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by rich r
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru Tribeca 3.0 H6
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Subaru Tribeca 3.0 H6

I never had any issues really with oil consumption on any of my Legacys either - that's a 1996 Legacy GTB twin turbo, a 1996 Legacy 2.2 GXS manual, a 1996 Legacy 2.2 GX saloon (on LPG) and the 2004 Outback 3.0Rn (on LPG). However particularly the H6 can wear if oil changes are neglected. My Outback ...
by rich r
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Services
Topic: Welcome to the new LPG Forum server
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: Welcome to the new LPG Forum server

Many thanks from me too. I probably wouldn't be on my fourth LPG car without this forum.
by rich r
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: King ECU diagnosing connection issues, can't switch to gas
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: King ECU diagnosing connection issues, can't switch to g

Simon - if it helps (as a former Legacy twin turbo GTB owner), the twin turbo system on these engines has a few quirks that could be a challenge for fueling which may explain the petrol addition choice. Though having said that there are several LPG GTBs that I've known of in the owner's club that ha...
by rich r
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion on alternatives to LPG
Topic: EV conversions
Replies: 19
Views: 2538

Re: EV conversions

Well, it was worth a thought :)
by rich r
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion on alternatives to LPG
Topic: EV conversions
Replies: 19
Views: 2538

Re: EV conversions

Personally a hybrid would suit my daily commute and allow for the occasional longer journey. But they're out of my price range for anything with a big estate boot (and ideally 4WD). Best candidate for me is the Volvo V60 diesel hybrid, but the boot's not that big. What I'd like to see one day is a p...
by rich r
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled
Replies: 48
Views: 4455

Re: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled

I've had one where I was the first UK owner (imported through a company that did the whole process), the other ones I've been the second UK owner so all the importing stuff was already done. But yes, once the Gen V Subaru Outback 3.6 gets to 10 years old (not long now), then that may be an option. T...
by rich r
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled
Replies: 48
Views: 4455

Re: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled

Simon - to be honest, DazRSK is a very difficult character. I often end up just ignoring him :) I'm not on there as much as I once was. Sadly I suspect my current Legacy (Outback) might be my last as Subaru UK have stopped importing the models with decent engines - the 270bhp 3.6 litre H6 and turboc...
by rich r
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled
Replies: 48
Views: 4455

Re: wires help - swapped from aircooled to watercooled

Not that it helps, but I can confirm that the Gen 2 Legacy H4 engines will run well enough to move the car on just two cylinders, and apparently the six cylinder ones will just about cope with three not firing, or indeed with broken conrods or missing spark plugs. I know the first from experience (d...
by rich r
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Nissan Elgrand converted by LPGC May2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Re: Nissan Elgrand converted by LPGC May2017

We've had a couple of instances in the UK Subaru Legacy Owner's Club of aftermarket front cats breaking up and the contents being sucked back into the cylinders on the 3.0 flat six engines - damaging the exhaust valves and ultimately trashing the bores and head surfaces. Luckily it's so rare that no...
by rich r
Wed May 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Fuel gauge LEDs reading full all the time
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Fuel gauge LEDs reading full all the time

The sender for LPG is exactly like a conventional one for a petrol tank :) It's a float on an arm connected to a variable resistor. Maybe check the wiring to it isn't unplugged or damaged. As there are various different types of tank and sensor, the software for your LPG system will have a section w...
by rich r
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas
Replies: 47
Views: 8353

Re: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas

I'm on oil and the only downside is the gauges are no more accurate that the average car LPG gas gauge. You know it's getting low but aren't sure just how low as the difference in reading between having 100 litres left and 10 litres left is pretty marginal. Our previous house was on oil - at this t...
by rich r
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas
Replies: 47
Views: 8353

Re: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas

Same here - there's no mains gas in most of the area where I live, and LPG tanks tend to just sit in the front garden on a slab of concrete. I've seen a few where people have put a trellis round it to make it look prettier, but never anything crash proof. FWIW, my house is heated by a solid fuel boi...
by rich r
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG myths, miss-information and downright bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: LPG myths, miss-information and downright bull

Phone call I just received... 'Just had my taxi converted to LPG, when I drive on LPG my tongue goes yellow and I get indigestion, this doesn't happen when I drive on petrol, would you be able to check for leaks using a gas analyser?'. 'Can you smell gas or fumes?'... 'No but there must be a leak b...
by rich r
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interface wiring?
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Interface wiring?

If it's the same convention as USB, then white is data +ve, green is data -ve, black is ground and red is Vcc.
by rich r
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca
Replies: 46
Views: 11207

Re: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca

LPGC wrote:Hi Rich, Thanks for the recent recommendation, Outback conversion booked in for Jan 22nd.
Cheers, Simon.
I assume that was Mark's very black Japanese import Outback 3.0?
by rich r
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca
Replies: 46
Views: 11207

Re: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca

I'd certainly agree that a low battery can cause all kinds of errors on canbus equipped Subarus (that's around 2002 onwards, depending on model line). On the Gen IV Legacy/Outback it's very common for the body ECU to take longer to boot up, so it misses all the other units that talk to it starting u...
by rich r
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca
Replies: 46
Views: 11207

Re: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca

Sadly those C-codes aren't listed in the Gen IV Legacy/Outback service manual (highest code I've got is C0140). I suspect then that the Tribeca being that bit newer has a different transmission control system, or the Legacy one doesn't quite fit with the different chassis - even though the engines, ...
by rich r
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which flashlube?
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: Which flashlube?

I tend to get the 5L Flashlube when I'm getting low, search around for offers on eBay etc. Then decant into 1L bottle for use.
by rich r
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca
Replies: 46
Views: 11207

Re: High negative LTFTs on Subaru Tribeca

Not related to your engine isues of course, but if you post the C codes, I can see what they relate to in the Subaru workshop manual for the Gen IV Legacy/Outback, which the Tribeca is sort of based on. Most likely it's just historic dirty ABS sensors or a low battery (which can cause all sorts of f...
by rich r
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The invasion of GDIs
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: The invasion of GDIs

Subaru? If you stick to the EJ and EZ series of engines, then yes - they're all port injected and respond very well to LPG conversion. But the newer FA/FB series use direct injection (or a Toyota style mix of port and direct on some versions). So yes, prior to 2012, Subaru didn't use direct injecti...