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by dcwalker
Sun May 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Celebration 403
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Celebration 403

Hi Henry, thanks for the further information. You'll find us a "tough crowd" on here and it's a nice change to have a dealer seek to respond constructively to our comments. Cracked dashboard you are so right about - dont think I've seen one without a crack for many years. Cracked centre console is n...
by dcwalker
Sun May 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: High co2 emissions 480 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: High co2 emissions 480 2.0

Hello and welcome KCantle - another Celebration :D Look forward to seeing some details and pictures. A previous Celeb of mine had a similar problem and so wouldn't pass an MOT. We tracked the problem down in the end to the green wire that runs from the lambda sensor to the ECU. It is a shielded wire...
by dcwalker
Sun May 24, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Oh yes - and especially for Jeff while I am catching up - in case anyone wondered yes, Nilani's engine bay cleaned up nicely as well but no, sadly, I don't have a pollen filter for her. Mind you, I haven't resurrected her air con yet so it doesn't matter quite so much as it does for Lily... https://...
by dcwalker
Sun May 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

https://i.postimg.cc/zGxPxG0t/Lily-3rd-May-2020.jpg Can I just say from today’s Virtual Meet, that looks a treat. Thankfully he didn’t submit an engine bay shot - I will get a pollen filter housing one day..... Thanks Jay - I saw your comment late last night and it brightened my day no end! Lily is...
by dcwalker
Sun May 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

So sorry I wasn't able to get back to this yesterday - life got in the way, which is perhaps one of the disadvantages of doing a meet while still at home? Thanks so much to Sylvia for all her work though - as always on these things! I very much look forward to being able to do the next meet in a mor...
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Here’s my project: As Snazzy is both ‘just’ an ES and very high mileage (230k), she is the least valuable of our 480s so she is going ‘non standard’ in some respects. I’d like to copy this idea on the headlights: https://www.dragonflyjewel.co.uk/sylvia/blackout.jpg So, what to use to blackout the h...
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Celebration 403
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Celebration 403

Yes, it looks like quite a nice example but £9K?? I know Jeff and I have slightly differing views on the prices being sought these days - but we're never that far apart! In addition to his points as well as the obvious lack of spoiler, it also has an incorrect boot-lid... When I first looked at this...
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

well, as mentioned somewhere else, my spare room currently looks like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3figlBOfGLIHHiFl5581G86muz_oR1LLTYh8EDdOv-POFI_juL0rM-qHGXNw2lAruxC04h5Rrzdpz2JUWZC8akq2TpxOpqOZnI3eUrDsV2ccEAL4de2r0_lF3qWq5gb7epxZTg2PkunmC7ggld-9A-E6w=w1730-h1297-no?authuser=0 L...
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:12 pm
spot the warts !!

dc's pic of Nilani has the wing mirrors looking like they're perched on top of the headlamps - look just like a pair of warts ! :lol:
:lol: I hadn't noticed that! I was too busy getting central on the lights...

David
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

...and Nilani looking, frankly, somewhat startled to have been invited along:

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David
by dcwalker
Sat May 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 135
Views: 1228

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Hello All! Sorry to be late arriving and I hope everyone is well :D I am a bit bogged down today in various matters that I won't go into, but hopefully I can join in a bit more fully later on... Meanwhile, a couple of the latest photos (sorry, a couple of weeks ago) just to "drive in" - first Lily, ...
by dcwalker
Fri May 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Typical idle speed at start on CELEBRATION
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Typical idle speed at start on CELEBRATION

Alan I remember noting this because I didn't remember my previous Celebration doing it. Given I drove it for over 6 years I felt I should! However it never seemed to be a problem so I just accepted it. My current Celebration does exactly the same, so given the replies on this thread I guess it's nor...
by dcwalker
Fri May 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Famous 480 owners?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Famous 480 owners?

I can add two more names: Lord Carrington, former Foreign Secretary who resigned over the Falklands crisis, drove one in the late 80's - he used the same vets as we did when I was still at home and I once saw him there with the car - pale blue metallic IIRC... Bobby Pryor, who does traffic reports o...
by dcwalker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

:shock: ... :cryhard: :cryhard:

Not much more I can say, really.

David
by dcwalker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: K Plate 480 1.7 Manual For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: K Plate 480 1.7 Manual For Sale

Sadly it sounds as if it needs to join the other spare parts :cryhard:

How much pressure is there to get the car and parts moved?

David
by dcwalker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 spare parts (lots of)
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: 480 spare parts (lots of)

As per the previous two posts, we're all keen to get our hands on spare parts! As soon as we're allowed to move again I think you might get a party from North Yorkshire coming to see you... Kind offer re the club - not sure about our joint storage capacity but you have a few owners nearby so perhaps...
by dcwalker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 68
Views: 10411

Re: Cold start idle

@DCWalker I live in the Netherlands. It is probably easier for me to just look around here for a ICV? Bram :lol: I had a funny feeling you were going to say that! Yes, looking for parts a bit closer to home first would be sensible! However, you latest post suggest that your ICV is working fine. 8 o...
by dcwalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 68
Views: 10411

Re: Cold start idle

I will check the discs re TPS a bit later - need to be on my old desktop for that!

Have checked both Haynes and a working ICV (on the GT) and the resistance is 8 ohms. If you only have 0.01 that might be an answer?

David
by dcwalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 68
Views: 10411

Re: Cold start idle

Hi all, I just did some checks with the IAC. Your ex-Bosch guy is correct about the little self test. The unit opens en closes when the ignition is switched to position 2. I forgot to test what the valve does when you start the car... I disconnected the 2 hoses and then tried to start the car. The ...
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 395
Views: 32173

Re: Blinky 51/480

The TPS code is very likely to be oil...

As Alan says, if you've disconnected the ICV you need to clear the codes, run the car again, then see what codes you have then...

David