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by Tony x
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Daniel William: Legit buyer or scammer?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Daniel William: Legit buyer or scammer?

Someone tried to scam us too when selling our Bongo. They said they'd pay by PayPal and pay the PayPal fees. On googling their name it turns out they send you a fake PayPal receipt and then presumably collect the van having paid nothing. Their email had 'avlon' in it just in case you are subjected t...
by Tony x
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Wanted bongo, i want to buy
Replies: 22
Views: 753

Re: Wanted bongo, i want to buy

Sounds like you prefer mx bikes? Maybe your kids will want to follow in your tracks. We've used Bongos for this purpose for years and find we can carry 2 kids bikes plus 5 people reasonably easily. Even now we can still manage a full size adult bike, a big wheel 85 (the largest kids size bike you ca...
by Tony x
Thu May 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Clunk and not starting
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Clunk and not starting

I'd replace the starter motor solenoid. There are two types depending on if you have the winter pack or not but both are replaceable. Symptoms of a failed solenoid are a clunk on turning the key but the motor not spinning. You have to remove the starter motor to replace the solenoid (you can just ab...
by Tony x
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Electrical question with the speedo
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Electrical question with the speedo

When we removed the convertor chip (which was supposedly one of the better 5 wire versions) the change to how the Bongo drove was dramatic with much better acceleration from low speed. Worth doing for this reason alone although some get along with them fine apparently. A switch like you suggest may ...
by Tony x
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Torque settings
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Torque settings

Can't help I'm afraid.
For the bolts that hold the seats to the rails (which we do and undo a lot) I'm lucky enough to have been born with a torque wrench in my elbow.
by Tony x
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Breakdown after leaving coolant cap off - what now?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Breakdown after leaving coolant cap off - what now?

howlingbaboon wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Ok, I watched a vid on that before and it didn't look too tricky, shall watch again now. Is it likely to be a problem that we jump started it last night and revved it gently for 10/20 seconds. Sorry if it's a silly question .
Probably not if the engine was cold
by Tony x
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D

One further test would be to test the coolant for exhaust gasses. Not 100% conclusive in that it can show all is OK when it is not but maybe worth a go. Personally I'd put a new thermostat in there just in case a none Mazda one was used and is failing to open. Sorry to say I'm not that optimistic gi...
by Tony x
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Tailgate Central Locking
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Tailgate Central Locking

Handy info.
Have you tried one of those telescopic magnet things to get your nuts back?
by Tony x
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D

mikeonb4c wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Did you had new radiators fitted, new thermostat, new temp sensor when the head was done? Poor performance on any of these could link to overheating
...and new water pump.
by Tony x
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Intermittent o/heating 96’ 2.5 turbo D

You could try bleeding the cooling system (specialist knowledge needed but not hard) and then have ito pressure tested (most garages can do)
To answer your question this chap is highly regarded...

https://www.allansvehicleservices.co.uk/
by Tony x
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on rear arches
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Advice on rear arches

Inspired by Mike we did something similar. It took a while and the arches weren't to bad anyway but now they are covered in thick fibreglass, especially on the inside. My thoughts are that they will now rust away much slower and even if they do to the point they dissappear completely the fibreglass ...
by Tony x
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel vehicles....
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel vehicles....

All will change when we get nuclear fusion power stations. Zero waste (well, a bit of helium) and an abundance of what they burn (hydrogen )
Unfortunately, as a planet we spend more on dog grooming than developing it.
by Tony x
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Rearview mirror dash cam
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Rearview mirror dash cam

Techmoan does excellent dash cam reviews

http://www.techmoan.com/what-is-the-best-dashcam
by Tony x
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Another dash cam
Replies: 31
Views: 3638

Re: Another dash cam

If you're spending a bit more then look for dash cams powered by super capacitors rather than lithium batteries as they reportedly stand up to the heat better.
by Tony x
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mystery bulb identification!
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Mystery bulb identification!

It's worth getting a reasonable LED for those lights. I'd suggest a warm white rather than a very bright one ( which tend to have a cooler light temperature )