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by ade33
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: V6 Head Gasket

Our V6 ‘burnt a little oil’ according to the previous owner. The trip home was 350 miles, after which it smelt increasingly of burning oil. We, two recovery drivers and a Bongo-friendly garage struggled to find the source, until we changed garages and they diagnosed a leaking crank seal. Oil was tra...
by ade33
Fri May 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Admin & Club Matters
Topic: Roll of Honour
Replies: 79
Views: 23460

Re: Roll of Honour

Ian wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Bongo owning members of top Cardiff teenage rocking combo "Pub Fiction".

Gentlemen: we salute you.
Can we also salute a great band name :lol: :D
by ade33
Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: ARE INSURANCE COMPANIES TAKING THE P*** OR IS IT BREXIT ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: ARE INSURANCE COMPANIES TAKING THE P*** OR IS IT BREXIT ?

new to the club. just insured my 2002 v6 fully converted for £320 fully comp with £250 excess. i had no no claims bonus with 2gether insurance. Hi Stuart, Welcome to the Bongo mad-house. Your premium sounds much like ours, on a 2001 V6. Can't recall who with though... I'm happy enough with that, by...
by ade33
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Leisuer Battery Fitting - Newbie Question
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Leisuer Battery Fitting - Newbie Question

If you don't like the idea of doing it yourself, you could do worse than Harris Motors in Woodingdean, just outside Brighton. We use them too look after our van and I'd bet they would be able to sort you out. There's always a brace of Bongos outside and they're a good bunch. edit - welcome to the si...
by ade33
Thu May 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: What double din with god will fit a Mazda Bongo 1998
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: What double din with god will fit a Mazda Bongo 1998

Hi Jim welcome to the site. We had the original Jap double-din unit in our van, and it got replaced with a used Pioneer double-din radio/cd unit from eBay. The unit went straight in the existing hole without modification, and I opted to cut off the factory connector and solder on the Pioneer loom, r...
by ade33
Tue May 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Split Charge Relay
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Split Charge Relay

I bought the Karl Chadwick split charge kit; reasonably priced and very good quality.
by ade33
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Torque settings
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Torque settings

This might make interesting reading. Just found with a bit of curious Googling, having read your question.

https://www.swtc.edu/Ag_Power/diesel_en ... values.pdf
by ade33
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Breakdown after leaving coolant cap off - what now?
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Breakdown after leaving coolant cap off - what now?

I watched those videos over and over before bleeding the cooling system on our V6 after replacing a burst radiator. It was the first job I’d done on it and I was pretty twitchy, having read lots about how quirky the cooling systems are. Thankfully the task went according to plan and it was fine afte...
by ade33
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.0 king lead
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: 2.0 king lead

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1316697883

Something like this? (Ok, maybe not this exact item, but I’ll keep looking :D)
by ade33
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.0 king lead
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: 2.0 king lead

Could you take your lead into a motor factors and see if you / they can match it?
by ade33
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New member, New Bongo - Advice on rust
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: New member, New Bongo - Advice on rust

Hi and welcome to the site. Your first pic looks like a stone-chip that has been left, pretty easy to fix with a rub down and touch up. The other two pictures look like classic Bongo rear arch corrosion. This starts on the inside and works its way through so, while you can see the evidence on the ou...
by ade33
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: jacking up a bongo
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: jacking up a bongo

When we bought our bus, I used it as an excuse to get a big'ol shiny new trolley jack, and I jack in the centre of the front crossmember, or under the rear diff housing, per a diagram I saw on here (or fb) somewhere - I'm sure it was here though (correct me if I'm wrong, I frequently am :D ). Then a...
by ade33
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 Bongo Underside Diagram?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: V6 Bongo Underside Diagram?

- is there a diagram of the underside showing what the different parts are? I'm sorry is this a ridiculous question but I need to start somewhere! This is soooooo not a ridiculous question - if only a few more owners were this interested in which bit is what there would be a lot less ‘what does thi...
by ade33
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v and 240v switch over
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: 12v and 240v switch over

You'd need a solar panel the size of Hampshire to power a mains inverter. :) The problem is that to deliver 240V mains at a reasonable current, an inverter will consume even a large (110Ah) leisure battery in very short order, and the biggest solar panel would not even get close to keeping up with t...
by ade33
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Vinyl or Cloth
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Vinyl or Cloth

I would go cloth with seat covers for the winter. A bit of mud will dry off and hoover out, along with any sand. Vomit and dropped ice-creams - this happens, you're right. But pretty rarely (?) and less as your tiddlers get bigger. Stainguard treatments work wonders, and there's usually a neighbour ...