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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:31 am 
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I've got a gas converted XF with an 11 year old tank. I've called a few places chasing quotes for recertifying the tank, most are around $400 to remove the tank and send it away.

Does anyone know if it would be much cheaper to test that tank in the car, and if so who in Perth can do it?

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:07 am 
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It has to be removed mate, it gets strapped to a bench and pressure tested.
You're best to remove it yourself, but testing prices also vary, a multi valve tank is around $100 more to test than a 4 valve.
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:21 pm 
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sis just had her commy done

was a tad over $500 for her tank to be removed, tested and then refitted

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:42 am 
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oh crap thats expensive, mines due next month, same time as rego... damn....

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:52 am 
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s**t... I got quoted $280 in adel

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:12 am 
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My mate charges $150 for 4 valve and $250 for multi valve tanks, extra to remove of course.
He charged me $130 to test mine.
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:36 pm 
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how do u remove it, does it have a tap just like a9kg bottle? how do u empty it from the gas?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:06 pm 
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Yes it has a tap, and i recommend driving it and running it out first.
You take the inspection plate off the back, undo the filler and service lines, and disconnect or remove the lockoff if fitted.
Undo all bolts for brackets and she'll slide out.
It doesn't take long, it's just a pain to undo the bolts if you don't have someone helping you, i usually use big vice grips underneath the car and lock them into place, then undo the bolts from the inside.
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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:16 am 
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had mine done in adelaide for $75

i removed it and they picked it up - tested/ restamped and certified and delivered back
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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:22 pm 
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Got quoted $110 to get mine done if I remove it, or $200 to let them do it. Seeing there is only one place in Canberra that does it I was expecting to be raped.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:31 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
Got quoted $110 to get mine done if I remove it, or $200 to let them do it. Seeing there is only one place in Canberra that does it I was expecting to be raped.
Mine os due in the next year or so, where did you get that done?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:08 am 
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anyone know of a place in west NSW that'll do lpg tank testing/inspection?
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Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:32 pm 
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how west are we talking ? origin energy do it in broken hill.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:58 pm 
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lol briney i feel sorry for u living in wilcannia having to put up witht those $1.60+ fuel prices. well thsts what it was around may last yr

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:26 am 
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hey, at least lpg has come down from a dollar to 90 cents. petrol is back down to $1.35 odd.

 

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