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by brinkie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 Limited Evolution
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: 480 Limited Evolution

Sounds like a proper upgrade to me :) I am very curious about the total part cost incurred (not counting labour) and the final result on a rolling road or track!
by brinkie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 finally back on the road
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: 480 finally back on the road

Don't know what the cost of labour in the UK is, in 2002 a full respray of my Matra Murena in unicolour red cost me € 2500, including some soon-to-be-unobtainium rubber bits. Fast forward 15 years, respraying the rear panels of my 480 including welding in new wheel arches and rear bumper restoration...
by brinkie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: No Fuel Gauge

yorkievolvo wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Update.
Replacement Info-centre supplied by Sylvia - many thanks Sylvia.
The cold weather meant it took a couple of days to install it.
Now it is installed and working I'm in info-overload - bags of lights and stuff. I love it!
Thanks for advice and info.
:hopping: :hopping: :hopping:
by brinkie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Info Centre
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: Info Centre

See the 5 causes I've mentioned above. Have you tried them all?
by brinkie
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?

Short answer: NONE are related. Long answer will follow when I have finished my long list of people asking for advice how to fix pressing electrical faults to their car. :lol:
by brinkie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Info Centre
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: Info Centre

If the info centre isn't alive, there could be causes five (*) 1. Halogen bulb blown. You checked that already. 2. Fuse blown 3. Wiring or connector problem, no power or ground to the info centre computer 4. Computer dead. Murphy came along: your replacement computer is also dead. 5. LCD Display dea...
by brinkie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Battery maintainance
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Battery maintainance

I found the screw switch to cause problems after a while. I threw it out and use a 13 mm spanner to remove the cable from the earth terminal when necessary.
by brinkie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 3656

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:00 pm
and Brinkie has a good suggestion in this post
Added a picture for clarification :)
by brinkie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 6032

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

That's what I figured. Only this car was in danger of losing the DRL lenses as well, had to be extremely careful taking them out, even when using a plastic tool the bits were coming off :(
by brinkie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 6032

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Ah, yes, tried the N/S as well, but our N/S is your O/S :lol:
by brinkie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 6032

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Ah, the famous popup headlight issues. I was working on my competitor's car yesterday. Competitor as in, thanks to him I am no longer the only 480 driver in town :lol: A low mileage 480 S 2.0 with all sorts of typical 480 problems: oil drinking 2.0 red dipstick engine, intermittent dashboard failure...
by brinkie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Green Book Archive

You can put it into a Dropbox storage for anyone to view, or share it from a Google drive.
by brinkie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Green Book Archive

Brilliant! I have all that stuff in Dutch, could scan the whole lot (I already scanned some of them & put them in a dropbox to share for anyone), but it wouldn't make much sense to non-Dutch readers.
I have webspace available should the need arise.
by brinkie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: USA 480 Turbo - Oil filter options
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: USA 480 Turbo - Oil filter options

I could stuff a couple of oil filters in a parcel and mail it to you. Would be much safer bet than trying something with possible wrong threads, wrong sizes and/or no oil return valve. Shipment is € 18,20 untracked (€ 24,30 tracked) and the filters are approx. € 10 each, so if I send three, you'll b...
by brinkie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: somebody have wiring for button next to the seat heating switch ?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: somebody have wiring for button next to the seat heating switch ?

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean the wiring to the auxiliary light switch is completely missing, so you cannot select the auxiliary lights (between the DRL/standing lights) to turn on when you switch the high beams on? Or are you referring to the missing switch left of the seat heating switch...
by brinkie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: alternative engines?
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: alternative engines?

The biggest challenge is getting all the electronics to work, i.e. installing the ECU, bypassing the immobilizer and adapting the cable loom. Renault Sport has used F-engines up to 2013 in the Clio RS, it's mechanically almost a drop-in replacement because the F4R-engine and JC5 gearbox have the sam...
by brinkie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Flashing abs light
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Flashing abs light

Your car is a 1989 Turbo if I have read your signature correctly, that means your car has the infamous ATE MkII ABS system installed. Is it flashing with the engine running, when you hit the brake pedal or just when the ignition is on? It could have multiple causes, the most likely (and most expensi...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 journey begins here
Replies: 54
Views: 3041

Re: My 480 journey begins here

The horn is also controlled by a relay in the CEM (necessary to sound the burglar alarm). You can use the CEM self test to check if the horn relay functions. Don't do this late at night or you will "befriend" a lot of people in the close vicinity :P
by brinkie
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No more original spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: No more original spark plugs

And let's not forget the original spark plugs were designed in the 1980s, we've moved on more than 30 years now. :)
by brinkie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No more original spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: No more original spark plugs

40 euro for a set of spark plugs someone found at the bottom of a forgotten shelf?? @%#!(*!@(%$# <insert Dutch swear word here, usually a disease> :angry: Let's do some research, because Volvo isn't producing spark plugs by themselves, they order at large manufacturers who stamp "Volvo" on them. So ...