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by Gilbertd
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: info for alternative connection with dual tank.
Replies: 7
Views: 199

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: 268

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: 104

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: 104

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: 7
Views: 199

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: 199

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: 172

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 ...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toroidal tank installation
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Toroidal tank installation

It does need to vent to the outside world. LPG CoP 11 is the code of practice for installations but it is copyright material and only available by buying it. There's a lot of installs running around in the UK that have either been converted in Poland or over here but to the Polish standard (if, havi...
by Gilbertd
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Anywhere in Surrey, Sussex or NW Kent to service my LPG system?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Anywhere in Surrey, Sussex or NW Kent to service my LPG system?

You're also going to struggle finding someone that still understands a mixer system. I run singlepoint mixer systems on a pair of P38 Range Rovers and they are pretty simple to do it yourself with only a filter to change and a check of the calibration. Any idea what controller it has fitted?
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Want a vxr8 converted north west/north wales
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Want a vxr8 converted north west/north wales

There's Simon who has replied and there is also Dai in Anglesey. He's a Volvo specialist but also does LPG conversions on anything https://www.classicswede.co.uk/LPG/cat1 ... 10800.aspx
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pop and bang on LPG
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Pop and bang on LPG

Although it would need to switchable. There's a kid in our village with a Clio that has obviously had a similar mod done. Sounds pretty good during the daytime but a real pain in the arse when he comes home after a night out and you can hear it popping and banging from half a mile away......
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: LPG mileage

madmart wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:27 am
I do deliveries to Spain and dont like to stop in France !!
Don't blame you, 1 Euro a litre a couple of weeks ago on the Autoroutes.
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: LPG mileage

Under a Luton Transit you could probably fit a pair of cylinders giving you getting on for double that. Has the tank been changed from original? It isn't really possible to answer how many litres it will use for 80 miles, it'll depend on what the fuel consumption normally would be on petrol (bearing...
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pop and bang on LPG
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Pop and bang on LPG

Hmmm, my other half looked at the video and is interested. She's got 2007 SLK 280 with the 3 litre V6, would it be the same?
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: LPG mileage

That's ridulous, a tank that size is the sort of thing that would be fitted to a Smart car. That may be all it will take to fill but what size is the actual tank? Either in litres or dimensions.
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Peugeot 307 1.4 problems
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Peugeot 307 1.4 problems

Don't forget that LTFT doesn't necessarily have to be at zero because of the reason for them. The petrol ECU will have it's pre-defined fuelling strategy that assumes that fuel pressure, MAF response, etc is as it was when the car came from the factory. If anything changes from the norm for whatever...
by Gilbertd
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Good installer for a type r in the north east?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Good installer for a type r in the north east?

Simon...... May not be far enough North for you but he's right alongside the A1 and the only person I would consider capable of doing something that isn't a simple conversion.
by Gilbertd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Shell removing lpg
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Shell removing lpg

Not really anywhere for an underslung, not without having to fabricate a replacement petrol tank to free up some space there. I've got a 680 x 270mm 78 litre tank in the wheel well at the moment but could squeeze in a 720 x 270mm but that wouldn't give me much extra. If I went for a full toroidal, I...
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Shell removing lpg
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Shell removing lpg

Didn't know about Morrisons. I only go to Felixstowe to pick up cars I've imported so it's daytime during the week so they would be open. The times I would ideally need a second tank are the times when I need as much space in the car as I can get. It's bad enough having the spare wheel in the boot t...
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Insurance and legal issues
Topic: Sorry it's not on the lpg register!
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: Sorry it's not on the lpg register!

Best results I've found just recently are from mustard.co.uk. Partner's daughter needed insurance for a first car, 21 years old with a provisional licence. Go Compare came out at £3050 as the best quote (for a Nissan Micra??), Mustard got it for £800, with a company you've heard of....... Just had t...