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by Espada
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine won't start.......advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Engine won't start.......advice please

I would try to get the starter sorted and if then still no joy, tackle the non starting of the engine. When did the one rev per turn of key start, did it use to start OK prior to this. If the starter is on its last and drawing too much current it will fail to spin the engine as you have noted. As ha...
by Espada
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 460 remote central locking would fit a 480?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: 460 remote central locking would fit a 480?

Can't help with the hook up but I assume ABS

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Or plastic to you and me

Regards
by Espada
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red In Bury St Edmunds 27/2/18
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Red In Bury St Edmunds 27/2/18

Clean red 480 spotted in Bury St Edmunds, confirms some get used in the winter. Looked good despite the messy roads, mine travels a few hundred yards and gets plastered. I was delayed in traffic so had to take a conference call by the roadside, hence I wasn't in a 480 but explains why I was sitting ...
by Espada
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Front speakers
Replies: 30
Views: 3598

Re: Front speakers

These will work just fine ,with the four connections it will save you having to join the cables as they will just plug straight in. You have also noted the rear speakers only have two terminals, remember the second pair in the front are used to power the tweeters, there are no tweeters in the rear s...
by Espada
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Front speakers
Replies: 30
Views: 3598

Re: Front speakers

2 way speakers with the tweeters connected, yes fine. The other added bonus of two way is that with less items protruding in front of the speaker, there is more chance of the original grille fitting without modification to the panels. Fixing screws by keeping the speakers the same size as standard t...
by Espada
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Front speakers
Replies: 30
Views: 3598

Re: Front speakers

You can connect the tweeters to both the two and three way speakers, both will be fine. My observation on using two way speakers is that unless we hack the door to fit larger speakers, we are limited to 13cm (5.25"), basically why pay for the third speaker if it is too small or high pitched to hear ...
by Espada
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Front speakers
Replies: 30
Views: 3598

Re: Front speakers

You will find the sound the tweeters are able to produce will be limited by their size so although it would be preferable to have a crossover, they will have natural physical limitations. As far as connect or disconnect the choice is yours. I have just fitted some new speakers and connected them mai...
by Espada
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Driving from SE England to the north, advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: Driving from SE England to the north, advice needed

It is swings and roundabouts, I use the M25, M1, A1m and M11 most days of the week and there is not much to choose between them. M25 can be very busy, has a variable speed limit with cameras and often stops for no reason. M1 continuation of variable speed limit, however if the road stops around Luto...
by Espada
Sun May 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front bonnet not aligned and this is very annoying
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Front bonnet not aligned and this is very annoying

Just loosen the bolts shown slightly so the bonnet just moves and you will be able to adjust it, nip them back up when done

I found this out after the car went to Volvo, they always tried to force the bonnet closed misaligning it.

Regards
by Espada
Tue May 02, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Undertray
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Undertray

Historically I have owner many classic cars with at best marginal cooling. Over the years I have explored many avenues of releasing excess heat from the engine bay. It can even make a difference if the cooling fan blows the air through the radiator or sucks its out of it. Asbestos sheets stopped the...
by Espada
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Longlife Stainless Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

Re: Longlife Stainless Exhaust

A nice round 400, I know I can get cheaper mild steel ones but they do not fit.

Dropped the 480 off first thing and ready mid afternoon.

I bet they loved the waxoyl but it beats rust. Luckily the day was dry as there is nothing worse than the car dripping on you whilst working on it.

Simon
by Espada
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Longlife Stainless Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

Longlife Stainless Exhaust

I got tired of the poor fitting mild steel exhaust so today treated the 480 to an excellent Longlife exhaust from Car city Peterborough. I am really fussy and having restored many classic cars I fully appreciate the work involved, I would definitely recommend them Check out the photos at https://www...
by Espada
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm

I am glad it helped.

Regards
by Espada
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm

Try you tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BoT9C7rAm8

Using a jack gently as shown in the video could also help in diagnosis.

Worth a try.

Regards
by Espada
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Resonance on exhaust around 2.000 rpm

Is the catalytic converter rattling?

Check out the videos on you tube to see if it sounds similar to what you have.

Regards

Simon
by Espada
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop Ups winking......
Replies: 12
Views: 5222

Re: Pop Ups winking......

Mine did similar after Volvo had messed about with it. Definitely check DRL connections and lamps as noted but for me this worked - I turned the lights on with ignition off, this raised one unit, I then turned the lights off and as normal it stays up. The raised light was then lowered manually with ...
by Espada
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Mint 480 in auction....
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Mint 480 in auction....

I was at the auction, with money dissolving in the banks people are getting excited and are paying over the odds. The Volvo was not concourse but it did look honest. I didn't study the paperwork but if the mileage is genuine it will help, with a bit of work it should clean up well. This result can o...
by Espada
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted : Oil pressure sender for auxiliary gauges
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Wanted : Oil pressure sender for auxiliary gauges

I have just had the same problem and solved it this way. 80psi universal oil pressure sender with two poles, one for the oil pressure gauge and the other for the lamp. I selected the 1/8 npt thread size as although there might be one with the correct thread, I could not see the clearance to fit it d...