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Old 05-28-2003, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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Petrol gauge for gas?

I have an XF Spak ute with the digital cluster (oil, fuel, temp, volts) and was wondering how hard it would be to connect the gas sender to the petrol gauge. I want to run straight gas, but dont want the petrol gauge flashing empty at me all the time. I can build a circuit if nessecary. I don't care how.
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Usually a separate guage is supplied when a gas system is fitted, or do you have that..and just want to run the dual fuels into one guage?

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XESparkman check with your local lpg installer as they should be able to supply a gauge interface to much the lpg sender to the dash gauge or maybe a sender unit for lpg tank that is calibrated to gauge unit.
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its not good for the engine to constantly be running on LPG,
my mechanic said for every 3 tanks of LPG have 1 tank of petrol
lubricates the engine or some bs
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phat xd i have been working on gas powered cars manliy fords for 23 years and there is no real problem with running them on straight gas at all,if they have fuel system fitted it should be used to keep it going and fuel from going off in tank.
ford do straight gas cars with no problems
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maybe its just if u run it on gas for heaps long,
u will have trouble getting it back on petrol

also u know when u fill up the gas, about 3 times now, when ive put 20 bucks of gas in , it spurts out the back is this becuase i overfill it ?
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go with the gauge interface and you can match most sender units with most gauges. Very easy to wireup
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Cool, I think I will get the interface unit. The previous owner got the engine rebuilt to handle straight gas 190,000Kms ago, so if I fit a head lube kit I have laying around, it should be ok. I am also removing the carb. and fitting the EFI manifold so I don't have to worry so much about shrinkage etc.
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How is your gas conversion going. i am going to convert my XF falcon to straight LPG and was wondering what power losses/gains you have experienced.

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the gas kit i have on my XD interfaces with the std fuel guage, works quite well. when you switch from LPG-Petrol the guage changes also :)

i run it on gas pretty much 100% of time time... been almost a year since I used petrol (holley 350) cos its a bit to drive in traffic on petrol... and chews thru it .. !! (bad tuning )
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