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 Post subject: LPG maintenence
Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:48 am 
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Hey,

Im just wondering out of curiosity is there an sort of maintenence that needs to be done on an lpg system e.g clean the converter out or something??

i got no probs atm but dont want to have any in the future

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:08 pm 
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Whats wrong ppl whenever i post something i never get a f**k reply??

any1??
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: LPG maintenence
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:38 am 
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Blazing EF wrote:
Hey,

Im just wondering out of curiosity is there an sort of maintenence that needs to be done on an lpg system e.g clean the converter out or something??

i got no probs atm but dont want to have any in the future

Cheers


I was talking to a guy the other day, who claims butane fouls up the inside of the convertor, and this need to be regularly clean out.
Don't know how you go about doing this though sorry. Need to look into it more.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Maintaining an LPG system is really no different than maintaing a petrol system. A few small things tho:

You need to change the plugs more often, say twice a year instead of once.

You need to make sure your ignition system is in top condition. On the EF this includes maybe replacing the coils if you have just converted.

If you run mainly LPG, use a gas oil, as the additives/contents in the oil are different. ( I think the Sulpher content is higher) LPG has a reputation of pitting main bearings and crankshafts, thus you need to change the oil more often, at LEAST every 10,000 k's, if not sooner. I change mine every 3 months without fail. I use the school holidays as a reminder.

AS Madmax said, it has been known for converters to foul inside due to the crud that is put into LPG. Depending on the type of converter you have, repair can be easy (cheap) or hard (expensive) e.g.: the Aussie B2 costs maybe $70 for the repair kit, whereas a Vialle costs maybe $300+.

Change you plugs to a colder heat range, about one step. I assume you have an EF? try Autolite 954's, from www. noelsautoparts.com.au.

Other than that, you start to get into engine mods to improve the lost performance. Then, how much money you've got = how fast you wann go :D
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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:12 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
Maintaining an LPG system is really no different than maintaing a petrol system. A few small things tho:

You need to change the plugs more often, say twice a year instead of once.

You need to make sure your ignition system is in top condition. On the EF this includes maybe replacing the coils if you have just converted.

If you run mainly LPG, use a gas oil, as the additives/contents in the oil are different. ( I think the Sulpher content is higher) LPG has a reputation of pitting main bearings and crankshafts, thus you need to change the oil more often, at LEAST every 10,000 k's, if not sooner. I change mine every 3 months without fail. I use the school holidays as a reminder.

AS Madmax said, it has been known for converters to foul inside due to the crud that is put into LPG. Depending on the type of converter you have, repair can be easy (cheap) or hard (expensive) e.g.: the Aussie B2 costs maybe $70 for the repair kit, whereas a Vialle costs maybe $300+.

Change you plugs to a colder heat range, about one step. I assume you have an EF? try Autolite 954's, from www. noelsautoparts.com.au.

Other than that, you start to get into engine mods to improve the lost performance. Then, how much money you've got = how fast you wann go :D



No probs, Ive got a stage 5 motor so i change the oil every 5000kms anyway, got xr6 turbo plugs in there which are AWESOME by the way, basically yeah just wanted to know about the converter maintenece really but that helped thanks mate
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:22 am 
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Well atleast you got some sort of reply on a gas topic. Everyone seems scared to answer my questions about it!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:34 pm 
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LPG maintence varyies between what bran coverter is used as some hold there tune longer. Mostly between 10,000-15,000 a gas tune must be done.

 

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