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by MisterH
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: starting but not running,
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: starting but not running,

Could it be a MAP Sensor? I do not know much about the 2.0, but when I got my '88 car it would start and then cut out, when a new MAP Was fitted it started first time. Could that be it?
by MisterH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: vinyal wrapping a tatty dashbord surround?
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: vinyal wrapping a tatty dashbord surround?

I was considering using double sided tape, but have not tried it yet, will let you know how it goes
by MisterH
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Coming to America - mathrock's USA Volvo 480 Turbo
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: Coming to America - mathrock's USA Volvo 480 Turbo

Congratulations! Looks like you've got a nice one, enjoy it!
by MisterH
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:48 pm
They are an easy size to find. I was just passing on a recommendation rather than selling them! :D
No problem! Ill keep an eye out
by MisterH
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

I got four 185/60R14 (H) (82) Avon ZT-5 from Black Circles (unfitted) for £138.70. They're pretty good: quiet and grip well I think it should be alright for the moment, but could be something to consider soon, how hard are they to find? Thank you very much for the offer though, I will get back to y...
by MisterH
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Got back from the MOT yesterday, the long way around. Tested its practicality with a small supermarket shop with went well in the boot. The car drove very well, fast and chirpy, but could do with some new tires. Jobs for today are glass cleaning and investigating the speedo
by MisterH
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 176
Views: 6288

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

Congratulations! Another piece of the puzzle comes together
by MisterH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:34 pm
MisterH wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am
Good luck! Just in time for the May meet!
when and where is that?
Keep your eyes peeled on here. It should be announced soon by Sylvia (dragonflyjewels).
Thanks! shall watch out
by MisterH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am
Good luck! Just in time for the May meet!
when and where is that?
by MisterH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

I'll have a go at making a replacement at some point this week. Speaking of breakers, what became of the 87 lakes car? Good point! I'll call them tomorrow! Called in very late on Tuesday and the car owner has gone very quiet apparently. He wasn't well. Sounds about right from what I heard over the ...
by MisterH
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Firstly, does your paint code have additional numbers after 218? For example, I think there’s at least 3 specific shades of Paris blue. Secondly, Metallics are never going to be fun to blend in.... there’s a definite art to fading it; there’s little thing like spraying through a hole cut in a preic...
by MisterH
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: 218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

218 Arctic Blue Metallic - Where do I get some?

Just been testing the 218 Arctic Blue Metallic I got from Halfords that had been specially mixed up. I tested it on the original Wing mirror cap that the previous owner sent on to me, it is broken, but I decided to use it for reference. the colour seems too dark and has a bit too much metallic pigme...
by MisterH
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

I would check the speedo plug which is on top of the diff https://serving.photos.photobox.com/281965076ca23334785b4123bf397f765071a6fdc8559c2c0eb96a43709462cad3746ec8.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/30114924e4ce4f70224afd63822ce8ed6987d8fb9c0b230a85830d899c86b16e58c5dfa5.jpg https://serving...
by MisterH
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Dropped the car off at my local garage for an MOT yesterday following a snowy, icy introduction to the 2010's for the car. once the engine had warmed up, the car drove very smoothly and happily, and didn't have any issues on the road. at the garage, It was met with praise by our friend who runs the ...
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

jamescarruthers wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:14 pm
MisterH wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:11 pm
I'll have a go at making a replacement at some point this week. Speaking of breakers, what became of the 87 lakes car?
Good point! I'll call them tomorrow!
Let me know how it goes!
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Well spotted James - I hadn't noticed that! Must be great for people following Mister H who get a free windscreen wash each time he wants to clean his back window! :D David I might try and fashion a substitute out of plasticard for scale modelling, but will have to see. I don't suppose replacements...
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Well spotted James - I hadn't noticed that! Must be great for people following Mister H who get a free windscreen wash each time he wants to clean his back window! :D David I might try and fashion a substitute out of plasticard for scale modelling, but will have to see. I don't suppose replacements...
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Hurrah - good progress :D

What was the problem with the brake lights?

David
The Brake pedal wasn't travelling down far enough to activate the switch, so with some pumping of the pedal, they came back to life, and the horn just came back after some casual fiddling with the pressure pad
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also found this in the boot, anyone have any idea what its purpose is?
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