New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

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BongoJonny
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New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by BongoJonny » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:33 pm

Hi everyone I am new to the forum bought a bongo around a week ago to tow my race car around the country when its finished its a 96 p reg 2.5 TD AWD with 98k on the clock its a little rough around the edges but then again I didnt pay a lot only faults I know of are air con not working and fuel gauge at the moment.

Heres a piccy Ive just changed the wheels yesterday :)

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mikeWalsall
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by mikeWalsall » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:49 pm

If you take it in for an AC re gas they should find if any of the pipes are corroded through ..

Normally the fuel gauge is an easy fix .. just needs a wire linking the fuel tank to a nice clear earth on the cars body ..


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Wixenford Depot
Colesdown Hill
Plymouth
PL9 8AA
P. 01752 403400
M. 07970 301013
E. allan@allansvehicleservices.co.uk
W. allansvehicleservices.co.uk
How to fix a Mazda Bongo fuel gauge
.
No drilling needed
.
It’s common fo
r the fuel gauge to read either
intermittently or not at all. This
is usually
due to an
earthing
fault.
Try this
simple fix
.
Kneel down beside the driver’s door, look underneath your Bongo.
You’ll see the rectangular bulge of the fuel tank under the floor.
A ‘lipped’ seam runs around the tank.
This seam has holes pre
-
drilled into it
.
Now l
ook towards
the rear of the Bongo
.
Just in front of the drivers side rear wheel there’s a ‘T’ shaped metal plate that runs from the sill to
the chassis.
There are 2 holes pre
-
drilled in it.
Or, just behind the offside pillar, there’s a 10mm nut that holds hoses in pl
ace
.
Select a hole on the tank, and either a hole on the plate, or the 10mm nut.
Measure the distance between them.
Cut a length of electrical wire to this length.
Attach an eyelet connector to each end of wire.
Attach the connectors using self tapping scr
ews or small nut & and bolt.
The job's done.
If this hasn’t fixed the fuel gauge fault, contact us, we can fix it
.
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by Bob » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:37 pm

Very warm welcome, Bongy looks good. :D
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by Cab-ova pete » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:24 pm

Looks identical to mine :shock: nice ride matey 8)
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by BongoJonny » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:37 pm

Cab-ova pete wrote:Looks identical to mine :shock: nice ride matey 8)
I bet mine has more filler :lol: and thanks haha
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by Bob » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:28 am

You looked on the drive, Pete. :lol:
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Mrs Muppet
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by Mrs Muppet » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:28 pm

Welcome from another West Yorkshire Bongo :-)
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Re: New Bongo Owner from West Yorkshire

Post by BongoJonny » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:37 pm

thanks for the warm welcome everyone.