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by Roy748
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: overheating issue
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: overheating issue

Hello
I have used TCT in Ashford to work on my bongo before, mine is a petrol but Steve there is aware that the diesel model needs a specific bleed procedure. Might be worth a call
by Roy748
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Fridge and coolbox please
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Fridge and coolbox please

Hi This very much depends on your budget, as thermoelectric cool boxes are relatively cheap in comparison to compressor cool boxes. Thermoelectric often offer both 12v/220v power source options but do be aware that when being powered via 12v they consume a considerable amount of battery power, often...
by Roy748
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: "Fridge" dilemma in unconverted bongo
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: "Fridge" dilemma in unconverted bongo

Having commented above on this post I started looking at alternatives to my current solution, always a costly mistake and saw a waeco 21 litre compressor cool box on Gumtree for £250, which is actually fairly reasonable, being they cost £560 new. However knowing that waeco officially became dometic ...
by Roy748
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Twin batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Twin batteries

Thank you for the explanation, I always wondered what the effect on a battery permanently fixed solar panels had.
by Roy748
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Twin batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Twin batteries

Can I ask. I have seen a number of bongos with solar panels fitted, now if you can as you mention over charge the battery, will having solar panels on the vehicle do this, if no current is being pulled for a length of time.
by Roy748
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Atf fluid removal
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Atf fluid removal

Hello. I drained mine, well as best I could through removal of the sump, therefore allowing me to clean the filter too. I refilled it with around 4 litre. I appreciate I could not fully drain it all, but after 200 miles drained it again only this time using a electric pump via the filler tube, toppi...
by Roy748
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: "Fridge" dilemma in unconverted bongo
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: "Fridge" dilemma in unconverted bongo

Hello and welcome aboard. We have also wrestled this dilemma and have found what we consider a good solution. We bought a Aldi cool box that runs on both 12v or 240v its 29 litres I believe. which is a good size. When electric is available we use that to run it and when not we have a 60w portable so...
by Roy748
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: My mpg and cost per mile

Hi Flanners
Would have to agree with you. It's my only bug bear with my bongo, lack of power when climbing, still we have learned to live with it and just tell each other "we are on holiday and not in a hurry".
by Roy748
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: My mpg and cost per mile

Hi
I have a 2.0lt petrol AFT and recently we drove fully loaded from Kent to Cornwall using both motorways and A roads. Doing a rough calculation I believe we got about 28 mpg.
We did notable slow on the hills mind, making the engine work harder than a diesel would.
by Roy748
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: coolant keeps going down, low coolant alarm
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: coolant keeps going down, low coolant alarm

If you opt for a UV dye, use the torch on the engine etc before adding the dye, as if the previous owner has used dye in the past the torch will see this this giving a confusing reading. As once dye has been used it's very hard to remove.
by Roy748
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Curing AFT condensation
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Curing AFT condensation

Hi all For those who are awoken by condensation dripping on their face or sleeping bag after a night sleeping in the loft of your bongo (AFT) I believe I have found a cure, well it's working currently. I recently purchased 2 meters of grey self adhesive felt from ebay, which just happens to be a gre...
by Roy748
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Caution when jacking up your bongo
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Caution when jacking up your bongo

Hello all Just a word of caution re jacking up your bongo. Recently I undertook the task of re-storing my diamond cut fox alloy wheels, which fortunately turned out very well. However in the process of jacking up the front for the driver side I jacked up, using my trolley jack under the front cross ...
by Roy748
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Recommend rear diff oil from eurocarparts
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Recommend rear diff oil from eurocarparts

Hello.
A good tip I heard when changing the oil in the rear diff is to check the refilling nut can be undone before draining, as otherwise you could be left with no way of refilling after draining..
by Roy748
Tue May 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Sebring 200 free to collect
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Sebring 200 free to collect

Thanks Ian, have sent email.
by Roy748
Mon May 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Sebring 200 free to collect
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Sebring 200 free to collect

Hello telsown
I would be interested in your awning if still available. Please PM with with your address and I can arrange collection.
Many thanks
Hello Ian, should Telsown allow me to have the awning I would be interested in the inner.