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by g8dhe
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Southern Softies, Wallingford, 23 to 26 April
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Southern Softies, Wallingford, 23 to 26 April

Some pictures from the site yesterday (Friday) getting a bit wild and woolly as forecast this afternoon! The Red Kites nest in the area and had been attracted by some bacon rind that had been put for them!
http://www.g8dhe.net/pictures/2020/10/2 ... php?ind=15
by g8dhe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Galley / kitchen wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Galley / kitchen wiring

Diagrams here, with the necessary translations to identify bits A Blue/Red wire is used for the water pump; 1997 Page_130 The charging and switching circuits are here; 1997 Page_128 If you really want to see other translations then use Google translate facilities / images, but generally the extra in...
by g8dhe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod

Yes when I saw what I had written I thought I'd better add the emoticons or change it ;-)
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems

If you want a lot more detail then here is a link to the manual;
http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/gearbox/RC4AEL.pdf
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems

There are 4 gear ratios and then also Torque Converter lockup, which is not to be confused with another gear, merely the TC being taken out of the system when in 3/4 gear and above a given speed.

Gear Ratios
(mph/2000rpm) for each
gear.
1st – 11.2MPH
2nd – 20.4MPH
3rd – 32.0MPH
4th – 50.3MPH
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 4wd light and accelerator
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: 4wd light and accelerator

Its down in the passenger footwell on the "A" pillar!
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Lift the cover and note the way it is mounted upside down compared the instructions on the link I gave.
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 4wd light and accelerator
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: 4wd light and accelerator

That's the ABS light reporting a fault, most often a faulty sensor but you need to read the diagnostics port out for the error code to know exactly and which sensor if that is the problem. See here if its an early vehicle http://www.philmcfadden.co.uk/MazdaDiagnosticBox.htm
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater Blower works only under particular circumstances
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Heater Blower works only under particular circumstances

I don't believe the fuse itself is the problem, as it says that fuse is the main fuse and powers lots of things within the Bongo including the power to the starter motor relay and its solenoid, if that fuse wasn't working then you would never have started it! I would suggest that the problem is else...
by g8dhe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: bushes at rear
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: bushes at rear

Yes give all of them a call not everything makes it to the online pages I have a list of the most common ones I've used;
Bongo Land https://bongoland.co.uk/shop/

Mazda Bongo https://mazdabongo.com/

Bongo Spares http://www.bongospares.co.uk/

Vosper Parts https://parts.vospers.com/
by g8dhe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod

I saw it at the Bash one year then a search for "hotpot rear" ;-) found it :-)
by g8dhe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod

No she is on FB here was the thread but pictures long gone https://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum ... 56#p173156 but she did mention where she got it from.
by g8dhe
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod

I seem to remember Hotpot, up in Clitheroe had one like this but it was a custom job by local metal fabricators as I recall.
by g8dhe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems

Utter rubbish, the needle on all Bongo's will move up to the 11:00 position within 2-4 miles about 10 minutes driving.
by g8dhe
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: Temp gauge/heating/fan problems

Yes, as the heating comes from the engine coolant, and if the thermostat is removed the engine never gets up to the right temperature!
Its a "common" fix on the diesels to hide the fact that the engine is overheating :-( But it can also be just a stuck open thermostat with no bad intentions!