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 Post subject: Troubles running petrol on Duel Fuel EL
Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:55 am 
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Hi,

I have a 97 EL which used to run petrol as well as LPG a month ago.
I tryed to run Petrol yesterday, but the car switched off after a couple of seconds of struggling to run on petrol. I tried to start the EL on petrol, which it did for a couple of seconds and died. I think it may be the fuel filter as it only runs for a short period.

Could somebody please help.....
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:15 am 
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fuel filters cost like $5.00 and can be replaced at home, so give that a go!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:16 pm 
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It might be obvious but did you keep retrying to run it on petrol?

It could be there's still plenty of residual gas after the converter that needs to be drained out before it'll run smoothly on petrol.

Edit - besides, just bump the timing up 5 degrees and run it on straight LPG, it'll get pretty much the same power as 91 ron petrol...
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:15 pm 
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narr bozz the gas from convertor to engine is sweet fa
u might need to get your injectors cleaned as they can clog up if you dont run petrol through them enough

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:55 pm 
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thanks for the help, really appreicate it.
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:48 pm 
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no worries mate thats what we are all here for

 

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 Post subject: Re: Troubles running petrol on Duel Fuel EL
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:51 pm 
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6CYL wrote:
I think it may be the fuel filter as it only runs for a short period.


Your fuel should continue to flow in a loop through the fuel rail, otherwise it would be a slow to switch over to petrol each time and most probably stall.

Your problem is most likely dirty injectors, a mate tells me - "a litre of metho in your tank will clean the injectors better than any injector cleaner, old RACV trick". However I never got to try it on my old duel fuel EA. So I don't endorse it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:03 pm 
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Have you bothered to check the fuel pump is working,should be able to hear it prime when you turn ignition on.Fuel pumps have a habit of dieing suddenly.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:53 pm 
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Yeah the fuel pump isn't making a noise so its something wrong with that i reckon. Also, where can i find the Fuel Pump relays and fuses to make sure that they are not stuffed up by 'jumper starting' the fuel pump. If some has a picture, i would greatly appreicate it.
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6CYL wrote:
Yeah the fuel pump isn't making a noise so its something wrong with that i reckon. Also, where can i find the Fuel Pump relays and fuses to make sure that they are not stuffed up by 'jumper starting' the fuel pump. If some has a picture, i would greatly appreicate it.


fuel pump relay is under your coolant tank. Its an odd shaped green relay from memory.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:47 pm 
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changed the relay, thought that was it too.
Just found out its a dead fuel pump
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Still got a dead fuel pump? if so and wanna do it yourself, i have the tool to remove the locking ring over the pump PM if ya wanna "BORROW" it :mrgreen:

 

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