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Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« on: 22 April 2017, 13:44:00 »

Hi all!

I've had Vauxhall after Vauxhall but still never a rear drive one. I'm hoping to change that in the next couple of months!

I absolutely love the look of the 2.5 TD in the sales forum but I'm really after a petrol unfortunately :(

Anyway, just thought I'd say hi. I think I'd better hang around here a bit and get to know a little more about what to look for and generally what I need to know about them. I have an Astra SRi Turbo 200 and some other non-Vauxhall stuff at the moment and I think I'd be getting an Omega in addition. If anyone does want to get rid of a 3.0 or 3.2 manual I'm all ears!

All the best,
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #1 on: 22 April 2017, 13:52:51 »

Buy a 2.2 and throw the Astra gubbins on it :y
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« Reply #2 on: 22 April 2017, 14:22:47 »

That might be a better idea now you mention it!

Is it just as easy as that?
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #3 on: 22 April 2017, 15:17:35 »

Hello and welcome to OOF :y
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #4 on: 22 April 2017, 15:22:32 »

That might be a better idea now you mention it!

Is it just as easy as that?
Hardest bit will be finding a manual 2.2 petrol, followed by having a new downpipe made...

LET better than LET/LEZ. But all doable 8)
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« Reply #5 on: 22 April 2017, 15:46:20 »

OK, mine is a Z20LER so it is a Z20LET but might need an LET ECU amongst any other loom stuff

Food for thought when the M32 gearbox inevitably gives up  :P

Thank you all for the welcome! I'll mostly be reading and asking the odd question here and there  :y
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #6 on: 22 April 2017, 17:48:42 »

Good luck in your search.  My beloved Silver Bullet (1998 MV6 auto with LPG) is going in a week, but you really don't want that one ;D

If you get a good one, they really are a hard car to beat for commuting, mile crunching, holidays etc.  There will, however, be a lot more body roll than the Astra, which will take you a while to adjust to.  Plenty of good advice here how to make an Omega do corners reasonably well (it'll never be a sports car, its a big exec cruiser).
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« Reply #7 on: 22 April 2017, 18:29:58 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D

Oh yeah, I'm expecting a prospective Omega to be boatier than the Astra but rewarding in its own way. I've had everything from superminis through pickup trucks and a V8 Range Rover and back to hot hatches so I'm part of a broad church  :y

But my mate reckons that it's best to go from a V8 Range Rover to an MV6 if you want to find the fuel economy acceptable  :'(
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« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2017, 23:25:00 »

Hello and welcome  :y
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #9 on: 23 April 2017, 09:12:10 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D
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« Reply #10 on: 23 April 2017, 13:50:29 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D

 ;D

I've never welded in my life!

After reading around the site a bit, I'm feeling like I would like a 2.5 CDX manual with a set of 3.0 cams in it. I'll get searching for a set of cams I guess!
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #11 on: 24 April 2017, 17:05:48 »

Hmmm, can I be persuaded to remove the cams before it gets turned to baked bean tins....  ....its done 232k though.


Which shows these engines can go on. They like regular oil servicing, but GM oil is cheap.  Its the rust that kills 'em
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« Reply #12 on: 24 April 2017, 17:06:59 »

You're probably best starting a new thread in one of the chat areas, as threads here autolock after a set period ;)
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #13 on: 24 April 2017, 17:39:50 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D

 ;D

I've never welded in my life!

After reading around the site a bit, I'm feeling like I would like a 2.5 CDX manual with a set of 3.0 cams in it. I'll get searching for a set of cams I guess!


Why? Fit the whole 3.0l
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #14 on: 28 April 2017, 18:23:10 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D

 ;D

I've never welded in my life!

After reading around the site a bit, I'm feeling like I would like a 2.5 CDX manual with a set of 3.0 cams in it. I'll get searching for a set of cams I guess!


Why? Fit the whole 3.0l

Hmm, good point. I don't think I've got the skill for a full engine swap really. Cams though I can manage
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #15 on: 28 April 2017, 18:24:05 »

Hmmm, can I be persuaded to remove the cams before it gets turned to baked bean tins....  ....its done 232k though.


Which shows these engines can go on. They like regular oil servicing, but GM oil is cheap.  Its the rust that kills 'em

If you did want to let the cams go separately I'd be interested for sure. Thanks for the tip - I'll start a proper thread for future enquiries  :y
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #16 on: 28 April 2017, 21:01:38 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D

 ;D

I've never welded in my life!

After reading around the site a bit, I'm feeling like I would like a 2.5 CDX manual with a set of 3.0 cams in it. I'll get searching for a set of cams I guess!


Why? Fit the whole 3.0l

Hmm, good point. I don't think I've got the skill for a full engine swap really. Cams though I can manage
Bah... It's fewer bolts and the wiring and plumbing are identical ::)
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #17 on: 29 April 2017, 09:18:36 »

Hello and welcome.

I also have a set of good G cams, if anyone else is looking.

May have a 2.5TD manual Est. for sale in a few months. Starting to look a bit rough around the edges but still a good looking car with loads of life left in her.
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Re: Serial Vauxhall but never Omega owner
« Reply #18 on: 29 April 2017, 21:07:50 »

An MV6 with LPG sounds appealing on the face of it! I'm guessing there's more to it than that  ;D
Its metalwork is like swiss cheese ;D

 ;D

I've never welded in my life!

After reading around the site a bit, I'm feeling like I would like a 2.5 CDX manual with a set of 3.0 cams in it. I'll get searching for a set of cams I guess!


Why? Fit the whole 3.0l

Hmm, good point. I don't think I've got the skill for a full engine swap really. Cams though I can manage


It's a like-for-like replacement. It's likely to take about the same time as swapping four cams, and is easier work. The results are better too.
If you're interested, I've a complete 3.0l engine, ecu and key, and manual gearbox that I want 250 for.
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