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by Brian_H
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astra Koltec Filters
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Astra Koltec Filters

I reached much the same point with mine as illustrated above, and decided to replace the front end kit and reuse the tank etc. That same front end kit is now on another car. On mine it looked like the ECU was getting close to dying and I just didn't want to sink any more money into it that would not...
by Brian_H
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astra Koltec Filters
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Astra Koltec Filters

If its is leaking like I suggested, it will leak directly into the manifold so you won't smell it unless you remove the pipe running to the manifold. I think on mine to change the liquid filter (mine was EGI so no gas filter on that, that car long since been scrapped now) it was easier to undo the b...
by Brian_H
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: LPGtech software only in Polish
Replies: 7
Views: 27

Re: LPGtech software only in Polish

This link from elsewhere suggests what I remembered was correct https://lpg-forum.pl/time-for-change-t70227-15.html "Today my friend installed the new ecu+injectors ... everything went just fine EXCEPT that the ecu i got was indeed locked in Polish language and the lpgtech software changes laguage t...
by Brian_H
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: LPGtech software only in Polish
Replies: 7
Views: 27

Re: LPGtech software only in Polish

I have some vague memory of this being the case with certain batches of ECU's (possibly as a deliberate action) - Simon would be probabbly the person to answer this as I think he has replied on this before but not 100% sure of that. The easiest workaround i can see is run a second copy of the softwa...
by Brian_H
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Astra Koltec Filters
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Astra Koltec Filters

Liquid filter is usually in the solenoid housing on them, looks like this (undo the large nut to see the filter) https://am3pap004files.storage.live.com/y4mui-_M4GmOvaAqw2jQTwgql2I94KPYyypCE_rr4VxgIghz9YykKhNcfGsBEa4kyIrDxy2Y8O57E5kbWjFaD1odAUQqUSUGwEj2jLYVRqMopg3ks3XUyaXvXBCSk8-XbHx3-vMusWZBmKIDeML...
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

Its software really dating from the days of windows 98/2000 era, so expecting it to be fully stable is optermistic at best. usb serial ports rather than true serial ports can add another layer of problems, sometimes they work, other times they barely work for a multitude of reasons. Won't matter if ...
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brim to brim...
Replies: 55
Views: 754

Re: Brim to brim...

The early Nokia windows phones run windows mobile. Not an option its a completely different OS. Some windows 8 tablets run windows 8 RT - that won't work with normal windows programs, only apps (I think) downloaded from the microsoft store. If its proper windows 8 it should work, though its not clea...
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car jerks on LPG only. Advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Car jerks on LPG only. Advice please.

For fault codes on a vehicle of that age pretty much any odb tool should do it, provided it supports whatever protocal is required. I generally use a bluetooth dongle and the torque app on a phone. The c Reader posted above offers quite a bit for the money it is (around the price a lot of places wou...
by Brian_H
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9573

Re: Advice please!

It may be that your finding it a bit tight because of the ptfe tape you've used - you shouldn't need it, as the olive does the seal anyway there. I'd wonder if your not getting as much pressure on the olive as you need to cause it to bite into the pipe, hard to tell without taking it out again, but ...
by Brian_H
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filler through body removal
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Filler through body removal

The only thing you might want to consider is the length of the filler pipe - the longer it is, the more gas will be in it. Even on a 4 hole tank there is a non-return in the filler on the tank, but of course you should be cautious just in case the valve on the tank isn't working. Provided you undo i...
by Brian_H
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car jerks on LPG only. Advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Car jerks on LPG only. Advice please.

The usual thing to cause that to start happening suddenly would be ignition related. Either worn or poor spark plugs, or a coil pack thats started to fail. The usual recommendation on plugs is to stick with the manufacturer standard ones, LPG specific ones are at best a waste of money, and at worst ...
by Brian_H
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?

Helium has larger molecules than hydrogen, the two of them occupy the first two spaces on the periodic table. Leakage would be an issue as you say above, the Hindenburg being the best example of the issue with storage of hydrogen on anything thats mobile. Smaller molecules will leak through a smalle...
by Brian_H
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The lovely people at Shell, not.
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: The lovely people at Shell, not.

Pathetic really when you consider Volvo are now doing LPG versions of their trucks. I drove past Ashford Truckstop a couple of weeks ago. Big sign outside saying Trucks Only, LPG Available. I think we all need to boycott Shell for everything, domestic electricity and gas, internet, etc. I would do ...
by Brian_H
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?

Just a thought on the AC front - If it does have it and it does work, could the condensation drain for it be blocked? That could account for an awful lot of moisture, when i've seen the results of it being blocked in someone elses car the carpet was saturated as a result of leaving it like that. In ...
by Brian_H
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The lovely people at Shell, not.
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: The lovely people at Shell, not.

If your not already aware, its worth checking out the below sites to see where its still available around you (all of them are updated by users of the sites in question) https://www.filllpg.co.uk/ (might have to try that one a few times to get it to work, but its got accurate info once you get it to...
by Brian_H
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Hydrogen for LPG fantasy?

someone needs to come up with this fantacy fix as Shell UK have just pulled LPG of 59 of their forecourts. Its actually 212 they have pulled if you count all the ones listed by Autogas. The list posted on https://autogaslimited.co.uk/ only contained the last few ones they removed or plan to remove.
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?

Rear light clusters another place I've known to leak without being very noticable where its coming from, particually if they are the type with a foam gasket behind them.
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Condensation in car possibly from LPG tank?

The tank gets cold because of the liquid being drawn off. I'm not sure insulating it would help, though maybe you could fashion some sort of drain from it to allow the gatherered water to escape? It won't be sweating as such, its more a case of its attracting the moisture already there because its c...
by Brian_H
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 302
Views: 9573

Re: Advice please!

The easy way to depressurise it, is to shut off the tank (either manual shutoff on the multivalve, or you may be able to get away with disconnecting the rear solenoid/removing the coil from the post, whatever is easier). Then just let it run till it hits low pressure, if you want to be sure give it ...
by Brian_H
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lpg bulk tank filling station
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Lpg bulk tank filling station

You might well find Birmingham Autogas cheaper than flogas as well, if they can supply to wherever you are. They are certainly cheaper for bottles than Flogas or Calor