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Old 07-20-2004, 08:04   #1 (permalink)
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What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

I am going to be running straight gas in the future. I am a bit worried about what will happen if I ever run out of gas.

Like do you have to get towed to the nearest servo?

Or do racv guys have like a little bbq bottle that attaches to your gas tank that gives you a few litres?

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Old 07-20-2004, 14:04   #2 (permalink)
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tow truck.. thats the only way i'm afraid
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Old 07-20-2004, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

I have seen the RACV use BBQ gas fillers with special adaptors... but they are illigal so you won't see many.

I have been running straight LPG for a while now and on a couple of cars... never had a problem. Not even when I broke the fuel guage and drove around for 3 months only going on how many km's i'd done!
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Re: What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

I will be going from dual fuel to straight lpg. So its sorta like the complete opposite. I have no qualms with running my lpg until empty now cause I know I have some petrol in reserve.

I guess it just worries me a bit. Nothing I wont be used to in 2 weeks I suppose. But I would hate to runout when travelling interstate or something, you would get killed in tow truck fees.
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Re: What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

'I have seen the RACV use BBQ gas fillers with special adaptors... but they are illigal so you won't see many.'

Still didn't stop one clown here in Melbourne from making his own gas setup - 9kg BBQ bottle on passenger floor, hose run through hole in firewall and into carb. Throttle control assisted by careful use of gas valve on bottle......good thing he got pulled up in a roadworthy blitz!
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Re: What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

With every LPG car i've owned you could tell when the gas was running out, the performance drops off, and you can really start to hear the gas system wheeze. it generally keeps running for quite a few kms, enough to get to a servo if your around town.

I assume you would notice something similar with yours?
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Still didn't stop one clown here in Melbourne from making his own gas setup - 9kg BBQ bottle on passenger floor, hose run through hole in firewall and into carb. Throttle control assisted by careful use of gas valve on bottle......good thing he got pulled up in a roadworthy blitz!
thats a classic! but hey, it is pretty ingeniuos.

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With every LPG car i've owned you could tell when the gas was running out, the performance drops off, and you can really start to hear the gas system wheeze. it generally keeps running for quite a few kms, enough to get to a servo if your around town.
Yep, I know what you mean but I only get a very short warning. Like maybe enough for 300 metres on flat ground. Going up any sort of hill forget it, maybe like 50 metres!

Maybe its different with straight gas, I hope so.
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I ran out a couple of times on straight gas because of a faulty LPG fuel gauge. The first time I got a free tow to a garage as the NRMA diagnosed a faulty LPG convertor. The garage took two seconds to work out I had run out of fuel as you could push in filler valve with your finger. The second time I borrowed a portable LPG gas bottle and filled in a few litres. That is now illegal I believe.
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Re: What happens when you run out with straight LPG?

Get one of those donut tanks as a reserve.. only use it in emergencies so it's always filled.. of course, then you'll have no spare tyre, so it's a bit of a toss up between which you most expect to happen
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mum dont fill up her car, me and dad dont know why, but we always do it, she didnt drive her car for 4 days and made me drive because no1 was gonna fill up her car... when i took it.. dad was in a magna, and he killed me, only coz mums car would go above 2000 rpm withouht playing up.... it was EEEEEMPTY!!!!!

we get a warning, performance DIES!
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