27th Aug 2001, 12:41
I am on my second Omega, the latest is the 2.5 V6. I found both cars very good to drive especially the brilliant engine in the V6. I had an electrical problem in the first car which cut out ocassionally but V/Hall repaired it both times. The V6 needed a crankshaft sensor which has solved the no starting problem. Neither car used oil. I have recommended Omegas in the past and I would do again. My only disappointment with the V6 (both cars I had were GLS models) is that there is less safety equipment in it. e.g. no passenger air bag and rear head-rests. I also miss the sunroof.
8th Nov 2003, 06:28
I have owned a 2.5 litre estate for four years and the only problem in 85,000 miles has been a misfire that turned out to be Ignition leads, on this model they are attached to separate coils to each lead and are approx seventy five pounds for three, but note they are awkward to change, I am not sure if this design is used on the 2.0 litre model.
Overall I have been very happy with the car and it is a good handling car when driven hard despite the soft suspension.
7th Jan 2006, 15:01
I have an omega 2.0 16 valve and mine also cuts out on idle when it feels like it. but I love the car pulls well and only cost me £110.00 to put through an mot including mot cost.I'm thinking of changing it for an omega estate in the next few months.
5th Feb 2006, 05:12
Re: cutting on idle - my Omega (2 litre petrol auto) was doing this when I bought it two years ago. After cleaning out the idle control valve it's been perfect ever since.
27th Sep 2006, 06:04
1995 N reg Omega 2.0 CD.
I was speeding down the dual carriage way, just about reached 70mph when my engine has cut out. I have called out the AA. They have checked the spark, petrol, sensor...absolutely everything. My car is in the garage now. They are suspecting the crankshaft sensor and maybe another sensor as well. Once the car back on the road I will write again. Till then if anyone has any more idea I would be greatfull for all the info.
Problem 2:When the engine is on I could hear a noise which was like the cement mixer, always on the same rev. I have found out it was the water pump. But to get to it you will need the cam belt hanged as well. Hope this is helpfull for someone.
28th Sep 2006, 04:25
I own an Omega 3 litre Elite P reg. The car has done 114.000 miles. I have covered about 6000 miles in the last four months with no problem apart from a misfire caused by the coil pack breaking, which seems to be a common problem as I have owned 3 other Omegas that eventually had the same problem.
I am only 26 and the insurance is only 400, which I think is cheap for a fast 3 litre. I think it's a excellent car and will get another.