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  1. lowrider dave

    lowrider dave Member

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    Can someone help - What's the relation between these models, I know the Carlton is referred to as the Omega A, but where do these models stand in geneological terms. I'm trying to work out a history of the Omega (UK and abroad), so if anyone has any links or offical information I would be grateful.

    Cheers
    Dave
  2. Jo

    Jo KIWI meaty girl...

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    Carlton as u state is the Omega A (Opel Omega on the continent) came in 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 diesel (i think) and 3.0 gsi 24v or 12v.

    The Senator (whilst sharing the same 3.0 24v engine as the carlton gsi's) is the more toyed up version, air con, cc, leather etc. Main difference exterior wise is a toothy grin of a front grill :)boff: imo) and rear arches (looks nicer than gsi rears).

    The Omega is the carlton and senator's successor.

    www.autobahnstormers.co.uk for more info and links to info. :)
  3. Andy K

    Andy K Cav3 God!

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    carltons & senators were made at the same time. Senator was a bit bigger and looks better.

    They were both stopped and replaced with the omega

    Omega were then stopped too ! Bloody **** people carriers and 4x4's
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    Jo KIWI meaty girl...

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    :eh :shake :shake noooo, they don't look better. tish! :bust:
  5. Gareth

    Gareth Cavweb's Past

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    shouldn't that read "looked better" since every one i've seen now is falling apart :) They looked great as wedding cars!
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    belsenthegreat New Member

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    they were, and are the bomb. I love 'em. Own an Omega, buying my Senator on Thursday!
  7. Mark T

    Mark T Gas Powered

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    2.3 TD and 2.6 Straight 6 petrol were available too.
  8. Marks DTM Calib

    Marks DTM Calib Omega Tank Commander

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    And don't forget that little old 3.6 straight six 24V twin turbo Carlton that we would all love to own, the Lotus Carlton.

    If I remember correctly the Carlton (and the last model was in its 3rd version) came in 1.8 carb(18SV), 1.8 injection(18SEH), 2.0 injection (20SE), 2.3TD (23DTR), 2.6 petrol straight six (C26NE), 3.0 straight six 12 valve (C30NE and C30SE), 3.0 straight six 24 valve (C30XEI) and 3.6 straight six 24 valve twin turbo (C36GET).

    Before that you start getting into the old cam in head engines and the like.


    Out of interest the C in the at the start of the engine number generaly indicates the presence of a cat, the next two digits are the CC i.e. 20 is 2.0 litre.

    The next digit is the compression ratio,

    G < 8.5:1
    L 8.5-9.0:1
    N 9.0-9.5:1
    S 9.5-10:1
    X 10-11.5:1
    Y > 11.5:1

    Next digit is the mixture system i.e.

    E = Injection
    Z = Central fuel injection (i.e. single point)
    V = Carburetor
    D = Diesel

    Final digit is a version type and there are loads of these
  9. TdiSte

    TdiSte Still proud to be a

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    :ROFLMAO: looks like its got more teeth than a Ferrari gearbox lol

    otherwise i always thought the senator looked like a super sized cav
  10. Marks DTM Calib

    Marks DTM Calib Omega Tank Commander

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    Got to say, liked the Carlton, bomb reliable and used to do intergalactic mileage (there were 2 Taxis in Melton Mowbray that hit 300K miles on original engine and box that the old man used to service). The senator was very good, much bigger, they did a piece on Top Gear once on them as a second hand car and scored them very highly, needless to say the dealers put a grand on the screen prices as a result!

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