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by Van
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: It is Alive!

You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on?
by Van
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Low mileage Celebration for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 998

Re: Low mileage Celebration for sale

In the Netherlands they ask more for lesser cars. They would put this one up for five figures and it would probably not sell.
by Van
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: TV channel +1 (timeshift service)
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: TV channel +1 (timeshift service)

Great explanations from you both, thanks! I have been watching BBC via satellite since the nineties, and really discovered ITV and Channel 4 and 5 et al. since about 5 years. Apart from that I view a lot of the German channels and NHK-World -I am a big Sumo fan. There are plenty of Dutch channels, I...
by Van
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: TV channel +1 (timeshift service)
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

TV channel +1 (timeshift service)

I view a lot* of freeview UK TV. Many channels have an extra channel with an hour timeshift eg. ITV4+1, channel 5+1 etc. What is the exact point of this? And why doesn't the BBC have it -for as much as I know.

*actually not a lot but when I do big part of it is UK.
by Van
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 2447

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

You all had a great meeting, a pleasure to see the images.

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:48 pm
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Seeing the 480 nose as on the red car in this image, I can imagine the designer may have been inspired by the nose of the Ferrari 412.
by Van
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 948

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

What does "TT" stand for? "Twin Turbo"?

Anyway it's still a car with all that belongs to it, insurance, road tax, maintenance, more maintenance, oh and it is a 480, so add even more maintenance.

30,000 even if it is true it is very low. It is not good for a car to drive only 1,000mls/y.
by Van
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Wow, Jinyu tires, the owner really must have put some money in the car... Let’s have it right - incorrectly sized Jinyu tyres! :rofl: You can tell an awful lot about an older car simply from the tyres. Clearly this owner has gone with the “what’s the cheapest thing that’ll fit my car” approach. Ver...
by Van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

...The only further observation I'd make about the 480 subject of this post is that it appears to be missing the stone-chip stickers at the rear arches, which is always the clue to the arches having been done. In which case, it's a little disappointing to see rust bubbles forming again. On the eigh...
by Van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Wow, Jinyu tires, the owner really must have put some money in the car...
by Van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

Thieves torch cars to hide any traces that could be linked to them: hairs, fibers, DNA...
They don't give a shit, if they did they wouldn't have stolen your car in the first place.
by Van
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Some episodes from the life of my 480
Replies: 166
Views: 52613

Re: Some episodes from the life of my 480

Posted before but compromised by the Photobucket 25mb/month download limit:

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Aftermarket airbags for the 480
by Van
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Some episodes from the life of my 480
Replies: 166
Views: 52613

Re: Some episodes from the life of my 480

480 in the wet:

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by Van
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Some episodes from the life of my 480
Replies: 166
Views: 52613

Re: Some episodes from the life of my 480

Just an image saved from the compromised Photobucket account and stored elsewhere:

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by Van
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: 480 GT

I am interested :) Sadly i found out from seller the car is from germany for sure but on the paper that is suppose to be the paper u get when u buy the car are just some random numbers that mean nothing... i can show the pic if you want. But the car that he is selling have most of that things u men...
by Van
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: 480 GT

I thought to know the GT also had heated seats and traction control.
by Van
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 31
Views: 1381

Re: Oooops I did it again....

... I mean seriously people, when was the last time you bought a 480 with heater buttons like this? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EJjG_XLyNTeuZnP3QFSPSZT95qSQyVxRze4htZNbb8heQx15H6O_y0h72GdWVHBu-Mk3zdMOZRg1f-XGk5vrgtWA4ZjDoWeHnn0rYF6DjVVsO_sloaDnbKmKNZg6WZ_zcVxkr4Zx07KFbcwQzFW5CturtX4mqg-VXgAPY...
by Van
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The 66k Mile Garage Find
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:53 am
Van wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm
I hope the moderators will forgive me addressing Micahs95turbo in his native language.
No problem at all, but I think he’s an American stationed in Germany!
How was I supposed to know that?! :nuts: :lol:
by Van
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The 66k Mile Garage Find
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: The 66k Mile Garage Find

Also heute ist Samstag und ich hoffe Sie sind nicht enttäuscht. Allerdings wünsche ich auch viel Glück weil ein 480 ist nicht wie ein anderes Auto. Es spricht für den Verkäufer das er bereit ist das Auto selbst zu überfuhren. Generell sind die Briten und die Schotten besonders anständige Leute. Aber...