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by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tank on car roof
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: tank on car roof

In a word, yes. The code of practice specifically mentions tanks on roofs: 2.3.4 Fuel tanks mounted on rooftops Fuel tanks may be mounted on the rooftops of vehicles, subject to the following: Section 2: LPG Fuel Tank or Tanks (i) the vehicle manufacturer confirms that the location will not affect t...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)

That's one way of doing it. Can you make the system start on LPG so you can leave the fuel pump relay out until you've no gas left? Be very careful when it starts to run out as once only vapour is getting as far as the vaporiser the mixture will go very lean and cause a backfire into the inlet manif...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Shell removing lpg
Replies: 52
Views: 4106

Re: Shell removing lpg

I filled up at Shell Stopsley in Luton last week and the pump has 'Autogas, supplied by Shell and Calor' on it while the tanks have big Flogas stickers on them. If I can convince Extra to do the same, then maybe we can reverse the removals. I suppose it also depends on who owns the pumps too.
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: wiring problem bigas sgis
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: wiring problem bigas sgis

If all the wiring it connected at the ECU, whoever installed it will have put the injector cuts there where they come out of the ECU. Much neater than using a plug in loom but does involve a lot of cutting, soldering and heatshrink.
by Gilbertd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: 2006 2litre ford Mondeo constant P0171 code
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: 2006 2litre ford Mondeo constant P0171 code

If you bought a lambda sensor from the Universal Chinese Lambda Sensor company, a few months is about right, get the correct NTK sensor. As Brian says, standard plugs, not 'special' LPG ones (special in price only). The economy should be 10% less at worst and performance and driveability should be n...
by Gilbertd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 231
Views: 4990

Re: Advice please!

Releasing the throttle from higher revs will cause the cut off to operate but, after a period of not a lot of gas going in, the actuator will need to open up to get the mixture correct. The lambda will tell it that it is now a bit rich so it will slowly close to get it correct. It closes down slowly...
by Gilbertd
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 231
Views: 4990

Re: Advice please!

I'm intrigued by you saying the bias screw fell out? What was on the end of it, a simple cone or a spring and roller? If it was a cone, you're tweaking the wrong one, that's the idle bypass. The symptoms are the same as a mixer that is too large so not generating enough suck when you open the thrott...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: availabilty
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: availabilty

The reason Shell are pulling LPG out of their forecourts is because Autogas Ltd, a collaboration between Shell and Calor is being shut down. The official reasoning for this is because of a fall in demand although I suspect there has been an internal falling out. So speaking to Calor is unlikely to g...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 231
Views: 4990

Re: Advice please!

It will zoom from 250 to 0 and back when you tweak anything, that isn't what you are trying to achieve. What you are trying to do with the manual valve is get the bias set so the lambda is around correct for a specific opening of the PV in both idle and out of idle. Think about what it is trying to ...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs
Replies: 48
Views: 767

Re: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs

As it's cheaper, why not? That's probably what you have now rather than the Hall Effect one but as the resistance didn't change when you moved the needle, it's broke.
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Tartarini issues on RR Thor '99 4.6
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Tartarini issues on RR Thor '99 4.6

Have you got a filter between the reducer and the injectors? Matrix are usually very reliable.
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs
Replies: 48
Views: 767

Re: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs

The actual Prins one on the TT website is shown as a Hall Effect gauge. I had one of those on the first LPG car I ever owned and the gauge read 3/4 full all the time no matter how much was in the tank. You can't test a Hall Effect gauge with a multimeter. I suspect it's never worked as the gauge on ...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)

There should be an extra chamber on the bottom of the pipe to smooth out any pulses in the incoming air, the hole will have been where that came from, it used to have a plastic 'bottle' on it. The IACV on a Thor always goes into the throttle body not the hose. There's two part numbers for the hose, ...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)

Singlepoint on a Thor, at least you now know why there was an air leak between the mixer and the MAF, a backfire blew it to pieces. You can get away with a singlepoint on a GEMS, I know, I run two of them, as long as you keep the ignition system in perfect condition. A singlepoint on a Thor will nev...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs
Replies: 48
Views: 767

Re: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs

If Prins isn't changeable in software, then it looks like it's this one you need https://tinleytech.co.uk/shop/lpg-parts/electrical/level-senders-displays-and-switches/prins-4-hole-level-sender-hall-effect-for-vsi/ rather than the one you have which would appear to be this https://tinleytech.co.uk/s...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)

I hope it is a GEMS, single point on a Thor is a recipe for disaster. It looks a pretty standard layout, a couple of solenoids, vaporiser, mixer with some sort of mixture control and taking signals for RPM, Lambda sensor and throttle position sensor. Quite what the connection to the ignition coil is...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make

That's a completely new one on me and never seen anything like it, although from the info found by Brian it looks to be a Korean system and not the usual Italian or Polish that is usually installed. Is that 10% shown on the Lambda 2000 thing something you can change? On the diagram Brian linked to i...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs
Replies: 48
Views: 767

Re: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs

With the gauge off the tank and moving it with your screwdriver, does the gauge on the dash show the same or does it show full no matter what the actual gauge is showing?
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 283

Re: Unknown make

Never seen anything like that before but from the name I suspect that the lambda signal to the petrol ECU has been tapped into and that is supplying a signal to the petrol ECU that supposedly simulates the lambda sensor output. Seems a very complicated way of doing it when ordinarily you'd just tee ...
by Gilbertd
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs
Replies: 48
Views: 767

Re: 2002 l322 coolant hose probs

Sounds like a dodgy gauge rather that stuck float. Gauge is easy to replace as it is isolated from the tank and driven by a magnet inside attached to the float. Simple enough to test too, just take it off the tank and wave a magnet around the back of it and see if the needle moves.