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Maintenance

Post by Ian » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:03 pm

I came across this during an idle moment. It gives a good overview of common problems on the Bongo.

http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/advic ... yers-guide
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Re: Maintenance

Post by Bob » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:32 pm

Nice one.

Worth a 'Sticky' and/or add to the 'Buying a Bongo' info in the Mamber's Area.
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Re: Overheating

Post by Bongo Charlie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:02 pm

Hi I can't figure out how to post this on a separate post??

Our 1997 2.5 diesel Bongo was loosing coolant last year, I drove it a few weeks ago and there was a gurgling & knocking noise from the front header tank & the temperature gauge went up to h, parked it up & haven't driven it since, I've bought a thermostat & water pump & a 1.1 header tank cap which I'm going to attempt myself, any advice would be very helpful, reading post on this site I'm thinking its the head gasket???
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Re: Maintenance

Post by Northern Bongolow » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:34 am

if you post your rough location someone local may help/ advise or steer you towards someone in your area that knows bongo.s
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Re: Overheating

Post by cmm303 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:24 pm

bongo wrote:Hi I can't figure out how to post this on a separate post??

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Re: Maintenance

Post by Simon Jones » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:04 pm

The comment in the article about looking for oil in the header tank as being a sign of head gasket failure might be true for many vehicles but I've never heard of any Bongos exhibiting that symptom.
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Re: Maintenance

Post by Northern Bongolow » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:25 pm

me neither mate.


thanks for the how to instructions, ian sent them to me too.

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Re: Maintenance

Post by teenmal » Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 am

Simon Jones wrote:The comment in the article about looking for oil in the header tank as being a sign of head gasket failure might be true for many vehicles but I've never heard of any Bongos exhibiting that symptom.

That's probably because the WLTD (normally) uses a multi layer gasket and its usually the head that goes crackers, but the gasket can still leak between the valve gear oil supply port and the water jacket .