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by mikexgough
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlight bulbs going dim over time!
Replies: 10
Views: 2003

Re: Headlight bulbs going dim over time!

They can dim and if they start getting dim they will continue to get dimmer! Two possible problems, it might be the sockets for the bulbs, they have a habit of overheating and then giving a poor connection, replace them with ceramic ones from ebay if they get hot! The bulbs themselves can build up ...
by mikexgough
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Split Charge Relays
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Split Charge Relays

Antares do a good one too.... http://www.antares.co.uk/auto-split-charge.html easy to fit.... simple and rugged too
Yer Pays Yer Money and all that
by mikexgough
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: CCA needed
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: CCA needed

A 75ah should start a properly running diesel Bongo (which start instantly judging by mine) so maybe look up cca values for batteries of that size? Yup that will start a maintained Bongo no probs.... 068 are the closest to Factory (but 70Ah a little higher than factory fit)..... most are around 620...
by mikexgough
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: LED interior lighting.
Replies: 21
Views: 5478

Re: LED interior lighting.

Nice job Geoff.... I used 24 led panels in the cab lights and tailgate lights and 36 led panel in the Aft plus an LED tube in the rear cabin.... works well and I used the really bright white ones... just need to copy your awning ones...
by mikexgough
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: European Toolkit.
Replies: 18
Views: 7409

Re: European Toolkit.

Map. Don't rely on phones & SatNag You really like living dangerously Paul. :) What I'm thinking is don't rely on Google Maps on a smartphone, which we use, but isn't always failsafe (see the Segovia section in our Iberia tour :roll: ) 1. No reception so no map 2. The idiot bean-counter in accounts...
by mikexgough
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: North West
Topic: None bongo penny flash daymeet (Sunday 23/11/14)
Replies: 65
Views: 21731

Re: None bongo penny flash daymeet (Sunday 23/11/14)

Well B*gger me Ste.... if only it was the week after.... I'm in That London place for my sins 21/22/23 November...
As I can't come a view that Sierra ....I mean what else would there to be to come up for... :wink: ....have a good un buddy & we'll have to catch up soonest
by mikexgough
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Split Charge Relays
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Split Charge Relays

Durite or Merlin work for me..... when I've done others now in the absence of Willinton Kits... Going to change my Willinton for a Durite set up over the Christmas period..
by mikexgough
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: German Road Tolls 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Re: German Road Tolls 2016

Update.....


Foreigner toll to hit motorways only

http://www.thelocal.de/20141020/foreign ... rways-only
by mikexgough
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Oil sump plug
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Oil sump plug

Fit a Fumoto Valve... http://www.quickvalve.co.uk/index.htm ..... Just need to fit once and raise Bongo just enough to slide your Oil Drain Tray under.... flip the valve open and out comes the oil..... I do have a Pela.... but much prefer the old method for draining.... which Fumoto makes easy and w...
by mikexgough
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Anyone understand petrol emissions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Anyone understand petrol emissions?

The usual suspects have been mentioned for the "early" Cat vehicles.... Lambda and Temp sensor... On many of these I find you have trouble tracking down the exact cause of any issues/faults unlike the later OBD2 motors... But all is not lost as there are fewer parts to fault find or replace.... I'd ...
by mikexgough
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: K&N replacement for Mazda Bongo 2.0 flat panel filter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: K&N replacement for Mazda Bongo 2.0 flat panel filter?

Here you go Last column is the Part number from - http://www.gruppem.co.jp SGL3 Diesel Turbo 95.05-05.12 2500 E-9280 SGLW Diesel Turbo 95.05-05.12 2500 E-9280 SGL5 4WD. Diesel 95.05-05.12) 2500 E-9280 SGLR 4WD. Diesel 95.05-05.12 2500 E-9280 SGEW 95.05-05.12 FE 2000 33-2117 SG5W 95.05-05.12 J5 2500 ...
by mikexgough
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Bongos in the Fens 10 to 12 October
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: Bongos in the Fens 10 to 12 October

Turned out to be a good meeting...sadly we could only stop the one night....but in all a nice site apart from a little lacking in the bathroom facilities for the amount of Bongo's on site....the Barbie Pink Tardis loo was a novelty Nice to see Bongoliers old and new..... must get to more meets next ...
by mikexgough
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Electric heater
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Electric heater

Lidl are doing the small oil filled radiators next Monday 20th October at £19.99

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-249 ... l&id=17225 and at 600w will be happy on low amp hook ups too
by mikexgough
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: What awning shall I get?
Replies: 20
Views: 5904

Re: What awning shall I get?

Good to see you yesterday Vicky and glad you have made your decision as to which Awning you are going for....... see you when you get it for fitting
by mikexgough
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Leisure Battery Size
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Leisure Battery Size

I have a 110Ah lowline leisure in my Bongo....these are used on the snug VW T5's and under the seats of coachbuilt motorhomes... for reference...Im on a "willinton" battery tray and there is clearance all around it...pm me for dimensions