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Omega General Help / Re: OIl leak and blue smoke
« on: 24 July 2022, 16:57:11 »
it's done 127,000 I've put 45000 on since i got it 9 years ago.

I do mainly local trips 5-10 miles so not the best way of getting it up to temperature and giving it a good run but it's always started first time and run smoothly. I do the usual plugs and filters and oil changes and normally do the oil change myself with vauxhall semi synthetic 10/40. Last year the sump plug gave up and was just spinning as i tightened it up and as car was in for MOT this year and they were doing exhaust I didnt have the sucker machine to pull the oil out so got them to do it. I requested 10/40 but think it was 10/30 (definitely a 30 on there??).

As i was just happy to get the car back and through an MOT i didn't take much notice of it. Been driving around locally last few weeks no trouble but then went on a motorway trip and 20 miles in hit a slight incline oil pressure light came on and off and smoke out the back.

My gut feel is it's linked to the oil so for 20 quid will change the oil and see how that goes.

the real kicker is brand new exhaust and 4 new tyres and it may be kaput

Appreciate everyone's help on here though still the best site around for help and advice.

Bit worried about taking it for a test drive after changing oil or anything or will it just be a bit smokey and run okay without too much damage
Serviced properly, they will easily do twice that mileage, if not more.

A compression test will give an indication as to the overall health of the engine.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 24 July 2022, 16:50:42 »
Still trying to make the tailgate shuts look good on the Austin, fitted the new thermostat to mums Seat . She then said her heater didnt work well all last winter FGS-----
Probably because the thermostat didn't work.

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Omega General Help / Re: OIl leak and blue smoke
« on: 23 July 2022, 19:10:56 »
The wrong oil would drop the pressure enough, especially in a worn engine and hot.

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Omega Gallery / Re: Not quite a classic car show
« on: 23 July 2022, 06:19:57 »
The ovlov must have been the batten burg estate then :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracking build and delivery of new car.
« on: 21 July 2022, 13:35:41 »
Not dissimilar to Mopars Plum Crazy 8)

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General Car Chat / Re: Tracking build and delivery of new car.
« on: 21 July 2022, 13:17:23 »
By the time they remember what colour you ordered, the used ones will be affordable  :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: So.....40C on Monday in London
« on: 21 July 2022, 11:34:43 »
Well, the school was founded in 1928, so anything is possible  :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: So.....40C on Monday in London
« on: 21 July 2022, 09:07:29 »
Interesting how there were lots of big fires around London yesterday, including one in Essex apparently started by a spontaneously combusting compost bin ( ??? ) that destroyed several houses, yet the day before when it was only marginally cooler there weren't anything like as many fires.  ???  ::)  :-\
Grass bins do get hot as it decomposes. We did an experiment at prep school measuring the change of temperature in a bin bag of grass cuttings and it eventually started smouldering after a couple of weeks drying out/decomposing.

Any murmur of a fire brigade strike in the offing now they've had things to do :-\
If only your prep school teachers could see you now, they'd be beaming with pride.
I doubt it at least two should have rotted away in prison. Incidentally JermyWhine and his brother went to the same school. And look how they turned out  :-X

School motto was Floret qui Laborat. And to be fair, I have always worked.

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General Discussion Area / Re: So.....40C on Monday in London
« on: 20 July 2022, 21:42:23 »
The last picture he sent me got me banned  :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: So.....40C on Monday in London
« on: 20 July 2022, 19:33:22 »
Interesting how there were lots of big fires around London yesterday, including one in Essex apparently started by a spontaneously combusting compost bin ( ??? ) that destroyed several houses, yet the day before when it was only marginally cooler there weren't anything like as many fires.  ???  ::)  :-\
Grass bins do get hot as it decomposes. We did an experiment at prep school measuring the change of temperature in a bin bag of grass cuttings and it eventually started smouldering after a couple of weeks drying out/decomposing.

Any murmur of a fire brigade strike in the offing now they've had things to do :-\

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Omega Gallery / Re: Not quite a classic car show
« on: 20 July 2022, 16:45:06 »
Out of curiosity, do you happen to have any pictures of the Omega estates parked further along?

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Omega Gallery / Re: Not quite a classic car show
« on: 20 July 2022, 16:18:27 »
LJL was Josh Wyatts former car. Had the misfortune pleasure of swapping the clutch on my drive 8 years ago.  8)

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General Car Chat / Re: Rent a heated seat for your beemer
« on: 19 July 2022, 16:01:32 »
Tesla are much like Apple in that respect.
Thats unfair. Apple products generally work, for the most part.

;D
Until you want to fix them ;D

Although my imminent Crapple contact is forced. It's going to be harder than the safety training ;D

Although, at least when I break it, work will have to fix it ;D

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