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by 100
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I'll try and take a look under the car this weekend to figure what/where the problem is and I'll put some pics up so we can come up with a definitive solution. No patience! I've ordered 2 new doughnuts, 2 exhaust mounts. I've had quite a successful parts hunt this week across the interwebs - I also...
by 100
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Yup, those are the common universal pads. Used them in one of my other cars, still fine and toasty 4 years later. Great, I've ordered some of these. Might put some in the back as well...! not wishing to teach any grannies about eggs, but remember to turn the pre-tensioners to 'across' before seat r...
by 100
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Not only that, but you can replace both fronts and add pads to the rear seats (or have spares!) for LESS than the cost of a single replacement heated seat thermostat. Ah, I couldn't bring myself to buy from Scandix with ridiculous shipping so I bought some from RS components - Only £14 for two but ...
by 100
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Well, it is you asked, but it very much looks like one of the rear springs is giving up. At first glance it looks like the spring is missing a chunk, but on closer examination, it's actually the bolt from the Tie rod. Yes, thankfully it's just the bolt in the pic. Great updates and an inspiration t...
by 100
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

jifflemon wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:44 am
you may find this post useful.....
I know this isn't what you intended me to take away from that post but, there are different size fuel tanks?!
by 100
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

1) those front shocks look like Sachs ones.... maybe they e been replaced, but that spring cup alone would be reason enough for me to have pulled it all apart! Interesting! Are they considered a decent unit? I am familiar with Sachs from their use in touring cars and the Clio Trophy but don't know ...
by 100
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

If you are feeling flush, there's three brand hub caps for ‎sale on eBay!  X2: https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-3464427-Volvo-480-400-2-enjoliveurs-81280-464427-NOS-neuf-NOS-/184143283451?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1 ‎X1: https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-3462740-Volvo-480-400-enjoliveur-jante-taurus-77450-462740-NOS...
by 100
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

A random update on various goings-on over the past few months: Replaced the radio fuse: https://imgur.com/6SpQLJf.jpg Pulled out the dash to re-flow the solder on the instruments and changed a few bulbs: https://imgur.com/IX29lJp.jpg Which means parts light up that previously never did: https://imgu...
by 100
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: On no uncertain terms...
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: On no uncertain terms...

Get the impression they had a non-payer!
by 100
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

I should be okay to join!
by 100
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 958

Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

A bit high, but not far off the money in my opinion - should it match up to the pictures and description (especially underneath)! If those Pirelli P6000 are new then that's c.£500+ already. The amount of money and time I have put into my 480 probably totals this amount. For someone that wants a full...
by 100
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 39
Views: 1711

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

This looks great, I'll be putting my name down for a full set when the time comes!
by 100
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: How to increase power on a 1992 car but while keeping as close to original condition as possible

Interesting thread! I can't keep my '92 Two-tone in London from April next year due to the ULEZ so I was considering swapping the engine to the 1.7 turbo - to create 'my' ultimate 480. That being said, I'm not really in a position to do this apart from sourcing an engine and loom, getting a couple o...
by 100
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Horns

they are dual connector, two spades per horn :-)
middle picture
Durrrrrr :nuts:
by 100
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Horns

Knew it! Excellent, but will any 335Hz or 400Hz do? Excuse my ignorance...! It seems these two frequencies do come as a pair (although not dual connector): https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163719488439?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163719488439&targetid=595627705353&device...
by 100
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Horns

It seems Scandix has them, but are both horns the same?

http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/el ... 19221/?s=r
by 100
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Horns
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Horns

One of my horns has rusted to death, whilst the other is sounding fairly meek. Considering my liberal use, it would be nice to have something with a little more oomph. That being said, I like the tone of the original and I've been informed that, when they are working properly, they have decent volum...
by 100
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

Great colour!
by 100
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: lift off oversteer
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: lift off oversteer

Steer into it, power out and enjoy! :hopping:
by 100
Thu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear Wiper Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Rear Wiper Spring

The rear wiper arm on the Celebration was pretty much locked solid and the sweep was just as the OP describes - removed wiper arm, cleaned and oiled up, re-acquired the movement and hey presto!
I'll give this a go - thanks!