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by 100
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Thanks for all the info. I’ll make sure I ask all of these questions when I go! Sorry you had such a rubbish experience. :cry: Ditto... thanks for the write up. Sorry to hear its been grief. No problem at all, just please make sure you choose a place that is recommended or will at least put some ef...
by 100
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Haha as a number plate enthusiast, I think the number is fine as you have managed to get the right age identifier(K) :hopping: Odd to think that a long time ago this particular car was the first one I had the intention of getting, before it sold to flipping bangers (I believe this is the car right?...
by 100
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

A bit of an update as I haven't in a while - nothing particularly exciting. Firstly, I sourced rebuilt and has some Turbo calipers powder coated - yet to be fit: https://imgur.com/enj0l8C.jpg Took a picture with a lesser vehicle: https://imgur.com/fVLJXXs.jpg Added some sound deadening: Before: http...
by 100
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Tyre Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6452

Re: Tyre Thread

I have 195/50 82V Michelin Pilot Sport 3 on Pud, and she certainly seems very happy on them. I've just bought some Continental All Season tyres for the front of mine. As expected the Turanzas on the rear have plenty of life in them (I should have rotated them). I was initially going to get Michelin...
by 100
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: Volvo 480 - 2.0 TT 93' (Facebook)

I was a bit disappointed when I found out that you could get a 2.0 in a TT, when I 'only' had the 1.7! Not that I would swap my car now of course... just maybe the engine... :D
by 100
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Lower front spoiler/splitter
Replies: 32
Views: 1187

Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:53 pm
Wayne at W R Composites I believe Have a search for that term on here. I believe Sylvia (Dragonflyjewels) has been in touch recently
I spoke to him earlier in the year and he wanted £140 for one. I couldn't bring myself to pay that much even though I'd like one!
by 100
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Definitely worth mentioning it! A few others have suggested it would be a good idea in other threads, the main problem always being everyone is spread all over the country!
by 100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

Thanks for your replies. I think a set of steel wheels with some track day tyres is the way to go and a good shout loose some weight from the car. Just don't remove anything that's fixed down and will need to go back in at a later date - it'll get lost/forgotten or broken! Without meaning to sound ...
by 100
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: TT on eBay - Tavistock
Replies: 24
Views: 749

Re: TT on eBay - Tavistock

Pretty cool (from a 1.7 two tone owners perspective) that it's a 2 litre. £2k does look expensive considering what bits others have listed - I bought mine for a little more on the basis that everything was there and worked aside from the rear heated window...! Honestly? I strongly suspect yet anothe...
by 100
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Improving 2.0l for track days
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Improving 2.0l for track days

In my experience, tyres and brakes are the priority in terms of performance. Arguably more important than performance, is reliability! Having your car in good mechanical condition is important, you want to make sure you get the most out of your day and not have to give up half way through and you al...
by 100
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

So... Purchase in 03/18 so coming up to 2.5 years of ownership and bought on the basis that it was a clean car with minimal work required. Costs excluding MOT/servicing/labour and consumable parts: Main costs (necessary): Water pump: £50 Repair coolant and PAS pump: £140 Rear caliper: £74 Starter mo...
by 100
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:30 am
100 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:38 am
For the benefit of the forum search: how to change rear brake pads / piston not returning compressing
I've covered it twice!

Rear brake overhaul how to

and also in Henry's service post
And I used your post as my guide, but it took me a long time to figure out the piston needed rotating!
by 100
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 108
Views: 11790

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Nothing much to update as I seem to be in a period of maintenance rather than improvement - although my Turbo front calipers are currently being painted. Typically the evening before driving down to Devon it became apparent that, as my girlfriend put it, we has 'run out' of brake pad. Turns out the ...
by 100
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another dreamer?
Replies: 32
Views: 1711

Re: Another dreamer?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26115/lot/92/ Some more pics. Dodgy numberplate (although weirdly think it suits the styling of the car!), exhaust and head unit; no floor mats, little red flashing light on the dashboard is missing, aftermarket speakers (no bad thing) but they are showing through t...
by 100
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Washer jet alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Washer jet alternative

I've used these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Series-Defender-Windscreen-Washer-Jets-Nozzles-PRC2437-x-2-pieces/171876511996?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 They hit the bottom of the bonnet unless you remove the small washer you can see in the image. Fairly simil...
by 100
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 73
Views: 7392

Re: Oooops I did it again....

Bumper bar is still in the science bin! :shock: Totally forgot about that! Drill bits were just good old HSS, lots of cutting fluid used and slowish drilling. Brake lines are UTTER hell.... They were definitely fitted pre-tank during assembly and designed to catch the worst of the road crap. the ro...
by 100
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 83
Views: 8132

Re: Snazzy's story

Thanks for posting pics of yours 100, are yours welded on at the top ? There is no sign of weld on mine so bro was wondering if the top bit attached to something else that was welded. Jeff's crafty plan to try 3d printing wouldn't work well if welding is the only option :lol: I'm not sure if they a...
by 100
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Snazzy's story
Replies: 83
Views: 8132

Re: Snazzy's story

I have also encountered the mudflap brackets when doing my rear arch revival: Left: https://imgur.com/5G9CfMF.jpg Right: https://imgur.com/qHIacDv.jpg You might have expected the nearside to be worse than the offside given its proximity to the gunk on the edge of the road, interestingly the conditio...
by 100
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 73
Views: 7392

Re: Oooops I did it again....

How did the rear bumper bar come out of the mad scientist bin? Also, what kind of drill bits did you use to drill out the seat bolt, they appear to made of the hardest material known to man and just destroys drill bits! I've tried Titanium Nitride Coated HSS Drill, but is there anything more suited!...