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by mikeonb4c
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongos in Japan
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Bongos in Japan

We used to import them, about 12 -15 years ago. Many were cherished family cars. They're popular for escaping from the city, to the country. Of the many, two that stood out were one that had one that had been owned by a Geisha firm in Kyoto. It was black, gleaming, with lots of chrome accessories. ...
by mikeonb4c
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Anxiety over changing the cam belt - 2.5 diesel.
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: Anxiety over changing the cam belt - 2.5 diesel.

As I said.... You do not need to remove the glow plugs to change a cam belt, the reason some people might remove them is to turn the engine over easier, but it is not required and could lead to complications. If you realy want to remove the glow/heater plugs and it would make you feel better that i...
by mikeonb4c
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: UK National Bash Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: UK National Bash Cancelled

Well, we know where we would all be setting of for today, or at least loading up to travel for the weekend. Sickener that campsites can open in a few days, but that doesn't mean as we know them, and there was no choice making the decision. Let's be thankful for our family, friends, Bongos, and all ...
by mikeonb4c
Thu May 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

Very interesting post Karen and lots to think about there. It will be interesting to see what happens in terms of support for rural communities who need the return of visitors for their economic wellbeing but who need measures in place to control the risks that visitors bring. Hope you're keeping we...
by mikeonb4c
Thu May 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT color
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: AFT color

Does any one know what the paint colour for the grey fibreglass in the AFT. Never have seen / heard what paint colour it is and it almost seems more like a pigmented gel coat than a paint. People seem to have redone it successfully using everything from ordinary vehicle spray paint to ( from memory...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

As I see it the main problem is the campsite facilities. Toilet and shower blocks would have to remain closed. Or perhaps restricted to one-at-a-time followed by an immediate deep clean of all surfaces. What i find interesting about all this is that i can see the govt having to underwrite new job c...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: sliding door and flat battery.
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: sliding door and flat battery.

Isolating the battery is only a good idea IF there is a parasitic drain on a temporary basis.?? I've tended to suggest it when a person is having trouble establishing if there is a parasitic drain and/or where its coming from. In that situation, getting a new battery and having it tell you there is...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day 2020
Topic: Bongo birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Bongo birthday

My dad was a Lanc pilot and I was told many stories by his crew. Mike, my uncle was a tail gunner in a Lanc. He never really settled afterwards and ended up in NZ. We're lucky to only be asked to sit at home and wait out a virus. So true. I think my dad joined for the adventure but i suspect he dem...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Parts No Longer Available
Replies: 51
Views: 27963

Re: Parts No Longer Available

Ian wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 1:46 pm Sump Plugs HE031040A have been discontinued.
Get a Pela pump :lol: But seriously, are they not a fairly generic/standard item?
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

You can drive anywhere in England for exercise or 'leisure purposes' there appears to be no legislative restrictions on how far you may travel, you are not supposed to stay elsewhere other than your home address overnight though. I will be using the Bongo again to go walking and cycling on my own o...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: sliding door and flat battery.
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: sliding door and flat battery.

A crude workaround could be to disconnect a battery terminal when bongo not in use (or fit an isolating battery terminal as its then very quick to isolate the battery). Hopefully Geoff may give his thoughts on this (and best type of isolating terminal). My other question for Geoff and the techies is...
by mikeonb4c
Tue May 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day 2020
Topic: Bongo birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: Bongo birthday

I do love the sound of a Spitfire engine! Someone should pop one in a Bongo, it would be a great 25th birthday present! I have been lucky enough to hear that sound very frequently as they were flying a two seater out of Biggin Hill several times a day for the last couple of years, usually out over ...
by mikeonb4c
Mon May 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

I wonder if they might allow camping in a bit as its already being flagged up in the media as a very 'social distancing friendly' way of taking a break. I can see Bongo values increasing :lol:
by mikeonb4c
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Was It You?
Topic: Oh Dear
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Re: Oh Dear

Know that spot very well from my teens when we used to walk those hills. Bl**dy cheek using image of a Bongo (or any vehicle that wasnt the one in question) :evil:
by mikeonb4c
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Washer bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Washer bottle

Done mine more than once, for failed pumps, and need to do it again for failed rear pump. I had to remove leisure but job still not so bad. Main hassle was making sure washer bottle didnt have small leak on reassembly as with everything wet it can be hard to be sure and its a pain discovering a week...