I Love Volvos...I cannot lie

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by STBNE, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Pretty sure I have talked about it, but not posted any of my own pictures.
    The second car I ever owned and I learnt to drive in this car.
    Sure, I had learnt to drive and passed a test and then my first car, but this car I LEARNT to drive in.

    Its a 480ES - injected non turbo.
    was good for 120mph / 200km/hr or so. It was high millage when I got it and had been thru a few owners.
    It had problems and when it was running, was great, but sometimes getting it started was a bitch.
    I went thru and learnt a lot about engine management systems resolving this.
    in the end there were two problems, firstly was the vacuum / air system for the engine and then the last problem was that an injector stopped working (it had 4) and i found that a wire had broken in the injector loom. Fixed that and it ran well after that.

    I have got some of my old photo albums out and so far only found this picture
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  2. STBNE

    STBNE Southern Comfort

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    How interesting..I haven't any familiarity with the 480es... Not available in NA..They're not like any other Volvo I have seen before either...
    I will need to research further...These look cool...Cheers!
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  3. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    There was the 430 and 440 which were like previous Volvo 340 I think, and then the 480.
    The 480 didnt come to australia, but I did see one i my remote (now) home town!
    They imported it from the UK and couldnt give it away.....
  4. spuh

    spuh Been here awhile

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    Those are the Dutch Volvos as I recall. Volvo bought DAF's car operations in the '70's/'80's(?) to get entry into the small and midsize market. Plus the first CVT. Lasted until the Mitsubishi "merger", correct? Volvo figured they wouldn't sell well enough in the new world to pay for the costs of meeting safety and emissions standards.
    DAF was left as a (successful) truck manufacturer. Foreshadowing for Volvo.
  5. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yes, the cars were bult at the DAF faciity, thats all i know.
    I just remembered it had a Renault deisgned engine, 1721cc in the es and almost 1800 fir the turbo
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  6. Rot Box

    Rot Box Been here awhile

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    I love my wife’s Volvo. 2008 XC90 with the mighty Yamaha V8. I just replaced the brakes on it... kinda funny the rotors are as big (or possibly bigger) than the Dodge sitting next to it :D

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  7. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Copied over from a post by @ryder1 in the Normal Cars Made Awesome thread.

  8. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    A friend of mine picked up the modern day version of the P1800 last week It is a nice car
  9. AppFan

    AppFan Long timer

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    The C30? If so great choice. Coming up on 2 years with mine. That will be a record for longest I’ve ever kept a car.
  10. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    I believe it is a C30 with both options. They found it on a whim and 50 miles away.
  11. Vinz Klortho

    Vinz Klortho Square Peg

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    My daughter has a '13 C30. All decked out. it's a really nice car, great interior, peppy, and very attractive IMHO.

    I always thought the C30 would have been a great foundation for an R32 beater. AWD chassis with a badass Polestar tune.
  12. STBNE

    STBNE Southern Comfort

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    Well gentlemen we cannot have a discussion about a C30 without a pic..we do like pics ya know...:lol3
    So heres an 2013 C30 T5...cool car...
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  13. Vinz Klortho

    Vinz Klortho Square Peg

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    ...speaking of Polestar^^^

    My daughter's...

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  14. AppFan

    AppFan Long timer

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    There’s a few folks on C30 Crew that have done the AWD conversion. There’s a guy in Houston that’ll do all the work for you as well.
  15. AppFan

    AppFan Long timer

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    Looks good! Add a Hilton tune, it’ll really make her smile.
  16. STBNE

    STBNE Southern Comfort

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    Wow thats sweet one !!! Mind if i blow that up???
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  17. gen1fizzy

    gen1fizzy Been here awhile

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  18. STBNE

    STBNE Southern Comfort

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    Wow....Thanks for that...:bmwrider
  19. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    New to me. 99’ V70 T5. Lots of miles, needs quite a bit of work, but it seems to have good bones. This will be my second Volvo. First one was a 91’ 740 wagon I bought for the kids. They didn’t like it, so I sold it to an inmate here.
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  20. STBNE

    STBNE Southern Comfort

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    Welcome....Glad you have made it over to the Volvo side...:clap As you saw i had a '96 850 T5 wagon..it was an awesome car....but it wasn't as good as the RWD designs..
    I wish Volvo would bring back RWD cars, but with Chinese ownership..we are going to the other extreme..eventually they will be hybrids or all electric vehicles..That is why I firmly believe that the RWD Volvos were the best designed and most trouble free cars they ever made....
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