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by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 GT
Replies: 31
Views: 985

Re: My 480 GT

Rears are secured by the stub axle bolts. It ain't pretty... and you are working in close proximity to vulnerable wheel speed sensors... https://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/update5/5-1-2.jpg Fronts are peened like you say. Unlikely to be removable due to condition. You have to destroy your wheel b...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Parts Required - Rear Suspension Beam

Hi Phil Sorry to hear about some MoT woes. Regarding the rear beam; consider if it is wise replacing a 26 year old beam with another 26 year old beam. The spring seats are easily fabricated. There is a thread titled on here that covers rear beam overhaul - and it's also in my diary. The spring seats...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 129

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

For my sins I passed my driving test at the birth of Max Power magazine. I was more an Astra GTE man, primarily for the glorious 20XE, but many of us had phase 2 R5 GTTs. We drove them like we stole them and fitting a new turbo was as routine as plugs and leads :rofl: Dump valves and winding up the ...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)
Replies: 16
Views: 129

Re: B18FT engine (attached to a renault)

Don't put his head on a stake just yet... i'm not convinced a 480 died for that. There is no Volvo-ness that I can see in the engine bay. The turbo sits over the gearbox from what I can see. Also looks like a blown-thru carb. Says the engine was scratch built - I know things can be over bored but th...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11850

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Ditto... thanks for the write up. Sorry to hear its been grief.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11850

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

https://imgur.com/kqE99Zo.jpg Always enjoy an update for K5USP because your’re always guaranteed a pretty cool photo. Like Edie, i'm intrigued about the exhaust. You sound proper hacked off with it. I'm about 80% through my stainless build. Would be interested to hear what you dislike & problems to...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Now Sorted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Wanted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers

Yet again the forum delivers!

Thanks Edie, David; PM sent with address.

All the best.

JKM
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Now Sorted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Wanted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers

Hi David... thank you for checking... two would be ideal....
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Now Sorted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Now Sorted! - Air Filter Box Mounting Rubbers

Dear All, There are quite a few threads of early cars being broken of late, but to save me carpet bombing each, decided a wanted post might be best. I need some airbox mounting rubbers.... '9' in the attached diagram. https://thumbsnap.com/i/kitrDBRi.jpg I think they are all the same.. all years... ...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Introduction and project update - N231PNH 480 Celebration.
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Introduction and project update - N231PNH 480 Celebration.

What a fabulous story. Thanks for putting it on here for us non-facebookers. Brake disc shields are available new (amazingly) if you play about with google and part numbers - but with shocking prices for what is bent tin! Here's to many more years on the road. You can't put a price on that sentiment...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: R4 - our first turbo rescue !
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: R4 - our first turbo rescue !

Turbo numbers are critical ! If it was an animal, Chris Packham would be going mental. Well done, this one is worth saving as there are almost no 480 Turbo left, even on the Continent. They're all thrashed by the boy racer brigade or used as donor for a Renault 5 Turbo. That and the extra maintenanc...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: oops, we did it again !
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: oops, we did it again !

Looking at the pictures Jeff I'm not half surprised.

Let me get a list together over the next day or so - keep an eye on your PM's!

Would pick up be from MK, or is that me imagining things? Covid allowing, although you would be my 480 support bubble.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Happy New Year

Yep Happy New Year all. Hopefully post-Easter we can have some normality back. Hope you all had a good one.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear left footwell wet
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Rear left footwell wet

In addition to the above valid comments... Check your rear seatbelt mountings in the wheel house... top right in this picture... https://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/Update6/6-8-4.jpg Mine needed rebuilding left and right as they had more holes than metal... and that's a late '94 car! https://www.j...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Merry Christmas!

edie_fox wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:32 pm
https://ibb.co/album/7jZdmT
Fantastic pictures... the hat is a nice touch :D

Happy Christmas to all (even if best-laid plans haven’t happened)

JKM
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 99
Views: 5771

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

Congratulations on paint completion!

Not many F-reg examples looking like that nowadays. A credit to you.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: Pool Car R3

Great write up Jeff - who would of thought a MAP sensor would be a critical sensor. Alas not the issue but good to know. Next steps. Since it's happy to start during cranking, ignition circuit must be ok. Not necessarily >if< the system has a ballast resistor. If the resistor circuit has issues they...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Retrofit of ABS
Replies: 7
Views: 2494

Re: Retrofit of ABS

It's an interesting question JP; but the breakers yard landscape has changed since James asked that valid question. Even if you found a donor 400 series vehicle, you are fitting obsolete parts. When parts fail, which inevitably they do, you need that continued parts supply to maintain your installat...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)

The 2.0 was a Volvo unit I seem to remember, not Renault, but yeah still bomb proof Are you sure? My understanding is all 400 petrols are loosely based on Renault F3 or F4 petrols. Are you thinking of the 300.... where only the two litre had the Volvo engined B200 (a reduced capacity B21 red block,...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)

if it has been sitting then the blue smoke could just be sticky rings? Difficult to say isn't it? I never had these Renault engines down as big oil burners, I thought they were pretty bomb proof? You could do a cylinder leakage test? Or perhaps get a borescope and check if everything is honed ok? E...