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by plonkatronix
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Van-X Wheel Arch Trims on a face-lift model
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Van-X Wheel Arch Trims on a face-lift model

toneee wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm
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I have got to say, that arch kit looks very smart, most will be jealous of and want some soon :wink:

A set of original Ford flaps would be nice now to make that curve look correct
by plonkatronix
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Nah, I disagree that's why the ecu isn't full of loose components rattling around the bottom, in all my 35 years personal experience I have never had a joint fail or crack... Like i say, each to their own path in life
by plonkatronix
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Lol, each to their own view regarding soldering wires vs crimping, if not armed with the correct tool and crimped equally and with the correct pressure, it will be time down the drain, if you solder it you have two points holding it... simple logic
by plonkatronix
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Virus News
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Virus News

So now is not a good time to sell the bus then I take it #-o

Take care out there everyone [-o<
by plonkatronix
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

As rightly pointed out above, the current going through these two large spades are dangerous, without the correct crimping tool I would be tempted to be soldering after pliers have shaped the wings, that will pull out as soon as you twist and bend it back to the wing otherwise.
by plonkatronix
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Sounds to me like you just found your intermittent issue :wink:
I would clean it up and save it if possible, squash the gap slightly smaller if it's loose regarding the spade female
by plonkatronix
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Virus News
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Virus News

Northern Bongolow wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:17 pm
You had me worried then, thought the 3 MTR rule was for people for a second. 😁😷😷😷😷😷🤣🤣🤣😷
That's a picture to imagine... Like that guy on the news wearing a 2mtr radius disc around him, funny... Humour is our greatest gift in life
by plonkatronix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Another possible worth mentioning here as I found out with mine, just like the possibility of the bad earth, my live fused link was frayed at the battery end where wire met bolt clamp, it was hanging on by a few threads, combined with a bad earth and a corroded signal wire right inside where it went...
by plonkatronix
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Totally agree with previous post, check and clean all the male/female contacts on the relay/plug as well as the other end of the relay earth. IF after that it still does the chattering I would suspect the relay contacts are pitted badly inside, eliminate wiring first, maybe even jiggle it, just a li...
by plonkatronix
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine Trays
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Engine Trays

I only have two on mine, the spare bongy didn't have any
by plonkatronix
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Security update
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Security update

I remember I had recently, and on many previous occasions, advised people to make sure they have a good security system fitted to their giant bucket of joy, with at least rolling code technology to avoid criminal device recordings your button pressings... I learned today that this is no longer safe,...
by plonkatronix
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rev counter stuck at 1000?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Rev counter stuck at 1000?

Apologies Nick, Welsh humour has a habit of taking over sometimes :|
by plonkatronix
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rev counter stuck at 1000?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Rev counter stuck at 1000?

Sound like the damp of winter has got in... A very large hammer should sort that out... Then a screwdriver to replace it :wink:
by plonkatronix
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

I fitted 2 sections of transparent fuel pipe on mine to establish a previous filter air leak, one before/left of the fuel filter and the other right/just before pump, if i had air in just the right pipe first then leaking pump seals, if found in left pipe first then leaking filter... I had both, thi...
by plonkatronix
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bus not starting after short spell running !
Replies: 36
Views: 801

Re: Bus not starting after short spell running !

Random guess... seals leaking and fuel draining back, or tank vacuum occurring, or if not not fuel related, no kick you say, intermittent glow plug relay or fused link end fraying maybe, or immobiliser if fitted maybe?

Missed fuel cut-off solenoid