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by Jaster
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: No Fuel Gauge

Sounds like you are 90% of the way there, like I said the dry joint repair (if that is indeed the cause, let's hope it is as it's an easy fix) is pretty straightforward once you've done the first few joints. It also occurs to me that if it's literally just a case of a bulb or two not illuminating th...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Miscellaneous bits available

I'm afraid this one's 'self service', I've sent you the details though!
by Jaster
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Miscellaneous bits available

Can you grab me the air intake from the scuttle? Heater blower too Unfortunately I'm not planning on returning for a second trip, I've forwarded the contact details on to you however. If I were you, I would get as many specific RHD parts as possible. Those are unique to UK cars, the rest can be fou...
by Jaster
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Miscellaneous bits available
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Miscellaneous bits available

I went to get some bits off this car the other day, the owner will be scrapping it next week but is happy to remove bits and post (within reason) or hold on to things for collection if there's anything people need. It's fairly stripped but it still has hoses, pumps, pop-ups, clutch/accelerator cable...
by Jaster
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 29
Views: 3857

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

I've used both 3DHubs and Shapeways ( link ) in the UK for quick prototypes both professionally and personally in the past. For both sites it's a case of uploading the 3D data you want to print and selecting materials/finish etc then getting a quote. 3DHubs is good if there happens to be a print sho...
by Jaster
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 3d printed spare and repair parts
Replies: 29
Views: 3857

Re: 3d printed spare and repair parts

That's excellent, thanks for sharing. I could do with a few clips for the bottom door trim and I have a window regulator in need of repair so I'll give them a go at some point. Do you recommend any materials in particular?
by Jaster
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 as my first car :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Volvo 480 as my first car :)

u need a lot of money for fixing it Yes and no, depends on how handy you are yourself. Some spare parts can be expensive, others are just really hard to find. Having a good mechanic or garage that you trust for things like MOTs and jobs that you can't do yourself will make a big difference. I'm not...
by Jaster
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No Fuel Gauge
Replies: 15
Views: 2015

Re: No Fuel Gauge

Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'continuity' in this case? I ask only as a bad joint on the board might well work on the bench but then not work in the car, or at certain temperatures, or pretty much depending on which way the wind is blowing. Also fairly hard to verify that things are working...
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: 502

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: 3805

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: 7369

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: 7369

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: 7369

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: 887

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: 887

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: 887

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: 1171

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: 717

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: 1171

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: 3780

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...