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by frenchfries
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Instrument cluster required
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Instrument cluster required

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:34 pm
I'll have a look and see what warning lights are on them - they will mostly be from late 2 litre models but Robert will adjust anything that is wrong for a Celebration anyway. I'll pm you.
And I pmed you :)
by frenchfries
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: You can't blame them for trying!!
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: You can't blame them for trying!!

Yep. Skip is pretty much mint now with aircon, leather, sunroof and valued at £3,500.

I'll you you have it for £9000 :lol:
by frenchfries
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Rear Brake overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Rear Brake overhaul

Can you all stop adding shiny things to your car that, in return, make me want to add shiny things to mine?!
by frenchfries
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

Nice, let me know how they feel, I have 2 different tyres are the rear and this is not doing my OCD any good :)
by frenchfries
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Door sill protector
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Door sill protector

Drawing a bit similar to this item on eBay:
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by frenchfries
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

Did you get a good deal on the tyres?
by frenchfries
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7801

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

Mind you - you are a brave man dong this without telling the wife :shock: That said, I always ask Lee before jumping at any of these things and she tells me "no" so perhaps I should just adopt your approach!! is it better to seek forgiveness than ask permission ? ? answers on a postcard!!! :wink: D...
by frenchfries
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Throttle body
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Throttle body

Funny enough it has not repeated the symptoms so washed the Juke instead :)

It will happen again so should make some time tomorrow to have a look around. Hopefully it will be simple fix/clean :)
by frenchfries
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 as part of multicar insurance?
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: 480 as part of multicar insurance?

Right

Moved over to Lancaster Insurance for Skip, the agreed valuation is £3,500. Better than "market value" with Churchill :)
by frenchfries
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Throttle body
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Throttle body

Hi all Skip has finally started showing signs of erratic idling. Unfortunately the pics from this post https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15569 are no longer visible. I would happily have a go at cleaning the throttle housing and and idle valve first but without pics I don't...
by frenchfries
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:52 am
eye of ra wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:13 am
I can't see Exhibit A either.
Sorry - Better now?
Oui :)
by frenchfries
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

If you need a 17mm spanner you know where to ask :)
by frenchfries
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

You are in Comptent of the Court, Sir!

Exhibit A has yet to be shown to the jury.
by frenchfries
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7801

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

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Still haven't told my wife!
:lol:. You are sooooo dead :)
by frenchfries
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

I doubt that. Long gone are the days of being ripped off by main stealers. As long as the service is done in accordance with the service manual your car can be serviced anywhere.

Am I missing something?
by frenchfries
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 211
Views: 17378

Re: So, today was the day...

14 plate with rot? 1814 you mean, no?
by frenchfries
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7801

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

I picked up a trick recently. Cut the cam-belt lengthwise half way and remove it. place the new one and finally cut the old one off. No timing adjustment necessary.

Only applies if you are only changing the belt of course.
by frenchfries
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 7801

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

Well done for rescuing that one James - a genuine 'barn find' We are off to Glasgow on Tuesday and not back until Sunday so Al won't be able to help with the collection, but we can offer the use of a set of wheels with decent tyres from the pile of spares in our garage. Al will be in Thetford on Sa...
by frenchfries
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Noooo!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Noooo!!!

Excellent, Skip has 54200 miles on the clock but leather interior, I recon he is worth 9K then :)

Should have indicated this at valuation.

They are in for a shock I think. Would like to see pics.