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by stu chacks
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 21
Views: 5050

kev wrote: While I was in that area I decided to change my discs/pads.
So thanks to Stu shacks "How to" .... .
Hope the disc retaining bolt/screw came out easier for you than mine Kev, car's looking good amigo!

Take it easy. :wink:
Stu.
by stu chacks
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Im baaaaaaaaaaaaack lol
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Im baaaaaaaaaaaaack lol

Ive been driving an ex-police S70 since then but recenty killed it in a crash, aqua planing on the motorway :cryhard: Loki :D Gutted! Me and Sue loved the ride in that at the meet, you didn't transplant the engine out of that into your red wedge did you?! :wink: All the best amigo! Stu.
by stu chacks
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When do you start to miss it?
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

Ahh, well don't shoot me down with Groomiester, as I'm 480-less these days too but.... I miss the looks, unique-ness(?) and the drive of the 480. Still think my old 89' black turbo was the best car I've driven, smile factor 10 when you blew away newer cars in a rusting G reg Volvo, so I know where ...
by stu chacks
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Heater/blower doesn't work
Replies: 9
Views: 2246


I've got a spare working heater switch if you want to try/have it gratis amigo. Good luck with the transmission!

Stu.
by stu chacks
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tesco unleaded Vs Shell Optimax
Replies: 27
Views: 4149

volvo-bigbrother wrote:
Glad I’m only paying 40p for mine
You really should stop using that garden hose and jerrycan Ad, gonna get caught one of these days amigo! ;)

Stu.
by stu chacks
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Front indicator bulb
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Think I've seen on an old post, if you put non-standard bulbs in it can have a knock-on effect with other electrics (inc pop-ups). Tip: I've found when changing drl bulbs it's easier to take the headlight out and replace the bulb from the back rather than try to remove the clusters and 5/10 they en...
by stu chacks
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Getting 480 Serviced at Volvo dealer, good idea or not??
Replies: 20
Views: 3038

Unless you've got an ultra rare, super low mileage car with FVSH that your planning to keep as an investment or show car I wouldn't bother. Most Volvo dealers don't even know 480's particularly well as the car's are so old, and most of their mechanics are so young so have never even seen one. As Ke...
by stu chacks
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - Volvo 480 Turbo Oyster Metallic 1990
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

LOL what twat offered a metro as swap, I'd rather chance being hit by a car myself than let the metro kill me by being in it when another car collides with it! :lol: Another quality BL product! Nearly as bad as the yellow fiat couple I was offered as a swap when we sold mums Celeb on ebay. Some des...
by stu chacks
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: what is the part number for the little wedge shaped knobs...
Replies: 9
Views: 1948


I have 1 spare new one you can have gratis if you've got an Aircon car too Jim? They only come in packs of 2!

Stu.
by stu chacks
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - Volvo 480 Turbo Oyster Metallic 1990
Replies: 8
Views: 2458


Lovely looking turbo Edward. Miss mine.
If your looking for a GT you could do worse than.......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0161029087

;)

Stu.
by stu chacks
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Its goodbye from me too folks!
Replies: 23
Views: 3586


Hey Steve, forum won't be the same without you old timer ;)

Good luck with the coupe, nice motor to give a try.

Take it easy amigo.

Stu.
by stu chacks
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - On Ebay - 1995 480 turbo - d.green
Replies: 40
Views: 5938

Jackane come on down!

jackane24 wrote: ..................

Just to let you know, there is no way you will sell this car for this price. If it had MOT & 6 months tax, you would get around £800.........
£859 final selling price - Jackane wins this months Ebay Price is Right! ;)

Stu.
by stu chacks
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - On Ebay - 1995 480 turbo - d.green
Replies: 40
Views: 5938

FOR SALE - On Ebay - 1995 480 turbo - d.green


Looks interesting, although mileage sounds bit hit or miss.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1995-VOLVO-480-TU ... dZViewItem

Stu.
by stu chacks
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Front Wishbones--- Don't do them!
Replies: 17
Views: 7774

I did the bushes on the ES a cple of years back and took me more than an hour (but less than a day!) if that makes you feel any better Suddy. Biggest job was getting the old bushes out, bench vice and hacksaw came in handy! When refitting, I got Sue to line up the holes using a spade under the wish...
by stu chacks
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 10
Views: 1857


Oh lordy, god bless America and all who sail (3sheets to the wind) in her.

Love the 2nd question down - Can you do a fake ABS light too? Classic.

Stu.
by stu chacks
Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: :::: New 480 2007 Main Meet ::::
Replies: 128
Views: 21710

Wow, that weather was something else eh! However didn't dampen any spirits, and big thanks to Dan for getting this years meet sorted, top (480) man! :wave: Was nice to catch up with the amigos again, deffo get the 480 Top Trumps sorted for next years meet VDG.... in the Vauxhall owners club tent of...
by stu chacks
Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: :::: New 480 2007 Main Meet ::::
Replies: 128
Views: 21710


GT washed and packed, sitting outside work ready for the off. 8 Hours and counting........... :D

Don't forget your pakamaks amigos!

Stu.
by stu chacks
Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Happy Birthday to......
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Happy Birthday to......


Welsh Dragon (aka Tony Davies)! 39 again today eh Tony! :wave:

Have a great birthday amigo, we'll be raising a glass to you tonight in the Lakes (as long as we all make it of course!).

Best wishes,

Stu & Sue.
by stu chacks
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: ::: Lakes Meet 2007 - Daniels final thoughts... :::
Replies: 20
Views: 4253

Murf wrote:Cool!
Big thanks to Dan for all the effort he's put into this, i'm looking forward to it big style :D
"Ditto, isn't it!" as we say in Wales :wave:

Looking to be there around 6.30pm, and in the bar around 7!

Stu.
by stu chacks
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Meeting in North Nottinghamshire
Replies: 19
Views: 4690

Re: notts meet

kev wrote: Image
Holy smokes, a gloss even Dan might be jelous of! :lol:

Some nice motors there guys, nice to see some 480's getting into the classic car scene.

Stu.