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Old 6th August 2017, 04:24 PM
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Unhappy LPG filter / service help please!

Hi Folks,

Maybe one for Steamship (or members who had LPG on other vehicles; this is a generic post).

Over the past few days the car has "fallen off the gas" in the middle of journeys , not under hard acceleration. After pulling over it went straight back onto gas first few times but now is struggling to find the gas again.

Any thoughts?

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Old 6th August 2017, 07:16 PM
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Hi it could be starving it causing a low gas pressure to switch back to petrol. as well as the filters that need changing periodically. the solenoids being magnetic collect all the rust and iron filings out of the storage tanks and your gas tank. the reducer can stop working properly from heavy ends gumming it up. so if you've done a lot of miles it could just need a service. by a specalist or yourself if your competent the LPG forums are very helpful. this is what i found in mine.
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Old 9th August 2017, 10:09 PM
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Hi,

Thanks, being a bloody employee has prevented me from dropping off for a service, will have to drive down on petrol...

Still, that will maybe protect the valve seats or is that an urban myth??

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Old 10th August 2017, 07:05 AM
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Depends on the engine. I had a lexus rx300 converted to lpg and my dad had his Mazda tribute done at the same time. The Mazda Tribute ( Ford ) burnt through its valves in about a year and 15k miles. My Lexus is still going strong. It was converted at 36k miles about 10 years ago and my dad still runs it on lpg today at about 150k miles. The lexus has never had anything apart from the routine stuff.
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Old 10th August 2017, 08:26 PM
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Audi V8s are not on the list as engines that are damaged on LPG but it doesn't hurt keep the petrol flowing its actually recommend every now and again.
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Old 13th August 2017, 05:48 PM
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Hi it could be starving it causing a low gas pressure to switch back to petrol
Hi,

Starvation seems likely, when the gas "falls off" it won't come back on...

We did the journey down nicely, fell off once, picked back up. Return I ran 90 miles on petrol, double the price but we got home sweetly...

I will look on LPG sites too, thanks.

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