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#37771 ONLINE   spike60

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Posted Today, 05:45 PM

Finally managed to do a brim to brim calculation on the Omega. 32mpg. That's rubbish! I'm pretty sure there's still a fuel leak, possibly on the return line near the tank. I think I need to get that sorted. Computer reckons 39mpg.

I used to have a 1994 143bhp BMW 525 Tds manual which I think is a similar engine and it never did 40mpg even driving to the middle of France. Locally it did 32/34, brim to brim figs with no leaks. Auto's are worse I'm told.



#37772 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted Today, 05:51 PM

Finally managed to do a brim to brim calculation on the Omega. 32mpg. That's rubbish! I'm pretty sure there's still a fuel leak, possibly on the return line near the tank. I think I need to get that sorted. Computer reckons 39mpg.

Parkers which is a good guide for real world fuel consumption reckons 30MPG average for an automatic Omega 2.5TD estate.

#37773 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted Today, 06:05 PM

Terrible isn't it? The Honda averaged 34 on my last trip. Petrol wins!

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#37774 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Today, 06:10 PM

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It has finally clicked in my head.  There's a few people on my Twitter feed that I follow because of interesting car content and who follow me back, presumably for the same reason.  Thing is, because I live under a rock, I hardly ever know if someone is telly-famous or not until someone else gets excited about it and are confused as to why I'm not. So with that tweet above and the excitement from Mike's Dad who is a Turbo Pickers fan, something in my brain went CLUNK and now I understand.  It's like when I discovered Jonny Smith isn't just an interesting bloke with a really fast Enfield Electric, he's actually quite a well known personality.

 

So, the chap I sold it to is one of the mechanics in the background on the show, the name I couldn't remember was Adam, not Andy.  I also gather that essentially when it's not tv-time they run as a normal restoration type business and he works there so, yeah.  Anyway, thought you'd all like to know, perhaps it's exciting news for some of you?


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#37775 OFFLINE   FOAD

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Posted Today, 06:18 PM

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Just been offered this cheap, 1.6 auto with possible hgf/water leak. Should I bother taking it?


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#37776 OFFLINE   drum

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Posted Today, 06:22 PM

Round lights were the poverty pack on transits of that era. Virtually none have survived
That escort survived till December 1990 though!


I had it from '86 to early '89. 1.3 popular plus with a third gear that screamed at you.
Travelled up and down to a Reading in it a few times though, over 500 miles each way. I once got back to the car park in Reading to an empty space. It was found by the police later that night on the other side of town, none the worse for wear. Looked like someone couldn't be bothered with the bus so jumped in the easiest car to rob of all time. I took the rotor arm off every morning after that.
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#37777 ONLINE   Vince70

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Posted Today, 06:23 PM

Today I've had two new Toyo Proxy tyres fitted to the E36 and the garage told me the front pads are getting low but I've already got a new set of disks and pads sitting on top of the wardrobe waiting to go on once the weather improves.
Also I ordered a new camshaft sensor today for the car as I'm getting an error code on my cheap code reader and I've also got to paint the inside of the new wing with some red lead plus schutz before giving it a coat of black eggshell spray which I got free the other week before I fit it on the motor not that anyone would notice the one small rust bubble which is smaller than a quarter of my little fingernail on the original wing.
Hopefully then I think the car is then back to as new again till I find something else to do on it.

Also I had an all day appointment yesterday at the hospital which was about a 90 mile round trip and seeing I had a dodgy tyre I was given the keys to my fathers 2005 A class Merc and have to say I was more than impressed with it and it has buttons on the steering wheel and a stereo plus heater I couldn't work out.

I hope by driving a modern doesn't make me sell my Chod collection and come over all lease hire.
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#37778 OFFLINE   andy18s

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Posted Today, 06:26 PM

I imagine a 55 plate Merc is vastly different to 1 you'd get on a pcp....
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#37779 OFFLINE   Dirk Diggler

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Posted Today, 06:27 PM

I never know where to post what I see on the Irish site donedeal.ie; not sure if any of the eBay threads are, so I'll stick them here (or start a dedicated thread?)

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#37780 ONLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted Today, 06:40 PM

If you've got normal mirrors you could stick heating pads on the back of the glass if its practical. These would do:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...MgAAOSwcUBYHAD4

 

stick these to your washer bottle for heated washers


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#37781 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Today, 06:43 PM

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Just been offered this cheap, 1.6 auto with possible hgf/water leak. Should I bother taking it?


