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by brinkie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror

You have a 1989 ES so it must be the bigger side mirror (pre 1991 facelift). Maybe if you mention the colour, Marek may even have the correct one for you. The maximum size for a 2 - 5 kgs parcel from The Netherlands is 100x50x50 cm and it will cost € 34,50 to deliver to New Zealand. If you get the w...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I can't remember if my 'box was like this when I had it out, but all the connections were re-soldered, but the pins did look bad like in the picture, so perhaps that is the reason for my speedo/odo not working? Very well done, that is a fix and a half! :eek: I hear it's a good thing I have been col...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!

Display temperature sensor is NTC, if you disconnect the sensor input (open circuit, i.e. infinite resistance) it will display COLD and if you short the input (i.e. zero resistance) , it will display STOP. I always test with a 68 ohm resistor to ground, the reading should be just above 100 degrees.
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Looks like I have to ship a box full of superfluous spares in your direction, including speedometers, boards and more stuff to play around with. Because I send boards like these straight to the bin...
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

What Jeff said, simply epic. :drool: :drool: :drool:
by brinkie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 3099

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

One other interesting thing I found while plugging part numbers into Google was this rear wiper motor, apparently used on the 740, 760 940, 960 and V90: https://i.imgur.com/nIiDW7Y.jpg Look familiar? Mechanically it looks identical and presumably it works on the same principle internally since the ...
by brinkie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

It is all a matter of how badly you want this particular car back on the road, or is it just that you want to drive a 480 again? Then you should take the unobtainium bits off. get a better car (with possible niggles and rust) and bring what's left to the scrapheap, because this one is really far gon...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7809

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

F = just a flesh wound
S = Tis but a scratch...
by brinkie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

His name is Alan, not Marvin. :lol: "A 480 makes me so depressed." :rofl:
by brinkie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

by brinkie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

If the pinout matches, sure, why not. You only have to be sure the relay can cope with the current.
by brinkie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

I can highly recommend the chap in Hungary, I have ordered dozens of cog wheels from him.
by brinkie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

The big ones I have yet to find out where they can be bought separately, the small ones are available for a few quid each through sellers like Conrad. I think I know what the small strip of metal does which you have pointed out: it is probably a current measuring resistor for the flasher. If the fla...
by brinkie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2548

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Very good, this is exactly how I bench test the speedometers! (I do have to cope with the same mess, though :lol:) Actually, there is very helpful information on the speedometer print itself so you won't need the confusing information from HBOL. In technical terms, this is called a silkscreen ( see ...
by brinkie
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Bulbs for instruments

The T5 bulbs are the small wedge bulbs that light up: - the light switch/fog-light switch pack; - the heater controls (2) - the heated seat/long-range lights switch symbols - the ignition switch - the ashtray/cigarette lighter That accounts for 6, and Robert says there are 7 - I certainly don't wan...
by brinkie
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Bulbs for instruments

I have never had to replace a bulb inside the ventilation switch, but it is the same kind as found in car radios. Indeed soldered with thin wires.
by brinkie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Bulbs for instruments

A bit late response to this topic... The warning bulbs in the instrument cluster rarely burn out, except for the "lights on" (green light bulb symbol) and maybe the oil pressure (oil can) and charging (battery) warning lamps, but I rarely change them, only if they really look black. Both analogue an...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 352
Views: 26828

Re: Blinky 51/480

Those struts look familiar: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/0dab5f5386307123bc62d8dfd3268295.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/09ad485e354916058c5f599dc453cbef.jpg Happened to me as well, was cured with new top mounts. It was a bit scary, because I found out the struts were comin...
by brinkie
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1881

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:34 am
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Is Jeff wearing an Unobtainium shirt there? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: