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by Gilbertd
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Advice please!
Replies: 272
Views: 6772

Re: Advice please!

What image?
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1989 BMW E32 730i help needed
Replies: 40
Views: 2470

Re: 1989 BMW E32 730i help needed

Looks like it will do the job, although it might be worth swapping the 2 x 8 injector blocks for a pair of 2 x 3 way blocks. It's cheap enough but bear in mind that you will need to buy a few hoses, clips, etc and a tank would probably be a good idea too.
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leonardo 175
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: leonardo 175

I'm a great fan of the Leo, having run them on 4 of the 5 LPG cars I've owned, but as I previously said, I wouldn't risk fitting one on a Thor. In saying that, both my current GEMS P38s run Leos with no problems just make sure the ignition system and plugs are kept in perfect order (I change my plug...
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal 'classic' car contender for singlepoint conversion ideas?
Replies: 29
Views: 327

Re: Ideal 'classic' car contender for singlepoint conversion ideas?

By converting a 'Classic' car you are going to remove value rather than add it as people tend to want their Classics to be original. Admittedly, you'll make something with a larger engine cheap to run, but won't add value. For some cars there are small petrol tanks available so you remove the origin...
by Gilbertd
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal 'classic' car contender for singlepoint conversion ideas?
Replies: 29
Views: 327

Re: Ideal 'classic' car contender for singlepoint conversion ideas?

Any older BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Saab, Range Rover, etc, basically anything with a metal inlet manifold and hard valve seats. Preferably something with fuel injection (but not mechanical) and, ideally, electronic ignition rather than a distributor.
by Gilbertd
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diy fitting?
Replies: 178
Views: 6895

Re: Diy fitting?

Brown wire needs to take the pulses, not the live feed, or it won't run on gas as the system won't know the engine is turning. It won't make any difference which cylinder you connect to, they are all firing (you hope). As long as the MIL isn't on when you take it for MoT, don't worry about the emiss...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Insurance and legal issues
Topic: Prestige Keep Moving Car Insurance Scheme
Replies: 146
Views: 55076

Re: Prestige Keep Moving Car Insurance Scheme

I've found that mustard.co.uk is usually even cheaper than the other comparison sites. 24 year old step-daughter, provisional licence, Nissan Micra, Go Compare, £3,100 if she had a tracker thingy fitted, Mustard came out at £800 with Hastings so even a company you've heard of!
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Tell us your Story
Topic: New car new forum
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: New car new forum

Hondas do have a nasty habit of wearig out the valve seats when run on LPG (in fact, they wear them out on petrol) so the oil bottle does need filling a bit smartish. It may be Flashlube, or one of the other makes, although I think the only real difference is the viscosity. Welcome to the forum, nic...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store

Ahh, that makes sense. I noticed that the Shell Peterborough services hadn't been updated since April so I went in to confirm it. That was probably why I had to sign in.
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store

I had to log in, it had forgotten who I was (and it was so long since I last logged in I had to go back about 6 changes of password ago). I noticed that although the logs say the update had failed, it does still update sometimes, so you are probably right, some of the time it is redirecting to the S...
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Removing the FillLPG App from the Play Store

Dunno if this is just me but I got a message yesterday to say Station Update had encountered an error. Went into the Log Viewer and it said that the connection was being redirected and the connection may require authentication, which it did. Logged back in but I'm now getting the Station Update Enco...
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tank on car roof
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: tank on car roof

While only a Code of Practice, it is based on the EN standard so some of it would be enforceable and if there was an accident, whoever did the install could be held liable. It is contradictory in places though. Pipework shall be visible over it's full length so it can be checked for damage but equal...
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Noob question, LPG not working
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Noob question, LPG not working

If your switch looks like this

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G lit up means it's running on Gas, B (Benzine) means it's running on petrol, and the button in the middle should cause it to changeover.
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Noob question, LPG not working
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Noob question, LPG not working

As well as the lights, which as you've worked out show how much gas you have in the tank, there should be a switch or pushbutton to change over from petrol to LPG. You may have a couple of other lights, one to show it running on petrol (usually red to warn you) and another that may flash while waiti...
by Gilbertd
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diy fitting?
Replies: 178
Views: 6895

Re: Diy fitting?

Have you got a code reader that can do live data? If you have look at the output from the pre and post cat lambda sensors. Pre should be changing between around 0.1 and 1.0 V while the post cat sensor shows how well the cat is working. A figure around 0.5V means it's spot on, anything above that mea...
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tank on car roof
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: tank on car roof

In a word, yes. The code of practice specifically mentions tanks on roofs: 2.3.4 Fuel tanks mounted on rooftops Fuel tanks may be mounted on the rooftops of vehicles, subject to the following: Section 2: LPG Fuel Tank or Tanks (i) the vehicle manufacturer confirms that the location will not affect t...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)
Replies: 22
Views: 493

Re: Unknown make (cogas Lambda 2000s)

That's one way of doing it. Can you make the system start on LPG so you can leave the fuel pump relay out until you've no gas left? Be very careful when it starts to run out as once only vapour is getting as far as the vaporiser the mixture will go very lean and cause a backfire into the inlet manif...
by Gilbertd
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: Shell removing lpg
Replies: 56
Views: 4880

Re: Shell removing lpg

I filled up at Shell Stopsley in Luton last week and the pump has 'Autogas, supplied by Shell and Calor' on it while the tanks have big Flogas stickers on them. If I can convince Extra to do the same, then maybe we can reverse the removals. I suppose it also depends on who owns the pumps too.
by Gilbertd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: wiring problem bigas sgis
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: wiring problem bigas sgis

If all the wiring it connected at the ECU, whoever installed it will have put the injector cuts there where they come out of the ECU. Much neater than using a plug in loom but does involve a lot of cutting, soldering and heatshrink.
by Gilbertd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: 2006 2litre ford Mondeo constant P0171 code
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: 2006 2litre ford Mondeo constant P0171 code

If you bought a lambda sensor from the Universal Chinese Lambda Sensor company, a few months is about right, get the correct NTK sensor. As Brian says, standard plugs, not 'special' LPG ones (special in price only). The economy should be 10% less at worst and performance and driveability should be n...