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by lpgelite
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lag on auto gear changes, omega v6 with stag kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 5158

Re: Lag on auto gear changes, omega v6 with stag kit.

I had a similar issue with my 2.5 Omega running the excellent ESGI II system. I found I was getting what felt like fuel starvation at around 2400 rpm on moderate throttle at about the point the autobox would normally upshift on a light throttle. I played around with pressure settings and got reasona...
by lpgelite
Tue May 25, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which low budget replacement injector rail ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Which low budget replacement injector rail ?

Re autogaslpg. co.uk. Bought stuff off them a couple of times and pleased to report excellent service.

Goods well packed and prompt delivery.

Bought an ESGI kit a while back and am well pleased with it, especially the price.
by lpgelite
Tue May 25, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What realy is the best system ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

Re: What realy is the best system ?

May be worth speaking with Richard Strange at Ullswater Road Garage, Penrith Tel: 01768 864546.

He's converted this type of Jag and is a gold mine of information.

I've seen the finished result and it's mighty impressive. He'll give you all the gen on what reducer to use, etc..
by lpgelite
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: VAT increase
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Prices

Calor at Carlisle still 49.9ppl just of J44 M6 - on the Kingstown ind estate.

Cheaper than Gretna or any of the M74 rip off merchants if heading into Scotland.

Office hours only plus Saturday mornings.
by lpgelite
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG in the cold
Replies: 31
Views: 4329

The downsides are that I'd need a Good Vehicle Operators Licence, the ferry companies charge as freight, the French Motorway tolls are double what they are for a car and then there's all the tacho regs and driving hours complications. As an alternative, I'm now looking at getting a Range Rover and ...
by lpgelite
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: suspected gas presure issue
Replies: 2
Views: 816

I've had similar problems with this Koltec system on my 8v Astra 1.6. I usually manage to effect a cure by removing the vapouriser and inverting it to drain off the inevitable build up of heavy ends that accumulate. You'd be amazed at how fussy and fragile this system can be. I've formed the opinion...
by lpgelite
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the best LPG conversion??
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Try Richard Strange at Ullswater Road Garage, Penrith, Cumbria. 01768 864546. They run a couple of Dodge RAMs on LPG which are used as recovery vehicles. Richard knows an awful lot about LPG on huge engines and the issues that need to be addressed with such vehicles. URG are vastly experienced with ...
by lpgelite
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: How much is LPG in your area?
Replies: 142
Views: 28360

Recent prices - Carlisle area:

Calor - Kingstown Ind Est (M6 j44)- Office hours Mon/Fri + Sat am - 48.0 ppl

???? - Durranhill Ind Est (M6 j43) - Office hours Mon/Fri - 49.0 ppl

Crosby Moor Services (A689) - Daylight hours 7 days - 52.9 ppl

M&L Richardson (BP) A69 - 24/7 - 52.9 ppl
by lpgelite
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: How much is LPG in your area?
Replies: 142
Views: 28360

Prices

Never found anywhere cheaper than MMS in that area - v handy from M6, too.

I travel regularly from Cumbria to Cornwall and always make sure I'll be nearly empty around j12!
by lpgelite
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Petrol starting misfire probs only after running on LPG
Replies: 14
Views: 2318

9 pin serial

It could be worth your while buying a USB - 9 pin serial adapter plug. Cost is a few quid off evilbay or slightly more from a computer shop. My OMVL Dream XX1n uses the same electronics and RS232 lead for the generic AEB hardware. For whatever reason the RS232 lead via an adapter works better than t...
by lpgelite
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMW 318i LPG Candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

4 hole tanks

Try FES Autogas for tanks. They are importers so there's no middle man's mark up. Have a look at their tank website which has the widest range of tanks I've seen. http://www.autogastanks.co.uk It appears that their site is being updated at the moment, so you'd probably be best to ring them. If you b...
by lpgelite
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugs, again!
Replies: 17
Views: 4036

If nothing else available (3) Beru, AC-Delco, Autolite/Fomoco Magneti Marelli* I could recommend Beru plugs, which tend to be found ex-works rather than afterfit. I found a set in a Tickford LPG converted LT35 (Merc Sprinter engine) with 120k on the clock. It was running fine, so you can imagine my...
by lpgelite
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugs, again!
Replies: 17
Views: 4036

lpg plugs

Try Keith at http://www.wtv-uk.co.uk . He now has some silver electrode plugs at reasonable prices. Read his section on spark plugs to see why he recommends them. The NGK number ending in QUP suggests it's a platinum tipped plug, which is best avoided as stated previously. The copper equivalent is B...
by lpgelite
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lo gas super
Replies: 2
Views: 907

lab rat

Seconded! Having unwittingly been suckered in to becoming a lab rat for yet another "latest state of the art" system, I would suggest billynoband's advice be heeded! Fortunately my tale had a happy ending. I paid by credit card so was able to get my money back through section 75 of the consumer cred...
by lpgelite
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Astra 2003 LPG occasional mis-fire
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

EGR valve

Hi Astralpg, EGR valve was my first thought when I started reading your initial post. I would strongly recommend NOT blanking this off! It's not there just for the fun of it and does considerably more than reduce emissions of NOX. There are hidden consequences when doing this mod. The recirculated g...
by lpgelite
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Performance cars best suited to LPG?
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Richard at Ullswater Road Garage (Penrith) rates OMVL's Dream reducer for high power applications. He says it doesn't suffer from temperature drop during prolonged high gas demand periods like some other compact reducers. URG have latest OMVL Dream system fitted to a Dodge RAM which they use as a to...
by lpgelite
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which system is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 2291

Reliability

I have a Dream XX1-N which I DIY fitted to a V6 Omega. It was a straightforward installation and didn't bugger up the car's Engine Management System. That was a few years ago and it's done about 90k since. All I've had go wrong was a failed solenoid coil on the reducer which cost £25 and took ten mi...
by lpgelite
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugs, again!
Replies: 17
Views: 4036

Plugs

Cannot be 100% sure of exact part number for your car but I believe NGK BKR6EK is suitable and will fit. In any case I would recommend only standard spec NGK copper core plugs above any other make or type from personal experience. Whatever you do avoid anything fancy or exotic such as platinum for L...
by lpgelite
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: installation is it ok
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Could be the solenoid coil on the reducer. See if the plastic casing has split.

These fail for a hobby!
by lpgelite
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stag 300 DIY Front End
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Hi Paul, Is your Dream XX1 a very early one with a vacuum pipe on the ECU? Reason I ask is that the XX1n is a good system and I'm surprised you've had ongoing problems. What size engine are you running? If you're a 2.0 litre the Stag nozzles should be ok at 2.5mm - I'd only go larger if you can't ge...