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by jamescarruthers
Fri May 17, 2024 5:58 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen
Replies: 98
Views: 48038

Re: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen

Bon voyage everyone! We enter France after lunch.

Are photos still broken?
by jamescarruthers
Mon May 13, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Where are the horns located?
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Where are the horns located?

At the back of the front bumper in the middle. Under tray is in the way!

There are two. Frequency is mentioned in the parts catalogue. Try do get the right ones. I didn't so my car is a joke to other 480s with their loud deep horns!
by jamescarruthers
Sat May 11, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Throttle control
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Throttle control

Turbo cars all have a MAF (manifold air flow) sensor to work out how much air is getting in to the engine. They all have pretty much the same engine management system. Early N/A cars have a MAP (manifold air pressure) sensor and an intake air temperature sensor to work out how much air is getting in...
by jamescarruthers
Wed May 08, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Throttle control
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Throttle control

Hey Dave, Throttle position sensor really does read just on and off on your engine. It tells the ECU to use the idle air control valve to maintain idle and that’s about it. You should hear it click with the lightest pull of the throttle cable. If not, it needs adjusted by moving on the slotted holes...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Styling
Topic: Has anyone tried fitting rally lights?
Replies: 11
Views: 5977

Re: Has anyone tried fitting rally lights?

travis43 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:44 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:55 am
You’ve got enough lights as this absolute horror shows!

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really nice car. so beutyfull
Pass the eye bleach please, I need to unsee this.
by jamescarruthers
Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:06 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 5020

Re: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?

I seem to remember Ade found some interesting stuff out about different length of plugs for the Turbo engine years ago. Along the lines of aftermarket being a little shorter in some cases but not really why.
by jamescarruthers
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Seatbelt button
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Seatbelt button

I got some from Skandix ages ago along with a big order for the car. https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/body/interior-equipment/safety-belt-system/button-lock-safety-belt/1034049/ I don't think they are anything special or specific to the 480. For example, these look awfully familiar don't they: ...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Ah, there is a picture! Not showing up for me. Agreed, no way ATF should be in the manual box!
by jamescarruthers
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Ah, the car has an automatic gearbox? It must used Dexron II specification in that case. What did they put in?

Ignore what I said about linkage being worn.

There is also a kickdown cable on the automatic which can be set up right/wrong.
by jamescarruthers
Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Volvo 480 Turbo, Gear change problem.

Often linked to either wrong gear box oil or worn selector linkage. These should be still available as a part for a Renault Clio
by jamescarruthers
Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Coat hangers
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Re: Coat hangers

I'd also be interested. Have considered a big bit of heat shrink but never actually done anything about it.
by jamescarruthers
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Am I crazy for attempting this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Am I crazy for attempting this?

We are all crazy here and if you are a little bit more so there will be no judgement.
by jamescarruthers
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen
Replies: 98
Views: 48038

Re: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen

Just for numbers counting, I will be +1, as in my application form hopefully.
by jamescarruthers
Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: North East (England) Meet
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Re: North East (England) Meet

I’d maybe pop along. I’m from up there so could combine it with a trip up north to see family.
by jamescarruthers
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:06 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster
Replies: 12
Views: 4643

Re: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster

I'd try asking people who are breaking the whole car. I'm not on the Facebook but there are probably some cars being broken on the UK group. My wife is a member and I am occasionally allowed a look! There is a GT being broken I think. I think someone on this forum put an aftermarket sensor in but ca...
by jamescarruthers
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster
Replies: 12
Views: 4643

Re: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster

Ben480 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:49 pm
Thanks for the hint but mine is really broken

That happened when we tried to pull it off :cry:
Commiserations! They are really hard to get. I suspect you will have to get a second hand one. Good luck!
by jamescarruthers
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster
Replies: 12
Views: 4643

Re: Volvo K 6683 instrument cluster

Hello everyone! I recently register in the forum and i don´t know if i have to create a new thread but i´m also searching for a speed sensor for my 480 ES 89´ I think the ref nº is 3413744 Does anyone know where i can find one available? I´m from Portugal and it has been very difficult to find one ...
by jamescarruthers
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Harmonica in the fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Harmonica in the fuel tank

Got half a tank in according to the Info Centre
by jamescarruthers
Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Harmonica in the fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Harmonica in the fuel tank

I started the 480 up today to let it run while I worked on installing a new rear seatbelt so that now my son’s bigger car seat can be installed (thanks Jeff!). The fuel tank must have to let some air in and out and I would imagine that it used to do this silently. Now however it sounds like a harmon...
by jamescarruthers
Thu Jan 18, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen
Replies: 98
Views: 48038

Re: International Meet up - 17/18/19 May 2024 - Bruggen

I have just booked with the online form for my father and I to attend and have made a booking request to the hotel.