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 Post subject: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:23 pm 
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Hi hope someone can help please.
I have LPG on my Dodge Ram (5.2) running a 40mm cylinder and emer multivalve. I have had a couple of instances where it wont fill more that a pound at a station, assume thats a dodgy valve... then yesterday after filling I removed the connector at the station and it tried to vent all the gas out of the fill point, I refitted it to the pump and put a bit more in and it stopped.
Is that another problem with the multivalve or with the fillpoint on the car?
any help would be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:13 pm 
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There should be a non-return valve inside the filler connector and another one at the fill point on the tank. So if the one at the tank is faulty, the one at the filler stops any gas from escaping. If the one at the filler is faulty, then you'll lose the contents of the pipe between the tank and filler which is probably what happened when it tried to vent.

How old is the tank and valve, is it exposed to the elements or inside, do you have a proper UK bayonet filler or some dodgy thing that needs an adapter and do you keep a cap on the filler to keep dirt out?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:38 pm 
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Just bought the car so no idea on age. Valve on tank is in the car. Had a couple of issues filling. looks like a normal UK bayonet fitting. When i removed the pump from the fill point it vented continuously until I put the pump back on, tried a few times...got freeze burn on my hand...only stopped as I filled it again and must have sorted it.
From what you said it suggests that if the multivalve is faulty the fill point will stop the gas escape and the fact that it didn't that perhaps both are faulty...is that correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:39 pm 
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forgot to add, I do keep the cap on the filler. tank is inside as is valve


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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:43 pm 
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If it was a one-off, i'd say the person using the LPG pump before you dropped it and got some grit on the nozzle that got stuck in the fill point non-return valve. That said it seems you've had several problems filling up?
As such i think you might be looking at replacing the multivalve and the filler. Personally i'f i had several problems of that nature i'd replace them both to be on the safe side anyway. :wink: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help please
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:56 pm 
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Thanks I think you are right. Appreciate the advice.


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