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by g8dhe
Sun May 22, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Alternator issues

If you search the posts on here around 2010 time you will find quite a few failures of alternators after around 12 months when lower rated diode packs were used.
by g8dhe
Thu May 19, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Alternator issues

It sounds like the regulator inside has failed, you might find its a lot cheaper & quicker to have it refurbished by a local firm than to buy a new one.
by g8dhe
Thu May 19, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Dual purpose battery
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Dual purpose battery

There not always as good as the marketing words make out! By the time you have used it a few times in both modes then you find out that its not happy, its likely out of warranty anyway!
by g8dhe
Thu May 19, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 16
Views: 118

Re: Alternator issues

Not totally certain which type of detection circuit is used on the Bongo alternators. Some are merely rotation detectors, others are based on charging voltage more modern ones are a lot more clever! Suggest you check the voltage at the alternator itself rather than at the battery, as it might be a p...
by g8dhe
Tue May 17, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v Cigar lighter replacement? link or part number?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: 12v Cigar lighter replacement? link or part number?

Yes the two parts are at right angles, just split/cut/saw down the angled section then you have two separate connectors which will fit any spacing and no problems re-wiring either.
by g8dhe
Mon May 16, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 12v Cigar lighter replacement? link or part number?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: 12v Cigar lighter replacement? link or part number?

I think you will be lucky to find them with the correct pin locations, I'm not aware that the connection positional information is even in the spec's (I used to have access to them before retirement!). The common solution is to cut the two connectors apart so you can plug them in individually to a s...
by g8dhe
Mon May 16, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Bongo buying checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Bongo buying checklist

Welcome aboard!

Lets see on the main website there are the FAQ's https://igmaynard.co.uk/faqs/

Then in the forum itself Doone has linked a lot of posts here viewtopic.php?t=7229
by g8dhe
Sun May 15, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Battery

No the figures I quoted are typical of good batteries, if you go for a smaller set of parameters then it will have a shorter life, a great set of values a longer life. A Bosch S4 335 has a 4 year warranty, an S5 a 5 year warranty, you will need to to choose around those figures and the warranty peri...
by g8dhe
Sun May 15, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Battery

Batteries have a capacity typically 95AmpHours when discharged at the 20 Hour rate the C20 - 95 AmpHours is a good capacity for a diesel. They also need to supply current at a high rate for the starter motor hence the Cold Cranking Amps - the amount of current they can supply in a short burst 800 Am...
by g8dhe
Fri May 13, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front Cigar Socket Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Front Cigar Socket Issue

Yes you have probably blown the fusible link on the rear of the socket itself; http://www.g8dhe.net/bwm/hotspots/cig_socket_fusible_link.jpg Take the socket out and either bridge the fuse or cut it out and solder a thin wire across, there is a 15 Amp fuse covering the socket so its not a major probl...
by g8dhe
Fri May 13, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Automatic Gearbox Oil Cooler Pipes DIY job?
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Automatic Gearbox Oil Cooler Pipes DIY job?

I guess you have found this thread ? https://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum ... p?p=571797
also Muz or Ady may spot this but I'm sure they have a link to the original posts where Ady removed and replaced the pipes - a very fiddly job as I recall!
by g8dhe
Thu May 12, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rough Idle / Vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Rough Idle / Vibration

Which petrol engine is it ? 2l or V6 I suspect a 2l. If its generating a lot of vibration in neutral then suspect one cylinder isn't firing so perhaps start with the ignition system and spark plugs, check the leads and the distributor.
by g8dhe
Thu May 12, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Wheel arches cost to replace
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Wheel arches cost to replace

That sounds about the price for both sides and respray. You only need two replacements its only single skinned;
This is a link to the work required http://www.g8dhe.net/bongo_images/Paul_ ... he_arches/
by g8dhe
Fri May 06, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Intermittent ABS fault (light coming on)
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Intermittent ABS fault (light coming on)

All the actual sensors are the same electrically, its merely the mountings and cable lengths that vary between each one, so replacing them with other types will normally work and its just a case of finding/adapting the mountings and plugs to suit the cables. There are several threads and I think a F...
by g8dhe
Thu May 05, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solenoids
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Solenoids

I would imagine so!