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by Kentish Paul
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Spare Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 663

I would advise all Bongoers to try this. You may need to know how to do this on the side of a dark, wet and dangerous motorway one day. Even if you call the breakdown team they will appreciate guidance and it will get you on your way much quicker.
by Kentish Paul
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Help - Newbie with battery probs
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Hope all is well. Due to health issues I have left my Bongo for six weeks without use and starts up sweet as a nut. BUT there was one instance and only one where I left it a week and could not start due to drained battery. Crazy because last year I went on holiday for a few days and left one of the ...
by Kentish Paul
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: ? very hot Handbrake and console ??
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

How long have you had a Bongo? I note you joined this forum in Feb this year. I do NOt want to distract you from checking all the obvious especially the scavenging fan as serious problems may result. However, I remember a similar experience the first summer. The latent heat generated by sitting over...
by Kentish Paul
Sun May 27, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Rust Questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Yes, rust IS a problem in the rain channel. Was silly enough to buy a New Shape from AVA which had rust here (right hand channel adjacent to windscreen) with the promise that this would be “attended to” before hand-over. Three years later it is still producing liquid rust stains on the inside of the...
by Kentish Paul
Sun May 13, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Greasing up the roof mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Halfrauds have it along with a whole range. Look for Lithium. It's excellent.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... ryId=77322
by Kentish Paul
Wed May 02, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: London, Kent & Sussex
Topic: The NUFBUS
Replies: 159
Views: 41054

OK, PM me and have a very good trip. That will be even more to chat about - experiences of long-distance Bongoing to a place that I have an eye for retirement!!
by Kentish Paul
Wed May 02, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: London, Kent & Sussex
Topic: The NUFBUS
Replies: 159
Views: 41054

Pete and Sue, Bought our van from AVA. It is not converted as we find more use for it as a MPV and removal van. We also take our (indoor) cat on holiday nand there is room for her play-pen in the back (really!). We live in Sidcup and I note you venture into this part of the world. maybe we could mee...
by Kentish Paul
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 1hr 2x battery drain
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

Cannot help I am afraid but can confirm that the Bongo's appetite for batteries seems to be fickle. Last year I found the battery flat on a number of mornings having left Bongo parked for approx 3 - 4 weeks. Earlier this year I went away leaving most of the internal lights on. Bongo started first ti...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: OO er, what have I done now?
Replies: 26
Views: 2321

Tim, Taxiback is right. There are materials which can restore the plastic with skilled polishing/buffing. The challenge will be to find someone to do this at a reasonable price. Depends I guess on how easy it is to source replacements from a breaker. The plastic headlight covers on my new shape had ...
by Kentish Paul
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Found out why our headlamps are so good
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

Brilliant! Thanks!
by Kentish Paul
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Found out why our headlamps are so good
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

Trevor,

Never mind the type of bulb, just tell me how the hell you got to them !!!

Paul
by Kentish Paul
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: ROOF Stuck Down !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1809

Good one Dandywarhole!
by Kentish Paul
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: underseal
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

It is never too late! No salt has gone down on the roads yet (just) and wht has happened in previous years in the UK, you cannot do anything about. What you do need to do is find a company who will look for and remove rust rather than blindly spraying waxoil and sealing rust in. There have been nume...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fuel gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Mickey B: Just to confirm that the fuel guage is displaying the level all the time and uses no electrical power. And yes, after filling up it can take a full five minutes to confirm that you did not just half fill the tank. I have found my Bongo's battery very resilient. In the winter, I often do no...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Full size spare wheel ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

I tried to mate but I couldn't bring myself to look at my own messages.

I am just off to see SAW 3 to toughen myself up! :shock: