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by Kentish Paul
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Horn hanging off
Replies: 1
Views: 1989

Horn hanging off

Dull clunk on way back from Bash and a rusted lump found under the front of the van swinging on one lead with a second lead hanging loose.

Could a cack-handed idiot like me find an accessible place and attach a new one or is a garage job?
by Kentish Paul
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Bongo Bash 2011
Topic: Live weather report from bash!
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Re: Live weather report from bash!

Coming up for the day, well afternoon sunday. Will be bringing a heatwave with me!
by Kentish Paul
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Drop Links
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Drop Links

Dear Bongonauts, I speak as an owner that can just about fathom out how to put diesel in my van. All I need to do now is work out hpw to pay for it. Last year I started to hear a thud when negotiating a traffic hump. It is worse when I have passengers and/or lugage. Thanks to advice on this forum, I...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Bongo Bash 2010
Topic: A few pics from Pete and Sue.
Replies: 18
Views: 5647

Re: A few pics from Pete and Sue.

Nice to see you both albeit briefly.

Paul
by Kentish Paul
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Suspension?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Suspension?

My Bongo has just saved the day by allowing me to move my Daughter and 4-years accumulation of belongings back to Kent from her university digs in Edinburgh. I loaded one layer of boxes and noticed a “clunk” from the rear passenger-side wheel which occurred only when driving over a speed hump. By th...
by Kentish Paul
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Batteries

I have a Bongo converted by AVA. I know absolutely nothing about car electrics (or car anything!). The car has an electrical input under the rear bumper, a panel which I think is called a “zig” and a leisure battery which seems connected to the main battery by a hefty cable. Can someone tell me (or ...
by Kentish Paul
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: I've got the hump
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: I've got the hump

That's a good point Spout. Come to think of it, it might have been doing this for some time as it is only apperent when going over road humps during the first few miles and they have only installed those wretched humps in our High Street fairly recently. I'll have it checked at next Service/MOT. Man...
by Kentish Paul
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: I've got the hump
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

I've got the hump

Look, I'm sorry. I know this has been covered before but when I search on "Suspension" I get too many results. When I search on "hump" I don't find what I am looking for but I DO get a very interesting and amusing insight into the variety of topics dealt with in the Forum! On the last two outings, I...
by Kentish Paul
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Pathetic Headlights
Replies: 65
Views: 7031

Re: Pathetic Headlights

Thanks for the advice everyone. What a great forum and what a great bunch fellow Bongo owners are!

Paul
by Kentish Paul
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Pathetic Headlights
Replies: 65
Views: 7031

Pathetic Headlights

I am one of those pathetic individuals whose technical skills just about extend to putting air into the tyres! I have a New Shape Bongo. Up until a few weeks ago, I used Bongo for summer day-camping trips only. Pretty soon it will be my only vehicle. Credit crunch has seen off any chance of running ...
by Kentish Paul
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Any light when fuel deposit is "nearly empty"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Any light when fuel deposit is "nearly empty"?

It's about 10 - 15 miles of VERY careful driving and in any event yiou would not want Bongo to start drinking the gunge at the bottom of the tank!
by Kentish Paul
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heat warning Light
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Heat warning Light

Nothing to do with "New Shape". Mine does not have this. Could this be the mod to pre-warm the engine to ease starting in the north of Japan?
by Kentish Paul
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fold up rear seat ,?
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Fold up rear seat ,?

AVA did it for me. An excellent job with the seat mounted on the wheel arch swappable with a kitchen unit but not cheap. If there is any interest I will fish out the paperwork and advise of cost or phone Vaughan at AVA direct.
by Kentish Paul
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Bongo Bash 2008
Topic: Can We come for the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 3113

Re: Can We come for the day?

Why not meet up in the southern hemisphere.

Plenty of folk when I have visited Saturday and I am sure all the parents will be responsible ones this year.
by Kentish Paul
Sat May 31, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Bash 2008
Topic: Can We come for the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 3113

Re: Can We come for the day?

I normally come on Saturday but it will be Sunday this year and I believe the shop closes around midday. Ian will confirm. I wonder whether any progress was made in encouraging campers to advertise their identity? I hesitate at disturbing those "at home" in the Bongo and on Sunday many will be sleep...