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by Bongolia
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear Inner Arch replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Rear Inner Arch replacements

The way you do the inner arches is to simply use another pair of outer arches welded to the inner arch and then spot weld around the flange where it meets the new outer. I have seen on another post about bonding the old inner arch, as it was from the factory, the problem with doing this is that if t...
by Bongolia
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on treating rust
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Advice on treating rust

My two cents worth. I use Fertan to help remove and convert the rust. Simply paint it on and wash it off. It will remove some of the scalings too. It forms a good surface to paint straight over without any primer. Follow the instructions. If you do use Hammerite for the finish make sure you key the ...
by Bongolia
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery Charger
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Battery Charger

The battery charger fitted to the Bongo has given up the ghost and I need tp replace it. As it sits behind the sliding door step cover I am limited to the size of the replacement. I have seen this: https://advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/product/numax-122000hd/ It is almost the same size (slightly sma...
by Bongolia
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: I have no router
Replies: 20
Views: 1901

Re: I have no router

MWiedenhof wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:43 am You could try this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
I got one but haven't used it yet. Saw a video on youtube where someone used it. Seemed to do the job
Thats a useful looking gadget.
by Bongolia
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongo in London?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Bongo in London?

Bob wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 am Relate to that. :lol:

I recently read a thread 'Lucky Coin' as 'Lucky Colin'. :D
I recieved a qoute from a tree surgeon at the bottom it read DG Tees Pro Abortionist thought that was a bit odd,with glasses it read aborialist. :D
by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: What is this behind front bumper... see the photo.
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: What is this behind front bumper... see the photo.

Interesting.
Whats it look like from the other side, where does the ducting run to?
by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Revs hunt when idle
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Revs hunt when idle

You should check the basics first before suspecting sensors etc they can be an expensive learning curve. First I would go for a check of all the air and vacuum pipework look for cracks etc. Air leaks wil cause the idle speed control valve to try and compensate and your emmisions will be all over the...
by Bongolia
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gearbox oil cooler line leak
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Gearbox oil cooler line leak

Seems to have done the trick. More worrying now is the state of the water line next to it! :( New exhaust today too. Getting the old one off has finished me off for the day. Why not replace the metal pipes with hose? I have swopped out most of the suspect metal pipes for heater hoses without any pr...
by Bongolia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo Breakdown (Paris)
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Bongo Breakdown (Paris)

Think I would go with Flanners suggestion. Basically you need fuel and ignition, faults you describe could be either or both. The garage should be able to easily check out the TPS with a multi meter, not rocket science TPS usually totally fail or develop a flat spot that you can push past by pressin...
by Bongolia
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Fitting back swivel seat
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting back swivel seat

Not sure where you are in London but you could try Martin on 02087600650 mob 07870604342.
May be able to help with seat too.
Croydon area.
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Fitting back swivel seat
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Fitting back swivel seat

I doubt if you will find a tested seat that swivels for the Bongo.
I havnt been able to any that have proper approval.
Is the swivelling essential to the layout of the van?
If not why not replace it with a non swivel type or reverse a non swivel one.
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gearbox oil cooler line leak
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Gearbox oil cooler line leak

Cant see why not. If you were a bit nervous then double clip the hose.
Mine are run in hose to the cooler and return .
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: affected by RIB seat scam - advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: affected by RIB seat scam - advice?

Tricky one, think Bob had the right idea see a solicitor. Police are a waste of time lip service at best.. Had a similar experience recently buying a tow bar every excuse you could think of then came the lockdown and a new source of excuses. Eventually charged back via CC company. Maybe your house i...
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Rear Quarter Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Rear Quarter Repair

Ouch! Its a bit difficult to tell from those images how deep and tight the damage is. Ideally the interior trim would be removed and the dent dressed out on the other hand an alternative would be to use a nail puller, these weld a small series of nails to the panel and then these nails are pulled us...
by Bongolia
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front inner arches
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Front inner arches

Sad but true. Since the MOT became computerised , although not the reason, the testing has been dumbed down. The reason we were told is the need to comply more closely with EU test standards"compliance" they called it, strangely EU countries all have their own standards and most are tougher than our...