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Old 01-02-2006, 03:24   #1 (permalink)
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LPG bowser not working on hot days.

I went to fill up with lpg today about lunch time at Goondiwindi ( temp would have been in the high 30Cs and the bowser would not pump.

nobody could get lpg ,all saying that the other 2 fuel shops in town that sell lpg were down as well. so most were getting petrol and just complaining about the extra cost.

mine is dedicated lpg and i did not have enought to make the 100km trip to the next stop so i was thinking i would have to stay there till tonight and the gas cooled down.

someone suggested that it could be the tanks in the cars , not the pump , and to try to cool the tank down.
got the fire hose out and hosed the gas tanks for about 10 minutes and you could feel that the tank was cooler with your hand so went back and tried it again and the pump fired up and i got my tank of gas.

might be a good trick to remember if you are out on a long trip on a hot day.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: LPG bowser not working on hot days.

it's because the vapour inside the tank expands to the point that the bowser can't force the new gas in so the pump closes down,,
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Re: LPG bowser not working on hot days.

thought it must have been something like that.

one guy there was from VIC and said that he had been caught with the same problem before somewhere and the servo had hosed the bowser down to cool it and got it working.
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Re: LPG bowser not working on hot days.

thats happened to me 2 times.... first time, i went to 2 servos and only got 7 cents in the car!

and on n/y eve, i got 1/4 of a tank i the car....

oh well.....
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