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by knpenny
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon woes - remove condenser?
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Aircon woes - remove condenser?

Hi there, I had aircon issues when I first charged the bongo. Have a look underneath on the drivers side where the 2 pipes lead into the rear heater matrix and see if you can spot any moisture at the connectors. With mine I had it charged and 2 weeks later it was blowing hot again. When I found the ...
by knpenny
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Changing fuel for e85 biofuel.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Changing fuel for e85 biofuel.

:shock: wow, thanks for the response. That really helps, in terms of I'll be avoiding it like the plague and Ebola combined.
It makes a lot of sense what it written in terms of internal lubrication of certain parts.
Oh well, old and expensive fuel it is. :roll:
Thanks again
by knpenny
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Alls sweet with the box and I didn't realise how smooth the gears change when it work perfectly, seriously, I work with Renaults Peugeot and other marks and the only box, from what I've driven, that beats the bongo one, was a 2017 BMW x1. Couldn't be happier really I'd never had any work done on the...
by knpenny
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Changing fuel for e85 biofuel.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Changing fuel for e85 biofuel.

Hi there, does anyone have any thoughts, experience or advice on changing to e85 fuel? Its basically a cheaper and more eco friendly form of petrol and runs about 100c lower temp through the cat with virtually no emissions. A guy at work is using it on his megane mk3 rs and its pretty impressive. A ...
by knpenny
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Transmission judder
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Transmission judder

Read my post about slipping gears, it started with a judder and finished with a £1572 refurb. Best get it into a autobox specialist. Where are you?
by knpenny
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Well, thanks all for your input. Finally I decided to go for the box refurb which cost £1572 with a 2yr warranty or 24000 miles whichever comes first. Torque converter was completely gubbed and a spring which activates the piston amongst a couple of smaller things. So when I last was on I was in the...
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: CONTINENTAL HEADLAMPS 2019...
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: CONTINENTAL HEADLAMPS 2019...

Buying a (expletive) is not the way and defeats the purpose of having a (blessed) bongo. [-X Humanity never progressed by doing things that were easy, we do it because its hard (j f Kennedy) I do hope you used a lot of soap when you washed that mouth of yours bill and at least for a couple of hours,...
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Thanks Bob, once again you are the fountain of knowledge that never ceases to amaze =D> Got breakdown cover that can get the bus transported there for free. I will give them a buzz first thing in the morrow and with any luck alacrity can get on it quickly. [-o< Thanks to everyone that responded to t...
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Just sent alacrity a pm so here's hoping [-o< I'll be staying in blighty until the job is done, but the Mrs will have to fly back. Does anyone have Alacrity's company details I.e phone number and address? Would greatly appreciate it if you do. Thanks for the advice again all. Only got back last nigh...
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Hi Bob, nice to hear from you. Won't be able to fix this myself, unfortunately it needs the garage. There's a couple of gearbox specialists here in Salisbury but one things for sure, this ain't gonna be cheap. The problem I have is that I need to head back to France in Friday so if the garages don't...
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Auto box not selecting.

Just checked the oil and there's bits of clutch material in the oil, looks and feels a bit like black rust. Think its deffo the clutch. #-o
by knpenny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Auto box not selecting.
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Auto box not selecting.

Hi there, hope all are fine. Just got back over from France and I'm in Salisbury. Need help drastically as the bongo gearbox is playing up something chronic. Its not selecting gear from standstill almost all the time and is slipping in 3rd too whilst driving. When it does select it jumps into 1st wi...
by knpenny
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: CONTINENTAL HEADLAMPS 2019...
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: CONTINENTAL HEADLAMPS 2019...

They are in Spain and it'll cost you 500 euros plus you will have to take the bongo/Freda there. I already asked them. Best bet is the mk3 astra headlights which you can buy on eBay from an Italian seller which you can switch from rhd to LHD. As you say the problem is the facelift style. You need to...
by knpenny
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Ticking noise from / around gearbox on automatic petrol bongo
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Ticking noise from / around gearbox on automatic petrol bongo

Hi i have a 2.0 petrol and have what seems to be the same noise, it does not do it in neutral or when driving, but it does it when in gear and stopped. Its been doing it for a few months with no change to the noise or performance of the gearbox or engine. I'm beginning to think its something thats s...
by knpenny
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: More regs for france, TYRES
Replies: 0
Views: 453

More regs for france, TYRES

Hi there all, just a quick note of some news coming out of france concerning road use in winter. As of next year, some regions in france will make it compulsory to have winter tyres during the winter months. #-o Not sure which regions yet or months, but i will post as soon as i have more details. I ...