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by yorkievolvo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Engine Electrics

Thanks Alan 480.
Ordered the item and should receive it by Friday.
On the road Saturday - hopefully.
by yorkievolvo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Engine Electrics

Update.
Ref. my post of the 16thSEP.
... problem narrowed down to ' amplifier for the coil pack'.
Has anybody got a spare one for sale?
Still looking for this 'amplifier'.
New: electrician added: 4-pin type required.
by yorkievolvo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Mosseldag
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Mosseldag

Next weekend is a celebration of the very tasty mollusc in Yerseke, Zeeland in the Netherlands. 300 mile round trip from Calais or 150 mile round trip from The Hook. On Sunday (maybe Friday & Saturday, too - check the website) - eat a free punnet (or two), of freshly-cooked mussels then enjoy a trip...
by yorkievolvo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Engine Electrics

Update.
Latest from garage reckons problem narrowed down to ' amplifier for the coil pack'.
I can't find that term in the Parts book, although there are a couple of 'control units' in the ignition circuit.
Does 'ampli...' mean anything to anybody?
Has anybody got a spare one for sale?
by yorkievolvo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Ignition System Wants
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Ignition System Wants

These bits have been requested by the garage fixing my 480 turbo auto, B18FT engine with Bosch EZ210K electronic ignition:
full set of ignition leads (inc from coil to distributor),
ignition coil,
distributor cap,
flywheel sensor.
Please, can anybody supply some, or all?
by yorkievolvo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Engine Electrics

Sorry, jifflemon, I didn't make it clear. It's a B18FT engine with Bosch EZ210K ignition. The car's in the garage, has been started but ran for only a few seconds. These bits have been requested: full set of ignition leads (inc from coil to distributor), ignition coil, distributor cap, flywheel sens...
by yorkievolvo
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Re: Engine Electrics

The questions asked, and info provided, by jifflemon and Brinkie (thank you gentlemen) led to this: Connected a spare spark plug to the distributor, put gear selector to N and turned key to 'Start'. Engine spun over but no spark. Same actions with P selected - same results. Smelled petrol so assume ...
by yorkievolvo
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Finding (and Fixing) Volt drop
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Finding (and Fixing) Volt drop

I wonder how many of us never think of checking the charging system?
A most useful article.
Copied for my file.
Thanks jifflemon
by yorkievolvo
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 502

Engine Electrics

Been going around in circles checking topics on the forum, trying to put together a 'How To' detailing getting a non-starting car to start. No success! Has anybody got info detailing the whereabouts of the various parts of the engine electrical systems? Photographs / drawings ( / whatever) showing l...
by yorkievolvo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Starting, & Running, Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Starting, & Running, Problems

David,
don't worry about phone numbers.
Didn't realise it was so easy to find garages on the 'net.
Thanks again.
by yorkievolvo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Starting, & Running, Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Starting, & Running, Problems

Thanks for the info, David.
Don't have any telephone numbers, I suppose?
by yorkievolvo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Starting, & Running, Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Starting, & Running, Problems

Greetings Everybody, Still having problems with my '92, 480 turbo. Poor starting - have to catch on the accelerator and hold until the engine warms up a little. Then low (400/600) slow-running revs. High fuel consumption when driving. Can anybody recommend a garage with a 480 savvi mechanic (prefera...
by yorkievolvo
Sun May 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale

Afternoon James,
looked on e-bay - no camper?
What happened? Sold in one day?
by yorkievolvo
Sun May 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale

Afternoon James.
Your old camper has disappeared from e-bay.
What happened? Sell it in one day?
by yorkievolvo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 58
Views: 3000

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Got home from Bruntingthorpe at 12:30. Car started misfiring on the A15, near Lincoln, and came to a final halt just outside Scampton at 19:15. RAC had no mechanics available (well; it was Sunday evening) so it was a lorry-lift the rest of the way home. It was that sort of day, really. Hoping to get...
by yorkievolvo
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1518

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

Goody, goody!
I'll be there and, hopefully, will last longer than last year.
Looking forward to meeting you all again.
by yorkievolvo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to mount a towbar...
Replies: 5
Views: 6125

Re: How to mount a towbar...

Greetings James,
thanks for the info.
However,. got things to do before I reach the installation of a tow-bar.
And it won't be until it gets a lot warmer! My garage is colder than my fridge.
Regards
Mike H
by yorkievolvo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Battery Charging

jifflemon,
three good questions.
How old is the battery? Don't know.
How often is the car used? Every two/three days.
What sort of journeys do I do? No more than ten (10) miles.
I'll just keep removing/charging/re-fitting after & before every trip.
by yorkievolvo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: No Fuel Gauge

Update.
Replacement Info-centre supplied by Sylvia - many thanks Sylvia.
The cold weather meant it took a couple of days to install it.
Now it is installed and working I'm in info-overload - bags of lights and stuff. I love it!
Thanks for advice and info.
by yorkievolvo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Battery Charging

Update.
Found single-wire connector wasn't (connected).
Using all my knowledge of electrical circuits; I re-connected it and all is now good.
However, I think I need a new battery.
Thanks for all the info.