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by Jaster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Thanks for the offer David - I actually have spares for both sides and really only bothered putting one on as it fell apart (or rather I broke it :nuts: ) right before the MOT and I was in a rush, and we all know that temporary solutions are often the most permanent... I've sent Joep a message so ho...
by Jaster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

I always take the nosecone off, and am in agreement with Jeff regarding time taken vs. scraped knuckles. As you presumably noticed I have similar feelings about the fragility of the DRL lenses. Hopefully Joep will be able to sort me out with some replacements in the near future as the spare cluster ...
by Jaster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1014

Re: Derbyshire Mini Meet 11th May 2019

I'm in for the full day including the evening meal - I've been rather busy over the last few months and the cars have been a bit neglected so this will give me something to aim for!
by Jaster
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Alan 480 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:32 pm
the 'pipe' is the inlet for the air filter :-)
:nuts: :nuts: Funny. Whenever I've seen it I've thought "that looks like the air intake, but that seems like an odd place to put it so it's probably something else". I'll show myself out. :nuts: :nuts:
by Jaster
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Green Book Archive

The idea for this thread is to collect together as many of the original Volvo Green Books as possible for the 480 - there are a few available for download on the main site and some others in various locations around the internet, but it would be nice to have them all listed in a central location. If...
by Jaster
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

First post/forum login for a while, seems that the forum has really come back to life since the mail server problem got fixed so plenty to catch up on which is nice! Here's the current situation with regards to Scandinavian(ish) cars in Oxford: https://i.imgur.com/iOrVHHx.jpg The grey car has been u...
by Jaster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Loss of Power when engine is hot... fine when Cold
Replies: 37
Views: 1414

Re: Loss of Power when engine is hot... fine when Cold

There's a useful document regarding fault codes here . It suggests that some codes might only appear "while the vehicle is driven and short time afterwards". Sadly, it doesn't go into detail about the protocol for getting under the bonnet and operating the diagnostics box while the car is in motion ...
by Jaster
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Relay Wehrle 20210032 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Relay Wehrle 20210032 replacement

I presume it's not working? If so then can you take pictures of the guts? Might be fixable.

Other than that, plenty on eBay it seems and common to the rest of the 400 series as well:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 2&_sacat=0
by Jaster
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: No Fuel Gauge

Sounds like you are 90% of the way there, like I said the dry joint repair (if that is indeed the cause, let's hope it is as it's an easy fix) is pretty straightforward once you've done the first few joints. It also occurs to me that if it's literally just a case of a bulb or two not illuminating th...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Miscellaneous bits available

I'm afraid this one's 'self service', I've sent you the details though!
by Jaster
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Miscellaneous bits available

Can you grab me the air intake from the scuttle? Heater blower too Unfortunately I'm not planning on returning for a second trip, I've forwarded the contact details on to you however. If I were you, I would get as many specific RHD parts as possible. Those are unique to UK cars, the rest can be fou...
by Jaster
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Miscellaneous bits available

I went to get some bits off this car the other day, the owner will be scrapping it next week but is happy to remove bits and post (within reason) or hold on to things for collection if there's anything people need. It's fairly stripped but it still has hoses, pumps, pop-ups, clutch/accelerator cable...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

I've used both 3DHubs and Shapeways ( link ) in the UK for quick prototypes both professionally and personally in the past. For both sites it's a case of uploading the 3D data you want to print and selecting materials/finish etc then getting a quote. 3DHubs is good if there happens to be a print sho...
by Jaster
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

That's excellent, thanks for sharing. I could do with a few clips for the bottom door trim and I have a window regulator in need of repair so I'll give them a go at some point. Do you recommend any materials in particular?
by Jaster
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 as my first car :)
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Volvo 480 as my first car :)

u need a lot of money for fixing it Yes and no, depends on how handy you are yourself. Some spare parts can be expensive, others are just really hard to find. Having a good mechanic or garage that you trust for things like MOTs and jobs that you can't do yourself will make a big difference. I'm not...
by Jaster
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: No Fuel Gauge

Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'continuity' in this case? I ask only as a bad joint on the board might well work on the bench but then not work in the car, or at certain temperatures, or pretty much depending on which way the wind is blowing. Also fairly hard to verify that things are working...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot

That's a very odd collection of cosmetic 'mods'... It does all look easily reversible with a heat gun and some patience so might well be a bargain for someone looking for an auto turbo.
by Jaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 40
Views: 2427

Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

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Much the same as others have said - great to see everyone again and many thanks to Sylvia and Al once again for organising everything. Bring on the next one!
by Jaster
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

https://i.imgur.com/uqS0py2.jpg Quick bit of brake maintenance before the meet tomorrow. The brakes felt uneven and not particularly effective on the front, so I thought it might be worth sticking in some new pads. The old ones actually had plenty of life in them but were of unknown origin, the new...
by Jaster
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 4588

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

That's fantastic - exactly what I was imagining. I've ordered one to see if it will fit since they look a bit taller than usual. I wish I'd known about these while I still had the problem!