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by Jaster
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2209

Re: Oil on speed sensor

yep both speedo have broken plastic gear wheels :-( one has two teeth missing, one has a tooth 'folded over' so I guess two gear wheels needed :( Was about to suggest that! Presumably you've already found the part you need, they were available on eBay last time I checked. Probably wouldn't have hel...
by Jaster
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 460 turbo dash lights
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: 460 turbo dash lights

That looks fantastic! I've had SuperBrightLEDs in my bookmarks for a while as one of the few websites advertising B10d bulbs, but I've never ordered anything from them, partly due to shipping hassle and mainly because I suspected that the front-facing LED chip would be too directional to allow the l...
by Jaster
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Bulbs for instruments

Don't forget the hazard switch while you're in there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLI-EBT-1107 ... 2577963987

...and this is useful in general: https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/ ... 2&p=218099
by Jaster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Highest Mileage Car Currently on UK Roads?

Not my car, but the latest 480 at Lake's had 196,681 on the clock, and looked like it was doing well until it unfortunately hit something. That Celeb has been up for sale for a while, perhaps the high mileage has been putting people off? The rear clusters look fairly bad but hopefully that won't be ...
by Jaster
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

the 480 in lakes had a set of gauges I think - James can probably confirm! It did indeed - if they didn't make it into your boot then I've probably got them. Haven't been through my bits yet but will check in due course. I believe you had first dibs on them but if you're offering them to David then...
by Jaster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1726

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

The whole car has been off the road for a while (coolant leak, now fixed with a new pump) and I've been daily driving it this week to bring any niggles to the surface, which turned out to be the near-side pop-up not working and the info centre being completely dead. I can do without them for driving...
by Jaster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1726

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

The GT and I are having a slight disagreement:

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Fortunately I had a feeling this would happen so I preemptively took the day off. Not sure which car I'll be in tomorrow but I'll get there one way or another!
by Jaster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

Looks familiar!

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=35643

So it's done 16km since it was sold last year and gained £14,675 in value! :lol:
by Jaster
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2634

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Thanks for posting that picture - I was basing my understanding of how the motor works internally on ancient text-only posts dug up by the forum search, so that makes things much clearer! When I was referring to 'switches' I meant the interrupting mechanism that gives top and bottom position. Someon...
by Jaster
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Plastic Clips for Door Card
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: Plastic Clips for Door Card

I can't confirm with absolute certainty, but I'd wager that if anyone here has a '95 car with no clips along the bottom then it had them when it was new but they've fallen off in the meantime, probably when the door card was removed in the past.
by Jaster
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Plastic Clips for Door Card
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: Plastic Clips for Door Card

are you sure they are missing?, assuming that those being requested are those along bottom edge of the door?? I just discovered that mine were NOT missing as the later doors are held on with 'hidden' clips that might have 'disbonded' from the pressed chip-board inner . .. . . My '94 car has both th...
by Jaster
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

It's been relisted, now with a lower price, more description and a lot of pictures (serious gore warning):
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223710581340 ... 3710581340
by Jaster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2634

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

That description also sounds like symptoms of a position switch not working (the switch at the bottom of the rotation being jammed, thus interrupting the power lines), and would go some way to explaining why it will go down and not up. Regardless of the direction, the relay is simply closing and ope...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Window Regulator Cable Detached
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: Window Regulator Cable Detached

viewtopic.php?t=35752

Here's the part in question: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3140751
Up to you to sort out printing, for example via 3D Hubs or similar.
by Jaster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 78
Views: 2634

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also, I need to find one of these for the pop-ups, I am tired of fixing them all the time, only for the passenger side to flip down again... By the way, if a headlight pops up when it should close or closes when it should pop up (and stays there), you have fixed the popup motor arm in the opposite ...
by Jaster
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Mint 440
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Mint 440

Nice cars if you're into Volvos, probably a bit dull if you're not. I considered getting one when I was between 480s, although I was looking at later models. The pre-facelift versions are much more similar to the 480 both in terms of design and styling, which I presume a J reg ought to be. The post-...
by Jaster
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

big mike wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:19 pm
Has anyone seen this car?
Not as far as I know, although I'd be happy to get in touch with the seller if you're interested but not local (although note well the very valid caveats raised by the esteemed members above).
by Jaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 325

'93 White Turbo - eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480-TURBO-ONLY-36K-MILES-MOT-JULY-2020/223690505473?hash=item3414fe3d01:g:55oAAOSwdNFdfhYr Not often a 480 comes up for sale in one's home town, unfortunately (or fortunately) I already have two and I'm very happy with them. I saw a white 480 on the roads in Oxford a...
by Jaster
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 1726

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

I'll be there - not sure which car yet as it's been a busy few months and I'm seriously behind on car maintenance but I have every faith that I will have at least one working 480 by the 26th!