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Author Topic: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.  (Read 954 times)

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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #16 on: 22 June 2022, 00:04:47 »

Both - assuming I win the lottery this week.

P.S. I dont do the lottery.  :D
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #17 on: 22 June 2022, 00:09:26 »

Both - assuming I win the lottery this week.

P.S. I dont do the lottery.  :D
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #18 on: 22 June 2022, 11:42:36 »

I now reluctantly admit its a better car than the Senator was.  :D
That sounds far too much like common sense taking over. What have you done with Albs?
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #19 on: 22 June 2022, 13:01:37 »

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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #20 on: 22 June 2022, 18:09:14 »

Still alive. It was reshelled into an HSR shell about 20 years ag, I believe.
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #21 on: 22 June 2022, 18:11:05 »

I now reluctantly admit its a better car than the Senator was.  :D
That sounds far too much like common sense taking over. What have you done with Albs?

Well, I havent had the 3.2 flat out (getting too old), but I enjoyed getting the Senator flat out when conditions allowed, so there is still some doubt.  :P ;D
I still also think that in its day, the Senator had more of a prestige feel and look about it than the Omega did in its day.  :)
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #22 on: 22 June 2022, 18:36:04 »

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I still also think that in its day, the Senator had more of a prestige feel and look about it than the Omega did in its day.  :)

Course it did. The Senator was a peg above the Carlton ..... when the Omega appeared, it replaced both cars.
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #23 on: 22 June 2022, 19:33:22 »

And mine…….traded in for an Omega.

Should have kept it with it’s 3.0 engine, and a great feel about the whole car.  It was far easier to work on as well than the Omega’s I have had since.  No cam belt changes, plenty of room around the straight 6, and a lack of electronic sensors everywhere! :o

 ;)

Only downside is the weak timing chain and lack of chain guide availability
Never had a Senny B myself but did have two Carlton Diamond Estates, both 24V and a 12v GSI manual.
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #24 on: 22 June 2022, 20:28:45 »

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I still also think that in its day, the Senator had more of a prestige feel and look about it than the Omega did in its day.  :)

Course it did. The Senator was a peg above the Carlton ..... when the Omega appeared, it replaced both cars.

Yep. First nail in the coffin of decent Vauxhalls was styling them like an Astra. Final nail was driving the wrong wheels like an Astra.
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #25 on: 22 June 2022, 20:55:10 »

Well, I havent had the 3.2 flat out (getting too old), but I enjoyed getting the Senator flat out when conditions allowed, so there is still some doubt.  :P ;D
The 3.0 was the best of the Omega engines from a performance point of view.  And proven to be a little bit faster than a 24v Senny.

The 3.2 Omega against a 24v Senny will probably be pretty close I reckon...
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #27 on: 22 June 2022, 23:27:32 »

A lotus Elise with the gorgeous body removed and replaced with a very ugly one,  :)
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #28 on: 23 June 2022, 12:10:38 »

And mine…….traded in for an Omega.

Should have kept it with it’s 3.0 engine, and a great feel about the whole car.  It was far easier to work on as well than the Omega’s I have had since.  No cam belt changes, plenty of room around the straight 6, and a lack of electronic sensors everywhere! :o

 ;)

Only downside is the weak timing chain and lack of chain guide availability
Never had a Senny B myself but did have two Carlton Diamond Estates, both 24V and a 12v GSI manual.


That was not my experience, with my example getting to 240,000 miles without a problem.  Indeed, my Vauxhall dealer at the time stated they NEVER had to replace the timing chains on the Senator with them knowing examples going to 350,000 miles without trouble.  They may have gained a bit of a rattle, but never failed.

A bit different that's for sure on the Omega's timing belt having to be replaced very 40k miles or 4 years.  I would have my Senny back tomorrow! :D :D ;)
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Re: Vauxhall Senator 2.6 Cdx auto.
« Reply #29 on: 23 June 2022, 12:20:03 »

Timing chain guides were indeed a problem on high mileage 24V Senator/Carlton’s. They simply wore out :D
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