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by MisterH
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Turbo on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: Turbo on eBay

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:40 pm

PS ..... RPV seems to ring a bell as a car I've seen on here previously???
Here it is in previous life:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128691640 ... st-2g9rE1p

Arctic Blue does look really good with the full colour bumpers...
by MisterH
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 39
Views: 1202

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

I am not sure If the seat is already all the way back, although I know the seat tilt definitely works
by MisterH
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 39
Views: 1202

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

It does sound like you have a leaky injector that is allowing line pressure through to flood the cylinder so the advice about taking them out and sending away for overhaul (not expensive compared to buying new ones) if probably done sooner then. ‎ The car's MOT is in February so I think we'll get a...
by MisterH
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 39
Views: 1202

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

With regards to the B18 seeming to flood itself, yes they do do that some times. I presume you are starting without pressing the throttle at all? The car should provide the correct amount of air to itself by opening the idle air control valve on startup. Things to check on the B18E for good running...
by MisterH
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 39
Views: 1202

1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

Hi all, today is the first anniversary of the purchasing of my 480 for the grand sum of £650. Since then, its value has probably risen to c.£1000 due to the fact it is essentially mechanically sound. It has been the first car I have driven on the public highway, and I am very pleased with the choice...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Brave Pills included?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Brave Pills included?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F164024979335 Unclear photos taken in a shed in the dark, yeah... Well at least the asking price is quite low What is the expert verdict on this TT? (after the last critical evaluation on an unsuspecting dealership :P)
by MisterH
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 73
Views: 2565

Re: First 480, first real project car

Nice to see another Arctic Blue one found :) . I presume yours has a CAT given that it has the black rubbing strips, best of luck with the project, they are very rewarding cars! That is interesting, yes mine has a CAT with the lovely CATALYSER text on the back. Did not know the black rubbing strips...
by MisterH
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First 480, first real project car
Replies: 73
Views: 2565

Re: First 480, first real project car

Nice to see another Arctic Blue one found :) . I presume yours has a CAT given that it has the black rubbing strips, best of luck with the project, they are very rewarding cars!
by MisterH
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 1440

Re: New Year, New 480!

If the speedo connectors have been resoldered in the engine bay, check to see if it has been earthed to the body shell mistakenly. after a year of trying to fix it, cut one wire on my car and it burst into life :wall:
by MisterH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 1440

Re: New Year, New 480!

Nice buy, is that a paris blue? I can never tell which blue is paris blue, because to my eyes that looks to have a purple-y sort of tone to it, and I seem to remember Paris Blue as being a very pure, deep blue: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/colors/318.html Can confirm purpleyness to pari...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 1440

Re: New Year, New 480!

I'll let you know what the colour is, once I've given her a good clean and polish. It is pretty much as it appears in the pictures though - my first blue 480! Looking forward to the short drive from Liverpool tomorrow evening, ahead of the MOT on Saturday morning. She will fail, of course, but I kn...
by MisterH
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 1440

Re: New Year, New 480!

Nice buy, is that a paris blue? I can never tell which blue is paris blue, because to my eyes that looks to have a purple-y sort of tone to it, and I seem to remember Paris Blue as being a very pure, deep blue:
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo48 ... s/318.html
by MisterH
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: It is Alive!

brinkie wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
"repair" it was just cutting one wire! :lol:
by MisterH
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: It is Alive!

You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on? You were doing 30 with the door open and the handbrake on? the car was stationary: the handbrake locks the back wheels, and the front left wheel was jacked up. when the car was put into gear, it caused the differential to send all the power...
by MisterH
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 793

It is Alive!

Today, we finally fixed the speedo/odo on my car https://i.postimg.cc/gjtWZ2QH/IMG-4248.jpg we were also able to adjust the brake light switch as well What we had done as our first fix was to take the plug out in the engine bay and solder directly. we had mistakenly assumed that the shielding should...
by MisterH
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: How to adjust brake light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: How to adjust brake light switch

'Afternoon On my car, while the brake lights work, the switch is set up in such a way that they only come on when the brake pedal is pressed hard - As can be imagined, this is rather worrying as when braking gently, there is no brake lights on the rear of the vehicle. Just now, I was trying to adju...
by MisterH
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: How to adjust brake light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

How to adjust brake light switch

'Afternoon On my car, while the brake lights work, the switch is set up in such a way that they only come on when the brake pedal is pressed hard - As can be imagined, this is rather worrying as when braking gently, there is no brake lights on the rear of the vehicle. Just now, I was trying to adjus...
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

My father was talking to a vintage Hi-Fi shop owner the other day and at some point before the end of the year I'll take the unit down for him to have a look at, but I think it may have been water that got It
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

having a serious think about this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alpine-BI-LEVEL-7143M-Retro-Old-School-AM-FM-Tape-Car-Radio-Radio-1980s/233306829483?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3Dd89034608b264326b9856d2ba717db1e%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D11...
by MisterH
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

When you take the radio out, post a picture of the connectors and we can take it from there. Here is the rear end to the Volvo VC708 Unit in my Car, as requested: https://i.postimg.cc/0NXLgJG6/IMG-4236.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NFmVrJ3T/IMG-4237.jpg and the cavity from which it came: https://i.posti...