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by g8dhe
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Atf sump filter purchase recommendations please
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Atf sump filter purchase recommendations please

? Do you mean the oil strainer, you just wash it, there isn't a replaceable filter as such ?
See page 39/40 for details http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/gearbox/RC4AEL.pdf
by g8dhe
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

The radiators have a metal to plastic seal at the top and the crimping of the metal to the plastic can fail or under excess pressure you might even suffer bending of the plastic top.
I'm afraid to say it all points to a crack in the head allowing excess pressure to get into the coolant system.
by g8dhe
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear courtesy light
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Rear courtesy light

Details and colour codes on the wiring diagrams here - you will need to enable Flash to view the diagrams however, Chrome by default turns Flash off;
by g8dhe
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Delayed shift up through 1st 2nd and 3rd N reg bongo
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Delayed shift up through 1st 2nd and 3rd N reg bongo

No expert on this but there is the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) which if the cable had been adjusted might now be in the wrong position and as its this which tells the ECU/Autobox when to change might be the problem ?
by g8dhe
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Awning crank handle needed
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Awning crank handle needed

I don't suppose the spare tyre winding rod would fit ? Just looked at the end or the original YKK style winder and its the same shape but no dimensions on the pictures of course ....
by g8dhe
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: electric blinds
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: electric blinds

A swap loom is 4 wires and a new fuse box, that connects to the LB, the 4 wires (loom) go to the original fuse box and you pull the 4 fuses, which includes the blinds and put the wires into the lower slot as below, this transfers those circuits across to the LB and are now permanently powered from t...
by g8dhe
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: electric blinds
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: electric blinds

Add a leisure battery with Split Charge Relay and swap loom to move the circuits over.
by g8dhe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Advice on running costs
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Advice on running costs

You will be looking at an OLD vehicle, more than 20 years old, you will need to spend a lot more money on it maintaining it at that age. Whilst I love the vehicles I would not be suggesting such an old one if you have limited money and mechanical skills to be able to maintain it yourself to be honest.
by g8dhe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: My Insurance Renewal 2019-Beware Folks
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: My Insurance Renewal 2019-Beware Folks

Excellent news!
....... here follows a tirade against modern business's - self censored .........
by g8dhe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Dead alternator, temporary fix?
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Dead alternator, temporary fix?

Bear in mind that Starter Batteries whilst are good for brief high currents they don't like being heavily discharged so draining the SB down to well below 11 volts will harm them and reduce there overall life significantly. Whilst they will appear to come back you can expect there overall life usual...
by g8dhe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Parts No Longer Available
Replies: 49
Views: 17870

Re: Parts No Longer Available

I wonder about de-gassing tanks, given the problems people have with stained ones and availability of "new" ones ?
I think Haydn looked into a metal version after cracks started to appear in some as I recall but the cost was not appealing at the time.
by g8dhe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear vent air con issues
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: Rear vent air con issues

Have you checked the cupboards inside, the better conversions move the control panel onto the dividing wall which is the limit of the existing cables?
by g8dhe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: My Insurance Renewal 2019-Beware Folks
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: My Insurance Renewal 2019-Beware Folks

Pretty typical behaviour from what I see! All you can do is ring around the various firms - see the Insurance link https://igmaynard.co.uk/insurance/ - and get a variety of quotes, don't give up with C&CC or Ageas get back to them with your best quote and see what they then offer. Remember its a Mar...
by g8dhe
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rev Counter slow to start
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Rev Counter slow to start

The green "eye" shows the state of charge, if its staying in Black then that suggests either not being charged or a dead battery, most garages can test the battery itself with either a modern tester or a "drop" tester to see how much charge is being retained. However if its an original Jap battery t...