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by Hairyloon
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Suggestions for this site and comments
Topic: These site spammers - what's in it for them?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: These site spammers - what's in it for them?

A lot of it is automated anyway or very close to it. What they never seem to manage to do is put together a properly spell checked post that actually makes for convincing reading. I've read that the bad spelling is deliberate: they're looking for gullible people, who are less likely to notice such ...
by Hairyloon
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

I read through your (this) thread and loosely have a grasp of your exploits. Just want to add that the AEB 175 system is a pretty decent system. I don't have anything to compare it with mind, but with the advice from this forum I got my truck running acceptably (despite the difficulties with a larg...
by Hairyloon
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

But new plugs are provided in the kit such that the larger one could be spliced to the existing harness on the vehicle if needs be? I've spliced mine in with some other plugs, so that it'll be easy if I am moved to go back to the other system. I may do: it turns out that the reason for changing was...
by Hairyloon
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

Bear in mind the space heater is used in a draughty uninsulated barn so its probabbly far damper in there than you'd be dealing with as well hence the ice forming on it. The relevant part of my system is on the back of a van, so probably more draughty and less insulated than your barn. Less damp fo...
by Hairyloon
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

Don't go to trouble on it, I was only looking for a ballpark idea: loads bigger than what I'll be using. With regards to icing up, it does occur to me that every gram of water vapour that freezes onto it gives up enough energy to vaporise about 6g of propane... or it does if I've done my sums right....
by Hairyloon
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

What's the kW rating for the heater?
And what do you mean by "Ices up"? I'm guessing at frost appearing on it?
by Hairyloon
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

Level in the pipe wouldn't stay as vapour as soon as you open the tap - you might end up with a pocket of vapour, but I'd suspect all you'd do is freeze the regulator fairly quickly. Now that you point that out, I instinctively agree with you, but almost by reflex start arguing with it, concluding ...
by Hairyloon
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

I forgot to finish the thought, which was that if the top end of the pipe is full of gas, then we don't actually need the bottle at all: we can just run off the tank. I'd got it in my head that it would be useful to be able to transfer fuel from one to the other, but I can't really see why it would ...
by Hairyloon
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now we're cooking on gas...
Replies: 41
Views: 3823

Re: Now we're cooking on gas...

Or rather, we're not because the bottle ran out. Which led me back to thinking about the tankful of gas and the possibility of cooking on that... As far as I can gather, it's basically not possible: the regulator for the cooker cannot handle the fuel as liquid. I have been thinking about this and I...
by Hairyloon
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

I had it running fairly well yesterday, but then this morning wouldn't start from cold. Tried it on petrol and it's doing the same thing as before, where it's dying off when you open the throttle... maybe the problem is the ignition? Vacuum advance not advancing properly perhaps? Something to have ...
by Hairyloon
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

I had it running fairly well yesterday, but then this morning wouldn't start from cold. Tried it on petrol and it's doing the same thing as before, where it's dying off when you open the throttle... maybe the problem is the ignition? Vacuum advance not advancing properly perhaps? Something to have a...
by Hairyloon
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

LPGC wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:32 pm The general advice for the 175 based systems was to aim for a default position of around 80 (around 1/3rd opening) but that won't work well on all setups.
I'd understood that the ECU sets its own default based on what it has learned...
by Hairyloon
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

Laptop in the passenger footwell should show you what the system is doing. You don't need to stare at it all the time, not a good idea, but a glance whenever conditions change. I was going to ask a friend to come along... though the preferred friend for the task has said no. Believde it or not, I d...
by Hairyloon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

Am I going to regret it if I ask what you mean by a shield? I think (unless it's blind hope) that the answer now is to drive it about a bit and see how it goes. Probably I should set something up to give me the Lambda reading on the dashboard, but I think I ought not wait for me to get around to doi...
by Hairyloon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

It will have learnt the default so if it thinks 221 is correct going from the lambda sensor voltage, then that is what it will have set. Yes, but it learned that from an incorrect setup. It's surely better to start it off from the middle to start learning afresh. With the settings as they are it sh...
by Hairyloon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

It should as long as the lambda sensor is showing it is rich (going red and voltage at or near 1V). Unless you have set the limits too tight and it won't allow it to close down enough. When I say it's rich, I'm basing that assessment on the lambda display. It had plenty of scope to close it down fu...
by Hairyloon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

Ok, I just had a little session with it and a laptop, and I'm puzzled: if it's running rich, why wouldn't it close the valve down?
by Hairyloon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

That reminds me, I'd been meaning to ask about this, but keep forgetting: the ECU doesn't come on until I crank the engine. That doesn't seem right at all. I don't have to crank it far: literally a fraction of a second. I'm guessing it is the ignition pulse that wakes it up? Definitely not right, w...
by Hairyloon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

My thinking was to lock the default only for starting (if it turns out to be helpful), then unlock once it's running. That would involve finding out what the control codes are to do that, and setting up some kind of microcontroller to send them... or reprogramming the ECU itself, but unless they've...
by Hairyloon
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe sizes.
Replies: 280
Views: 30296

Re: Pipe sizes.

If the default is locked you may need to set the max and min settings to give it sufficient headroom to keep the mixture correct when running. My thinking was to lock the default only for starting (if it turns out to be helpful), then unlock once it's running. That would involve finding out what th...