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by MisterH
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

If the lights are ok (not faded yet), wax is one of the best method to preserve them. A good paste wax is the one to go for. For example, i use collinite 476. A liquid/quick wax won't last. If the lights are faded i would polish them first and then go to the wax method. The lights have not 'faded' ...
by MisterH
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

From My old post, I went for a slight tint, the clear wasnt very forgiving with the scratches and rough surface of the plastic. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/29279555ebaa091a77ebd6b8661a750445ace15892fe901250511104e7f6dd77180c10a2.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/97993824cd9b3e012bb425...
by MisterH
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

arthuy wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:28 pm
I have a film on mine, it is supposed to have UV protection.

Comes in various tints if that's your thing.
where do you get it from? I assume there is just a tintless clear one?
by MisterH
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

My rear lights are in quite good condition - How do I protect them easily?

Good Evening all I have recently been pondering how to preserve my rear lights in their unfaded condition, I understand there is an elaborate swedish method of restoring the rear lights that is very techical, but how to stop them from going foggy and brown? so far I have tried putting the Autoglym v...
by MisterH
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Meet musings....
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Meet musings....

I think the idea is great, just as long as the owner is present to 'guide' the work that is going on, maybe someone can sort my speedo out!
by MisterH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM in paint oven?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: CEM in paint oven?

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:24 am
With a modern water based paint shop, your car is normally “baked” at 60 degrees for half an hour.

Can’t honestly see that doing anything but good for a typically damp 480! :rofl:
Thanks all, if it is a metallic paint, such as my Arctic Blue, will it still be water based and at 60 Deg?
by MisterH
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM in paint oven?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

CEM in paint oven?

'Evening All When I was reading in the user manual, it said that it was best to remove the CEM and engine management unit from the car before it goes into a paint oven. Does anyone have any further information regarding this, as my car really needs to be touched up professionally, should I worry abo...
by MisterH
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Official Australian Import?
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Official Australian Import?

Last Night, While pouring over the User manual, I came across this picture: https://i.postimg.cc/Jz6HHzn8/IMG-3488.jpg Any idea as to what it means, "(Australia) Build Date" I am assuming this is for proposed Aus market, but didn't come come to fruit, although I do know it was tested in the Outback ...
by MisterH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: 480 ENGINE CUT OUT.

I don't know if this will help, but it is worth a shot: When I first got my car, it had a faulty MAP Sensor. When one tried to start the engine, it would run for a couple of seconds and then cut out. luckily the vendor supplied a new MAP with the car, and when it was fitted, It started and drove fir...
by MisterH
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: How to be as cool as DCWalker?
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: How to be as cool as DCWalker?

Looks like a nice addition to the fleet for the summer, congratulations!
by MisterH
Sun May 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

AleksanderHugo wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm
The two loose connectors could be for the signal horn. There were two horns fitted as standard, so perhaps you are missing one?
maybe, although the horn (a horn) does work
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

The left grey button will change the units. You can either press the button on a very early car, or on later cars, insert a pin through the small hole in the grey‎ button. The problem with the age of your car is that MPG & Fahrenheit temperatures are linked and L/100km & Celsius temperatures are li...
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:19 pm
First pic looks like your external temperature sensor.

I'm not so sure of the second one.
Thanks, at least I know that one is working, but not how to change the unit from Fahrenheit to Celsius units
by MisterH
Sat May 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

https://i.postimg.cc/0Ng7zYQS/IMG-3338.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/02BYsR1c/IMG-3337.jpg while the gearbox oil was being drained, I noticed these wires (2nd pic) hanging down, and wondered what may be connected to them. they are located at the front o/side quarter, near the bumper. I was wondering if ...
by MisterH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Blue ES on eBay

There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns. but I can not imagine a 480 ever reaching Capri price level, which I am happy about, for me the 480 symbolises the fact that you don't need to fork out megabucks for a great car, I ...
by MisterH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Blue ES on eBay

There's been a surge of good 480's making strong money.... which is starting to bring a lot of projects out of barns. but I can not imagine a 480 ever reaching Capri price level, which I am happy about, for me the 480 symbolises the fact that you don't need to fork out megabucks for a great car, I ...
by MisterH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Blue ES on eBay

zapcity wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:02 pm
I feel like a real idiot now.

Should have bought it over the phone.

Real bargain at 250!
as did I, but hey, I was too slow off the mark, now that I have a 480 I am no longer trawling for 480 stuff all day on all the major sites
by MisterH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Reversed speedo wires?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Reversed speedo wires?

Does anybody know why the wire on the speedo system seems to switch over on each side of plug? I was trying Brinkie's advice on the speedo fix, but stopped short of soldering directly due to this confusion, can anybody help?
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by MisterH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Blue ES on eBay

zapcity wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 pm
A guy on the 480uk Facebook forum for bought it. It looked in great condition under the dirt!
Thinking he might of got a bargain but don't know how much it cost.
he was asking £250
by MisterH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Blue ES on eBay
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Blue ES on eBay

Would like to take a look but too far away before auction ends. Wish I had enquired about the E reg ES barn find in silver. Sold now but at least it's being restored. I was going to go view that one, a stones throw from me, but it was gone when I messaged the seller - it was in the colour I always ...