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by 321Away
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: heart broken!
Replies: 19
Views: 2644

Re: heart broken!

dont be too disheartened, run the car for a couple of days and keep an eye on the water, its NOT uncommon for water level to drop for a couple of days after the system has been opened/refilled, so dont jump to conclusion that you have a leak somewhere, it should be advised that if you drain/refill t...
by 321Away
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Stereo fit - Sony to Pioneer
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: Stereo fit - Sony to Pioneer

depends? is one a japanese unit? if not then both will use standard iso, if one was a japanese unit then someteimes they come made to fit the original mazda loom, what age is the vehicle?

julian
by 321Away
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Wont start
Replies: 38
Views: 5601

Re: Wont start

if you've drained the pump and lines reckon its gonna start with a 10 second turn of the key it would be the first time i've ever heard of it, try winding it over for more like 30 seconds continuously and as ade suggested early on, crack a few lines open.

Julian
by 321Away
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo won't engage gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Bongo won't engage gear

yep that'll do,says meets D(dexron)3 spec

Julian
by 321Away
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: negative or positive ground connection on bongo ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: negative or positive ground connection on bongo ?

military vehicles and most boats are + ground, helps to prevent corrosion apparently!

Julian
by 321Away
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: poorly sick bongo. fuel starvation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: poorly sick bongo. fuel starvation?

snapped camshaft displays similar effects? direct feed rules out blocked filter

Julian
by 321Away
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery Charging / Leisure Battery ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Battery Charging / Leisure Battery ?

do you have access to a multimeter for measuring voltage? if so check what is at ther terminal with the engine off and see if it goes up to approx 13v with the engine running. Does the car have a conversion or kitchen at all
by 321Away
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Battery Charging / Leisure Battery ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Battery Charging / Leisure Battery ?

some cars had twin battery setup for colder parts of Japan, usually the tray and earth cable are retained and a leisure battery fitted with some form of new cabling and split charging system. does everything work in the vehicle?

Julian
by 321Away
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Alternator Belt Fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Alternator Belt Fitting

new belats always seem short and i've had countless hours of fun trying to get them on! took 30 mins yesterday to get an aircon belt on, checked and swapped it 5 times cos i didnt believ it was the right size lol just fight with it and you'll get there, the weird thing is once you get the belt on, t...
by 321Away
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Total Respray
Replies: 17
Views: 3622

Re: Total Respray

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All a matter of personal taste!

Julian
by 321Away
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine Code/headbolts
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Engine Code/headbolts

pretty positive head bolts are one shot as they stretch when torqued down Not strictly true. They ARE stretch bolts and according to the manual they can be used again providing the actual measured 'stretched' length is within a specified tolerance. (let me know if you need the spec) The bolt is str...
by 321Away
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Vibration.

after reading initial post, was going to mention the rear prop, its not common but i've seen a fair few of them and they do exactly like you said, it starts by being noisy then becomes a vibration, but never driven 1 to destruction lol if you pull the shaft off you can feel a 'notch' in the faulty b...
by 321Away
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Turbo Timer Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Turbo Timer Question.

Technically a turbo timer makes your insurance void, the conflict between antimer and an immobiliser is the immobiliser waits typically 45 seconds from the ignition switching off before arming, the timer keeps the ignition on, you can get timers that interface with the handbrake (as most do) and the...
by 321Away
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Remote locking
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Re: Remote locking

chances are you dont have the control unit configured as jaylee has stated, you need it set to 2 wire control, so you should have had to connect 2 extra wires to ground and 1 or 2 (depending on quality of unit) to a positive, to drive the actuator, if not you'll get a weak movement when you attempt ...
by 321Away
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo is humiliating us
Replies: 25
Views: 3833

Re: Bongo is humiliating us

sounds like car worked on recently and that was gasket failure? does the smoke stop after warm up? have you had your air intake/filter checked? as a blockage of the air intake causes lots of smoke from the exhaust? try starting the car with top of the airbox open.

Julian