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by jifflemon
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: Rear Trailing Arms : Overhaul

not a weird question at all - but first.... Where did you find bushes with Voids in them????

The voids are vertical when installed
by jifflemon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White Auto on C&C auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: White Auto on C&C auctions

I've gave up counting faults.... :shock: Still, it's more saveable than the legendary Ebay one!

I'm tempted to save all the pictures - They'd serve well in a training routine of "fault spotting" in a potential purchase!
by jifflemon
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: White Auto on C&C auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: White Auto on C&C auctions

Wow.... £200 car right there
by jifflemon
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R1
Replies: 59
Views: 3131

Re: Pool Car R1

Sooo a weekend with no snow can mean only one thing - Project car updates! So, this weekend saw the following this was always in need of replacement https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eIl8ifgWaSvg4FxsFGjD6tE3hsoyDOwmKd-67brD3wUnAVOxgej08F4Y1Vz6FLefuGiWw35AmiRtS9GjeLypVFvbXu9PeS7H7Z-CKENXaM5w...
by jifflemon
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Switzerland: 14500 GBP for... well...??

brinkie wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 am
There was an immaculate white 480 Turbo automatic for sale last year in Luzern......But nobody wanted it.
It's still for sale, now from The Netherlands. € 10,950
There's a white rotten shed ES on Ebay, the price has fluctuated from £9K to it's current £2k

Nobody wants that either! :rofl: :rofl:
by jifflemon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Instrument cluster/speedometer repairs
Replies: 36
Views: 8318

Re: Instrument cluster/speedometer repairs

Hkerswell wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:03 pm
Hey I'm looking for a repair could I send it off to you! I'm UK based
You've seen this post?

Or this one?
by jifflemon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 28
Views: 995

Re: Pool Car R3

Just skimming the old photos and its good to see other cars with trim panels removed. In particular, the wiring harnesses secured with whatever tape the factory could find, and the mounting method of the red "bulb-monitoring" box at the nearside rear quarter. I looked at mine and laughed saying no ...
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pool Car R3
Replies: 28
Views: 995

Re: Pool Car R3

Been getting tired of seeing stuff like this https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cMVswTRMFU4AriBrBIHsBCe9LykOHycOmklAT7qecHK2E9yfOJkjya7sg90_dpnJWcyIEZjkgjCy0pviNjI4Byewv_8UIcsDALWYxiD1VacVo1ukbqLrztdhNIaMWsvjKyRPchI3j7ykV1YYdRly9OFw=w1003-h1337-no?authuser=0 So, with winter hopefully gone, t...
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Drl bulb holder wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

The DRL's are bright (21w) when the headlamps are off, and dim (4w) once headlamps are on.

All of my cars run LED' Drl's and pass the MOT just fine.
by jifflemon
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Oh look, another high price
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Oh look, another high price

MisterH wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:34 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:59 pm
went to Ireland @ 4.5k
Hmmm, wonder how this happened then :P
Obviously it costs £1k to refurb wheels....
by jifflemon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Oh look, another high price
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Oh look, another high price

went to Ireland @ 4.5k

It's Lavender metallic.
by jifflemon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Help needed. No start. No spark
Replies: 52
Views: 2337

Re: Help needed. No start. No spark

Thanks guys, I have a few new parts arriving this week including a new crank sensor. I have a 1991 ES with a 1.7 B18EP engine. It was running fine Wednesday and didnt start Friday. No power to the fuel pump or coil. The 2 relays under the dash are the same and interchangeable. Might that be an issu...
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Help needed. No start. No spark
Replies: 52
Views: 2337

Re: Help needed. No start. No spark

The relays are best thought of as: Ignition relay and a control relay. The ignition relay powers EVERYTHING, from injections, sensors and fuel pump. The control relay, controls the ignition relay. The control relay is switched by the ECU. So when the ECU "sees" engine activity (crank sensor) it eart...
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

It's why I would favour a cold repair... and P40 is the top of my list... but it has a stigma about it and I didn't want to get ripped at the next update! Considering the amount of fresh metal I have thrown at this car, perhaps I could get this 1x pass! :lol: we're watching........ :rofl: What are ...
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Help needed. No start. No spark
Replies: 52
Views: 2337

Re: Help needed. No start. No spark

It really does, thank you. I have ordered a new crank position sensor. But what I'm struggling to get my head around with is the relay, I think the one for the fuel pump which seems to give power to fuel pump, coil and injectors. It appears to be working but when key is turned it clicks but power i...
by jifflemon
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: A wheel arch issue

Good news is, Vactan has arrived. Bad news, it is too cold to use it (apparently can't be below 10 degrees) Thinking of putting a chalk wash on the affected areas to neutralise any salt and stop it getting worse. Anyone got any better ideas? Warm area with hairdryer - Apply vactan - Problem solved
by jifflemon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Torque rods
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Rear Torque rods

Volvo never sold the bush separately. Complete torque rods are the only way.

And yes, skandix / Poland are the main sources....

How desperate are you for them?
by jifflemon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear light cluster queries
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Rear light cluster queries

I am keeping an eye on breakers and reproductions but both are pretty expensive for decent ones. Perhaps I may just have to bite the bullet and pay! As someone that has, I can tell you the quality is superb. I’ll be doing a full post on here soon detailing the pro’s and cons of the solution. In the...
by jifflemon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books

is it not just this one?
by jifflemon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: A wheel arch issue
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: A wheel arch issue

first, work out where it's coming from. Is it from outside in, or inside OUT. if it's a rear arch it's likely to be the later. From outside in, treat the rust with some neutraliser (I'm a fan of vactan) and then overpaint. From inside out, Cavity waxing should halt it - It'd prevent air/moisture fro...