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by steveyd
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: bongo stops completely and seems electrical
Replies: 21
Views: 2983

Re: bongo stops completely and seems electrical

Hi, I've read about camshafts breaking on these Bongo diesel engines. It could be that if the timing belt is turning too fast (does it sound like the engines turning over quicker than normal?) the top cam pulley is still "timed" via the belt to the bottom crank pulley -but a break in the camshaft so...
by steveyd
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: RWD Differential problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: RWD Differential problem?

Hi, I had something very similar with an old Pug 406 with rear disks and handbrake drum in centre - the rear handbrake operated off shoes in the drum and these can delaminate, meaning the friction lining comes unstuck and depending on the amount left, shape of the drum can get wedged and stopping an...
by steveyd
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: ABS light not on
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: ABS light not on

Hi, I had the same problem - noticed after a big skid towards an oncoming tractor in a leafy somerset lane that the ABS wasnt working.. I then recalled I'd never actually noticed an ABS light. I took a look at the back of the dash only to find a bulb had been removed, replaced it with one from the A...
by steveyd
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: is this a limited slip diff ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: is this a limited slip diff ?

HI, One sure fire way is to jack the rear of the Bongo up so both wheels are off the ground - make sure you have it in neutral and the front wheels chocked (you will need level ground)! With the handbrake off, turn one wheel by hand - if the opposite wheel turns in the opposite direction then its a ...
by steveyd
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Wobbly mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Wobbly mirror

Hi,

I'm also in the Oxford area and if I need any s/h bits I go to Discount Trucks down near Newbury (nr Washaway on the A34) - they don't advertise on ebay but they are always breaking a few Bongo's so if you're in the area they should be able to help.

cheers,

Steve
by steveyd
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Head gasket replaced; no start/run V6
Replies: 18
Views: 3836

Re: Head gasket replaced; no start/run V6

Hi, I have no experience specifically on the Bongo petrol engines but I do know on lots other types things like cam position sensors, crankshaft position sensors can go wrong- the ECU needs a signal from these and if it finds none it will never fire the ignition. If the heads have been off it could ...
by steveyd
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: blowing exhaust - which bit is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: blowing exhaust - which bit is this?

sorry - just noticed my post was just a reiteration of driver+passengers post - should read things better next time!
by steveyd
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: blowing exhaust - which bit is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: blowing exhaust - which bit is this?

Hi, I've had some recent similar problems with the 4-part exhaust on my winter-warmer bongo. You can get these small connectors but I had two and the flanges were not constructed properly so will not sit flat against the winter warmer exhaust valve. I had to go to my old system and get this part off...
by steveyd
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: refilling evaporator with gas & coolant bleeding
Replies: 43
Views: 4896

Re: refilling evaporator with gas & coolant bleeding

Hi, Definitely get it pressure checked by a known good outlet - I replaced my rear matrix with one off ebay and got some new o-rings from Bongo-HQ. I asked the garage to pressure check the integrity of the system and they said they had. Nevertheless, it had all escaped with 3-4 hours and that was £8...
by steveyd
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: exhaust replacement question
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: exhaust replacement question

Hi, I had a similar problem when replacing my system - all bolts completely seized and I didnt fancy spending hours underneath with a hacksaw on my driveway. So with a bit of waggling I managed to get the whole system (from cold start vaccum valve backwards) out from the back of the Bongo - however ...
by steveyd
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: wheel nuts!
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: wheel nuts!

Hi, I think you need a wheel bolt with an integrated shim so as not to damage the alloy (& causing cracks...). When I went to replace my steels with alloys from a Mitsubishi (outlander) I got some bolts from a Toyota main dealer ( I was in a hurry and at the tyre fitters too!) - these were a direct ...
by steveyd
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Metallic rattle ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Metallic rattle ?

Hi,

A bit off topic :wink: but got shwalbe land cruisers on my mtb - 2k miles so far and only got 2 punctures when real off roading it when I went over a huge bramble! Not too bad for off road either and have been well impressed!

S
by steveyd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Metallic rattle ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Metallic rattle ?

Hi,

Mine's been doing this for a while.. thought it was something to do with a hole in my exhaust - fixed the exhaust and the noise is still there. She's not been used very much, perhaps just as well. Will check tonight! Yikes!

Cheers,

Steveyd
by steveyd
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Replacement Exhaust issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2647

Re: Replacement Exhaust issue

Hi, You can use the long front pipe from a 3 part system - try Regis Exhausts on ebay - I asked them and they had them in stock. This will replace the valve and the small elbow joint. From this point backwards the system is the same for all 2.5td Bongo's. BTW - if yours is a winterpack Bongo I'd get...
by steveyd
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Suspension noises
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Suspension noises

Hi,

I had a set of droplinks go a year after fitting! The rubber had perished. Also if you didnt replace the ARB bushes on their mounts this could be/also be a source of noise.

cheers,

Steve