Search found 227 matches

by Markas
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Hello

Hello and welcome :D
They're a friendly lot on here so ask away!!
by Markas
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: In-forum advertising
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

In-forum advertising

Can someone tell me why on earth an advert for breast enlargement appeared at the bottom of a thread about paintwork on the technical forum?
I suppose I should be thankful (or disappointed perhaps) that it wasn't a pop-up :lol:
by Markas
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Bonnet Removal

Might be quicker to mask it off and paint it in situ. Then there's no worries about realigning it when you refit it - and you'll be able to see how the colour matches with the wings as you're painting it.
by Markas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: MOT all clear
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Re: MOT all clear

My bongo got its ticket yesterday. 2 issues. Hole in exhaust and split tyre (not seen by me as was on the inside.) Tyre replaced on way back from test centre, waiting for my bongo friendly mechanic to get up to date with his other customers as he has had time out having to do his own cooking etc. a...
by Markas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Toyota Hiace
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Toyota Hiace

Sadly ADAC are no longer accepting members who are not resident in Germany, or at least have a German address, as I found out when I spoke to them earlier this week. Cheapest breakdown cover quote I've found is with the RAC as a Camping Club member - just over £200 for 350 days abroad cover, and no ...
by Markas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: 240v Hook-up location
Replies: 10
Views: 3131

Re: 240v Hook-up location

Mine is out of sight underneath behind the os rear bumper. I cannot understand why the trend was for a hole to be made in the side of the van to fit the electrical hook=up especially given the Bongo and it's relationship with corrosion. That's exactly why I requested my EHU to be fitted underneath....
by Markas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Battery monitor

Good tip! I particularly like the fact the it also has USB charging points so it's not hogging a socket.
by Markas
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Toyota Hiace
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Toyota Hiace

https://www.gumtree.com/p/campervans-motorhomes/vw-campervan-motorhome-low-mileage-with-lots-of-recent-improvements-made/1309613907 near to you, might be worth a look. Hmm, that's an Autosleepers Clubman bodyshell tacked onto a VW! I particularly like the vertical row of rivets about 2ft back from ...
by Markas
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Toyota Hiace
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Toyota Hiace

Hi Sara, I have a mechanic mate who has mentioned these vans before - he's been very impressed with the engineering. However, he recently did some work on my Bongo and was similarly complimentary. The one on Gumtree looks like a very practical conversion. The chap in the second pic seems suitably im...
by Markas
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: driver side speaker
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: driver side speaker

Are you sure it's the speaker? Could it be the wiring to it? The driver's door loom has a nasty habit of breaking wires and stopping things working - on mine that's most of the central locking, but that's ok 'cos my new key doesn't do the 'plip' thing anyway :lol: It might be worth testing the speak...
by Markas
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: another bongo.
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: another bongo.

This one has a leisure battery -its got a split charger installed -but what is likely to be using leisure vs mains battery - i,m assuming interior lights cigarette lighter sockets and radio - but how would i be able to tell for sure - blinds are not electric and no conversion so no fridge or sink p...
by Markas
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Sleeping arrangements
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Sleeping arrangements

The seats in any arrangement are uncomfortable. Get a rock n roll bed. Regards. The existing bench seat can be 'flattened' by an automotive upholsterer or some of the conversion companies. Since the bench seat was designed to butt up to the fully reclined front seat when in its original position, i...
by Markas
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: First decent run in the ex-smoker 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: First decent run in the ex-smoker 2.0

Just got back from a decent sized round trip to south coast and back. Performance was surprisingly good, we threw a couple of evil hills at it and it was fine. If anything, the disappointment is medium grades on motorways where it can stay in the wrong gear for a fraction too long and scrub off too...
by Markas
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Bargains!
Topic: Keys
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: Keys

Yup, great guy. Bought one of these, he cut it from a photo and the key number, which Mazda had helpfully stamped on the original key!!
by Markas
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Which T-Cut?
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Which T-Cut?

It will almost certainly be a clear coat on top of the colour (probably metallic yes but some one better than me can confirm this) and if its anything like mine very hard too. depends what your trying to do but I have had best results (not just on the Bongo) with the Autoglim Superesin Polish and t...