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Omega General Help / Re: Failed Jump start
« on: 08 October 2021, 19:08:20 »
If you can buy some, throw a couple of gallons in and retry :y

There's a few things it could be, but start with the obvious :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Head Gasket
« on: 08 October 2021, 18:42:00 »
If it were mine and I wanted to keep it I would spend maybe a couple of hundred quid on an engine with half the miles and drop it in.
That would depend on the condition of the rest of the car though.
Which is as much about what you can't see... Bulkhead etc :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 08 October 2021, 18:36:03 »
Is that the same lump as the Volvo D4 circa 2010 :-\

If so, how do you find it?

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Omega General Help / Re: Failed Jump start
« on: 08 October 2021, 18:34:21 »
First, how much fuel is in it and is the car level? Saloons aren't as bad in this respect but can still struggle with slopes and very low fuel ;)

Assuming that the car is level with at least a quarter tank try this:

With the aid of the lovely Debbie McGee, place a finger on each of the purple relays in the engine fuse box... Then have them turn the key one position at a time.

As the key goes from 1 - 2, you should feel one relay click on briefly and hear the faint buzz from the fuel pump, as the key goes to crank, that relay should then switch off and as the engine spins up, the second relay should click on. Once it fires the first relay should kick back on.

If that mostly happens, and it still doesn't start, the give the bottom of the tank a slap whilst the car is cranked.

And report back  :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Head Gasket
« on: 08 October 2021, 18:25:30 »
In which case, I would probably sell it as a going concern on Auto trader... 500 ono would see it gone reasonably quickly.

The LC will always be special, a 300k mile Omega will always be a 300k car that will be starting to show its age physically, if not mechanically (once fixed). With some Mot remaining it will be worth something as a fixer upper, but you could spend time and money on it just to try and get a few more quid out of it only to not recoup that... Because of the age/mileage... So may as well let it go.

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Omega General Help / Re: Failed Jump start
« on: 08 October 2021, 17:02:42 »
Does the fuel pump run briefly when yo turn the ignition on?

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Omega Gallery / Re: Omega2.5 DTI project
« on: 08 October 2021, 16:01:03 »
Whatta mistaka to maka...

Still, nice easy fix :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nat West Bank found guilty
« on: 08 October 2021, 15:58:21 »
264M in cash?

Not in one deposit, I imagine.

That amount in notes would be the size of a small house.

You'd know!  :P  ;D
I can honestly say I've never had more cash than can be fitted into a large 20x30x10 room.  :)

You're the man who owns half of 'Darzett' :)

Rural poverty is a terrible thing M'lud.  :'(
Tenant farmers not paying their rents?  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: My birthday
« on: 08 October 2021, 15:57:09 »
Happy Birthday Ron! 

If we had known, we would have had a whip round for a strippergram for you!  :)

Er.....I think Ron wants to live as long as he can. Not drop dead with an overload of female flesh. ;D

Best wishes, Ron. Enjoy every day. :y

I think there are probably worse ways to go.  :)
Like falling down the stairs, cracking your head open, breaking your nose again, along with a couple of ribs and your back in two places. And all because you lost your balance trying to press the up button to summon the stair lift back up because you forgot to use it on the way up :-X

And before you think that could never happen, guess again... As the eighty something year old chap next door will tell you. He is back home and somehow still walking but now has two carers every visit rather than one, and on a bad day three :-X

Eat, drink and fornicate until the sun rises, for tomorrow may never arrive.  :D

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Omega General Help / Re: Head Gasket
« on: 08 October 2021, 15:48:42 »
Either do it or not bother. Or to put it another way: Paint or get off the ladder... ;)

If you now have a replacement and somewhere to store it, then Sorn it, if not already, and start collecting parts. Once you have everything spend a few days going through everything methodically.

But don't plan to do that and never get around to it.

At 300k miles, the only reasons to even think about it are sentimental... Either from the time/miles or as a potential Co project with offspring. That's the reality of it.

The only wrong choice would be to leave it unfinished and dismantled ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 07 October 2021, 23:03:21 »
Oaken

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 07 October 2021, 17:34:37 »
If that's the replica, I would hate to see the original  :D

This one is a replica too, little more expensive though !!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1387025
They obviously went for the factory fresh recreation rather than recreating the barn fresh patina 8)

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 07 October 2021, 17:01:31 »
I was thinking five 2 week holidays including boozing and whoring funds spending money ::)

You could probably stay in Cambodia or some where similar for 6 months or more depending on boozing and whoring levels living like a king with that!  :)
Never fancied south east Asia tbh :-\

7.5k will get you a six month let in a one bed bungalow in Campo Internacional, Maspalomas with 1,500 spending. And whilst you could survive on 17 a day, there won't be much boozing or whoring going on. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 07 October 2021, 16:33:55 »
I was thinking five 2 week holidays including boozing and whoring funds spending money ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering idler
« on: 07 October 2021, 14:10:21 »
To Malcolms point, under the circumstances, it might be easier for Steve to remove the bracket and pop the idler off with it held in a vice...  :-\

But then you've got to separate the other end of the centre steering link from the arm on the power steering box. Or take the power steering box off.
See the post previous to my reply to yours ;)

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