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by bongo frenzee
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Small coolant loss, is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: Small coolant loss, is this normal?

I've found it! :D My first ever look under the passenger seat :oops: The bleed hose was rubbing on a sharp bit of a clip that holds a wiring loom to the inside of the body and had made a hole. Watched the video to identify the hose and for now we've cut it down below the hole and re-sealed it with t...
by bongo frenzee
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Small coolant loss, is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: Small coolant loss, is this normal?

Well, I've definitely got a leak :( . Came back from a week away (Bongo on the drive all week) to find a small damp patch under the passenger side, just below where the pillar between the front and sliding doors is. The fluid is definitely coolant as I've collected some in a bowl. Had to top it up t...
by bongo frenzee
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Small coolant loss, is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: Small coolant loss, is this normal?

any water loss is a problem,may just be a small problem today,but tomorrow. whats the recent history with the motor----had new rad last year etc,or a burst hose 6 months ago,all this may help us to help you. It's a new import, I'm the first UK owner and it was fully serviced on arrival with coolant...
by bongo frenzee
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Small coolant loss, is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Small coolant loss, is this normal?

We've just had our Bongo a year now, and over the past couple of months the coolant alarm has 'muttered' a bit just at the start of a journey, when cornering. I had assumed this was due to the coolant being cold and/or the level changing as I drove round corners as the level looked fine on the flat ...
by bongo frenzee
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Campsites
Topic: Lake District
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: Lake District

We stayed here last August http://www.churchstile.com/homepage.htm and recommend it, there are 2 nice pubs in the village (walking distance) and you can walk to the shore of Wastwater as well.
by bongo frenzee
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011
Replies: 210
Views: 27593

Re: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011

We're coming, and the chocolate cake is ready! :D
by bongo frenzee
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Inside rear light help
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Inside rear light help

I had the same problem and it was a corroded fuse, might be worth checking.
by bongo frenzee
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp Gauge Fluctuating
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Temp Gauge Fluctuating

I had a similar problem when I first got my Bongo, although the needle was dropping (down to cold/9 o'clock) rather than rising up to 3 o'clock - it was the connector between the thermostat and the gauge that was loose - once replaced it has been fine. Sorry I'm not in the slightest bit mechanically...
by bongo frenzee
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011
Replies: 210
Views: 27593

Re: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011

Oh dear, no portaloo = no camping for us then :( . Might pop over for the day though.
by bongo frenzee
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011
Replies: 210
Views: 27593

Re: Tackeroo 3 - Sunday 17th April 2011

Does "no facilities" mean no toilets? :?: :shock:
by bongo frenzee
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: Rutland Water..... Revisited 2011
Replies: 51
Views: 6658

Re: Rutland Water..... Revisited 2011

We would love to have come but we'll be in Las Vegas! 8)
by bongo frenzee
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Bored with Butties phase 51a
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Bored with Butties phase 51a

Mmmmm... dead pig items.....
by bongo frenzee
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Electric blinds sluggish in cold
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Electric blinds sluggish in cold

have this problem with my o/s master switch. It can take repeated pressing to get blinds to operate, then they settle. I think the switch is probably a little tired (perhaps age and infrequent use have allowed oxide to get on the contacts?). Try a clean (maybe a squirt of lectrical contact cleaner ...
by bongo frenzee
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Electric blinds sluggish in cold
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Electric blinds sluggish in cold

Maybe the sliders down the sides could do with a little greasing/oiling, graphite might be better ? Are they on the L/B that might be a little lower in voltage given the temperature as well. I'll try greasing them but as I say they are fine when it's not as cold as at present which is why I thought...
by bongo frenzee
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Electric blinds sluggish in cold
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Electric blinds sluggish in cold

Has anyone else noticed their electric blinds seem reluctant to move in the cold weather? Mine take a few pushes of the switches to get them to operate, and I wondered if the motors were freezing up? They're fine when it's not so cold.