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by Alan 480
Sun May 12, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sunroofs!
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Sunroofs!

WillC9303 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2024 3:35 pm
Occasionally there is a plastic arm that can snap (3d printed repros are available) and sometimes the drainage channels can clog up if not cleared regularly.
I have a brand new, unused one if required for a small fee :rofl:
by Alan 480
Sat May 11, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sunroofs!
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Sunroofs!

Our very first 480 (E reg) had amanual sun roof, but I don't think the handle looked like that, AND you could fully remove it without resorting to any tools (I think I di once but so ruddy noisy, it went straight back in) Personally I'd rather a sun (moon) roof as the car seemed 'brighter' / 'airier...
by Alan 480
Sat May 11, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Wipers (front) running at start up
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Wipers (front) running at start up

Jeff

OK,, that should be 'simples' as I'm sure I have a complete set of switch gear 'stashed' . . .. .
by Alan 480
Fri May 10, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Wipers (front) running at start up
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Wipers (front) running at start up

Folks A couple of times recently we have had the wipers come on ASAP the key is moved to the 'unlock steering' postion, no fixed method of stopping them, other than lock / unlock etc (better half made the comment and I had same issue today twice, then all normal) I know that there is an 'extra' supp...
by Alan 480
Thu May 09, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Dashboard fascia
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Dashboard fascia

Very hard to find, and even if you do, it’ll only crack again. FWIW I repaired mine with either a piece of plastic and araldite or GRP 'chopped strand type Isopon' (when removed from the car), but I also 'relieved' some of the fixed section to ease the strain on the outer as the vinyl seemed to be ...
by Alan 480
Thu May 09, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?

Jeff, I assume that you mean the inboard end of O/S ??? FWIW I managed to do this removal of either drive shaft, just wiggled the whole gearbox across towards the N/S (left side of car) with the engine supported by a hoist, but you could get away with holding the engine on trolley at flywheel end an...
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Vibration

I haven't checked them Jeff, I don't really know how to. Could point me in the right direction please? a quick easy check is to see if the ally heat shield above the rear mount has been 'savaged' by the upper mounting bolt, or you can try lifting the back of the engine to see if daylight appears ar...
by Alan 480
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions

Oh, I just remembered. When I first got the car, I drove it home and parked at which point I locked the driver side (left) door with my key, and then went to the other side to check if that door was locked. It wasn’t and the alarm went off. It continued for a couple of excruciating and quite embarr...
by Alan 480
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions

Ok guys! If I recall correctly, there are 3 cables there? Anyone knows what they all do? I guess one is for the high brake light, one for the window wiper.. But what is the last one for? Thanks for all your advice, guys! Happy weekend :hopping: you have three items on back window 1 rear wiper 2 hea...
by Alan 480
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:37 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

threepointsix wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:13 am
I got the gear selector thingy.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/235137314973

Thanks!

I hope I don't need to replace the rubber on the nut, I can't find the part.
I 'think' that the rubber thingy is an 'option' :wink: mine is well past it best by date and was only a dust cover (or collector)
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Manual Gearbox oil : GL4 ONLY 75W80 Elf NFP (or equivalent). From what I can fathom, you are running ATF in a manual box, so rectify that first! aye I'd suggest a quick oil change, ATF is thin so that would seem the 'reverse problem' :? ie most gearboxes as are tad 'sticky' if oil is thicker? I put...
by Alan 480
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Upgrade from hub to no hub
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Upgrade from hub to no hub

Douglas wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:27 pm
I've come to the conclution that it should not be a problem to fit a hub to a non hub car. I'll update when I've done the upgrade.


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aye if item 12 or 20 can be removed/destroyed .. . . ., mine appear as a 'fused' item :shock:
by Alan 480
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Upgrade from hub to no hub
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Upgrade from hub to no hub

The whole hub assembly bolts to the axle with 4 bolts. Very simple to swap over. assuming that the bolts can be removed, there might or might not be the remains of a hexagon on th eback of the last three I've had so best to assume use of angle grinder to remove? I think that they are bolted from ou...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Coat hangers
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: Coat hangers

PM replied. Thanks a lot Marek! Should be reproduced though. I have no experience with molding and silicone and stuff, but would take 2 sets just to send it out to someone with reproduction skills As Jeff linked to the hard plastic part is a doddle to print in 3D but the 'soft part' is a bummer as ...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED headlamps
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: LED headlamps

I admire the thought & effort, but given the limited miles the 480 now covers I'll just stick with the existing bulbs as I think i have only ever replaced ONE headlight bulb over the last ten or fifteen years, :hopping: maybe been lucky but it was the 'high bright' DRL that used to get chewed throug...
by Alan 480
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Power Steering Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Power Steering Hoses

Just read this again and maybe I've misunderstood something. I thought the 10mm thread was to go directlu into the rack. Now I'm wondering the the rack has permanent 10mm steel pipes which I will need to use a compression joint to join onto the hose, hence a 3/8 hose end to a 3/8-10mm thread adapte...
by Alan 480
Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Power Steering Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Power Steering Hoses

I checked the pump I have here and it is M16 thread so an option is to convert from rigid-flexible-rigid to flexible-rigid. With banjo at pump if you can arrange the flexible to go horizontal towards battery and then down under sump, or a right angle fitting, make sure it is the style that 'spins' t...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Power Steering Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Power Steering Hoses

On mine, the metal pipe is corroded as it goes into the top of the pump. Not sure of the thread but the fitting is 17mm AF. I assume this is the pressure line as the other one is rubber hose with a crimp. Did you have to flare the stainless steel pipe? I have brake pipe flaring tools but nothing la...
by Alan 480
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Power Steering Hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Power Steering Hoses

Chris I sourced the FLEXIBLE sections from 'Hydraulic mega store', about £25 for the flexible and then similar for various fittings they also supply steel tube and all the fittings, all at reasonable price, if you are OK to DIY :wink: I had planned to fit these to some RIGID STAINLESS pipe a friend ...
by Alan 480
Sun Mar 17, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Welcome Seymour
Replies: 40
Views: 45421

Re: Welcome Seymour

aye 670 miles it would be cheaper to hire a taxi? :shock: I got advisory for 'brake lines covered in grease, or similar', I guess I'll have to bite the bullet this summer and do the main front to rear, all the front ones that cross the 'down, across, up etc around tunnel' have been done, these are a...