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by Van
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: For the Record: The family quattro
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: For the Record: The family quattro

Great story, it somehow sounds familiar, are you sure you didn't post about it before?
by Van
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just how safe should I feel?
Replies: 31
Views: 336

Re: Just how safe should I feel?

Here's a bad crash on x-mas morning 2011. While intoxicated the driver hit a road barrier, causing the death of the passenger. It's hard to tell from the images if the passenger had used the seat belt. Even when belted the passenger may have suffered head injuries from the roll over. The driver was...
by Van
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 book
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Volvo 480 book

Delighted to say that the Dutch book about the 480 I have been English-language editing and partially re-writing is finally finished. :D It starts with the background of Volvo coupes and follows the 480 from conception right through to the end of production. Along the way it sheds light on some of ...
by Van
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: They're like busses...
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: They're like busses...

Why can't "Rob" make an Ebay account for himself?
by Van
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Anglia car auctions
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Anglia car auctions

I love the styling of the Aston Martin Lagonda.
by Van
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Anyone had experience with Mk1 Cavaliers?

Frankly I've never driven a Cavalier, but many times the Opel version of it. If you like rear-wheel drive cars they are good and fun to drive. Make sure to have one with a bigger engine though.
by Van
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: msn article from May
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: msn article from May

It's a front wheel drive, and a good one. But it is not nor drives like a rear wheel driven car. For that a driveshaft to the rear is needed. This does not mean the 480 is less or not good. But it's fwd not a rwd period. Nobody by the way will ever have discussions how a rwd drives like a fwd. The w...
by Van
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: How to replace the rear washer nozzle - The Guide

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:44 pm
On the subject of losing the nut down inside, I'd stuff a good sized rag in to form a bung for the nut to land on.
That is really clever. A sponge also will do.
by Van
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Some episodes from the life of my 480
Replies: 173
Views: 56946

Re: Some episodes from the life of my 480

A friend sent me some images of drawings, models and prototypes of the nose-job that never made it into production.

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I suppose these are well known and no need to up them all?
by Van
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing...
by Van
Sat May 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Info Centre Accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Info Centre Accuracy

'Afternoon All I was wondering, having read the account by Motor magazine of their long term test of the 480ES, in which nearly everything possible went wrong. One of the issues they found was that when the info centre read there was a 20 mile fuel range left in the tank, there was actually nothing...
by Van
Sat May 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 91 White Turbo Spanish
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: 91 White Turbo Spanish

Hello! ... https://i.postimg.cc/L8Jqw5kR/Volvo-001.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MHZHDpZC/Volvo-002.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qqmRZHzz/Volvo-003.jpg ... Judging by those pictures the brothers must be true connoisseurs. I think I see a Lancia Delta, an Alfa Giulia Bertone, a 2nd generation Ford Escort and...
by Van
Sun May 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: wow !
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: wow !

In Turbo trim, the 2.0 inline-four makes 120 horsepower...
by Van
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Missing being in the club
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Missing being in the club

Nobody likes you driving a SUV. Owning a 480 will make you lots of new friends. Here on the forum, in the auto-parts shop and in the workshop.
by Van
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42579

Re: Blinky 51/480

As for the knob: 3D-printing?
Or if you can form a mold, make one from epoxy resin.
by Van
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42579

Re: Blinky 51/480

Am I the only one noticing that the blue/cold indicator at the temperature slider has swapped from right to left?
by Van
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 1994 480 S on eBay
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: 1994 480 S on eBay

Congratulations on your purchase! Enjoy the car!
by Van
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 428
Views: 42579

Re: Blinky 51/480

ɥɐǝʎ ןoן
by Van
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Storage tips
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: My Storage tips

I had my car under a cover for several years. I used a good cover with a cloth lining. I had worked out a folding scheme to have the cover moved and replaced in the easiest and quickest way. It was always windy where the car was parked, but when it would be heavy windy I used a strap all round the c...
by Van
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Unfortunate 480 caught fire
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Unfortunate 480 caught fire