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by Gilbertd
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: buzzing sound - stepper motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: buzzing sound - stepper motor?

The only way the stepper usually fail is by sticking and not moving and that doesn't cause a buzzing. If you hadn't said you had replaced the converter, then I would have gone for that, the ones fitted to the old Tartarini Etagas systems would make a honking noise when they got worn. Are you sure it...
by Gilbertd
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: How to disconnect LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: How to disconnect LPG

You don't need to disconnect it, just switch it to petrol on the LPG/Petrol switch. Easier way, rather than waiting for the EML to reset and having to spend a fortune driving around on petrol is to get yourself a cheap generic code reader. Something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Car-Fault-...
by Gilbertd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue

Yes, set the power valve to halfway but, as your system was working fine before you probably won't need to adjust much. The two screws on the vaporiser are one to set the actual pressure and one to dribble a small amount of gas in at idle to overcome a potential lack of suck. In most cases, there is...
by Gilbertd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue

How about this http://www.diy-lpg.co.uk/articles/files ... -loop.html although you may find it should work pretty well straight out of the box and may only need the power valve receiving a slight tweak.
by Gilbertd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Insurance and legal issues
Topic: Direct line problem
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Direct line problem

I've dealt with Direct Line this evening. My partner has been with them and last year they were cheaper than all the companies on teh comparison sites, so she went with them. Renewal arrived in the post this morning and despite her no claims going up from 5 years to 6, the premium had gone up from £...
by Gilbertd
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue

Sometimes Italian horsepower are different to real horsepower. I know for a fact that an Italian vaporiser rated at 190 bhp isn't up to running a V8 Range Rover Classic rated at 180 bhp at anything over 3/4 throttle. So just because they say it is good for 100 hp doesn't necessarily mean it'll cope ...
by Gilbertd
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue

Should be OK and cheap enough too. What's the power output of your engine? It might be better going for the 140 hp version to give it a bit more headroom.
by Gilbertd
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Vw t25 tick over on lpg issue

The 759i is an open loop switch so presumably you have no lambda feedback? The usual symptom of a vaporizer that is reaching the end of it's life is for it to go rich at idle, which would cause it to stall, so you are probably looking in the right direction. Any singlepoint vaporiser will do the job...
by Gilbertd
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Don’t touch if not broken!
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Don’t touch if not broken!

Change the plugs for standard recommended ones then check the coolant flow. As you've had the reducer off you'll have lost some coolant so it may have an airlock in it. If it has, giving it revs will force a bit of coolant through it to get the temperature up high enough for it to switch but the tem...
by Gilbertd
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: I am in the uk and need a Beam /Impco FL 418 Shut off Valve , where can I get one ?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: I am in the uk and need a Beam /Impco FL 418 Shut off Valve , where can I get one ?

Tinley Tech are UK Impco agents so even if it isn't listed on their website they will either have one or be able to supply you with one.
by Gilbertd
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Mk 7 transit 2.3 petrol lpg teleflex gfi sgi not switching to gas
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Mk 7 transit 2.3 petrol lpg teleflex gfi sgi not switching to gas

Depending on what type of sensor it is, then the resistance will be different on different ones. The resistance will drop as the temperature rises so the easiest test is to short the wires together. That will fool the ECU into thinking it is very hot.
by Gilbertd
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: How to release gas left over from days when my car was running?
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: How to release gas left over from days when my car was running?

If you are going to be re-using the tank in the Volvo, then leave it filled. You've got a manual shut off valve on there, so screw that in and it won't leak out (it shouldn't anyway without power to the solenoid but the manual valve is there as belt and braces). Just remember to open it again when i...
by Gilbertd
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Romano gas conversion problems
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Romano gas conversion problems

Considerably more than fixing it. Why would you even consider taking it out? Petrol is what, £1.30 a litre (I wouldn't know, I never buy it) compared to LPG at roughly 70p a litre, do you want to throw money away? And you get a discount on your road tax as it creates less pollution. If you understan...
by Gilbertd
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: info for alternative connection with dual tank.
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: info for alternative connection with dual tank.

But they should empty equally, so when the big tank is down to 25 litres, the small one will be down to 10 litres. There isn't really a simple answer but as the gauges are so inaccurate, just do when everyone else does and reset the trip meter when you fill up. You'll know when it is getting empty f...
by Gilbertd
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Sometimes hesitates and bucks on lpg
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Sometimes hesitates and bucks on lpg

Reducer coooling down? Lack of coolant flow could cause it.
by Gilbertd
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost on LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost on LPG

Originally petrol had lead added to it but these days it has a lead substitute that lubricates the valve seats so they don't burn away (see http://www.go-lpg.co.uk/VSR.html). As LPG is a dry fuel, it doesn't have the lead or lead substitute so can cause VSR. Some manufacturers use a grade of steel t...
by Gilbertd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost on LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Ford F150 3.5 Ecoboost on LPG

The turbo's won't affect running on LPG as long as the system is calibrated properly, it's more likely that Ford tend to use something only slightly harder than butter for their valve seats so it will suffer VSR very quickly. A decent valve lube system is a must on any modern Ford engine
by Gilbertd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: info for alternative connection with dual tank.
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: info for alternative connection with dual tank.

The two tanks will empty at roughly the same rate so if one is half full, then other will be too (unless there is a big variation in temperature between the two). LPG gauges never are accurate, if it gives you a rough idea, that's as good as you are going to get, just reset the trip meter every time...
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Prins VSI reducer rebuild question
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Prins VSI reducer rebuild question

Box spanner should be fine. Spark plug socket will be the wrong size, the 14mm plugs use a 21mm hex while the 10mm plugs use a 16mm hex.
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrysler Voyager
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Chrysler Voyager

To give you a very rough idea, I've got an 80l tank on my car so a fill from totally empty is around 65 litres. With LPG costs varying anywhere between 50 and 70p per litre, that will cost £32.50 to £45.50 for a full tank. No idea what a Voyager does to the gallon but I would expect it to be around ...