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by mikexgough
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Damp in Roof Conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Damp in Roof Conundrum

Following on...... The Bongo owner is/was concerned that the thick memory foam mattress may have "twisted" or "distorted" the roof/mechanism so it not fitting right and allowing water ingress..... To update on that..... the roof raises and lowers okay and the main runners are fine and dandy, looking...
by mikexgough
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Damp in Roof Conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Damp in Roof Conundrum

I have a Bongo Owner who has asked for some help...... with dampness inside his AFT on the tent area. The owner is certain that the reason for this could be due to storing a thick memory foam mattress in the roof and the roof struggling to close when said mattress was up in the roof. Now.... I've ta...
by mikexgough
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: 245 45 18 tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: 245 45 18 tyres

check the load rating is 98 though..... nothing less than 96.... if so... drop to the 235's to get 98's
by mikexgough
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Redox
Replies: 8
Views: 2014

Re: Redox

Redex is still used by some..... many of my customers do in their classic cars..... as well as octane booster in some cases...... I use it in my mower and petrol stoves.... :shock: yeah...I know.... 5ml (teaspoon full) in a gallon of Petrol.... keeps them clean...especially the stoves as the generat...
by mikexgough
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: 245 45 18 tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: 245 45 18 tyres

Spencer54 wrote:Anyone run this size on a bongo with Rx8s on?

Most run 235/45/18's ....as they don't foul,have the best match for the speedo and 98 load rating

http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual ... calculator Tyre calculator
by mikexgough
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Power Distribution Panel
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Power Distribution Panel

RCD consumer unit here too feeding 2 rcd 13 amp sockets.... feeding also a Lidl Battery charger built in and also a Maplin 12v 8 amp power supply for an additional 12v socket which can power the Cf18 waeco from the mains... :wink: if needed In the main....I rarely use the 240v set up these days........
by mikexgough
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater display bulb changing
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Heater display bulb changing

What I also do..... is change ALL the bulbs in there while the panel is out...rather than just the suspect one.... saves hooking it all out again in a week or so when the next weak bulb goes... :wink:
by mikexgough
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics

It seems that a lot of the fear in this comes from last years Low Emission strategy from the ConDem government..... with Michael Fallon's mucky mitts all over over then it's no wonder rumour is rife. Basically the UK govt are having a strategy (fake or not) in place to appease the EU, whether they a...
by mikexgough
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics

I'd be more excited by an affordable retrofitable regenerative braking system. 2 tons of Bongo wastes a lot of energy slowing down then speeding up again. :roll: Something connected to the propshaft ought to do it. And a compressor and bottle might be an interesting alternative to electric. Coming ...
by mikexgough
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Longleat/Monkey world campsites
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Longleat/Monkey world campsites

The Caravan Club site at Longleat is spot on for that attraction..... likewise their Chatsworth House Site.... for that attraction
by mikexgough
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: What awning shall I get?
Replies: 20
Views: 5904

Re: What awning shall I get?

I can call in and show you mine....and discuss the wind out/pull out types and sizes with you of you want.....?
by mikexgough
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fuel filter dented - can I still drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

Re: Fuel filter dented - can I still drive?

Hi all, Thanks all for your help with this. So got the filter wrench today and it promptly broke so resorted to the the screwdriver through the filter technique but there was no way this would've worked without removing the filter from the completer housing - something I would've never thought of d...
by mikexgough
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics

The other ironic thing is..... Dodgy Tim Yeo & Bullingdon Boris..... managed to get the cab drivers in London to buy new Cabs from Yeo's company....the big issue is...they are filthier than the old ones they were driving..... It isn't the EU that is just fiddling.... the ConDem Govt ministers have s...
by mikexgough
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: Bongo Fury Neweletter - Diesel Vehicles- Politics

The irony is..... France has a huge population of Diesel's and it's £1 a litre there.... are the EU going to hit French motorists....and German Motorists........I think not.... Methinks it's all Tory Bluster to scare the DM & Sun readers.... And then Mazda introduce the DIESEL Mazda 2 which passes E...