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Old 02-13-2003, 16:17   #1 (permalink)
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Question Lpg - Filling The Tank

Hi peeps,

A quick question from an LPG virgin:

If I want to fill up with LPG, how do I know when the tank is full? The car I have was converted in 1988.

Does the pump just shut itself off, or do I have to keep an eye out for how much I've put in?

I know it's a very basic question, but I'm sure you guys can answer it without chuckling to yourselves too much..........

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Well with mine, when its full, the nozel makes a "shhhhhhhhtt" noise, and the handle of the pump springs back i think.- Its pretty obvious anyway.
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Old 02-13-2003, 16:54   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it cuts off automatically - or it should anyway!
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Yeah, should shut off by itself. I had to get my dad to show me the first time I filled up , didn't have a clue, hehe
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If it was converted in '88, have a look at the date stamped on the tank, this will tell you when it was last pressure tested.

I think they have to be tested every ten years, well in WA that is the case anyway

Also the regulator thingy has to be replaced at the same time
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The answer isn't that simple. The answer depends whether the car is fitted with an 'Automatic Fill Limiter' or AFL. If it's AFL just fill until the action stops. If no AFL, prepare to read a lengthy procedure.......
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if it has no afl, then what?

so, assuming it doesn't have an AFL, how do I know when to stop filling?

It had a pink slip when i bought it a few weeks ago, so i assume it wouldn't have had that if it wasn't fit to be on the road......
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Im sure they are all designed around the standard assumption that consumers are basically stupid, so I'd just go for it, fill it till the pump stops pumping. It never hurt me hehe. Mind you if it did blow up i probably woudlnt be here to tell you about it, but then again i probably wouldn't have felt any pain either.. Actually come to think of it im sure the tanks are designed so that if they do blow, they blow out of a weak point on the end of the tank, so if you do try my method of filling, it might be best to stand away from the ends of the tank just in case..
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