The Wolf roams

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WhiteWolf
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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by WhiteWolf » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:09 pm

After the excitement of getting the info centre working I assumed the fuel gauge was wrong as it said 'fuel and I had filled the tank last year albeit some had leaked out..
Well, on my way home tonight the car started struggling to accelerate, great I thought what now then it died on me so I coasted to a safe space.. Tried to start it again and it just ran at 500rpm, head in hands moment..
First thing to check was the fuel even though I was SURE there was enough in the tank, at least half..
I asked the missus to come and rescue me and she brought a can of petrol, bung it in and she roared back into life, the car not the missus 😎
Oh well could of been worse
To be continued
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93 480 Turbo white
with Roboumod
91 480 Turbo white
with Roboumod..
91 480 Es silver

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:40 pm

Nice easy fix, makes a change for a 480 ! :lol:
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
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Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:29 pm

WhiteWolf wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:09 pm
After the excitement of getting the info centre working I assumed the fuel gauge was wrong as it said 'fuel and I had filled the tank last year albeit some had leaked out..
Well, on my way home tonight the car started struggling to accelerate, great I thought what now then it died on me so I coasted to a safe space.. Tried to start it again and it just ran at 500rpm, head in hands moment..
First thing to check was the fuel even though I was SURE there was enough in the tank, at least half..
I asked the missus to come and rescue me and she brought a can of petrol, bung it in and she roared back into life, the car not the missus 😎
Oh well could of been worse
To be continued
Whitewolf
How could you possibly doubt the computing integrity of the Volvo Information Centre? :rofl:

Glad it’s all sorted and you found a suitable refuge area. I wouldn’t fancy that on one of these “smart” motorways.

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by dcwalker » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:19 am

:lol: glad you got it safely sorted and quickly.

A rare case of "Volvo Info Centre 1, human 0" - look on the bright side of your misfortune; such a moment should be cherished :rofl:

David
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Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by WhiteWolf » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:15 pm

I was smiling when I got home that's for sure, I had visions of tow trucks and tears 😥
Luckily for me it was a nice quiet road with speedbumps and streetlights, that would have been a nightmare on a smartmotorway or twisting country lane...
I shall have to get a plaque installed on the dash for this rare occurrence of the info centre being correct, I did whisper into the cluster "I'm sorry I doubted you" when I was driving home..
I shall buy 'Regan' an air freshener as a so sorry gift 😅
I have named her Regan after the girl out of the Excorcist film, a lot of people's heads spin like hers when I drive past 🤣
Anyway I don't need the bible YET so all is well 😎

To be continued....
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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by edie_fox » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:02 pm

WhiteWolf wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:15 pm
I shall have to get a plaque installed on the dash for this rare occurrence of the info centre being correct, I did whisper into the cluster "I'm sorry I doubted you" when I was driving home..
:lol: I can imagine doing just that! Always a light tap of praise on the steering wheel when you get to and from a place without the need of a recovery truck!

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by WhiteWolf » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:38 pm

edie_fox wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:02 pm
WhiteWolf wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:15 pm
I shall have to get a plaque installed on the dash for this rare occurrence of the info centre being correct, I did whisper into the cluster "I'm sorry I doubted you" when I was driving home..
:lol: I can imagine doing just that! Always a light tap of praise on the steering wheel when you get to and from a place without the need of a recovery truck!
🤣🤣🤣 I am glad I'm not the only one, even pulling upto a junction I praise her for not stopping...
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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:04 pm

Glad to hear we arent the only ones that talk to ours. A friendly pat on the top of the dash and a 'well done' after every journey does wonders :lol:
I shall never forget Al criticising Snazzy as he got out only to have the door swing shut and bite his fingers!
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by WhiteWolf » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:16 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Glad to hear we arent the only ones that talk to ours. A friendly pat on the top of the dash and a 'well done' after every journey does wonders :lol:
I shall never forget Al criticising Snazzy as he got out only to have the door swing shut and bite his fingers!
😂 Good to hear I'm in good company then, I hope Snazzys bodywork wasn't damaged 😎
93 480 Turbo white
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91 480 Turbo white
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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by dcwalker » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:48 pm

:lol: I talk to mind too - praise them and encourage them, apologise if the fault is mine (eg staying in too high a gear for the hill I'm asking her to climb).

Mind you, I have also found that threatening a car with either being replaced or - even more dire - the scrapyard can sometimes shake them out of a longer term grumpy session...

I think we're all mad on here!! :rofl:

David
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Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:55 pm

WhiteWolf wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:09 pm

First thing to check was the fuel even though I was SURE there was enough in the tank, at least half..
I asked the missus to come and rescue me and she brought a can of petrol, bung it in and she roared back into life, the car not the missus 😎
been there , I spent ages trying to get an old Robin van going after some tinkering, it's amazing how much fuel you burn just pottering about the garden!! I'd poured in a gallon. and it is only 850cc ;-)
Alan

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Re: The Wolf roams

Post by WhiteWolf » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:33 pm

We are all bonkers one way or another 😂
Onto the fuel issue, I went to fill Regan up today and the info centre stopped working 🤣 It froze the other day, refused to move off of the fuel gauge today did a bit of break dancing then just stopped... Fuse is fine as the radio was still on.. The clusters will be going on holiday soon..
I like how quiet this car is as well, my last turbo the wolf didn't have a cat or any silencers 😎 At one time I was running just a side pipe with no back box 🤣 Coming home from work in the morning with foot down all the birds used to scatter from the trees... I eventually put a Cherry bomb out of the side of the car to quieten it down... I much prefer the set up for now, stops my teeth rattling 🤤
To be continued
Whitewolf....
93 480 Turbo white
with Roboumod
91 480 Turbo white
with Roboumod..
91 480 Es silver

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