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by LPGC
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: adding a second tank - easy?
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: adding a second tank - easy?

Vertical toroidal and horizontal toroidal tanks are designed for that orientation... it's not just the valves that are different on them but also the angle at which the valve boss is welded to the tank. You can't fit a vertical tank in the horizontal position or vice/versa. There is no easy way to f...
by LPGC
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: KME Diego G3 diagnostics
Replies: 39
Views: 1799

Re: KME Diego G3 diagnostics

Pleased to see you've got the software working. Why is the reducer temp reading 0C in your first (of the above 2) screen shots? As Bri says, optimum pressure and nozzle size depend on the engine and the engine's petrol system. There are some very basic 'rules of thumb' that go on the basis that if y...
by LPGC
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running on petrol
Replies: 29
Views: 561

Re: Running on petrol

If switchover temp is set to such a high changeover temperature it is likely that it was set at such a high temperature in the hope that the engine would be running in Valvetronic mode (as opposed to throttled mode) by the time it switches over... To prevent problems occurring due to the installer n...
by LPGC
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lead pellets in tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: lead pellets in tank?

And besides... Lead damages catalytic convertors and lambda sensors. There are other potions/gadgets installers have put inside LPG tanks instead of fitting a valve lube system though. None of them can really work, the concept doesn't work because there'd be no control over dosage rate... Leave fuel...
by LPGC
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running on petrol
Replies: 29
Views: 561

Re: Running on petrol

Do you have a working copy of cal tool? Is it possible to remote into my laptop and amend. Just want to change switchover temp and start on lpg when hot for now. I have a working copy (I think... and maybe only until the license expires) but there's no way to remote into your laptop. To remote you'...
by LPGC
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

Absolutely not arguing - debating! Agreed, those are the words I was looking for :-) I would expect getting the data for how batteries are wired (and a genny to suit that wiring) and the running of an engine in the boot (exhaust, heat, space constraints etc) to be the bigger concerns? Do you mean i...
by LPGC
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running on petrol
Replies: 29
Views: 561

Re: Running on petrol

Until recently I (courtesy of Mick at LPGAutosupplies) would have been able to help you get a working copy of BRC Calibration Tool. Not Mick's fault that I can't do that now, but Mick might still be able to help you (and me when my 1 years licence period expires) get a copy / renew the license. I sa...
by LPGC
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

Thanks Pinger. No argument mate but if we're throwing ideas around or being devil's advocates... I knew a bit about the thermal management but didn't think it would amount to much of a problem because it wouldn't actually be charging during driving, instead the genny would be supplying some of the p...
by LPGC
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

I hate being this negative but I don't think your plan will fly. For a number of reasons (i will elaborate on if asked) I don't think it viable. And I'd hate to see you waste your time on something that ultimately has no future. Trust me, I've done enough of that for both of us and rewarding it isn...
by LPGC
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19799

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

1. It would probably never pink (suffer pre-ignition) on CNG anyway. But still timing can be optimal or far from optimal. If an engine doesn't pink it doesn't mean that timing should be further advanced for best results... In simple terms timing should be advanced to the point at which ignition poin...
by LPGC
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running on petrol
Replies: 29
Views: 561

Re: Running on petrol

Mick @Foxvehicles (or Google LPGautosupplies and speak to Mick) may give further insights into which software to try.

One version of BRC software that you do need a license for is 'BRC calibration tool' but I don't think that software would be the software to use for your ECU.
by LPGC
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Stalling on LPG
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Stalling on LPG

Is it a factory LPG converted Transit or aftermarket LPG converted Transit (or when you're running on LPG does the normal dash fuel gauge show LPG level instead of petrol level)?
by LPGC
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

I wouldn't be talking a 200kw onboard gennie, the size and weight of such a unit would be ridiculous / impossible to retrofit on most EVs. But if during a 60mph cruise an EV uses (say) 15kw then a 7.5kw gennie would double the range. Drive for a couple of hours and stop for a break somewhere scenic ...
by LPGC
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

LPGC: Similarly, I see synthetic fuels (and bio-fuels) as a necessity that those planning our future have yet to realise. I can't help but wonder that when they do, the existing tooling/production capability for ICE will have been scrapped. For your on-board generator (in essence a REx (range exten...
by LPGC
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: LPG petition

I'm 52 now (getting old land feeling it lol) and expect to be able to run a vehicle on LPG during all my life. Maybe I'll also own an EV in future, I don't know. Perhaps I will be one of the few still running an ICE vehicle in the future, I don't know. But 'synthetically produced carbon neutral LPG'...
by LPGC
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19799

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

But, meh, DG5 or DG7 won't really help with your more pressing issues.
by LPGC
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running on petrol
Replies: 29
Views: 561

Re: Running on petrol

FLY is similar to PND but I think one of the ideas behind FLY was to have a database of maps that could be uploaded to save the general garage mechanics whom usually installed BRC systems from having to get involved with mapping (or even autocal). Try all the BRC software you can. There will be at l...
by LPGC
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19799

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

1. I had forgotten that some factory converted vehicles (some Volvos) have a separate petrol gauge and alternative fuel gauge. The root of my question was regards if you only had the one fuel gauge, and that gauge only switched to alternative fuel when actually running on alternative fuel (otherwise...
by LPGC
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19799

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

Dai would suss whether it was running true or emulated closed loop straight away. How did you set it up for the dash gauge to show LPG level when running on LPG? That could be telling... Yes you could see an improvement by him adjusting the calibration if it's running in open loop (or emulated) mode...
by LPGC
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19799

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

Goes without saying that poor compression etc could make getting it running properly impossible. Still don't discount the prospect of it not running in true closed loop mode, even if OBD says it is. It would still read as running in closed loop mode if it were running some sort of emulation and like...