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#1 OFFLINE   drum

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

After the death of my disco, I've been on a desperate search for a frugal diesel estate or van. So when a 2.6 v6 saloon became available locally, I had to jump on such a perfect fit for my needs.

It ticks none of the boxes except the most important one - the want box.

I've joined the omg omega gang.
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It's black, has leather, auto and is waftastic. I love it.

Only things letting it down are the airbag light, scruffy steering wheel and a couple of tyres by Kamikaze.

There is a hot smell after a drive which I think is the front brakes.

It's very clean.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:37 PM

Why does it have loads of receipts for £350? That's a very specific figure for repairs. Looks very nice though
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:39 PM

My 2.6 auto also had a distinct hot smell after every drive.

 

Hope you like it. What bothered me about mine was that it cost as much to run as a Lexus LS400 but wasn't a Lexus LS400 (ok, Omegas are cheaper to buy though...)


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:47 PM

OMEGAMPG.
I had to switch the display off the instantaneous mpg as it didn't make good viewing!
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:51 PM

OMEGAMPG.
I had to switch the display off the instantaneous mpg as it didn't make good viewing!


I always see those as a challenge to see how low I can get it. Fortunately neither of my current cars has that feature fitted
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

I had taken a wad out of the bank for new car purchasing and still had a fair bit left over after the morning omega buyage.
So off I set this afternoon with wife and child promising them a nice lunch in St Andrews. By coincidence* there was a subaru in St Andrews I wanted to buy so why not kill two birds?

Unfortunately, lunch took too long and th r scooby was gone before I got to it.

Who cares? The omega was wafting along nicely and I was enjoying the run. Wifey, who had taken against the car from the off was complaining of a different waft. She reckoned there was a stale ciggy smell and started breathing through a tissue!

During lunch and on finding out the subaru was gone, I started correspondence with a volvo seller in Dundee. A fool and his money are soon parted and this fool was in a hurry.
We stopped off to see the v70 d5 on the way home. It seemed good and I might go back down for it during the week.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:18 AM

Mrs PBK always, always says the cars smell of something or other. This is despite me valeting the things to the best of my ability. I can never detect any smells. Must be like those neighbours who complain about my cars but never ever say anything to me, only her. Funny that.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:05 AM

....and I might go back down for it during the week.

In the interest of marital harmony* need a lift?

 

You are not too far away and if I can help* I will!


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:12 AM

only car ive ever made the front brakes smoke on ....must be a bit on the weak side hehe



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:06 AM

I used to have a Sierra that stank of oil, it was pouring out the rocker seal and the through ventilation of the heater used to waft it into the cabin. I got to like it on the end, when I smell it now brings back happy memories.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:10 AM

Part of me kind of regrets selling my Omega, as it was a very nice example.

 

Then I realise I have just as much (if not more) waft in the Xantia, with a non-Vauxhall interior (no, really. I actually cringed every time I got into it) and twice the OMGMPGs. :D

 

However, it was a good steer and made a nice noise. Part of me wonders if it had been a manual... would I have kept it? Probably. I found the autobox on mine shite. It was far, far too keen to kick down all the time and rev its tits off.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 12:54 PM

In the interest of marital harmony* need a lift?
 
You are not too far away and if I can help* I will!


Thanks for the offer! Should be ok though.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 12:58 PM

I found the autobox on mine shite. It was far, far too keen to kick down all the time and rev its tits off.


Sounds like I bought your old car. This one hangs on to the low gears much longer than it needs.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 03:41 PM

Top motoring!

 

I've had two-an S reg 2.5 auto estate bought at 3 years old (when I was younger and stupider)-kept it for nearly 10 years. Replaced it with a T reg 3.0 Elite estate (lasted 2 years). The 2.5 always smelled a bit hot/oily-I had the rocker gaskets replaced and it did improve. Used both to tow the tin tent. The elite estate had an instantaneous consumption read out-lowest I got it was towing the caravan up the Heads of the Valley towards Merthyr-foot down at 60mph-7MPG.

 

Only got rid of the Elite because the Mrs used it around the doors and it was too juicy. Even had heated rear seats!

 

Omega owners forum a very helpful bunch!

 

Very, very underrated cars!

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:52 PM

Respect due. Is Vauxhall and is big.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:01 PM

Every time I see this topic heading I read Waftbarge as Wartburg.

 

Funny thing is, I'm only marginally disappointed.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:17 PM

Isn't that heat not just from the engine and autobox? Standard big petrol auto afaik.

I.e. all the your fuel you are burning is making it into that heat you can feel ;)
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:21 PM

Mrs PBK always, always says the cars smell of something or other. This is despite me valeting the things to the best of my ability.

 

Is it the smell of valeting products that she complains about?


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:32 PM

Thats Noice!!

 

Whats happened to the steering wheel? The interior looks lovely except for the centre part of the wheel.  Can you replace it without getting airbagged?

 

Still, that is a bargain and these are good looking motors.

 

Would.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:06 PM

Thats Noice!!
 
Whats happened to the steering wheel? The interior looks lovely except for the centre part of the wheel.  Can you replace it without getting airbagged?
 
Still, that is a bargain and these are good looking motors.
 
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Not sure how it's happened but the black coating has peeled off the steering wheel. I'm tempted to scrape the rest of it off and spray it black paint! Probably a bad idea.

The headlight lenses are letting down too. Does the toothpaste fix work?
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:28 PM

Not sure how it's happened but the black coating has peeled off the steering wheel. I'm tempted to scrape the rest of it off and spray it black paint! Probably a bad idea.

The headlight lenses are letting down too. Does the toothpaste fix work?

 

Try that tube of metal polish stuff (forgotten the name) and a new sponge (not an old soft worn out one)


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:07 PM

Cheers SD1. Do I use the sponge part or the scouring part?
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

Sponge part, the scourer part could be too abrasive on the glass.

 

The other thing to try is T Cut.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:26 PM

I used kitchen 'cream cleaner' on the Kia's  headlights and that worked a treat.

 

I loved 'my' Omega (it was company car) and had years out of it merrily blasting around at someone else's expense! I have NEVER been a fan of Vauxhalls and yet the few I have had have been great: Omega, Cavalier estate, Astra they just never seem to seep into my emotional core so I don't feel the love, but that Omega, even though I didn't 'love'it was a lovely car, was high spec (and everything worked and always did!) auto and was smooth and reasonably rapid but the fuel consumption wasn't great... but I wasn't paying! :)


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 04:56 PM

Looks a nice one, I'm breaking a mint 2.6 at the minute and can supply a steering wheel airbag for cheaps , hot smell may be the rocker cover leaking into the plug wells a very common issue. I know these inside out if you need any tips , I've had 6 and broke up a dozen at least


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:52 PM

Covering coming off the steering wheel?  TADTS.  They have the same 'soft touch' covering on bits of the door cards too and that peels off.  I found the Omega disappointing because they feel nice and solid and aren't a terrible looking thing.  Inside they're cramped and dark, uninspiring and everything is just far too chunky.  To drive they have the feel of a car designed to be admired by ham-fisted middle managers that haven't the budget to stretch to an entry level BMW... my apologies if you're a ham-fisted middle manager.



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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:02 AM

This is sitting gathering bird shit in my shed. Has been since I bought it. Any interest here?

An mot will obviously help so I'll pluck up some arsedness and put it in for one.

If I get a years mot, how does £400 sound?
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:29 AM

Roll up roll up...Hot Roffle action  here...???????


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