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by dcwalker
Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: North East (England) Meet
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: North East (England) Meet

Would certainly be up for this :D

David
by dcwalker
Tue Dec 26, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate
Replies: 10
Views: 24366

Re: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate

Standard is front 30, rear 27; full load is front 33, rear 30.

I run 33 and 31, but that's just my preference.....

David
by dcwalker
Tue Dec 26, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate
Replies: 10
Views: 24366

Re: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate

Slightly confused as to what you're after, Roy: on a 400 series Volvo the tyre pressure sticker is on the back edge of the door, just below the lock. Weights are on the slam panel plate under the bonnet. They don't have the same stickers as later models had in various places on the B pillar itself....
by dcwalker
Mon Dec 25, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate
Replies: 10
Views: 24366

Re: Tyre pressure and weight rating plate

Slightly confused as to what you're after, Roy: on a 400 series Volvo the tyre pressure sticker is on the back edge of the door, just below the lock. Weights are on the slam panel plate under the bonnet. They don't have the same stickers as later models had in various places on the B pillar itself.....
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:32 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Undertray
Replies: 5
Views: 12867

Re: Undertray

royhedger wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:29 pm
Thought so David.
Shame you can't help with it, I was relying on you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜œ
I know, you just can't rely on some people, can you? ;) :lol:
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Undertray
Replies: 5
Views: 12867

Re: Undertray

Should a 480 turbo have an engine under tray? If so, I need one. Any about for sale? Every 480 should have one! Many have been lost over the years, several will have been quite early on as garages couldn't be bothered to replace them when removed for servicing etc. Sorry though, Roy - I can't help ...
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 20973

Re: Any suggestions?

If it helps as guidance, a classic policy with no agreed value (it'll have that when it's ready but it's not there yet) through Lancaster Insurance for my 460 costs me about Β£80pa. Just social and domestic but having no NCB on that as a second policy is neither here nor there. My 480GT is insured th...
by dcwalker
Sat Dec 16, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlight brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 14260

Re: Headlight brackets

It is correct that Volvo intended them as a sacrificial part, but it was a safety design in the event of collision with pedestrians. So probably not a good idea to use aluminium. Absolutely right. They're a pain when they break but just think of the damage a pop-up light could do to a person if it ...
by dcwalker
Fri Dec 15, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Late Bumper Stripes?
Replies: 6
Views: 23835

Re: Late Bumper Stripes?

As far as I know, once the red stripe was discontinued the black cars had no stripe. Presumably satin black on metallic black was not a desirable look? 323 is storm grey metallic, not actually black. As the previous owner of Pudsey/Pud/R2, though, I do know that she has no satin black stripe either....
by dcwalker
Mon Dec 11, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Plastic bootliner on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 12817

Re: Plastic bootliner on ebay

WillC9303 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 11, 2023 2:36 pm
Saw that. Sadly too far from me :cry:
Console yourself with the fact that it won't fit in the boot with your cd changer in there..... ;)

David
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 10, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash
Replies: 10
Views: 18443

Re: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash

royhedger wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:24 pm
Just PM'd you David.

R
Just replied....

D
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash
Replies: 10
Views: 18443

Re: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash

Hi Roy Ah, thanks - I think I've got the full picture now! Right, if the lights are coming on with full beam with headlights up, then clearly the bulbs, connections and the dashboard switch are all ok. If you put sidelights on with the engine off, the headlights will come up but they will not be lit...
by dcwalker
Sun Dec 10, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash
Replies: 10
Views: 18443

Re: Headlight and long range driving lamp flash

Pop-up might just be a lazy motor - could be worth giving the brinkie-winkie dance a try... Auxiliary lights should flash when the headlights are down, which is a CEM function. That happens regardless of the dashboard switch position. When the headlights are up (which is also a CEM function) the aux...
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 24, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Speedo sticking around 50mph
Replies: 14
Views: 47524

Re: Speedo sticking around 50mph

Gapples wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 23, 2023 9:29 pm
Thank you David, PM sent πŸ‘
And replied :D
by dcwalker
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Speedo sticking around 50mph
Replies: 14
Views: 47524

Re: Speedo sticking around 50mph

I do have a spare speedo face :D It's one which had a very small amount of peel which I have trimmed back flush and then black painted. You'd be hard pushed to tell once it's back behind the cluster clear plastic...

It's yours if you'd like it and you PM me your address.

David
by dcwalker
Wed Nov 22, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Speedo sticking around 50mph
Replies: 14
Views: 47524

Re: Speedo sticking around 50mph

Gapples wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:53 am
dcwalker wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:36 am
May well be able to help you with a speedo face - let me check.... :D

David
Thank you David, any help greatly appreciated πŸ™
I'll check when I'm back home this evening...

David
by dcwalker
Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Speedo sticking around 50mph
Replies: 14
Views: 47524

Re: Speedo sticking around 50mph

May well be able to help you with a speedo face - let me check.... :D

David
by dcwalker
Mon Nov 20, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Speedo sticking around 50mph
Replies: 14
Views: 47524

Re: Speedo sticking around 50mph

First suspect is needle catching on peeling face. If the speedo face is in good condition with nothing for needle to catch on, I'd suggest that one of the two tiny clock springs behind the needle has broken - what you describe are some of the classic symptoms of that; it's an issue on one I'm repair...
by dcwalker
Fri Nov 10, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Volvo Audio - What you never asked for....
Replies: 12
Views: 37249

Re: Volvo Audio - What you never asked for....

Yes, blanking plate.

Good rare find James! :D

David
by dcwalker
Mon Oct 30, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Volvo Audio - What you never asked for....
Replies: 12
Views: 37249

Re: Volvo Audio - What you never asked for....

Just to add to the info on the early cars. My 1987 480ES is fitted with a Volvo-branded CR-4025 radio cassette, which I assume was in from new. Whether it was a standard fitting I couldn't say. The owners manual which came with the car covers CR-4020/21/23/24/50/51/53 - interestingly not the unit I...