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 Post subject: Re: AUIIIXR8 Ute on gas?
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:43 pm 
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it does feel a bit restrictive i think, feels a bit empty in power from about 4000rpm to redline. i bought the car like it is so i dont really know much about the setup, learning as i go
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Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:36 pm 
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i put a model L impco on, same as was already on there, i think my coils or leads mabey shot as it builds revs slow on gas and on petrol i think it misses from idle to about 2000rpm, like a flat spot.

once i put the new gear on it should be alot better, but otherwise it runs really good
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 Post subject: Re: AUIIIXR8 Ute on gas?
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:38 pm 
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i got my converter real cheap, was cheaper to put a new one on than buy a service kit for my other one, so ive got another L that needs cleaning and il keep it as spare.

i havnt looked to much into us ebay as im not sure what leads will fit my car, i dont want to have to pull them apart and stuff. il have a look at coils though. when i get some money

im getting my car dyno tuned on gas for $100 to get the mixtures right, im only getting 270-300 from 58L. so it should run alot better after that
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 Post subject: Re: AUIIIXR8 Ute on gas?
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:13 pm 
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well i had my gas tuned yesterday and drives so much better i can hardly tell the difference between petrol and gas, power curves look good to i was told, Car make 137RWKW on petrol and 136RWKW on LPG, bit down for a V8 but my AU XR6 had 139RWKW with all the exhaust and intake but the 8 is stock auto

Quite inpressed with the tuning!
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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:19 pm 
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markmgm wrote:
well i had my gas tuned yesterday and drives so much better i can hardly tell the difference between petrol and gas, power curves look good to i was told, Car make 137RWKW on petrol and 136RWKW on LPG, bit down for a V8 but my AU XR6 had 139RWKW with all the exhaust and intake but the 8 is stock auto

Quite inpressed with the tuning!


Nice, how much did it set you back? Are there any risks when pushing LPG, like more chance of backfires etc?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:51 pm 
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where did you take it to get it tuned mate?

cheers
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:47 pm 
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took it to Auto Gas connection in Carrum downs, dont think the car was tuned at all while on gas but is so much better to drive now. Dyno tune is $120 and they needed it for about an hour and a half.

He said the car will be the same reliability as petrol if its well maintained, good quality leads, propper plugs and gaps etc and will have 0 problems in the future
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:35 pm 
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oh ok, didnt realise that. Hopefully mine is ok for a while, 3 yrs old now and seems to flow fine.

This is the dyno chart:

Im getting the 3 exhaust leaks and the squashed pipe fix this week, might be why its a tad low on petrol

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 Post subject: Re: AUIIIXR8 Ute on gas?
Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:48 pm 
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yeah im quite suprised how well the V8 goes on LPG, beats dads BA wagon to 100kmh by a car length or so on LPG now, when it was untuned it was 1 car length slower. and costs $30 a week to run :)
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Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:42 pm 
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markmgm

I like ur lpg setup and it seems that the converter setup is custom as most sit on the drivers side tower, do u know who done the lpg install???

 

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 Post subject: Re: AUIIIXR8 Ute on gas?
Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:26 pm 
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yeh, great sound and no need to try and drive like you want to save fuel :)

Not sure who did the setup, i have the reciepts in the glovebox, il have a look tomorrow and get back to you.
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Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:09 am 
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markmgm wrote:
yeh, great sound and no need to try and drive like you want to save fuel :)

Not sure who did the setup, i have the reciepts in the glovebox, il have a look tomorrow and get back to you.


Thanks dude

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:29 am 
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Does the AU III v8 require the more expensive vapour injection or can it handle the older type?
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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:14 pm 
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john rv wrote:
Does the AU III v8 require the more expensive vapour injection or can it handle the older type?


I dunno about require, but I wouldn't consider anything but. The cheap mixer system may be OK for a cheap car, but I intend to hang onto my V8 ute for some time so I am getting the SVI system.

I am also getting a 145litre tank!

 

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