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by nick_ovlov
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Poppy the Celebration - AcidicDavey's Turn!!
Replies: 99
Views: 21292

Re: Celebration - AcidicDavey's Turn!!

those lights look a whole world better!

but remember, 480s had nothing to do with the swedish factory as they were built in the daf factory that volvo bought over in holland!!

Nick
by nick_ovlov
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: celebration number 63 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: celebration number 63 for sale

it went to a chap called ben just accross the other side of aberdeen. i was sad to see it go for so little, but i loved having it and im sure so will he!

he may join here at somepoint but as far as i was aware he wasnt i any owners clubs or on forums

Nick
by nick_ovlov
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: celebration number 63 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

celebration number 63 for sale

hi people, it has come time for me to part with my beloved 480. Its been a fun little car. suprisingly practical and even good on fuel! spec as follows: Metallic Flame Red with contrasting Two tone Black/ Grey leather interior. Flagship “Celebration” limited edition model. with full spec: electric w...
by nick_ovlov
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: breaking 1995 celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: breaking 1995 celebration

haha yeah ill not go into the reputation... its a shiney new flat i live in- mind you ive come out to my 480 a few times now and found dirty fingerprints around the passenger door handle! i hope noone is trying to break into my car :( i know steve. Whenever i'm next south we should get them together...
by nick_ovlov
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: breaking 1995 celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: breaking 1995 celebration

Alan my spares car is at my dads... mundole just outside forres! but im not home. if its any use i could see if my dad would be in to let you see the seats. or even failing that could be easy for pickup should you decide to go for them ill PM a photo of my good car's seats as they are the same style...
by nick_ovlov
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: breaking 1995 celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: breaking 1995 celebration

hi there, infocentre and cluster in good working order the rear struts are OK as in they hold the lid up but only just. you can have them for post cost if you want! interior is the celebration two tone grey/black leather- rear seats mint. passenger very good and drivers is good but with a 1p sized h...
by nick_ovlov
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: breaking 1995 celebration
Replies: 10
Views: 828

breaking 1995 celebration

hi folks, i have my spares car- celebration number 54 in white for breaking. as it is i've just about got everything i want off the car for myself so it just remains to get the rest gone and my dad wants it out of his back garden!! http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/munro_GLT/volvo%20480/2012-0...
by nick_ovlov
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no air con 95 celeb
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: no air con 95 celeb

aha thanks! for all i know it could be a duff relay... its at the very least something else to try! going to be even more blonde than i normally am: where IS the relay box?! haynes says its in the aquarium to the drivers side. I know this to be the case with the earlier cars as mine just has a black...
by nick_ovlov
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just bought a Celeb, few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Just bought a Celeb, few questions

hi steve!

welcome! i wish i'd known you were getting it i could have nipped down (was just south of aberdeen?!) and met up with my celeb!

enjoy the car, these guys on here are very helpful! for any parts you might need i have a breaking celeb as well... its infocentre works fine!

Nick
by nick_ovlov
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no air con 95 celeb
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: no air con 95 celeb

right- made a little progress! got to my spare celeb. swapped the vem in from that one (after taking it apart and finding the circuit board to be mint!) fired it into my car and the ventilation distribution works fine but on hitting any of the three air con buttons the engine idle DOES NOT change an...
by nick_ovlov
Sat May 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no air con 95 celeb
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: no air con 95 celeb

could this be relay based then?! also what is the vem?! if it is indeed dry joints then i can foresee a lot of work... or try the vem from my spares car. the system definately has gas in it. (thinking the compressor auto doesnt kick in if gas is low) Or would it be a move to call in an air con speci...
by nick_ovlov
Sat May 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: cooling/rad fan
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: cooling/rad fan

after some probing- i quickly found out its the switch at fault! with a wire i can get the fan to run at either speed! i'll get a switch off my spares car ( assuming it works!) and fit that. Interestingly i'm still slightly confused about the lack of fan when i hit air con. that must be down to the ...
by nick_ovlov
Fri May 25, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: cooling/rad fan
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: cooling/rad fan

yeah ive got white with red stripe, a red wire and an orange one. haynes shows the first two come from the air con (but the air con is not working just now :( ) and the orange comes from a switch- guessing the temp! i NEED to do something with this today because its 21oC in aberdeen and trying to ge...
by nick_ovlov
Fri May 25, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: cooling/rad fan
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

cooling/rad fan

been putting this off for a while now but with the 18oC plus temps we've been having in aberdeen lately i think it might be sensible to deal with it soon! the fan in my car (from memory) worked fine when i got the car but of late doesnt seem to cut in at all. Ive had a few panicky moments of seeing ...
by nick_ovlov
Tue May 22, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: power steering pump
Replies: 6
Views: 2912

Re: power steering pump

mine literally last night was making some whining when edging into a parallel space but then refused to do it when i called out the rac to look at it!

be interested to see what can fail and what noises it'll make

Nick
by nick_ovlov
Fri May 18, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no air con 95 celeb
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: no air con 95 celeb

ok thats what i suspected. ive been driving the car for several thousands of miles now with ac ON but no fan and no compressor cutting in! perhaps the compressor is seized and its just spinning on the clutch. theres definately a squeely pulley from what i can see as i doused the drive belt in talc t...
by nick_ovlov
Thu May 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: no air con 95 celeb
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

no air con 95 celeb

hi folks, i bought my car with known dysfunctional air-conditioning but now the weather is warming up id really like it to work! i have a reciept in the service history for it being regassed in 2008, and upon trying one of the cans of r134 you get in halfords the system would appear to still be full...
by nick_ovlov
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: wiring a gauge pod
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: wiring a gauge pod

ah right- ill go and try that once the rain stops,

many thanks

Nick
by nick_ovlov
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: wiring a gauge pod
Replies: 4
Views: 829

wiring a gauge pod

just aquired a gauge pod for my car: http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/munro_GLT/volvo%20480/2012-04-20135257.jpg just pushed it in just now as it already looks better than the useless tray that was there this is the plug that came with it http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/munro_GLT/2012...