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by stilldesperate
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: North West Autumn Bash & Beer/Cider festival 2015
Replies: 125
Views: 27959

Re: North West Autumn Bash & Beer/Cider festival 2015

Count us in H. I'll write it in my diary this year!!! #-o #-o #-o I can't seem to log on with my user name - maybe it's been too long and I've been struck off?!
Woodlands is great - we went for a beer a couple of months ago - looking forward to the festival :D

Cheers Di and SD
by stilldesperate
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day Sunday 24/02/13
Topic: Yorkshire Dales
Replies: 83
Views: 22502

Re: Yorkshire Dales

It was like the Good Old Days - seeing so many familiar faces, combined with a good sprinkling of fresh new faces. Fantastic & a good reminder of how tight a bunch us Bongo peeps are! ....... .....seconded :D SD (apologies for the taxi, least it was a Ford ..... And it's just had a new head, so it'...
by stilldesperate
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day Sunday 24/02/13
Topic: Yorkshire Dales
Replies: 83
Views: 22502

Re: Yorkshire Dales

Bin told by Di that I have to go .... ;)

SD
by stilldesperate
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: North West
Topic: xmas paaarrrtttttyyyyy.upwood cp yorkshire
Replies: 59
Views: 13763

Re: xmas paaarrrtttttyyyyy.upwood cp yorkshire

Thanks Dave for another great Upwood weekend, great couple of nights in the clubhouse, and a fun trip to the Christmas fair in Haworth.

Just need a week off work to recover now! :D

Micky, Minnie and Tinkerbell! :lol:
by stilldesperate
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Two questions regarding battery earth & alternator..?
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Two questions regarding battery earth & alternator..?

Hi Jaylee, There's a large stud connector on the alternator, that has a 10mm? nut on a stud. You should read battery voltage on this with the engine not running, and this should increase when the engine runs. Fraid i cant help with the second earth lead, but I fixed a charging fault on another Bongo...
by stilldesperate
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Tail gate lift
Replies: 25
Views: 3932

Re: Tail gate lift

I've used SGS, and they are quick to turn the work around, and a lot cheaper than new.

One thing I noticed, though, was that I could probably have just had one side uprated. With a stainless steel ladder, and two uprated struts, it flies up maybe a bit too quick.... :shock:

SD
by stilldesperate
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: FED UP WITH MY VAN
Replies: 30
Views: 5516

Re: FED UP WITH MY VAN

Welshcav wrote: Garage say the fault codes are the same but there is no loss of power since the actuator was changed? Im not sure what to do next! The garage dont know either!!!
Mite be stating the obvious, but if it's running OK, have they tried resetting the fault codes?

SD
by stilldesperate
Thu May 26, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: coolant alarm.,bingo 2nd time
Replies: 17
Views: 2587

Re: coolant alarm.,bingo 2nd time

...........just think its strange why it didnt go off coming home from he lakes,its a 2hr trip. ... Thats cos it's downhill on the way back, Dave :lol: BTW, Hannahs phone is working fine, a week in the airing cupboard sorted it :D (Thanks Hatris for some good advice on drying phones after a "Hill o...
by stilldesperate
Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating? cold bottom hose head over 110 celcius
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Overheating? cold bottom hose head over 110 celcius

think it got to 108 before i pulled in and switched the engine off. not sure how accurate the probe is said +/- 1'c on packet but i only paid £10 for it?! in normal driving goes to around 100 max so paniced and stopped (usally around 95 unbless pushed) sound around right? I have no comparative data...
by stilldesperate
Thu May 26, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating? cold bottom hose head over 110 celcius
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Overheating? cold bottom hose head over 110 celcius

The stat, afaik, is fully open at about 84deg, (this is the water temp). If the water is over this temp, and the lower rad hose is cold either: a. The stat isn't opening (or the rad might be blocked), or b. How sure are you of the temp readout accuracy? If the gauge is still at 11 0'clock, has the m...
by stilldesperate
Wed May 25, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: coolant alarm.,bingo 2nd time
Replies: 17
Views: 2587

Re: coolant alarm.,bingo 2nd time

I wonder if there's a leak that gets worse when the stat opens, Dave? If normal running doesnt loose coolant, but towing (esp up Lindale hill) does, then maybe either a leak when the pressure increases, or the pressure cap not holding the pressure?

Just a thort... :?
by stilldesperate
Mon May 23, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mason alarm
Replies: 28
Views: 3465

Re: Mason alarm

missfixit70 wrote:The only down side with the temp gauge mod as opposed to the Mason is the lack of a temperature alarm, been glad of that at least once :wink:
I need a speed alarm, Kirsty.....
by stilldesperate
Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mason alarm
Replies: 28
Views: 3465

Re: Mason alarm

missfixit70 wrote:.......actually it's Ben's mod :wink: )
Ooops, thanks Kirsty :oops:

I've got a modded unit here I can exchange for you, but it's pretty easy to do, and you can then eliminate the Mason and it's wiring.

SD
by stilldesperate
Mon May 23, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mason alarm
Replies: 28
Views: 3465

Re: Mason alarm

good auto sparky on the case after i could not fix it,he states that the sparky could not find a fault in the circuit/sender or gauge, or wiring, when he did extensive tests. #-o . he put the fault down to the resister on the back of the gauge . this is not the fix though,as i have swapped them,and...
by stilldesperate
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Lincs Bash, 1st - 3rd July 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3161

Re: Lincs Bash, 1st - 3rd July 2011

Hi all, I'm afraid that Jayne contacted me a few days ago to say that one of the barns had caught fire, wrecking farm equipment, grain and tools. Fortunately no-one was hurt, and Jayne and family are being very positive about it all. Unfortunately, with all the extra work they now have, they havn't ...