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by dcwalker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 246

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: 5
Views: 310

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: 6
Views: 272

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: 67
Views: 9829

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: 67
Views: 9829

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: 67
Views: 9829

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: 381
Views: 30734

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
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Cold start idle

I'm not sure but I remember that I was told by an ex-Bosch guy who cleaned my injectors that it opens and does a little self test when the ignition is switched on.‎ I presume that it goes full open to start the engine. But I could be wrong. I don't have access to my Green books ‎where I think the I...
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

The clear lenses question seems to divide people - I think it depends what colour car they are on. Your blue, for example, looks great with the orange lenses, but on something like my Celeb I think they clash with the burgundy red. Celeb alloys I can take or leave - its my GT alloys (Vesa) I like! ...
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 865

Re: 480 for Sale

That's a real shame - thanks for making the effort Sylvia! Jeff's right though, well done everyone who rallied round for this one... On a slight tangent, but following through on the pool car idea, if someone on here is stuck and can't cope without a 480, I would be happy to lend out my Celebration,...
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Cold start idle

Sorry - I somehow seem to have managed to quote myself!! :? :lol:
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Cold start idle

Beat me to it James! Can I also suggest reading the codes from the reader on the left hand side of the engine compartment? Lots on here about how to do that and for a primitive system it can help. There are several sensors the ECU is drawing on. How long have you had the car? How well do you know i...
by dcwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Cold start idle
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: Cold start idle

Beat me to it James! Can I also suggest reading the codes from the reader on the left hand side of the engine compartment? Lots on here about how to do that and for a primitive system it can help. There are several sensors the ECU is drawing on. How long have you had the car? How well do you know it...
by dcwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pm
What green is Jeff's?
Jeff's is peacock-green, so was french-fries', although I have no idea who or where he sold his to...

David
by dcwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Thanks Ben The clear lenses question seems to divide people - I think it depends what colour car they are on. Your blue, for example, looks great with the orange lenses, but on something like my Celeb I think they clash with the burgundy red. Celeb alloys I can take or leave - its my GT alloys (Vesa...
by dcwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The waterfalls mini meet
Replies: 41
Views: 1113

Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Thanks Martin

I was particularly keen for you to get to see Nilani, given she has come on quite a lot since I "relieved you "of her...I'm equally keen to see your new toy!

Let's see what can be done, pandemics, health, wives, weather etc all permitting!

All the best

David
by dcwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

These next two were taken in July 2005, after I had given her a spoiler and a brand new set of front lights (still available from Volvo then, albeit they set me back about £200…). I thought they modernised her look considerably. https://i.postimg.cc/CxfN98Ws/Chloe-10-22-07-05.jpg https://i.postimg.c...
by dcwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Seems I had some photos scanned in already...

These first two were taken in February 2005, and show the car as she was to specification:

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by dcwalker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Thanks for tackling Ben's question, Sylvia - that set of brochures is, indeed, the best source for the UK colours, especially since at times they had different names to the rest of Europe. The 1992 ES that is referred to in my signature block was oyster-grey metallic; it was a very nice colour and n...
by dcwalker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Thanks for tackling Ben's question, Sylvia - that set of brochures is, indeed, the best source for the UK colours, especially since at times they had different names to the rest of Europe. The 1992 ES that is referred to in my signature block was oyster-grey metallic; it was a very nice colour and n...