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by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: New Bongo Member
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: New Bongo Member

Did you get the part serial number from the actual gas strut itself or are your quoting the part# from the mechanical diagrams ? Earlier than 1997/8 its specified as S10K56940B, From the diagrams its specified as S52 S56940 for the 1997/8 version, From the diagrams its specified as S61 S56940 for th...
by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Van won't rev up.
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Van won't rev up.

Which engine do you have ?
Not wise to tow an automatic other than very short distances at low speed as the ATF oil is not being pumped around or cooled so very easy to cook your box! Most cases its best to use your breakdown service to flatbed it to your garage for sorting,
by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: New Bongo Member
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: New Bongo Member

Yes you need the right struts, as the Aero version the roof goes higher than non-Aero ones Aero appeared around 2000 I think, but check the number on the struts themselves and the length the 2nd edition as they call them "Please check that your strut measures 999mm from centre of end fixing to ...
by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: New Bongo Member
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: New Bongo Member

The roof beeping is showing that the motors are taking more of the strain of lifting the roof than the gas struts, the motors are EXPENSIVE to replace, whilst the gas struts are a tenth of the price, also if the motors fail you will have a major problem in raising the roof to replace them (they are ...
by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon pipe sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Aircon pipe sizes ?

Thanks Doone, yes I've had a cursory look for a label nothing visible but to be fair its usually when I've been doing some additional wiring, so may have a more detailed check in a bit. It looks like who ever did the undersealing also decided to spray a lot of bits under the bonnet as a lot of the p...
by g8dhe
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: New Bongo Member
Replies: 11
Views: 98

Re: New Bongo Member

Welcome to the group! Not sure how you checked the head for cracks ? The cracks when they occur are inside the cylinder head itself; Head-cylinderNo3copy-1.jpg As to loading things on the roof, there are fixing points on the roof 8mm (on the AFT) used for racks, but you will need to remove any load ...
by g8dhe
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon pipe sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Aircon pipe sizes ?

Right here we go this is for;
Body number SG5W-500904 Date of issue 12/21/2001
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So that is 11.85mm outside diameter for the pipe feeding the "H" high pressure fill valve.
The pipe from the top of the drier tank is 8.32mm outside diameter.
by g8dhe
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon pipe sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Aircon pipe sizes ?

Yes that's why I'm thinking mine might be only 750g + 50pag as its December 2001 off the production line, it would just be nice to make an easy measure of one of the pipes that are easy to reach and know for sure. Infact I will do that now and post my measurements and see if anyone can do similar fo...
by g8dhe
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Belt Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Belt Sizes

There listed in the shop https://bongoland.co.uk/?s=belts&post_type=product two prices
by g8dhe
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Tail Fuse (15A) Blowing
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Tail Fuse (15A) Blowing

Difficult to be certain, my first guess will be the LED's are faulty, unless they are from a well known manufacturer and CE marked then my guess would be duff ones of poor quality, much the same as solar panels, the cells / diodes are tested by manufacturers and only the real grade A ones used, the ...
by g8dhe
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Tail Fuse (15A) Blowing
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Tail Fuse (15A) Blowing

As there are several lamps all in parallel you will always see continuity thru one or more lamps!
The tail lights are in the side clusters - at least in the older vehicles.
Fitting any type of LED is not a good move the reflectors and circuitry are not designed to use them.
by g8dhe
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Aircon pipe sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Aircon pipe sizes ?

Thanks Ian, I don't need any new seals, the system seems to be holding OK, but KwickFits machine broke down after filling it with only 700g of refrigerant (so no charge), but it suddenly came to my mind that maybe it was a later version and not the older type! However whilst its cooling its not the ...
by g8dhe
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Bleeding Coolant system in 2.5 Diesel.
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Bleeding Coolant system in 2.5 Diesel.

Ah think you need to think about this a bit more :-) The compressor is used to create a vacuum using the Venturi effect ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect ) you use this after first draining the system and flushing any debris out first from the various parts. The vacuum created by the ve...
by g8dhe
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT roof light - the "secret" switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: AFT roof light - the "secret" switch

Its one of a pair of switches, one each side, that detect when the roof has reached the fully down position and the sliders are inside the shrouds that stop them lifting when you drive. The nearside one also turns off the internal light as well ;-)