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by nicklee
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1237

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Great news :)
thanks for getting out there and doing the research!
by nicklee
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: ABS Fault Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2471

Re: ABS Fault Problem

unless you get confirmation that another accumulator fits, then go with the part from Jaguar. It's expensive but it's a Teves part made in Germany - at least the one i got from them was - and it works perfectly. They should last around 8 years so if you intend on keeping the car it's not a bad inves...
by nicklee
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Flashing abs light
Replies: 12
Views: 2373

Re: Flashing abs light

Just a thought on this. When you refit the accumulator (whether it's new or recharged) you should use a new small rubber washer with a circular cross section. Unhelpfully i have no dimensions for this, but one came with my jaguar accumulator. Without this - and given the pressure the break fluid is ...
by nicklee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Flashing abs light
Replies: 12
Views: 2373

Re: Flashing abs light

the recharge is certainly worth a go! £45 is a quarter of what I paid Jaguar for a new one ;) Autozone seems to think: "Nitrogen in the accumulator is pre-charged to approximately 870 psi. During normal operation, the pump and motor assembly charges the accumulator with brake fluid to an operation r...
by nicklee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: alternative engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: alternative engines?

this has probably come a little late as a replacement 2.0 sounds like the easiest option by far! However, the F3R in my Renault 19 RSi is a great engine, torquer and more refined than the 1.7 B18FP in my 480, not quite as effective at higher speeds but fantastic at lower rpm. It's 1.8 8v with 115hp ...
by nicklee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Flashing abs light
Replies: 12
Views: 2373

Re: Flashing abs light

it might be worth considering that these accumulators only last about 8 years because the high pressure nitrogen gradually creeps out of them, i think even when they aren't in service. So if the one in your shed has been sitting around for a long time it might not be any better than the one in the c...
by nicklee
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?

cheers! the clusters might outlive the car ;)
by nicklee
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1317

Re: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?

sllllightly off topic here but on the subject of preserving front light clusters (one of the purposes of LED conversion) I just use the standard two filament DRL bulbs but insulate the 'bright' contact so that the car can only ever use the lower output filament. Dim DRLs at all times, no warning lig...
by nicklee
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 1200 rpm when warm
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: 1200 rpm when warm

My 1992 1.7 B18FP engine had a similar problem for ages and no amount of tinkering with switches, sensors, leads, ICV would fix it. As with your car mine would only idle high when the engine was up to temp. In the end I sorted it out by tightening the idle control screw (hidden under a green plastic...
by nicklee
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 480 burnt in music video
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: 480 burnt in music video

here's one that makes it thru the video - an 'S' i think...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK443VzHKg8
by nicklee
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front seats
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Front seats

god this is one hell of a job. it took forever to get mine out and you've gotta be so careful not to destroy the torx bolts. it's an idea beforehand to clean up the bolts from underneath with a soft wire brush and plenty of whichever spray lubricant you're using (i think i had some silicone stuff) a...
by nicklee
Sun May 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17661

Re: So, today was the day...

the 480 very clearly holding its own!
can't beat a paris blue either.
by nicklee
Sat May 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

Hi, My post on the Teves Mk2 ABS system might be helpful here. Basically tells you how to diagnose and replace the hydraulic accumulator. http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35151&p=209657&hilit=teves+mk2&sid=0e724d4ecb37a795ece4ffbd6667a7f1#p209657 The accumulators are still ...
by nicklee
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 25
Views: 2248

Re: Battery drain

One other thing to rule out - and which was draining my battery overnight until i figured it out - is wear in the brake pedal mechanism which causes the pedal to drop slightly, activating the brake light switch. I had no idea what was going in with my car until one day I glanced back at it after par...
by nicklee
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: broken windscreen - available??
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: broken windscreen - available??

I had mine done about three weeks ago by autoglass for the £75 excess on my insurance. They did a good job, fitted a pilkington screen with top tint and the vin reader window. The guy gave me the impression there were plenty of screens just sitting around in warehouses. I also took the scuttle and t...
by nicklee
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Teves mk2 ABS - Hydraulic Accumulator Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 3408

Re: Teves mk2 ABS - Hydraulic Accumulator Replacement

Nice one - thanks for the link.

And you're quite right. I tried swapping out all my relays before tackling the accumulator, but unfortunately it didn't solve my problem.

always nice to have brakes that work eh ;)
by nicklee
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Teves mk2 ABS - Hydraulic Accumulator Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 3408

Teves mk2 ABS - Hydraulic Accumulator Replacement

Hi - I've been a member since 2008, used the wisdom of the forum plenty of times to keep my car on the road, and finally might have a few things to give back... I've been running a 1992 Paris Blue ES as my only car since 2008 in which time I've stuck about 55,000 miles on it, taking the grand total ...
by nicklee
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Breaking 2.0 litre GT
Replies: 47
Views: 6933

just fitted an offside window mechanism bought from james (many thanks!) and it runs like a dream. puts the passenger side to shame...

i'm now considering taking the nearside mech out just to lubricate it.

time.on.my.hands.