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by Jamie Taylor
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi Simon,
Sorry I have only just seen your reply.

In the end I bought two more cylinders and plumbed those in using one-way T-valves. Because the solenoids seem to draw to much power I have put the 4th cylinder on a separate circuit as a back up.

Thanks for all the info!

jamie
by Jamie Taylor
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi, Well I plumbed them all in, but disconnected the solenoids for the other two. I set it up with 2 T-valves so, unless I cocked it up, the gas would just go down the fuel line to the front. There was quite a bit of difference in pressure between the gas in the two types of tanks, so I am confident...
by Jamie Taylor
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi Simon, So finally plumbed it in and went for a drive. It actually worked downhill and on the flat, but did a lovely job of suddenly stalling uphill!!! SO, yes, a vapour take-off. I thought it was when I saw the difference between the gas coming out of the other tanks and that one. So, I guess it ...
by Jamie Taylor
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi Simon (just spotted your name)

I guess the only thing I can do is either do the test you suggested above, or just plumb it in and see what happens...

Jamie
by Jamie Taylor
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi LPGC

Thanks.

I had a poke around the truck the other day and realised there is a very good chance that the mystery pipe fed a generator. Which I imagine means it was a liquid take-off. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for the latest advice as well.

Jamie
by Jamie Taylor
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

So, there is gas... But what sort of gas??? :)

To be continued...
by Jamie Taylor
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi LPGC, Thank you for that, I really appreciate it. I guess the only real thing to do is to test it and find out. I think I will activate the solenoid and loosen the knurl off to see if anything comes out. If it does, connect it into the system and see if the engine will run. I will let you know wh...
by Jamie Taylor
Tue May 31, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi LPGC,

Thanks!
by Jamie Taylor
Mon May 30, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

'Begs the question if your tank valve has a liquid pickup pipe, or was a factory modified vapour take-off valve, or was modified by the installer to pick up vapour instead of liquid. If it picks up liquid it could explain why it isn't connected to run your gas appliances... gas appliance regulators...
by Jamie Taylor
Mon May 30, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi,

I have taken a look.

The multivalve on the 'domestic' LPG tank is a Tomasetto AT02, which is the same as the valve on one of the autogas tanks. The solenoids are both the same. Is the model AT02 indicative of it being a liquid take-off, or is there more?

Cheers

Jamie
by Jamie Taylor
Mon May 30, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi LPGC,

Thank you for that! I will go and take a look and see what I can see, before I do anything :) I may not even do it myself, but I do want to try and understand what is going on either way.

The tanks are defo a UK system, they were installed long after the vehicle was imported here.



Jamie
by Jamie Taylor
Mon May 30, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi Brian, Thanks for getting back to me, and thank you for your help. I am in the UK. :) We were crazy enough to buy a US import... Should have said the 'domestic' LPG tank and solenoid is the same as one of the auto LPG tanks. i.e., It is an autogas tank. Sorry. The other two tanks are wired into o...
by Jamie Taylor
Sun May 29, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Connecting a third LPG tank
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Connecting a third LPG tank

Hi All, I hope you are well. I wonder if someone can help me with something? I have a Ford Econoline with an LPG conversion. It is a first generation system which runs a V8 engine. It has three tanks, two of which supply the engine with LPG, the third was connected to a now defunct domestic LPG syst...