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by Jaster
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I believe that in order for that sensor to work properly you should have some voltage on his leads. With the function generator you are applying a signal with is own power supply. In order for the car sensor "make" a signal it has to have a voltage feed to create the sinus wave. That voltage is sup...
by Jaster
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

There is NO output from the sensor, as it only has TWO wires, it is only changing the inductance?? as the gear wheel moves past it it is 'dumb' from my understanding of Robert (Brinkies) comments about fixing speedos . .. three wires are a different kettle of fish :D That's my understanding of it a...
by Jaster
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I think that's probably what I'll try next, unfortunately that's a workshop job so will have to wait until next weekend. Additionally, I have no idea what the output from a healthy speed sensor would look like so I don't have a 'control' to compare it to, so will have to rely on my ability to judge ...
by Jaster
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I carried on my investigations this morning - first thing was to check the sensor connector in the engine bay. In a car of this vintage (1988) it's down here: https://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a254/The_Computer_Moose/Cars/SVC/Speedo%20Repair/1_zpsr3cdig2p.jpg and looks like this: https://i13.photob...
by Jaster
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Good work and a tidy repair 👍 Many thanks, hopefully it will all work in the end! My only idea: could it be that one of the speedo wires has broken insulation and it is grounded somewhere accidentally? That's certainly something I'm considering. Depending on what happens when I try feeding a signal...
by Jaster
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Turbo on eBay

That's annoying, two turbos come up for sale on my doorstep in about as many months and they're both knackered. Will keep an eye on it out of interest though as I drive past that yard fairly regularly, and it's just round the corner from where I do most of my maintenance. The Oxford main dealer in t...
by Jaster
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Extreme Speedo Rescue

This is something between a blog post, a how-to, and a question thread, so the electrical forum felt like the right place for it. My grey ES was supposed to be restoration project to give me something to fix when I'm not already fixing the green GT, but the other half has been using it to commute in...
by Jaster
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 3030

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: 594

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: 664

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: 214

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: 18
Views: 871

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: 2749

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: 2749

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: 284

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

Looks familiar!

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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: 81
Views: 3973

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: 2188

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: 2188

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: 566

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