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Old 04-23-2002, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
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Might be getting a Trip Computer

Hi all,

I have an EL Futura and it only has a clock - instead of the more advanced trip computer etc. I know the trip computer is a simple plug 'n' play thing (thank God!) but my biggest issue is having it hooked upto the LPG system. I'm guessing it's either not possible or a lot of work - has anyone had any experience with this ?

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Do a search, I remember reading something about this a while ago. There is a thread about trip computers and LPG. I am not exactly sure about the details though.
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Thanks mate - will do :-)

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By the way if anybody needs a trip computer for an EA to ED model. I have few available!
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Hi all,

I've done a search on this forum for 'trip computer LPG' and came up with some interesting reading. Now, to cut to the chase, using the diagnostic mode (thanks Xyphoid - you're a champ!) on mode 5 (the instant fuel consumption one) and on LPG it was working - now I'm hoping that this means it would work if I got the Trip computer ? Can anyone offer any expertise here ?

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PS, Anyone got a Trip computer for an EL - hehe :-)
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DOA, how much do you want for the ED trip computer, and does it come with the wiring harness.
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Trip computer wont give LPG consumption figures (instant or average L/100 ) because it uses the pulses of the petrol injectors and the speed signal to calculate this info. Obviously, when you're running on lpg, there is no injector pulse (cause the injectors are switched off)

Still worthwhile fitting because of other features and it looks good:s5
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Trip computer wont give LPG consumption figures (instant or average L/100 ) because it uses the pulses of the petrol injectors and the speed signal to calculate this info. Obviously, when you're running on lpg, there is no injector pulse (cause the injectors are switched off)

Still worthwhile fitting because of other features and it looks good:s5
OK fair enough - but then why does the diagnostic tool still operate when in LPG mode as well as petrol mode ? I was under the impression that diagnostic tool #5 would just show nothing --> ie 0000 etc when in LPG mode ? Anywho, any info most appreciated ! :-)

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By the way if anybody needs a trip computer for an EA to ED model. I have few available!
Im interested also! How much and does it come with wiring?
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