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 Post subject: LPG housing frozen!
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:09 pm 
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hey guys my el fairmont today on lpg when the car started to cough, i had my foot down on a constant acceleration and every second or two the car would choke and it felt like no gas was getting to the engine so i assumed the injectors were clogged. But the petrol runs fine and when i pulled over and popped up the bonnet the gas converter/chamber (dnt no wat its called lol) was frozen it had ice all over it. i assume this is a gas leak of some sort as when i first got the gas installed they left a fitting loose where i fill the gas tank up and all around that was frozen too.

any one had this problem or got any ideas?
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 Post subject: Re: LPG housing frozen!
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Nathanhrv wrote:
hey guys my el fairmont today on lpg when the car started to cough, i had my foot down on a constant acceleration and every second or two the car would choke and it felt like no gas was getting to the engine so i assumed the injectors were clogged. But the petrol runs fine and when i pulled over and popped up the bonnet the gas converter/chamber (dnt no wat its called lol) was frozen it had ice all over it. i assume this is a gas leak of some sort as when i first got the gas installed they left a fitting loose where i fill the gas tank up and all around that was frozen too.

any one had this problem or got any ideas?


It's either a gas leak causing it (you should be able to smell the leak!) or it's a coolant flow problem, not enough coolant flow thru converter = frozen converter.

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 Post subject: Re: LPG housing frozen!
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:21 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Nathanhrv wrote:
hey guys my el fairmont today on lpg when the car started to cough, i had my foot down on a constant acceleration and every second or two the car would choke and it felt like no gas was getting to the engine so i assumed the injectors were clogged. But the petrol runs fine and when i pulled over and popped up the bonnet the gas converter/chamber (dnt no wat its called lol) was frozen it had ice all over it. i assume this is a gas leak of some sort as when i first got the gas installed they left a fitting loose where i fill the gas tank up and all around that was frozen too.

any one had this problem or got any ideas?


It's either a gas leak causing it (you should be able to smell the leak!) or it's a coolant flow problem, not enough coolant flow thru converter = frozen converter.

Cheers

ToranaGuy

plus 1^^ i say its a coolant flow issue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: LPG housing frozen!
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:19 pm 
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the water hoses on both sides of the converter should be hot,you may have to bleed the air out of it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: LPG housing frozen!
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:22 pm 
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well i could smell gas in the driving cabin, and i hope it is that coz its under warranty if its a gas related fault. i think it could be a gas leak as some of the hose was frozen too.

thanks for the reply guys
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