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by Ron Miel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: tappet noise v6
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: tappet noise v6

Sorry not answered ..... When I put the valve/tappet treatment in the result was pretty instant. Thanks Haydn. I'll just keep praying for a while, then. There have also been suggestions that some sustained high revs operation can sometimes clear a stuck valve lifter, so maybe that's next - although...
by Ron Miel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: tappet noise v6
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: tappet noise v6

Dunno if this is relevant or not .. To me my V6 seems to be a very quiet engine .. but there again I do have an hearing aid ..!! I only use fully synthetic oil ... which is more 'oily' and searching than mineral / semi synthetic oils .. so maybe it will reach the parts other oils can't .. (I think ...
by Ron Miel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: tappet noise v6
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: tappet noise v6

Hi David We're fine-ish :lol: ...eventually succumbed to a Garmin GPS as per our last chat :lol: :lol: :lol: Anyway...not heard of V6 piston problems????...if you're looking at points southwest for a move, why not combine a house hunt with a trip to Allans down in Plymouth - no better advice...It's...
by Ron Miel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: tappet noise v6
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: tappet noise v6

Hi David... How are you?...not seen you for ages! Might give that a whirl on the Jeep...sounds like a cement mixer on startup :lol: :lol: :lol: ...the Bongo diesel is quiet in comparison Cheers Helen Hi Helen, We're both fine, thanks. How's yourself? Yep, must be a year or so since I last logged in...
by Ron Miel
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: tappet noise v6
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: tappet noise v6

I had the same on our V6...used the stuff from Halfords....(carn't remember the name....could have been Wynns) worked for me. Hello Haydn. Hope you're well. I think our V6 has this same problem, now - straight after a flush and oil change! Nosing around generally online, Wynns Hydraulic Valve Lifte...
by Ron Miel
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar starter battery charger
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Solar starter battery charger

Nice one! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - including lots more good Bongoing.

Ditto for all forum members, have a really good one!! :D :D :D
by Ron Miel
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Solar starter battery charger
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Solar starter battery charger

Having measured the out put of various small solar panals anything less than a 10watt jobby will be a waste of money especially in the winter. Regards Gray. True, if onboard devices in standby mode, consume a significant amount or power, you might need more - but a 2.4 watts (0.2 amps at 12 volts),...
by Ron Miel
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Refused an MOT test !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Refused an MOT test !!!

Baloney....!! :roll: Go elsewhere... Or let em ring someone like Bellhill Garage http://www.bellhillgarage.com/ they do MOTs/are a test centre & should know the "gross weight"..! :idea: :arrow: Sure, it's baloney but by the time he's (perhaps) found another test centre who will still do it before C...
by Ron Miel
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Refused an MOT test !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Refused an MOT test !!!

Baloney....!! :roll: Go elsewhere... Or let em ring someone like Bellhill Garage http://www.bellhillgarage.com/ they do MOTs/are a test centre & should know the "gross weight"..! :idea: :arrow: Sure, it's baloney but by the time he's (perhaps) found another test centre who will still do it before C...
by Ron Miel
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Refused an MOT test !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Refused an MOT test !!!

Most, if not all Bongos have no gross weight on their VIN, or in the V5 ("logbook"). If you want to be sure of Bongo for Christmas, look up public weighbridges in Yellow Pages, and get it weighed (about a tenner) - worth doing anyway. Mazda-specified gross vehicle weight (in original Japanese sales ...
by Ron Miel
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New 12v Battery Needed (V6)
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: New 12v Battery Needed (V6)

Hey, how are ya! Thanks for the email back on Dec. 2nd. Sorry I have taken this long to respond. Busy with life I guess! Yes, I am still a BongoNut. I have actually enjoyed running the thing now for nearly 7 months of ownership. Until very recently, I haven't needed anything. Although, you may reca...
by Ron Miel
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: LPG Service
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: LPG Service

Don't think I've read about your problems elsewhere but are you getting rough idling, misfiring, low power on either or both LPG or petrol? If so, might be worth reading this http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=53002 ...and this http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/viewtopic...
by Ron Miel
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New 12v Battery Needed (V6)
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: New 12v Battery Needed (V6)

.......Where do we buy NEW injectors?. > > Are you sitting down - with something strong in a glass? Asuming yours is a diesel, I can only offer, not very encouraging, tangential info. The only source, for V6 Bongo petrol injectors anyway, is Mazda. The Bongo Shop on this site can get a quote for yo...
by Ron Miel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New MOT test in 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3473

Re: New MOT test in 2012

It's time to 1.) make piping illegal, and 2.) withdraw from the EU - assuming, that is, we don't get thrown out first. Oh, and Happy Christmas all 8) Number 1 is not going to go down well North of the border :wink: do you think we would be OK playing the chanter quietly. :lol: :lol: I guess I will ...
by Ron Miel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New MOT test in 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3473

Re: New MOT test in 2012

It's time to 1.) make piping illegal, and 2.) withdraw from the EU - assuming, that is, we don't get thrown out first. Oh, and Happy Christmas all 8) EDIT: Heh! That was Freudian. Meant "pimping", of course.....but then I don't know, maybe not? What do you think up there in the land of the baggy tru...