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by Simon Jones
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Vehicle Excise Duty For Bongos
Replies: 145
Views: 48627

Re: Vehicle Excise Duty For Bongos

Now gone up to £265 this year (or was in May 2019)
by Simon Jones
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Overheating/Gurgling etc
Replies: 34
Views: 5148

Re: Overheating/Gurgling etc

I think using G30 was a bad idea. It's a OAT type which is not compatible with traditional glycol based antifreeze which is typically blue or green. Worst case you can get a chemical reaction where it turns into sludge. Your best bet is to drain and thoroughly flush the system, then refill with fres...
by Simon Jones
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Side bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: Side bars

I've got some brushed stainless steel rectangular section side bars available. Very well made and a little more chunky than the other types available. I'll send you some photos via email over next day or so.
by Simon Jones
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Speeding alarm
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Speeding alarm

It's probably an aftermarket device fitted by previous owner. The Japanese seem to love adding miles of extra wiring and gizmos to their vans :).
by Simon Jones
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 cranks but doesn't start
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: V6 cranks but doesn't start

Anything else of note like an LPG conversion? Did the problem happen suddenly? Had you been thru a big puddle? The crank position sensor is low down and quite exposed. Have you tried some Easy Start squirted direct into air filter box? If it runs a bit longer on gas, then you're probably looking a f...
by Simon Jones
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bypassing the rear aircon system
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Bypassing the rear aircon system

Ian managed to source me the A/C blanking plugs but (at the time) they were only for the older models. In the end, I took the pipes to a local company who welded a cap to the end of the aluminium tubing to effectively make them into blanking plugs. Cost me £10 and has been completely leak free. One ...
by Simon Jones
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Was It You?
Topic: Chalke Valley History Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Chalke Valley History Festival

Saw a few Bongos there this weekend including a red and silver tintop, dark blue AFT and another one perched on top of the hill overlooking the WW1 trenches. Lots of other camper vans and motorhomes there. Saw a Viking getting out of a Toyota Hiace, which isn't a sight you see every day of the week!
by Simon Jones
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: PhotoBucket to charge $399 a year
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

PhotoBucket to charge $399 a year

Just spotted this which was mentioned on another forum: https://petapixel.com/2017/07/01/photob ... edded-web/

A lot of us use PB to host pictures for this forum and it could have a big impact on things if they are no longer accessible.
by Simon Jones
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Air Con Compressor
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Air Con Compressor

Try googling the part number (not the one below as that's from a V6 so different) as A/C compressors are often fitted to multiple vehicles.

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by Simon Jones
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 starting troubles
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: V6 starting troubles

Somewhere in here is a thread about a v6 that an experienced Bongo garage took months to track down the non starting fault in. Would be worth searching old threads and reading up on how they fixed it, in case it's relevant. From poor memory it was a year or two ago. Good luck and keep us posted. Th...
by Simon Jones
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Carrying skinny spare on the back door
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Carrying skinny spare on the back door

Worth checking the size as I can't recall what year Civic I bought mine from. If you stick the tyre size into eBay, you'll get a number of matches and the one I got came on a nice yellow space-saver rim which I've still got sat in the garage somewhere.
by Simon Jones
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Carrying skinny spare on the back door
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Carrying skinny spare on the back door

Bear in mind the age of the tyres. I've an idea Simon managed to get hold of a new skinny, but the originals will be 20+ years old, and all that time in the road muck under a Bongo. :? It's same tyre as fitted to Honda Civics so plenty of much younger skinny wheels and tyres available on eBay but t...
by Simon Jones
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Carrying skinny spare on the back door
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Carrying skinny spare on the back door

Aye, 'twas me. Must admit I nicked the idea from former member Ron Miel and tweaked the design a bit. Will be at the Bash with wheel fitted if anyone wants to see it in action. It's a modified pair of trailer spare wheel mounting brackets which clamps round the ladder rung which is covered in a piec...
by Simon Jones
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: CCTV for use when parked up?
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: CCTV for use when parked up?

Someone I know uses a 12v wireless CCTV camera fitted inside the car which he runs off the main battery. When he's at home on the driveway it connects up to his wireless network and can be monitored / recorded as required from the house. I use a dashcam and am looking at getting as USB power pack (k...
by Simon Jones
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Back after a bit of a break
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Back after a bit of a break

We'll be up Friday lunchtime (ish) until Sunday afternoon so will keep an eye out for both of you :).