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Messages - Doctor Gollum

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Same both ends, and all bodies so equipped :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 07 September 2021, 21:14:44 »
Far

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 07 September 2021, 18:40:32 »
Cause

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General Discussion Area / Re: Advice Technics separates
« on: 07 September 2021, 18:40:13 »
Every 4 years or 4000 CDs , whichever was the soonest.

Dave. That is a valid point. I had two sets of speakers. Kef - cant find them despite their size! The other set are some nice Goodman ss 40s. Just prised the cover off and the bass speaker cones are perished. Quite depressing. No doubt Europarts do replacement cones.
They don't... Fortunately, Screwfix do :y

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That's why you use the tools ::)

Haynes manual also covers most of the details.

The block V angle is irrelevant.

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering column advice please.
« on: 06 September 2021, 21:36:36 »
There's a pair of hoses from the top plate. One goes to the pump outlet as a kind of pig tail. The other one is a straight run to the base of the housing as the return... this simply sits there as far as I can recall. It has been a while, but I have changed several Omega pumps.  ;)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: CID
« on: 06 September 2021, 20:09:18 »
With codes might be more useful than without :-\

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering column advice please.
« on: 06 September 2021, 20:06:24 »
Drop the tank and drain/clean it properly.  :y

The fuel lines etc are already disconnected, so it's really just a question of jacking the car to sit the back end on ramps and undoing the straps.  ;)

At least that way you know you are working safely and can steam/wash all the gunge out of it.

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Omega General Help / Re: Steering column advice please.
« on: 06 September 2021, 18:07:34 »
Three tabs, evenly spaced around the top edge, and the basket simply lifts out :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 September 2021, 14:29:42 »
Looks like rust to me.


Rusted from the seam where the two parts are spot welded together. Probably because that area is the one most likely to flex.
One of many reasons I don't bother with the strip/clean/paint/polish knackered GM wishbones routine.
So corroded out from between the halves and fractured along a stress line from the original pressing?

As opposed to a fatigue failure as you might find on the rear bush or ball joint mounting that are weakest in the direction of suspension movement...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Afghanistan
« on: 06 September 2021, 13:53:15 »

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Omega General Help / Re: Rocker cover gasket
« on: 06 September 2021, 09:45:56 »
Thoroughly clean any old sealant or crud or varnish from the mating surfaces. Do not use the green sealant mentioned in the Haynes manual and EPC. It will eventually crystallise.

You can use the black GM oil pan sealant part# 90485251.  As Doc Gollum said, you only need four dabs on the right angle corners of the seal. However any decent quality high temperature RTV intended for oil pans and the like will do the job just fine. Easily available from your local friendly motor factor.

The bolts need to be evenly tightened to avoid distorting the cover which will cause a leak. 8Nm is finger tight and a nip.


Surely 2.2s have an aluminium cover? You're not going to distort one of those with 10 M6 screws without doing far worse damage. Although there's no reason to overtighten them. As you say, 8Nm barely needs a tool, so many(most?) small fasteners are massively overtightened


Rootes engines used shoulder bolts to prevent distortion to pressed steel valve covers sealed with cork gaskets....
Nah, plastimicated same as the V6 but a bit longer ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 September 2021, 01:31:54 »
First time I have ever seen one crack there :o

What did it look like on the other side of the wishbone?

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Omega General Help / Re: Rocker cover gasket
« on: 05 September 2021, 23:05:47 »
Why would you do that ???

The camcover, as per the guides, require minimal sealant in the corners of the front cam bearing caps. That's a factory requirement.

The only* other sealant used is on the sump pan as an alternative to a gasket, again from the factory.

*the V6 oil cooler cover plate and breather box are both sealed to the block using sealant instead a gasket. :y

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Omega General Help / Re: Rocker cover gasket
« on: 05 September 2021, 21:22:39 »
Thanks for that would I need sealant for that or throttle body
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What's wrong with the seal that is supposed to be fitted ???

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