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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:17 pm 
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Hey guys,

Got into my car today and it cranks but won't turn over, it'll crank untill the battery goes flat, so I recharged and it still won't start.

I'm on LPG - only (impco)

I checked for a spark and I've still got over a 1/4 of a tank of LPG.

What's my next step? What can I check next?

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Renegade334

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:32 pm 
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do you have gas flowing from the converter? check the lockoffs, converter and mixer....
If you have spark, then it seems your missing fuel...
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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:34 pm 
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66 coupe wrote:
do you have gas flowing from the converter? check the lockoffs, converter and mixer....
If you have spark, then it seems your missing fuel...



Thanks for the reply, I'm still new to LPG, how do I check these?

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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:58 pm 
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initially when you turn the key on, you should hear the gas solenoids click on for 3 sec then click off again.
Once you've determined the lock off solenoids are working, then you need to determine if any gas is coming out of the converter.
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Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:17 pm 
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66 coupe wrote:
initially when you turn the key on, you should hear the gas solenoids click on for 3 sec then click off again.
Once you've determined the lock off solenoids are working, then you need to determine if any gas is coming out of the converter.



Gas system makes all the noises it's always made when turning the key to "on"

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:13 pm 
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So what else can I check for?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:57 pm 
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Right, so I had called our good friends at RACV and had a bloke come an look at it.

He squirted some petrol in a few times, until the engine was running off gas ok.

So he explained the problem to me, essentially inside the (converter?) there is a diaphragm that can stick when it is cold, I have a slightly dodgy Gas install (which I already knew about) that is meant for a dual fuel system, but my car is gas only.

So when he squirted gas into the system the car started, can within a few seconds was able to run under it's own fuel.

My question NOW is: What can I do about this? I'll take it down to a LPG specialist in a couple of weeks, but some ideas from the forum in the mean-time would be great!

 

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