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by mikexgough
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last
Replies: 44
Views: 8548

Re: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last

mikexgough wrote: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:33 pm I'm going to pop these on eBay for ease of purchase..... More due in tomorrow and more at midweek from my other Russian suppliers...


I've listed it on eBay for ease of purchase... :wink:
by mikexgough
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last
Replies: 44
Views: 8548

Re: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last

I'm going to pop these on eBay for ease of purchase..... More due in tomorrow and more at midweek from my other Russian suppliers...
by mikexgough
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last
Replies: 44
Views: 8548

Re: Power steering Top pinion oil seal... at last

More are on the way...... the last 2 batches sold out in 4 days.....
Should be here by the end of the week..... 3 already sold before they have got here....
by mikexgough
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Nippon Motors?
Replies: 17
Views: 5515

Re: Nippon Motors?

Hmmm not going to comment too deeply but I've been working on an private import which came through them.... like... the IVA and the MOT sorted.... and registered etc.... apparently.... although The dials & Rear Fog light had not been modified/fitted It's now sorted and serviced and doing well.... I ...
by mikexgough
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Customs Charges and Import Duty
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Re: Customs Charges and Import Duty

I had some Seals I ordered from PSS in Slovakia..... first order 3 days... and 4 more after....then.... nothing nada.... I ordered...then Irena said she'd sent them.... tracking said left Slovakia in the day and then nothing.... so with the thinking these were in suspended animation somewhere, I ord...
by mikexgough
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Squeaking Air Con
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Re: Squeaking Air Con

the air con tensioner has an easy to swap and cheap bearing if that if worn out.....

6301-2RS is the bearing.... for future reference
by mikexgough
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: French " Crit’Air initiative" be aware!
Replies: 14
Views: 4698

Re: French " Crit’Air initiative" be aware!

Looks like the main cities will adopt.... but only the 3 for now... but as I always do when near.... get public transport or cycle in... France is big enough not to need to visit some of the big cities and all the old Camping Car's (Campervans) out there... it won't be widespread...and then these wi...
by mikexgough
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Leisure Battery - unconverted Bongo
Replies: 26
Views: 5526

Re: Leisure Batery - unconverted Bongo

Dear all We would like to have a leisure battery and electric hookup fitted to our unconverted bongo. We are not interested in a conversion as we have an awning / erde trailer / camping equipment and kids. Can anyone recommend anywhere in the Kent area as we like to have nights away in the bongo wi...
by mikexgough
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Remended Alloy Wheel and Tyre sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Remended Alloy Wheel and Tyre sizes

Tyre calculator...... Put the stock tyre in one side and then match the other side to what you are planning I'm on 17's and use 225/50/17 98w XL ....... tried 55's but find 50's better http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator Strange. Mine came with 50s on and i hated them. Too ...
by mikexgough
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear vs side conversion -storage space?
Replies: 40
Views: 10693

Re: Rear vs side conversion -storage space?

I use an SPD campers (now Cool Custom Conversions) Rear conversion.... bit like the Northstar, but I got Tony to do away with the side "wardrobe" cupboard and shift the sink/hob over 50mm then I have a top loading CF-18 (8yrs old and still brilliant) Fridge in the same place.... Yer pays yer money a...
by mikexgough
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Remended Alloy Wheel and Tyre sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Remended Alloy Wheel and Tyre sizes

Tyre calculator......

Put the stock tyre in one side and then match the other side to what you are planning
I'm on 17's and use 225/50/17 98w XL ....... tried 55's but find 50's better

http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual ... calculator
by mikexgough
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Calling all ex bongo owners
Replies: 42
Views: 8198

Re: Calling all ex bongo owners

http://www.promobil.de/bilder/poessl-campster-2017-kompaktcampingbus-mit-aufstelldach-auf-citroen-spacetourer-8200051.html?fotoshow_item=7#fotoshow_item=8 is a nice one..... I'm doing some looking just now.... thinking of getting either one of it's big brothers or a Knaus Boxlife in a year or so an...
by mikexgough
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fitting Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: Fitting Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)

I use a relay jobby I got from Germany 5 years ago, I have wired it through a Ballast resistor and set it so it illuminates the Dipped Headlights at 40% brightness, similar to many vehicles with them built into the headlights as a separate bulb When the parking lights are switched on it cancels out ...
by mikexgough
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating/coolant boiling after coolant change and bleed
Replies: 58
Views: 16193

Re: Overheating/coolant boiling after coolant change and bleed

Coolants.... Chemistry is important with Bongo's and Jap vehicles... the closest to the Multi colour coolants which come across from Japan chemistry wise is the G12+ Red/Pink OAT - Comma, Car Plan or Triple QX which are available premixed as well as concentrated. Steer clear of Blue/Green coolants u...
by mikexgough
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Hook up query
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Re: Hook up query

Under bumper by the fog light works for me.....when assembling I always use a decent waterproof sealant around the casing to eliminate water ingress... and a slide on cap also helps like in Simon's photo