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by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: hey again from an oldie
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: hey again from an oldie

Any oldies kicking around still? Sold my last 480 in 2007! Seem a little rarer now - I owned 6 in total (first was bought in 2005 at the age of 18)...5 of which were bought for under £150 :D Gone are the days where you had to pay to get rid of an MOT failure! Been in company cars most recently (afte...
by guitarcarfanatic
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: hey again from an oldie
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: hey again from an oldie

Just thought I would pop by and say Hi!


Missing my 480 a lot, but time now being taken up by my Saab 9-5. It just doesn't go wrong though!

I'll probably be making the switch to a 2000-2010 diesel this month though - my mileage has increased and I need the economy.

Boo!
by guitarcarfanatic
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So whos bought M427 TFC then,mine and Roo's old Turbo?
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Re: So whos bought M427 TFC then,mine and Roo's old Turbo?

This is a bit of an old school meet up! Hello all. Currently driving a Saab 9-5. Miss the 480's, but just don't have the time for them anymore. I will one day though!
by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Where i went (carwise) after my beloved 480..
Replies: 22
Views: 7010

Re: Where i went (carwise) after my beloved 480..

Well I went to a 406 TD which was very unreliable but not a bad car. Then i got the Saab 9000 which was great but was starting to feel a little antiquated. Got a Rover 420 for a dirt cheap hack which I drove for 6 months and sold on for a £200 profit. Then i got given an old MK3 Astra diesel which ...
by guitarcarfanatic
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Sunroof
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

It's an aftermarket roof
by guitarcarfanatic
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Yikes, headlights, day running, immobiliser, alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

check the blue relay for the DRL problems. Can cause silly things when it starts to go.
by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: rear brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 4480

Sorry for my terrible grammar, typos and nonsense! Please say if you need anything clarified. In fact check out Stu Chacks guide he did. I think it might be a sticky.
by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: rear brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 4480

On the rear I'm not sure. just check buypartsby.co.uk and cross check part numbers to see what modelos interchange. I think (this is from memory of about 4 years!) there are just hub / no hub normal discs and then vented discs. I imagine yours will be normal discs, no hub. Just make sure that you re...
by guitarcarfanatic
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: volvo 480 turbo for sale 1995+ 2 tone k reg es £400 or£200
Replies: 21
Views: 3951

well you can't blame Jim can you?!

When he sold the car, it had a new MOT and was in working order. Since then, a year and 2 owners have passed. These are old cars and things are likely going to fail at once. You really can't point fingers after such an amount of time and use.
by guitarcarfanatic
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Alternative heat shields?
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

I swear a problem can occur when the heat shield isn't on there that the starter gets too hot and then won't work til it cools down. Maybe only on long jouneys but remember a couple people having it.
by guitarcarfanatic
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Radio is dead after jump start
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Radio is dead after jump start

The problem is that i tried to jump it off a huge rental van that pulled up outside my house. it wasn't very successful and smoke started to come off the connectors even though they seemed to be on correctly. I Are you sure you had the cables the right way round on the van? Smoke suggests you didn'...
by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Bonnet switches + pop-up help
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

If your bonnet switch thinks it is open, you will get a door open warning on the dash.
by guitarcarfanatic
Wed May 13, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: ATTENTION CLEAR GLASS FRONT INDICATOR PODS ON EBAY NOW
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Aren't the front lights only £35 each new from volvo?
by guitarcarfanatic
Tue May 12, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Long range lights again
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Ok... To cannibalise a previosu post of mine, here is exactly how the long range lights should work... " When pop ups are down irregardless of whether the lamp switch is pressed: When the pop ups are down, pulling the flasher stalk forward should illuminate just the long range lamps and releasing th...
by guitarcarfanatic
Mon May 11, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Long range lights again
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

You need the passenger footwell on a uk car which on your car is on the drivers side! Sit in the drivers seat and then it is to the left of your left foot but up a bit.

Good luck!
by guitarcarfanatic
Sun May 03, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RICHMODS
Replies: 141
Views: 16492

You gonna get mine done, dude? Or we waiting for that one till the time is right? ;) PS: Anyone got a complete wiring loom from a turbo WITH aircon? STILL need one to get my project on the road :) Speak with Rgreenhalf. I think he is thinking about selling some spares from my old turbo. That had ai...
by guitarcarfanatic
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Engine shipping
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

I got it done by a company called ETS. Found on ebay. I had a half pallet, 250kg limit. Cost £45. thnk it's gone up a little now. This was for a 1.9 TD engine so wieghed quite a bit.

Heres a link http://www.etsltd.co.uk/online/
by guitarcarfanatic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Lewis Hamilton and the RC Office Grand Prix
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Pure awesome!
by guitarcarfanatic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Rusted in bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Me and Chris removed a bolt I had chewed up equally, if not worse, using a tight Britool 6 sided socket and a large breaker bar. I applied force against the socket to keep it on the bolt, and with chris undid it. if you have an assistant, give it a go. The sideways force of your assistant should sto...
by guitarcarfanatic
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Matt / Murf ? Birthday ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

When you hit the big 30 you will have to settle down a bit...and buy something like this....


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Haha!

Happy birthday mate!