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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: 96
Views: 9152

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: 96
Views: 9152

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: 96
Views: 9152

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: 1157

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: 408

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: 68
Views: 5622

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: 78
Views: 6159

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: 78
Views: 6159

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: 68
Views: 5622

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!...
by 100
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

It sounds like the same thing that happens when you try to start either of mine without disarming the immobiliser first. Everything lights up with the key in the ignition, but as soon as you turn the key to start it all just stops - no clicking, no flashing, no turning over of the engine. Might it ...
by 100
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Evening all, Driving the car down to Bristol tomorrow to have a stainless exhaust put on, however I’ve encountered a bit of an issue that has been occurring intermittently over the past couple of months. When I turn the ignition either: - the relays click and the dials go dead. Removing the key and ...
by 100
Wed May 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

So thankfully, the car is back together which is a bit of a relief, even took it to the pub! https://imgur.com/nmQmwZp.jpg Social distancing at Wills: https://imgur.com/aTKTTPu.jpg https://imgur.com/7F5VCV6.jpg The back box cooked the exhaust tape so it's back to sounding like a shit rally car and I...
by 100
Wed May 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I'd probably removed the other one, gives you a chance to scrub them both clean, and the panel behind it too. Definitely what I'll be doing! Piston diameter is the same across the range (54mm). Fwd cars don't really need bigger brakes at the back. They tend to do very little as it is until you get ...
by 100
Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

An update for the last few days work, I've been taking this very steady and making mistakes every step of the way so it's been a bit painful...! To summarise: Before: https://imgur.com/D2YZpH2.jpg After: https://imgur.com/s6wL5x9.jpg Removing some tape was enough to remove my 'limited' badge... http...
by 100
Mon May 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Small update: De-rusted and protected: https://imgur.com/FraNKiJ.jpg Back in the bumper: https://imgur.com/Mw4STkg.jpg https://imgur.com/Hg8dtop.jpg Finished bumper: https://imgur.com/A2QIOPr.jpg Excuse the filthiness of my work area! Rust treatment is on going on the rear of the car, and the other ...
by 100
Mon May 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update September 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 10666

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

What a mess, but what amazing work; I wish I had the capability to do this!

How did you achieve the rubbery mottled surface along the lower sill, as I am just about to try and do this with Dinitrol 447.
by 100
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Turbo calipers, rebuild kit and paint kit are enroute to me now, need to get this bumper back on before my attention is drawn away to more exciting things! Any tips on pads or discs, I know it comes up for discussion quite regularly in the brake section but does anyone have first hand experience wit...
by 100
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

There is a local company that we use for water jetting that could make up the replacements but they need a pattern or drawing to start from. I could ask about getting a batch made but until you get to 100s the cost is daft (I'd suggest in thin SS?) What file formats do they need for their machines?...
by 100
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 96
Views: 9152

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

The evil sponges are not the main bumper cover, but are sandwiched up around the sides, tucked into this plastic shelf Oh I've seen those, they look suitably rank. Exterior desrusting of the bumper bar is good, but ensure you cavity wax the inners, as they tend to rot inside out. Ah yes, I have som...