It lives...sort of...

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jamescarruthers
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Re: It lives...sort of...

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:33 am

Don't the lights rattle round horribly and annoy everyone in front of you without the gas struts in?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: It lives...sort of...

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:23 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:Don't the lights rattle round horribly and annoy everyone in front of you without the gas struts in?
doesn't seem to vibrate too bad, and never had any comments :-)
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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Re: It lives...sort of...

Post by brinkie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:21 pm

AleksanderHugo wrote:That calls for some good 3D printing designer!
Well, yes, and no!

These gears are probably some industrial standard. I have sent my scrap motors to a guy who has more knowledge of mechanical engineering than I have. He will try and find a way to make the motors new again.

It is quite some work to take them apart. There is some sort of coating surrounding the motor and the cap is riveted to the motor housing, so you have to drill it out.
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jamescarruthers wrote:Don't the lights rattle round horribly and annoy everyone in front of you without the gas struts in?
The rattling what you hear is actually the gears crunching. They have to take the full weight of the headlight and can't cope with the stress.
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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jamescarruthers
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Re: It lives...sort of...

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:13 pm

That's interesting Robert, I've never seen inside one of the light motors. In fact, i've never had pop-up trouble except with my current car which is a little noisey.

I just got two dampers delivered from Sweden, then remembered that you need four on the car! Damn! :nuts:
The rattling around I referred to was something I've on all 480's I've had. I meant how the lights can be seen bouncing/vibrating on far away road signs not rattling on worn gears when in motion. New gas struts always seem to fix this for me.

I wonder if the person who does 3D printing for the other 480 parts could print us up some gears? Who is this again?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: It lives...sort of...

Post by hellgrea » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:56 pm

I do have a contact for 3D-printing but I need the measurements on the gear.

Do someone have the inner and outer measurements of the gear?
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