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by Gilbertd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?
Replies: 12
Views: 3477

Re: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

Where's that then? According to Filllpg.co.uk, you've got Smithy View Garage at 54.9p and Morrisons showing as LPG temporarily unavailable.
by Gilbertd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pop and bang on LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Pop and bang on LPG

Don't see why not, gaseous Propane will be much the same as atomised petrol.
by Gilbertd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pop and bang on LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Pop and bang on LPG

The gas, being a dry fuel, will stand less chance of washing the bores than petrol would so if the petrol ECU is set to give this affect, then a multipoint, as it follows the fuelling strategy of the petrol ECU, should do the same. I've recently had use of two cars that did this by design. The first...
by Gilbertd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pop and bang on LPG
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Pop and bang on LPG

What mod???
by Gilbertd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Recommend me a approved installer in the midlands
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Recommend me a approved installer in the midlands

It may be multipoint but is it port injection, where the injectors squirt fuel into the inlet manifold before the valves or direct injection where they squirt directly into the combustion chamber. If port injection, it's a simple conversion, if direct injection it isn't. I would have thought 2012 wo...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zetecs on gas and multiple tanks
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Zetecs on gas and multiple tanks

The Zetec has a reputation for having valves and seats made of something marginally harder than butter so will burn valves unless the system is set up properly and it has a valve saver fitted. Although people will tell you that an injected engine needs to have a multipoint, unless it has a plastic i...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: warning
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: warning

Sticky solenoid restricting gas flow so beeping due to lack of pressure? Maybe?
by Gilbertd
Mon May 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Low gas pressure but still switching sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Low gas pressure but still switching sometimes

Switching back to petrol under acceleration when it is getting low, suggests the tank has been fitted the wrong way round. Normally you'd fit a tank so the pickup pipe is at the back so under acceleration, even when low, it is still picking up liquid rather than vapour. Is the multivalve facing the ...
by Gilbertd
Sat May 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lpg feed pipe size on 500 bhp engine.
Replies: 304
Views: 35399

Re: lpg feed pipe size on 500 bhp engine.

Keihin are usually regarded as the best you can get with matrix a fairly close second. Valtek 30's are about the bottom of the pile. No idea on the BRC though.
by Gilbertd
Sat May 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Spark plugs

A lot of cars don't like Platinum plugs at all when running on LPG but run fine on Iridium. It might just have been the change of electrode material that made the difference. Do NGK make an Iridium for your car?
by Gilbertd
Wed May 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of profiteering I feel.....
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Bit of profiteering I feel.....

From the records I kept on my trip France, avoid filling up if at all possible, between 0.97 and 1.01 Euros a litre on the Autoroutes, a bit cheaper at the supermarkets but still around 0.85. Belgium, 0.53 Euros just about everywhere Netherlands, 0.65 Euros Germany, 0.65 Euros Poland, 2.05-2.25 Zlot...
by Gilbertd
Tue May 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of profiteering I feel.....
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Bit of profiteering I feel.....

Just got back from one of my fairly regular mega trips across Europe and noted with interest the differing prices for LPG in different countries. France is to be avoided with Autoroute filling stations charging 1 Euro a litre, so fill up in the UK and then wait until Belgium where it's only 0.53 Eur...
by Gilbertd
Wed May 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a way of raising the height of the access lid by around 12 – 18 inches from ground level
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: a way of raising the height of the access lid by around 12 – 18 inches from ground level

A bit of a specialist question that. I would suggest your best bet will be to ask whoever supplies your gas.
by Gilbertd
Sat May 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..

power steering fluid do ? Dunno, but it isn't going to do any harm. ATF seems particularly good at alloy to steel corrosion and mixing it 50/50 with Acetone lets it penetrate more before the Acetone evaporates and leaves the ATF to do it's stuff. A mate had an engine that had been standing for 6 ye...
by Gilbertd
Sat May 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.

A lot of people that import them fiddle the weight figure to below 6 tonnes so it can be driven on a car license.. Why? As long as the driver passed his driving test pre-97, then he can drive up to 7.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (or MAM as they now refer to it) along with a trailer of up to 750 kg...
by Gilbertd
Fri May 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..

Soak it in ATF, that seems to free of most things that are stuck. Works better than Plus Gas a lot of the time.
by Gilbertd
Fri May 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: Converting a Ford Triton 6.8 litre 362HP V10 to run on LPG.

All depends on whether the gaskets come off in one piece or not. I've reused gaskets that had been installed dry with a smear of Hylomar but if anyone has been in there before and done that then chances are they will come off in bits and you will need a new one. What motor are we taking about? I rec...
by Gilbertd
Thu May 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..
Replies: 102
Views: 22839

Re: turbo astra new problem oi vey ..

That will go through gas at an alarming rate, easily enough to frost the pipes.