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Reinstating a lpg system

 
 
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Brachunky
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reinstating a lpg system Reply with quote

Evening lads!
Last week I bought a 4l Cherokee which came with a partially installed STARGAS lpg system(Originally installed by a lpg dealer). The previous owner had removed the tank from the trunk to make space for pushchairs Rolling Eyes Sadly, he just snipped the two copper pipes to the tank & whipped it out Mad The rest of the kit is still in place(I have remounted the tank) & just requires the water pipes relinking and these copper pipes sorting.
My question is whether its acceptable to rejoin the copper pipes with a connector & olives or do I have to replace both the pipes from the filler to tank & tank to engine compartment?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

connect it with connectors,they use "t pieces" to join up multiple tank systems and they are connected with flared ends like brake pipes so I cant see a problem doing it that way as long as it doesnt leak and you have it tested by a reputable autogas installer I cant see a problem.You will have to get it tested anyway for the insurance.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously it would be better to run new full lengths rather than introduce unnecessary joints, but its not the end of the world.

Joints may be flared or olive based.

Bear in mind that any of the gear may have packed up during its long 'rest'.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks lads! Rossko, You have a point about whether its still functional-only way to find out is to connect it up & see.Its not the end of the world if it dont as the vehicle is only used for laning and not for commuting Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's not the end of the world if somethings not working, you can by rebuild kit's etc for the vaporizer etc.

the site --> http://www.lpg-kits.com/ does striaght connectors, and there the only place i've found online so far that lists one way T's for multiple tanks. like said above it would be better to run new pipes but probally worth just buying a couple of connectors to check the system works first. also make sure if the tanks in the book all the piping is enclosed so any gas leaks vented out of the car

also check out this site http://www.diy-lpg.co.uk/ lot's of info for the diy installer.

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Brachunky
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the help so far lads Wink Gathered most of the parts I need but am a bit stumped on a ball bearing which "fell out" when removing the old 8mm pipe from the rear of the filler. Its obviously come out of the filler but how does it create a seal?Maybe something else should be in there too and I did'nt see it Confused


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've dragged the one-way valve out of the filler. I think there should be a spring to go with the ball.

As its an italian cup style anyway, you might consider replacing with a UK bayonet style unit so you can forgo fiddling with adaptors at every fillup.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the advice & bought a new one Wink
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