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by Ally
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - Cup Holder Armrest
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Hmmm... maybe a slight exageration...

but with bus priority schemes, gas mains replacement and tram works all over the city it's kinda hard to avoid roadworks at the moment. :angry:

... and breathe ...
by Ally
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - Cup Holder Armrest
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

@bkf_uk - Sorry nothing AUTO specific. Mainly interior and electrical but some engine stuff (again mainly electrical). @esta - As Roo said, roundabout Edinburgh (although they're going to demolish it and put in a bus priority lane and traffic lights). @Roo - All good, glad to see you're still active...
by Ally
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - Cup Holder Armrest
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

FOR SALE - Cup Holder Armrest

The time has come to clear some 480 clutter so if anyone has any request PM and let me know what you need - I have a garage and attic full of 480 bits so you never know... In the meantime here's a chance to get you hands on that rarest of beasts, the famous cup holder armrest. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/...
by Ally
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - Blue Label Turbo ECU
Replies: 3
Views: 828

It's standard Dan, I'm sure Rohan took his Richmodded one out to put in his new motor - perhaps he can confirm this though...
by Ally
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - Blue Label Turbo ECU
Replies: 3
Views: 828

FOR SALE - Blue Label Turbo ECU

Hi guys - long time no type...

Just listed one very fine blue label turbo ecu on eBay - item no. 250166581595

Came out of Rohan's old 'K' reg turbo and was working with no probs when the gear box died... :-(
by Ally
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: A Friday Joke.
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

:rofl:
by Ally
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Quick(ish) but effective dash repair!
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Good work Dan! jobs like that are really satisfying :-D
by Ally
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlights problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

On a RHD car the ECU is in the driver's footwell and the CEM is behind and above the bonnet release in the passenger footwell. Martin's from Sweden so his driver's footwell is on the left side. First thing I'd be checking would be the pop-up relay (situated in the relay box on top of the bulkhead) f...
by Ally
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: My new clio :)
Replies: 51
Views: 5575

Here's a couple of pics from me and Sally's recent trip to Stockholm. The Duett was the 'family' version of the PV544... http://www.subatomic.force9.co.uk/Duett.jpg But definitely not as nice looking... :-D http://www.subatomic.force9.co.uk/PV544.jpg Can't think why Sally thought I took too many pic...
by Ally
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlights problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Sorry Martin, I think you're wrong there. There is a separate ECU that controls the engine management system so is different for different engine types. The CEM controls other electrics like interior light, indicators that make a beeping sound, rear de-mister etc. so is the same for turbo and n/a mo...
by Ally
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

It's up to you then, If you've got the money to buy a new one at least you know it shouldn't be faulty...
by Ally
Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: wing mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 1730

I'd be interested to hear if Volvo sell you a cover by itself - they said to me the mirror was only available as a complete unit - £160 or something stupid like that! :angry: Maybe they sell the cover for the old style mirrors separately but not for the new style? If you can get them for a tenner I...
by Ally
Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

Test data for the temperature sensor also depends on engine and must be checked with the engine cold (20°C). B18E = 290±20 ohms All other engines = 2500±300 ohms The only difference between a B18E and a B18ES as I understand it is that the B18ES also has EGR (exhaust gas recirculation). So I'm a...
by Ally
Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Barabus TKR
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

:? Smells a bit like a harbour with the tide out if you ask me... Looks considerably more like an expensive over-tuned kit car than a 'real' supercar. Barabus are listed as exhibitors at the British motorshow however so who knows what they're up to. The website is decidedly amateurish and lacks some...
by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Removing Pistons from B18FT
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Well you'll need to unbolt the big end bearing caps to free the conrods. Some engines you can then slide the piston down and past the crank, others you have to take the crank out as well or as Mart said take the head off and slide them out the top. Never done it on a 480 so don't know... although HB...
by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

If you're not sure of the service history it doesn't hurt to change spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor arm, HT leads. Will often make a noticeable difference even when nothing is really wrong with the running of the engine. The big hose should come off really easily - just one giant hose clip. The ...
by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

Yes, the biggest hose there is.

Here's another pic with the throttle body circled.
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by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: StuChacks Friday Joke... (et l'emploi pour dimanche)
Replies: 223
Views: 38059

:rofl:
by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

If I understand correctly your idle speed is about right. Yeah, I'd go with giving the idle control valve a good clean and see what happens. It can be tested in a similar way to the TPS but there are 3 versions of the idle control valve depending on engine. B18E = 44 ohms B18EP, B18FP, B20F = 8 ohms...
by Ally
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10061

OK, I've done the same as you with the sensor on my 1.7 and come up with what are basically the same results. • Pins 1&2 throttle closed: no connection • Pins 1&2 throttle fully open: 1.9 ohms • Pins 3&2 throttle closed: 0.2 ohm • Pins 3&2 throttle fully open: no connection • Pins 1&3 in e...