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by rich r
Mon May 23, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas
Replies: 47
Views: 9376

Re: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas

Simon - I didn't (probably due to reading this site on my phone), will read it now.
by rich r
Mon May 23, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V6 Bongo conversion...
Replies: 95
Views: 22413

Re: V6 Bongo conversion...

Straws are basically small pipes that run inside the manifold from where the hole is drilled. Means you can get the gas exit point much closer to the head in situations like this.
by rich r
Mon May 23, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas
Replies: 47
Views: 9376

Re: Bulk tank for home heating AND autogas

Also confusing as the B18 and B20 engines used in the Volvo 300 and 400 series cars were modified Renault F-series engines. I had a Volvo 440 clutch in one of my Renault 5 GT Turbos as it had a stronger spring than the Renault version, so didn't slip on the drag strip so much. And as Volvo convenien...
by rich r
Mon May 09, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subaru and Flashlube
Replies: 20
Views: 4647

Re: Subaru and Flashlube

Glad it's sorted out. I'm getting slightly (but only slightly) better than that on my 2004 Outback 3.0 - around 26mpg on average (mainly A-road), but on motorways I have managed just under 400 miles to a 60 litre tank of gas (mainly doing 56mph on cruise control on the M1/A66/M6/M74). That works out...
by rich r
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more gas...
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: No more gas...

I don't tend to go north of York very often, but that's good to know. Usually I fill up at Asda in York at lunchtime, or Morrisons in Bramley just off J1 of the M18 if heading south of Doncaster.
by rich r
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more gas...
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: No more gas...

Out of interest what price were those two places near Hinckley charging for LPG? You tend to find the areas with lots of LPG pumps are also the areas where the price is lowest. So for example at the moment, the Birmingham area has loads selling below 50p a litre. Here in York area, there are around ...
by rich r
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pipe lenghts
Replies: 21
Views: 3983

Re: Pipe lenghts

As short as possible. Ideally the injector should be in the manifold/head just like the petrol ones, but that's not generally possible so you have to aim to get as close to that as you can allowing for where you can physically mount them. The further away the LPG injectors are away from the petrol i...
by rich r
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more gas...
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: No more gas...

That's quite a nice idea. I have to admit I don't go there often as I work at Monks Cross, so Asda's way more convenient (and cheaper). The independent in Selby dropped their LPG price in the week before Christmas to 49.9p, although they put it up again in January. I suspect they got a bit more busi...
by rich r
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more gas...
Replies: 24
Views: 5177

Re: No more gas...

Still 53.9p at the BP near York, and still busy. Quite often see camper vans and Range Rovers filling up there. More expensive than the 49.7 at Asda on the other side of town, but probably more people go past the BP. As said before, it's only the BP owned ones that are stopping. The franchised ones ...
by rich r
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MG ZT 190 new install, running reeally lumpy...
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

Re: MG ZT 190 new install, running reeally lumpy...

KME Diego is KME's 3rd generation system - hence G3. Their 4th generation system is the Nevo, also known as Nevo G4.
by rich r
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG
Replies: 23
Views: 4682

Re: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG

Maybe, but it doesn't really look like most zener diodes I've come across - generally they look pretty much the same as standard junction diodes. The D1 and the symbol are confusing- but given the unpopulated pads it looks like the pcb is used for various applications, so there could be anything the...
by rich r
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG
Replies: 23
Views: 4682

Re: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG

I don't think D1 is a diode. The other diodes (very clearly glass encapsulated small signal silicon diodes) have a different symbol on the silk screen print. Secondly it looks like a metal film resistor, by the spiral of conductive material on a ceramic former - however the value seems unusual and y...
by rich r
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG
Replies: 23
Views: 4682

Re: Astra 2002 Koltec GSI not switching to LPG

That 47nF capacitor (473k=47000pF=47nF, 10%) will probably be rated at something high like 400V, as plastic film capacitors generally are. I'm guessing at the type based on the value and the way it's marked. So I wouldn't worry about it, as it'll be plenty more than the 14V or so it has to deal with.
by rich r
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subaru Outback 2.5 Auto Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Subaru Outback 2.5 Auto Project

Heh - I've had three Legacys and an Outback (2.0 twin turbo GTB, 2.2 estate, 2.2 saloon and current 3.0 Outback). Two have had LPG :) I foolishly had a Vauxhall for a couple of years but regretted it and went back to Subaru.

Come and join us on UKLegacy, it's a very friendly forum.
by rich r
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Subaru Outback 2.5 Auto Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Subaru Outback 2.5 Auto Project

Try advertising it on www.uklegacy.com - which is the UK Subaru Legacy/Outback Owner's Club. A similar one (without LPG and with tatty bodywork) was for sale recently. The EJ25 engine of that era has a very well known issue with overheating leading to head gasket failure. It appears to be down to po...
by rich r
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Icom and Led indicator
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: Icom and Led indicator

Might be easiest to pick it up from the solenoid feed wire to either the tank or the reducer.
by rich r
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calor Gas Autogas
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Calor Gas Autogas

UN1978 refers to the hazardous material classification of what the tank contains. LPG is defined as a mixture of gases being mainly propane, but also containing some butane in various amounts and traces of other small alkanes, such as methane, ethane and pentane. It could well be 99.9999% propane, b...
by rich r
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Insurance and legal issues
Topic: Write-off options
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Re: Write-off options

From my experience, many insurers don't class LPG conversions as adding to the value of the car. Hence no increase in premiums and no increase in insured value. I crashed my Subaru Legacy GTB at relatively low speed (skidded on diesel on a wet carpark), and destroyed the front bumper, wings, headlig...
by rich r
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tank removal for strange reason, refit after 8 months..
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Tank removal for strange reason, refit after 8 months..

'Living abroad' and wanted LPG tank removed? Could it be because he wanted to use the Channel Tunnel rather than a ferry, and thought he could get round their restriction on LPG by having the tank removed? Does seem strange. It's not as if there aren't breakdown companies and tyre shops between here...
by rich r
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: LPG News
Topic: Oil price drop not being passed down to LPG customers
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Re: Oil price drop not being passed down to LPG customers

Propane's biggest market is as a chemical feedstock, rather than a fuel. Its price has less to do with that of crude oil than the supply and demand requirements of the chemical industry. I've only very rarely had to pay more than 50% of the price of petrol for LPG at the pumps, due to the far lower ...