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by TheLongRoad
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: new member with questions
Replies: 97
Views: 3449

Re: new member

Slightly off topic, being a manual makes it a rare one.
by TheLongRoad
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: fiamma awnings
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: fiamma awnings

Fitted the F35 to ours, maybe in hindsight the roll out type may have been better, but the F35 is lighter weight and isn’t too much faff once you get the hang of it. Two person job if you want easy life but I have done it solo.
by TheLongRoad
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear Inner Arch replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Rear Inner Arch replacements

Fabrication job. Even if available as original Mazda inners, your outer is probably the Sprinter arch so will need fabrication to get everything aligned.
by TheLongRoad
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: which Sprinter wheel arch
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: which Sprinter wheel arch

Make sure you remove the interior trim and anything that can catch fire ... it’s not unusual for vehicles to catch fire otherwise. I’ve got the full side conversion and rock n roll to remove, plus interior trim before my garage will go near it.
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gear shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Gear shifter

Cheers Bob, I’ll take a look over on YouTube over the break- that’ll be better than Wizzard of Oz or the usual Christmas BBC stuff. :D

Have a good one.
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Lamda sensor for 2005 Bongo 2.0 petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Lamda sensor for 2005 Bongo 2.0 petrol

Our 2.0 ltr suffered the same with the sensor. Wired an aftermarket generic one in (sliced cables). No issues or bother since it was done.
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on treating rust
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Advice on treating rust

Fourth photo down looks like it could be more than surface rust. If you’re brave give it a poke with a screwdriver... you’re not alone with the constant battle against rust.
by TheLongRoad
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Gear shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Gear shifter

Okay, I’ve had to think long and hard about the title to this thread - I could have called it ‘sticky k***’ but want to keep this clean ( the gear shifter that is)😀. The issue is this, the plastic has gone sticky with age and feels sticky and collects dirt. As our Bongo has the grey interior it look...
by TheLongRoad
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Was It You?
Topic: Oh Dear
Replies: 7
Views: 3037

Re: Oh Dear

:shock: seriously after everything that's been said about staying home :roll:
by TheLongRoad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Slow performance up hills
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

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: 10
Views: 1386

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: 29
Views: 4616

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: 29
Views: 4616

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: 718

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: 870

Re: Engine Trays

For info, only two fitted on my 2002 petrol 2.0ltr.