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by Alan 480
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2047

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also, I need to find one of these for the pop-ups, I am tired of fixing them all the time, only for the passenger side to flip down again... https://i.postimg.cc/R0WgWWv9/IMG-4040.jpg It is a simple DIY job to fix the relay, probably cheaper than finding another: https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/fo...
by Alan 480
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2047

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

with that display I'd suggest 'fubbered', but happy to be proven wrong by those with more knowledge of electronics :-)

might be a similar issue to the way that the info centre works (or not) when the bulb has blown?? if you are lucky?
by Alan 480
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Nilani - the latest acquisition
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Nilani - the latest acquisition

you do like the Burgundy colour . .. . discovered that the retaining strap had been broken off and rewelded, no sign of previous in paperwork so been done by previous owner and never recorded? just a shame they didn't bend the section they had cut back into line with rest of inner skin!!! all sorted...
by Alan 480
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Mint 440
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Mint 440

the 440 was based on the 480, so from that assume 'yes' :-)

interior obviously will be differet but driving proably all the same?
by Alan 480
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

not convinced the sound proofing is an issue, the other cars i have had are either naked GRP or sandwiched GRP

water is getting in from other areas?
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

That would be great, Had one mid 90's and would love one to surprise my wife. Ive old fords so not an oficianado of volvos be canny aboot how you 'surprise the wife' !!!! not often up in Macduff except fr Portsoy Boat Festival :wink: Fraser is near Huntly so a bit closer, he seems to know where car...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

i know, another one up here would be fine to compare notes with.

there was a white one for sale in glasgow, might still have the number, i can drop you a PM.

you can add 'location' to the profile,
I thought , no idea why, that you were 'south'
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

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

can you get access to one of those Infra red temperature 'guns' sometimes sold in Lidl / Aldi, if you have ALdi / Lidl in Denmark?? then you can check temperature across radiator/block/pipes etc or try and get a small probe that plugs into a multi-meter and use that? 100-103 does seem rather high, o...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

How often do these get stolen? I know they are undesirable value wise, and they will probably never rise to very much, but how worried should I be when out and about in mine/what precautions should I take? I think, very rarely. However, given that the only real deterrent is a flashing LED, they're ...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

not sure the seat is worn, maybe just a trick of light? is Duct tape not the preferred method of holding stuff in place :wink: Brinkie has better eyesight than I do regarding the tyre size!!! price is 'opening gambit' you can always reduce the selling price, more difficult to increase it? depends ho...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

sadly the end we'd probably dreaded :cryhard:

i'd string them up by their privates :wink:
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 8636

Re: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide

sorry to be thick, any tips on how to get the side clips back in place EASILY? I've added masking tape where each of the clips on the body are for the for-n-aft alignment but how easy is it to see the in-out ness ??? I'll tell you how i get on with adhesive, but three/four areas need to be done and ...
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

top notch price, but if it is really 50k and as clean and tidy around arches then that can save a load of grief :wink:
by Alan 480
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Dead battery and a busted earth lead?
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Dead battery and a busted earth lead?

Surely best option would be to run the 'new' earth lead direct down to the gearbox mounting or direct to the side of body rather than simply clamping to a rather corroded section of braiding? I doubt if you'd ever get the braid 'properly' clean :cry: assuming that the flexible flat braid still exist...
by Alan 480
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Engine Electrics

Update. Ref. my post of the 16thSEP. ... problem narrowed down to ' amplifier for the coil pack'. Has anybody got a spare one for sale? Still looking for this 'amplifier'. New: electrician added: 4-pin type required. given what Robou has stated, can you not search 'tinternet' for the Bosch part num...
by Alan 480
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:41 am
Earlier models had a side shield both sides; later ones (at least, 2.0 l) only had one on driver's side.

If yours is missing I have a spare driver's side one...
another VOLVO 'bean counter' cost cutting measure? :wink:

I'll maybe use a section of plastic bucket :-)
by Alan 480
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Hopefully clearing those tubes will help future floods. It is weird that the engine should look wet. Are the seals present from this picture?‎ ‎ https://i.postimg.cc/YCs9Xx4b/Seals.jpg I think the grey ones were not on earlier cars, but you should definitely have the black ones at the back of the e...
by Alan 480
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 8636

Re: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:54 pm
I used 3m77 adhesive.

Once down, used a paint roller to make sure all the wrinkles were out, then Laid out to dry “upside down”
thanks, much appreciated the type and tip!!
by Alan 480
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs
Replies: 38
Views: 6924

Re: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:55 pm
I’d be clearing the shelves!
i think they have a few boxes of the stuff sitting at back of store!!

half a dozen on display area
by Alan 480
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs
Replies: 38
Views: 6924

Re: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs

quick update

local motor factors have litre bottles of COMMA 75 / 80 gear oil with GL4 on label £5 plus VAT!! which seems cheaper than 'on-line' prices