Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

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Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:11 pm

Hi everyone!
I bought a bongo yesterday but on the journey home I noticed a problem driving on the motorway. A rear wheel was wobbling, and when inspected at home (after a 120 mile journey) the wheel came away in our hands!
I now have a lovely bongo, but only three wheels...
Its a N plate, 1996, 4WD and 15inch wheel. Tyre size 195 x 70 x 15.
Where can I get a replacement in the south wales area? Any ideas? Should I look to scrap yards or a dealer?
Thanks in advance (and can't wait to get out in my bongo!!!)
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by g8dhe » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:15 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Are you missing the nuts, presumably you still have the actual wheel itself, or is it damaged ?
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by Northern Bongolow » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 pm

shouldnt have 195.s on the rear!!!!.
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Post by g8dhe » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:18 pm

If you do need an actual wheel see this link http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/ ... 70#p600370
You might also be able to get a Relay (between forum users) to get it across to you ...
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 pm

Hi northern,I'm new to this (only 1 day) so advice for wheels would be greatly appreciated! What shoulni be using? The tyre pressures were all out too.
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Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:23 pm

Thanks GH, I'll look there as well. Once I find out what sizes I should use!
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by Northern Bongolow » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 pm

the wheel should be correct, its the tyre size that is the issue, it should have 195 70 15 fronts, and larger on the rears, usually 215 65 15 on the
back.
some use all four the same size as the rears so rotation is easier.

there is a plate on the door B post that gives the correct sizes.
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT AS YOURS IS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE.

use the search tab at the top right of the screen and search for wheel and tyre sizes and have a read. :wink: .


welcome to the world of bongo.s. :) :wink:
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Thanks again Northern, that's really helpful. Will read up on the forum and get myself the Haynes manual for Bongos I saw on Amazon.
Cheers!
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by Simon Jones » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:39 pm

lee1972 wrote:Thanks again Northern, that's really helpful. Will read up on the forum and get myself the Haynes manual for Bongos I saw on Amazon.
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Out of interest, did you buy the Bongo from the Bristol area, perhaps via eBay? Either way, you may be wise to get it checked over for peace of mind.
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Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:53 pm

Got it from a private seller in Pembrokeshire. Did view a few in bristol as well though. Is there avreason why you mentioned bristol? My father in law knows a lot about cars and is giving it a going over in his garage for me, hopefully no more surprises!
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Post by Simon Jones » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:02 pm

That's ok then :). There has been quite a lot of discussion on the forum regarding seller(s) from Bristol who list vehicles on eBay that are perhaps not all they are cracked up to be. Glad to here you've got someone who can check it over for you just to be on the safe side.
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Post by lee1972 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks, this forum has loads of helpful bongonauts :-) and I really appreciate the advice.
Happy Bongo-ing!
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Post by David Edwards » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi Lee whereabouts are you, I am in Aberdare, cheapest place for tyres is Sardis Road tyres at Pontypridd, I have had mine 10 years now and am running 215's all round, £47.50 each fitted. Tons of stuff on here mate, never be afraid to ask any question, no matter how daft you might think it is, we have all been there.
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by lee1972 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:13 pm

Thanks David, its not just a tyre, I need as 15 inch wheel too! The journey home ruined the stud holes and they became egg shaped. If you know of anywhere I can get a wheel, it would be appreciated. Cheers, lee
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Re: Hello! Newbie advice please for a new wheel.

Post by Simon Jones » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Steel or alloy? I've got a steel wheel with bald tyre which I'm planning on fitting a replacement tyre so it can be sold as fully functioning spare. I could probably do a deal if you're desperate.
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