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Post by john hotchkiss » Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:32 pm

hya ppl another wee question for ya i have a 480 turbo 1990 h plate but i dont have abs i have a light but it is dark not used but on ebay there is a 480 turbo g plate with abs why dont i have this toy in mine any 1 know the answer :(

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Post by Ben Harris » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:14 pm

I was under the impression that ALL turbo's had ABS. Are you sure that it's not just that the bulb has blown? I'd have thought the best way to find out for sure would be to try stamping on the brakes (whilst moving slowly, and with nothing behind you, obviously!)

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Post by john hotchkiss » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:41 pm

not sure i will try the brake stamping the light looks differant from the others but i had 2 replace a light so maybe it is i wanted to see if any 1 new for sure before i disembower the dash board (bull in a china shop) thats all i can say :o

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Post by Ben Harris » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:44 pm

On a 1990 480, if it does have ABS, the computer can be seen in the little cubby hole in the boot (the side with the aerial). If the cubby hole is empty, then it's not got ABS. If there's something in there, then it has!

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Post by dragon » Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:50 pm

Ben Harris wrote:On a 1990 480, if it does have ABS, the computer can be seen in the little cubby hole in the boot (the side with the aerial). If the cubby hole is empty, then it's not got ABS. If there's something in there, then it has!

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This always confuses me when people say that, as on both of my 480s, which both have ABS, I have 2 perfectly empty and usable cubby holes, one on each side of the car... :dunno:
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Post by MatBat » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:01 pm

Later cars had the computer in the Engine bay I think
1996 Mini Classic 1275.

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Post by Bramdeman » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:22 pm

And just to make matters even more confusing, not all turbo's have abs...my '89 doesn't :(
'99 C70 2,3 T5 LPI Full option!
'98 V70 2.5Turbo LPI aircon ice etc etc <---Wrecked, she saved my life
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Post by Ben Harris » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:22 pm

Mat's quite right. The MKI and MKII ABS computers live in the little cubby holes in the boot, and then in 1994 (I think), they moved to MKIV (not sure what happened to MKIII), and put it under the bonet.

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Post by Bramdeman » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:23 pm

And just to make matters even more confusing, not all turbo's have abs...my '89 doesn't :(
'99 C70 2,3 T5 LPI Full option!
'98 V70 2.5Turbo LPI aircon ice etc etc <---Wrecked, she saved my life
'82 Porsche 928S 300HP 4,6V8 (scary)
'89 Red Turbo All Fixed up SOLD
'90 ES Lavender Metallic Automatic
'93 Two Tone Turbo!! Beauty! daily driver
'92 Red ES automatic
'88 340 1,7 Project car

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Post by Bramdeman » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:23 pm

And just to make matters even more confusing, not all turbo's have abs...my '89 doesn't :(
'99 C70 2,3 T5 LPI Full option!
'98 V70 2.5Turbo LPI aircon ice etc etc <---Wrecked, she saved my life
'82 Porsche 928S 300HP 4,6V8 (scary)
'89 Red Turbo All Fixed up SOLD
'90 ES Lavender Metallic Automatic
'93 Two Tone Turbo!! Beauty! daily driver
'92 Red ES automatic
'88 340 1,7 Project car

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Post by john hotchkiss » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:35 pm

right right right my car has a little silver box in the cubbie hole but the abs light on the dash is a red color like it isnt used WHY

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Post by Ben Harris » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:37 pm

The ABS light on my 480 glows orange momentarily when the ignition is switched on. This is to prove that the warning light is working. It then goes off. If it comes on while driving, or doesn't go out then it's indicating there is a fault.

It sounds like it could just be the bulb isn't working on yours..... especially if it doesn't come on initially when the ignition is switched on.

This might help for future reference. I know the picture is of a 440, but the wiring, and component locations are the same. The second diagram is the later MKIV ABS system (1994 onwards, I think):

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Post by bbf » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:19 pm

bah, abs. why shuld a sport car have an abs? im glad mine 90 turbo hasn't got it..
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Post by MatBat » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:12 pm

Same here, it is possible to stop quicker without ABS if you are quick on the brakes
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Post by chris 480 turbo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:38 pm

My 89 turbo has abs ...wish it worked tho ....grrr

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Post by mogge » Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:21 am

Hi!

Why have F1 cars ABS then? :hopping:

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Post by chriskay » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:55 am

MatBat wrote:Same here, it is possible to stop quicker without ABS if you are quick on the brakes
Yes, but the real value of ABS is that it does the 'cadence braking' for you & allows you to steer at the same time. Proved this recently at Millbrook.
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Post by mogge » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:41 pm

Yepp!

So ABS is good to have, even on *good* roads!

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Post by Milosz_480 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:40 pm

mogge wrote:Hi!

Why have F1 cars ABS then? :hopping:

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I can ask why rally cars haven't got ABS? Because its easier to feel the grip without abs and its very important to brake on the boarder of grip. In normal cars abs is because some driver haven't got time or willingnesses to practice braking. I have so i don't want ABS in my car!!!! :)
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