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by Chief Brody
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diesel Heater and stand pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Diesel Heater and stand pipe

Less convenient, but would it be worth fitting a small, extra, tank for the heater? Only if all else fails. Hi Bob. I have thought about that but it's finding room that will be difficult. I have a leisure battery, so no room there. If I could find room, I think it would have to be a tiny tank. But ...
by Chief Brody
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diesel Heater and stand pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Diesel Heater and stand pipe

Hi Rita. Yes in the engine bay near the T piece. Wasn't sure if it was best for the pump to be closer to the T piece or the heater so tried both. Hi Nth. Yes, I was really careful about orientating the pump correctly. Works fine with the 5L diesel can, just not with the fuel line. Thank you both for...
by Chief Brody
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diesel Heater and stand pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: Diesel Heater and stand pipe

Thanks Rita. That was the last thing I tried yesterday. I moved the pump over to the drivers side. No difference.
by Chief Brody
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Diesel Heater and stand pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Diesel Heater and stand pipe

Hi all. I've recently been installing a Planar 2D diesel heater and have encountered a few problems. I have the heater under the passenger seat, the pump close by, taking a tee from the bongo fuel line under the drivers seat. It worked fine a few times but after I fixed everything in place the burne...
by Chief Brody
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Removing winter pack
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Removing winter pack

Thank you Geoff. So me blocking off the two pipes is good enough? I blocked off the thin one on the left by twisting an bolt into it. Same to the pipe on the right facing up. Hoping this is enough. Worried it might not be 100% air tight. Thanks again.
by Chief Brody
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Removing winter pack
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Removing winter pack

Ok, well I had a look in the members area and found the instructions for installing a heater in a new shape bongo with winter pack. This made things a little clearer to me. However, it mentioned the following: 3 way connector, replace with single reducer or block off open end of the pipe which went ...
by Chief Brody
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Removing winter pack
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Removing winter pack

Hi all. Hope someone can confirm that I've done ok with this. I have a 1998 2.5 TD winter pack Bongo and have been wanting to make space under the front passenger seat to install a heater. This is what was here before I started: https://i.imgur.com/ZLGn5we.jpg?2 I removed everything that looked like...
by Chief Brody
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Removable fly netting repair
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Removable fly netting repair

I was hoping you would find a way to make a decent repair without removing the tent as I also have a tear. It gets worse every time someone sleeps up there. I'm hesitant to remove the tent to have someone repair it. Let me know if you work something out.
by Chief Brody
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Strange noise with key in ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Strange noise with key in ignition

Thanks for both replies. This was a noise I've never heard before from any car. It really didn't sound healthy. It was like a loud grinding straight after I put the key in the ignition. Like something was trying to do something but had slightly seized. Then the rev counter started moving up. Very st...
by Chief Brody
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Strange noise with key in ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Strange noise with key in ignition

Hi all. Not sure if anyone else has ever had this. Very strange. I put the key in ignition this morning and as soon as I turned it to the first position (waiting for the light to go out before starting up) , a grinding noise emitted from somewhere. Was quite loud and sounded a bit like a loud slowly...
by Chief Brody
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Few Bodywork Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Few Bodywork Questions

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Do all Bongos have rust developing with the gutters? There is surface rust running along the inside of the gutter that I'm hoping I cant just sand off and treat. Really just looking for the gutters to not get much worse. Thanks again Geoff.
by Chief Brody
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Few Bodywork Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Few Bodywork Questions

Thanks for the replies. That makes sense Geoff and seems to be what I'm referring to. I definitely have some holes along one gutter side. Not sure what the story is there. I have attached a few pictures. I am hoping mines doesn't get to the stage yours did but not sure what I can do to prevent that....
by Chief Brody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Few Bodywork Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Few Bodywork Questions

Hi all. I'm doing a few touch ups and have a couple of questions for the experts. I'm confused by the awning rails on either side of the Bongo. One side has a few holes in it while the other side does not. Both sides also have signs that there should be holes but there aren't. Not sure if I'm making...
by Chief Brody
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo cut out, black smoke, ok on driveway
Replies: 31
Views: 2517

Re: Bongo cut out, black smoke, ok on driveway

Thanks again for your last post Geoff. The circuit swap loom and the new relay etc should be arriving soon. I'll update the thread with how I get on. You've been a real help. Thanks for taking the time.
by Chief Brody
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bongo cut out, black smoke, ok on driveway
Replies: 31
Views: 2517

Re: Bongo cut out, black smoke, ok on driveway

Very helpful Geoff, thank you. Well that was close. Glad I waited for your thoughts before purchasing. I'll go for the one in your link. From searching I can see others here have bought the same. He also sells the the fuse circuit swap looms. All in all, not cheap, but I'm paying for quality and to ...