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by LPGC
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 388

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: 24
Views: 404

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: 388

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: 388

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: 19718

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: 24
Views: 404

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: 3
Views: 43

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: 388

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: 388

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: 388

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: 19718

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: 24
Views: 404

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: 19718

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: 19718

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: 19718

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...
by LPGC
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lead pellets in tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: lead pellets in tank?

Heh, they can't and don't work. Even if the concept was correct (which it isn't) the lead dosing would be entirely dependent on the rate of fuel used.. Leave your car stood for a few weeks while the lead supposedly slowly dissolved and get a high dosage, or refill the tank twice on a long journey an...
by LPGC
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 388

Re: LPG petition

I'm busier converting vehicles than ever. With petrol and diesel pushing £2 per gallon, more than £2 at some forecourts and especially for super unleaded (which owners of old vehicles are just as likely to need to run on as new performance cars to avoid E10) LPG at half price (or more often well und...
by LPGC
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the Necam Distributor Stepper Motor System all about?
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: What was the Necam Distributor Stepper Motor System all about?

Still using the dashboard fuel gauge for LPG tank level when running on LPG.... Have you monitored OBD live data when running on LPG and checked to make sure that... It is running in closed loop mode (not running in open loop mode due to legacy Koltec bits)? With decent fuel trims? Fuel trims change...
by LPGC
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999
Replies: 131
Views: 19718

Re: Conversion of a Volvo V70 (P80) 1999

Some gas ECU software such as Alex Optima Expert features a built in 'calculator' that works out supposed ideal nozzle size if you enter the engine's peak power, number of cylinders, whether it will be running on LPG or CNG and the gas pressure it will be run at. You don't need to connect the softwa...
by LPGC
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG petition
Replies: 29
Views: 388

LPG petition

Not started by me but someone drew my attention to this

https://chng.it/JByWb6c6zw