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Messages - johnnydog

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Omega General Help / Re: door lock solenoid
« on: 07 August 2022, 19:58:29 »
Yes, both nearside and offside solenoids are the same - the rears are different from the front however.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Trolley Dollies
« on: 05 August 2022, 23:46:27 »
Taking a stroll up Bourneville Boulevard....?

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General Car Chat / Re: AGM v not AGM
« on: 05 August 2022, 23:03:16 »
https://www.yuasa.co.uk/info/technical/start-stop-vehicle-battery-replacement-warning/

My AGM battery on my Audi failed under warranty, and was replaced by Audi, but the replacement AGM had to be programmed to the car. Certain electrical components won't function correctly without the programming. I understand that AGM and EFB batteries should be replaced with like for like. No doubt owners have gone against this recommendation, but that is the advice. The link above gives some insight into the reasoning behind it.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Trolley Dollies
« on: 05 August 2022, 17:22:20 »
Cocoa shunters ;D never heard that before !

Can't claim credit for it myself. Many years ago I bought a copy of Viz magazine. Included in it was a copy of Roger's Profanisaurus.

https://archive.org/stream/RogersProfanisaurusPreviouslyKnownAsSwearyMarysDictionaryOfFilth/Roger%27s%20Profanisaurus%20previously%20known%20as%20Sweary%20Mary%27s%20Dictionary%20of%20Filth_djvu.txt

Not wanting to fuel a debate about the various name references :D, but also known as 'chutney ferrets'? :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Front caliper mounting bolt size
« on: 05 August 2022, 10:34:36 »
If you are struggling, I can whip one off a scrapper I have, and pop it in the post today.....

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Omega General Help / Re: Genuine 02 sensor needed
« on: 23 July 2022, 20:01:51 »
This recent topic may be of some help to find what you are after...

https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=149606.0

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 22 July 2022, 09:46:21 »
Johnnydog..you have pm

Replied Rae :y

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General Car Chat / Re: What's everyone driving these days?
« on: 21 July 2022, 20:40:37 »
My NA 4.2 V8 Audi sounds 'lurrvly', especially when giving it some beans :y, or passing a high wall or in a tunnel. Not like these artificial 'piped' exhaust notes....
My 3.0 V8 Triumph Stag (long gone :'( ) sounded tremendous too.
It does bring out the youth in you, but puts a smile on your face too :D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 21 July 2022, 20:16:14 »
I'd like a car as close to the old BRG as possible. I'm thinking 1930 Bentley. :y


There was never an 'official' BRG, and 30's Bentleys were nowhere near as dark as modern interpretations. Only the metal parts of the body - bonnet, scuttle, wings - were painted green. They weren't metallic either ;D

Not true.
There was a British Racing Green. A Triumph shade in 1974 was called British Racing Green and was available on the Dolomite, Spitfire, Stag, TR6, Toledo and the 2000 / 2500 range.
I have a Triumph colour chart dated 1st Seotember 1974 with it listed as a colour option.
Britush Racing Green was also available as an option for Triumph in the American Market in 1967. Manufacturered by the then paint manufacturer ICI, it had the paint code BRG 2855.
Some manufacturers had Racing Green for some models, but there definately was a British Racing Green as stated above.... :y

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I rent an old granary barn on a farm for very sensible money for some of mine. Nice and dry, spacious, a good smooth floor with plenty of ventilation / through air. Ideal. Although a bit ott perhaps just for one car....but surely  worth asking locally?

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Omega Gallery / Re: Not quite a classic car show
« on: 20 July 2022, 16:20:50 »
Looks like a great show of emergency vehicles and a good day out. Not far from me really - pity I missed it, but I'm currently 2000 miles away on holiday.....

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General Car Chat / Re: What's everyone driving these days?
« on: 20 July 2022, 13:57:37 »
Still have 3 Omegas - an 02 3.2 Elite saloon, an 03 3.2 Elite Estate, and an 03 2.6 Elite saloon, which I have had for years. My favourite Omega however was an 51 reg Nocturno Blue 3.2 Elite saloon, which I now regret selling, but heyho.....
Also got 3 3.2 Elites as scrappers, which is a useful source for spares.
For fun, I've  got a 2015 Audi RS4 Avant, which I've had since 3 months old which is a tremendous and exhilarating vehicle to drive, but also a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE auto which again, is a great vehicle to drive for comfort and lugging stuff around with my trailer. The boss has a 2017 Honda CRV EX 1.6 diesel auto, which she loves, and in fairness, is another car I wouldn't knock.
I also have a several Triumph 2000's, 2.5 PIs and S models to keep me busy....
I like them all, each for different reasons - if I didn't, I'd sell them and get something else...!

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 July 2022, 13:37:24 »
The 10,000 worth of options on that disco you linked to is more than I would pay for a car  :-[
 ;D

When my Audi was specc'd new, it had 16,000 :o of options over and above the standard model. As I bought it used, the main cost of these options was swallowed up by the original purchaser. Optional extras are nice to have, but the many of them you never use, and only really serve to enhance the vehicles appeal when subsequently advertising the car when you sell it.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 July 2022, 13:22:41 »
The 10,000 worth of options on that disco you linked to is more than I would pay for a car  :-[
 ;D

Fabulous colour though. :y

Stick the Jag 5 .0 SC lump under the bonnet and I could be tempted. :y

I know colour is subjective and everyone has preferences, but over the years, dark green, whether metallic, pearlescent or solid, has never been perceived to be the most popular in the secondhand car market. It does however seem to be more appreciated in the larger prestigious vehicle sector.

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If you say so...
However, I think you are missing the actual point I was making....
That changing the coil pack each time you change the plugs is a prudent practice?

I changed my plugs every 20,000 miles and the coil packs when they failed either from water ingress or heat damage. Basically five or six plug changes for every coil pack failure.

Like I said, you are missing my point.
If you are doing a routine plug change, then there is no need to change either coil pack.
If you are changing the plugs as a result of a misfire, then a change of coil pack should be considered as well. A bad coil pack may be obvious from corrosion, swelling or splits in the plastic.
The actual point was that only changing the plugs to cure a misfire, may well result in having to remove certain parts twice to access 2 4 6 coil pack, if it then turns out the misfire wasn't due to the plugs themselves.
Is that clear enough?

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