Fordmods Logo

Gas tank re-certification 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 14 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hey guys. Does anyone know of a GOOD LPG place where i can take my EF falcon to?

I need to get my tank re-certified (Past the 10 years). I also need a new gauge/float as the gauge is reading incorrect (Both on the tank AND dash and yes the wiring is correct) and it also needs a new service valve. I can turn off the valve and still gas running :evil:

I also need it to get a good tune up and a general look over as the previous owner tried to do his own fitment and stuffed it up majorly :evil:

So yeah if someone can point me in the right direction, that would be great and also a rough price guide as per the above.

Thanks

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2644

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: 2007

Location: Mount Annan
NSW, Australia

I have an EF sedan tank thats certified till 2018 that I am selling for $120. I think you will find that way cheaper than recertification (at least it is up here) Pickup in Bendigo over XMAS if you are intereted. Had a new valve installed during the cerification.

 

_________________

BF Fairmont Ghia Series II update.
GQ XR6T ghia patrol.

,======o00o
//__|__|_,\_____\,___
|_/--\'_|'__|_/--\_[]IIII[]
_( o ) )_____( o ) )=o=) )__

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:53 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

If you need valves replaced ^^^^ probably isn't a bad deal.
Unless it's a different style of tank mount or valve arrangement, then the savings will be spent on refitting a plumbing.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thanks twase but i dont think that i will have the money over xmas :( will have to see how many i work ;)

tickford_6 will a LPG place certify this tank on my car? i.e. issue a new compliance plate?

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:01 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2644

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: 2007

Location: Mount Annan
NSW, Australia

comhelp wrote:
Thanks twase but i dont think that i will have the money over xmas :( will have to see how many i work ;)

tickford_6 will a LPG place certify this tank on my car? i.e. issue a new compliance plate?

No the tank must be removed and gas exhausted and then its pressure tested. If it passes it gets the compliance plate stamped and a certificate issued.

 

_________________

BF Fairmont Ghia Series II update.
GQ XR6T ghia patrol.

,======o00o
//__|__|_,\_____\,___
|_/--\'_|'__|_/--\_[]IIII[]
_( o ) )_____( o ) )=o=) )__

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:15 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

The tank needs to come out of the car, The actual certification cost is only $120 - $200 depending on the size of the tank and the type of safety relief valve. The extra cost will be labor for remove/refit.

The tank needs to be removed by an authorized installer and certified by an authorized cylinder testing station. then re fitted by the authorized installer.

The installer will then inspect the entire system for compliance with AS1425 and issue a certification.
The rules on needing to issue a new compliance plate seem to be blurry depending on who answers the phone when you tank to Mines and Energy. I issue a new plate as the plate costs $1 and takes 5 mins to fill out and fit. It's just not worth hassle it could create by not fitting a new plate.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thanks so even if i get a tank has been certified, i still need to get it pressure tested?

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

Sorry I miss read what you said before i made that post.

If you buy the above tank you don't need to have re tested.
When its fitted to the car the installer is required to carry out an inspection of the entire gas installation and issue you with a certification or advice on repairs.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

ok thanks that what i thought :P

So can you recommend any good fitters down here that could do that?

thanks

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

comhelp wrote:
ok thanks that what i thought :P

So can you recommend any good fitters down here that could do that?

thanks


Can't recommend anyone in VIC as i'm in QLD. there are a few vic members here one or two of them are gas fitters and may be able to recommend someone local.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:47 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 64

Posts: 224

Joined: 31st May 2010

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: XF 5 LIT P/ VAN EF 5 LIT FUTURA

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

What part of Melb are you in. Regards TPVM.

 

_________________

SALT IS FOR RACING ON. SAUCE IS FOR FISH & CHIPS.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 638

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: 1994 Ford EF Fairmont Ghia Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Footscray but any part of vic that is connected with metro will be fine :wink:

 

_________________

1994 ford fairmont ghia - Currently 302 with T5 - Work in progress :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Gas tank re-certification
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:05 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 64

Posts: 224

Joined: 31st May 2010

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: XF 5 LIT P/ VAN EF 5 LIT FUTURA

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Sorry I am out in the East so probably not worth it.you should be able to find someone local. Any Gas
place should be able to R&R a tank without any problems you would think. Let your fingers do the walking, they will ask what type of tank you have IE Multivalve or 4 separate valves. If it's an APA tank it has 4 valves they are the cheaper style to test. Regards TPVM.

 

_________________

SALT IS FOR RACING ON. SAUCE IS FOR FISH & CHIPS.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 14 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names