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by haydn callow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheat query
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Overheat query

When you flush push some water ‘up’ the system vis one of the rear heater rad pipes.
by haydn callow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheat query
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Overheat query

Oil on block under drivers seat is pretty much normal and comes via the EGR. NOT A WORRY
by haydn callow
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine block heater
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: Engine block heater

I think the clue was in the title ! I think the poster is looking for a way to warm his ‘engine’ up prior to a cold frosty start. You could always put a greenhouse heater under the engine. That would keep the block temp above zero
by haydn callow
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Installed my Haydn low coolant alarm today..(went smoothly)
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Installed my Haydn low coolant alarm today..(went smoothly)

The alarm should not have a 4sec test beep, check the strength of your coolant.......also how long is the test beep when engine hot ?
by haydn callow
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Help: Bongo held hostage...!
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Help: Bongo held hostage...!

You don’t need a bongo specialist to do welding.
by haydn callow
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Dizzy cap question
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Dizzy cap question

Geoff, I had exactly the same on 2 of my V6s.
by haydn callow
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: self bleed kits?
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: self bleed kits?

Nobody has ever explained how the system causes the air in the engine to come out .... Once it reaches the the three way splitter then an open bleed pipe lets the air out, which is the same place his system feeds the air back to the de-gassing tank. With the various bleeding process's described on ...
by haydn callow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: seemingly over heating bongo but COLD engine coolant. advice and help please!
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: seemingly over heating bongo but COLD engine coolant. advice and help please!

Where the Bongo cooling system is concerned I would recommend using a garage familiar with the beast. :wink: I've heard far too many stories of damaged heads where advice has been offered and the reply has been, "Yeah, yeah, I've been a mechanic for decades, seen it all, no need to tell me my job.....
by haydn callow
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant Alarm going off!!
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Coolant Alarm going off!!

Most peeps think of coolant being antifreeze/ water mixed in the correct ratio , about 30% antifreeze...that is a good conductor, plain water isn’t and the mix would have to be very low for the alarm to sound , less than 10%,
by haydn callow
Thu May 14, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant Alarm going off!!
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Coolant Alarm going off!!

If you have a push button to test the alarm it’s not one of ours. The correct mix of coolant is a good conductor.
Very diluted coolant is a poor conductor.
by haydn callow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak - looking for a garage near Bath
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Coolant leak - looking for a garage near Bath

ADS Automotive, Long Ashton. Bongo savvy
by haydn callow
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Replace 2.5 head cylinders in 3 years & a paint job (Long post)
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Replace 2.5 head cylinders in 3 years & a paint job (Long post)

Have you fitted a decent temp gauge and a low coolant alarm.....when the standard gauge moves past 11 o’clock you are already over 110c and only have seconds to react. Probably another goosed head.😭😭
by haydn callow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Constant electrical whine (coolant sensor i think)
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Constant electrical whine (coolant sensor i think)

That’s not one of our alarms.
Just saying !
by haydn callow
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another Overheating Bongo
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Another Overheating Bongo

Time to get the cylinder head looked at, get the garage to sniff test the ex tank.
by haydn callow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp alarm following coolant change
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Temp alarm following coolant change

I think the amount depends on how successful the bleeding has been, I bled loads of bongos and had to top up very little, but many peeps stop very soon after the stat opens. This can leave air in odd corners which is expelled after a day or so and drops the coolant level in the tank.