LPG on 80 series Landcruiser

Submitted: Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 00:00
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Hi Legends

I brought a duel fuel 80 series landcruiser but I'm unsure when the lpg needs to be reconditioned/how to read the plate it comes with and if it will tell me when it's to be reconditioned.

Here's a photo of a Plate that's on the tank but I'm unsure how to read it.
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 08:24

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 08:24
Hi Demp t,

The first line is the manufacturer of the tank. The second line is the Australian Standard that the tank conforms to. The third line is the test pressure that the tank was tested to, in this case 3.3 Megapascals. The forth line is the Tare weight of the tank, 52 kgs. The fifth line is the volume of water, or Water Content that the tank can hold, 135 Ltrs. however, not sure what the last characters in this line refer to. The sixth line is the date that the tank was last tested, the tenth month of 1991.

As far as I am aware, LPG tanks are required to be tested every ten years. Is there somewhere else on the tank with another set of letters and numbers stamped into the metal? These could be the subsequent test dates. If not, then it is likely that the tank has never been inspected and tested since it was manufactured.

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Follow Up By: OzzieCruiser - Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:15

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:15
Macca - "The sixth line is the date that the tank was last tested, the tenth month of 1991" That is in fact the build date of the tank.


As you alluded to, the last test date will be stamped elsewhere on the tank noting that previous dates cannot be over stamped. eg the above build date.
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Reply By: Batt's - Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 09:47

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 09:47
I thought you needed an lpg gas inspection certificate supplied by the seller which would have all the info you require and the usual road worthy certificate before your legaly allowed to sell a registered vehicle. I had to get one done yrs ago.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:24

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:24
Probably depends on the states requirements...probably vary from state to state.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:26

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:26
Hi Batts,

I think it depends on what state you are in with regard to an LPG certificate when selling your vehicle.

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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:14

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:14
In the ACT, yearly inspections are required of LPG vehicles, LPG system only, so I suspect most jurisdictions would be similar, as otherwise we have a relaxed regime and don't even have yearly rego inspections. At ten years expect to pay about $700 for the compulsory test, as the tank has to be removed and you often have to replace the tank valve. The converter is likely to die around this time as well about $500 I think. If yours has a 91 manufacture date it must be close to needing its second inspection.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:27

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:27
guessing fj80 with 1990 stamp. Is it auto or manual?
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Follow Up By: Demp T - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 at 14:09

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 at 14:09
Hi yep it's a 1991 fj80 Manual
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