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by colin33
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

Ah yes, we used to caravan at Porth Beach occasionally but like everywhere now, the prices are ridiculous for a patch of grass! I grew up on a smallholding (TR13) and when the parents left, myself and siblings all inherited a field each. Although my brother ran a small 10 pitch campsite for a couple...
by colin33
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

@LPGC

On holiday? Surely while on holiday you still get the urge to tinker? And if you're complete with caravan/campervan I even have a loverly camping field you can occupy for free :-)
by colin33
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

@LPGC

Well Simon, why didn't you tell me you were coming to Cornwall??
After nearly 10 years of use my diy installs are still awaiting your expert appraisal and a possible tinkering of calibration.
Let me know when you're next in my area, and maybe I can tempt you into a visit somehow...? :-)
by colin33
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

I've been advised that if the cylinder is turned upside down, and heated slightly ( electric blanket?) then the temperature difference should force the lpg into the vehicle tank, assuming this is at a lower temperature. If this works, great, but as you say, it would depend on being able to get cylin...
by colin33
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

So how about one of these for filling the car from a cylinder? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LPG-Filler-Decanting-Gun-Hose-To-Suit-BBQ-POL-CGA510-Valves/232138184068?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D59786f4a0196489dbe14abc572fbb768%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%...
by colin33
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

Yes Brian, Crane Garage is still going but not the best place to fill up, it's far more expensive than Shell and it's 11 miles away in a direction I rarely travel. There is one other supplier too, but at nearly £1 a liter I don't believe he has any customers. I'm now thinking 47kg bottles, now how c...
by colin33
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Re: Disappearing LPG pumps...

Brian I have spoken to Autogas who have told me that Shell are ditching all their LPG outlets because many are approaching 20 years old and Shell don't want the cost of renewing all the tanks and infrastructure. My local garage is probably one of the busiest for LPG, particularly in the summer, but ...
by colin33
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disappearing LPG pumps...
Replies: 52
Views: 2141

Disappearing LPG pumps...

With Shell now ditching their LPG pumps where are we getting our fuel from? My local is due to stop LPG in October and there's no other viable options in my area (West Cornwall) Until recently Shell were still encouraging conversion to LPG and how many users are gonna be pissed off after spending th...
by colin33
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Cornwall Autogas Coperative
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Cornwall Autogas Coperative

LPGC Simon, why didn't you tell me you were coming to Cornwall? I've been waiting for you to look at my system for years !! :-) You could've popped in, or even parked up your caravan in my camping field :-)
by colin33
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Cornwall Autogas Coperative
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Cornwall Autogas Coperative

Did you get enough interest in this Simon? I've just learnt that my local (Shell Hayle) is soon to be ditching its LPG pumps which is bad news for anyone in West Cornwall !!
by colin33
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MOT, high emissions
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: MOT, high emissions

Hi Brian, the test sheet says 'lpg' but I wonder whether the car was actually running on lpg when he did the emission test. Mine is set to switch over at 1600rpm and it's possible that this didn't happen (after the obligatory time delay) We covered the explosion issue in another thread, and came to ...
by colin33
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MOT, high emissions
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: MOT, high emissions

Hi, thanks for your replies. Yes, this is the same car with the melted plugs, and all the other various issues I've had during and after installation about 7 years ago :-) Not all the issues have been sorted (I still occasionally get a 'small explosion' when starting after the car's been left overni...
by colin33
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MOT, high emissions
Replies: 6
Views: 885

MOT, high emissions

My V6 petrol vectra normally has a co level of 0.49, and hc ppm of 0122 at MOT time. However, just scraped through this time with co at 3.47, and hc at 0255. Anyone suggest why my co has jumped so high? I have re calibrated recently, could it be that it's running too rich at idle/low revs?
by colin33
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Melted iridium plugs?
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Melted iridium plugs?

If the multiplier of 242 provides correct fuelling (for that point on the map) it would suggest you'd need to increase pressure by a high percentage but depending on what point on the map the 242 figure is at it is probably likely to suggest you need to increase nozzle size. I forget (if it's even ...
by colin33
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V6 Bongo conversion...
Replies: 95
Views: 23243

Re: V6 Bongo conversion...

Col, just realised it's you on the 'melted iridium plug' thread, on that thread I don't think I knew the plugs were in a Bongo V6. Simon Simon, sorry, it's confusing, I have two vehicles- a V6 Bongo and a V6 Vectra. They both have identical systems, ie King ecu, omvl fast injectors, and magicjet re...
by colin33
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Melted iridium plugs?
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Melted iridium plugs?

Not necessarily related to your plug issues - A map range of 171 to 242 would usually point to combination of nozzle size and pressure that are too low (because they imply a multiplier of around 1.71 to 2.42 which is far too high for a multiplier). Need for a high multiplier can mean the gas inject...
by colin33
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V6 Bongo conversion...
Replies: 95
Views: 23243

Re: V6 Bongo conversion...

I just converted another Mazda Bongo 2.5 V6, runs well. There are some unusual (Mazda type) aspects to the petrol injection system though, and the usual types of LPG ECU 'Mazda change of injection type leaning controls' don't work on this engine. I posted this on the other Bongo V6 thread too. What...
by colin33
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Melted iridium plugs?
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Melted iridium plugs?

I've had the car off the road for a few weeks to do a little maintenance. I've fitted a cooler running stat to help keep temps down (82 degrees) I replaced the remaining iridium plugs with 'normal' ones because the tips had almost disappeared like the last 3. I couldn't find any wiring issues with t...
by colin33
Thu May 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Melted iridium plugs?
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Melted iridium plugs?

Just had a quick scan through this thread but haven't found which AEB ECU and type of injectors you had before and have now..? edit found King ECU but still don't know before and after injectors. the before and after injectors are OMVL Reg Fast Blue Did you replace injectors on both banks? Yes Vect...
by colin33
Mon May 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Melted iridium plugs?
Replies: 41
Views: 6993

Re: Melted iridium plugs?

What are you actually using on the obd port? Theres a variety of different devices and what they can show does differ somewhat. What you want is the live data if you can get access to it. That should show you a figure for each bank for a short and long term trim. That will indicate if the bank is r...