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by cmm303
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine and coolant hot, fans ignoring it
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Engine and coolant hot, fans ignoring it

The fans come on very last minute, i.e. at a buttock clenching high temperature. I tested mine by removing the plug from the two wire temp sensor and inserting a variable resistor to pick up the trigger point for the fans coming on. These were my results - please treat as approx. Open circuit: Both ...
by cmm303
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Actuator on top of turbo - 2.5TD
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Actuator on top of turbo - 2.5TD

Lots of info in these earlier posts discussing this part of the turbo (Wastegate and its actuator). https://igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71239&hilit=wastegate&start=30 https://igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=72342&p=679593&hilit=turbo#p679593 A video testing the wa...
by cmm303
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Actuator on top of turbo - 2.5TD
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Actuator on top of turbo - 2.5TD

It’s driven by positive pressure in the output of the turbo and reduces the effect of the turbo when the output pressure is too high. I’ll see if I can dig out an old post with a vid of testing it.
by cmm303
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT Motor housing screws
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: AFT Motor housing screws

To complete the post for future reference.

The screws are M5 pan head, 8mm long. 10mm length will work for the open ended hole but too long for the blind hole.
by cmm303
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Safe heating for a Bongo when wild camping Is it Possible?
Replies: 30
Views: 8957

Re: Safe heating for a Bongo when wild camping Is it Possible?

Fits fine under front psssenger seat. It’s a snug fit and gives a tight but doeable run for the hot air output into the well by the sliding door and the air intake facing the front passenger door. It’s also a good position for the combustion air intake and exhaust being in the engine bay and sealed ...
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT Motor housing screws
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: AFT Motor housing screws

Can't help with the screw size but I use a small Makita cordless impact on tight Phillips (I'm assuming Philips rather than a bolt) heads now and I haven't stripped one since. .... Thanks for the tip. Will look at that as a little investment. I shifted 3 out of 4 using a combination of time, penetr...
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Safe heating for a Bongo when wild camping Is it Possible?
Replies: 30
Views: 8957

Re: Safe heating for a Bongo when wild camping Is it Possible?

I've camped in the Himalayas and have the down sleeping bag comfy way below freezing, just too hot if it is any warmer! I agree that once snuggled in a good sleeping bag the cold does not matter. Here is the BUT. I, well the missus even more so, enjoy the van being warm for the evening, listening to...
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT Motor housing screws
Replies: 4
Views: 675

AFT Motor housing screws

Does anybody, on the off chance, know the screw size that holds the two halves of the AFT roof motor housing together? I have a reluctant roof and after checking out so many things decided to "service" the motors using the Rob Feakins' fact sheet on BF. Stripped and reassembled one motor but cannot ...
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Funnels
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Funnels

I'm a jug person as well (I think it's ok to say that!)
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Indicator bulb housing
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Indicator bulb housing

Also these guys, https://www.bongospares.co.uk/
But I can see them insisting on you taking a whole cluster assembly.
There are several variations with the lense colours so be ready with a photo.
by cmm303
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Side decal remover
Replies: 11
Views: 2722

Re: Side decal remover

Why did they not sell you one of these as bodyshops I have used use them, I used heat and it was a PITA, this is far quicker and easier: transfert cdg Hello! This is my first time here and I just want to say that I’m very happy to be here and to share my opinion. Thanks! A very warm welcome to the ...
by cmm303
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongo shot to bits
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Re: Bongo shot to bits

if it has good well known mechanicals and you get it for nowt, spend £2k on welding / arches. If it gives two years service it's just about fine, anything longer is payback.
by cmm303
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating/Gurgling etc
Replies: 34
Views: 6386

Re: Overheating/Gurgling etc

Thanks guys, g30 was just the only coolant available where I was parked! Rang local garage who just recommended I carry on using it to see if head gasket would go :shock: not really what I expected. Will drain it then put new coolant in and see what happe s I guess. It's in for its mot next month a...
by cmm303
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: VW T5 price Vs Bongo prices...
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: VW T5 price Vs Bongo prices...

Nice and to be fair later technology makes a big difference. Got a friend who defected to the dark side from a Bongo. One weekend camp, we are hanging around at campsite, Bongos parked up waiting for the defector when a call comes through. "I might be a bit late. Broken down. Waiting for AA in Asda ...
by cmm303
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: Indy Love X
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Indy Love X

I somehow found the last blog first :lol: then read the rest of this thread!!

Fantastic trip. So off the wall. Admire peeps who can do that.