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by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

The ones on the TPS didn't show any resistance at all. At first, I thought that the DMM was freaking out so I tried a piece of metall on the engine, still nothing. I went through the entire range (from K ohm -> M Ohm), but still it didn't show a thing. It didn't matter if I checked the resistance b...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

You don't need to remove the sensor - just unplug the lead going to it. You need to squeeze the wire loop that is on the connector and it will pull off allowing you access to the pins.
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: So much for Ferrari's road holding....
Replies: 16
Views: 1816

"The new Ferrari F1/road hybrid sounded great on paper, but there were still some technical issues to sort out"....
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by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Hall of Shame
Topic: Loading isues..
Replies: 55
Views: 21104

I don't think anyone was actually criticising Gaz or anyone else administering the forum. We all quite simply missed the forum (I know I did!) and when we got it back people wanted to talk about it. No-one said anything pressumably because they either didn't have contact informattion to hand or felt...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

OK... • Leave the TPS attached to the engine. • Disconnect the multi-plug from the TPS so you can get at the pins. • Use one hand to hold the probes from the multimeter. • Use the other hand to open the throttle. • Measure resistance. As I said before, I'm not sure if the resistance values...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

The engines in 480s were either 1721cc (B18**) or 1998cc (B20F). The only variant of these engines that could reasonably be described as 1.8 was the 1794cc (B18U) which as far as I know was only ever fitted to 440s. ;-) You shouldn't have to remove the throttle body to remove the TPS. Might be a lit...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

It's not rubber, it's black plastic. Screwed to the side of the throttle body in my picture of the 1.7. On the 2.0 it's on the underside of the throttle body - not sure about other engine variants but in your picture it appears to be in the same place as on my 1.7. If you have a look at the engine a...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Hello! - Black 'J' Reg ES in North Berwick
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Hello! - Black 'J' Reg ES in North Berwick

Saw yet another 480 in the East of Scotland on Monday morning, driven by a young woman. I served her when she was in filling up with petrol. She mentioned she knew of the club/forum but had never posted, so hopefully she'll be enthused enough to get involved now. In case you're reading this, hello, ...
by Ally
Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Problem starting up the engine
Replies: 57
Views: 10120

The throttle position sensor is a small black thing with a 3 pin multiconnector on it. It attaches to the throttle body and mechanically connects to the throttle butterfly - it is held on with two screws/small bolts. Not sure which engine you have but they all look pretty much the same. Here is a pi...
by Ally
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Back again!
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Mmmmmmm...... GT4 :-D

Looks great in silver too!
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Marts 480 fun with engine/gearbox out job
Replies: 63
Views: 6959

:wave: Yay!

Well done mate, glad all the hard work is paying off.

What's the charging issue? With a refurbed alternator it must surely just be a dodgy connection...
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What to do when scrapping a 480
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Take as much as you have room to store would be my simple answer. You never know when something's going to fail and it can make keeping your good car on the road significantly cheaper. It also depends on how much time you can afford to spend stripping. If you can't keep the whole engine strip off al...
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Time for a scots meet...
Replies: 143
Views: 26606

Right then, Sally and I are in on that. It'll be good to catch up and meet some of the newer members. Just spoken to the Don and we're going to meet up in Morrison's car park on Ferry Road at 10am. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=323180&Y=675885&A=Y&Z=1 We can get some munchies / picn...
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED - Volvo 480
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Hey Pete, welcome to the club! :-D

And yet another Edinburgh member!

Hope you find the right 480 for you soon.
I'd be very tempted by Murf's offer - I'd buy it myself for that price (even though it is white ;-)) ... if only had the money and space to store another one!
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Brazils new striker - Chacksfiando!
Replies: 20
Views: 1992

How about...

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by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY VOLVIZ!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2748

Happy birthday! :hopping:
by Ally
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Styling
Topic: Dashboard heater/blower switch with 4 green leds...
Replies: 14
Views: 4397

The standard fan switch does illuminate. It has a small bulb hard wired into the casing which has probably blown. It is replaceable but requires a bit of soldering. @Martin - It was the infocentre switch I did the mod on. http://www.subatomic.force9.co.uk/dash_night.jpg http://volvo480.northernscum....
by Ally
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: This is quite interestng...
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Yep, well done wedge. Took the brain an embarrassingly long time but every number you get is a multiple of 9 and all associated symbols are the same.

Still be pretty effective on an inebriated mate... :-D
by Ally
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: This is quite interestng...
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

:scared: That's pretty spooky!
by Ally
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: driving theory test
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Hmmm... :? No it doesn't. It did when I posted it - honest! :dunno: