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by fatcatlawyer
Fri May 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Wow! What a a setup - A visit to BongoSpares, Sowerby Bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Wow! What a a setup - A visit to BongoSpares, Sowerby Bridge

Back home! No more clunk! Front propshaft securing bolts were the issue. Drilled out rethreaded and all is now O K with the world and my Bongo.
Ian G
by fatcatlawyer
Thu May 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Wow! What a a setup - A visit to BongoSpares, Sowerby Bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Wow! What a a setup - A visit to BongoSpares, Sowerby Bridge

Mine is in "dry dock" at the moment having the clunk repaired! Must have it right for another long trip.my bongo. In the time I have owned my bongo I have driven 280000 kilometres. It has over that time needed a reconditioned engine and two cylinder heads. It has also had two radiators. In the time ...
by fatcatlawyer
Sun May 19, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: My mpg and cost per mile

I have used cooking oil for ten years. My recycled oil used to clog the fuel filter. Now I use new oil that is no longer an issue. I get similar. Miles per litre whether it is diesel or cooking oil. This was the first time I have bothered to keep accurate records of what goes into the tank and what ...
by fatcatlawyer
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: My mpg and cost per mile

Though wifey has cause to complain when I exceed the speedo limit I would never describe her as a well worn bore!
by fatcatlawyer
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: My mpg and cost per mile

4 wheel drive with 356k on odometer!
by fatcatlawyer
Fri May 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Really heavy "clunk"
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Really heavy "clunk"

I have started to notice the above. If I put the bongo on full lock and then reverse the is a clunk. When put on full lock the other way and then in forward a much heavier clunk. Can any one give me an idea as to what could be the cause. I try not to put my bongo through it but getting it parked on ...
by fatcatlawyer
Fri May 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: My mpg and cost per mile
Replies: 10
Views: 460

My mpg and cost per mile

Just got back from a tour of Scotland. Sorted the figures out. Km travelled. 2964. = miles. 1841 & Fuel. 265 litres. = gallons. 58. Miles per gallon. 31.74 Cost of fuel Diesel. 67 litres. @ 1.34. = £ 90. Cooking oil. 167. @ 0.70 = £117. (Thank you tesco). Cooking oil. 18. @1.00. .= £18 Total spent. ...
by fatcatlawyer
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Automatic box messing around on the Bongo
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Automatic box messing around on the Bongo

The gear box on my bongo started being "notchy". I suspected that the transmission fluid might be the issue. My mechanic asked me to get eighty (that's right eighty) Litres of transmission fluid and the set about replacing the same. He removed the sump and the connected the filter (after it had been...
by fatcatlawyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: 2.5D MOT Emissions curiosity - my results for 3 years
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: 2.5D MOT Emissions curiosity - my results for 3 years

Don't know what the figures mean but mine for a Bongo with 327k on the clock are
3.36
2.41
2.32
zero drift actual 0.02
Mean value max 3.00 actual 2.70 pass

Ian G
by fatcatlawyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Electric pedal bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Electric pedal bikes

Final update!!!(I Hope) after more faffing got the inverter to work with my solar panel. Once I shortened the wires from the solar panel controller box all worked as I had originally intended and expected. I suspect I might be hoping for too much to get a second charger to work at the same time - Bu...
by fatcatlawyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Electric pedal bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Electric pedal bikes

Thanks again - now I have sorted the issue will consider the options. My diesel tank sits where the leisure battery goes (ideal for starting and finishing journeys) and my 70p per litre cooking oil goes into main tank. Thank you Mr. Tesco. And I get the points too.
by fatcatlawyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Electric pedal bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Electric pedal bikes

Success! The inverter does not now bleep if plugged into the cigar plug and the engine is running. Difference - I reduced the length of the input wires to the inverter to 10 inches. It made all the difference. I will now make up some short wires to see if that resolves the issue with the solar side ...
by fatcatlawyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Electric pedal bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Electric pedal bikes

So..... It looks like that "answer" to my issue is a non starter. Back to the drawing board. My 500 watt inverter does not seem to have the power to force the charger into putting enough electricity into the e bike batteries but will a bigger inverter do this without the bleeps, which occur when the...
by fatcatlawyer
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Electric pedal bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Electric pedal bikes

Reserecting this 'cos I need some info. Wifey needed more power to have more FUN! So I bought a "wheelchair tractor", which put a big grin on her face. For those not in the know, these are like the front end of an ebike that clamps on to a wheelchair and in effect changes it to a trike with a motor....
by fatcatlawyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rev counter issue and cold start
Replies: 32
Views: 1144

Re: Rev counter issue and cold start

The matters that you raise are exactly the situation I have with my bongo. It has been like that for at least 4 years with no sign of getting worse. My mechanic suggested that the sensor had given up the ghost, until I told him that after 5 mins it worked fine, so that rules out the sensor so he tho...