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by eye of ra
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender
Replies: 32
Views: 2314

Re: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender

zapcity wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Came with a set of turbo gauges too, so will offset some of the cost.
PM sent.
by eye of ra
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Headlamp electric motor

Jaster is correct on a 1991 the 12V will be either Green or Green/Yellow dependant on side, I didn't spot that. :tomato: However I have 4 books covering 86-90 and all say the opposite to the 91 book. :shock: :eek: Ground - Pin 2 (Brown) 12V - pin 1 (Green or Green/Yellow) I’ve just checked my 89 car...
by eye of ra
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Headlamp electric motor

If you don’t have a 12V supply you are going to have a problem but the MOTOR wires are Ground - Pin 1 (Brown) 12V - pin 2 (Green) If you have the paper version of the Green Book rather than the PDF of the book it does show which pins are which. This is for 1991 as per the link Jaster posted I've not...
by eye of ra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1.7 N/A Flywheel Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 667

1.7 N/A Flywheel Wanted

As per title really. Having taken the starter off I have found that both the gear on the starter and the flywheel teeth are worn, explains the intermittent loud noise when trying to start the engine. I did think of just replacing the starter as the new gear would reach further into the flywheel teet...
by eye of ra
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 9440

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

I have been looking into using stainless steel for various things and from what I have found it is not a good idea to use it in contact with aluminium as it causes the aluminium to corrode due to galvanic corrosion and I think the smaller of the two pipes pictured fits into the cylinder head. It mig...
by eye of ra
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What Have I Got?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: What Have I Got?

As I mentioned Model Year and Registration Year are not the same. If my time with Volvo in the 00’s is anything to go by Model Year 92 could have been received by the dealer as early as April/May 1991 and registered very soon after. Model Year actually has nothing to do with the actual year it was b...
by eye of ra
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What Have I Got?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: What Have I Got?

The main site is also not quite right when it comes to Model Year changes, they should be 500000 - 501199 = 1986 501200 - 517500 = 1987 517501 - 536100 = 1988 536101 - 549000 = 1989 549001 - 563100 = 1990 563101 - 573099 = 1991 573100 - 580999 = 1992 581000 - 586299 = 1993 586300 - 590000 = 1994 590...
by eye of ra
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What Have I Got?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: What Have I Got?

Model Year and Registration Year are two different things. The V5 is Registration Year and VIN is Model Year (a better term would probably be Model Number or Build Number to stop confusion but that would be to sensible). When I worked for a Volvo dealer the Model Year could change very early in the ...
by eye of ra
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Polar Parts Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Polar Parts Quality

Thanks for the advice. Now thinking having brought the Timing Kit from James of getting Springs and Water Pump from Mister Auto and the Control Arms, Strut Mounts and a few other bits from Polar Parts. The only problems I had was with the front drop links that were longer than the originals and rubb...
by eye of ra
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Polar Parts Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Polar Parts Quality

Thanks for the offer James, PM sent. Dont know Polar Parts. Skandix are the top German suppliers and I know they have the control arms, just ordered a pair for mine. I did look at Skandix but they are twice the price. Having now looked at Mister Auto for the water pump I may get the control arms fro...
by eye of ra
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Polar Parts Quality
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Polar Parts Quality

I’m about to order £260 worth of parts from Polar Parts the main ones being Timing Kit with Water Pump, Left & Right Control Arms and Left & Right Strut Mounts.

Does anyone have experience in the quality of these parts from them or suggestions of where else to get them?
by eye of ra
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: self parking front wiper control
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: self parking front wiper control

OK to be fair to HBOL, there are THREE wiring diagrams, viz 440 / 460 to 1991 480 to 1991 then 440 /460 1992 on and nowt for 480 1992 on :( so 'wrongly' assumed it was a typo/omission and they'd merged the 440/460/480 into a single harness, and just not connected the short part of loom required for...
by eye of ra
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: self parking front wiper control
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: self parking front wiper control

Glad you fixed it. For future reference been through my wiring diagrams and it appears (assuming I’m not missing any) that the front wipers wiring never changed, except losing the “kick-down to continuous wipe” feature. So for all years the Normal Speed is not controlled by the CEM but Intermittent,...
by eye of ra
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5600

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Just a quick update.

A new job and a holiday have kept progress down.

Engine bay rust treated and painted and subframe wire wheeled and partly sand blasted but at least I’ve been able to get more parts and tools for when I do get more time.
by eye of ra
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 9440

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

ref 'yellow fittings' There was one on the N/S when I went to re-fit the subframe, was unsure if there should have been one on O/S as well :-( , I'd have thought there should been two to keep subframe lined up, front is rattle fit bolts so no advantage? I hadn’t even noticed the plastic fitting (al...
by eye of ra
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender
Replies: 32
Views: 2314

Re: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender

zapcity wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:37 am
Don’t suppose anyone knows the thread size for the block/banjo bolt??
Mine is an M18 1.5 thread into the block.
by eye of ra
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1592

Re: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?

I did post in another thread that looking at the diagrams there was a car with no DRL, nice to know they do actually exist. And James is correct in the UK both the 21w AND 4w work at the same time when the pop-ups are down. I just use the standard two filament DRL bulbs but insulate the 'bright' con...
by eye of ra
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1592

Re: LED quvivlents of the standard bulb sets?

This thread may provide some info.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15766

Sadly Spree does not appear to be contactable anymore.
by eye of ra
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Price when new?

There were many more accessories available like Jump Leads, Tow Rope and Warning Triangle but as these were also available from your local Halfords I have not listed them. All prices are rounded and 1991. Upgraded Stereo with Graphic Equaliser and 4x20w Power Amp £700 Cassette Storage £20 Venetian B...
by eye of ra
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Announcements & Club Issues
Topic: FORUM ISSUES - Report them here
Replies: 50
Views: 30012

Re: FORUM ISSUES - Report them here

Oddly I clicked a link the other day that I had never clicked before “The Team” (bottom of every page) and noticed that we have a couple of new moderators.

What I don’t know is if it’s correct and therefore its everywhere else that’s wrong.