The cambelt and water pump on any car are an important and vital component to the engine’s health and well being. The workshop team at
After recent repairs to its wheel arches and getting high build primer applied, our 1999 Vauxhall Omega went through its final preparations before receiving its top coat of paint.
During the prep work, all joints were sealed and the car was appropriately covered to ensure the paintwork looked as good as new.
As you can see from the photos below, the rust issues the car was suffering from are now resolved and our Omega is another step closer to driving out of the workshop and back to its owner.
Following repairs to both rear wheel arches and sills, our 1999 Vauxhall Omega was given a coat of high-build primer.
This will help provide the best possible surface for the top coat of paint to be applied.
With the arch and sills now repaired, and the car almost ready for painting, it continues to make good progress through the restoration process.
After completing some investigative work and stripping the nearside rocker cover on our 1999 Vauxhall Omega, classic car technician Jon cleaned and reassembled everything ready to be refitted to the car. This included putting the intake runners back together and reinstalling them along with the plenum chamber and pipework.
He also emptied the spark plug holes of the oil that had leaked into them and then refitted the spark plugs.
To finish, Jon checked all fluid levels and topped up any if it was needed.
Lots of work has been done on our Vauxhall Omega over the last few days.
Classic car technician Jon has been replacing the front crankshaft seal as well as replacing the front rocker cover gasket.
This classic car from 1999 continues to progress through its restoration work and we are looking forward to seeing it back on the road as soon as possible.
The cambelt and water pump on any car are an important and vital component to the engine’s health and well being. The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars know this so they have replaced those pieces on the 1999 Vauxhall Omega.
Our workshop manager John has many years’ experience working on Vauxhalls so the job fell to him. John removed the timing cover from the engine to expose the belts and water pump which were safely removed and kept for reference against the new replacements. After checking, the new parts were installed back into the 2.5 litre V6 of the Omega and the car run up to temperature to check after all fluids had been topped off and rechecked.
This 1999 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 has arrived in the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ for our restoration teams to do an important job on the rare Vauxhall.
The team in the workshop have been asked to replace the heater matrix for the owner. Along with that, the team will also carry out an inspection of the car and report back any findings.