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by sparkymik
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: cambelt change
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: cambelt change

Wonkanoby is spot on there I did mine back in March using the faq sheet, the replacement belt has to be spun round once or twice with the aid of spanners once fitted to confirm alignment first time I was one belt tooth out had to take it off and refit because it was slack took me all day but what an...
by sparkymik
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Bulgaria 2011
Topic: Final Arrangements
Replies: 56
Views: 10258

Re: Final Arrangements

I see this site gets a feature in the MMM mag summer issue and the owner Nick and Nicky come out of it in high regard, so enjoy all you brave pilgrims


Sparky
by sparkymik
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: barge inn at pewsey
Replies: 28
Views: 1993

Re: barge inn at pewsey

Just checked the prices, looks like it's gone up a bit since last time I was there, £15 a night for a camper with no hook up, looks like everyones trying to cash in on the camping boom. Sure it was only £5 a night last time we went - http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=33654...
by sparkymik
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Back vallence rotted out
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Back vallence rotted out

Well I can say for sure the rot comes from inside the box beam/section that the floor pan sits on, if you are under the back vallence and look up and to the rear you will be under the botton profile of the box section, here's the rub,there is a massive hole in it and the weather and road spray get u...
by sparkymik
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Back vallence rotted out
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Back vallence rotted out

Beneath the floor pan is a box section and it has rotted out on the right angle there is three edges to the metal that the rubber strip grips round, the nuts holding the door catch have sheared off and they go into nutserts it gets worse by the minute :shock:

Sparky
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: help please slow coolant leak!!
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: help please slow coolant leak!!

Check round the water pump if that leaks it drops down to a hot surface you will not see water it will 'vap' off

Sparky
by sparkymik
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alloys and tyres deflating
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: Alloys and tyres deflating

Here are the new alloys very light and a lot simpler to wash http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae138/Sparky-Bongo/Bongo%20Bling/DSC01533.jpg and the Bongo side view http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae138/Sparky-Bongo/Bongo%20Bling/DSC01532.jpg the old alloys are on e-bay but not suprisingly are n...
by sparkymik
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alloys and tyres deflating
Replies: 16
Views: 1327

Re: Alloys and tyres deflating

Had the new Fox Alloys FX1's fitted and ballanced today, it was murder had to wait a day, came with new valves and wheel nuts, they are amazingly light even with tyres on when compared with the old original alloys, they look great just need to get the tyre soap off them, I will put a pic up later Sp...
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Does the bongo run on full or part synthetic oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Does the bongo run on full or part synthetic oil??

And I quote:-

For lower and medium-mileage vehicles, I would recommend 10W/40 as
an alternative to the stipulated 10W/30 if you cannot find the latter. (5W/30 is
apparently suitable for temperatures cold weather, down to –10C).

Found in the same Bongo Bible Area, Next 8)

Sparky
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Replacement Oil Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Replacement Oil Pipe

I think you will need a scrapped Bongo to slavage from there matey or maybe it can be remade from copper, is it one of a pair that go into the rad? I'm not sure how hot it gets I've never had cause to check it, can you patch it with an adjustable clip and some gasket material? maybe


Sparky
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Does the bongo run on full or part synthetic oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Does the bongo run on full or part synthetic oil??

From Faq sheets in members area Synthetic and semi-synthetic oils Synthetic and Semi-synthetic oils are fine if your engine has done less than 25,000 miles and you can afford the extra outlay (which is significant). They are not a cure-all, they will not stop your engine burning oil and they will no...
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Changing belts
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Changing belts

Cool 8)

Sparky
by sparkymik
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: rear droplinks snapping
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: rear droplinks snapping

I'm getting a knocking at the rear nearside of the van usually whilst at low speed going around a corner or doing the same on a camber. Does this sound like a droplink is snapped or is this more likely to be suspension? Sounds more like ARB's but I had the same at the front and it was drop links yo...