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by g8dhe
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New AC condenser
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: New AC condenser

Isn't the pipework on later versions smaller, as the volume of refrigerant is reduced because of this, so I would guess that the connectors aren't the same size, but I don't have any specific experience in this.
by g8dhe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project
Replies: 289
Views: 34083

Re: 1996 2.5td 4x4 - Restoration Project

Probably replace with some car door protector strips, cut "V"'s out to make the curve or just a couple at right angles perhaps ?
by g8dhe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fitting a wireless reversing camera - advice please :)
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Fitting a wireless reversing camera - advice please :)

Best place to access the reversing light wiring is the offside rear cluster. Mounting cameras I always choose high up looking down so that you get a "plan" view which is much easier to interpret, if you mount low around the number plate area then you have a problem identifying distance to object! Se...
by g8dhe
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Roof boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Roof boxes

The other solution that suits some is a box on the towbar;
by g8dhe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Recommend rear diff oil from eurocarparts
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Recommend rear diff oil from eurocarparts

This is a list of ALL the fluids that can need changing etc, including the diff's
http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/mazda ... ttings.htm
by g8dhe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Roof boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Roof boxes

Get yourselves a 2m Telescopic ladder like these on Amazon saves a lot of grief and small enough to tuck away in the van itself. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=2m+telescopic+ladder&crid=1OVLFTZVXU1&sprefix=2m+tlescopic+ladder%2Caps%2C127&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_19 http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/roof_bars...
by g8dhe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Time to say goodbye..... or NOT!
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Time to say goodbye..... or NOT!

Ian also runs a web page (not a forum section) for Sales of vehicles https://igmaynard.co.uk/for-sale/
by g8dhe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Uneven idle
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Uneven idle

Could be several reasons but distributor arm, cap, leads and also fuel and air filters can also be the cause.
by g8dhe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Different voltages when batteries connected
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Different voltages when batteries connected

In that case check all the cable terminations and mating surfaces as unless you were very heavily charging the LB the voltage should be within 0.1 volts or so merely voltage drop along the cable basically, so with little current flowing they would be identical, and don't forget the earth/chassis con...
by g8dhe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Different voltages when batteries connected
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Different voltages when batteries connected

Several things here, yes the voltage across the two batteries when the SC relay is operated i.e. charging should be very close. Given the difference I would suggest that the two batteries are not yet connected! Check the the fuses with a meter, make sure the contacts are clean, after that suspect th...
by g8dhe
Thu May 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: No Hot Air in Heaters
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: No Hot Air in Heaters

Wouldn't disagree with that Mike, and given that the radiators tend to fail at around 20+ years it could pay not to have the frustration of seeing the top of the radiator leaking, so well worth replacing especially if you do it yourself as the cost is only in the order of £100 to replace with new.
by g8dhe
Thu May 30, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: No Hot Air in Heaters
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: No Hot Air in Heaters

Yes that is the most effective route, BUT be aware the heater matrices and various other parts have plastic spigots which are fragile with age, so take great care when removing hoses from them as otherwise you will be replacing the whole item!
by g8dhe
Wed May 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Clunk and not starting
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Clunk and not starting

The autogearbox uses oil pressure (from its internal pump) to actuate the various clutches and controls, so without the engine running to power the oil pump nothing will operate so it will stay "movable" in Park then the parking pawl locks the output shaft in place, but don't rely on that always use...
by g8dhe
Wed May 29, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: No Hot Air in Heaters
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: No Hot Air in Heaters

If it takes 20 minutes to warm up then that would suggest either a faulty thermostat or even no thermostat at all! However if the pipes to the heating matrices are hot one side and cooler on the other then it might also be blocked matrices as well as thermostat problems. This suggests poor maintenan...
by g8dhe
Wed May 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Any Particular Type
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Any Particular Type

I think you will find that there are two main ones used on Bongo's; https://www.tow-trust.co.uk/towbars/mazda/bongo/TMZ168-bongo-sgl3-sgl5-sgl11-sglw-aero-models-may-require-a-small-bumper-cut/1992%3E and http://www.a1towbars.com/towbar-details.php?id=460 Both now have the extra nearside strut to fu...