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General Discussion Area / Re: Tyres
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:54:28 »
This reminds me, is it time to take my winter tyres off?.................. :D :D

The obvious person to advise when to put them on is..... a Dr. last I saw. :)

Been a total waste of time and money............. ::) ::) ::)

Move further North. It's the only way.






....so far :D

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Nobody wound the big key on the side.  ::)

Nah ... fuse 18 blown ... or nicked missing ... ;D

Hg?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tyres
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:49:56 »
This reminds me, is it time to take my winter tyres off?.................. :D :D

The obvious person to advise when to put them on is..... a Dr. last I saw. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Interview etiquette...
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:26:28 »
Good luck Al :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Interview etiquette...
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:23:17 »
Anything in particular that has prompted a change in occupation?  :-\

Bloody dosey parker Mr P ::)

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Omega General Help / Re: V6 won't start but plenty of blue smoke
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:07:42 »
Where are you looking at the oil colour? On the dip stick, or filler cap?

If you have brown Mayo on the dip stick that's most likely HG as you suspect.

Sometimes people see the often quite "normal" Mayo on the filler cap and assume the worst. Especially in conjunction with coolant leak.

Any codes via paper clip test, other than 31..?

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General Car Chat / Re: I Think
« on: 03 March 2015, 23:01:42 »
Common procedure for finding coolant leaks is to pressurise the cooling system. Then see where the coolant leaks out from.

There's numerous ways, including fitting a Schrader valve in the coolant cap. You can also pull a coolant pipe of the throttle body, clamp the other pipe, then fit a blue footpump connector of the type used to blow up footballs etc and apply pressure that way.


Only needs about 10-20 psi tops. Then you can examine the valley ov the v6 and associated coolant system foe leaks.

Doesn't work with HBV necessarily as there two settings that could cause it to leak. Ac on or ac off. This is best tested visually with engine run up to temp. first and cycling the ac on and off before the pressure test.

...ime. :)



Some rekon adding die to the cooling system helps. Utter rubbish imo as the coolant already has a die in it and you can't see the die until you see the leak. ::)

But each to their own as they say ;D

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Don't think so. I asked similar one year as a did a lot of short journeys in varying 3c temps and spent more time cancelling warnings than driving.

It's a friendly car the omega. Likes a chat. Ice, oil, washer fluid, the odd bulb or field of vision warning. Pre cat codes on the 3.2 bring the earning on. Lpg can be fussy with miss fires so the light flashes. It constantly nags if you don't have a phone card in the 2015 and the sat Nav gets stroppy if your not on a tmc radio channel oven thpugh tmc DOESNT BLOODY WORK. NAG NAG BLOODY NAAAAAG....  >:(


....8,9,10 and breath ... ;D


Ahem. Sorry. No don't think so. Can't even unplug the temp sensor as the cc doesn't work properly. Unless one of the boffins knows differant. :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 03 March 2015, 21:17:20 »
Went to change the oil, then hid in the garage under the pretence of tidying up. Opps me that wind is cold.  :'(


;D

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Omega General Help / Re: plug????
« on: 03 March 2015, 18:48:52 »
Don't faff about trying to "feel" the sensors .. do it properly like it was designed to be done ...  :)

Remove the 350 Ohm resistor that suits in the loom by the left hand rear lights then run the test .. get the CORRECT results with ease ..

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=103569.0

all the info you need in posts 1 & 2 .. :)

 
No Mr Gixer, reread thread. Nobody has stated not to use one method and ignore other, except yourself ;)

All I ever stated, following your usual, and somewhat tedious, hostility (to Mr Entwood in this case) was that use whatever method works, but the inbuilt diags are preferred as it states what the ECU sees.

Nobody was saying the other method should be ignored/discarded. Accept you.



Are you completely blind? And you rekon  "I'm" being argumentative. ;D

What exactly are you trying to achieve here? You seem irritated that someone has the or ordacity  to disagree with you. On an open forum on which you hen peck others into being more open minded about.

Mr High and mighty is aggressive to me, yet you side with him, aggressively, in complete contradiction to your open minded "orders".

You also do so as an admin. :o are abbusive :o then accuse me of the same. ;D


How was the train journey? Btw....? ;D
Go peck

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General Discussion Area / Re: number 5 soon hopefully
« on: 03 March 2015, 10:07:37 »
Congratulationses  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Cambelt or Camchain. Which is best?
« on: 03 March 2015, 10:02:37 »
Seen a jag (the shite Mondeo one) v6 engine in for cam chain failure. Hideously complex chain routing. 3 differant chains iirc. Plastic chain guides. Worn chains resulting in stretch and poor running. Then ultimately chain failure where the U link had worn through. Clearly a softer link than the rest of the chain.

Iirc it had done 60k.

Bill? It was up over 1k and counting at the time.


Belts don't wear and stretch, but do perish and let the cords escape . But not until more than double the service life of the tensioner on omegas.




Interference engines are a result of higher compression to give better performance.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tyres
« on: 03 March 2015, 09:32:06 »
Is it a sooperdoopercharged one... ::)

No standard apparently ::)
With a Victorian signal box :-\

Dunno, it IS a rumour though. ;D


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General Car Chat / Re: Air tools - 5th March ...
« on: 03 March 2015, 09:29:27 »
Never fitted the lubricator on mine, just drop a bit of oil down the air feed inlet on the tool after each use.

That probably won't cut it for work shop use but diy at home will be fine. Imo.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tyres
« on: 03 March 2015, 09:24:33 »
Is it a sooperdoopercharged one... ::)

No standard apparently ::)

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