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by TNT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion

Finally not busy and have some time to really look at this properly,, and it's becoming quite expensive running on petrol. Checked with the insurance and they ( Tesco Bank ) require the car to be on the drive LPG register or they will decline the insurance. Which leaves me with 2 issues, I Think the...
by TNT
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion

In the New Forrest, right in the middle between Southampton and Bournemouth.
by TNT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion

I had planned on keeping the pre-drilled section of the manifold, it makes sense. My tank sit's in the spare wheel bay of the boot and it should be in date but i haven't checked that yet. I hadn't given much thought to rebuilding the vaporizer, never going to have a better opportunity. new Filters t...
by TNT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: My MK4 golf 1.6 is in for conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: My MK4 golf 1.6 update

Last week I killed the engine, a cylinder that had been misfiring for quite a while for maybe as much as 50,000 miles then lost compression :( . It's not completely broken down yet, but It needed a fair bit of TLC and new spark plugs to keep it going as long as i did. got about 115000 miles out of t...
by TNT
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is all the LPG?
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Where is all the LPG?

Yea the Flogas suppled places haven't had autogas for over a month near me. Unfortunately for me Calor supplied stations south of the A303 have been pretty much out too the last 2 weeks. There has been issues on the south coast between Portsmouth and Bournemouth for nearly a month. I really hope thi...
by TNT
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG myths, miss-information and downright bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Re: LPG myths, miss-information and downright bull

"LPG is dangerous and if I had my way, it wouldn't be allowed on the forecourt" - from the cashier at my local Morrison's petrol station. :roll: I could understand that as my local co-op forecourt, but then again any station that has leaky pipes under ground from the tanks is going to have problems...
by TNT
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: BP stopping Autogas
Replies: 92
Views: 25387

Re: BP stopping Autogas

I dunno whats happening to BP stations, but the one @ Walisdown interconnect near Bournemouth seems to have gone from overpriced 69.9p/l to normal 49.9p/l recently. Maybe new owners or somthing. It's probably the cheapest in the southern region south of the 3 cheep Murco' s @ 45.9p/l around the A303
by TNT
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark Plugs - Best Ones To Use
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Spark Plugs - Best Ones To Use

My car hated NGK lpg plugs. Other cars I don't know.

Unless your running an old carbureted engine, stick with the standard plugs that work with your engine. Maybe change them more often. Some cars specify expensive plugs anyway, like bmw/mini's.
by TNT
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?

I saw prins banging on about there direct injection kits, mostly at trade shows. Guess it hasn't made it to market. So what i got from this is that DI converserios are possible however, you need a very specific kit designed to fit that engine, it makes fitting easy, but it also injects petrol too. I...
by TNT
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?

When my car was converted PRINS seemed like a great fit and one of the better systems, I'd also guess that other systems have caught up a lot now and may tweak better and work well with a wider range of cars. I've not really got into the in's and outs of maintaining an LPG system. I really haven't n...
by TNT
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?

Yea things change and LPG and petrol have gone down quite a long way since that warning from AMR. I got a local co-op with LPG that 53.9p/l at the mo. They see how cheep my 98 1.6l golf is to run on lpg and they get envious, now that you mention It i'm glad I found that vac leak I had, made quite a ...
by TNT
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Good cars on LPG from the last 10 years?

I'm guessing some warning of modern cars are blown all out of proportion, http://www.amrautos.co.uk/index.php/lpg-systems ,but are such warnings really that bad or is this just relating to the PRINS systems they installed or bad tuning? I know PRINS used to be renowned but things change and that was...
by TNT
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To those who think a loss of power on LPG is normal.....
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: To those who think a loss of power on LPG is normal.....

The only time I've notice power being down on mine is when the spark plugs just got renewed or a small vac leak from a broken clip on the brake vacuum line I spotted by chance, Fixing that made a hell of a difference on both Petrol and LPG, only cost 15p for a new jubilee clip. Down side MPG has gon...
by TNT
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why didn't I do this years ago???
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

Re: Why didn't I do this years ago???

There is always that element of the it doesn't work crowd , or those who have been burnt with a crappy conversion making the far bigger noise. Most of us who have managed to get it right first time, well it just works, what's to talk about really except is saves a tonne of money, the occasional talk...
by TNT
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diesel emissions
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: Diesel emissions

The Euro 6 standards is crazy, it basically turning the car into an air filter, the exhaust it probably cleaner than the air being sucked in. I can't see any diesel getting close to euro 6 without a adblue tank. Our government has this crazy idea and obsession with CO2, forgetting the other stuff wh...
by TNT
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG below 60p
Replies: 122
Views: 14283

Re: LPG below 60p

At Least LPG is following recent petrol prices despite this being the time of year that pushes LPG prices up.

Still only just dropped to 64.9 near me.
by TNT
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Seen Any Mpg Gains From Removing the Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Anyone Seen Any Mpg Gains From Removing the Cat

My MOT guy, is of the opinion in my case seeing at the emissions test on LPG is an open loop test, no cat is required. It is needed to have any chance of passing on petrol.

The Cat isn't very effective with LPG anyway. I had to switch back to petrol to check mine was actually still working right.
by TNT
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opions on spark plug change intervals
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Opions on spark plug change intervals

Spark plugs are always worth an inspection in my opinion. it's one of the easiest ways even seasoned mechanics can tell something isn't right in the combustion chambers. The last thing you want is for the bastards to get seize up in there which could easily happen if like tubbs said there is some bl...
by TNT
Sun May 18, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Actual mpg loss on LPG
Replies: 19
Views: 1595

Re: Actual mpg loss on LPG

Also you need to take into account LPG burns nice and clean. Except for the premium fuels, anyone running a petrol that has the sense to run an additive like Archoil ar6200 with there supermarket fuel or possibly the new so called economy, fuel save type fuels. Petrol leaves behind carbon which resu...
by TNT
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Prins ECU - permanent live feed necessary?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Prins ECU - permanent live feed necessary?

Gotta say my prins system doubles the current draw while the car is parked and locked, but it's around 75mA and nothing to worry about.