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by eye of ra
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: photobucket options whip around?
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: photobucket options whip around?

I received an e-mail from photobucket saying they have TEMPORARILY reinstated hosting and they have. Sadly not Jim’s but most others have returned.

So now would be a good time for anyone wanting to save any threads to do it before they are gone again.

I now have all the Howto Manuals in pdf format.
by eye of ra
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 5599

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

I may have gone a little further than originally planned. :nuts: https://vgy.me/SII1Ak.jpg Not a nut, bolt, clip or grommet left in the engine bay. :roll: Goes to show what time and no money for the car does for you (after my list of daily chores is complete of course ;) ). Well it’s now ready for s...
by eye of ra
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front Bumper Rubber Pads
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Front Bumper Rubber Pads

Thanks thats a great help for when the time comes.
by eye of ra
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 231
Views: 20933

Re: So, today was the day...

Yes the DRL in the UK should be a BAZ15D. As mentioned above if you are using a BAZ15S it’ll be working incorrectly and by luck not design. I called the 4W filament Dim DRLs as not sure what else to call them really, the diagrams call them parking lights but in the UK they’re not used for parking. D...
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 231
Views: 20933

Re: So, today was the day...

Does that mean on cars with a single filament DRL, the sidelights are also 21w then? Is this only for cars without a dim/dip relay? It’s difficult to tell as the diagrams don’t always make it clear region by region but as far as I can tell they all should have the duel filament just used in a diffe...
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 231
Views: 20933

Re: So, today was the day...

It may work if the single bulb contact is touching either of the two contacts in the holder. As I understand it (see question in "The story of #89/480 continues..." thread) if its touching the 4w contact or both the light would be permanently on, if only 21w contact it will go out when the popups ar...
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 231
Views: 20933

Re: So, today was the day...

If you have an S you will only have a Single filament bulb eg 21w. The D is dual filament and should be a 4/21w.
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The story of #89/480 continues...
Replies: 44
Views: 5820

Re: The story of #89/480 continues...

I’m curious. In your pictures it appears that the 4w is on in one and the 21w in the other, both with the popups up. On mine as soon as you pop the lights only the 4w is used (from memory as it’s been awhile). How does yours work?
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front Bumper Rubber Pads
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Front Bumper Rubber Pads

Fairly sure mine are missing as well so thanks for the info on replacements. So now I’d like to know where to stick them as well. Ohh vicar.
by eye of ra
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 323 Storm grey paint
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: 323 Storm grey paint

I wouldn’t go too much on names either as 480 Europe call 323 Dark Grey Metallic, Volvo owners call it Storm Grey Metallic and some other places call it Dark Grey Pearl. But as jifflemon says use the whole code as it can make a difference.
by eye of ra
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Rear Bumper Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: Rear Bumper Removal

I had to drill mine out. It did take some time as I didn’t own an angle grinder at the time.
by eye of ra
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame

That does make more sense. The straight bar at the front says Manual. Looking at Vadis I would say the guy was right a 460 frame should fit if it had the same gearbox and was from the same year however the frame in your picture has a horseshoe mount making it 1992 at the latest so it can’t be from a...
by eye of ra
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame

Well there is something not right. According to the parts book and Vadis there was only one part number for the Auto up till 1992 which has the horseshoe mount as on my cars (the manual is more complicated). From 1993 the new mount was used on the Auto and therefore the new frame. This did change pa...
by eye of ra
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: wanted two litre manual post 93 front sub-frame

I believe your first picture is also of a manual but with the older horseshoe mount. The auto mount has a bend in the front as shown.

Image

I don’t know if the later autos had the later mount and a straight front as both my autos have the old horseshoe and bend.
by eye of ra
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Posting images using IMGUR
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Posting images using IMGUR

Having gone from photobucket to google then to postimage.org that then changed to .cc I’m now using a mixture of VGY and Imgur so hopefully I’ll only have to edit half my posts if it happens again. I’m still using post images.org for my photos, so far I haven’t had any problems with it. Sorry to be ...
by eye of ra
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted crankcase recirculating valve
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Wanted crankcase recirculating valve

Assuming you are talking about Part 1 it is turbo specific and is a valve. If you are talking about part 8 it is the same part for all petrol engines across the whole 400 range and is an Oil Separator that attaches to the block. https://vgy.me/uS0os2.jpg Not got a turbo but I think both are under th...
by eye of ra
Thu May 31, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 introduction video with Derek Bell
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Volvo 480 introduction video with Derek Bell

Interesting video and wasn’t expecting to see my old boss. :eek:
by eye of ra
Wed May 30, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Price when new?

Don’t forget metallic paint. If it was registered that early in Jan 1993 it would have been built in 1992 however model year doesn’t follow build year so best to check your Vin for model year. In-between the E and C (I believe all 480s had those letters) just before the chassis number will be N for ...
by eye of ra
Tue May 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electric windows and mirrors not working
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Electric windows and mirrors not working

zapcity wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Maybe it was used for an aftermarket head unit supply previously?
You are probably right.

3 is a spare for supply 75a and 5 should be a spare for supply 75b.

Also looks like 20 should be empty, 23 is a bridge and 11 should be empty for RHD cars.
by eye of ra
Tue May 29, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electric windows and mirrors not working
Replies: 20
Views: 1468

Re: Electric windows and mirrors not working

Yes I probably should have made it clearer it is for CEM III only, now done.