Search found 152 matches

by MisterH
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 201
Views: 7048

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

No, I'm pretty sure they'll all give you cancer if you spray them.  Wear a vapour mask (not a dust mask) and you can use the Bilt Hambler, Dinitrol LPS products safely. Add some thin gloves and some goggles for sure as well.  Spraying is the only way to ensure a decent coverage to the extremes wher...
by MisterH
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 201
Views: 7048

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:18 pm
MisterH wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Mine is in the rain at the moment (it will probably be its first winter outside) what is this LPS3 that you speak of?
These products are like Waxoyl but not shit and probably more deadly.
Ok, may be best to stick to dinitrol and WD then! have you any other recommendations?
by MisterH
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 201
Views: 7048

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

So when the car first went in it looked pretty good in the wheel arch department and we were hoping to just split the rear arches by drilling out the spot welds, repairing the metal in small areas and joining them back up. Clearly the 480's predisposition to rusting from the inside out hadn't been ...
by MisterH
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

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

Wow, that must have been a sight to see? what were the dealer staff reaction when an army of 480 enthusiasts came to pass judgement? talk about a comprehensive evaluation... Thankfully there weren’t any salesmen around; just a mechanic who spoke very little English! He did seem bemused by the amoun...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

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

We descended on this and had a really good look at it. First impression was of course immaculate, but then you look closer.... I checked the interior and was pleasantly surprised, the driver's bolster was 'as new' - no scuffs, no stretched stitching, no de-lamination around the stitch holes. The su...
by MisterH
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 am
Epic feelings of want
But what would you do with it? If it can't be driven and enjoyed, and your not a museum, I do fail to see the point.
Didn't I also see that someone said it lacked a VIN so couldn't be legal anyway?
by MisterH
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1168813

Takes the recent theme of 'asking all the money' to dizzying new heights :eek:
by MisterH
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also, I need to find one of these for the pop-ups, I am tired of fixing them all the time, only for the passenger side to flip down again... By the way, if a headlight pops up when it should close or closes when it should pop up (and stays there), you have fixed the popup motor arm in the opposite ...
by MisterH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

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

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:12 pm
They’re located not too far from the start of the meet...

Just wondering how amusing it would be to descend en-maase to view it...
It would be indeed, I would love to see that, t'would be as if it was judgement day for them!

shame I won't be able to make it though
by MisterH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Looking at your last picture of the radio, I support the straw-clutching that has already taken place but must admit that my gut instinct says "fubarbed" :(. No great logic at all to this suggestion, but have you tried taking it out, unplugging it, then plugging it back in again? Might just be a do...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

The middle bulb is blown on the display and you need a backlight to see an LCD display. Have you looked really really closely to see if it isn’t displaying -C- in the middle? The static noise isn’t that important, you are just amplifying a noisy signal from the car and changing the volume knob is j...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

You don't type the number in, you use the tuning 'UP' button to enter the first digit (e.g. Press up, up, up for "3") If it doesn't display -C- you might be out of luck and it is broken. I would try the first step though and press "1"‎ and see if you can then enter numbers with the 'up' key. ‎ Here...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

From https://www.ivgsoft.com/radiocode.php?id=2231 Switch Radio On - Display Shows "-C-" Press preset " 1 " and the display will show " - " Press tuning up button "^" for correct digit Press preset " 1 " to enter Press tuning up button "^" for correct digit Press preset " 1 " to enter Press tuning ...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

For wet footwell I'd check that the drain pipes in the front scuttle are clean. Also, I think a car leaking from the boot area (much more likely) that is parked in an nose-up direction can end ‎end up with wet front footwell. Regarding the code, you might be lucky and have the code on a credit card...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2623

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

New Update, first in a while Yesterday, it was decided to get on with trying to fix the car's issues, as it was looking miserable sat in the rain for weeks on end. first port of call was to try and ascertain the source of the wet passenger front footwell and wet drivers side rear seat and footwell -...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 642

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

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-ES-Limited-Edition-CONTACT-US-ON-01604-646400/183994990278?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D27e29e83a3484eb9beeb352bc3f479ff%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D183994990278%26itm%3D183994990278%26pmt%3D0%26n...
by MisterH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 945

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

How often do these get stolen? I know they are undesirable value wise, and they will probably never rise to very much, but how worried should I be when out and about in mine/what precautions should I take? I think, very rarely. However, given that the only real deterrent is a flashing LED, they're ...
by MisterH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 945

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

I am really really sorry to hear this news and see the awful pictures. As prices have risen considerably recently, could you get a higher market value for it than you paid? Replacement similar looking car on eBay of £2k-ish in very condition. ‎ https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f...
by MisterH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 945

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

A tragic end, truly. :cry:

I just wish people would have the inclination to create, rather than just mindlessly destroy stuff because they can, it really is annoying and frustrating.

I hope that you can find a replacement, I assume there is nothing salvageable?

I am sorry for your loss
by MisterH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 491

'94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-2-0-ES/264491968786?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D1afee691671b42039c31cc28dcfbaf8f%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D264491968786%26itm%3D264491968786%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888....