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by edie_fox
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

:hopping: Yay.

I'll meet you all from Tattersall for the rest of the day and meal.

Any weekend is good for me. Dependant on which weekend it falls on, I'll bring Fox too if he's home. I'm sure he'll love it! :P
by edie_fox
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Skandix = thieves
:lol: I did know your thoughts!
by edie_fox
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

I don't know where everyone stands on the Skandix front but... they say they offer both. Not sure of the going rate over here; weather these are highly priced or not. :)

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/bo ... ?f=s240274
by edie_fox
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Is it electrical.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Is it electrical.....?

Haha. I'm £3000 in 480 advice debt already! He's going in to the auto elecs soon. The headache of my other car dying today is bigger than this one now! Thank you all so much for the ideas and clues and possibilities though. Will mention it all!
by edie_fox
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Is it electrical.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Is it electrical.....?

Starts with a jump but not with its own battery. When you attached the jump leads did you put the leads directly on the battery or negative to the engine block? If it happens again put a jump lead from the battery to the block and see if that works, would point at an earth strap fault. Could be you...
by edie_fox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ‘89 ES - Cadwell Park
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: ‘89 ES - Cadwell Park

we demand pictures!!!! Oh.... there was one on here.... it’s gone. I’ll add again! http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/Evegray/54F3822E-C5FF-4D45-987B-64AB5E362558_zps02tcetau.jpg I think photobucket or the forum is having a paddy.... it’s linked but not showing in preview either now..... come b...
by edie_fox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Is it electrical.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Is it electrical.....?

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:26 pm
ok, get yourself onto eBay/amazon and gets yourself a nice cheap multimeter. Nothing more than £10 will suffice.

Armed with one, we can do much more troubleshooting....
OK, will do. On it right this minute. Will report back!
by edie_fox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Is it electrical.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Is it electrical.....?

Again, car didn't start after getting wet. By wet, I just mean 'being in the rain'. It turns over once but then on the next try all you get is a fully dead, slight ticking around the ignition and zero dash lights. Luckily, I was at a race circuit this time so there were many helpful people on hand w...
by edie_fox
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: ‘89 ES - Cadwell Park
Replies: 2
Views: 125

‘89 ES - Cadwell Park

Worst weather for any kind of turnout but out of the 8 cars that did show up, there was mine and another 480. :)
Not found the owner yet but low miles.
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by edie_fox
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Reasonable Red 2.0L ES - Stoke-on-Trent
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Reasonable Red 2.0L ES - Stoke-on-Trent

Good starting point for anyone looking to start out on their 480 journey..... or get back into it!
1993, 80,000 miles. Not too shabby and not too much of a chancers asking price but MOT due August. :)

https://www.gumtree.com/p/volvo/volvo-4 ... 1345951454
by edie_fox
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Set of Mats on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Set of Mats on eBay

Maybe good enough if you have nothing and are looking for something original to use.

Would need collection from Southampton but I'm sure there are ways! Meetings/nice members :)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-440-46 ... SwfjZdLG4V
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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 1552

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...