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Old 10-11-2007, 17:34   #1 (permalink)
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Elko System in BA 2004 XT Sedan - HELP!

G'day all,

I don't have any tech knowledge about LPG systems but am hoping those who do may be able to help me. (sorry about the laymans terminology)

About 3 months ago I bought a BA falcon with the intention of putting it on LPG. I did as much research as I could and ended up getting an ELKO negative speed system installed by a local installer (who was very keen on this type of system) who gives a good warranty.

It has had problems from day 1. Backfiring and detonation when accelerating from a standing start. This eventually resulted in the air filter being split down the side. Each time it backfired and stalled, it left the car, my wife, and my kids in a dangerous situation on a roundabout or busy intersection. Anyway, after 4 or 5 return visits to the installer we seemed to have the problem sorted - at least enough that we can drive the car. He is convinced that the problem is with the electronics not passing the correct signal so in the end he fitted a device to mechanically introduce the fuel when accelerating. (I can still feel the "flat spot" quite often but then the mechanical override occurs and the engine accelerates)

After 3 months of driving the car without backfiring or stalling the thing backfired, stalled, blew the air filter apart, and left me motionless in the middle of a busy intersection. I am taking it back to the installer of course but if anyone can offer any other possible solutions I would be very grateful.

I dont have confidence in the system and won't be using it if the family is in the car.

Please help!

Thanks in advance for any replies!

Mike.
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