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by g8dhe
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Is it wet
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Is it wet

by g8dhe
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Is it wet
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Is it wet

I must admit I was thinking just the same! I might have to borrow one of Phil's paddle boards to get around ;-)
by g8dhe
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: V6 fuel consumption!
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: V6 fuel consumption!

My V6 over the last 12 years averages around 21MpG over the year, with sub 20MpG during the Winter local travel, and above 25MpG during the summer on longer runs. http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/MPGbyKm.jpg I also did a test run the length of the country using different fuels see here https://www....
by g8dhe
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rear diff issues... convert to 2wd?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Rear diff issues... convert to 2wd?

I wouldn't have thought you would want to convert to front wheel drive - all the power will have to go thru the viscous coupling and the chain drive! Not sure its intended to operate like that for general use!!
by g8dhe
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Roof stuck up
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Roof stuck up

That depends on which end has come free! If its broken away from the roof slider then you have a problem as the only example I've seen is that the cable appears to be moulded into the slider itself. If its come free from the end that goes round the back of the AFT to the other motor in order to sync...
by g8dhe
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another Overheating Bongo
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Another Overheating Bongo

I hate to say this the other possibility is that the head cracked and you now have the system pressurising with exhaust gases causing the coolant to exit from the de-gassing tank due to the pressure ....
by g8dhe
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 103
Views: 5387

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

why that is 1.1 bar and the radiator 0.9 bar I don't know The radiator cap has a sealed outlet, so the pressure cap doesn't do anything - make sure you do have a sealed/no outlet, some replacement radiators do have an outlet in which case you need a 1.1Bar cap fitted (or greater, you don't really w...
by g8dhe
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Your Ideal toolkit
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Yes there is a multi-part tray under the engine, collects liquid spills, deadens road noise and forces air flow up thru the engine compartment. See here http://www.lushprojects.com/bongopartsm ... mgno=.html
by g8dhe
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: ABS sensor replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: ABS sensor replacement

Worth having a look at this thread, it includes several possibilities for similar replacement parts as well as repairing broken coils https://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum ... 95#p697795
by g8dhe
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: delay in roof lifting and closing
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: delay in roof lifting and closing

Nah don't worry, although I go on about this its only in the last year I thought I'd better practice what I preach and have stuck a can of Contact Cleaner in the van as well as WD40 ;-) Trouble is my allsorts cupboard is now full to overflowing with all the things its good to have with you but only ...
by g8dhe
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: ABS Light
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: ABS Light

Yes they have been known to go intermittent, the sensor is just a coil of very fine wire so it doesn't take much corrosion or a really bad shock to cause a partial break that then starts intermittently failing :-(
by g8dhe
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: delay in roof lifting and closing
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: delay in roof lifting and closing

Yes dirty switches, but please don't use WD40 the grease remains and collects dust and dirt and problem repeats a few months years later!
See this youtube for cleaning them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX1SB0xoJOU
by g8dhe
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 103
Views: 5387

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

It occurred to me that it would be a lot easier to fit given that your working away from your own facilities, you would need a freezer spray and ideally heating the engine (possibly) to fit the 3-way and then the fun of hammering in the 3-way gently. You could crimp the turbo pipe before cutting, in...
by g8dhe
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 103
Views: 5387

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

You are aware that this is a common problem and another solution is to add a "T" piece into the feed to the turbo this then allows you to add the bleed pipe, rather than having to remove the 2-way elbow and fit the 3-way one ?
by g8dhe
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps
Replies: 103
Views: 5387

Re: Overheating - Looking for troubleshooting steps

The 3-way elbow is a force fitted, interference fit item, see here for some discussion https://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum ... 36#p402536 , I suspect the main problem is that given the shape its difficult to hold / hammer into position ....