Search found 409 matches

by bkf_uk
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: very strange occasional engine behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 1555

Re: very strange occasional engine behaviour

An atmospheric dump valve will cause this condition. The ecu has already "read" the quantity of air that has passed the MAF. the dumping of this air to atmosphere causes the ecu to judge the fueling wrong and a very rich followed by a sudden lean fuel air ratio will be detected. with this condtion t...
by bkf_uk
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale - Volvo 440 Rear wheel arch repair panel
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: For Sale - Volvo 440 Rear wheel arch repair panel

bump!

New price £15 or ill take it down the scrappy and weigh it in! this panel cost me £70 and the paint cost me £30!!
by bkf_uk
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: color matched cem´s
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: color matched cem´s

440 + 460 's dont have CEMs hence there are less electrical gremlins in the 440 +460.
by bkf_uk
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Door latch
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Door latch

Nope they are diffrent. 480 locks wont work with a 440. look on ebay pleanty of 440's going to the knackers yard now. if i had known i would of taken the ones from my 440 before i scrapped it.
by bkf_uk
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!

You might find its a 12 year anti-perforation warranty rather than just corrosion. Also, they usually insist on a yearly paintwork inspection, usually done with its annual service if it has full dealer history. Had everything ford could ever of wanted to comply with there stupid warranty but they h...
by bkf_uk
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Starting problems some progress but PLEASE HELP !!
Replies: 51
Views: 3465

Re: Starting problems -- PLEASE HELP !!

it might seem to turn over fine but the starter will be drawing too much power from the battery, the turbo ecu's wont work with a voltage that goes under 11v so you could be spinning the starter all day but the power is too low for the ecu so a spark wont be sent!
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: For Sale - Volvo 440 Rear wheel arch repair panel
Replies: 1
Views: 382

For Sale - Volvo 440 Rear wheel arch repair panel

right i have for sale a drivers side rear wheel arch repair panel for a 440, that with a little modding could easily become a new arch for a rusty 480. Obviously having scrapped my 440 i no longer need this panel! £30 collection only (will send courier but cant promise it wont get damaged, TNT can ...
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Very squeeky brakes!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: Very squeeky brakes!!

any decent local autofactor will get them for you, you will also want a small tube of copper grease
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 181
Views: 22638

Re: Spammers

well at least i can see the spammers are posting in the right section of the forum - non 480 related!
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Starting problems some progress but PLEASE HELP !!
Replies: 51
Views: 3465

Re: Starting problems -- PLEASE HELP !!

i would say take the starter out (i know it's a horrible job!) and throw it at the neighbours cat then go get a new new one. that should hopefuly sort the problem out. more then likely the solinoid is on it's last legs!
by bkf_uk
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Silver '92 Turbo Worth Saving (480 CLUB MEMEBER BEEN TO VIEW
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: Silver '92 Turbo Worth Saving

damit, the perfect car to of used the parts from my 440 to save!! now ive gone and bought a bloody ford!!

On the upshot that car looks on the outside in ok condition even the one scabby rear arch isnt that bad compared to some ive seen. hope someone saves it!
by bkf_uk
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 4 5 2 Start interlock
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: 4 5 2 Start interlock

starter needs a whack with a hammer if this fixes the problem then you need a new starter. sounds like the solinoid is throwing but not fully.
by bkf_uk
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Starting problems some progress but PLEASE HELP !!
Replies: 51
Views: 3465

Re: Starting problems -- PLEASE HELP !!

I would say you are ready for a new starter. also check your earth on the gearbox. Check condition of spark plugs / HT leads / dizzy cap / rotor arm. check the state of the wiring from your ignition switch (not sure though as i can see your a r5 conversion) Check the condition of your engine temp se...
by bkf_uk
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: what battrey size do you guys use ?
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: what battrey size do you guys use ?

must admit i had a 90ah diesel battery in my 440 but my starter motor was on it's last legs so turned real slow!
by bkf_uk
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!

You might find its a 12 year anti-perforation warranty rather than just corrosion. Also, they usually insist on a yearly paintwork inspection, usually done with its annual service if it has full dealer history. Yep it is, but the rust has been caused by a manufacturing defects. also went to the dea...
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!

Hmm seems ive learnt a new acronim now. FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily. Turns out the focus speedo sensor is as big a pain in the arse to get to as the 440 turbo autos one was (right in an impossible place to reach unless you are a russian contortionist) And are even more expensive than the volvo one at...
by bkf_uk
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 400 series problems infecting my new car!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

400 series problems infecting my new car!!

How the hell could problems that were present in my 440 have reapeared in my ford focus?? did i not put enough chicken nuggets in the 440 when i scrapped it to entice the little bastard gremlins to stay with it? problems that have occoured that 400 series cars also suffer:- 1, ICV appears to have pa...
by bkf_uk
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Emissions for MOT - idle CO high
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: Emissions for MOT - idle CO high

High idle + bad emmisions = duff lambda from my experiance with the 440. nice to see that parts of the 440 have been put to good use! I must adnit i ran the 440 with a universal cheapo lambda from the autofactors and it run perfectly with it. Also check for any air leaks AFTER the MAF as this will m...
by bkf_uk
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM3 - bust? with pic
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: CEM3 - bust? with pic

take a trip to your local maplin store and you will be able to get another cap from there. as for soldering just go gently with a soldering iron.
by bkf_uk
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Full engine package
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Full engine package

r5gtt another pm sent