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by billynoband
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion with DVSA r.e MIL light on at MOT time.
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Discussion with DVSA r.e MIL light on at MOT time.

It was the 4g69 engine in my lpg car which was just a normal injection system. Ran well. I dont feel so bad scrapping the diesel now as the brake servo failed on the way to the scrapyard. I have found a 2008 2.0l ford s-max lpg converted, on the register too. I might return to the fight.
by billynoband
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion with DVSA r.e MIL light on at MOT time.
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Discussion with DVSA r.e MIL light on at MOT time.

I wish the new mot test could use common sense with the engine light issue. My lpg Outlander converted by someone reputable previously on here with a brc kit had the light on for 8 years. Strangely I am having to scrap my good Seat diesel tomorrow because of the engine light which has been on for 4 ...
by billynoband
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My lpg Zafira is no more.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: My lpg Zafira is no more.

Two years without my lpg car now and I would just like to say that the replacement, a Seat diesel, is really pants. Thirsty and loud. I still get some practice on lpg as the Outander my wife has played up lately. Multiple random misfire codes and top lamba sensor code led me astray and in the wrong ...
by billynoband
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My lpg Zafira is no more.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: My lpg Zafira is no more.

Two years without my lpg car now and I would just like to say that the replacement, a Seat diesel, is really pants. Thirsty and loud. I still get some practice on lpg as the Outander my wife has played up lately. Multiple random misfire codes and top lamba sensor code led me astray and in the wrong ...
by billynoband
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: LPG taxis...
Replies: 2
Views: 2499

Re: LPG taxis...

Totally agree. Factory fit is ok but how often do you see cars advertised with 'factory fit' so not a kit. They talk rubbish. Kits are slightly better and cheaper spares, easier to fix.
by billynoband
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: Alfa 147 1.8 Twin Spark LPG Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

Re: Alfa 147 1.8 Twin Spark LPG Conversion

Old wifes tale. It does'nt make any difference.
by billynoband
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG Filters - do it yourself? Dual / Single which is best?
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: LPG Filters - do it yourself? Dual / Single which is bes

You could do but it won't make any difference. I would stick with how it is, plenty good enough.
by billynoband
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Have a citroen c3 1.4 on LPG. Problems...
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Have a citroen c3 1.4 on LPG. Problems...

My mum's 1.4 petrol Pug/Citroen drinks fuel and we can't find anything wrong. Me thinks the reason why Citroen/Pug converted the petrol Berlingo type vans to LPG was because of poor mpg. 20mpg is a bit rough though, could believe it in the vans. I still think 25-30mpg average is all you will get in ...
by billynoband
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The c-max conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Re: The c-max conversion

May I be pedantic and say how much I disagree with soldering any electrical connection when it comes to anything that vibrates or has sudden shocks. We learnt a long time ago in generator building that a joint which vibrates will last if crimped properly on multi strand cable. The advice came from t...
by billynoband
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My lpg Zafira is no more.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

My lpg Zafira is no more.

After many motorway miles in the last year at 4000rpm (indicated 80)the oil pump decided to fail and wrecked the engine, its been a good car 5 years and 80 thou on lpg. Could'nt replace the engine as they have to come out underneath and have not got the time. I needed a vehicle quickly and brought a...
by billynoband
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Can't get any lpg in my tank.
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Can't get any lpg in my tank.

Last couple of weeks I have only been able to fill my single hole lpg tank half full. Gauge reads full but I only get half the miles before cut off and return to petrol. Yesterday however it wont let me fill with any gas at all, forecourt pump just cant pump. Any ideas? as I have to fix the handbrak...
by billynoband
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of a rant about the state of the industry :)
Replies: 67
Views: 3113

Re: Bit of a rant about the state of the industry :)

I know what you mean john. I do a bit of air conditioning work 'on the side' so to speak. Not that we have had a lot of summer so far :lol: Its more of a general rant about the state of the industry, i understand everyone is struggling, which is why i try to be as competitive as possible, but the c...
by billynoband
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changig filters....service???
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Changig filters....service???

The service consists of filter changes and checking/adjust of the lpg settings with the Prins software, and roadtest. If the system is under warranty then I would have it serviced by an approved Prins installer. Prins software is not the easiest to get hold of yourself. You have a few choices, its a...
by billynoband
Sat May 25, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG Ancillary Costs (Flashlube and start-up petrol)
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: LPG Ancillary Costs (Flashlube and start-up petrol)

Depending on what lpg system you have it's possible to start on lpg in warm weather. Disadvantage is the lpg injectors will not last as long, if you don't mind replacing them yourself and can do any job on a car this can save money in the long run. You also have the chance that if you start on lpg w...
by billynoband
Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Gas Converting a Hybrid / Milton Keynes
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Gas Converting a Hybrid / Milton Keynes

Don't forget that you need a system that will switch straight to lpg every time the car switches from battery to engine around town or any other time for that matter or else you will use lots of petrol waiting to switch to lpg after 40 seconds,60 degrees or 1400 rpm is reached or whatever as this is...
by billynoband
Fri May 17, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Find an LPG Professional
Topic: Hinckley Nuneaton Leicester or Coventry
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Hinckley Nuneaton Leicester or Coventry

Lpg cars at Torrington ave,Coventry could probably do that. I see they are also selling a factory lpg focus on ebay at present.
by billynoband
Sat May 04, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are there any flashlube equivalent/replacements that you use
Replies: 50
Views: 3680

Re: are there any flashlube equivalent/replacements that you

They all seem to work. I have used all makes of lube with a drip system on my Outlander after bad valve seat rescession in 30k miles after conversion without. After 65k more miles the engine still ticks over fine instead of the hunting I had without valve lube. Would not like to be a test case for u...
by billynoband
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing filters on my OMVL Dream system-Grand Cherokee 4.7
Replies: 15
Views: 2825

Re: Changing filters on my OMVL Dream system-Grand Cherokee

Yes but the cannister filter needs to be fitted to the pipe that feeds both injector rails so it needs to be on the right of the y-piece.
by billynoband
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Calor gas only generators, single point. How to set up?
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Calor gas only generators, single point. How to set up?

Yes, the Honda GX 390 models we have use the small engine Lovato reducer which Tinley have on their site. The 12v solenoid on the front of the vapouriser is operated during cranking by a timer set to operate for 10 seconds. This solenoid presses the diaphram and starts the thing the same as pressing...
by billynoband
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: LPG intermittent switch over - BRC Sequential
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: LPG intermittent switch over - BRC Sequential

On both our cars you can hear the tank solenoid click in but not the one under the bonnet. You could also put 12v across the coil to see if they work, not if you can smell gas obviously or dont know which is positive or negative. The positive side has a mark on it usually although un-helpfully not a...