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  1. My 24v Senator had headlamp wipers. When the Omega was introduced they didnt bother putting them on it for some strange reason. Cost maybe ? Higher spec Omegas got headlight washers, which imo arent that useful without wipers. Facelift Omegas got HID lights which need clean lenses to be effective, but still only got washers without wipers. Omega also got plastic lenses instead of glass - a pet hate of mine, but seem universal now. Maybe wipers are no use on plastic lenses ? Thats progress for you.
  2. My 24v Senator had headlamp wipers. When the Omega was introduced they didnt bother putting them on it for some strange reason. Cost maybe ? Higher spec Omegas got headlight washers, which imo arent that useful without wipers. Facelift Omegas hot HID lights which need clean lenses to be effective, but still only got washers without wipers. Omega also got plastic lenses instead of glass - a pet hate of mine, but seem universal now. Maybe wipers are no use on plastic lenses ? Thats progress for you.
  3. I bought 5 litres of Mannol 10/40 semi synth for my Omega from them a couple of days ago for £11.43. Proper bargain.
  4. Met the Wife in 1980. She had recently written off her 1964 Mini and replaced it with a Viva HB. The Viva was rotten as a pear, often broke down, and finally the wiring loom behind the dash caught fire. It went for scrap soon after.
  5. Im still trying to work out how and why someone thinks that FWD is an advance over and is better than RWD. Its more cost effective for manufacturers, but thats about it. Hence a purpose designed and built FWD competition car is as rare as as a hens tooth in a pile of rocking horse shit.
  6. Funnily enough, I ve just started watching Car SOS, and they are doing an MX 5. This will probably put me off the idea.
  7. If the geo figures happen to be the same as the Omega (could well be the case) I can supply an alternative set of figures which make the car handle much better when it has a few miles on the clock and settled suspension. These figures were arrived at by Wheels in Motion (Chesham) owner, when the Omega owners forum was quite a big thing, quite a few years ago, and gave him a lot of business.
  8. I already have my own three cars plus my sons Civic to look after which more than occupies my spare time. The only reason to buy this would be to fix it up, if not too much work / time is involved, and then sell it on to make a few quid. I suppose the main question is - how many quid am I likely to make from it, once it has a fresh MOT.
  9. This is 10 minutes away from me, and the ad has got me a bit excited. It needs ( a little ?) welding and a bit of attention to the brakes according to MOT fail sheet. I can weld ( a bit) so not scared by that, as long as it doesnt turn out to be rotten as a pear, front to back. Asking price is £450, but what Im clueless about is what it would realistically be worth with a fresh MOT ? Probably need to spend not much money, but maybe a weekend of my time on it. It would be bought purely to fix up and sell on. Just depends what profit might be in it for me. All opinions welcome, cheers. Mazda, MX-5, Convertible, 1999, Manual, 1839 (cc), 2 doors | in Bures, Essex | Gumtree
  10. Personally I love it. It sounds gruesome but its actually pretty cushy. 5pm to 8am Mon - fri. 7.30 to 7.30 (either nights or days) at weekends. Unofficially we arent expected to stay awake doing those kind of hours, and arent actually expected to do much at all apart from keep an eye on things from time to time. I often do five nights in a row (mon - fri) so 75 hours, and then have a week off after. I did 13 in a row once, had three days off and then did another five. That was way too much and I wasnt really safe to drive to and from work, so wont ever do it again. Ive been doing it for just over 15 years, and hope to keep doing it for another five and a half years until Im 70.
  11. I should add that, as always, Im sure the wife will also have some ideas for at least some of my time.
  12. Finished a run of nights at 8am this morning. Not back in work until 5pm Friday. Hoping the weather stays dry and I can start working through the list of jobs on my cars.
  13. Join the Vegatableoildiesel forum. There is a wealth of knowledge & experience there. My setup was simple Kitchen sieve on top of a 25 micron bag filter. then through a 10 micron, then 5 micron bag filter. Had to keep it simple as it was stored in the boot of the car and filtering done in an outbuilding at work. I never found oil from any Chinese restaurant worth the bother. Always far to much fat in it to be worthwhile. Indian restaurants usually much better, and curry smelling exhaust was a hoot at traffic lights.
  14. I bought a red 1.6 gti off my mother in law 20 years ago for £75. Spend £300 on it and sold it for £750. I was well pleased with the result at the time. Like many other cars & bikes Ive owned, I wish Id had somewhere to store it for a couple of decades before selling it, but such is life.
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