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by Gilbertd
Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tank gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Is it possible to do this when there is gas in the tank (I suspect not)? I have a gauge that reads anything it likes and bears no relationship to what is in the tank and would like to see if it is possible to make it a little more accurate. As it drives the led display on the dash, that also reads a...
by Gilbertd
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XLR8
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Now let's try again. Jaguar make an XKR8 (or is it an XK8R?) and an XJ8. An XLR is a connector used in professional audio systems but they are only 2 or 3 pins so would be an XLR 2 or XLR 3.

Nope, give us a clue? What exactly are we talking about?
by Gilbertd
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How flexible are LPG installations??
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Try having a look here http://www.lpg-kits.com/ , there appears to only be 3 different vapourisers. You would probably need to change the mixer, but other than that the kits appear to be much the same.
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road tax - How much ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3772

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (97-04) 1.6 S 5d Rates effective from 13 March 2008 Date of Registration 6 Months 12 Months Band CO2 (g/km) 1 Oct 1997 – 4 Sep 2000 £101.75 £185.00 - Thats bull! i only pay 60.50p atm and its up next month! boooo lol That's because you are pre-2001 and obviously have an en...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone tried an old saab on the gas??
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Not a 2.3 but I run a '96 Saab 900 on gas. It's the 2 litre 16 valve non-turbo (XS, poverty spec) with 224,000 miles on the clock. Runs like clockwork, starts first time every time, never uses any oil, cruises at 90 and gives me around 260 miles on a tankfull of gas. Tank is a 55 litre toroidal in t...
by Gilbertd
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking The LPG Plunge! (With Gastech)
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

I agree, you need to find out what happened. I wasn't aware the oil light was only on at tickover, from your original posting I assumed it was on all the time. It could be, as Ross suggests, a faulty oil filter so the problem would have commenced as soon as the oil and filter change had been done. I...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking The LPG Plunge! (With Gastech)
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

I would say you have a claim against the garage that claimed they had checked the oil pressure and said it was fine. In this case they obviously didn't physically check it, they just told you they had and it was OK. Rather than investigate a reported fault, they simply blamed the gas conversion, som...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking The LPG Plunge! (With Gastech)
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

Good point Rossko but probably not. As someone who has spent the last 25 years working in an electronic diagnostic capacity, think about this logically. You have a low oil pressure warning lamp which Chrysler say is down to low idle speed. But they have checked the oil pressure and say it is fine? I...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking The LPG Plunge! (With Gastech)
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

I'd buy it! A gassed up motor of any sort whether it has a Check Engine lamp or not. Does it run? Yes, so the electronics don't know what day of the week it is, who cares? As has been pointed out, it has had major surgery to fit the kit it's bound to get confused. Spend £35 on a code reader and just...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking The LPG Plunge! (With Gastech)
Replies: 34
Views: 4171

If it is idling too low, why not just up the idle to normal? If Chrysler say it is too low, then it is obviously lower than the norm on petrol. Ignore the position of the switch and gauge, they are pretty useless as they are notoriously inaccurate (mine reads anything from a single red led to say it...
by Gilbertd
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would be cheaper to run a A Diesel or LPG (48 vs 26MPG)
Replies: 15
Views: 2302

Like SAD199, I also cannot abide diesels so for me there would be no contest even if LPG worked out slightly more expensive. Don't think of it as comparing the cost between a diesel and a petrol/LPG, think of it as the saving over running the car on petrol. There are three options, not two, cost on ...
by Gilbertd
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we all do it, but a hole in the side is nasty.....
Replies: 61
Views: 7002

haven't been to germany for a long time , but [ as previously in the uk ] acme is the norm I would suggest you get an italian cup AND an acme , then you can go anywhere until we all change to euroconnector ,,,a long time in the future ! A couple of months ago I did my run around Europe and only fou...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we all do it, but a hole in the side is nasty.....
Replies: 61
Views: 7002

It looks very similar to the older style filler fitted in the UK that requires an adapter to convert it to bayonet fitting. It has a smaller internal thread than the usual type now found lurking inside the damn great hole in the wing. My car actually has one of the earlier style fillers fitted in th...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At long last I am rid of LPG
Replies: 87
Views: 12400

hmmmm the last sentence isn't quite true for all diesels. the technology that audi won lemans with is available on diesels and the new merc ones are very good both economy and emmisions. I agree, the Le Mans cars may be diesel and very fast. Modern diesels are getting that way, the Audis are good a...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG in Europe
Replies: 30
Views: 4279

Stilletto_Rebel glad to hear you made it, my next trip will ultimately end up in Ukraine too. Whether I go before or after you is still up for debate. My route will be via Minsk though as that's where the other half is. Go there, pick her up and then drive down to the Black Sea coast. At this rate m...
by Gilbertd
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG - 1999 Jaguar XJ8 -
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

I don't know about the V8 but you should be OK with the Nikasil liners. A friend uses a '98 X300 LWB XJ6 on LPG as a daily driver and that currently has 280,000 miles on the clock. Even at that mileage it still drives perfectly (I even borrowed it recently to use as a wedding car for my sisters wedd...
by Gilbertd
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can running on LPG damage an engine / reduce its life
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

It all depends on the engine. The only real problem with running on LPG is valve seat regression. This can be a problem on some cars no matter what you run them on. Back in the good old days of leaded petrol, things like the BMC A series engine, as fitted to the Morris 1000, Mini and latterly the Me...
by Gilbertd
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to do it...
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

1) COP11 discourages installs which require an adaptor for use at home; though I don't know what guidance may exist on the continent. I've got the standard bayonet fitting with internal thread to screw an adapter into. Before going abroad I bought a screw-in Italian cup adapter. First Continental f...
by Gilbertd
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we all do it, but a hole in the side is nasty.....
Replies: 61
Views: 7002

The ones shown all have German TUV approval which is far stricter (and mandatory) than anything we have here. If it's good enough for TUV it'sgoing to good enough for anyone (although not the LPGA it seems).
by Gilbertd
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auxiliary tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Auxiliary tank?

Is it possible to fit a second auxiliary LPG tank? The reason I ask is that I currently have a 55 litre toriodal in the spare wheel well which, on a run, gives me a range between fill ups of around 250 miles. For normal running around this is fine but every so often I do the odd 3000 mile round trip...