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by Jaster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Headlamp electric motor
Replies: 10
Views: 677

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: 5808

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: 5808

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: 5808

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...
by Jaster
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Brill Classic Car Show, Sunday 26th August
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Brill Classic Car Show, Sunday 26th August

http://www.brillfestival.org.uk/classiccars/ A friendly laid-back car show in rural Buckinghamshire - I was the only 480 in attendance last year, this year I have two, possibly three cars coming, so if you're at a loose end then come along! The car show is attached to the village festival which is ...
by Jaster
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: wow - decent press for a change !
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: wow - decent press for a change !

Most of the last paragraph of the first article is fairly suspect: Does it handle? Not really. It’s far from lighting quick, either. You’ll need paper-thin legs for sitting in the rear and the boot offers a ridiculously small amount of space. Either the author is a 9 foot tall olympic weightlifter w...
by Jaster
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 11th August Scotland Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 53
Views: 3425

Re: 11th August Scotland Mobile Mini Meet

So that's two meets in a row with a critical problem - has it occurred to you that it was left in a garage for 20 years for a reason? :lol: Seriously though, absolutely gutted to hear that you didn't make it, particularly considering the mileage involved. A real shame to make it so close only to hav...
by Jaster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5808

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

I used transparent Fablon, available on Amazon here , or alternatively at your local hobby/crafts shop or builder's merchant, as it is also used to cover windows. I made rough templates on paper and then trimmed as necessary. Looks like you've got everything you need for now - the VC802 should drive...
by Jaster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender

It replaces - the switch comes out and the bracket bolts to the engine in it's place, then the sender into the bracket.
by Jaster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5808

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

Oli turned up on Sunday with more problems. Perhaps I should become a full-time 480 mechanic... This time it was the passenger pop-up which was not doing much. Since I had a spare motor to hand, we decided to just swap it and then figure out what was going wrong later. Off comes the nose cone: https...
by Jaster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender

The thing you have is a switch, responsible for turning the oil light on and off on the dash. Essentially, when the engine is running the oil pressure holds the switch open and switches the light off, when the oil pressure drops (or the oil vacates the car for some reason), the switch closes and the...
by Jaster
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 life is just beginning!
Replies: 94
Views: 4952

Re: My 480 life is just beginning!

I tend to get a blast of dry leaf particles to the face and eyes when I turn my fan on, and would be interested in a pollen filter housing or three. Would you be willing to organize a group buy if others are interested? If so then might be worth making a separate thread so as not to derail this one.
by Jaster
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: October 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Sounds good! The Historic Docks in Portsmouth are well worth a visit so I might make a weekend of it.
by Jaster
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender
Replies: 32
Views: 1935

Re: WANTED: 480ES/NA Sports Gauges Oil Pressure Sender

Just to confirm, the mounting bracket for the oil pressure sender is just that, a mounting bracket. It has no function in the operation of the sender? Pretty much. It's a while since mine has been off the car, but as I recall the sender doesn't have enough clearance next to the oil filter without i...
by Jaster
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: New rear lights for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: New rear lights for sale

Looks like they 'only' want €750 now. The bit that gets me is that they want €6.50 on top of that for postage :rofl:
by Jaster
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount
Replies: 32
Views: 1566

Re: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount

Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:03 pm
can you measure hole spacing and height, initial plan is to 'modify' front, due to time-frame (lack-of); then look at getting alternatives made :wink:
Will do. Haven't got it to hand right now so give me a couple of days.
by Jaster
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount
Replies: 32
Views: 1566

Re: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount

if i had a gash unit i could get PU moulded fairly easily, just need a unit to copy!!! Might be able to help with that, depending on where the cut-off point between 'gash' and 'totally bolloxed' lies. See this post for an idea of what my old one looks like. Ade has also suggested that he could help...
by Jaster
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Centre Console Cubby Removal/Aux Gauge Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 8003

Re: Centre Console Cubby Removal/Aux Gauge Installation

I did, IIRC it was simply brute force that was required... You'll need to get a sender that's compatible with Volvo part number 3344174, for example this part from FAE: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NiDKWFGwpYH2gV1kGs1jRDXN0xFlTo64hZ6QIKIwKfSTBfDIsQzn-mB9p1_4ab6z0hs6eErExbMqRIizrJkyHuXss-RkrR-zr...
by Jaster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 2.0 rebuild considerations?
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: 2.0 rebuild considerations?

Your garage might not be able to see how bad the damage is until the weight of the gearbox is removed from the mount and you can see the tear in the rubber. I know my front mount also "looked okay" until I actually removed it and it then became obvious that the rubber was in two pieces.‎ The differ...
by Jaster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Dendy's 480 Diary
Replies: 87
Views: 5808

Re: Dendy's 480 Diary

My instrument cluster has been on the blink for some time - the rev counter is intermittent and a few weeks ago the speedo gave up completely. Today I took the dash apart and repaired it...

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The full write-up is in the how-to section here.