so any help or advice I can pass on to him as a cheaper alternative REG BG57VLD

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General Car Chat / Haynes Car Manual
« on: 13 May 2020, 11:43:32 »
Nice easy question I have a 2001 face lift 2.6 Omega and because of my lack of knowledge I wondered if getting an old Haynes Manual might be of some use to me.Does it have relevance to my car even though it's the older model??

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Omega General Help / Petrol Conditioner
« on: 28 April 2020, 19:20:59 »
Just looking through some old receipts  that came with the car and noticed the name Forte-Petrol conditioner was used by VX dealership a few times on my 2.6 was it part of service schedule and should i do it know?

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Spring clip rear caliper
« on: 23 April 2020, 23:54:13 »
Coming to all our cars I'm sure but my spring clip has just broke on the rivet and wondering if anyone has one to spare

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Omega General Help / Rear Brakes
« on: 22 April 2020, 21:11:55 »
I've been meaning to do the service the rear brakes and with the fine weather and this lockdown decided now was the time to give it my first ever go.It's been a challenge but I'm getting there slowly from struggling to get the discs off etc so could do with a little help and advice of course.First up the caliper bolts were held in with blue coloured threadlock I have some red here somewhere would that be suitable or only blue or nothing?The spring cross clip came off in 2 pieces and it's for the vented brakes if I can't get one could I nut and bolt it?Gm shoes are on it and they have worn about a third and appear to have bits of rust embedded in this surface clean and reuse or bin?Discs are rusted on the outside lip and there is a 1mm lip inside and out,clean this off or replace?Recommended  Discs? Pads are likewise worn but still meaty but if I change discs then new pads too any recommended? Thanks in advance for any tips

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Track rods
« on: 20 February 2020, 10:15:38 »
Track rods complete front and back for a 2.6 estate,no rush as I won't be running outside to fit at the moment but need replacement as current one's are seized.Any brands Recommended? THANKS

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Omega General Help / Tracking
« on: 18 February 2020, 20:18:30 »
Hi again,well car went through MOT and one of the front tyres was an advisory as it was quite bald on the inner rim driver's side.So today I got a new tyre fitted and saw an offer at National Tyres for half price tracking so I popped in to find out more.Well it was half price on the front but the back needed doing as well so it would be 45 so I said carry on.When I saw the gas bottles come out I thought he's struggling and soon he came in to say the back was seized and he couldn't do them without breaking them.So on to the front and gas bottles,hammers,chisel etc and a lot of time he managed to move them a bit and earned his 15 but it seems therefore it all needs replacing.Firstly is it a DIY job? Any hints or tips? Parts required? and then after done back and get it all tracked better as the car wants to go left.As always thanks in advance!!!!!

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Another problem and hopefully the last the alarm went off on the car a couple of times and when unlocking the car and opening the door it's locking and unlocking itself like a sync issue.When i get in the car the light goes off normally but if I lock the car with key or fob it stays on.Any ideas?

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