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by TheLongRoad
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Partial oil change
Replies: 29
Views: 551

Re: Partial oil change

Oil and filter change is the best thing for any engine- keeps them happy. Plus, whilst you are lying on your back watching the old oil drain out, you can look at all the other ‘little’ jobs that no doubt need doing :mrgreen:
by TheLongRoad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1380

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

Fingers crossed for you. Hopefully the Bongo doesn’t get too hot ‘n’ bothered [-o<
by TheLongRoad
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Brake warning light on dashboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Brake warning light on dashboard.

Thanks Ian, that sounds like a plan. Nothing is ever straight forward with a Bongo is it? Just defending the old Bongo’s, any older (or newer) vehicle can suffer an ABS sensor failure. However, at least the Bongo computers store history data that hopefully tells you which wheel to check. Sometimes ...
by TheLongRoad
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Bongo Fury conversion advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Bongo Fury conversion advice

Search on Amazon brings up a few books on van conversations and YouTube has a lot of stuff.
by TheLongRoad
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

Drivers side - 60 cm arm onto which 24 inch blade should be fitted.
Passenger side - 77 cm arm onto which 16 inch blade should be fitted.
by TheLongRoad
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

I think he’s asking about the arm length not the blades. I’ll measure mine tomorrow
by TheLongRoad
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Windscreen wiper arm length
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

Welcome to forum DennisC. It’s dark and cold outside but I’m happy to measure the arms tomorrow.

Blades are 24 driver, 16 pass, 17 rear.
by TheLongRoad
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Timing belt change
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Timing belt change

Don't want to hijack the thread, but it's interesting that manufacturers moved away from chains because they were heavy an noisy in comparison to a rubber belt. I kind of get the point with a petrol - but on a diesel :? It also seemed a bit more backward when you consider both the 6 cylinder motors ...
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1380

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

My transverse pipe was looking suspect down by the exposed end near rear heater. The other end of it is up under the passenger seat and doesn’t get all the road spray etc on it. No doubt you have read about the plastic inserts that come out of the rear heater matrix? They are a weak point too. Many ...
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!
Replies: 46
Views: 1380

Re: Head Gasket removal ancillary bits Help!!

If it's the metal pipe that runs under the drivers seat - that's a joy to fit. You need to lift the van off ground to get the wriggle room to locate it around everything else. (that was the case on the 2.0ltr anyway). Whilst you are there check the 'return' steel pipe that goes across the rear of th...
by TheLongRoad
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2L petrol engine
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: 2L petrol engine

Bit of a thread revival here: So I’ve had a similar experience in past. The diagnostic tool needs the engine running to give he fault code. Most likely an O2 sensor. If it’s that then a Bosch universal part can be spliced into the Bongy. Costs about £30 ish for part :D
by TheLongRoad
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: First MoT Naughtines
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: First MoT Naughtines

Ah ha! So it was your air filter that had an appearance on Facebook, Bob! @jillygumbo. Folks, I’m not a Facebook user. Is this a public group you are all using or is it something people need to join? I’m keen to stay here but kind of feel I might be missing out :? Back to topic, I had a similar exp...
by TheLongRoad
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Happy St Andrew's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Happy St Andrew's Day

Aye, a wee dram maybes :wink:
by TheLongRoad
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Another hassle free year
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Another hassle free year

Nope, this old girl is a good un :mrgreen:
by TheLongRoad
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Another hassle free year
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Another hassle free year

Thought I’d start a thread about Bongo reliability. Elsie-Jayee past her mot without any advisories for the third year we’ve owned her. She’s used twelve months of the year and has traveled widely again this year. Loving the old girl- brings a smile to my face each time I drive her. Good old 2.0 ltr...