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by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Gear linkage / leakage
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Gear linkage / leakage

Hi Alan, Sorry to hear about your oil leakage woes. The problem with using a press pulling the tripode is you have 3ft of shaft to accommodate downwards - no good for my bench press. You need a tower press with legs. I have used a three-leg puller in the past, but BOY it's tight. http://www.jaykayem...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Turbo Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: 480 Turbo Exhaust

Now, can I ask another question - can I remove the Cat. & bin it? The emissions requirements of the UK MoT test will mean a catalytic convertor will need to be fitted for vehicles first used 1st August 1992. Before that date, you can remove the cat and pass at the 3.5% CO level. There is a grace pe...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Turbo Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: 480 Turbo Exhaust

Ordered - thanks Jeff, don'tknow how I missed that one. Just one niggle. The company say it's suitable for an 88KW engine but not suitable for a 90KW engine. How do I check/confirm which engine is installed in my car? Any takers? 88kw (B18FT) and 90kw (B18FTM) is the difference between a factory po...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 33697

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2022

I was in your thread anticipating an update, instead I'll take the opportunity to state that the Skoda Fun rear seats are glorious and I saw an exceptionally ratty example just a couple of days before your post! No updates here I’m afraid. The car has slipped back into that parallel universe called...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: TT for sale on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: TT for sale on Facebook

...annnnnd it's back...

Same photos but on the fleaBay™ now.

Discounted £250 but still no MoT... :(
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Radios - Troubleshooting and Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Radios - Troubleshooting and Repair

Amazing post and a great read.

It's quite inspiring and keeps me going that people invest the time, skill and knowledge into something that anyone else would throw away. Love that.

I'll also be fitting my dream 1997 Kenwood head unit (oneday!)
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: engine mounts on their way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: engine mounts on their way out?

I'm also quite certain that if you asked JKM very nicely he could look in his "nerds guide to engine mounts" book and compare freelander 1 engine mounts with Volvo 480 front gearbox mounts..... :rofl: It's a PDF somewhere on my old laptop. Let me try and find that. EDIT It's still online here from ...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: engine mounts on their way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: engine mounts on their way out?

There are other things that cause judder even with the best engine mounts - a flywheel that needs a skim, contaminated clutch friction surface or busted friction plate cush-springs. Get in there with a pry-bar, or get some mates to grab and yank the engine back and forth, whilst a below observer che...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My First 480, a Two Tone 1.7 Turbo
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: My First 480, a Two Tone 1.7 Turbo

Optimistic wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:38 pm

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Cool car in a beautiful part of the world.

Keep the updates coming.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone
Replies: 78
Views: 7083

Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

A real credit to your efforts Will. Top work.

Also great to know a younger generation in the ranks running such classics, rather than just old fogies like myself :rofl:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Paris the Unicorn joins the club !

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:52 pm

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Very cool photo. Original font plates. Nice and shiny. Good rear lights.

Plus, fleck on the rear seat backs. Those who know, know :wink:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Rescue Car: R3
Replies: 122
Views: 11448

Re: Rescue Car: R3

Well that’s not cricket. I thought Norm started a thread the other day highlighting the unjust carnage of the scrappage scheme….. oh the irony. Regardless of R3’s whereabouts, the passion and dedication given by members on here doesn’t go unnoticed. Hopefully, one day, the retail value of a 480 will...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: No Fluid to Rear Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: No Fluid to Rear Brakes

This does give Jeff the opportunity to mention one of his prized tools though….. :rofl: The coily heaty wire o-tron? I’ve just snapped a pair of bleed screws on an R50 mini. Can’t help but think Jeffs tool might be a wise investment. Anyway, the 480, has it failed said MoT on rear brake efficiency?...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Fingers crossed, paintshop dependant. Again. :angry:

I'd love to check out the 262C. One of those cars you shouldn't love, but secretly do.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st
Replies: 21
Views: 2131

Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Great pics. Breaks my heart to see the breakdown truck but we've all been there. Glad its sorted James.

Perhaps one day i'll make up the numbers :wall:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Cruise Control - how feasible?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Cruise Control - how feasible?

Just to play devils advocate for a minute.... Even if you could find the parts, would you put your faith in some 30 old solenoid motor that someone found in the back of their damp shed, to keep your throttle open? :shock: Modern cruise control not so bad, because you can tap into the existing "drive...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 164
Views: 31790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

As a big Taurus fan.... lookin' great! 8)
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Coolent running low but no leaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Coolent running low but no leaks?

Keep in mind your diagnosis of “getting hot” is based on 480 instrumentation :rofl:

Get it idling with the fan cutting in - out - in - out. On that basis at least you know it’s stable. If the fan cuts in, stays on and she boils over, then you know you have an issue.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Coolent running low but no leaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: Coolent running low but no leaks?

The elephant in the room is H/G but lets not go there yet. They are pretty bullet proof (only with a history of good coolant, thus minimising that corrosion element that Jeff mentioned). Another thing to check is the expansion tank cap or "rad cap" as it were. If they vent too early then they lose c...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Ebay Heap
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Ebay Heap

Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:48 am
although 'BER' doesn't always apply? :wink:
:lol: BER went out the window years ago :nuts: