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NorwegianGTE

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Re: Painted ! My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #30 on: 07:31, Fri 13 January 2012 »
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Changed spark plugs, ignition cables and exhaust the other day now the car is only firing 3 cylinders. Really don't know why  :cry: Owning a french car isn't easy I assume.


Remove the plugs and check their gap

Sorted it out yesterday! :) cables on sylinder 2 and 3 were opposite  :lol: no wonder why it didn't fire. Checked my heynes book but didn't find any information of the positioning. But found this helpfull site. Volvo 480 uses b18ft engine :)

http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/v ... 11&t=19032



the picture above has 4 connections to the spark plugs at

11 o clock to avoid confusion this is the shortest plug cable and runs to the closest plug to the distributor plug D
1 o clock this is the second shortest lead and runs to plug C
5 o clock this is the longest lead and runs to plug A
7 o clock this is second longest lead and runs to plug B

NorwegianGTE

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Re: Painted ! My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #31 on: 15:42, Thu 16 February 2012 »
Hey guys, a lot of things have been done lately

Painted my new OEM GTT frontbumper, grill and second hand arches.

* Spies Hecker water based base coat
* Monopol 2K clear coat
* Devilbiss Finishline HVLP spray gun 1,3 mm tip
* 50L compressor 3 HP Air: 270l/min
* 900W infrared heater
* 2000W fan-heater

My new spray gun. Devilbiss Finishline HVLP


My clearcoat 2k & thinner


My new 50l 3HP compressor.


2kw fan, this was essential as I was painting in the basement and weather outside was -10 celcius. during drying proccess the room peaked around 30 degrees celcius.


Grill etc. before first layer of paint.



2x air filters serial mounted.



Parts painted with basecoat and 2x clear coat



Advanced drying process  :lol:

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #32 on: 15:46, Sat 25 February 2012 »
Nice GTE !! Good luck to keep that car pretty ! I will follow your topic ! :P

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #33 on: 18:44, Mon 27 February 2012 »
Liking this motor. Nice to see a different slant on the GTT theme, it looks very sweet.
Have you any plans for the engine?
If you know of any links to sites that have any info on the pearly ones, pm please.

NorwegianGTE

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #34 on: 02:44, Sat 07 April 2012 »
The car is slowly getting there..  Last week I dismantled the dashboard and removed the broken matrix, changed the heater matrix and sorted my heating issues out. So now the car get's hot inside aswell. The dashboard was extremely hard to dismantle and even harder to re-install. It is not perfect yet as some clips needs to be changed.

What is left is to replace the left drive shaft (PM me if you got this part) and figure out why the front indicators do not work (relay, wiring loom etc) I also need to fix my acc. cable as I've described here in the tech section. Bonnet cable will also be changed (I believe this part is different in EU cars vs UK cars in lenght so I can't buy it from england. But luckily it was confirmed in stock in france by my local renault dealer. I am also waiting for a set of 4 x EBC turbogroove
discs and green stuff brake pads.

I will try get an MOT soon, and hopefully get some plates. The car has been standing still since 2004 due to the past owners lack of time.

I WISH TO THANK CGB MOTORSPORT AND GT TURBO SPARES! Without those guys, my GTE wouldn't be running at all..

Some pics from the last weeks:











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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #35 on: 10:43, Mon 18 June 2012 »
June has been a great month so far project wise. The car has new front left driveshaft, new pads & disc in front (ebc turbogroove + green stuff), new tank unit sender and fuel filter.

Some pics. Notice how bad my pads were.








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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #36 on: 12:11, Mon 18 June 2012 »
looking tidy now pal  8)

NorwegianGTE

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #37 on: 02:01, Fri 19 October 2012 »
Long time no see!

This is how my 5 look like these days:


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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #38 on: 14:27, Sat 20 October 2012 »
Nice GTE :wink:  :wink:

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #39 on: 20:01, Sun 28 October 2012 »
Very ood Job on your GTE ! :wink:

NorwegianGTE

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #40 on: 02:39, Tue 20 November 2012 »
Thanks! ^^

One MOT failure was "No warning-triangle sign on board" was the R5 even delivered with one?

The other failures will be sorted asap.
Car will be running on tarmac by 1/1 2013.   :D