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by jamescarruthers
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: E10 Fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: E10 Fuel

MisterH wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:02 am
Hi Espada,

Firstly, not sure how an increase can be from 24 to 18mpg, unless you meant that the other way around?
I presume you are an Arts & Humanities student Ben?
:nuts: :rofl:
by jamescarruthers
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Starts Fine then Cuts Out When Warm
Replies: 20
Views: 516

Re: Starts Fine then Cuts Out When Warm

Idle adjust screw???
by jamescarruthers
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 17
Views: 4306

Re: Next meeting

Yes please! I’m in hotel quarantine and need something to look forward to on the other side!
by jamescarruthers
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Pre-Production car for sale in Belgium

https://cdn.proxyparts.com/vehicles/100184/2593901/large/979ca5c6-58c2-43ed-b8a3-216b94ed5e36.jpg https://www.toolsource.com/images/prod_images/HAN63508_1200Wx1200H.jpg https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/3522f0ff-7f4e-43c5-8e08-3bf919dff326/svn/tekton-punches-nail-setters-66064-64_10...
by jamescarruthers
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Drl bulb holder wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Drl bulb holder wanted

Skandix sell them. I’m afraid they are expensive but I don’t know of any other way to get a new one. https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/electrics/lights/daytime-running-lamp/socket-daytime-running-lamp/1015190/ 29.00EUR each plus postage to the UK. https://media.skandix.de/pimg/1015190.jpg If you...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Help needed. No start. No spark
Replies: 52
Views: 2344

Re: Help needed. No start. No spark

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:21 am

If the fuel pump is working you should hear a brief "buzz" when you turn to ignition point II with the key...

David
Remember older 480s don’t do this priming thing with the fuel pump, they only activate the fuel pump when they see the engine turning with the crank sensor.
by jamescarruthers
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Rear Torque rods
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Rear Torque rods

I have been shipping things round the world for work while in the UK. My advice would be to only send or receive anything with a shipper that remains the same throughout the shipping process. E.g. DHL and FedEx have been fine as they take responsibility in both origin and destination country. Parcel...
by jamescarruthers
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books

Same thing. Just nice to have paper sometimes!
by jamescarruthers
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Volvo 480 Pocket Data Books

I was chatting to a seller about another book and they said they had these Volvo mechanic Pocket Data books for the 480 for sale. I have one already but thought I would share here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164690872890?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/...
by jamescarruthers
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Paint correction, cut & polish
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Paint correction, cut & polish

White ones always look great polished up. Nice work!
by jamescarruthers
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: any celebrations for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: any celebrations for sale

I am glad you will not be using your powers to stop any answers. That is very kind, and much appreciated. Could you maybe complete a comprehensive review of the rest of the forum, its posts and our member’s behaviour and come back to us with some more improvement ideas and show is where we have been...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: any celebrations for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 696

Re: any celebrations for sale

i can never understand why people get into a conversation on a wanted thread ....if youre not selling a 480 why reply I can never understand why someone with 2 posts on a forum would think it is acceptable to tell other long term members what they can and cannot discuss on their own forum. I only s...
by jamescarruthers
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A positive article on the Wedge
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: A positive article on the Wedge

MisterH wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:50 pm
But yeah, is it too much to say the 480 has been in splendid isolation? :lol:
Haha yeah, describes it perfectly!
by jamescarruthers
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A positive article on the Wedge
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: A positive article on the Wedge

I get what you are saying but I don’t really have much desire for the 480 to get extra exposure and bring the great unwashed to our little niche.
by jamescarruthers
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A positive article on the Wedge
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: A positive article on the Wedge

Really sorry to be a grump but it’s just the same recycled shit like every time from these non-journalists.

It’s not Swedish
ALL the engines are Renault
They haven’t driven one.
Probably haven’t ever seen one.
by jamescarruthers
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480ES Green - 2.0 Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Volvo 480ES Green - 2.0 Manual

Car looks very nice. Wheels are utterly revolting!
by jamescarruthers
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Volvo 480 White Celebration - 2.0 Manual (eBay)
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Volvo 480 White Celebration - 2.0 Manual (eBay)

Looks like a load of easy jobs apart from the rust. I feel sorry for them having to get rid of it due to ULEZ.
by jamescarruthers
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Passenger side Wing Mirror wanted please.
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Passenger side Wing Mirror wanted please.

Hey. New style or old style?
by jamescarruthers
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Replacing cracked windscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Replacing cracked windscreen

Just spotted this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-480-COUPE-WINDSCREEN-1988-to-1996-BRAND-NEW/183586979787?hash=item2abea2ffcb:g:X~cAAOxyzi9SjlAi Spoke to these guys when I was replacing mine. They were perfectly decent to deal with. I didn’t choose them because I got one supplied from a fitter a...