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by TheLongRoad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Slow performance up hills
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Slow performance up hills

If you manage to get an uninterrupted run-up all is ok, if you get someone dithering and then slowing before accelerating up the hill, the 2.0 is usually left struggling and clawing it's way up in a very sedate fashion. Used to it now, time to admire the views :lol: I’m based up in Scotland, so alt...
by TheLongRoad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Slow performance up hills
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Slow performance up hills

If it’s a 2.0ltr Petrol like mine, it hates hills and protests by dropping down the gears to increase noise whilst slowing forward performance. Hopefully you get yours to improve :D
by TheLongRoad
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?
Replies: 22
Views: 447

Re: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?

Zen and the Art of Bongo Maintenance sums it up in so many ways, either when she’s broken down or buzzing along an open road - just makes you smile and enjoy life. Read the book if you haven’t.
by TheLongRoad
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?
Replies: 22
Views: 447

Re: Stuck At Home During The Pandemic?

If anyone has any ideas how to convince an 88 year old Mother that 'coming through the war' has not made her, and all her friends' immune to the virus I would be very grateful. ](*,) I suppose you could show them this link to illustrate what can happen when you ignore the rules https://www.bbc.co.u...
by TheLongRoad
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Help with rear brake callipers
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Help with rear brake callipers

I had a slider pit sheared off in the Caliper of my car brakes Replacement Calipers were an eye watering £300 each :shock: These folks https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk/brake-caliper-refurbishment/brembo/ provided an excellent service, they removed the sheared pin, fitted new pins to both Calipers, s...
by TheLongRoad
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine Trays
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Engine Trays

For info, only two fitted on my 2002 petrol 2.0ltr.
by TheLongRoad
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Van-x tailgate curtain installation
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Van-x tailgate curtain installation

My van-x rail was fitted when I bought the Bongie, it’s on the plastic trim on the van roof not the actual door. :wink:
by TheLongRoad
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Jap Perforomance Imports - Bristol
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Jap Perforomance Imports - Bristol

Interestingly 140,000 km is approximately 87,000 miles. Don’t know anything about the dealership but just thought it might be a possible explanation of the difference in those figures.
by TheLongRoad
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Help! Bongo will only drive 2 mph - after left for 2 months in cold!
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Help! Bongo will only drive 2 mph - after left for 2 months in cold!

Don’t underestimate the brakes, after two months parked up, one of our 4x4’s required low ratio four wheel drive and a lot of right foot to get the vehicle to move. :shock:
by TheLongRoad
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Partial oil change
Replies: 29
Views: 938

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: 1791

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: 239

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: 1794

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: 325

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: 325

Re: Windscreen wiper arm length

I think he’s asking about the arm length not the blades. I’ll measure mine tomorrow