colin33 wrote:Do you think they'll know where the coolant pipes on a Bongo are? Of course not. When I asked this forum "which was the best system for a V6 Bongo" I don't recall you giving me your expert opinion on this subject and offering to sell me your suggested kit! That's probably why I decided to use an identical kit which works incredibly well on my V6 Vectra, despite being fitted by a novice. All thanks to users of this forum who helped out by giving good advice and opinions, which after all is what forums are all about aren't they? I often freely hand out advice on electrical installation forums, because I accept that some people like to do things themselves, or simply can't afford to hire experts, and I'd rather people did things safely armed with a little knowledge.
With your vast experience, have you ever converted a V6 Bongo?
With hindsight reckon if I'd told you what parts I'd advise you'd have bought them elsewhere anyway? I don't believe you'd rather people all do electrical work themselves, with your free tech support... I reckon you'd rather they hire you?
I do have vast experience, that's well known
What works well on a Vectra V6 may not work well on another V6. One of the reasons I fitted AEB on my own car, a V6, was so I could keep abreast of all the little nuances AEB throws particularly regards 5 and 6 cylinder installs and what effect different (new) firmware / hardware has on that. Users on this forum are mostly novices whom wouldn't recognise that nuances are caused by hardware / firmware issues, same as you wouldn't. Regardless of whether I converted a Bongo V6 (hundreds of conversions I forget most of the vehicles I have done), if you had bought a kit from me I would be giving very specific advise because if I hadn't made tech notes on where I'd connected water pipes on a Bongo V6 I would take myself for a walk around a scrap yard to familiarise myself with the Bongo V6 engine bay. Or asking if you could send pics rather than post hardly readable schematics filled with numbers, the type of image you half expect to see Marilyn Monroe in if you quint slightly and are not colour blind, not the most useful image for this purpose.
Related reading on nuances.
http://www.lpgforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php ... re#p108561
http://www.lpgforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php ... re#p108508
And BTW, DVLA didn't ask for a certificate when I notified them of the change, nor did my insurance company. I asked my one and only 'local' installer if he could certify my work and he wanted £100 for doing so. Rather steep for a 10 minute inspection I thought. It was after seeing his
installs that I decided to do it myself in the first place! I can get the whole car
inspected by way of an MOT for less than half that amount! I'm afraid I saw it as a 'tax' for having the audacity to install my own kit....
Regular users will know you've backed up points I make on a regular basis and feel quite strongly about. The only remaining slight question mark that remains regards a DIY without a check and without pro tech support install concerns you not being a competent person in terms of LPG installs if the car hasn't been for an MOT (which covers some safety aspects of LPG installs) since the install. I may have had a fair bit to do with insurers offering cover on the basis a vehicle has passed an MOT since being converted.
Back up to speed on the thread... Was connection lost with the engine running or engine stalled? Or did any other error message appear first? Newer AEB ECU's don't like generic interface cables, they lose connection at high engine loads and/or high rpm, sometimes even using the recommended AEB interface cable. Sometimes you've got to pull the LPG fuse before they will reconnect... But maybe some electrical engineers would be reluctant to admit pulling/re-inserting a fuse worked
Similarly after connection failure, pull the USB plug out of PC and plug back in again.