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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21075 on: 17 October 2020, 19:06:23 »

Is it towards the rear of the tray where everything gets crowded on the 246 bank ?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21076 on: 17 October 2020, 19:21:45 »

About halfway between where the main loom enters the tray and the back end.

One wire becomes three... The common feed to each coilpack and a much smaller wire that runs to the suppressor bolted to the back of the 246 head.

This wire is definitely brown and runs to a long plug near the rear multiram. This then goes to the suppressor. Can break off the suppressor. I emphasise the colour because it is a permanent live rather than a ground, so if you find it detached, for the love of God, DO NOT ground it :D (this thin wire becoming detached is unlikely to be your problem, but obviously not a good idea to leave it waving around...)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21077 on: 17 October 2020, 20:53:12 »

Will have a poke around there as soon as I can and report back.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21078 on: 18 October 2020, 10:15:26 »

Did you disprove the coil pack?  Loom faults do happen, but are surprisingly rare on the Omega, bar the boot and front electrics (fog lights, temp sensor, horn etc)

The compression is probably slightly lower on that cylinder due to a bit of bore wash if its not firing properly.


Don't discount the plug being faulty either.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21079 on: 18 October 2020, 10:21:48 »

The compression is probably slightly lower on that cylinder due to a bit of bore wash if its not firing properly.


Don't discount the plug being faulty either.


While a worn out plug is obvious, a faulty new(ish) one could easily look OK. 2 on a replacement would be a sensible precaution.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21080 on: 18 October 2020, 13:56:28 »

Havent yet disproved coil pack or plugs. Im still working on the basis that it only happened after I changed the cambelt, so is likely to be related to that. Bearing in mind that I have checked the cam timing again and found it to be spot on, my current favourite is DG,s theory on the engine wiring loom as that was disturbed during the process.
After that it will be check engine earth, swap coil packs, then....................anyone want to buy a V5 Omega ?  :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21081 on: 18 October 2020, 16:09:29 »

Havent yet disproved coil pack or plugs. Im still working on the basis that it only happened after I changed the cambelt, so is likely to be related to that. Bearing in mind that I have checked the cam timing again and found it to be spot on, my current favourite is DG,s theory on the engine wiring loom as that was disturbed during the process.
After that it will be check engine earth, swap coil packs, then....................anyone

 Drive it to hoofland, and I'll pay ya bus fare home, best I can offer. ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21082 on: 18 October 2020, 17:33:07 »

Cam cover gaskets done and breathers cleaned. Also found a fixed a vac leak and rerouted the vac pipes to what I think is now correct.

Zeke has repaid me by making his exhaust blow even louder than it was... Once unSORNed next month I will be taking a trip to the welderd.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21083 on: 18 October 2020, 17:45:37 »

Drove it 481 miles  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21084 on: 18 October 2020, 17:49:45 »

Been fighting with the brake pad holder on drivers side, the bolts are rusted so been soaking it in penetrating fluid. Still got to clean up the front struts, to remove them aswell and weld in some new metal in a hole I found.  Not even looked at rocker covers. :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21085 on: 18 October 2020, 18:01:47 »

Drove it 481 miles  :)
Those diversions around the lockdown areas are getting ridiculous...

Don't forget to self isolate for two weeks :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21086 on: 18 October 2020, 18:07:32 »

Drove it 481 miles  :)
Those diversions around the lockdown areas are getting ridiculous...

Don't forget to self isolate for two weeks :D

It's very odd being one of only two people sitting in a hotel restaurant! Doesn't feel like any other installation job I've ever been on. Still, plenty of distilleries around here to get my Christmas presents from... for me lol.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21087 on: 18 October 2020, 18:52:56 »

Havent yet disproved coil pack or plugs. Im still working on the basis that it only happened after I changed the cambelt, so is likely to be related to that. Bearing in mind that I have checked the cam timing again and found it to be spot on, my current favourite is DG,s theory on the engine wiring loom as that was disturbed during the process.
After that it will be check engine earth, swap coil packs, then....................anyone

 Drive it to hoofland, and I'll pay ya bus fare home, best I can offer. ;D

Deal. :y
























Bus fare home from hoofland is just over 800.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21088 on: 18 October 2020, 18:58:11 »

Havent yet disproved coil pack or plugs. Im still working on the basis that it only happened after I changed the cambelt, so is likely to be related to that. Bearing in mind that I have checked the cam timing again and found it to be spot on, my current favourite is DG,s theory on the engine wiring loom as that was disturbed during the process.
After that it will be check engine earth, swap coil packs, then....................anyone

 Drive it to hoofland, and I'll pay ya bus fare home, best I can offer. ;D

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Bus fare home from hoofland is just over 800.  ;D


 What bloody bus you getting, a luxury 56 tour bus.

I was thinking more along Stansted express from Cambridge bus station..
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #21089 on: 18 October 2020, 19:10:04 »

Washed and waxed the little blue pussy.

My arms are ready to fall off and I'm sure I've missed a bit in the failing light but it's looking nice and protected against the winter.
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