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by Ade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Correct cv joint
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Correct cv joint

I reckon they’re all the same mate, only difference would be between ABS and non ABS, ie the absence of a trigger wheel for the sensor, the joints themselves are probably no different though.
by Ade
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Digi Clock and Orange Richmod ECU
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Digi Clock and Orange Richmod ECU

I wouldn't mind a spare orange ECU, just because.... How much do you want for it and do you happen to have the ignition one as well, modded or not?
by Ade
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello from a Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Hello from a Newbie

Welcome to the fun!
by Ade
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Lily's transformation
Replies: 86
Views: 6151

Re: Lily's transformation

Have you got to the bottom of your intermittent cutting out yet?
by Ade
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Rear Caliper Refurb
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Rear Caliper Refurb

Good stuff! Might have a go at this on my spare ones with stiff handbrake levers, see if I can't sort them out! Good work!
by Ade
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Final details for Mini Meet Saturday 7th October
Replies: 25
Views: 1621

Re: Final details for Mini Meet Saturday 7th October

Great day everyone! Big thanks to Sylvia and Al for organising again. Some nice pictures too :D Good to see you all again and I hope everyone got home safely and without incident! Glad the 'Mk 2 twig mod' got you home alright Rach ;) Quite something really, amongst a group of ancient, supposedly cra...
by Ade
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October Mini Meet
Replies: 60
Views: 3735

Re: October Mini Meet

I've just taken the last but one room at the oak, you'll have to get in there quick if you want to say the night!

Be nice not to have to drive back the same evening, bring on the beers ;)
by Ade
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October Mini Meet
Replies: 60
Views: 3735

Re: October Mini Meet

Hi all,

Haven't been here for a while, just noticed this! Looks good, count me in :)
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right ones?
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right one

A correct spark plug for starting the engine doesn't exist. I know that The plugs are ranged from warm to cold and the hotter the temperature in the cumbustion chamber the colder the plug should be. Hence me saying I would put the cooler plugs back in for a track day to reduce the chance of knock I...
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Parts of a 480 that NEVER break ?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Parts of a 480 that NEVER break ?

Never say never. Time will turn everything to dust eventually...

even Volvos but I reckon you might still find the remains of something like a 200 or 700 series several million years from now :)

400 series, maybe not... but hey, enjoy it while it lasts! :volvo:
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Parts of a 480 that NEVER break ?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Parts of a 480 that NEVER break ?

Anything you don't look at funny, breath on or touch gently from time to time :rofl:
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: How Many left Event in Aberdeenshire
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: How Many left Event in Aberdeenshire

Well done boys, getting those 480's out there :hopping: Would have been a bit far for us 'south of the border' lot :rofl: Hope you had a good day and the 480's got some love and attention from people...
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right ones?
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right one

but this way I feel I can be certain to have the right ones, they seem of good quality, and usually not expensive. Aiming to service Lily very soon, including a spark plug change, so if I remember I'll post up a picture or two on here of the genuine article. Sensible really, I'm discovering more an...
by Ade
Mon May 22, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right ones?
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right one

However, I didn't notice a big difference in the way the engine is running. OK, maybe I was over egging it a bit when I said "much much better" :lol: But there's definitely a perceptible difference I think, albeit a subtle one that perhaps only an engine nut like me would really notice! It makes se...
by Ade
Sun May 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right ones?
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Intriguing discovery about spark plugs-got the right ones?

To cut a long story short, my turbo has been a bit of a bitch this week, 3 days it failed to start when cold in the morning, flatted the battery trying and ultimately got it going by bump starting but with a horrendous misfire until slightly warmed up, by which time all seemed normal and it would st...
by Ade
Sun May 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 330
Views: 25150

Re: Blinky 51/480

I heard a similar story about Mk3 golf arches and used one on the old blue turbo a few years back, it was far from perfect but it worked. Looked reasonable in it's own right but you can tell it's different if you see it side by side with an original one. Be interested to see whether the escort ones ...
by Ade
Fri May 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My second 480...... project 'sleeper'
Replies: 116
Views: 19414

Re: My second 480...... project 'sleeper'

Ade wrote:shorter bolts and replace the upper spacers with a single plate with counterbored holes for the cap screws but this will get me up and running-
Way ahead of you ;)
by Ade
Fri May 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My second 480...... project 'sleeper'
Replies: 116
Views: 19414

Re: My second 480...... project 'sleeper'

Got a bit more done on the project today after work, needed a kick start, haven't touched it for a little while now. Decided it would be a good idea to get the engine and box out again, now that I know roughly where I stand with it and get my new mounts bolted in. I made some clamping spacers to go ...
by Ade
Thu May 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Kidderminster VEC Meet 4th June 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Kidderminster VEC Meet 4th June 2017

I will probably already be in Birmingham when you come past Northampton but I'm planning to head over to Kidderminster in the afternoon sometime to join the meet for a bit :) It's not far to come from Brum
by Ade
Thu May 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Track days
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: Track days

but like Rachel he wouldn't want to spoil Eva - she is very low mileage and lovely condition. but although I want to have a bit of fun I don't want to totally rag my 480! Herein lies the reason for good preparation of the car beforehand, if the car is properly prepared you can drive hard without ru...