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by balto8
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Change bulbs at the front + rear of the car
Replies: 8
Views: 10825

Re: Change bulbs at the front + rear of the car

After replacing all interior lighting for warm light leds It was time to move to exterior lights. I bought different kinds of bulbs on Ebay to try on different positions. Here's my market research results this far. All of them in warm white tones. Avoiding MOT issues and keeping the car looks as les...
by balto8
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 5 years with a Turbo 480 - Geek Report
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

Re: 5 years with a Turbo 480 - Geek Report

I'm not happy to say my turbo is the same kind of money black hole·. But theese stories help me understand I've chosen a shit money sewer "cool like cats" car and that's what it's going to be, period. Get used to your wife's face and keep spenses on the car reasonable. I have spent already 850€ on m...
by balto8
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Air conditioning. Compressor temperature - fan switch
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Air conditioning. Compressor temperature - fan switch

Walking myself the stony aircon path. I had replaced in the past months the following parts: Frist I had fitted a new compressor ( it didn't give enough pressure to the system and was making funny noises all past summer). Then the guys who replaced the compressor said the dryer was blocked from dirt...
by balto8
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Wolf roams
Replies: 175
Views: 26684

Re: The Wolf roams

This guy makes the coupling pieces both in plastic and metal. Plastic for 12€each. Stainless steel for 40€ each. I had given all kind of plastic material replicas so many chances that I had to go for steel ones. 90€ p&p included. I have passed this page on my car forever. I would spend that money ag...
by balto8
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Changing accelerator cable
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: Changing accelerator cable

Jesus ! 170 eur for the cable ! http://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/engine/fuel-mixture-formation/control-linkage/accelerator-cable-nos-new-old-stock/1050000/ I took one from a scrappy 1990 turbo a while ago looking to replace mine as the plastic body part is also waving goodbye. But then i found t...
by balto8
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Changing accelerator cable
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: Changing accelerator cable

Could you point where did you find the cable?
by balto8
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Change bulbs at the front + rear of the car
Replies: 8
Views: 10825

Re: Change bulbs at the front + rear of the car

This is helpful stuff.

Thanks Jim.
by balto8
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 480 turbo CC Bello
Replies: 80
Views: 20619

Re: 480 turbo CC Bello

Looks nice!

In my opinion cool white leds don't fit the car style. I'd give a try to warm white leds.

Check this.

http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/v ... ts#p208064
by balto8
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE:- LED DRL lights
Replies: 30
Views: 5762

Re: FOR SALE:- LED DRL lights

I have bought myself on Ebay some different types of BA15S LEd bulbs to try an replace DRLs for LEDs. All of them in warm white tone. While I wait for them to come from China I have a few questions. I really would like to replace all BA15s on the car for LEds, that's pretty much all of them but the ...
by balto8
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Sealing the rear lights
Replies: 45
Views: 8457

Re: Sealing the rear lights

I have bought Joeps seals in the past when I replaced both my back light clusters. They do the job as good as the original ones. But you may need to add some clear silicon sealant on top of that if you want to get a complete full sealing of the lights. One another design defect in our beloved 480s.
by balto8
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Interior lightning LED renewal
Replies: 0
Views: 1266

Interior lightning LED renewal

After replacing all the dashboards lights for leds It was time ford renewing all my interior lighning. Filament bulbs give the car the Dracula's castle looks compared to the light LEDs give. So here's it. You will need. All of them in warm white, 3000k. 2 32mm C5Ws (Festoon) for the under dashboard ...
by balto8
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE: Rear bumper support
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: FOR SALE: Rear bumper support

German told me you were in Madrid to pick up the Hausser body kit and gave him in return a set of those bumper supports. I was eager to see them. What humidity and rust do to your cars in northern Europe, sun does to ours in southern. Right at that time I was fighting the speedo battle. 480 fools cr...
by balto8
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Speedo sensor desperately wanted. MOT coming up
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Speedo sensor desperately wanted. MOT coming up

No Brinkie. In my case everything was fine with the instruments board. It was the speedo sensor all the way. I read GlasgowJim once that he would change speedo sensor first and move from there if things didn't solve. I wish I would have gone that way. Gremlins? I swear I didn't feed the car after 12...
by balto8
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Yet another speed gauge gremlin topic.
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Yet another speed gauge gremlin topic.

After I fried the infocenter board when trying to clean the connections on the back of the main board I had to replace the whole thing. Also due to so many dashboard disassemble and reassemble the plastic was falling apart. I had to reinforce almost everywhere with pounds of poxiline. Now its all fi...
by balto8
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Moonroof Retrofit
Replies: 15
Views: 15077

Re: Moonroof Retrofit

After breaking one after another different material replicas of the damn moonroof couplig pieces I finally ordered stainless steel 3D replicas of the coupling piece to this dutch fellow through Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/product/479CFHKBB/glashubdach-leitungsverbinder-volvo-480?li=marketplac...
by balto8
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Various parts needed please!! Looked everywhere :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: Various parts needed please!! Looked everywhere :-(

Asked the guy. I'll let you know what he says.
by balto8
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Various parts needed please!! Looked everywhere :-(
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: Various parts needed please!! Looked everywhere :-(

This breaker in Spain is selling GT parts. I could ask him for the rear glass badge.

http://www.milanuncios.com/otros-recamb ... 976999.htm
by balto8
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Announcements & Club Issues
Topic: FORUM ISSUES - Report them here
Replies: 50
Views: 29980

Re: FORUM ISSUES - Report them here

It would be nice to see the latest 10 posts instead of the current 5 in the board index. That way more people might see them before they pass to page 2.