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  1. Have you checked the side repeaters on the front wings or mirrors?
  2. The first thing I would check is the Battery condition and charge, also check the Battery leads and terminals are in good condition and tight After that I would look at the key fob as it looks to be damaged previously Do you have another key fob for the car?
  3. Maybe worth buying a cheap ELM327 scanner off eBay and link to your phone to pull up a fault code and go from there. No chance of a slight blow on the exhaust system as this can flag a code of air leak?
  4. Are the turbo variable vanes gummed up with carbon? if so then apply a cleaner and take for long fast drive which usually sorts it
  5. Common causes include: - Vacuum leaks - Clogged or faulty Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF) - Faulty PCV valve or other parts of PCV system - Stuck open purge valve/solenoid - Faulty oxygen sensor - Improperly installed aftermarket intake - Low fuel pressure - Clogged-up catalytic converter Read more: Catalytic Converter: problems, replacement options. I would check the inlet manifold for any loose or cracked hoses and also any leaks, spray WD40 around areas that if drawn in the revs will increase stating that there is an air leak Also check the exhaust system for leaks as this will also flag the code
  6. I'm sure it will get better when you start driving it Bought an Alfa Romeo Mito 1.3 diesel and many of the faults that the car was bought with disappeared after putting a few decent motorway miles on it
  7. You could always try swapping the leads for the temp sensors to see if the fault switches to the other sensor so you will know which one is actually faulty Also, you may want to consider that the turbo variable vanes are stuck closed/open with carbon build up through lack of use (e.g. lots of town driving will cause this) Use some turbo cleaner and then give it a good blast to clear it through and clean up the turbo vanes - reputable product through eBay listed below: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290806726128?epid=1142727766&hash=item43b56e7df0:g:1qUAAOSwy5Ja7ItN&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4J7PHUCAdQCK4TBq3D9AysWmUCZp4cnGtkVgKvKMGw7nDq3b8DBMda6ZlriB0ap7Ncstf2JSk3%2Fm6%2B%2BxtRQUvFOI2BztgsK9r6ZoZAUtLNz3NENKQ%2FJAIDsrb7kLPlUbjNYXyGamZa4BoUpWZTAemiPB2rUScXgajP7%2BalOUsC9VawfE4T59Zp4WzwoIzqRr5tT1YaV7QRXapdBQrqDU9eqBq1m6NQX5gjyFUQOrUdIJc5RpwjLtcagZkFIhhJKgruhBV%2BuagdzsraSxmnEb2yNX%2Blw9tv3ZLa1rxxeJkUOL|tkp%3ABk9SR8b0wNKFYQ
  8. Boost leak? Turbo Vanes sticking? there are a few other possibilities to examine before replacing any parts but look for a split in a turbo boost hose first (usually makes a noise which is either a whistle or if in rubber sounds like a farting noise)
  9. It may be better to go the metal valve route or even fitting a delete kit to remove the feature completely
  10. Maybe a rebuild could be the way forward if you can obtain the parts needed. Only a strip down would reveal what has failed to make it seize
  11. Hi....welcome to the Club Fine looking VXR you have there and big plans ahead then I would put it down to the fact that its probably being driven differently from the previous owner and just needs a constant clear out through spirited driving to clear out any carbon build up in the engine. Also run some cleaner in the fuel system which may help the situation. Let us know how it all progresses and congrats on a fine selection of other cars you have in your collection
  12. That sounds like a bad earth and the current is finding its way to another bulb Also, another common issue is that there may be an incorrect bulb fitted somewhere else in the car and it is back-feeding the lighting circuit. Check the bulbs are correct and check the earths!
  13. More than likely EGR stuck open.....has the fault reappeared again yet?
  14. usually the replacement sensors and valves sort this issue, would be good to ensure that the codes have been deleted from memory and also the oil quality has been reset - even an oil and filter change if it hasn't had one would help I'm sure?
  15. Heavier car, bigger engine, roads being travelled, traffic, etc....so many variables but the Fiesta would be hard to beat for economy, regardless of the age of the car. It may be worth trying a different route if possible to see if faster / less occupied roads make a difference
  16. How have you got on with this issue? Was it the Dual Mass Flywheel by any chance?
  17. That sounds very strange indeed! I have never heard of starter motors failing with this regularity, unless of course it is a stop/start and that can be switched off to preserve the starter motors
  18. Any update on how its all going?
  19. Here's a link to springs for Omega's and would say that a new set all round will bring the car back to somewhere near where it should be (ride height, comfort, etc) https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=vauxhall+omega+suspension&_sacat=131090&rt=nc&Type=Coil%20Spring&_dcat=33579
  20. Hi John I would try eBay to see if there is anyone breaking an earlier model and has the ignition barrel and key What is wrong with the original one you have?
  21. Yes you are! 1First generation (1980–1984) 2Second generation (1984–1991) 3Third generation (1991–1998) 4Fourth generation (1998–2004) 5Fifth generation (2004–2010) 6Sixth generation (2009–2016) 7Seventh generation (2015–2021)
  22. You could try fishing line behind the trims and this cuts through the adhesive tape and if you hit a resistance then this is probably a retaining clip/pin
  23. You could bypass the microswitch but you would have to ensure the doors could be unlocked at any time (safety and MOT requirement for doors to be opened internally and externally)
  24. Usually gear knobs either unscrew (anticlockwise) or pull directly upwards (but ensure your face is not directly above when doing this - been there before)
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