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by Alan 480
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

or these? https://www.machinemart.co.uk/machine-mart-offers/garages-price-crash/?da=1&TC=HPB-GaragesPCNov2019 maybe a bit too big for a drive, but room to move around the car? 'looks' robust? might well be EXACTLY the same but in a different colour(s) ? lots of Tool Station/machine mart/Screwfix/hil...
by Alan 480
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Anyone had experience with these types of garage?

what material is this made from

UV light tends to trash the 'canvas'. . . .
by Alan 480
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

brinkie wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:28 am
His name is Alan, not Marvin. :lol: "A 480 makes me so depressed." :rofl:
:hopping:
by Alan 480
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

brinkie wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 am
Look for "Simple Tone Generator"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ator&hl=en
Robert

i did get one but the phone wouldn't send the output to the headphones socket :-(
hence the lap-top :-)

Thanks for all your help . . ..
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 351
Views: 26122

Re: Blinky 51/480

Jeff

nope , photo is not displaying, linky wrong :-(
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Probably wouldn't have helped in this case, but in general I highly recommend the 'EE Toolkit' app if you have an i-device: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ee-toolkit/id391792609 It's a really great reference to have and among many other things has a fairly reasonable SigGen built-in. Thanks, but I'm...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

I can highly recommend the chap in Hungary , I have ordered dozens of cog wheels from him. thanks I was going to ask for any 'suggested suppliers' Hello Alan Which 480 are we talking about, out of interest? Actually neither, I have two spare speedo in kitchen! one from EVU, one from Fraser's 'spare...
by Alan 480
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

small update. using the mobile was a 'non-starter' can't get any signal to go to headphones as the mobile is looking for about 50 or 60ohms on the socket before it turns off the normal earpiece-speaker :-( a bit of lateral thinking and using a tone generator on the lap-top seems like a plan. (www.sz...
by Alan 480
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

The big ones I have yet to find out where they can be bought separately, the small ones are available for a few quid each through sellers like Conrad. are the big ones not the same as fitted to a 'plug-in' relay, obviusly without the spades on the base?? so if really needed they could be 'hard wire...
by Alan 480
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Very good, this is exactly how I bench test the speedometers! (I do have to cope with the same mess, though :lol:) Actually, there is very helpful information on the speedometer print itself so you won't need the confusing information from HBOL. In technical terms, this is called a silkscreen ( see...
by Alan 480
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2112

Re: Oil on speed sensor

If you also have an audio signal generator, just hook it up to the terminals and apply a 400 Hz signal to test the speedometer. Your speedometer should show around 120 mph. An Android phone will act nicely as signal generator, I am using an app called "Simple tone generator" (type 400 and then turn...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 207
Views: 16637

Re: So, today was the day...

so what is / was problem? ref the paint strippers yes they removed all the 'decent' solvent from it . . . . . should have bought a tin or four before it was banned?? :hopping: Caliper was swapped out - Was running out of time to investigate fully, but have still got the old one so may get to pull i...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Well that could work out quite fortuitous! glad for that info thanks Sylvia! has there been anymore update on release date? in light of my new found engine woes to be found over on my wee thread i'll have to watch the pennies haha just how many V5 do you have :wink: I only have two, but not really ...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 33
Views: 759

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

not liking the sight of the divots of 'shiney metal' :-(
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 207
Views: 16637

Re: So, today was the day...

"Back home, reset everything, AGAIN, and had handbrake. Was starting to think the tester was extracting the urine, when I checked the handbrake another time. No effort. It seemed that the caliper work effectively work once, then never again." so what is / was problem? ref the paint strippers yes the...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 351
Views: 26122

Re: Blinky 51/480

it might be that the new mounts have SHORT bushes or the new shocks have a rather long plain section and the thread is bottoming before it is clamping the mount? what length is the bush in the OLD mount? not sure how you can measure anything once assembled :-( you could measure the 'exposed thread l...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

If Jeff wanted the gauges for stock and a worthwhile sounding project, and Alan doesn't want the gauges in Nora, then the simplest seems to be if I take Alan up on his offer of returning them to me. They were my last spare set and yes, I did leave the storage cubby (or "wee dookit", which is what i...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Will/Jeff/James - if one of you does have the gauges and none of you is in line for them, I'd be very happy to take them off your hands if you let me have a price :D I think I might even have a spare sender, but as you say they are available new. Just the bracket to hunt down then... David David, a...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:59 pm
You can test in the car: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo48 ... lfdiagnose
James

that is a VERY useful link :hopping:
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Now Nilani has successfully completed her first mini-meet it's time to start thinking about some more detailed needs...obviously I am well aware that a 480 is mostly made of Unobtainium, so please don't laugh at my optimism; there's nothing to lose because if you don't ask you definitely don't get!...