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by Alan 480
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

MisterH wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol:
wot 480 not a 'real' Volvo . . .. . .
same as C30/S40/V50 being Ford, earlier S40 being a Mitsubishi ?
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

MisterH wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:34 pm
Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:43 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Is your light Prism in correctly?

Looks back to front?
too high up and should be under the plastic? ie teh large section of clear should nOT be visible?
I thought it was looking a bit odd :nuts:

Is there a reference photo of what it SHOULD look like?
Jeff's 1133 post?
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Is your light Prism in correctly?

Looks back to front?
too high up and should be under the plastic? ie teh large section of clear should nOT be visible?
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

I think that your holder is trashed, it appears to have lot sof splits where teh forks pass through the plastic :-( nearly impossible to repair in situ, epoxy? or buy some ABS plastic electrical cases to make some section up from? lots of work for little gain :cry: not sure how well glue will hold i...
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

that's in fairly good nick, EVA is 'shredded' only the switches hold it in together :?
I thought you had used loads of two part epxy to re-build one?
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 54
Views: 1397

Re: First 480, first real project car

'might' still have a mount for the idle control valve, the rubber should warap around the WHOLE of the valve I'll have a look at week-end and you can have it (postage only) if none closer to hand. also I see that the pipe from idle valve to inlet has been 'taped-up' with self amalgamating tape, not...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 54
Views: 1397

Re: First 480, first real project car

I have done a bit more welding and put the bumper back but I'll make a separate post for that. In the meantime can anyone tell me what this hanging cable is? Guy I bought it from claimed it was a spare cable for another model. https://i.imgur.com/a7pavnS.jpg Also this rubber mounting here, for what...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Oooops I did it again....

Oh and the stud? Yup, now unobtainium! aye but that's an easy fix, if push REALLY came to shove a high tensile bolt would easily do, and there is the option to add a thin lock nut (if you use a srud vs bolt) to trap the stud, as long as you do both sides then the geometry is unlikely to be affected...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

The fuse box lid does keep popping open, some worse than others. I removed the corrugated plastic sleeve from the cables where the duck under the steering column, carefully cutting the insuating tape. I then made a hook from a piece of wire (about coat hanger grade) to attach high up on the steering...
by Alan 480
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: rear bumper removal 480ES 1994
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: rear bumper removal 480ES 1994

Took me at least several days once it was off, spraying and testing the screws to get the metal strips off. sod that , angle grinder to cut slots for a flat head OR chop the heads off :-) the end ones just bend the metal tabs off and then the skin will wiggle over it so you can get a grip of the re...
by Alan 480
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Favourite 480 memories
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Favourite 480 memories

I'm only on number three . .. . .. my rational reasoning was that they were the modern version of a Reliant Scimitar Se5a, which I had re-built, then had to go when got married as lack of power steering (and auto) meant SWAMBO could not/would not drive it, 3litres of finest Essex cast iron :wink: Fi...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9792

Re: Cold start idle

I'm not sure but I remember that I was told by an ex-Bosch guy who cleaned my injectors that it opens and does a little self test when the ignition is switched on.‎ I presume that it goes full open to start the engine. But I could be wrong. I don't have access to my Green books ‎where I think the I...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9792

Re: Cold start idle

I'm not sure but I remember that I was told by an ex-Bosch guy who cleaned my injectors that it opens and does a little self test when the ignition is switched on.‎ I presume that it goes full open to start the engine. But I could be wrong. I don't have access to my Green books ‎where I think the I...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Oooops I did it again....

not too bad price wise,

I might 'take the old ones off you' ? depends on how i get on removing mine!!!
by Alan 480
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 381
Views: 30712

Re: Blinky 51/480

I have got the hang of the diagnostic LED now so thought would see if there was any clues to help my idle problem. 2 codes are: 4-1-1 Throttle valve sensor: signal faulty 2-2-3 Idle speed regulating valve: no signal or signal faulty Suppose 4-1-1 will be oil in the sensor I have read about perhaps....
by Alan 480
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Oooops I did it again....

looking good , but still putting off tank removal? :-) you could remove the pump and syphon the fuel out? or is fuel flow not about 200ml/min with no back pressure? what are the plans for the snapped stud, drill our and insert a bolt/stud welded in from hub side? are you planning poly bush or ?? if ...
by Alan 480
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ignition barrel locked
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: ignition barrel locked

OK I had a quick look at HBOL and sadly you need to be able to turn the key to position TWO to be able to remove the lock . . .. I f it has stuck completely then you'll need to drill out the snap off bolt heads, trying to 'smash' it off will jigger the column, but I guess you could try and cut the a...
by Alan 480
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: ignition barrel locked
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: ignition barrel locked

I think they can be released, but maybe you need the key inserted?

I'll check with HBOL and revert with a private message if OK?
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 862

Re: 480 for Sale

zapcity wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:15 am
This is now available for offers around £500 as owner needs space. Will be scrapped in 2 weeks of it doesn't sell which is a shame.
sad day when worth MUCH more as spares than complete :-(
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Oooops I did it again....

I'll probably pull the upper rear arms off next, because there was a horrifying post on FB about the upper bushes seizing, so I want to reassure myself that I've tackled/prevented that problem. did the same on NORA but one top bolt would NOT play ball, N/S at chassis leg so it will be left until ne...