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by rpruen
Tue May 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: FOR SALE - And so it begins, the great 480 parts selloff.
Replies: 48
Views: 6695

There is a Volvo sport/handling pack for sale from my car. Lowers the car a little but not much, depending on the sagginess of your existing springs. It's the complete kit including the panhard rod. Unfortunatly the salt/molasses stuff (I'll blame that for the rust as well) has rusted the rear dampe...
by rpruen
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Big brake upgrade kit, interest?
Replies: 50
Views: 22789

Interested, yes.

I may be able to dig up the parts required to be sent off, but I'm not too close.

The 480 brakes being crap... I have driven 480s with utterly horrible brakes, but mine seem to work fine. Maybe cheap aftermarket parts? I have no idea.

Richard
by rpruen
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Standard 95 ron petrol - is it ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Since our cars have a knock sensor, there will be some benifit from using higher octane fuel. Even with a standard car. Also using 92 octane fuel, won't kill the engine, but will hurt performance.

Anything above 97 is overkill for a standard car.

Richard
by rpruen
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: What sensor is this ?
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: What sensor is this ?

Rememebr to type slowly as you are talking to a reetard but good on a banjo>>>> :rofl: :) The sensor with the single spade you are talking about is the coolant temperature sensor for humans. It feeds the Infocenter or gauge on the dash. The ECU sensor is the one near sparkplug No1 (clutch end), and...
by rpruen
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Sounds like something is warped. Use a straight edge and feeler gauge to check the head and block for warping. You can return the clearances to specification by lapping the head /and / or / block with a nice flat oil stone, and plenty of oil. I would silicone the oil and water pasages (hindsight is ...
by rpruen
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: JT's 'FCW' Restoring Project and T25 turbo upgrade
Replies: 81
Views: 22814

Thanks for your comments Rich. T3 is more than i'm after really. I just want a wider power band. Going to have a go at getting another t25, but this time be a little more careful. If the hybrid runs well enough i might not bother. The T3 is a bit laggy too, the supercharger helps here, without it (...
by rpruen
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: help!!!!!1.7 turbo engine!thanks guys!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

As far as power goes, it depends on how much cash you have to spend. My 80ukp ecu mod will up the power by about 50 bhp. Others have done simalar things to the ECUs. I can do things like fit a 3 bar map sensor, and bigger injectors. You want a bigger turbo for this, and that will get you almost doub...
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: spark plugs drenched help me
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

This is a failed transistor in the fuel ECU. Or the wire to the ECU from the injectors is earthed somehow. The injectors will stay open all the time and flood the engine with fuel. The transistor can be changed. The actual transistor in the ECU is a darlington pair, with an HFE of 1500 and current c...
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: quaife atb diff
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Yes quafe say the Diff will fit.

It's one of the things I looked atsome time ago. I'm sure I posted the info, but can't find it.

Richard
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Next step after richmod?
Replies: 21
Views: 4415

Also the exhaust backpressure is an issue. The important pressure diff is that between the exhaust port and intake port. The bigger turbine nozzel will result in less backpressure for the same gas flow, so will allow more air to flow through the engine. The bigger turbo will make more power than the...
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: help!!!!!1.7 turbo engine!thanks guys!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

thanks pal!but wot do i do about the top engine mount on the clio!ie duz it bolt onto the volvo engine or duz it need welded!also the rear angine mount?wb - and thanks again for your help much appreciated - dave For the top engine mount, I think you have to drill and tap one hole in the head to get...
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: resistor and tuned computer (purple)
Replies: 13
Views: 3611

Ettore Bugatti wrote:Maybe this will fit:
http://www.jdsporsche.com/sharktuner.html

Looks very promising. Although the price is a bit steep.
It would fit the ECU ok, but unfortunatly the map locations are not going to be the same.

I would think the maker could adjust it to fit the 480 if they wanted to.

Richard
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: My day visit to Rich!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Glad you are happy. It's nice to see :) Having put quite a bit of time into all this stuff, it's that, that makes it worthwhile, rather than anything else. I have had a quick look at the thread where someone has a go at me. Superchips would have charged you 500 quid or so, and given about 25 bhp ext...
by rpruen
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: JT's 'FCW' Restoring Project and T25 turbo upgrade
Replies: 81
Views: 22814

So again i constructed my special downpipe removal tool, consisting of 1/4" ratchet connected to 1/4" screwdriver handle (which acts as an extra long extension), connected to long extension, connected to short extension, connected to uj, connected to 14mm socket. Lots of other fun too, like access ...
by rpruen
Sun May 27, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: finding vacuum leaks
Replies: 34
Views: 4265

picked up some new flexible ratchet spanners yesterday too, so hopefully they will come in handy when i get started. wish me luck..... The ratchet spanners will come in handy for sure :) I hope the bracket is not fitted to your car, that will make life so much easier. Oh and Good Luck :) although I...
by rpruen
Sun May 27, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Castrol Edge
Replies: 12
Views: 1582

Millers 15-60 fully synthetic's pretty pricey ;) If that is what you're using, Richard, then how long does it last you? (Assuming you still use the old 'waiting for the mark on the dipstick to disappear' method). That's the stuff, and it isn't cheap. I would not suggest using it in a standard engin...
by rpruen
Sun May 27, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: dump valves or not to dump
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

I would have to say stick with a recirc type. The audi upgrade type is better built, and will take more boost as mentioned above. Having tried both, there is no change when replacing a working standard part with the Audi one. The only time it will improve things is if your standard recirc is not wor...
by rpruen
Sun May 27, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: external oil cooler
Replies: 31
Views: 6996

Didn't N2O have some cooling effects? :evil: :lol: (yeah, Im using NOS to keep the temperature down) Yes it does, but it also runs out all too quickly :( The tip of using a heater matrix is quite old, my dad used to collect to put on his cars as oil coolers.(but that's was 70/80's) But in theis cas...
by rpruen
Sun May 27, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Thanks for the tip. Will check it out and replace it if needed. I still hope it is just some dirt or something like that. It could be a dirty contact, but the switches are a known weak point. What is the critical temperature anyway? My other car is aircooled, oil temperatures between 120°C and 1...
by rpruen
Fri May 25, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

The thermostatic switch is in the radiator, on the gearbox end, about 1/2 way down from the top. Access is a little tricky with the radiator in the car, but is possible. You may need to pull the radiator forward to get a spanner to the nut, unless you have a deep socket. Depending on the year of the...