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by sotal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Headlight Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Headlight Polishing

I bought a kit and did ours (one side only as the other side has always been ok - perhaps a replaced light unit?) It was absolutely fantastic and was sealed with a UV sealant etc, however after a few months it starts to dull again. Nothing major and it wasn't mentioned on the MOT but now when lookin...
by sotal
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Oil query
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Oil query

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I didn't expect quite as much to come out. I quickly tiles the filter back to stop it leaking much but quite a lot came out of the engine after it was removed.
by sotal
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Oil query
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Oil query

I've got a drip tray, it was just in the wrong place when I removed the filter!
by sotal
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Oil query
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Oil query

Oil and filter done today, was doing well until I took the filter out and spilled a load on the drive :oops: I've spent a fair bit of time under it recently. New brake discs and pads on the front New front drop links New rear ARB bushes New exhaust mid section New exhaust rear section I've got front...
by sotal
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Trolley jacks for the bongo
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Trolley jacks for the bongo

I've gone for the 3 ton SGS one, as I'm pretty sure the previous one was a 2 ton and although it has worked for a few years the seals let go which could well have been to do with it being close to the limit (or perhaps just age!) The SGS one looks good and although it is called a 3 ton one, the manu...
by sotal
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Trolley jacks for the bongo
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Trolley jacks for the bongo

Obviously I don't put so much as a finger nail under a vehicle without stands. How do you get the stand under without going under 🤣 Seriously though, I use 3 ton axle stands, I'm always happy with the rear on the bongo as it has a proper axle to put them under. Where do you put them at the front. I...
by sotal
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Trolley jacks for the bongo
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Trolley jacks for the bongo

After 2 previous repairs, my trusty old trolley jack has decided to squirt all its fluid out over the drive. My old one was around 20 years old, so had done well but I have no idea on the spec. I think it was a 2 ton one. It is currently required most for the bongo so want to get something best suit...
by sotal
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Front brakes done
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Front brakes done

If got tomorrow set to one side to get the brakes sorted on the bongo, but thought I'd get a start tonight as the weather was nice and then I'd be all setup and ready tomorrow. It all went fantastically and they were both done in an hour or so, I don't think I've ever done discs and pads so quickly ...
by sotal
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Location for rear cam/ reversing camera
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Location for rear cam/ reversing camera

Mine is on the top edge of the number plate. The wire pushed in between the head lining and the trim from the front of the vehicle to the back. Then I just followed other words through the rubber hinge grommet into the tailgate. I removed the tailgate for card and fed the wires through. Connected th...
by sotal
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Dim headlight - ground issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Dim headlight - ground issue?

Mine was the plug, wasn't too hard to change. I seem to remember doing it in the dark one evening. It did require a bit of soldering IIRC and was a little limited on space. I took the headlight unit out. I bought a pair of plugs figuring the offside would need change soon after but a couple of years...
by sotal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front ARB drop links and rear ARB bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Front ARB drop links and rear ARB bushes

All passed and back on the road again. Still got a slight knocking from the front end. The new drop links have improved it but it hasn't gone altogether. I will try the front ARB bushes at some point. I don't think it is the strut top bearing as was suggested because it doesn't make the noise when t...
by sotal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Anyone considered an induction hob ... ?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Anyone considered an induction hob ... ?

Ours has 2kw and 1.5kw plates which although do not cook as quick as the gas cooker, we still manage to cook all meals no problem. We were given a single electric hob which is 2.2kw and we find it cooks quicker than the gas cooker. Our hookup pack includes: Single hob Travel kettle (800w) Mini elec...
by sotal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Oil query
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Oil query

I'm due the next oil change soon. I've got 6L of oil left from another car that I sold and was just wondering if I could use it in the bongo. In the past I have used 5w30 or 10w40 as both were listed in the manual. I have some 5w40 which was for a VW PD engine. Can I use that? Logic would make me th...
by sotal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Uprated Suspension Springs
Replies: 46
Views: 5182

Re: Uprated Suspension Springs

I'm quite tempted by these we currently have... A mid conversion, original rear bench seat (which weighs a ton) Ply floor (which added a bit of weight) Roof box - pretty much permanently fitted now Rear Thule bike carrier permanently fitted on the tailgate. Either storage box or bikes on the rack (n...
by sotal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Front ARB drop links and rear ARB bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Front ARB drop links and rear ARB bushes

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Nice and shiny!