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by brinkie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 book
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Volvo 480 book

I think I am going to talk to Eric. There is a huge market for the English version, 100 copies should be no problem at all, and financial backing is also not an issue.
by brinkie
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Low Mileage (??) Shed on eBay

Looks like a no-hoper to me. Rear lights damaged. Rear wheel arches rotten and painted over. Door stop gone, driver door swings too far causing dent in the front wing. Interior badly worn and under a thick layer of soot. Etcetera...
by brinkie
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Restoration on TV
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Martin63 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:45 am
Thanks. Any chance that you might be able to repost it again please? I did have a look on the Facebook group but couldn't spot it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5381186 ... 1161056516
by brinkie
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 Restoration on TV
Replies: 27
Views: 1470

Re: 480 Restoration on TV

The restoration of K160 HAU was made for Flipping Bangers by the same producers as Wheeler Dealers. This episode will be shown at 9 p.m. on 18th May on Blaze Channel (Sky and Freeview). Let’s hope they do us proud. Anyone got a recording of this by any chance? I have the recording, I've posted it i...
by brinkie
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival rates
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Survival rates

MisterH wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:27 am
brinkie wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Damn Renault 5 folks. :(
Was that a problem on the continent as well?
Yep. Still is, though both the Renault 5 and the 480 Turbo are becoming extinct.
by brinkie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival rates
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Survival rates

JohnTurbo wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:52 pm
The lack of Turbos is obvious and a real shame. That would have been the "Cosworth" model to look after one would have expected.
Damn Renault 5 folks. :(
by brinkie
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival rates
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Survival rates

The good news concerning the number of 480 left in The Netherlands: the attrition rate is slowing down. Though since last week there have been 8 registrations cancelled, so that's not so good news, and I've not taken into account that a number of registrations have been cancelled with export status ...
by brinkie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival rates
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Survival rates

Definitely the luxury spec and higher powered cars tend to survive more than the poverty spec. On a total of 1732 surviving Ford Sierra registrations, there is one (1) Ford Sierra 1.3 left roadworthy in The Netherlands which has originally been sold here. I've got access to those figures through our...
by brinkie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: New member, looking for a 480
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: New member, looking for a 480

I'm surprised to see that thye built the 1.7 in 1994. I thought it would be all 2.0litre cars by that time. They didn't. It should have been a 2 litre. There's a fellow 480 driver in my hometown who drives a 1996 registered 480 S with an early 2 litre engine (red oil dipstick) and no infocentre. Up...
by brinkie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: New member, looking for a 480
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: New member, looking for a 480

My wife is protecting me from my addiction by limiting the number of Volvos we have to the number of drivers licenses in the family. She bought herself a V70 so I'm stuck with my only 480, until December 2021 when the oldest turns 17. He really wants a 480 for himself so I did a pretty good job in p...
by brinkie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: New member, looking for a 480
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: New member, looking for a 480

Worst as in it's got the 1.7 catalysed engine (75 kW instead of 80) with power-sapping auto box?
by brinkie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 65
Views: 1754

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

Oh yes, I've seen many cars which have the same mileage for 10 years in a row. :rofl:
by brinkie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 65
Views: 1754

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

If you let us know what part of the country you live there might be a local member who can show you around a 480, also cars do become available now and then from members so worth checking in regularly, I was lurking for a year or so before one came up in the right place. Uhm Bavaria, Germany. To be...
by brinkie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline as R2!)
Replies: 65
Views: 1754

Re: A Sorry Looking Celebration (Given a Lifeline!)

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:48 am
Nice to have you on board - just be aware that 480itis never goes away!
I can concur. Now I need to have patience until December 2021, then our son will turn 17, he will surely get his provisional drivers license in no-time and I have a reason to buy a second 480. :D
by brinkie
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: For the Record: The family quattro
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: For the Record: The family quattro

At first I wanted a Bagheera, until I found out they were all rotten underneath. The Murena was hot dip galvanized and its chassis doesn't rust, nor will the GRP panels.
That was quite something I had to get used to, when I started with the 480s, rust. Though not as bad as 1970s cars.
by brinkie
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: For the Record: The family quattro
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: For the Record: The family quattro

"It is the only car we have ever known where someone has stopped their car in the middle of the road, got out, and thanked us for driving it." Would you believe that this happened to me, the very first day I've bought my 480? An original and unmodified Audi Quattro is a rare sight and a true classi...
by brinkie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 49
Views: 2570

Re: Here we go again...

"Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners"

<comment accent=redneck>
There ain't no ABS nor SRS on this car!
</comment>
by brinkie
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 79
Views: 3730

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

MisterH wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:10 am
Don't know if this is a dutch plate or not, but doubt you can trace it now: https://www.diariomotor.com/imagenes/20 ... _Turbo.jpg
It's Swedish, and you can trace it. Although its tracks went cold in 2011...
https://www.car.info/en-se/license-plate/S/BXO997
by brinkie
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 79
Views: 3730

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

That's a real shame as a stickler for originality :( , I find plates to be vital. Take the pre-2009 french plates, I get really excited whenever I see a french car with a black numberplate still, as they often got phased out, but my french friend has explained a plate is now able to stay with the c...
by brinkie
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: B20F rough running....ish
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: B20F rough running....ish

My best bet would be the oxygen sensor (lambda sond), a faulty sensor usually gives bad performance around 2000-3000 rpm. But that should be recorded in the fault codes.