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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:01 pm 
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Anyone had the prob a car smelling of unburned LPG when it cops a hiding?? I do...yet I still get good economy (450-550k's per 68L's)

I heard its normal coz the convertor has a release valve on it but I'm sick of the smell and somehow...I get the feeling its no good for my kids *lol*

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:32 pm 
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You shouldn't smell gas from a well-maintained gas engine. Is the gas smell coming from the engine bay or from the tailpipe? If it's from the tailpipe, you might have a faulty/worn catalytic converter, or your air/fuel mixture may be out, causing inefficient combustion.

On a side note, LPG and natural gas are both non-toxic, so don't worry about your kids!

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:25 pm 
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no 1 -Car has had Cat convertor removed
no 2- Car returned min 450-500 per tank, which indicates good economy, at least from a 4.0 vapour mixer system. And it come from the engine bay.thanks dave..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:07 pm 
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All ill say is put cat converter back before the police get you its a $5,000 fine and might reduce your gas smell.
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Yup, if a catalytic converter was fitted to your vehicle ex-factory, I'd suggest you fit it back on. Even on straight gas, modern cars will not meet emissions regulations without cats.

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:37 pm 
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guys after you take that s**t out...........well if you ever done it you'll know what I mean... it flows like a mother f**k..those new Aurions.....I can hold em to speed limit...they spose to be fast, ive been in em they are too...I dont think thats norm for an old eb.......and re: cops...........you think they are gonna pick on a white wagon with kiddy seats in the back???

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Well if you don't want that strong gas smell I would suggest that you fit the catalytic converter back on. Also, do you have a fuel metering valve installed on the outlet of your regulator/converter and is it adjusted properly for closed-loop feedback?

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:34 pm 
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Cops may never get you but i wouldnt take that chance. Whats the harm of it being there to you. You just need to be unlucky one day and be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A cat converter is a small price to pay for piece of mind not to mention if you had an accident as insurance companys are tight a*** and will use any excuse to try to get out of a claim. But hey its your car and choice but i know what most would do.
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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:05 am 
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raff-26 wrote:
guys after you take that s**t out...........well if you ever done it you'll know what I mean... it flows like a mother f**k..those new Aurions.....I can hold em to speed limit...they spose to be fast, ive been in em they are too...I dont think thats norm for an old eb.......and re: cops...........you think they are gonna pick on a white wagon with kiddy seats in the back???


yeah when i crashed my car i damaged the factory cat and was running without it for a while and yes it runs a lot quicker but i got a High flow cat put on and it runs just as quick as it did when i didnt have one on. Besides high emissions i also noticed my exhuast was running really hot and to the point where my seats were warm so putting another cat on was a practical idea. Yeah i gave an aurion a go the other day and it was beating me to about 60 but then i started to reel it in pretty quick and by the time i got to 100 he was a two car lengths behind me. but it suprsied me a fair bit.

 

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