If your Bongo is feeling a bit under the weather, then the duty nurse at the Bongo Clinic may be able to find a remedy.As you can well imagine, nurse is incredibly busy, so before asking for a diagnosis there are a few things you can do yourself. We strongly advise that you:a) browse through the questions in the archive to see if your query has arisen before
b) try asking other Bongo owners via the Forum.
If none of that works, then send an email with your problem, and we will get back to you as soon as we can, although note that we do not have a technical department as such.
NOTE: Due to the number of queries we receive we can now only accept queries from paid-up club members. So please quote your membership number (which you will find on your card). No membership number = no response!
Latest queries are shown below. Or click here for the full clinic archives.
Q: Why would my tyres lose pressure over a period of time? I have had the rims cleaned, and the valves checked, but they still go down. I have alloys; would this make any difference? (Brian from Carlisle)
A: Alloy wheels degrade and become porous and/or corrode allowing air to escape. The only way to resolve the issue is to have them refurbished or you could try a nitrogen fill as this apparently has bigger molecules which permeate more slowly. I had mine refurbished in anthracite, as the one’s on my van were in a truly awful state, and that seems to have solved the problem. (Thanks to “Flanners” for this.