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by Kentish Paul
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Full size spare wheel ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

If I can just add that I for one would like the spare wheel to have a tyre in good nick with plenty of tread. Hopefully it will never be used but it would be nice not to have to worry about it again.
by Kentish Paul
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Air conditining,climate control,heater?
Replies: 12
Views: 2580

Mike, It sounds that you have a newer Bongo with Climate Control. here you dial in the temperature you require by pressing a "Temp" button and the system will attempt to keep to that temperature rather than the older air Con where there is a slider switch to adjust the temp manually. If you press th...
by Kentish Paul
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Mystery metal thing
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

The manual has an illustration as to its use but I have no time to scan and upload it. Basically, the end with the flange sist in the seat runner track and the end with the round hole is screwed to the floor using the supplied bolt (long gone in most Bongos no doubt) which is tightened with a coin. ...
by Kentish Paul
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Well said Colin. I paid an arm and a leg (!) for my New Shape solely so I could have two air-bags. This because one of these devices saved the life of a friend.
by Kentish Paul
Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New Bongo - Various questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

1. Yes 2. Not sure how to fix it. My one has loose screws and no matter how often I tighten them they will work loose and the whole windoiw rattles on a long run. 3. The spare wheel is under the rear of the vehicle and is lowered by a device which is tored with the understair tool compartment. You w...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

This just illustrates the power and value of the Forum. Someone raises a question about the use of a Bongo in Europe and within days a Bongo user in Germany pops up with the answer.

Wow!
by Kentish Paul
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: correct tyre pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Yes, perfectly normal. The slightest moisture in the air (e.g. dew) will spot them with rust, it does not have to have been raining. And yes, often one side is more prone depending on exposure, wind direction etc. There is a Toyota dealership at the top of my road. They havebrand new cars in the ope...
by Kentish Paul
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Raise the roof once in a while
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Keswick, I just use one of the sprays that are marketed to add a (temporary) shine to tyres. Loads in Halfrauds. They claim to preserve the tyres as well (well they would wouldnt they) but indeed I found that they keep the roof and door seals moist and subtle throughout all weathers.

Cheers
by Kentish Paul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 14
Views: 2510

What you doing in China Chris. I was there a month or so back and am returning early Oct.
by Kentish Paul
Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: New Shape Bongo Front Indicator Bulb Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 3486

I would be most interested in the solution too.

Tony, which web site did you locate the bulbs?

Paul
by Kentish Paul
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: is it right or wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

I think Bongo would soon tell you in other ways if overheating. I seldom hear my fan whereas I hear the Yaris's all the time.

Cheers mate.
by Kentish Paul
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Timer switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Dandywarhol: Don't apologise mate, I am interested and please to read your advice. I speak only from the advice I have been given and often find the procedure a pain in the neck.
by Kentish Paul
Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Timer switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

I think that is the right decision but DO NOT forget to let the engine idle for a minute after a short run, a couple after a long one. If pulling in for fuel on the motorway where it is not possible/advisable to idle the engine at the pumps, relax the speed for the last 10 miles or so. This is to pr...
by Kentish Paul
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Raise the roof once in a while
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Raise the roof once in a while

For a number of reasons, mainly connected with my Colin-like health I have not used the roof space in my Bongo although I have been driving it quite regularly. Took a look at it yesterday before I go into hospital. First thing is that despite sitting under baking sun for the past few weeks, some rai...
by Kentish Paul
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AIR VENTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Went out in both my Toyota and Bongo last (scorching) Saturday. Without the aircon on, both were delivering warm air through the vents. Choice was either to switch aircon on or rely on open windows so I think it is normal. Enjoy the aircon. Drinks more fuel but hell if you cannot enjoy chilled air i...