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by Murf
Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet
Replies: 137
Views: 2836

Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Sorry I missed all this, completely forgot about it πŸ™ˆ

No 480 tasks for me today, took it for a drive instead, the weekly shop done in style 😁

Jeff, are the Vega rims 14 or 15 inch diameter? Probably the nicest 480 wheels I've seen 😁
by Murf
Wed May 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Couple of electrical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Couple of electrical problems

I had an issue with my GT where the info centre was very faint and the radio didn't work. It turned out that the fuse carrier in the fuse box was faulty and was only allowing 6 volts to pass through.
Check the voltages at each of the locations that are faulty and see what you get.
by Murf
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Flaming urgent
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Flaming urgent

For a short term fix you can get various sizes of universal electric radiator fans from Spal etc. One of them with the wiring adapted to fit the wiring plugs should work just fine 😁
by Murf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror

Also, you'll have to clarify if it's the earlier wing mirror you need or the later type.

I'd be gutted to spend 300 notes on postage and end up with the wrong part 😡
by Murf
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: out of hibernation for a while.
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: out of hibernation for a while.

It's already got a decent coat of underseal just to protect it from the Scottish summer 🀣

If I rinsed the salt off the underside every couple of days it should be ok, surely? I used to run all my previous 480's through the winter, the heated seats were ace 😁
by Murf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Good work and a tidy repair πŸ‘
by Murf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: out of hibernation for a while.
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: out of hibernation for a while.

Well, my Mk1 TT winter car is royally f@#"+& so I think my 480 might have to venture out on the salty Highland roads a few months earlier than planned πŸ™„

Any tips for stopping it from completely disintegrating? I don't think it's ever seen a salty road before!
by Murf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 5239

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

The pop up motor in the 480 is also shared with a model of Ferrari so if we ever run out we can keep an eye out for them in the local scrapyard 😁

Edit: it's a 456 😁

https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threa ... or.556429/
by Murf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

Was this the car that you converted to a Turbo?

I think you need to save it just for nostalgia and what it's history means to you. Any other car would be "just" a 480.

The front panel is a common/easy place to rot and doesn't necessarily mean the rest of the chassis has gone the same way.
by Murf
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 85
Views: 4393

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

You may as well get forged internals and fit a turbo while you have it all in bits 😁
by Murf
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

Nope, that's the same wheels as my '91 Turbo (Atlas?)

Should have Taurus by that age of car.
by Murf
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 67
Views: 3633

Re: Oooops I did it again....

My Most tester told me a while ago that it is a fail point in a 2 door can if the front seats don't flip forward as it means passengers might find it difficult to get out if there's a crash etc. I'm not sure if it applies to one seat though. He also said that it's a fail if you can't open the fuel d...
by Murf
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 3942

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

It's a looong way from Inverness!! πŸ˜‚
by Murf
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 89
Views: 3942

Re: 26th October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Just buy an ES and convert it, just like the old days :D
by Murf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 40
Views: 2931

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

From what I can ascertain a pair of rear light lenses will cost between 300-400 Euros. The black centre panel that sits between the rear lights will be between 100-150 Euros. This is for just the lenses, you will need to remove the lenses from your existing light clusters and silicone the new lenses...
by Murf
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 40
Views: 2931

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Happy days! :D

Not a bad price too considering the work that must go into making them.
by Murf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1992 480 Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: 1992 480 Turbo

Thanks chaps! I got a pair of bushes/TRE and ball joint included with the car and my friendly local garage usually press bushes in/out for me. The driver's side had all been done before I bought it along with shocks/springs and droplinks. I've been working my way through undersealing the whole car, ...
by Murf
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1992 480 Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: 1992 480 Turbo

Problems solved and MoT passed :D Changed the oil to semi-synth instead of fully synth and no more smoke! Kudos to my mate Colin the genius mechanic! Rear calipers swapped for new ones and brake fluid changed. The garage aimed my headlight and sent me home with a years ticket! 😁 I hope to drive it f...
by Murf
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: hand-brake warning light 1993

Does this light not also cover the brake fluid level sensor in the brake fluid tank?
I unplugged mine to change the fluid and it lit the ABS and brake warning light beside it. Mine is a '92 though...