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by Ortovox77
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: We need to stop this myth....
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: We need to stop this myth....

Now Im really happy that the seller of my latest 480 told me that the rear lights needed to be sealed since they hadn't done that when they were replaced. So hopefully they should be easy to remove.
I bought the car more or less for the rear light to put on my nicest 480.
by Ortovox77
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Lights - Bulbs and motors
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Lights - Bulbs and motors

Regarding the pop-up motor check the relay first. Get a used relay from a junkyard to test with or if you have another Volvo 480 owner close that you can borrow from. I learned this the hard way after changing the pop-up motor twice just to find out that it was a 1minute fix by changing a relay that...
by Ortovox77
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 23
Views: 987

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

You won't be able to find them on GAZ's site as Dai gets them special order through Classic Swede. If you don't mind waiting a while for them. Here's the link: https://www.classicswede.co.uk/Full_on_car_adjustable_coilover_kit_400_series/p1733344_16415871.aspx Yeah the two tone is different. It's t...
by Ortovox77
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 23
Views: 987

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

This will be really interesting to follow. Specifically the engine tuning and suspension since I have one 480 Turbo that I want to tune also. By the way what GAZ coilovers are you going to use? I have tried to find some coilover kit from a known manufacturer but have not found anything. By the way t...
by Ortovox77
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No more original spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: No more original spark plugs

In my old Haynes service book NGK-BPR6ES was recommended so I used them on my old 1990 Turbo (cat) for many years. Also tested NGK-BPR7ES that can handle more heat since I ran with 0,75bar turbo boost but went back to NGK-BPR6ES since I felt they ran little smother and I never had any problems on th...
by Ortovox77
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: rear drains, where does the water come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: rear drains, where does the water come from?

On my old 480 with sun roof I cannot remember seeing any draining holes in the list around the sun roof. From what I know the sunroof should be leak free, and I haven't had any big problems with water coming in on that car in the rear. But on my current 480's the sealant around the rear light and th...
by Ortovox77
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Genius idea or crazy drunken fool?
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Genius idea or crazy drunken fool?

Don't think GDPR should be a problem since in Sweden you can pay to get a list of all cars and owners from the government based on certain brand, model, year and even stuff like age and gender. Little scary but I have actually been contacted buy a person interested in buying my car (not a 480 :) ) ...
by Ortovox77
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Genius idea or crazy drunken fool?
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Genius idea or crazy drunken fool?

Don't think GDPR should be a problem since in Sweden you can pay to get a list of all cars and owners from the government based on certain brand, model, year and even stuff like age and gender. Little scary but I have actually been contacted buy a person interested in buying my car (not a 480 :) ) e...
by Ortovox77
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

Greetings Everybody, bit lost about who's doing what with 3D printed items. I could use the following 3D printed items: 2x repair kit for window operating mechanisms, 1x L/H & 1x R/H DRL lens covers - I like the look of the ones Ortovox77 is developing. 6x door trim clips (the round ones). Can anyo...
by Ortovox77
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Car does not start with a specific dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Car does not start with a specific dashboard

The ability of a Volvo 480 to start has NOTHING to do with the instrument cluster. :) You car should start and drive fine without an instrument cluster fitted at all! It could have trouble charging the battery as the alternator must be ignited either through the tell-tale lamp or the 120 ohm resist...
by Ortovox77
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 map
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Volvo 480 map

Not sure what happened but the link was not editable any more.
But it should be fixed now.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... 370973&z=5
by Ortovox77
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 map
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Volvo 480 map

I have written in the French Volvo 480 forum so they have started to add their cars now also :)
Swedish 480 club forum also but that seems to be really dead.
by Ortovox77
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Car does not start with a specific dashboard
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Car does not start with a specific dashboard

Hi everyone, This is not a critical issue but it was very strange when it happen to me yesterday. So I have an old 1990 Turbo that Im scrapping, the engine has always started and run very well but last time I wanted to move it I couldn't get it to start. I didn't do much investigation since it's bee...
by Ortovox77
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Hi, I have just started getting more active in the Volvo 480 community after many years so haven't seen this until now. Is there anything happening with this? I'm interested in minimum one set of rear lights. I have started looking into doing some casting myself but it will not be easy or cheap. Thi...
by Ortovox77
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My home made exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 208

My home made exhaust

Today I removed my exhaust system from my old 480 that will be scrapped. Still looks ok after more than 15years 😁 , just miss on exhaust pipe. http://www.volvo480center.com/upload/images/2/avgasbygge/IMG_20181117_151457.jpg When it was just finished. http://www.volvo480center.com/upload/images/2/200...
by Ortovox77
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 map
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Volvo 480 map

I will try to spread it to other Volvo 480 clubs also, but there does not seem to be much activity other than here.
by Ortovox77
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

I have made some updates to the DRL lamp "glas" and been able to copy it quite close. There are some tweaks still to be made but the main challenge is the print out and material to make it more transparent and minimize the printout patterns. I will test a better material today and see if it is possi...
by Ortovox77
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Relay Wehrle 20210032 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Relay Wehrle 20210032 replacement

Closest I could find is the Wehrle 20 210 100A, same pin configuration and 12v 30A.
I cannot find any info on the current for 20 210 032 but I cannot think of anything that should take more than 30A.
by Ortovox77
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - Phillips DC942
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Wanted - Phillips DC942

Did a search to help and only found this in Netherlands https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/auto-diver ... ousPage=lr
by Ortovox77
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 map
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Volvo 480 map

Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:23 pm
ok added mine (sort of in correct area :-) )

but photo not visible, probably done somat wrong . . .. . .
I can see the picture of a nice red 480 :) so it seem to work now.