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by owen080808
Mon May 26, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FREE - 480 STUFF
Replies: 0
Views: 877

FREE - 480 STUFF

Now that i no longer have a 480 some of my larger spare bits are in the way with no sign of becoming useful. I have a nosecone (in red) with a few scratches but perfectly useable/sprayable to match your car. And an intercooler, also in pretty good condition, no sign of cracks etc. I can email pics o...
by owen080808
Thu May 22, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Now SOLD! Have to say the finishing price wasn't quite what I was hoping for, such is the way with ebay i suppose. The good news is that its gone to a very friendly new owner, Kevin, who I hope will enjoy her as much as I did, and i hope also will make himself known here. It was VERY hard to watch h...
by owen080808
Wed May 14, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: CarPC Install Thread On Digital-Car
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

Sweeeeeeeeet :) looks very nice so far, keep going!
by owen080808
Wed May 14, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Bump again,

now on eBay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0233123054

with a very reasonable reserve ;)
by owen080808
Sat May 03, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Bump

Still for sale, just put fresh tax on her which i will include with the car. Price unchanged, a bargin surely? ;)

Cheers,

Owen
by owen080808
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - 480 Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

by owen080808
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: LV.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Dont know about the advert you're talking about, but... the idea that you cant be safer than in a big old volvo is not correct. see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ygYUYia9I ok its not very scientific and i'm sure it would be different if you crashed old into old or new into new but an intere...
by owen080808
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Thanks for the kind words (and pm's) all of you.

I really hope she goes to a good home :)

Cheers,

Owen
by owen080808
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tow Bar...and Trailer...
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

is there not also some towing qualification which used to be standard on your licence (i.e. my dad has it as he passed his test yonks ago) but where i having passed in the last ~5 years no longer automatically get the towing part on my licence and have to sit another test?
by owen080808
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Previous owner findings!
Replies: 33
Views: 5617

piper1st wrote:
Cerberus wrote:So no-one cares that I got hit in the head by a hammer then...?
:lol: ... where'd i put that violin ...

Image

only messin'!! Did you get a lump?
and its playing the worlds saddest tune har har har :D
by owen080808
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

FOR SALE - My 480 Turbo

For Sale: My 480 Turbo with a full years MOT http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/owen080808/480%20for%20sale/793c4b66.jpg The time has come for me to move on to pastures new, I've got quite attached to my 480 and I'm sure I will own another one at some time in the future but for now its time for a...
by owen080808
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tow Bar...and Trailer...
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

i recomend one of these: http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/tb-2-towing-bar/path/automotive-recovery-transportation-products an assistant, and a set of these: http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/tr200-two-way-radio-twin-pack cheapest way i found of towing a dead 480. jus...
by owen080808
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 2 'L' plates in Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

i spotted a lovely two tone (k reg?) in the city centre on saturday night, and got well and trully laughed at for pointing it out :lol:

what colour was your second spot ross?
by owen080808
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: What would you do while the engines out?
Replies: 9
Views: 1809

+1 for all the above things, you could also take the chance to goa bit 'dan' and give it a dam good clean :lol:
by owen080808
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: dumb question lol... wheres the starter motor located?
Replies: 2
Views: 920

there was a humerous pic on here showing diagramatically how it may be found... wish i could find it. The starter is located at the rear of the engine, underneath the exhaust manifold and sort of in front of the turbo. seriously tho, its a nightmare, i have pretty long skinny hands/arms and i could ...
by owen080808
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no boost
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

yep you should be able to spin the turbo easilly by hand. it is still worth checking for air leaks as well.

i also just noticed your location. if you're ever up glasgow way i'd be happy to have a poke around some evening if i could be of help.
by owen080808
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - 1995 'M' VOLVO 480 TURBO - Glasgow
Replies: 32
Views: 8428

I think thats a fair price for sure matey, its a shame to move on, but this really is a very nice car i hope it goes to a good home, good luck with the sale! :D
by owen080808
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Halfords
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

i recon halfords gets a ot of its business becuase its open when other places aren't, which is also the exact time that everyone is off work and able to play with their cars. its hit and miss, sometimes they have what i need and sometimes they dont, i go to factors first, but they dont stay open as ...
by owen080808
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no boost
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

wastegate stuck open? broken entirely? thats my best guess from what you describe, somewhat hard to test unfortunately. you said the actuator arm/rod was disconnected, did you re-connect it?
by owen080808
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Handbrake cable...just doesnt wanna stick...
Replies: 11
Views: 3594

adjusting the rear brakes on 480's can be a complete PAIN in the ASS i've spent hours trying to find the almost impossibly fine line between no handbrake and handbrake stuck on.

have you adjusted the allen head bold behind the dust cover on each side? worth trying before shelling out on new cables.