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by Alan 480
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2546

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Very good, this is exactly how I bench test the speedometers! (I do have to cope with the same mess, though :lol:) Actually, there is very helpful information on the speedometer print itself so you won't need the confusing information from HBOL. In technical terms, this is called a silkscreen ( see...
by Alan 480
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2546

Re: Oil on speed sensor

If you also have an audio signal generator, just hook it up to the terminals and apply a 400 Hz signal to test the speedometer. Your speedometer should show around 120 mph. An Android phone will act nicely as signal generator, I am using an app called "Simple tone generator" (type 400 and then turn...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

so what is / was problem? ref the paint strippers yes they removed all the 'decent' solvent from it . . . . . should have bought a tin or four before it was banned?? :hopping: Caliper was swapped out - Was running out of time to investigate fully, but have still got the old one so may get to pull i...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Well that could work out quite fortuitous! glad for that info thanks Sylvia! has there been anymore update on release date? in light of my new found engine woes to be found over on my wee thread i'll have to watch the pennies haha just how many V5 do you have :wink: I only have two, but not really ...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 37
Views: 1066

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

not liking the sight of the divots of 'shiney metal' :-(
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

"Back home, reset everything, AGAIN, and had handbrake. Was starting to think the tester was extracting the urine, when I checked the handbrake another time. No effort. It seemed that the caliper work effectively work once, then never again." so what is / was problem? ref the paint strippers yes the...
by Alan 480
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 352
Views: 26816

Re: Blinky 51/480

it might be that the new mounts have SHORT bushes or the new shocks have a rather long plain section and the thread is bottoming before it is clamping the mount? what length is the bush in the OLD mount? not sure how you can measure anything once assembled :-( you could measure the 'exposed thread l...
by Alan 480
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

If Jeff wanted the gauges for stock and a worthwhile sounding project, and Alan doesn't want the gauges in Nora, then the simplest seems to be if I take Alan up on his offer of returning them to me. They were my last spare set and yes, I did leave the storage cubby (or "wee dookit", which is what i...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Will/Jeff/James - if one of you does have the gauges and none of you is in line for them, I'd be very happy to take them off your hands if you let me have a price :D I think I might even have a spare sender, but as you say they are available new. Just the bracket to hunt down then... David David, a...
by Alan 480
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:59 pm
You can test in the car: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo48 ... lfdiagnose
James

that is a VERY useful link :hopping:
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Wanted - under bonnet rubber seals & other things

Now Nilani has successfully completed her first mini-meet it's time to start thinking about some more detailed needs...obviously I am well aware that a 480 is mostly made of Unobtainium, so please don't laugh at my optimism; there's nothing to lose because if you don't ask you definitely don't get!...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

maybe 3900 sounded better than 4000, then they decided 3896 sounded even more of a bargain ! confesion time, if we are pricing up a 'special' project we used to always do a best guesstimate on costs in round numbers but by the time we'd finished we would always 'massage' the figure so it looked as ...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.
Replies: 35
Views: 1021

Re: 2005 Lincolnshire Meet Photos.

[quote=dragonflyjewels post_id=218605 time=1572255346 user_id=5626 My ideal afterlife in heaven is meeting up with all my favourite cats of the past and having loads of 480s to play with - of course all restored to youthful condition, along with me ! Good excuse to post cat and 480 picture ,I think...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!
Replies: 37
Views: 1066

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

have fitted a Mocal 13 row oil cooler rad out the front of the coolant rad the increased oil capacity had an adverse effect on oil pressure, the OEM gauge on idle reads just above the 'minimum good area' so this should pump pressure up nicely to facilitate the oil cooler! easy option is to ditch th...
by Alan 480
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: maybe ?
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: maybe ?

i used to by on Google street view in Avimore, next to train station, even downloaded the screen shot to prove it,

now updated so lost 'claim to fame' I'm not on Facebook etc so I'll try and stay hidden :-)
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 41
Views: 1188

Re: Engine Electrics

Any good? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bobine-d-allumage-Volvo-480-Turbo-0221600056/153675840058?hash=item23c7cb3a3a:g:JiAAAOSwIJFZ4k2I that price is taking the mick!!!!! the coil is (looks) a standard 'electronic ignition' type coil, as previously suggested it cannot be 'too fancy' I'm sure I might ...
by Alan 480
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Plastic Clips for Door Card
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: Plastic Clips for Door Card

...the other one has a self tapper neatly inserted at trailing edge at about 'half past four' position :wink: My simple solution to avoid wondering if glue would hold - if I'd got round to removing the driver's door-card too you'd probably have a matching pair now! :lol: David David, I was actually...
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Plastic Clips for Door Card
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: Plastic Clips for Door Card

I need some plastic door clips. Do you know someone that sells it? Thanks are you sure they are missing?, assuming that those being requested are those along bottom edge of the door?? I just discovered that mine were NOT missing as the later doors are held on with 'hidden' clips that might have 'di...
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

Oh! frilly arches, saturated boot mat (assumed by rusty coloured jack kit, rust stains on boot floor where rear spring sits and most difficult , the area around screen/top door. so 'not top notch' ? ? ? all fixable though, but still extra DiY work a fairly stiff asking price maybe? white always show...
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted tow bar cover
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Wanted tow bar cover

OK, folded ally is the way forward, sad that folk nick a cover from another car at a show!!! I don't have item 6 and my electrics socket was , i think, welded to the main frame. I plan to just leave the leccy socket in the boot as rarely use the tow bar, especially when C30 already has one (as does ...