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by Alkers
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar Charger
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Solar Charger

You have to leave it in the sun while it is connected to the vehicle battery, there is nothing in the charger to "power up" before connecting. 2.4w is minuscule, this product is likely a complete waste of time. You can connect it via the crocodile clips direct to the battery or via the 12v socket (o...
by Alkers
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fuse 1
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Fuse 1

Yes the Top Left is unswitched power which backs-up the ECU and Radio settings, disconnect that and the ECU reports a failure of backup! Once it has been switched on/off/on again it will be happy whilst it rebuilds the engine info on the next run. My van keeps blowing this 10a fuse, which had been ...
by Alkers
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Dual batteries

These are the best split charge setups going:http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/smartbank.html

See if you can get one on Ebay and get a 60A+ relay. A lot of the other relays advertised will not achieve anything near their labeled outputs.
by Alkers
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon woes - remove condenser?
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Aircon woes - remove condenser?

Yes, I'm working off the same interpretation as you,my condenser and evaporator I think. Given the cost of these items, I'm thinking I will not repair them and abandon the AC system all together. Then, accepting that, I'm wondering about removing the condenser in order to improve airflow to the radi...
by Alkers
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon woes - remove condenser?
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Aircon woes - remove condenser?

I brought my bongo to have the Aircon regassed a couple of months ago (it had never worked in my ownership). Worked great for a few days but no longer does anything so I brought it back to him there and he can see leaks at what I think is the pump or maybe compressor (he mentioned o ring replacement...
by Alkers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Interior bits wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Interior bits wanted

bongospares will have the first and third in any case
by Alkers
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 304
Views: 39076

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

She's being painted chastle white this weekend... Bumpers too, something about all white that i liked, kind of makes it look modernised a tad imo When you refer to she are you talking about the original bongo or the new one or both? :mrgreen: What's the plan for the new one - just a donor or will y...
by Alkers
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury

Well, we made it without any issues! Had one close call with the temp gauge rising (mine is modified to react quicker) in stop-start traffic on a steep hill in a rural Irish town, pulled over to let it cool down which it did in less than a minute or two. Saw loads of other Bongos in the campervan si...
by Alkers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear heater controls not working, no cable
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Rear heater controls not working, no cable

We've the manual controls but the same problem, the sliders just move freely and don't make any difference.
Not much help to you but subscribing!
by Alkers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Wanted bongo, i want to buy
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: Wanted bongo, i want to buy

Anyhow after checking out a few rust buckets we found a beautiful 51 plate tick all the boxes but when it came to answering question he didnt have a clue [unable to lift seat and show me where the dip stick was ] so after lots of promises we agree on a price as long as the paper work checked out, [...
by Alkers
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 304
Views: 39076

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

I do not understand why the images don't work, all are 640/480, and my server logs tell me its trying to load them from https when I have only used http #-o I just checked again, none of my images are working from here, put them in the address bar and they work fine, what up with the site trying to...
by Alkers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury

That's perfect, they certainly look like they're familiar with a bongo and they're located pretty handy to our route. They'll be our contingency plan so, many thanks =D>
by Alkers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury
Replies: 8
Views: 448

ROI Bongo travelling to Glastonbury

Hi there, We're planning our first trip abroad with the Bongo, heading to the Glastonbury festival at the end of the month. We're getting the ferry from ROI to Pembroke and then taking the M4 and M5 by Swansea, Cardif, Bristol and Bridgwater. Bongo should be in good health, we've done over 30,000km ...
by Alkers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Axle Weight
Replies: 7
Views: 6234

Re: Axle Weight

Hi there, there is a specific form that you can fill out to declare the axle weights for the CVRT. Your test centre seems to be making a meal of it. You can download the form here: http://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Vehicle%20Testing/Circulars%20for%20test%20centres/Circular%20VT/2011/Circular_2006_re_LGV_...
by Alkers
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Bongoing with Children
Topic: Potential Bongo newbie - best layout for 3 kids?
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Potential Bongo newbie - best layout for 3 kids?

Also, you mention this is your only vehicle - what sort of milage do you do? You can expect 25mpg in a 2.5 diesel bongo, slighly better on extended runs at 50-60mph max. We can fit three adults across either of the seats with no problems but there's no option for a third proper belt that I'm aware o...