480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

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pat480
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Location: Tipperary, Ireland

Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by pat480 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:42 pm

2012 Update

93-D-328** Grey (my own, as of 2012, it is off-road but undergoing a recommission)
95-G-80** White, David's old 2.0. (2012, last heard it was off-road and stored in a garage in Cork)
91 C 165** Grey, Davids old ES (2012, regrettably scrapped, with GT wheels and newish clear clusters still attached)
92 RN 19** Light Green Metalic for sale on carzone (2012, no info)
94 C ? Dark Green Gt that was for sale about two years ago in Cork (2012, no info)
88 TN ? White ES I saw near Portlaoise last year (2012,briefly for sale on Donedeal recently, either sold or withdrawn)
95 D ? White over priced one that was on carzone about a month ago (no info)
90-D-464** - Member Kace's (Galway) white ES (2012, no info)
94-KK-?- Moslo's car currently for sale in the for sale section
93-D-? - Volvo400.com's black S (2012, no info)

New 2012 Additions.

95-D-2*, recently purchased by member wkd rwd
92-D- 509**, My current road legal, two tone, purchased from a Donedeal ad, last January. Passed two NCT's since :D

zozimus
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by zozimus » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:55 pm

I have

95-D-95 - fairly good nick - certainly road-going but undergoing a few repairs and so I have it in storage.
93-KE-2115 - Body not great because some little shitheads bent the door back and the broke lights. But engine and everything else are in great condition because a friend of mine spent 18 months getting it up to great condition a couple of years back.

So I'll have 95 on the road again next year - all spruced up and showroom condition

Martin / zozimus

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Kace
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Location: Near Croak Pork, Ireland

Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by Kace » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:17 am

Anyone else still knocking around in the Emerald Isle - we still have our 480, although it is definitely a little worse for wear at this stage.....
[Present]
'09 Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro S-Line Special Edition Silver
'04 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI S-Line Blue
'95 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 24v V6 Silver

[Past]
'90 Volvo 480 ES White

pat480
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by pat480 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:11 am

I am still driving my '93 two tone. I also recently heard of another unaccounted on the road example near Youghal.
But if I was to hazard a guess I'd say the number of road legal 480's is down to 10 or less.

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Kace
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by Kace » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:40 pm

pat480 wrote:I am still driving my '93 two tone. I also recently heard of another unaccounted on the road example near Youghal.
But if I was to hazard a guess I'd say the number of road legal 480's is down to 10 or less.
I think you're probably right there - I might see the odd one every year or so knocking around Dublin - very rare....
[Present]
'09 Audi A5 2.0 TDI quattro S-Line Special Edition Silver
'04 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI S-Line Blue
'95 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 24v V6 Silver

[Past]
'90 Volvo 480 ES White

muscas
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by muscas » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:43 pm

Recently purchased M210SFC from the UK, will VRT shortly.

Its a 1994 480 ES 2.0 Auto Red, fresh MOT, in need of some love.

108,000 miles

Here's my wish list of stage 0 servicing items:
Replace rear disks and pads
Replace rear handbrake shoes
Replace front disks and pads
Replace 4 spark plugs
Replace 5 ignition leads, distributor cap and rotor arm
Replace fuel filter
Replace timing belt, belt tensioner/belt idler, and water pump
Replace auxiliary belt
Replace brake fluid
Replace automatic gearbox fluid
Valve clearance requires adjustment
Clean crankshaft ventilation system
Replace engine coolant

NCT

Respray and some light rear wheel arch rework

Any other recommendations?

Cheers, Patrick in Bettystown, Meath

P.S. My other Volvo is a mint Laser Blue Volvo V70R-AWD, owned by me for the past 16 years.
1994 480 ES 2.0 Auto Red
1999 V70R-AWD Laser Blue
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser, daily driver

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jamescarruthers
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:11 pm

Sounds like a very good and sensible start. Welcome. 

(There are no shoes by the way‎. The rear handbrake is slightly out of the ordinary in that you have to wind the calipers back. Pretty much every 480 I've had needs it adjusted come MOT time.)
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

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

Alan 480
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:36 pm

watch / take care of the pipes at the fuel filter!

the valve clearance isn't straight forward as it means pulling the cam-shaft AFTER you've checked all the clearances then looking for shims/ buckets.
dunno if the shims are still available :D
Alan

480 ES 2litre, C30 1.8ES, SS1 + more

muscas
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by muscas » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 am

Thanks James for the info on the handbrake adjustment technique

Alan, all noted, especially the fuel filter lines, being a Renault engine I had assumed parts would be easily come by?

Thanks, Patrick
1994 480 ES 2.0 Auto Red
1999 V70R-AWD Laser Blue
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser, daily driver

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jamescarruthers
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:04 am

No problem.

All the service bits are easily available, including fuel filters. Alan is only warning you because the B-nuts are exposed under the car so you need to be careful of corrosion
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

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

Alan 480
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Oops ,
forgot the engine was Renault, don't know if that makes it any better though . . . . . . :wink:
Alan

480 ES 2litre, C30 1.8ES, SS1 + more

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:39 am

We are coming to the Emerald Isle in June in our Paris Blue turbo. We're touring Rosslare, Kinsale, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Galway and Connemara so anyone in the area watch out for a foreigner !
Sylvia

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

David
Can tell where the 480 was built
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by David » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:41 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:39 am
We are coming to the Emerald Isle in June in our Paris Blue turbo. We're touring Rosslare, Kinsale, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Galway and Connemara so anyone in the area watch out for a foreigner !
Enjoy the trip, I'll be keeping me eyes peeled!

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dragonflyjewels
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Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:05 pm

Well here we are, spent today in Kinsale and Cork, now staying overnight in Macroom before heading off to Killarney in the morning. We left the turbo at home and came in the green GT. Have been looking but not seen any other 480s yet.
Sylvia

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

David
Can tell where the 480 was built
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Location: Cork, Ireland

Re: 480's in Ireland...FAO Irish Members

Post by David » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:34 am

Happy St Patrick's day!

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