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by edie_fox
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Bilstein B4's
Replies: 16
Views: 403

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: 403

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: 886

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: 886

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: 886

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: 20
Views: 569

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: 20
Views: 569

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: 296

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: 296

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
by edie_fox
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Just added a really pointless, bumbling video that was not very well thought through before I pressed record :nuts: Nothing very in depth or detailed but, non-the-less, a little nose around a 480 never hurt anyone :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoWnpjsrNyY
by edie_fox
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:56 am
Xi sports kit ? Wonder what that was - maybe only for the 440 and 460 ?
If I remember.... I’ll ask them when I take it in. 🙂
by edie_fox
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Hello All :) Just a bit of an update since collection. So, two minutes into my drive home, the O/S wiper arm flew off the side of the screen and stayed there.....had to turn around and luckily the guy was still there, avec spanner to tighten! As posted in 'desperate for a part' section, the 480 Turb...
by edie_fox
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges

Seller isn’t based in Rotherham? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143206478397 Thank you. Sorry for slow reply, I was away :) Yes, he took it off the tailgate and listed that for me after three ' I beg you, please be gentle with it' messages haha.. ...
by edie_fox
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges

...Just realised, the Catalyser badge must have 'fell off' at the same time. :evil:
That was also there when I viewed/on images.
by edie_fox
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges

Haha, I've suggested a good soak in brake cleaner but may send yet another message hinting dental floss too! :lol: He'll be sick of me!
Thanks.
by edie_fox
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges

The 480 and Turbo on the O/S. I think I may have the guy selling a Turbo tailgate on eBay to try and heat them off and send.... fingers crossed they stay in one piece!
Will come back to you if not....
Many thanks 🙂
by edie_fox
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 Turbo Tailgate Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 304

480 Turbo Tailgate Badges

So....apparently these ‘fell off’ my new turbo this week.
Let’s not dwell on that frown inducing statement.....
Does anyone have any sat around? I am not a de-badger!
Thanks. :)
by edie_fox
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Take it to a meet in Netherlands - you'll have half a dozen Dutchmen under the bonnet adjusting everything as soon as you park !
:lol: That would make a nice change from me trying to do everything in life myself! *books ferry to Rotterdam....
by edie_fox
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Just comparing the 2017 auction image vs. the only image I took when I went to see it and not that much has changed really.....reassuring to me anyway! One other niggle is the N/S main beam unit is a tad wonky. Perhaps just need re-setting in place. Only we would probably care/notice it! :lol: Aucti...
by edie_fox
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto - Fox

Haha, I did see the snow forecast! Luckily, it’s tucked up until Saturday when, hopefully, it won’t be too bad for the drive home! I do have a cover but don’t really want that sat on it day in, day out. I’ll be very careful with that indeed! That’s something forgot to mention; the lights. They are e...