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Old 12-02-2003, 11:57   #1 (permalink)
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Dedicated LPG BA

Yesterday I witnessed a virtually brand new dedicated LPG BA have a considerable airbox blowback.

Driver dropped off a passenger and proceeded to move off - quite a considerable blowback, engine stalled and took some 15 seconds to restart. I don't know if he rest the ignition (off/on/start) or just cranked until it cleared and fired.

I was surprised to see and hear a blowback at launch!

He stopped a little way down the road so I had a look to see if he had blown the airbox apart - no!

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Old 12-02-2003, 14:43   #2 (permalink)
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We have one(company car), a XT wagon in fact. dedicated gas. goes well.. and if you look under the bonnet, the airbox is 'spring loaded' closed, rather than using clips

Oh, and yes, it has backfired once :)

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The AU had a dedicated GAS model as well with the Scuba Tank gas tank, in place of a petrol tank. - Dont know if it had problems though
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Dads BA XT E-gas wagon does this all the time. Don't know what the problem is. It seems the dealership where he gets it serviced doesn't know what the deal is either.

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Yes the airbox is heavily spring loaded at the join

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Actually, Our work one is pretty good.. starts all the time, morning, afternoon, you name it.. But as i said before, it has only backfired once. other than that, smooth runnings... and its cheap :)
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I've got a LPG only AU Wagon - and apart from a leaking fill valve which was replaced under warranty - never had a problem with it. Costs bugger all to run - will make Sydney to Melbourne (just) on a tank of gas, and costs about $40 to fill.

Takes about 3-4 seconds to start hot or cold - which it says to expect in the manual - and the only time it has has backfired is when some goose gets in and tries to start it while pumping the accelerator. Seems to be a reflex for some people.
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and the only time it has has backfired is when some goose gets in and tries to start it while pumping the accelerator. Seems to be a reflex for some people.
Agreed, All my cars are straight LPG and thats the only time they ever backfire.

Same deal with a mates AU. Straight LPG, never backfired while he had it. Sold it privatly and the guys already came back saying it backfires all the time and asking how he did it without it popping.... simple, don't pump the friggin accellerator! (can't imagine why anyone would need to in an EFI car anyway!)
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well i have owned my dual fuel Tickford Setup (AU) and its backfired once with a bad lead. Only once. Perfect driving on gas i love it. It's been perfect and the bloody car has some balls. It hates bad gas buit so it should. They CALL ME BSR LPG BIATCH amongst other names.

Gas is fine if you look after it and know what your doing. Pumping accelerators bloody hell people should learn that you dont do that on any EFI motors ever. They never learn.

And doing it to LPG motors is even bloody worse
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