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by Eratosthenes
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Flashing charge light
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Flashing charge light

Thanks for both posts.

We left the Bongo at home and did 2 trips in the wifes car to get away as originally planned.

After talking with Karl and the your advice, when I get home I will be isolating the SCR and take it from there.
by Eratosthenes
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Flashing charge light
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Flashing charge light

Geoff, The dash charge light appears to be full intensity, as do other other dash lights. When I noticed it flashing last night I returned home, about half an hour driving and as far as the engine performed, that seemed normal. With regards to the relay under the bonnet, with engine running and in t...
by Eratosthenes
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Flashing charge light
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Flashing charge light

Geoff,

When I turn on the ignition all warning lights are on as expected When I start the engine the charge light immediately goes off for about a second or so then starts a regular on off pattern, - about a second or so on and then a second or so off.
by Eratosthenes
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Flashing charge light
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Flashing charge light

Geoff,
Thanks for the reply.
I am not sure if I have the old or new style split relay, its about 4 years since I purchased it from Karl.
Do you think it is worth disconnecting the leisure battery or would you have to remove the relay to
see if it makes a difference?
by Eratosthenes
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Flashing charge light
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Flashing charge light

All packed and set off for a few days. Stopped for some petrol after about half an hours drive, on leaving the garage I noticed the charging light was flashing. Drove home without any problem but the light is still flashing. The van is a V6 petrol. I have a leisure battery fitted which is 3 or 4 yea...
by Eratosthenes
Sun May 09, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: Free full size spare
Replies: 23
Views: 4306

Re: Free full size spare

Bob,

Covid put the mockers on many things. Are you still after steel rims? If so are you going to Fforest Fields? (either for the bash or any other time)?
If so I can take them there as I am spending most weekends there.
by Eratosthenes
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 aircon burny smell
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: V6 aircon burny smell

Similar problem last year, used additive as suggested by Geoff and ran it like that for a few months then had all seals, belt and water pump changed plus a bearing. Carried out by a Bongo experienced garage and cost me almost £800.
by Eratosthenes
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Revcounter not working
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Revcounter not working

Had a similar problem about 18 months ago - lots of info on what to check - search for original post "Alternator slow to start" - mine ended up being alternator.
by Eratosthenes
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diagnose more V6 emissions? (CO,but Lambda seems fine) DON'T DELETE
Replies: 22
Views: 1979

Re: Diagnose more V6 emissions? (CO,but Lambda seems fine) DON'T DELETE

Thanks to this thread and informative posts, i passed on the links posted and guess what - it was all sorted in half an hour. Emissions retested and no warning lights! Say no more.
by Eratosthenes
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diagnose more V6 emissions? (CO,but Lambda seems fine) DON'T DELETE
Replies: 22
Views: 1979

Re: Diagnose more V6 emissions? (CO,but Lambda seems fine) DON'T DELETE

I have read and re read this post with interest. Due to the current lockdown and having to be extremely cautious because of my wifes lack of immunity as a result of a cancer operation I didn't feel happy travelling 20 miles to the regular garage I normally use for an MOT. A local garage that I have ...
by Eratosthenes
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another unidentified noise - my V6
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Another unidentified noise - my V6

Just thought I would update. So my Bongo V6 was recovered to A and S Motor Repairs in Caerphilly. I knew it would have to sit there for a couple of weeks because of their commitments and leave, but not a problem because of travel restrictions and lockdown. A full cam belt kit was fitted plus the wat...
by Eratosthenes
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another unidentified noise - my V6
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Another unidentified noise - my V6

Update. Started it up today. I think the noise originates from close to the plastic cam belt cover at front right hand side of engine - the vibrations certainly feel stronger here. Tomorrow courtesy of the RAC it will be transported to A & S in Caerphilly to diagnose and repair. It would have go...
by Eratosthenes
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another unidentified noise - my V6
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Another unidentified noise - my V6

When stationary, if I apply a few revs, there seems to be a brief clatter for 1 or 2 seconds, possibly like tin plates banging together, and the same when I reduce revs. Had both seats open and it seems to becoming from the front area of the engine. I have tried to listen for it the old fashion way ...
by Eratosthenes
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Virus Malware Be aware
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Virus Malware Be aware

Hi plonkatronix, Thanks for the very informative reply. Some of the details I find quite alarming to say the least! I am no IT expert but do take the security seriously. I forwarded the mail to phising.gov.uk and was advised they had a backlog of 1.2 million reports! So I guess nothing will happen t...
by Eratosthenes
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Virus Malware Be aware
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Virus Malware Be aware

Believe it or not I received the same email again this afternoon.