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by Alkers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: 2.5td cutting out when cold

I was just about to post here again, I had the issue occur again on Thursday night after I didn't let the van up before driving. Started ok, drove off and after a few hundred m, cut out at traffic lights and very hard to start again (had to press accelerator to the floor). I had probably got a bit c...
by Alkers
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo cut out this morning
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Bongo cut out this morning

Was it cold on the morning it cut out? Myself and at least one other user have been experiencing problems where the van will cut out and be difficult to start again when the weather is very cold, most probably linked to the cold-idle controls which I think are vacuum operated. I haven't bothered to ...
by Alkers
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: My newest homebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: My newest homebuild

Fantastic, excellent work.

You don't have the templates for the individual pieces by any chance? Particularly the unit underneath the rear seats?
by Alkers
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: My newest homebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: My newest homebuild

That looks a brilliant job, can't quite figure out what you're using the forward unit for but anyways.

If you had the time / interest, I'd consider buying a set of the units under & behind the gullwing seats from you! Are they easily removable?
by Alkers
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Partial oil change
Replies: 29
Views: 553

Re: Partial oil change

I do every second one with the pela, and change the filter when I'm draining via the sump.
by Alkers
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: grinding noise help
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: grinding noise help

If you stop and put full steering lock on in either direction, and drive in a tight circle - any noises then?
by Alkers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.
Replies: 17
Views: 4533

Re: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.

No problem getting at them, have had the blooming thing out more times than I care to remember. https://www.halfords.ie/motoring/bulbs-blades-batteries/car-bulbs/286-car-bulb-manufacturers-standard-halfords-single-pack https://www.halfords.ie/motoring/bulbs-blades-batteries/car-bulbs/286g-car-bulb-m...
by Alkers
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.
Replies: 17
Views: 4533

Re: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.

Did you happen to note the bulb designation or number or anything? Do they matter which way around you fit them?
by Alkers
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: 2.5td cutting out when cold

Nope, the way the temperatures have been again mine has been fine. It's a lot colder today and forecast from now so I would imagine I will start having issues again...
by Alkers
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.
Replies: 17
Views: 4533

Re: Heater Fascia Removal / Stuck position Selector.

They can definitely be changed but I don't know what to repalce them with, I haven't seen them anywhere else. They are different to those in the dash etc
by Alkers
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: 2.5td cutting out when cold

Chris Bongo wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Once warm, have you taken the van for a run or is it just town driving?
I have done both without issue, as long as I let the van warm up first. If I don't let it warm up it tends to cut out the first time I slow down in traffic.
by Alkers
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: 2.5td cutting out when cold

I still have the same issue, occurs sporadically although only when the outside temperature is cold. I have found that if I start the van and don't rev it at all and leave it to idle for 5-10mins to warm up then it will be fine. If I start driving before it warms up it will likely cut out when I fir...
by Alkers
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Buying an insurance write-off
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Buying an insurance write-off

Has the damage been repaired?

The insurance companies are quick to want to write bongos off when they suffer any damage, even cosmetic so it wouldn't cause me to rule it out straight off the bat in any case.
by Alkers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator voltage at tickover
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Alternator voltage at tickover

Alternator is a replacement from a scrapyard so no idea as to it's history but the old one failed and was binned and this was only €40.
If it's not charging at idle but does so fine when revving, is there an adjustment that can be made or is it likely on the way out?
by Alkers
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator voltage at tickover
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Alternator voltage at tickover

What voltage should I be seeing on the batteries from the alternator when the van is idling?

I'm getting up over 14V when the engine is reving but at idle it can be below 13. I have been having starting & cutting out issues so a lot of cranking lately. Batteries on charge now today.