Excessive Exhaust Steam?

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Yorkie15
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Excessive Exhaust Steam?

#1 Post by Yorkie15 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi
I am a newcomer to LPG having recently purchased a 2003 Jaguar S type 3L fitted with a BRC system.

I am very pleased with the car and works just fine on either petrol or lpg.

However, there is an awful lot of steam from the exhausts, even after being run for some time and the engine being fully up to temperature. Is this a feature of lpg? It uses no water and runs well.

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Re: Excessive Exhaust Steam?

#2 Post by Gilbertd » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:15 pm

It's normal at this time of year, especially if the air is a bit damp too. As LPG is a much simpler hydrocarbon than petrol the bulk of the exhaust gases are water vapour, so it does look like there's a lot of steam there. Nothing to worry about if it isn't using any coolant.
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Re: Excessive Exhaust Steam?

#3 Post by 57jam89 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:10 am

All the lpged cars that I have owned were the same. I've had people said to me 'your head gaskets gone mate'
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Re: Excessive Exhaust Steam?

#4 Post by Yorkie15 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Thanks for the reassurances - I will stop worrying then!

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