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by Jaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Another "look what's in the boot!" spot

That's a very odd collection of cosmetic 'mods'... It does all look easily reversible with a heat gun and some patience so might well be a bargain for someone looking for an auto turbo.
by Jaster
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 40
Views: 2822

Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

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Much the same as others have said - great to see everyone again and many thanks to Sylvia and Al once again for organising everything. Bring on the next one!
by Jaster
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

https://i.imgur.com/uqS0py2.jpg Quick bit of brake maintenance before the meet tomorrow. The brakes felt uneven and not particularly effective on the front, so I thought it might be worth sticking in some new pads. The old ones actually had plenty of life in them but were of unknown origin, the new...
by Jaster
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

That's fantastic - exactly what I was imagining. I've ordered one to see if it will fit since they look a bit taller than usual. I wish I'd known about these while I still had the problem!
by Jaster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Since we have a meet coming up, I thought now would be as good a time as any to start pulling things apart: https://i.imgur.com/nPdBDjo.jpg I've had a few persistent electrical problems that I really wanted to get sorted before doing another long journey, particularly in the dark. They are: - O/S DR...
by Jaster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Power Steering Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Power Steering Pump

Apparently I didn't look very hard then! Interestingly both the part numbers in the book don't seem to correspond to anything on VIDA, even though I can see the pump clearly in the diagrams. They just don't have associated numbers for some reason. Either way, looks like 3470031 is probably the one t...
by Jaster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Power Steering Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Power Steering Pump

Tried that - can't find any mention of a PAS pump on Skandix and none of the part numbers lead anywhere either. Not much gleaned from searching the forum either. Very strange that there's so little info on it.
by Jaster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: Power Steering Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Power Steering Pump

I have identified the following two candidates, both for cars without air-con: VIN to 428729: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-440-460-480-Power-Steering-Pump-3413725-4700031-26039589/263081685595?hash=item3d40e3f25b:g:~AsAAOSwVtZaBzB2 Part numbers: 3413725, 4700031, 26039589 VIN from 428730: https:...
by Jaster
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: A 480 S awakened in Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: A 480 S awakened in Italy

Looks good, impressive that it pushes 60W per channel (or at least claims to) for that money. Shame that the illumination is blue though, I'd be tempted to pull it apart and put red and green LEDs in to match the rest of the interior!
by Jaster
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted on Google Maps!
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Spotted on Google Maps!

I was looking for a company on google maps and decided to have a look on street view, guess what I found!

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5750895 ... 312!8i6656
by Jaster
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: A 480 S awakened in Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: A 480 S awakened in Italy

Welcome! That's a beautiful car, and it's in great condition as others have said. Interesting that the original owner went for an 'S' and then added aircon, a front splitter and a nice interior! I'd like to know more about the radio you went for, I'm always keen to keep things looking period-appropr...
by Jaster
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 2532

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Could also be dry joints on the cluster itself, fortunately we have a thread for that: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=35684 Jeff, if you could post the photo of the cable/connector in the cluster repair thread for reference purposes as well I would be much obliged - I did mean to put one there myself when I w...
by Jaster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Headlamp electric motor

In that case, exercise caution!
by Jaster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Headlamp electric motor

The only other wiring schemes on the main site that include the headlights are on page 54 of this document , and they have the same pinout for the motors (pins 30 and 30a on the relay feeding Gn-y and Gn, pin 2 on each motor). The supplemental diagrams for '92 onward make no mention of the headlight...
by Jaster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 powertest in Dutch magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Volvo 480 powertest in Dutch magazine

That makes sense, so in other words the extra 9HP is probably due to the margin of error on the rolling road (and then some). Can't see the Dutch forum without logging in but it sounds like I called it correctly on the turbo gauge as well. I love the colour of your GT, and I see you have a turbo gau...
by Jaster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 powertest in Dutch magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Volvo 480 powertest in Dutch magazine

That's a strange car - GT badge on the tailgate, 2.0L engine under the bonnet with excess horses, turbo gauge on the dash. As far as I recall, their was a 'GT' on the continent that was nothing like the UK version, in other words, standard leather interior, standard springs, lots of colours rather t...
by Jaster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Headlamp electric motor

Pages 50 and 51 in this document show the diagram for the headlight control circuit and the pinout for the connector. Based on that you could make up some test leads for the motor and/or get a meter on the connector on the car side to verify that voltage is present if that's causing suspicion as wel...
by Jaster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

I've been travelling so not much time spend on cars (or the internet), but here are a few pictures from my phone. More interior shots will follow in due course! Remnants of Happy Meals past under the front seats, including an un-opened sachet of salt shoved under the handbrake for emergency sodium w...
by Jaster
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

think it's time we sourced or made our own versions of 21w/4w LED bulbs, of a known quality. Yes I agree. Ideally missing out the bulb holder all together. I think your lenses will still be likely to get damaged if you have an LED bulb running alongside a corrosion based DRL toaster in the clusters...
by Jaster
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5671

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Oli turned up once again at the weekend, this time with no lighting whatsoever on the front of the car. The first order of business was to replace a couple of blown fuses, but that didn't solve the problem. Next, we removed the nosecone to reveal a missing DRL holder (and bulb) and a fairly ruined w...