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by jamesy12345
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Blue label ECU 480
Replies: 5
Views: 3889

Re: Blue label ECU 480

Rare now mate, try breakers inc ebay as I posted on the other forum
by jamesy12345
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: B18ft flywheel and ECU? Help
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: B18ft flywheel and ECU? Help

Info below fella, not a conclusive answer but may help with decision making

http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/v ... 11&t=14907

http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/v ... 12&t=18009
by jamesy12345
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Turbo meter wont' go pass halfway.
Replies: 23
Views: 4151

Re: Turbo meter wont' go pass halfway.

From memory my boost gauge went about halfway into the yellow, a bit past 12 o'clock, when the car was stock. Old post on this...http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16224 But as the guys mention above, since the gauges are not accurate I wouldn't worry so much about it If you t...
by jamesy12345
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2492

Re: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!

I was recently reading some random threads about Volvo 480 in ths madhouse spanish car forum (forocoches). Mainly of people asking on opinions about the car in intention to buy one. This guy told the story about when he went into his town Volvo dealer where they had a 480 Turbo for sale. When asked...
by jamesy12345
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Panhard Rod Bushes
Replies: 8
Views: 3711

Re: Panhard Rod Bushes

classicswede wrote:I'm just waiting on testing the wishbone bushes. Provided the tests are ok I will be good to go very quickly
OK fella I'll keep checking this thread or pls post a link to a for sale thread
by jamesy12345
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Bump Stops
Replies: 10
Views: 5806

Re: Bump Stops

hebruins wrote:Look here!

2 sets available, you lucky bastards :P


http://www.rendcarparts.nl/nl/rd-Eigen- ... -volvo-400

If they won't schipp to the UK, I'm willing to help you guys with that.
was 6 left this morning, then I just ordered a pair - 4 remaining
by jamesy12345
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Springs and Wheels (70)
Topic: Panhard Rod Bushes
Replies: 8
Views: 3711

Re: Panhard Rod Bushes

classicswede wrote:Give it a couple of weeks and my full polybush kits will be ready
Could be interested!
by jamesy12345
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

doingitsideways wrote:
jamesy12345 wrote:
T4 engine swap..someone needs to do one!!
That's the idea.

Ideas are great.
Then reality hits home :(
Yep I suffer from that on occasion (about once a day)

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by jamesy12345
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

Alan 480 wrote:and folks say cars are not much bigger than they were 20 years ago!!!
It looked like a toy compared to the newer models, Alan!
by jamesy12345
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

Some oldies there, fella. The bairn's about a foot taller now and it's been on holiday to Manchester and Glasgow since! :rofl: In other news, I've been giving serious thought to resurrecting mine with something a bit fruity under the bonnet ;) Aye mate, no idea why i didn't post before T4 engine sw...
by jamesy12345
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

Just sorting through a few photos... After a wash: http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/jamesy12345/after%20a%20wash_zpsdhyvjz1u.jpg At the beach (near Holy Island): http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/jamesy12345/at%20the%20beach_zps8n69yjp7.jpg Camping trip near Berwick: http://i1322.phot...
by jamesy12345
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

Did I ever mentioned how much I liked the DVLA & how efficient they are... :angel:

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Sorted! I know SORN isn't usually much of an achievement but in this case it was!!

New V5 in the post free gratis also
by jamesy12345
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Pollution rides out!
Replies: 72
Views: 15095

Re: Pollution rides out!

Look who's back/guess who's back... http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/jamesy12345/photo_zpsjxqrte5w.jpg http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/jamesy12345/photo%202_zpskhfpj6q6.jpg http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/jamesy12345/photo%201_zpsru7bjl7f.jpg DVLA have lost the green slip n...
by jamesy12345
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Performance difference between 480GT and ES
Replies: 12
Views: 6250

Re: Performance difference between 480GT and ES

Need 2 new springs for my 480 GT alongside 4 shockers.........who's the best for these? I have decided to raise the GT at the front. It looks good wedgy, 40mm nose down but oh gaud the English roads are sooooooooooooo bad. Can't be doing with the brain ache any more. :hopping: :shock: :eek: :kill: ...
by jamesy12345
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gearboxes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Gearboxes...

doingitsideways wrote:
jamesy12345 wrote:No idea matey....only one way to find out!!
Fight?
You got it!

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Stop it yr making me spam your own thread
by jamesy12345
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gearboxes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Gearboxes...

No idea matey....only one way to find out!!
by jamesy12345
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gearboxes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Gearboxes...

You and me both mate! The only difference I know about is the clutch is 215 mm diameter on the later turbos, whereas the B20F is 210 mm Valeo kit part numbers: Turbo 215 mm clutch 801307 B20F 210 mm clutch 801616 Gear ratios are the same as you said according to the Club site & other sources That sa...
by jamesy12345
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Performance difference between 480GT and ES
Replies: 12
Views: 6250

Re: Performance difference between 480GT and ES

It's a pretty straightforward fit mate, rear left of the engine bay just down from the turbo, although better if you can find someone with small hands (such is life :rofl:)