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by BongoBongo123
Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Hello and hope you are well..
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Hello and hope you are well..

Lovely mess we are in eh ? Anyway it is what it is and it clearly is going to be around a long old time. Went for some excercise away from home for the first time in 9 weeks yesterday (been on excercise bike in garden ever since). A walk around some local hills. Nowt doing this year for us and the B...
by BongoBongo123
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: (A warning) Waxoyl in sills still smells after 4 months
Replies: 4
Views: 423

(A warning) Waxoyl in sills still smells after 4 months

I put 3 large spray cans of Waxoyl in each side through the grommet holes from under the Bongo and whilst driving is not a problem I still smell a fairly strong smell of white spirit when I open the doors after them having been closed for 24 hours. I have been blowing it through for 4 months every o...
by BongoBongo123
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Learning to Fly....or why I bought a Bongo 13 years ago
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Learning to Fly....or why I bought a Bongo 13 years ago

Nice one Mike, all the best and happy Christmas/New year.
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Gently unscrewed bolt, taken it for a run around for 30mins, all seems ok. It will take a few hundred miles to gain basic confidence back I think.
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Is the correct answer Haydn ! Just had a call and was told it was most likely left in from
some kind of pressure testing. So I am told to remove it and nothing untoward should happen.

Although I will be testing that driving round the local back streets before I go anywhere far away.
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Yes it is the pipe that comes from the neck of the cap.

https://imagebin.ca/v/4rnVaQ6jeKda
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Here it is, photo... hardly difficult to spot it is massive !

https://imagebin.ca/v/4rnTH70SvMm5

Was just about to leave for dad's today but will knock that journey on the head till I get confirmation from them
for repair warranty reasons, makes sense.
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Thanks Haydn. No idea why it is there.
by BongoBongo123
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Thanks Flanners, we shall see how it goes I am rather disillusioned with Bongo's at the moment tbh, pure luck seems to have as much to do with them as anything an owner can do (other than replacing every component of the 20+ year old cooling system). I have been told to check the fluid level after e...
by BongoBongo123
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

We got the Bongo back today. Bitter sweet of course, huge bill but pretty much every pipe done, 80,000 mile second hand block, new head, Genuine Mazda parts where possible, rear heater looped out of the system. We must be verging on the edge of bonkers but we are where we are. We were on the cusp of...
by BongoBongo123
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

We are resigned to getting this addressed and I have to give trust MazdaBongo/Dormans. We have new tyres, new brakes and disks all round, rear springs changed. I put have a put a load of effort into the body work which is completely sound. It is rust free other than a few bits I sort every year. The...
by BongoBongo123
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Well I am told most likely porous block, they probably have NOT tested it, they never said they did so assume they did not. I cannot really argue as I am unable to test it. Thanks for your thoughts Flanners and all who has replied recently. When the chips are down moral support does help. :) And we ...
by BongoBongo123
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

I am not a mechanic and I guess most people are not either so whilst I can change oil regularly and maintain basics (though fat lot of good that did us) I have to have some trust in the end. Here is a pack of 9 photos with pictures of cylinder bores. They look pitted/scratched in some of the picture...
by BongoBongo123
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Block is porous. Basically needs an entire new engine. (as far as I gather that is only the second known block on a Bongo to have gone wrong on this forum.) MazdaBongo is doing their best. It is not their fault but our summer is destroyed. Hard to believe but their must have been a pre existing issu...
by BongoBongo123
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak right side (from front)
Replies: 56
Views: 4429

Re: Coolant leak right side (from front)

Going badly. Suspected cracked cylinder head, won't bleed after changing almost every hose, new genuine stat and genuine rad and 2 large bore water pipes. They have not capped the rear heater pipes off "as they looked ok". I wanted them capped tbh given they are 24 y.o. When do you push it, and when...