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by Pinger
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

PM me your address and I'll bung the 36mm one I have here in the post. There's no bypass holes like there is on that one and may require a bit of bodgery to fit it, but I reckon it will work a lot better as all the airflow goes through the venturi and the hole in the centre is a lot larger. Very ge...
by Pinger
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Default has risen slightly to 171. Unblocked 3 more mixer holes and on the driveway it felt hesitant on opening the throttle and as I raised the rpm the actuator went fully open. Conclusion is then when I try to up the airflow the single reducer is lacking. Re-blocked 2 holes so only 1 uncovered fr...
by Pinger
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Default has risen slightly to 171. Unblocked 3 more mixer holes and on the driveway it felt hesitant on opening the throttle and as I raised the rpm the actuator went fully open. Conclusion is then when I try to up the airflow the single reducer is lacking. Re-blocked 2 holes so only 1 uncovered fro...
by Pinger
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

Probably, if you bought a USB cable. Some come as two parts, a serial cable and a serial to USB adapter but if you've got a cable with the AEB diagnostic plug on one end and USB on the other, the adapter is part of it. Yep that's what I have. Hoping to get a chance today to get the laptop to connec...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

At 1300 rpm and 30 it was horrible, hair trigger with a double bang and surged at 30-35mph. At 1300 rpm and 40 it had lots of engine braking (almost a 'one pedal' car - like an EV) but could be a bit laggy. Today, 1500 and 80 I got rid of it being rich above 1500, slight engine braking above 1500 rp...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

It isn't the software that is unstable, 9 times out of 10 it's the USB to serial adapter. Ones using the FTDI chipset work better, but still not perfectly and I've got a PCMCIA card serial adapter and that works perfectly. However, you can't beat a proper old school serial port and Windows 2000 (or...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

Its software really dating from the days of windows 98/2000 era, so expecting it to be fully stable is optermistic at best. usb serial ports rather than true serial ports can add another layer of problems, sometimes they work, other times they barely work for a multitude of reasons. I think I do ha...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

ORFCO is detected by the TPS reading. It sees the TPS showing what it has detected as the lowest voltage it has ever seen and when it drops to that it enables the over-run cut off. It obviously learns the lowest TPs voltage over a period as I've found with mine that if I drive at a constant speed (...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

OK, I'll forget about Nokias then. I'll have another shot at getting the AEB software onto this laptop running W8 or 8.1 (how or where do I find out which?). If I can make it work on W8 then a tablet is still a possibility - just want to see it working on W8 first. Software fell off my W7 laptop thi...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

I tried loading the AEB software onto a laptop running W8 (or W8.1 - not exactly sure) and can't do it. Fails at the first step - ''save to desktop''. So if it won't work on W8 then tablets are out of the question (and possibly still on the bulky side). But early Nokia Lumia phones (10 series) ran W...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Brilliant news and about bloody time! I was getting bored reading about the finer points of different fittings and I must admit, you've gone to town on those fittings. What's wrong with self tappers and tie wraps like us mere mortals would have used? You've even neatly ground down the edges of the ...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

But this remark.... On your vehicle (5.7V8) I would have run 8mm line from the tank to the engine bay, not 6mm. The narrower pipe (in relation to size/power of the engine) could be a problem, though usually narrower pipe isn't so much of a problem on a mixer setup as it is on an injection setup. 8mm...
by Pinger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Thanks LPGC - I'm more aware now of other available fittings. Useful if I have more plumbing to do. But..... If you were to pull the vapouriser apart and see the size of the gas vapour chamber, you'd realise that a couple of tablespoons is getting on for half the capacity so it will have restricted ...
by Pinger
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Strictly speaking Faro threaded connectors should be fully tightened before Faro pipe is attached or Faro pipe will rotate with the fitting and kink. But Faro will rotate on the fitting when the fitting is slack. Yep, had to keep an eye out for that. When you've become accustomed to using Faro ends...
by Pinger
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Thanks LPGC - more useful info from the forum. The Faro fittings are a bit of a shove dry but when tightened (and with barbs) they inspire confidence (in a way that the brass as copper hasn't immediately with me) and I'm happy to do them 'dry' (including threads). I'm only using PTFE to indulge my d...
by Pinger
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

It may be that your finding it a bit tight because of the ptfe tape you've used - you shouldn't need it, as the olive does the seal anyway there. I'd wonder if your not getting as much pressure on the olive as you need to cause it to bite into the pipe, hard to tell without taking it out again, but...
by Pinger
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9575

Re: Advice please!

Wasn't entirely confident that the fittings were tight enough so dropped the pressure off the line (left the engine idling - cheers Brian-H) and had another look at things. Tightened all the fittings to an inch of their lives and the two 8mm ones in and out of the filter I 'tethered' by fitting a cl...
by Pinger
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filler through body removal
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Filler through body removal

Wait until what I have said is confirmed - but I'm pretty sure there's no need to run the tank to empty or that it would be of use anyway. AFAIK it is the liquid LPG between the filler and the tank that you have to contend with and nothing else. Slackening a fitting at either end of the fill pipe un...
by Pinger
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?

While it's very simple to split hydrogen and oxygen from water using electricity (ask me about ruining my bedroom as a kid lol) the 2 elements then have to be separated if it's only the hydrogen that's wanted to store in a tank and it's very energy intensive to split them and a bit wasteful because...
by Pinger
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General mapping tips?
Replies: 56
Views: 559

Re: General mapping tips?

Gilbertd wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:14 pm
He has and has just got himself a 2 week ban and his posts deleted. I was suspicious of his first post but let it go, now it was starting to get silly.
If it had continued I'd have brought it to your attention - but you'd noticed anyway.
Utterly pointless behaviour.