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by plonkatronix
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo Wiring Manuals
Replies: 60
Views: 30000

Re: Bongo Wiring Manuals

Is there anyway I could own an offline wiring manual please, it would be useful to keep in the bongo and not just on the Internet. Flash unfortunately is like every other language, served the purpose of it's time and is now disappearing... along with support fot it, pdf or html5 is today's choice bu...
by plonkatronix
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Thank you everyone (+Geoff...)
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Thank you everyone (+Geoff...)

I would just like to say thank you to all the people who have been involved in the creation of this club and it's website, especially to some of the brains behind everything... I have just clicked on the level of detail that some of you have gone too! A HUGE personal thank you to Mr Geoff Mather for...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another '96 4x4 Diesel - rolling rustoration :-/
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Another '96 4x4 Diesel - rolling rustoration :-/

Welcome Danny, the wire in question in the 2nd photo looks like it could be the winter pack solenoid (not required/wanted/needed) Glad to see someone else going for the 96, the 'better off having' one in my opinion :lol: please make sure you check underneath regarding sills and rear beam on these sl...
by plonkatronix
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 309
Views: 43482

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

Thanks, it had too be done... Looked ugly once the nice looking kitchen is in so it will blend in nice now and hide the horrid humps. I sussed where I was going wrong eventually thanks to a diesel spec's website data sheet, it said... "wlt 1mm second marker"... Second marker?!!! Ooh look, a second m...
by plonkatronix
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

http://perlsol.co.uk/bongo/bongowinterpackwires.jpg The light green is the one that tells the ECU the dashboard winter pack switch is on. The red must supply a ground/earth to the winter pack solenoid from the ECU when triggered (I never did get mine to trigger!), the IGN/ACC live is already presen...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Valuation

I suspect that if your asking for something in excess of the average at the time say >£8000 then you will be asked to have an impartial valuation, which will be primarily concerned with the value of the vehicle itself, any addon's which can be removed, lost damaged do not come into the valuation. I...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: What do I need to do on my new Bongo
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: What do I need to do on my new Bongo

Hello @Cardiff, we're not far down the road from you
Ifcyou must take your bongo to a "local garage" ask them if they how to bleed a bongo before you even get out the van... Many engine's have died due to lack of knowledge.
Good luck and hope you enjoy ownership :wink:
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Valuation

I can only suggest finding an insurer who will cover Bongy on an 'agreed value' policy and see what they will (er) agree to. Possibly their engineer would need to inspect the vehicle first? Good luck. 8) Thanks Bob, 100% no doubt that it will be an agreed value, but what value is the question... it...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

Since taking out the loom i have found some unidentified object's... I will post pics later, maybe you might be kind enough to shed some light as too what these are please, appreciate your help on this issue :wink:
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

I luckily don't need to go in there too deep, i just followed the wire/track in question that went to a transistor and off to an ic and that was enough for me ;) Once i have also established the wires for the switch led, i will post a picture of what to cut and join for anyone else who wishes to use...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

Thanks for diagram, I will have to look later when on pc, this phone is about as obsolete as the mk1 There is more to it... The light in the switch, it is not connected to livr to just say it's on, it also goes back to the ecu so may represent a warning/feature of its own...who knows what's going on...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

... I really don't want to unpick a bongo loom :^o Well at least you all know what I have been upto today! Cut's on hands, tape everywhere... following the light green wire on the switch that sends power somewhere... Is actually Lgreen/yellow band and this goes off to the ecu, unknown pin no. But i...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Winter pack wiring

Appreciate the reply, I assumed the same, but as mentioned previously the wire colours change, I was wondering if it was linked to the variable resistor sensor on the egr in some way... When fully warmed up winter pack would no longer be required so could so that could disabled it maybe... It's 100%...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Valuation

As some/most of you are aware, I have neared the end of a 1996 bongo restoration and was wondering what to value it as for the insurance. I know what I have spent on it :shock: and then there is the 2 years of labour with an average of 12 hours a day. Quick recqp, nearly everything underneath is min...
by plonkatronix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Winter pack wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Winter pack wiring

Can anyone please explain EXACTLY what happens when said switch is on, there is a light green wire from the switch that gets 12v when on, yet at the winterpack control solenoid we have a red and black... Black is ignition live and red is NOT earth, neither of these change status when switch changed ...