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by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!

Spotted today (22-9-19) at about 13:00...... white ES on what looks like MG-ZR or ZS wheels?

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by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!

Better late than never! I did the same pub this year spectating out the front.... and got absolutely drenched! I did check the car park again just in case.... to no avail this year. Thumbs up for marshalling - volunteers make this event happen. Looking forward to 2020. Hope the celeb is doing well.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Launch car Found!
Replies: 39
Views: 1558

Re: Launch car Found!

I like the modifications - the body colour front skirt is nice - are the headlamp pods done as well? Amazing how those two body-colour items lift the car and that they weren't OE. I'm just surprised they have been performed on such a historically significant car. Try and get the wider Charles Wright...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 Spotted; Norwich City Centre!
Replies: 3
Views: 474

480 Spotted; Norwich City Centre!

Doing my HGV training/test in Norwich City Centre this week, today I spotted a metallic blue (possibly Paris?) 480 on a K plate at about 11am.

Instructor was slightly less excited than me :lol:

Had GT Vesa wheels but didn't think blue was a GT colour + K too early?
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Running On
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Running On

I was always taught carbon glowing cherry red, wrong temp plugs or a petrol engine 'dieseling' on its oil (poor oil control rings etc). But, if you say its a rebuilt engine, that eliminates two of those! I've had a few carb cars run-on, but never an EFI. When injectors dribble they tend to do just t...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 176
Views: 6291

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Brilliant news... something involving DVLA actually made sense!

Now you need some period, pre-2001 font plates with "VOLVO press office" at the bottom!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Door lock trim and door turbo logo
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Door lock trim and door turbo logo

:rofl: fail

I’ll go back to lurking

Hopefully I’m right about the turbo badge :wink:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Door lock trim and door turbo logo
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: Door lock trim and door turbo logo

Hey mathrock, Wow, a 480 in the US... people must think its a spaceship! Just like when I went crazy when I saw a 780 over here. I'm gonna have a go answering a question rather than lurking! 1) That ring, according to my sales brochure, should illuminate. I would imagine its made out of a translucen...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1721

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Some really nice photos there. Keep 'em coming.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot

What on earth's going on there :rofl: He's given his car a moustache?!? The blind has sadly seen better days. I always thought that was a cool accessory - but didn't someone on here say the rattle drove them crazy? :lol: As a number plate geek, I love that rear plate. It's slightly oversized vertica...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Lily's transformation
Replies: 86
Views: 6040

Re: Lily's transformation

Fascinating dyno graphs. Thanks for posting.

Fingers crossed for an easy (and economical) repair!
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Car scrappage in 2009...
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Car scrappage in 2009...

Very interesting data - I like how DVLA is publishing this stuff - albeit after a FOI request. The data is very 'dirty' though. Looks like entrants have had free text - very dangerous! You should see the amount of spellings for Vauxhall! 480 Xi and 480 GLE..... they are 440 trim levels. ... and they...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Instrument / Rev Counter / Speedo Repair

Many thanks for the post; its all greatly appreciated. Look forward to the 'odo cog' chapter.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Price when new?

Come on the fellow leaflet hoarders That'll be me then :bla: Below is my 1994 price list : http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-1.JPG http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-2.JPG http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1994-prices-3.JPG This reflects 'broc...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 11
Views: 5782

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

More of an apology really, rather than a meaty update. A couple of forum members had asked how the 480 was coming on. Sadly my world fell apart, lost the house, garage. All my tools went into rent-a-container storage and cars/bikes stashed with friends. Annoyingly, I had to build the car back up aga...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri May 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs
Replies: 34
Views: 6666

Re: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs

Lots of informative posts here. Special Thanks to Brinkie. So, reading all the above, my criteria should be : GL4 ONLY 75W80 Elf NFP or equivalent. So how about : https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-147652-comma-mv-mtf-plus-75w-80-transmission-fluid.aspx Every box above ticked and with VOC discount about £...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon May 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Saturdays mini meet.....
Replies: 21
Views: 824

Re: Saturdays mini meet.....

Lovely pictures, brilliant to see, credit to everyone keeping these cars on the road.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Clacton and Tendring Rally - Strangers Pub - Bradfield - Celebration Spotted!

Fantastic day out today here http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/1.jpg http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/2.jpg http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/3.jpg http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/4.jpg http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/general/6.jpg http://www.jayka...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Tidy late ES on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Tidy late ES on eBay

Don't normally post eBay finds, but this is tidy... and its getting a few bids!

Good front and rear lights means its always worthy of a post!

(no affiliation)

http://r.ebay.com/iZsrVH
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 176
Views: 6291

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Fantastic news its a CPV car, and for having the b*lls to take it on.

Watching this thread with interest. Good luck with the forthcoming work.

I wonder where DVLA put that original CPV reg? I wonder, with a bit of arm pulling, it could be re-instated?