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 Post subject: legalities of moving lpg converter
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:05 am 
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hey all just thought i'd ask before i see my lpg mechanic

i've been looking at getting a eb which is on duel fuel. problem is for when it goes to a v8.

im planning on swapping the motor, as its been proven easier to find a 6 cyl than one with a good v8 already on lpg.
so i'd need the converter on the other side of the engine bay. for when the 5.0 goes in or straight after, as its currently on the passenger side shock tower.

what am i likeley going to be up for and is it something a registered lpg fitter can do without replacing the whole mainline?
just working out my options.
as the converter could be still located there, it would just be tight on space and make changing plugs and leads a bit more interesting
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:18 pm 
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There is no reason it couldn't be moved.
There is also no need to replace the entire service line.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:54 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
There is no reason it couldn't be moved.
There is also no need to replace the entire service line.

thanks..
good to know. as its good to be informed so i dont get as ripped off

i have just purchased the car anyways
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Converter cannot be forward of the first cylinder.

If the car is already on gas, move it yourself. (i would and have) but.....
A licenced gas fitter can only commision the service line.

It should only cost around $120 for a new service line fitted with a receipt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: legalities of moving lpg converter
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:56 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Converter cannot be forward of the first cylinder.

If the car is already on gas, move it yourself. (i would and have) but.....
A licenced gas fitter can only commision the service line.

It should only cost around $120 for a new service line fitted with a receipt.

i knew that.
i had every intention on leaving it on the shock tower. just on the other side of the car

the thought has crossed my mind but i dont have the correct flare tools at hand or the copper line.
so i'll just pay for it to be done after ive remounted the hardware side for him.
i know my gas fitter well and he knows i dont do things half a*** either so he will be ok with the converter being relocated by me and coolant lines run

as i know i cant have no more than 0.5 a meter after a lockoff anyways. but once i get a closer look at the car, i'll inspect which way will be the best to go about it

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 Post subject: Re: legalities of moving lpg converter
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:36 am 
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Krytox wrote:
Converter cannot be forward of the first cylinder.

If the car is already on gas, move it yourself. (i would and have) but.....
A licenced gas fitter can only commision the service line.

It should only cost around $120 for a new service line fitted with a receipt.



Actually it can be forward of the first cylinder. So long as the gas lock is behind the shock tower and there is less then 0.5m of line between the lock and converter.

Your gas fitter is leading you..........................

 

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