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by Roy748
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Breakdown cover refused ... recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 697

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: 49

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 ...
by Roy748
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Show us yer insides
Replies: 308
Views: 96050

Re: Show us yer insides

Hi all. Mine is not a full conversion rather a tailored alternative. DIY through most enjoyed challenge. http://imgur.com/gallery/VaTeZs2 The rear box has shelves that are hinged so access can be gained to all within the box whilst in the vehicle. For those sunny days the drop down shelf makes a per...
by Roy748
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Front seat covers !
Replies: 32
Views: 806

Re: Front seat covers !

Your welcome
by Roy748
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: How wide are the various sleeping areas?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: How wide are the various sleeping areas?

Hello. Your dilemma is a common one which many owners still ponder over with regards to installing a conversion. I have actually built a storage box that sits on the rear most seats when folded down, thus providing the necessary storage and cooking space. See link http://imgur.com/gallery/VaTeZs2 Wi...
by Roy748
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Front seat covers !
Replies: 32
Views: 806

Re: Front seat covers !

Hello Yorkshirelass.
I have just read your post 're seat covers. I have some hard wearing waterproof covers I bought about a year ago for mine, only I don't actually need them. They are green in colour. You are welcome to have these if you pay postage, which I estimate at around £10 via hermes
by Roy748
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: broken rocker arm
Replies: 26
Views: 2447

Re: broken rocker arm

Just adding to the thread my previous experience with a Mercedes slk, I know it's not a bongo but I had the head gasket replaced and upon collection the engine sounded different, not as smooth as previously, only 3 miles into my drive the camshaft broke. Speaking with a knowledgeable mechanic he inf...
by Roy748
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater not great, radiator maybe?
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Heater not great, radiator maybe?

Hi. I had the same problem in my 2001 2.0l areo city runner bongo. Heat at 32 degrees but nothing much below. I researched and found what ade33 mentioned. Beside the glove box is the cabin heat sensor (3 cut out slats) clean this by removing the glove box and gaining access to it, removing the elect...
by Roy748
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Mazda Bongo 2L Petrol auto W Reg
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Mazda Bongo 2L Petrol auto W Reg

Hi I am not certain but you might want to check this with others, but you mentioned you were towed, I believe I read somewhere that Bongos should not be towed as it damages the gear box. Not wishing to alarm you and hopefully I am wrong as I would have thought the RAC know this. But if not I would t...
by Roy748
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

When you say either of the bench seats, not the rear most as the box sits on that bench seat
by Roy748
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

Yes, the seat configuration is unchanged and seating 3 is fine.
No I measured and cut to my own requirements, I was unaware any plans existed.
All my materials were sourced via wickes, screw fix, b&q, ebay or internet. I am happy to provide links where I can.
by Roy748
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

Thank you.. I am a sports therapist by profession so others who may contemplate making their own should give it a try.
by Roy748
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

Hello AndyS95
Thank you for your comments.
by Roy748
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

Hello Aikers My van has the bench types seats both the middle and rear, so can only be moved forward and back. The unit was designed to sit on the rear most bench seat when folded down and at a height that would not affect my rear view or the headrest for potential passengers. As for the cup cupboar...
by Roy748
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Conversion alternative
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Conversion alternative

Hi Mike. Thanks for your comment. It was a joy to make as it's not often I get chance to play with my tools. We have only done a few test runs with it but already enjoy the aspect of having access to everything whilst in the vehicle. I totally agree with you in regards to this concept not being seen...