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by Dan the 480 Man
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: wheel arch covers
Replies: 10
Views: 3331

Re: wheel arch covers

Get 'em repaired properly! Like these :wink:

It might cost a few £/€/$, but it'd be worth it.
by Dan the 480 Man
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Several electrical problems
Replies: 29
Views: 2376

Re: Several electrical problems

I'd have a look at the 80 amp mega-fuse. It's above the radiator near the alternator in a black plastic housing. It's like a giant bladed fuse. If I remember rightly it's not clear though, so you will need a multi-meter to test it. Don't ask me for the correct values because I don't remember them! D...
by Dan the 480 Man
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Paris Blue '91 480 Turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Paris Blue '91 480 Turbo

Hi people... Well, since leaving the 480 world, i've not been here at all really. Having a house leaves me little time to peruse forums etc :lol: However, I've been hankering after a 89/90 440 Turbo for a while now, and whilst they seem to be rarer than rocking horse poo, I did find this whilst sear...
by Dan the 480 Man
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Crackling bass
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

Re: Crackling bass

As if! Glad you have sourced the problem. With regards to re-wiring, it depends.... Do you want to run all the speakers off the amp, or keep them running of the headunit? If they are aftermarket speakers, i'd upgrade the wire anyway, but thats just me! If you're not too fussed about access, this was...
by Dan the 480 Man
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Crackling bass
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

Re: Crackling bass

It may just be that at low volumes it's not noticeable... It could be a dodgy contact somewhere. eitherway, replacing the wiring (as much of an arse as it is) should cure the problem I would have thought. I don't think a bad earth would affect it to be honest... I know how important tunage is in the...
by Dan the 480 Man
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: Crackling bass
Replies: 16
Views: 4088

Re: Crackling bass

I feel your pain Rach! From memory, you do do exactly that. It is a bit of a pig when you're down in the footwell mind you... And if I remember correctly, it's also a pain in the rear to get the plastic trim back on that's near your feet (the part where the bonnet release is!). I found getting a pip...
by Dan the 480 Man
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '91 Paris 480 Turbo, 77k, 3 owners, FSH....
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Thanks for the kind words guys... The reserve was set at £1300, and the auction ended at £1220. However, in true eBay style, none of the bidders have been in-touch despite being offered 'second chance' offers. No surprise there really. It was advertised on www.carandclassic.co.uk, and yesterda...
by Dan the 480 Man
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '91 Paris 480 Turbo, 77k, 3 owners, FSH....
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

'91 Paris 480 Turbo, 77k, 3 owners, FSH....

Hi guys. The world of 480 doesn't grip me as much as it once did. I'm enjoying having a life and money to spend :rofl: As you're well aware, my 480 sold some time back, but my Dad is now going to sell his. He cant justify a shopping trip and the occasional journey for the road tax and insurance anym...
by Dan the 480 Man
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine 'restrained'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Ah-ha! An OBD2 connector is what I was looking for. I knew about the unit on the suspension, it read 1-1-1, which is why I needed to know if there was another plug on the car somewhere... As it turned out, the car is sorted! :D Dad popped the bonnet after trying a few other things, but no joy. So, h...
by Dan the 480 Man
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine 'restrained'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Ok, cheers guys. We've been to my Uncles garage, and he has a diagnostic system. He said he can check the car IF it has an external diagnostic plug in the engine bay somewhere. Does the 480 have such a thing somewhere? I know there's the little black box by the top of the suspension, but surely it's...
by Dan the 480 Man
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine 'restrained'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Right... Taken all the pipes off again today to check for splits... None. We also checked the shaft on the turbo, and that is fine: it's spinning freely and slows to a stop freely. I made an error in my original posting: after taking it out again today, the noise we used to get on gear change from t...
by Dan the 480 Man
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine 'restrained'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Word... JT! :) Thats one thing we didn't check: to see if the shaft was spinning freely. What sort of resistance should we expect? I guess just no resistance at all and for it to stop freely without suddenly just stopping? I did check the wastegate by hand and it is free, no question. I did wonder w...
by Dan the 480 Man
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Engine 'restrained'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Engine 'restrained'...

Hi people! Long time no posty! No, I don't have a 480 again (too much emotional hard-work!), but my Dad still has his. Just a few brief details of it: 1991 Manual Turbo, 74k on the clock, standard ECU. He's having issues with the Turbo at the moment. I've taken it out for a drive to get my own feel ...
by Dan the 480 Man
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Photos of Volvo 440 with Taurus alloys
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

This could be a late '92. Def. a Mk 1.5 which is pre-face lift, just not the very first shape front ended 440. http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=1702 http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=1703 I wanted anthracite Taurus on my 480, but now I'm not sure if the...
by Dan the 480 Man
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1991 480 Turbo, 75k, Paris Blue, Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 4947

Hi people. Right-small confession-I have the ownership details incorrect! Still only 3 owners, but it goes like this: Bought at a Volvo dealer in Norwich by a company that used to take clients out etc. This was done for approx 8k miles. It was then bought by a Doctor who had it for ages, then my Dad...
by Dan the 480 Man
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1991 480 Turbo, 75k, Paris Blue, Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 4947

Hi guys. Thanks for the kind words! I forgot to say, the car is a manual! There is also a box of spares which include a pair of orange indicators/repeaters/rear markers, window motor (can't remember which side), Turbo dials, pair of front fogs, switches/relays etc. There's also a roller blind, but h...
by Dan the 480 Man
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1991 480 Turbo, 75k, Paris Blue, Manual
Replies: 18
Views: 4947

1991 480 Turbo, 75k, Paris Blue, Manual

Hi people. My Dad's seriously considering selling his 480. He say's it's a shame for it to be sitting in the garage, only going to Asda once a week, with maybe one or two long trips in a month. I was hoping to inherit it, but as a property is top of the priorities, I can't be thinking about another ...
by Dan the 480 Man
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleaning products advise please
Replies: 2
Views: 534

:lol: Got my computer back today so trawling through the forum posts! Glad to see your 480 repair is on track, looks like the damage is all superficial...and good to see you have a helping hand from somebody who has taken 480's apart alot! Anyway-cleaning. I get a squirty bottle and fill it with fai...
by Dan the 480 Man
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Volvo's return to the BTCC...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Volvo's return to the BTCC...?

Hi people... As most of you are aware of my interest for all thing motorsport, I found this on the Autosport website...: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73045 A few higher-res pics here: http://www.ridelust.com/new-volvo-c30-race-car/ And this is an old blog, but I just love the sound of...
by Dan the 480 Man
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: wider wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 2576

There's two Mk2 Golf's round here in red that have been dropped to the floor, and both have steels that look identical to that...I did wonder if they were some sort of alloy as I've never seen them up-close, but now I know. One has a glossy black set, the other a matte black with fine red pin-stripe...