Engine Electrics

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yorkievolvo
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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by yorkievolvo » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:51 pm

Norm57 - thanks, I'll call him tomorrow.

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by Norm57 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:03 pm

Any luck with Trevor?

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by yorkievolvo » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:18 pm

Apologies for net getting back to you,Norm57 - I've been a bit distracted.
Update:
ignition bits posted to Robou for inspection & modification. However, Robou reports that the parcel arrived damaged and re-packed but both amplifiers (old & new) and the coil were missing!
Hey ho, further back than I was four (4) months ago.
Started the search for new bits but no luck so far.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and hoping the New Year brings you all you wish for.

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 pm

Did you get a coil Mike?‎ I seem to remember it is the same as a Porsche 928, which goes to explain why they are so expensive!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by yorkievolvo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:32 pm

Greetings All,
Car back from garage. Failed MOT (lights - warning & mains) but the run home brought a big grin; the car runs so sweetly: thanks Robou!
Robou sourced replacements for the bits that had gone missing and sent them with the modified ecu.
The parcel arrived intact with no signs of interference.
Garage installed the bits then sent me the good news.
Now I can start on the other problems.
Thanks for the help and support.

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:38 pm

thats great news! (well, not amazingly great, but hey, sounds like easy stuff for the MOT!)

Another one for the meetings!

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Re: Engine Electrics

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:48 pm

Really pleased for you Mike. Would love a Robou'd Turbo in my life one day. See you at a meet this year?‎

What do you reckon the problem with the main lights is? Is it a case of the high beams not latching on or not being able to do the instantainous flash? If so, this will be the stalk unfortunately and you'll have to get a good second hand one. Dead easy to change though. ‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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

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