On or around Sun, 27 Nov 2005 21:08:31 +0100, AJH <firstname.lastname@example.org>
enlightened us thusly:
>On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 15:49:47 -0000, "Idris" <Idris@daviesrus.f2s.com>
>>Got power so guess it is the pump. Probably burnt itself out when the
>>previous owners stopped putting any petrol in.
>Sounds likely if it was left powered up when switched to LPG. There is
>a bullet connector on the engine side of the bulkhead that supplies
>power, I keep meaning to put a simple relay in there and have it
>deactivated when LPG solenoid is powered.
If you have petrol in the tank, leaving the pump on shouldn't hurt it - the
pump is designed to run continuously, after all. Running it dry for any
length of time is probably a bad idea.
I thought about switching it off but decided against it - with the pump
running, switching back to petrol is pretty much instant, if you off the
pump I imagine the pressure will slowly disappear from the high-pressure
side of the petrol system, and then when you change over it will take time
to re-pressurise. Sometimes, when you suddenly find you're out of gas for
accelerating, you don't want a delay while the petrol makes up it's mind to
This assumes that you've got the petrol system being disabled by
interrupting the electrical supply to the injectors, of course.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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as little trust as you can in tomorrow) Horace (65 - 8 BC) Odes, I.xi.8