William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by 100 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:46 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:17 pm
Died how?!? Does it need a visit?
Ran out of electricity! Dash lights dulled, engine stuttered and then completely died. Jumped it on leads and as soon as they came off it died again. Perhaps this is related to my previous electrical mysteries(?!). In any case, I think Will is going to assist in some diagnostics on Sunday and see what we find. I've yet to tow it back from the pub...

Such are the level of services provided at the 480 clinic, it will always benefit from a visit!

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by jifflemon » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:20 am

I seem to recall the charging rate was ok when we checked it; happy to do a walk through with Will once diagnosis begins or if you can limp it here I’ll give it a full diag

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by 100 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:16 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:20 am
I seem to recall the charging rate was ok when we checked it; happy to do a walk through with Will once diagnosis begins or if you can limp it here I’ll give it a full diag
Much appreciated, we may well give you a call if the issue isn't obvious!

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by WillC9303 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:14 pm

Did a few odd jobs to SGO this week. First I de-badged it, as I'd rather have no badges than broken ones (still after some Limited Edition and 2.0i badges, mind)

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Thanks to @dcwalker who sourced me a replacement passenger door pocket and boot light housing. I now have a functioning boot light :kill:

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Lastly, I resealed the long range lights as they both had significant amounts of condensation in them and that just got on my nerves. They are now crystal clear. I'm just praying that they stay that way when I wake up tomorrow morning and aren't all fogged up again!
I think I'll go and wash the car now...

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'93 480 Special Edition Two-Tone 2.0i

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by jifflemon » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:34 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Lastly, I resealed the long range lights as they both had significant amounts of condensation in them and that just got on my nerves. They are now crystal clear. I'm just praying that they stay that way when I wake up tomorrow morning and aren't all fogged up again!
Oh they will!! I’m currently experimenting the silica gel bags inside the lamp to collect the moisture, which is then heated up when the lights are in use.

Shall let you know how it gets on

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Re: William's 1993 480ES Two-Tone

Post by MisterH » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:39 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:34 pm
WillC9303 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Lastly, I resealed the long range lights as they both had significant amounts of condensation in them and that just got on my nerves. They are now crystal clear. I'm just praying that they stay that way when I wake up tomorrow morning and aren't all fogged up again!
Oh they will!! I’m currently experimenting the silica gel bags inside the lamp to collect the moisture, which is then heated up when the lights are in use.

Shall let you know how it gets on
Ooh getting scientific!

Looks to be progressing well, I have just filmed a video with a well known channel about how good these are for young people, I think you've made a sound choice :D
Current Jobs to do (13/9/21):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
New Shocks
Flickering Dash warning lights
Annoying Scratching Squeak

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