If cheap, yes. I advise caution. I bought mine with a possible hgf/water leak and initially it did only have a water leak, which then became OMGHGF. So... could get pricey. Remember these are still worth fuck all too. Make sure you don't A-frame it with a HAPPYJOYWAGON in the rain.
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#37782 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Today, 06:50 PM

I never know where to post what I see on the Irish site donedeal.ie; not sure if any of the eBay threads are, so I'll stick them here (or start a dedicated thread?)


Just put them in the relevant eBay thread. It covers all sales/auction platforms.
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#37783 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted Today, 06:54 PM

Parkers which is a good guide for real world fuel consumption reckons 30MPG average for an automatic Omega 2.5TD estate.


Jesus fuck, the petrol ex SVM split arse plated 960 24v does 27 mpg in mythical 'long run' mode.

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#37784 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted Today, 07:06 PM

My 2.2 auto goona is saying it's doing 37.something,and that's with a goosed thermostat a d possibly needing an oil change... I'd look for fuel leaks! Can you spend an afternoon tracing the pipe work and hoping it's blatent?

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#37785 OFFLINE   Chris2cv

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Posted Today, 07:06 PM

Yesterday my brother bought a new motorbike. He had been saving for months to replace his knackered one and had picked one with the best economy to try to save, as cash is always tight. He picked it up at 5pm, drove over to show me, on his way home. We chatted for about half an hour, then he headed home, stopping at waitrose for some bread.

  He emerged 3 minutes later (7:15pm) to find some bastard had stolen it! Apparently cameras caught them doing it, but wearing helmets. Several people saw it going up and down the road without a number plate. He was then stuck at Waitrose and has now lost his work transport as he traded the old one in. He will presumably eventually get an insurance payout, but has to pay £600 excess and is now in quite a hole.  I have lent him the Clio, as I have the stepway coming imminently.

   We then spent several hours searching the area, as it is probably kids and dumped somewhere when it ran out of fuel. Sadly it is probably burned by now or on the local camp site, where no laws apply.

  Really winds me up how we all have to work so hard to get things, but scum can just take them and leave us with nothing. Surely 2 and a quarter hours is the shortest ownership of a motorbike?


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#37786 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted Today, 07:19 PM

2 and a quarter hours is the shortest ownership of a motorbike?


Mate of mine bought a second hand Transalp and wrote it off on a diesel spill 5 minutes after picking it up.

What a shit situation, otherwise. Sorry to hear it.
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#37787 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Today, 07:22 PM

DW-,I seem to remember those beemer diesels were never very good on fuel but very refined and powerful for their time - can't have it all ways I don't suppose

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#37788 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Today, 07:27 PM

Finally managed to do a brim to brim calculation on the Omega. 32mpg. That's rubbish! I'm pretty sure there's still a fuel leak, possibly on the return line near the tank. I think I need to get that sorted. Computer reckons 39mpg.


I used to average 18mpg from the V6 running about if that makes you feel better, the petrol computer lies as well.
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#37789 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted Today, 07:41 PM

Our vectra will do 40 on a run but round the doors it's high 20's. Not sure it's economical enough to justify having over a petrol.

#37790 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted Today, 07:47 PM

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Just been offered this cheap, 1.6 auto with possible hgf/water leak. Should I bother taking it?

Isn't this the same as Ghosty's?


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


#37791 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Today, 08:01 PM

Yesterday my brother bought a new motorbike...


Sorry to hear about your bro's woes. Was it locked to an immovable object?



Shopping in Waitrose? Mibbie that's why the cash is always tight?
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#37792 OFFLINE   cms206

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Posted Today, 08:21 PM

Finally managed to do a brim to brim calculation on the Omega. 32mpg. That's rubbish! I'm pretty sure there's still a fuel leak, possibly on the return line near the tank. I think I need to get that sorted. Computer reckons 39mpg.

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#37793 OFFLINE   Chris2cv

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Posted Today, 08:40 PM

Sorry to hear about your bro's woes. Was it locked to an immovable object?



Shopping in Waitrose? Mibbie that's why the cash is always tight?

He goes in Waitrose half a mile from his house regularly,  and buys all the bargains at the end of the day (they close at 8pm) as they are much cheaper than the nearby Tesco! I didn't believe him, but have seen it myself when he comes out with a big basket  full of fruit for 50p !   Unfortunately, that loaf of bread ended up a lot dearer!

 

   He did say that the staff were very helpful and checked CCTV etc, , the manager even gave him a 4 pack of beer as he "looked like he needed it"! 


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Posted Today, 10:20 PM

Remebered i have this ratchet any idea on info?

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