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by JP
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Rough running - B18FT
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Rough running - B18FT

Check MAF and ECT. Are the plugs getting black? Black smoke when accelerating?. This seems MAF related although it can also be ECU failure ( rare ). You should get 1L/30sec at the return hose.
Check throttle potentiometer also, and knock sensor
by JP
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!

Have you got excessive pressure build up in the cooling system? An open circuit will show a cold engine on the info-center so it´s fair to say that you might have cooling problems. It seems a head gasket failure.
by JP
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

I have found the best way to preserve/maintain they current condition is to apply wax the same way as it would be on the paintwork. Make sure they are completely dry and clean. Apply one thim coat of wax and wait untill it begins to dry. Buff it off. Aplly a second coat in the same way and it's done...
by JP
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

If the lights are ok (not faded yet), wax is one of the best method to preserve them. A good paste wax is the one to go for. For example, i use collinite 476. A liquid/quick wax won't last. If the lights are faded i would polish them first and then go to the wax method.
by JP
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

Through several years i found the best way to preserve them from UV light is wax. That common car wax :wink: . Silicone or oil based products will not protect from UV and will rise temperature leading to cracks and splits
by JP
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2164

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

I´ve been absent for some time and i think i must give my contribution on this subject. Someone posted earlier on this topic about the difficulty on reproducing the color on the lenses ( using or not color light bulbs ). Some years ago i contacted a Portuguese company in order to make reproductions ...
by JP
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM identification
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: CEM identification

That is a CEM 1 .. It´s from a mk1 480
by JP
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED - volvo stereo (picture inside)
Replies: 0
Views: 620

WANTED - volvo stereo (picture inside)

I´m looking for a volvo stereo as shown in this link :

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4586 ... it2hn0.jpg

Just pm me or leave message to:

jpcarvalho82@gmail.com

The stereo can be CR-4021 / CR-4025 / CR-4045

Thanks :D
by JP
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: oil viscocity
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: oil viscocity

Hi Gsa60 (Olá! )

Later i´ll post a pic of my 480 engine compartment sticker (the one with recommended lubricants) and with the 15w50

The same happens with my 740 :wink:

Just reporting the information i have
by JP
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: oil viscocity
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: oil viscocity

Here in my country, volvo used the 15W50 on the b180ft. Is the W50 that matters and it can be synthetic or half synthetic. The viscosity of the W40 is low in the hot range but acceptable. 15W40 is mineral oil, and not reccomended for the turbo. Fully synthetic oil is also not reccomended because it ...
by JP
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: oil viscocity
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: oil viscocity

Hi Steve, The original recommended oil grade (at least, here in Portugal) for the B18FT is 15w50.. Today we can say that is "normal" to use the 10W40 grade but, with that 10w40 oil the b18ft tappets will become a bit lousy. (and the turbo oil comsuption will increase). The proper viscosity to run th...
by JP
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Some parts for sale

up :D
by JP
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Some parts for sale

One more:

Original volvo radio CR-608 from MY91 480 - 30€ :)

here´s a picture

Image
by JP
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Looking for CR-4025
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Looking for CR-4025

Is there someone with a CR4025 or CR4045 radio, interested to sell it?

The radio doesn´t need to be working, as i can repair it.

Thanks in advance :)

Jp
by JP
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Some parts for sale

Early info-switch sold :)

I accept paypal :wink:
by JP
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: info centre - SPEED AVG , FUEL AVG and FUEL INIT
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: info centre - SPEED AVG , FUEL AVG and FUEL INIT

If you speedo doesn´t work, the info center cannot calculate mpg and speed averages. Check your speed sensor, placed in gearbox
by JP
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: info centre - SPEED AVG , FUEL AVG and FUEL INIT
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: info centre - SPEED AVG , FUEL AVG and FUEL INIT

Sounds to me that you have a broken track on the master board behind, or a faulty MFU (the central board placed in the middle/behind).
Don´t you have a spare info-center cluster to test?
by JP
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Some parts for sale

Digital clock, sold :wink:

New addiction:
100% functional, very nice condition CEM (removed from a my89 Turbo with 62kkm) : 79€
by JP
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Some parts for sale

You got pm :wink:
by JP
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Some parts for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Some parts for sale

Hi :D I have some parts to sell :wink: Digital clock (working & in great shape) - 20€ Rev counter ( 1x1000 ) - 10€ info-center switch (the early "my86", like new) - 10€ Auxiliary water pump (Turbo - very good) - 30€ ABS pump with accumulator (from my 88 turbo) - 65€ volvo & 480ES badges ( great shap...