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by cwilliams255
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mazda 3 wheels suitability?
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Mazda 3 wheels suitability?

The wheels on my 3 were all bent to some degree after a couple of years of potholes. Higher sidewalls would have helped but pretty sure they won’t be up to much on a bongo

On the subject of steels, some pretty good ideas on one of the Facebook groups
by cwilliams255
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Buying a 2.5 V6
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Buying a 2.5 V6

I’ve have had a 2001 v6 for a year after the body work on my diesel got beyond my ability. It had only been in U.K. since 2018 so was clean underneath. Mechanically just make sure cambelt and cam oil seals have been done. I’ve done all the fluid changes just incase and aside from that I found a tiny...
by cwilliams255
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 20
Views: 1455

Re: Engine swap

Seems like Toyota 1uzfe is the engine of choice for a lot of swaps, quite fancy upgrading v6 to v8 :D
by cwilliams255
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heating a V6 Petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Heating a V6 Petrol

Diesel heater in my v6, 2.5L tank inbetween main battery and aircon evaporator / cabin fan stuff. Fill up a Jerry can then fill from that. It manages about 24 hours continuous on that volume of fuel, it’s a Webasto so might be more efficient than Chinese, only needs a couple of hours tops per day be...
by cwilliams255
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fitting diesel heater in v6
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Fitting diesel heater in v6

Moved ignition coil as far forward as I could, egr tank as far backwards as possible and wiring a bit. Egr tank needed slightly longer hoses I used standard fuel pipe. If you’re routing your ducting to sliding door I reckon you can just move the tank A47DDECB-72D6-4793-9005-B1B40E6B334A.jpeg CE72F87...
by cwilliams255
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Insurance claim and bongo parts - canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Insurance claim and bongo parts - canada

I had reasonably similar damage to my rear quarter and it was fixed good as new by pulling it back out. Obviously the damage midway is more of the issue here but I was surprised how well they were able to fix the damage, hopefully you can find a decent body shop nearby
by cwilliams255
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 cranking but not starting - run out of ideas!
Replies: 36
Views: 3625

Re: V6 cranking but not starting - run out of ideas!

... (it used to make a tapping noise when cold but it's very quiet now) Interesting, I’d say mine falls into this category of being a bit noisy when cold, it’s due an oil and filter change though so that might help or I might too have some melted bits inside :D hopefully it won’t need rebuilding an...
by cwilliams255
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: V6 rocker gasket replacement

Cleaned up reasonably well, filled the big gaps with some quicksteel and a smear of three bond 1207b to deal with any minor imperfections and so far so good 3245A240-2E72-4F6B-B825-9E4BD4D8A151.jpeg Getting a dremmel in was hardest bit made even more difficult by side conversion so seat can only ope...
by cwilliams255
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Importing a bongo
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Importing a bongo

Might be easier to drive one out of Russia? I know they are very popular over there. Failing that I’d expect there is a market for other JDM stuff somewhere in Poland - skylines etc just like every other country so there will be someone with the know how to get it into the country and registered
by cwilliams255
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bak-Rak Rear Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Bak-Rak Rear Storage

Fitting a decent towbar to the bongo is a bit of faff especially if it’s seen any rust in its 20 years +. The good ones require you to drill through chassis rail on near side to provide extra support - problem is that there’s only about 20cm clearance for the drill and bit is 18mm diameter- not many...
by cwilliams255
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: V6 rocker gasket replacement

Still working on this, drivers side gasket was obviously knackered but I’ve also found what the previous owner described as a broken cam cap. Luckily the description was slightly worse than the actual problem I found. It was damaged when he got the cambelt changed, it looks to me like the garage tri...
by cwilliams255
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: V6 rocker gasket replacement

Thanks, I did get it off exactly as you described actually, loosening air pipes and fuel lines. I dropped a bolt from passenger side oil line that I loosened and to retrieve it I loosened off intake manifold anyway so refitting should be a tiny bit easier. I’ve got to fix slight coolant leak from th...
by cwilliams255
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: V6 rocker gasket replacement

Rang bongo spares, intake manifold needs slackening off. Have my answer, now just need to work out if it’s a job for tonight in the dark or save for the weekend - oh how I wish I had a garage!
by cwilliams255
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: V6 rocker gasket replacement

Thanks, I managed to find another thread which confirmed the same, just remains of the rubber from the washers

Now is there anyway to get the driver side off without dismantling half the top of the engine? Seems to be struggling to get enough clearance
by cwilliams255
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 rocker gasket replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 829

V6 rocker gasket replacement

Replacing the rocker gasket on my v6 as I have a slight weep and wanted to have a look around to make sure everything looked ok. Got new gasket and washers but I think there is supposed to be some spacers on the bolts to stop the gasket being over tightened. There were the remains of 3 of these in v...