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by Roy748
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo

Thanks for all the helpful advice, definitely some good pointers to consider.
by Roy748
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo

Thanks, will do.
by Roy748
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo

Hello.
Plugs I believe are ok as runs very smooth with a good tick over. I believe it's most prevalent after using supermarket fuel, and having read a few threads on here it would seem it's a common problem.
by Roy748
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: "Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo
Replies: 10
Views: 155

"Pinking" on my 2.0lt petrol bongo

Hi all Just wondering if any other owners are experiencing the same engine pinking sound at 1500 rpm. I think it's called pinking, it only happens at low revs and when under load, or mainly when the engine is cold. I have tried filling at different fuel stations and some seem to help. Any ideas as t...
by Roy748
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear kitchen mounted on seat runners?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Rear kitchen mounted on seat runners?

Hello. Welcome aboard. I am not sure if my set up is what you require but mine does sit ontop of the rear bench seats, thus giving me maximum room in the back when camping but also offering the full use of the van by it's simple removal. Cannot upload photos but this is a link to my photos. http://i...
by Roy748
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Newbie advice for a well loved Bongo called 'Um'
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Newbie advice for a well loved Bongo called 'Um'

Hi and welcome. I too am based in the southeast and use a local garage in Ashford Kent called TCT, mace lane Ashford. Nice guys who deal with all types of vehicles, they are booked to do my rocker box cover oil leak on my 2.0ltr petrol bongo. They are aware that diesel bongos need a lengthy coolant ...
by Roy748
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping clubs?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Camping clubs?

We are members of the camping and caravan club for the past year and as it's up for renewal we are contemplating whether to renew or not. We found many of the campsites were not as good as some independent ones we visited. And talking to the owners as to why they were not in the club, they informed ...
by Roy748
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v and 240v switch over
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: 12v and 240v switch over

Thanks for all the advice, I will pass on your thoughts to my nephew.
by Roy748
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v and 240v switch over
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: 12v and 240v switch over

Hello. Thanks for your time and information. I think from what you say the best way to give him power off grid would be to wire in an inverter which offers 2. 240v 3 pin sockets incorporated. I think most of his items are 12v, only he hoped to have switch that he could flick to power the 3 pin socke...
by Roy748
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v and 240v switch over
Replies: 7
Views: 210

12v and 240v switch over

Hi all. I am seeking some advice on behalf of my nephew. He has recently bought a bongo with a conversion which also came with a 100w solar panel fitted on the roof. The conversion has two twin power sockets for electric appliances but these only work when on electric hook up. He would like to have ...
by Roy748
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be

Following on from my previous post, I have topped up my coolant with approximately 4 ltrs of prestone coolant which mixes with existing coolant without reaction. Mine is now green in colour and the temperature is no different to that, prior my minor leak. This might explain the longer bleep duration...
by Roy748
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be

Adding to my previous comment above, I use prestone coolant in my 2.0lt petrol bongo. It's safe to mix with other coolant and I have added 4 litres to top up following a leak. It's green in colour. This may be why mine has a longer keep than others.
by Roy748
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Haydn coolant alarm, how long should the test beep be

Hello.
That is what mine does. Around 5 seconds and then fading out.
by Roy748
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Breakdown cover refused ... recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: Breakdown cover refused ... recommendations?

I was with the RAC till recently with personal cover but due to their price increase I have now move personal cover which also includes classic vehicles to GEM who with good reviews, reasonable prices and going via top cash back website came in at £64. That's my 3 vehicles covered including 2001 bon...
by Roy748
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Contacting former owners
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Contacting former owners

Hello all I would like to contact my bongos former owners, prior to the seller in order to gain more knowledge on its past history regarding maintenance and repair. Does anyone know who owned a white areo city runner 2.0ltr AFT registration number Y56 TYA. I know from some bills it previously drove ...