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by Alan 480
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Quality fuses
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Quality fuses

:lol: on some of my early scrapyard visits in the mid=nineties when I had my first project 480, I raided a couple of fuse boxes on scrap 480s/440s so my pot of spare fuses contains some "original" quality fuses... David you can never have too many fuses, although usually none of correct size :wink:
by Alan 480
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Running costs
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Running costs

...and if you buy a car with a Teves MK2 ABS then you can throw in another 200-250 quid for the hydraulic accumulator! Unless anyone ever found a supplier other than Jaguar... :D look on bright side, if it was a part for a Mk2 Ford Escort you could probably add a zero, check out reversing lights on...
by Alan 480
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Running costs
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Running costs

...and if you buy a car with a Teves MK2 ABS then you can throw in another 200-250 quid for the hydraulic accumulator! Unless anyone ever found a supplier other than Jaguar... :D look on bright side, if it was a part for a Mk2 Ford Escort you could probably add a zero, check out reversing lights on...
by Alan 480
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Running costs
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Running costs

...and if you buy a car with a Teves MK2 ABS then you can throw in another 200-250 quid for the hydraulic accumulator! Unless anyone ever found a supplier other than Jaguar... :D look on bright side, if it was a part for a Mk2 Ford Escort you could probably add a zero, check out reversing lights on...
by Alan 480
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lifetime care?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lifetime care?

Lifetime Care must have had LOADS of 'loop holes' built in? no way could they offer such a warranty and still be in business, oh I forgot they're not really any more cos owned by ? ? ? even the C30 'anti rust' warranty was a piece of tosh as only covered rust from the inside out, jeez, must damage t...
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Running costs
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Running costs

Again, is just a rough reference - Don't get hung on a specific parts/part numbers. The rough idea is, you can easily spend £1k on getting a 480 to a good mechanical baseline condition. If it's not had any of the above jobs done, you've an idea on what it'd cost. Give the age of the cars, all of th...
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Running costs
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Running costs

Am I right in thinking it is an oil that's hard to find over here? When we did a full fluid service we had to import some Elf oil from France for the gearbox at least, it felt special our local motor factors had the correct spec oil in stock at £5 for a litre, I only bought one, nobody seemed inter...
by Alan 480
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:03 pm
I'm an OE kinda guy and some reflectors in fair condition, that I can invert if necessary, will do me just fine.

Fingers crossed.

Otherwise it’s £350 :shock:
ah weel OEM does have it's price :hopping:

I thought rear lights were 'pricey' :wink:
by Alan 480
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!

quick google came up with this https://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=223 https://classic-plating.co.uk/product/replica-chrome-plating-kit/ not cheap, but good if need a LOAD of stuff made shiny? makes Jeffs 'chemistry experiments' looks like childs play, or adap...
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide

C pillar trim on mine is with 'one way' plastic clips that sit in the two circular holes, so over the years things have changed?

I think also same metod of attachment on the 93 & 95 versions??
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I fit a rear washer nozzle?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: How do I fit a rear washer nozzle?

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:14 pm
The grey c pillar trim is held on by two clips, you just need to be firm with it!

David
by firm read 'brutal' :wink:
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 63
Views: 3939

Re: Snazzy's story

'old on lads, I've 'ad an idea.... Was just toying with the idea of getting these remade in some stainless steel, given their exposure to general road crap. I use the 'lightweight' builders ties, oK not SS but they are galvanised... https://www.screwfix.com/p/sabrefix-roll-edge-restraint-strap-bend...
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: front strut brace
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: front strut brace

Of course all this sprung suspension  crap is just a set of compromises between handling ‎and comfort. In my opinion Hydropneumatic cars are the kings of this balance. If I were a millionaire I'd have a 480 with Citroen Xantia Activia suspension built, or even their last Hydractive system before th...
by Alan 480
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 67
Views: 3633

Re: Oooops I did it again....

not excessive then (yet)

only one rear brake hose :wink:
by Alan 480
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 237
Views: 23217

Re: So, today was the day...

you have way tooooooooooo much time on your hands . . ..

looking good though :wink:
by Alan 480
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 407
Views: 35728

Re: Blinky 51/480

re you keeping the section of rear arches?
by Alan 480
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 67
Views: 3633

Re: Oooops I did it again....

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:58 am
Shall find the "running total" and add those to the bill, along with the rear arms.
best not to . .. . . .. :shock:
by Alan 480
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 67
Views: 3633

Re: Oooops I did it again....

heat shield in one piece!!!! mine is in a number of sections with some thin galvanised to 'kinda' keep the shape/worst of the heat in/off and it was a ruddy difficult task getting at the heads of the phillips screws, front one(s) cam slack enough to wiggle heat shield off (I think) I assume the brak...
by Alan 480
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 92
Views: 6243

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

to clarify, do you mean when you turn the key to the start position? Or is this just to an ignition on position? If it's start position, then its potentially either starter or voltage drop on the starter circuit. As you've got much easier access to the starter, consider running an additional wire o...
by Alan 480
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible sale of Celebration 467
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: Possible sale of Celebration 467

The sale to Martin (congrats), has foiled my grand plan of having two 480s without swmbo knowing. They are both burgundy N reg cars and because she does not look at cars too closely I had a chance she would not notice! Unlikely I know but you never know!! that would make life very easy with MoT, ta...