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by Melvin480
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange) SOLD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange)

Still availble. Two forum members were interested, but after discussing the price incl. shipping they didn't respond to any message anymore (waited more than two weeks).
by Melvin480
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange) SOLD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange)

Up. And lowered the price a bit.
by Melvin480
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange) SOLD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 871

For Sale: Richmod ECU (orange) SOLD!!

I have an orange (dual layer) ECU which has the well known Richmod.

Price: 130Euro excl. postage. I can send it to anywhere in Europe.
by Melvin480
Wed May 09, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Sensor question
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Sensor question

It is a heater element. To prevent formation of ice in the winter from condensed water vapour from the breather. You can imagine what would happen if a piece of ice falls into the turbo.
by Melvin480
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: one for all you turbo guys need advice on this...
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: one for all you turbo guys need advice on this...

Take a look here: http://www.volvo480forum.com/index.php/topic,5238.msg60557.html#msg60557 You are missing part nummer 1 and 2 in the picture: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rb5DnhO93kc/T3IZq3x5WeI/AAAAAAAABKk/tIXBgb7CB7k/s800/breather%2520valve.jpg Hose number 2 is connected to the inlet manifo...
by Melvin480
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: one for all you turbo guys need advice on this...
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: one for all you turbo guys need advice on this...

The plastic pipe piece on top of the oil seperator shouldn't be there. There should be a valve instead, which also had two pipes. On should be connected to the hose like in the picture. The other should be connected to the plugged opening in the manifold, underneath the hose from the idle valve. Don...
by Melvin480
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Now breaking a 1996 480 celebration.
Replies: 42
Views: 2322

Re: Now breaking a 1996 480 celebration.

You can contact member V480TI for new seals (both sidemarker and rear cluster).
by Melvin480
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Rear Lights - Few Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Rear Lights - Few Questions

The earth of the rear lights is underneath the left rear light. There is an earthpoint, which can be corroded if water has leaked on it. It can also be a bad connection in the connector to the light units itself. The lights should come out when you remove the three nuts. But if the lights are sealed...
by Melvin480
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: MK1 ABS problem
Replies: 9
Views: 5989

Re: MK1 ABS problem

I hope this problem is already solved, but otherwise: When I had problems with my '89 turbo's ABS, this what I experienced. Purely ABS problems: only (ABS) light turned on. Brakefluid problems: (!) and (ABS) light turned on. When there is a problem with the brake fluid level (too low OR too high) it...
by Melvin480
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: why wont you idle you b*****d!
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: why wont you idle you b*****d!

Has anyone tried this with the old style idle valves? I have a idle valve that has the air inlet after the intercooler. I also have a new air hose after the MAF with the, at this moment plugged off, hole for the new type hose to the idle recirc valve. Can I convert the old system to the new one, usi...
by Melvin480
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Help! Alternator replaced now speedo doesn't work!
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Have you connected the info center earth wire again? This (I think brown-blue) wire is supposed to be connected at the B- terminal of the alternator or connected close to the alternator to the engine.
by Melvin480
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale: Spare parts from crashed volvo 480 ES
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

This is the link he is trying to post:
http://www.volvoclub-bg.com/forum/viewt ... =12&t=9188
by Melvin480
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lambda Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

I've installed the cheap sensor last week. Removing the old sensor was quite difficult, as it was stuck solid and required a lot of force to make the first whole turn. It was still the original one, 93000km and 15 years rusted in place. The new sensor works really well with the 2L engine. After some...
by Melvin480
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problems with crankshaft pulley after cambelt change.
Replies: 18
Views: 4292

A short question that fits more in this topic than in a new one: To loosen (or tighten) the pulley bolt, you have to make sure the crankshaft doesn't rotate. Is it possible to use the inserted drillbit to lock the crankshaft for this purpose? Or is the drillbit part only for holding the crankshaft a...
by Melvin480
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale - Cruise Control Unit / Relay for Volvo 400 series
Replies: 10
Views: 2544

Re: .

I think it has nothing to do with having an infocenter or not. This CC computer is for cars of the Volvo 400 series with a mechanical speed signal. The 480 uses an electronical speed signal, with or without infocenter. If you have an 480S, you can swap the dash for one with an infocenter (and addin...
by Melvin480
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: ignition lock change
Replies: 12
Views: 5981

4 remove the black plastic housing from around the steering wheel by loosening the two crosspoint screws and unclipping each side http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd271/glasgowjim/raffa/raffa014.jpg Remember there is a third screw/bolt which is at the underside of the cover. Very good how to, hop...
by Melvin480
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale - Cruise Control Unit / Relay for Volvo 400 series
Replies: 10
Views: 2544

I think it has nothing to do with having an infocenter or not. This CC computer is for cars of the Volvo 400 series with a mechanical speed signal. The 480 uses an electronical speed signal, with or without infocenter. If you have an 480S, you can swap the dash for one with an infocenter (and adding...
by Melvin480
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lambda Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

I've ordered one of the cheap sensors just to check how well it will work. If I dies after 10k km then I'll buy a better one. Here is a picture of the cheap sensor (left) next to the Bosch LS02 (right). The Bosch one is used and dead due to a broken wire to the heater, and therefore a bit black. htt...