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by brinkie
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

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

I managed to exceed the mininum post count :hopping: so for the beauty of it, here are some pictures...

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by brinkie
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gearboxes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Gearboxes...

You could try and look into a Renault JC5 gearbox from a Renault Mégane Diesel (F8Q-engine). That engine is spec'd at 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm, so the gearbox will be able to at least handle that amount of torque. The following gearboxes share the same final ratio (3.733:1) with the M59/M60, though I have ...
by brinkie
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

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

Valve adjusting discs aren't exactly rocket science. They're just discs of a specific diameter and thickness. Shim plates for Renault F-engines should be widely available, with so many cars produced. A new head should have its valve clearance adjusted as well, so you're not out of the woods if you c...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

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

Unless the parts book is incorrect at pages 82/83, shims are listed as "Adjusting washer" varying in thickness from 3.25 till 4.50 mm, for all engines. The Renault engines are of the same F3-family (1.7 B18E/F/FT = F3N, 1.8 B18U = F3P, 2.0 B20F = F3R, 1.6 B16F is unique to Volvo but related to both ...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gearboxes...
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Gearboxes...

So, as I'm converting to a manual 'box on the Turbo... I have a couple of 'boxes from B20Fs, as far as I can tell, the ratios are the same. But is the Turbo gearbox any stronger, or is that just a myth? I'm going to be gunning for 200bhp, so don't want to be breaking gearboxes every time I dump the...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

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

Cheers! I haven't done the work myself, but it was no problem at all to get the shims here, though not through the official Volvo dealerships. Have you tried a Renault dealer? The same engines have been used up till 2001 in Renault Mégane, Laguna and Espace 2.0-8V. I know a former Renault mechanic i...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop Ups winking......
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Re: Pop Ups winking......

I'm not allowed to post links here, but it's the Dutch Volvo 480 club really. I am also hyper-active on the Dutch Volvo 480 forum, read a complaint somewhere that it was impossible to post on the UK forum and apparently I proved him wrong. :lol:
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After more than a year of lurking, time to say Hello!
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

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

Hi there, My name is Robert, I live in the country of origin of the 480 and I own a 1994 Vase Green 480 GT 2.0 with 331133 kms on the clock (and counting). Tried, but can't seem to post pics here, because "Your post looks too spamy [sic!] for a new user, please remove off-site URLs". Bummer. Fell in...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Pop Ups winking......
Replies: 12
Views: 5208

Re: Pop Ups winking......

Winking headlights are usually caused by bad earthing, but can also be a bad diode inside the pop up motor. The headlight pop up motor is working with the same principle as the windshield wipers. There is a conducting disc with an interruption inside the motor; a sliding contact makes and electric c...