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by Alan 480
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs
Replies: 38
Views: 7618

Re: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs

quick update

local motor factors have litre bottles of COMMA 75 / 80 gear oil with GL4 on label £5 plus VAT!! which seems cheaper than 'on-line' prices
by Alan 480
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 9272

Re: Headlining Replacement Walk Through Guide

any other suggestions on best/most appropriate spray on glue to use, or what about PVA? if headlining is removed, only need to remove the two sunvisor clips as wasn't sur ehow they were held in place I wondered abot glue and a couple of 'light' sandbags laid on top until glue dried. or add a 'featur...
by Alan 480
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

Hi there, Last night my Volvo 480 was stolen from Clifton, Bristol. I'm absolutely gutted and though I would post here in case any one ends up spotting it anywhere. It's metallic silver, registration no. K265 AND. Some photos here I'd just found another and was using it to fix up the one that was s...
by Alan 480
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 20
Views: 1057

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

you guys have WAAAY too much time on your hands :wink: I spent ages trying to spot the difference between the two sets and couldn't see any difference . . . . . . which is probably what you were aiming for, me I was wanting to make sure that they are legible and not too shabby, so local motor factor...
by Alan 480
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs
Replies: 38
Views: 7618

Re: Manual Gearbox Oil Change - Ins and Outs

I need to top up the oil in the two litre (AKA NORA) and found an UNOPENED bottle of Castrol Hypoy in the back of the cupboard . .. (and a coupe of openned ones with different viscosity) I know that it must have been bought BEFORE 1990 as up to that point we'd shared a 'bungalow' as students and thi...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics
Replies: 11
Views: 5124

Re: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics

OK if no other offers i will measure up the flywheel that I have, note that mine is a two litre, and so before I spend a load of time trying to help you I'll wait until confirm if there are two or three types!! but if I do measure then the data will be there for others? I'm away next week so hope no...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics
Replies: 11
Views: 5124

Re: High torque clutch for late Turbo's + pics

i think the best experiment would be to buy a very cheap clutch and try it onto a 480 flywheel - i'm unsure! or speak VERY nicely to your local parts supplier and they might let you try it for fit I have spare flywheel here if you don't want to strip an engine :wink: or it could be measured with th...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Ignition System Wants
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Ignition System Wants

Mr retroleads for HT leads! https://mrretroleads.co.uk/ Although I’m slightly concerned they’re simply throwing everything at it rather than actual troubleshooting.... ditto I'd change one thing at a time, then work thorough what was changed that made the difference :o but to be fair if they start ...
by Alan 480
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 41
Views: 1187

Re: Engine Electrics

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Auto inhibitor stops the starter motor engaging
technically correct as the inhibit switch is in the feed to the solenoid :wink:

located on top of gear box for future reference :-0
by Alan 480
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 41
Views: 1187

Re: Engine Electrics

The questions asked, and info provided, by jifflemon and Brinkie (thank you gentlemen) led to this: Connected a spare spark plug to the distributor, put gear selector to N and turned key to 'Start'. Engine spun over but no spark. Same actions with P selected - same results. Smelled petrol so assume...
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1992 480 Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: 1992 480 Turbo

Problems solved and MoT passed :D Winter to do list: Change the pass side wishbone bushes, TRE and ball joint. Pass side window not working. good news on the MoT if changing wishbone bushes & Ball joint, i'd just fit a whole wishbone, they come with bushes for not muckle more than 'bare', also a ru...
by Alan 480
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Vibration noise
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Vibration noise

REAR engine mounts are NOT available, although it appears that there is an ALFA part which might fit,assuming that they are available, which might not be the casse .. . .

do a search for 'rear engine mount' and you will find the trail
by Alan 480
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear sills disappearing due to rust
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Rear sills disappearing due to rust

£35 for that small section :shock:
its not that difficult a shape to knock up and damn little in the way of 'ill-shaped' curves etc!!!

piece of cornflakes box and sorted, sticking it in will more fun, given the area , but flip side is that it's NOT an overhead weld .. . .
by Alan 480
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Power steering Fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Power steering Fluid

I think that 'ATF' is just a catch all, Auto Transmission Fluid, kinda like saying 'engine oil' :wink: it's the code 'F' or 'G' etc that determines which type you need, similar discussion on te ScimWeb forum regarding BW 35 vs Ford C3 if the puddle is red then power steering fluid, blue/green is ant...
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Guinness world record attempt......
Replies: 58
Views: 3358

Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Don't worry folks, i'll bring the wee socket set for removal of bonnets for laps if the weathers too much :lol: thats rich!!! are you removing the bulkhead as well as bonnet to let the heat escape? or have you found a water cooled motor? we had them at Inverurie on PM4 main thin-stock pump . .. . ....
by Alan 480
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

"Nope, 5 minutes of contorted ratcheting has got you no-where and you realise they've used a 16mm nut. :angry: "

wot no pictures to help us find said nut :wink:

and BTW the post from 1924 is missing it's pictures ?
by Alan 480
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: hand-brake warning light 1993

Alan Slightly confused from your original post as to what the light is doing - first you seem to suggest it is coming on when you start and going off once engine is running (which is normal in terms of brake fluid check but it should stay on if the handbrake is on); - then handbrake light not comin...
by Alan 480
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 243

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... changed over with different model years, only a SINGLE light I don't see a level sensor on side of ...
by Alan 480
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: hand-brake warning light 1993
Replies: 4
Views: 243

hand-brake warning light 1993

lazy question. ignition on and the 'brake warning' light comes on until engine is running. is it 12V supply at the spade connector? the handbrake warning light is not coming on regardless of hand-brake lever up or down. tried cleaning the connection where it 'pokes through' the metal frame, no help....
by Alan 480
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

They are widely available. However...‎ My choice would be to send yours (along with the pop up light gas struts which are probably also very weak now)‎ to SGS Engineering. They will recharge yours and if they hold a pressure, send them back. If they don't hold pressure, they'll send you replacement...