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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Farewell reversing mirror (glass only)
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by fed » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 pm

Hello all! just joined the bongo world last week. Really excited! Regarding this topic, I do lots of design/manufacturing of plastic, rubber & metal components for work. I have easy access to many professional manufacturing tools (3d printers, CNC machines etc). With the exclusion of functional/safety critical components (for obvious reason) I'll might be able to help creating some spare parts. Let me know how can I help!

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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by mikeonb4c » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:23 am

fed wrote: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 pm Hello all! just joined the bongo world last week. Really excited! Regarding this topic, I do lots of design/manufacturing of plastic, rubber & metal components for work. I have easy access to many professional manufacturing tools (3d printers, CNC machines etc). With the exclusion of functional/safety critical components (for obvious reason) I'll might be able to help creating some spare parts. Let me know how can I help!

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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by g8dhe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 am

I wonder about de-gassing tanks, given the problems people have with stained ones and availability of "new" ones ?
I think Haydn looked into a metal version after cracks started to appear in some as I recall but the cost was not appealing at the time.
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by fed » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:13 pm

That's an interesting one. A few issues come to my mind:

1. These functional plastic components need to be injection moulded with suitable materials and welded. Nothing that can't be done, however the tooling cost will be significant. It can only work if there are enough people interested in this part and willing to split the tooling equally. I wish 3d printing was advanced enough to be an option in this case but we are not quite there yet.

2. An alternative is to go for the Aluminium option like the Delica guys. This solution seems to be working but it requires some welding, which will have an impact on the cost too (and good welding skills).

Furthermore, I am a bit reluctant to make any mechanical/functional parts. I am happy to make small parts for hobby (internal plastic/metal components etc) as long as they don’t take too much time. Functional parts require a completely different mindset to be done properly (testing, quality assurance etc). There is also a discussion around liability.

Obviously I would be more than happy to support but I don’t have the time/resources to take the responsibility of this :)
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:46 pm

Sump Plugs HE031040A have been discontinued.
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed May 13, 2020 10:40 am

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?
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Alkers » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:10 pm

Can you track down part no. 28012A, I've done a forum search and it doesn't appear that it's no longer available but everywhere I've tried is saying it's no longer available from Mazda.

I need two of them!
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:40 pm

That's not a part number. That's a Drawing Number. Which page of the EPC was it on? What's the description?
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Alkers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Apologies Ian,
S10H28012 "Sheet, Rubber" from http://www.lushprojects.com/bongopartsm ... f02.html#2

It shows as 28012A on that diagram, its a rubber gasket at the top of the rear coil springs. Two of them are keeping my van off the road currently!

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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:07 pm

Checked with Japan and part is no longer manufactured. Did a cross reference and part is not compatible with other vehicles. Sorry about that.
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Allans » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:39 pm

Air Hose FEMJ13752 no longer in production. Its the one thats wider at one end than the other. It fits the air intake pipe on the 2l. Although several sites list it, none can obtain it.
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:46 am

Cheers Allan, will add it to list
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Ian » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:57 pm

Farewell to the rear prop shaft for a 4WD diesel. But this firm will recondition one for you www.propshaft.co.uk
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Re: Parts No Longer Available

Post by Alkers » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:51 pm

Ian wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:07 pm Checked with Japan and part is no longer manufactured. Did a cross reference and part is not compatible with other vehicles. Sorry about that.
Should this be added to the list in that case or are you aware of an alternative supplier or anything?