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by dcwalker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

You Jeff? Cynical? ;) No, all fair comment - and I didn't mention the tyres because I did so before, but I'd definitely want those changed at no extra cost. I think in fairness it would be difficult to hold out on the common faults - they aren't going to find perfect a dashboard or weather-strips to...
by dcwalker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

How many faults have people found so far? I've been through the KGF photos with a fine-toothed comb and must admit that I am struggling to find anything of significance. They comment themselves about the weather-seals, and I notice the usual crack is starting in the dashboard, but hey - find me a 4...
by dcwalker
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

I agree; if on inspection it is as good as it looks in the photographs, and the history is all there and genuine, then it is well worth the price. Mind you, not so keen on the idea of it being on 24 year old tyres though - that's one aspect of originality that would need to be updated asap... Sadly,...
by dcwalker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Turbo on eBay

Very much so!

That's a lot of money for a car that doesn't even run...you could be taking on anything there...

I think even you might resist that one, Jeff :lol:

David
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

I have to agree with the sentiments here, especially in the last two posts - go for it! I think in your heart you want to; it'd be a serious challenge but so, so, worth it if the car could regain her former glory (she looks lovely in the old photos :D ); and I know that if one of my old 480s turned ...
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:55 am
Have got some headlamp rubber seals if you need?

Consider them payback for the bolt
Thanks Jeff

Actually, they would be quite useful since I have now noticed that one of mine has condensation so replacing the seal is a good starting point... :D

I'll PM you...

David
by dcwalker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Hi Fraser

Weird...

Still after the bits, yes - gauges sorted with Alan but other bits still sought!

I shall PM you again!

David
by dcwalker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Probably wouldn't have helped in this case, but in general I highly recommend the 'EE Toolkit' app if you have an i-device: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ee-toolkit/id391792609 It's a really great reference to have and among many other things has a fairly reasonable SigGen built-in. Thanks, but I'm...
by dcwalker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 1034

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Rachel wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:48 pm
...when my 480 (light met blue turbo) met it's end on top of a wall during the treasure hunt :cry:
Sorry Rachel, I tried to resist it but I just have to ask :lol: - how on earth did it meet its end on top of a wall??

David
by dcwalker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Hello Alan Which 480 are we talking about, out of interest? I have just changed the cog on Nilani and also on Nigel's 480 for him - got mine through ebay from a chap in Hungary, and noted Nigel had done the same. Seem good quality (and working so far!). Can dig out the details if you'd like me to. G...
by dcwalker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 352
Views: 26828

Re: Blinky 51/480

Further rambling thought - are these new springs generic for the 440/460/480? If so the ride height on the 440/460 was a tad higher... I will need to check when I can, but regardless of variations in original spring sizes across the 480 range, I am pretty sure they were in any event not the same as ...
by dcwalker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 352
Views: 26828

Re: Blinky 51/480

Even allowing for compression with age, the new ones look significantly longer... Sorry if you have already said this somewhere, but what is the situation with your front springs? Are they the originals or replaced? I appreciate they are all part of the whole strut with the shock absorber so a diffe...
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 1034

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

Great news to hear these cars are still around - and also great to see a real blast from the past in terms of the names suddenly popping up in this thread :D

Best wishes to all!!

David
by dcwalker
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Seat belt buckle
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Seat belt buckle

Have now checked - my spare matched those in my Celeb so hopefully yours is the same...

Good point you make, James!

David
by dcwalker
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Seat belt buckle
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Seat belt buckle

Think I can help but need to double check when back at home.

Have also PMd you...

David
by dcwalker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Bulbs for instruments

Marc The T5 bulbs are the small wedge bulbs that light up: - the light switch/fog-light switch pack; - the heater controls (2) - the heated seat/long-range lights switch symbols - the ignition switch - the ashtray/cigarette lighter That accounts for 6, and Robert says there are 7 - I certainly don't...
by dcwalker
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

You can test in the car: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/faq/faqitem.php?article=faq/30/cem/selfdiagnose James that is a VERY useful link :hopping: It is, but I think you'll find that on a post 91 car (which will have a CEM IIl ) the testing of the CEM, like everything else, is done via th...
by dcwalker
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Thank you Sylvia. This is great stuff our French cousins are doing! ‎
Hear hear, this is great stuff to definitely be watched very closely! Both my sets of rear lights are pretty good at the moment but they won't stay like that forever...

Thank you 😊

David
by dcwalker
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Thanks Alan; I'll wait to hear from you :D

Thanks Fraser - I'll PM you right now with my number... :D

David
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Thanks again all. Right.... If Jeff wanted the gauges for stock and a worthwhile sounding project, and Alan doesn't want the gauges in Nora, then the simplest seems to be if I take Alan up on his offer of returning them to me. They were my last spare set and yes, I did leave the storage cubby (or "w...