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by edie_fox
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

mathrock wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:58 am

Y'all should definitely try to go to RADwood! I took my 1993 480 Turbo to the one in NJ in the US and everyone loved it!
Hey.
I did see their event and I was really interested in going but unfortunately we're away on holiday then so can't make it.
:(
by edie_fox
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

So, next question: Have you got a multi-meter? Haha, in a way, it’s good I don’t know anything so it can’t enrage me! I’ve spoke to the other guy who is apparently a really good auto electrician, ex- MOD of the kind. He said he can do it all. So I’m going to pop over there on a Friday afternoon so ...
by edie_fox
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

After calling and visiting around ten auto electricians in about a 20 mile radius, I find no hope. One guy said he can happily make/fit the earth strap/negative side but was a bit perplexed with the junctions on the positive side. Older guy, said he'd never seen those before. He also said, if it was...
by edie_fox
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Start looking now for local Auto-Electricians; Check local Facebook groups for recommendations.Ideally, You want someone who ONLY does auto-electrics. Scope of works: Replace and re-terminate battery leads and clamps. Additional Engine/body, body to battery grounds. Fuse install on the main positiv...
by edie_fox
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

ooooo you're into my arena now! Earth cables - You simply cannot have enough of them! see my post here . Don't bother trying to buy new original ones, or second hand ones. They'll all be unobtainable or crap. Same applies to the battery terminals. Any auto electrician worth their salt would be able...
by edie_fox
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

So, despite recovery saying battery was fine, it wasn’t. New battery has started it. But now I need to source a grounding cable and possible the positive cable/connection too as these are well worn and not holding as they should. He’s given me to part numbers: 3465595 and 3456918 Only had a quick ca...
by edie_fox
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Thanks, James. It's actually just gone (three trucks later!....I did tell them it won't fit a giant vehicle down the drive). He checked all over in terms of grounding - earth would that be? So we didn't blow up? (you know my knowledge is limited, haha). He disconnected the battery just in case. All ...
by edie_fox
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Well, the battery has power. He did discover the ignition is sparking when he turns the key though. Fuses are all good too apparently. It felt like something did ‘burn out’ with a but of a buzz when I last got anything from the ignition. Zero everything, completely dead so awaiting recovery to eithe...
by edie_fox
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

When everything is up to standard (battery, alternator, etc.) you should e able to leave the car for a month and it should start fine. Maybe your battery is just at the end of its life?  Hmmmm. I was using it once or twice a week. You did just ring a bell though... When I bought it, he said he coul...
by edie_fox
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Yes! Good to know it's not just me too, haha. It doesn't cause any issues for me and more pressing things to deal with so won't be stripping anything out to check just yet. I did finally get my rear badges sorted. I was gutted to go and collect it and find them 'missing', so really happy to get them...
by edie_fox
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

So, where to start.....? The good: Displayed at a couple of little shows: Brayford, Lincoln and Louth Classic Car Show. Hopefully doing Cadwell VSCC day in July and Kirklees Light Railway in September. He's been in to the Volvo dealership in Grimsby a few times for bits and bobs of maintenance. I in...
by edie_fox
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Bilstein B4's

Thank you so much :) I need everyone on speed dial! I have questions about so many things that I can never quite seem to find definitive answers to! :lol:
by edie_fox
Thu May 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Bilstein B4's

If one were to be a Basic Brenda, are the B4s and the Monroe springs what I would be looking for to replace originals or are they only recommended for people who want to take part in fancy modification behaviours to their 480? I don't want cheap, I do want decent. I just wasn't sure if these suggest...
by edie_fox
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Hi All Thank you all for a great day. My right leg hurts having that break from my Nanna driving. Never used so much fuel in my life! :lol: Heres a quick video of the cars that were there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_WAOodWC0w And here are photos (didn't want to upload here as thought it may b...
by edie_fox
Fri May 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Hope all goes well. It sounds like the throttle position sensor or the idle control valve not quite doing what they should, when they should. ‎‎ Well.....I made it to Northampton anyway! It seemed to settle down once I filled up and ran a little further. Perhaps the shock of new coolant!? I was dow...
by edie_fox
Fri May 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1208

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Topped up coolant....
Set off....
idle keeps dropping then increasing in queue then cut out at roundabout.....

Just filling up with fuel and hoping it’s nothing that’s going to have us on the back of a truck by 6pm :cry:
by edie_fox
Sat May 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Did they say why the coolant isn’t doing what it should? Seems a vague diagnosis. Is it leaking? Lacking in coolant? In need of a flush? I can’t remember exactly now but sticking their traffic light tester in it, I think it wasn’t able to keep cool enough.... Which makes sense as it does get too wa...
by edie_fox
Fri May 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 43
Views: 1421

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

He did his first show on Easter Sunday. https://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/Evegray/Volvo%20480%20Turbo/E742E901-936B-4EEF-BB3E-AD18E76B0A53_zpsrrnsl1mm.jpg Best news is that I got the go ahead to build him a garage in September. Very happy about that. :) Today we just visited the Volvo dealersh...
by edie_fox
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Black N Celeb - Bucks
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Black N Celeb - Bucks

Yeah, I did notice that :(

Looks like it's been someones daily judging by the MOT history.
by edie_fox
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Black N Celeb - Bucks
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Black N Celeb - Bucks

Thought I'd just post this as maybe Gumtree doesn't get seen as much as other ads.

TLC and a strong haggle session anyone? :)

https://www.gumtree.com/p/volvo/volvo-4 ... 1337794628