Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by jifflemon » Tue May 25, 2021 8:56 pm

Stick your head (or phone) under the car and get a picture.

The same seller has many variants!

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:17 pm

Using Jeff's guide, rear brakes have now been fitted to match the fronts. One of the rear pistons was refusing to return into the caliper so it was definitely time for new ones:

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One caliper refusing to give up it's pads or disc:
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Wheel studs in position temporarily to hold the disc in place because I'm missing a disc retaining screw (and could do with new ones all round to be honest):
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Just the handbrake to re-fit and adjust and I'm good to go... oh apart from the ignition problem which I've narrowed down to one of the wires that goes into the coil - hopefully just a dodgy connection.

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:53 pm

100 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:17 pm
Wheel studs in position temporarily to hold the disc in place because I'm missing a disc retaining screw (and could do with new ones all round to be honest):
Honestly wouldn’t bother! The wheel is gonna hold them in in place and it makes your life easier in the future!

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:14 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:53 pm
100 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:17 pm
Wheel studs in position temporarily to hold the disc in place because I'm missing a disc retaining screw (and could do with new ones all round to be honest):
Honestly wouldn’t bother! The wheel is gonna hold them in in place and it makes your life easier in the future!
I thought as much! In that case, consider this a 480 'super leggera' on account of the missing screws.

The handbrake isn't perfectly adjusted but at full travel it works, I'll revisit at some point but I'm just glad to have it on four wheels again. The battery was completely dead so it needs a clean and a blast to recharge the battery etc.

If anyone has a single 'Turbo' wheel they would be willing to sell me then please let me know - I have flat spotted a front and I'd rather a round wheel than a repaired wheel if possible.

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:58 am

Good news! 12 months more MOT, with an advisory for a little bit of oil on a front damper. No big deal.

Largely thanks to Jeff, it has to be said. Despite having replaced all the braking system (less pipes), due to a broken seat belt clip the car was destined to fail it's MOT.

Fortunately, a trip to the 480 haven that is Milton Keynes soon saw:

> a new starter motor fitted
> ignition barrel cleaned and re-assembled
> rear window jet reinvigorated
> seat belt clip changed
> new boot seal

A couple of days later a new MOT was had, despite some difficulties getting it through the emissions test. Incidentally my emissions 'certificate' states a Volvo 400 series 1.7 engine first used in '2001'. Which i thought was a bit strange.

So cheers Jeff! I will no doubt be darkening your doorway in the future!

Oh and...

https://imgur.com/rSviVb7

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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by Martin Mc » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:01 am

https://imgur.com/rSviVb7

I had the same issue with the Paris Blue S that I brought back from Northern Ireland a couple of years back - in the end I think it was as simple as making sure the right bulbs were in place, and wiggling the relays to overcome any furring due to it having been stood in the damp.

It is kind of cute, though, in a perverse kind of way.. https://i.imgur.com/ExyAvrr.mp4
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Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Post by 100 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:31 am

In this instance it was intentional, in order to 'liven' up the headlight motors after one failed to raise.

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