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by BongoBongo123
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: We have Bongo's
Replies: 1
Views: 61

We have Bongo's

Had to remind myself.. turned her over yesterday, did not go anywhere just run engine for 20mins moved forwards 1 meter.. to stop the square tyres from 3 weeks sitting. Look forwards to getting out again in the future but have not been up to much the last month. I do use the Bongo for hobby related ...
by BongoBongo123
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on treating rust
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Advice on treating rust

I would say as a B grade repair wire brush/wet and dry sand as much of the surface rust off as possible then Kurust, then Hammerite. For an A grade repair the same but put POR15 2 coats without using the Kurust. POR15 is quite expensive (though think of the money it could save) but it is vastly supe...
by BongoBongo123
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheat query
Replies: 34
Views: 1592

Re: Overheat query

Yes, hope you get away with it and nothing too broke.
by BongoBongo123
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Broken AFT motors-roof stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Broken AFT motors-roof stuck

Sorry to hear of the issue, does anyone know the Hex/Allen key size you need, probably a very sensible plan to have one of that exact size in the glove box for all who have an AFT.
by BongoBongo123
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Do you use your bongo as your main vehicle?
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Do you use your bongo as your main vehicle?

Our only vehicle here but I do not drive it daily, maybe once or twice a week for shortish 6 mile drives and longer 70 miles round trip. I would say it won't make much difference if it is your daily vehicle or not (unless you are starting up and down twice a day 365 x a year). I think using a vehicl...
by BongoBongo123
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...

It may well be worth saving a bit and getting Halfords Advanced once and for all... no immediate rush.
by BongoBongo123
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...

When I think about it it is only really a decent rachet I need. The Chinese sockets/bars seem fine for occasional use. Whereas a ratchet is a difficult thing to make on the cheap, it comes as no surprise it fell apart in my hand with light use with springs and metal bits all falling out of it :lol: ...
by BongoBongo123
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...

Thanks, Halfords Advanced seem professional (not mid range and more a high end top tier product so they are bound to be good) and have a price to match. A full socket kit £260.00. Will think it through, looking towards Draper for middle of the road at the mo. I am sure you get precisely what you pay...
by BongoBongo123
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1/2 decent toolset suggestions...
Replies: 9
Views: 562

1/2 decent toolset suggestions...

So as I do a bit of basic repair and maintenance on the Bongo I was wondering if anyone know a middle of the road tool set should I become flush with some readies any decent brand ?.. mainly sockets for now would be good.. nice long bars etc. decent ratchet (mine broke under very light use 2 days ag...
by BongoBongo123
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

All done and working with the old motor... also one bonus was spotting a surface rust patch on a horizontal surface that the washer tank mounts onto, now painted with POR15. If I took it to a garage that would have been missed so maybe a blessing in diguise. (My cheap rachet socket bar broke though,...
by BongoBongo123
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

There is of course always the slight risk it will go bad again in a weeks time but sounds fine to me.. whizzing nicely. I dropped it 3 times 2 cms thick coconut coir doormat.. Maybe it was not stuck it might have been the severely corrode contacts (green and grey coated) and now bare brass/copper af...
by BongoBongo123
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

Thanks, yes my long extension bar was on my sump nut socket, wondering why I did not have one for a bit. I still need to add the short extension as well to reach 2 of the trya bolts, very difficult access. Not sure if it was corrosion of contacts or ceased motor, either way it is now whizzing away w...
by BongoBongo123
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

Sorted.. got the lot out in the end, ceased motor freed up (dropped it a few times on coir doormat) and now working. Just to reassemble it asll tomorrow morning. Got a spare motor on the way for good measure. Not quite sure why the leisure battery tray was so big, very inconvenient to say the least....
by BongoBongo123
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

I might be back in business.. found a lengthy bar and a 1/2 inch one instead of 1/4 inch for more drive !
by BongoBongo123
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front washers not working...
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Front washers not working...

Well of course I cannot just remove the plastic washer bottle easily, no... the leisure battery tray (battery removed) is stopping me from lifting it out (washer bottle has a bulbous bottom on it to get more fluid in and is trapped in by about 3cms by rear of the head light)... so now I have the cho...