I seem to remember a thread along those lines (subject), does anyone else? I couldn't find it.
Just had a customer here - Can I have a quick look at his LPG system and tell him how to switch it on?
The switch lit as it should when waiting to switch-over to LPG but it doesn't switch over.. I found because the reducer heating circuit isn't plumbed in and the ECU wiring hasn't been completed
The 4 hole tank is just thrown in the boot totally unsecured, no vent piping or bulkhead fittings, tank gauge reads 95% full, filler loose in the boot colour coded for a different coloured vehicle, poly reducer gas feed run straight past the exhaust manifold, ECU loose, wiring to ECU runs between rubber bonnet seal and bonnet, blue silicone vacuum hose runs to the reducer (wouldn't expect this system to even have a vacuum connection), suspension pump relocated to the boot and self tappers used to loosely fasten it to boot interior trim.
Customer reckons he bought the car in good faith as LPG system working and fitted by a pro but it's obvious the system was removed from another X5 (bracket to secure Keihin's atop the engine same as those I've seen made by a certain Prins installer - whom I'm sure didn't fit it on this vehicle!) and only half fitted by someone who didn't know what they were doing. It may be coming back next week for me to complete the wiring and front end plumbing, told him there's no guarantee the system is in 100% working order, if it works I'll be making sure it's safe.. I advised the customer accordingly of course, so if it's going to cost too much to put right he should at least have me take the system off.. but I reckon it'll work, just needs properly fitting etc.
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