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by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed May 22, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024
Replies: 137
Views: 161281

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024

:cheers: Sylvia, Edie, Jeff There are several meetings being organised for the 40th anniversary in 2026. Is 2 years enough ? Should be enough, although I said 2 years in 2018 :rofl: Estimate a euro meet for 22-24 May 2026 I read? My decade ownership anniversary that, all for a car never used :nuts: ...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed May 22, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024
Replies: 137
Views: 161281

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024

Hi Will; yes it was your good self re. mudflaps and your struggle ! Well done on your perseverance. I respectfully disagree re. the towing eyes. At the very least their function is to facilitate recovery which, at a bare minimum, is a 30° tilt & slide recovery bed. That's dead weight too via a winch...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue May 21, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024
Replies: 137
Views: 161281

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024

May 2024 - Paintshop Déjà Vu... [/u] If you're tired of this saga, guess how I feel :wall: I desperately want to start rebuilding this thing. Reality is, I can't do anything until I put to bed this subject of paint :? :arrow: Door cards? Can't refit them in case the rubbing strips have to come off....
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon May 13, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sunroofs!
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Sunroofs!

Sunroofs "back in the day" were seen as quite a novel and luxury item. Many are non-factory from a huge range of brands... Webasto... Britax.. etc. Accessory shops, dealers and bodyshops considered them an ideal up-sell back in the day. When I was a child a large branch fell on the roof of our famil...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat May 04, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind
Replies: 23
Views: 14490

Re: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AP1GczOwXqxWF9dMw02GqwcMZOGt-9xvaNAiBGrZQPrbFooR_698EPONffuc0_MtNtCHBF0xizI98gxsVFz-A2EhGBC2O1qfROouVecdribWV7rRS7Eriiwrkgt3_PuZoXJ8jWAKgcbZwPYEu7DAEG1dXTTKTw=w591-h788-s-no?authuser=0 Saw these hot off the press today. Really high quality. If you have a pre-'93...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Apr 25, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear light seal suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Rear light seal suggestions?

unless there is some sort of water resistant substance that goes over the gasket but doesn’t act as a strong glue? When all else fails, I use “plumbers mait”. A tub is less than a fiver from Toolstation etc. Difficult to describe, but it’s like sticky blue tack that repels water. Never sets, so alw...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Vibration

Don't forget the torque reaction gas strut... if that's original that's guaranteed to be knackered!

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by Jay-Kay-Em
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 120
Views: 49480

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Two years since an update... how's it all going? What's it looking like now? Any more plans?
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 5014

Re: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?

eBay full of ZGR5B from trusted suppliers... why deviate :dunno:

Also in stock at OPIE, Euro Car parts etc.

25 years using NGK; wouldn't use anything else.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 45
Views: 18728

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

This has saddened me somewhat. Really sorry to hear the project has essentially collapsed. Project cars are a real ball & chain. Despite all the hours, they are still worthless in the grand scheme of things until they get over the line. Tell me about it. Best wishes for the move and I sincerely hope...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions

Note that the n/s rear fog might be a dummy. When new owners see both not working they assume a system fault, when it’s just the one and only o/s bulb blown. The rear fog units are quite vulnerable to road grit and salt down there so make sure connectors are all good. Similarly earths within the boo...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Yes, good point Alan, I should say running ATF in a manual box not designed for it! My Griffith had the manual box from the Rover SD1 and that was specified ATF in a manual - beautiful gearchanges and never an issue for what it was designed for. Gear box oil is the ultimate compromise. You want load...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Manual Gearbox oil : GL4 ONLY 75W80 Elf NFP (or equivalent). The bush kit (at gearbox end) : http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/update11/link1.jpg Gearbox does not have to be removed. It is purely rod based. Unlikely the bushes alone prevent gear selection. They may create gearshift play or vaguen...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Looks like a manual to me as it has a shift rod.

In which case, ATF not ideal.
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:04 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Upgrade from hub to no hub
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Upgrade from hub to no hub

The axle (24) has just one part number, so that must mean the four spindle mounting holes are universal. In which case, its just finding the parts you need to do the swap. As Alan has said, does mean fighting with this... http://www.jaykayem.co.uk/photos/480/update5/5-1-2.jpg My mk2 Golf is a combin...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Laurie - '94 480 GT - Racing Green Metallic
Replies: 40
Views: 24235

Re: Laurie - '94 480 GT - Racing Green Metallic

Toiling between black or matching colour ... Standard is body colour, but get a quote from a paintshop - can't imagine any bodyshop even lifting a gun for anything less than £250 these days. This may affect the decision! My similar Klarius experience kickstarted 6 weeks of exhaust fabrication! Shoc...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Welcome Seymour
Replies: 40
Views: 45421

Re: Welcome Seymour

Always enjoy reading Seymour updates and a cassette holder is a massive thumbs up !

Was there a choice of cassette holders as I remember one with an LCD for outside temp.... even though the Info Centre has an outside temp (?) - or am I getting confused with something else? :bla:
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Coat hangers
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: Coat hangers

malkontent wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2024 6:44 pm
Lucky you
Have 4 sets , ori Volvo , / screw , hanger , cover / , 1 set = 12 GBP + registered letter .
regards
PM Sent !
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Mar 24, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Ignition coil references, equivalents B18FT 1991
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: Ignition coli references, equivalents B18FT 1991

That coil did make a difference. Not a big one, but it did. Now I have to crank for 2 secs before it comes to life, and it doesn't stall. Will report further though. Thanks you all ! Glad a stock Bosch item made a difference. 2 seconds about normal for a Turbo I think. Every time I start mine there...
by Jay-Kay-Em
Sun Mar 24, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED headlamps
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: LED headlamps

As usual, great write up and the identification of no doubt a great product in a sea of Chinese cr4p. The MoT thing... :boom: I could argue that it is a replacement unit, not bulb. I think it would take quite a naïve MoT tester to accept that, given it has a chuffing great H4 on the glass... https:/...