Guinness world record attempt......

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jifflemon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:11 am

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Jeff - you broke down? What happened?

David
Car was faultless all day, then literally as we we're on the exit road it just cut out and wouldn't restart. Info centre was warning I was down to a range of 35 miles and was on the last 2 bars of fuel, so I figured the most likely cause was that the gauge was lying and I was actually out of fuel. The calvery showed up and Rachel nipped off to get me a can of fuel from a nearby petrol station.

Dropped that in, and it still didn't want to start; worse still the battery was now getting grumpy. So, Aaron and I pushed it out into the carpark, where fortunately there was a friendly AA man. How friendly? Well, I'm not a member but he was more than happy to try and solve a problem on a "real Volvo" (he'd just had to try and fix a C30, but it was a "computer required" job). We tracked it down to a combination of both no fuel, and no spark, which make me think crank sensor.

Thinking logically, given the amount of start/stop/clutch slip going on (my left leg is STILL aching 2 days later!), I'm thinking there may just be a big old build up of clutch dust over it.

Just need to find the time to do it now - Currently looking at 2 weeks time due to work; Rather annoying given that I've already paid for a month's tax for one day, and month two she's out of action!

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dekkb » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:50 am

Great day all round :D nice to (kinda) meet you Rachel. The green nugget were with the two tone crew coming in from Koggy's along with Ashley and the blue turbo ( I'm rubbish with people names :lol: ) I think i saw most of the 480,s there but I know I only spoke to a couple of you.officially submitted figure is now 1574 cars.
Previous: 440 turbo ( broken with an impressive loud bang) 2008
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2009 Subaru Legacy sportsback

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jifflemon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:45 am

Ben had the other blue turbo - I think he's on here...

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dcwalker » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:45 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:11 am
dcwalker wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Jeff - you broke down? What happened?

David
Car was faultless all day, then literally as we we're on the exit road it just cut out and wouldn't restart. Info centre was warning I was down to a range of 35 miles and was on the last 2 bars of fuel, so I figured the most likely cause was that the gauge was lying and I was actually out of fuel. The calvery showed up and Rachel nipped off to get me a can of fuel from a nearby petrol station.

Dropped that in, and it still didn't want to start; worse still the battery was now getting grumpy. So, Aaron and I pushed it out into the carpark, where fortunately there was a friendly AA man. How friendly? Well, I'm not a member but he was more than happy to try and solve a problem on a "real Volvo" (he'd just had to try and fix a C30, but it was a "computer required" job). We tracked it down to a combination of both no fuel, and no spark, which make me think crank sensor.

Thinking logically, given the amount of start/stop/clutch slip going on (my left leg is STILL aching 2 days later!), I'm thinking there may just be a big old build up of clutch dust over it.

Just need to find the time to do it now - Currently looking at 2 weeks time due to work; Rather annoying given that I've already paid for a month's tax for one day, and month two she's out of action!
Sounds a sensible suggestion - hope you get it fixed soon!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration masquerading as 346/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by Richmann1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:39 pm

Was a good day, was good to see so many 480's out not seen any for years. Was a shame couldn't get them all together but the whole area was chaos.
Hopefully get to the next meet :D

Cheers Richard
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by arthuy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:34 pm

I couldnt make it in either my S60 or 480.

I did however spot the 740 and V70 police cars heading North on the M6 on my way to Gloucester Monday morning.

Looks like a good day.

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