LPG

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 15:49
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Hi All

Have 2001 NM Pajero with LPG duel fuel, have had it for about 4 months now. Have been getting about 400-410kms for tank of LPG. However the last 3 tanks I have been only getting 300-310kms. A huge drop. Does anyone have any ideas, that might explain this huge drop .
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Reply By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:04

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:04
Are you doing anything different? eg towing now, not then. I get 450 as regular as clockwork (not towing) out of my 2001 Triton. May need to be checked by a LPG Installer for leaks etc, I've been told by my installer some brands of auto gas have a "dirty gas" reputation and the system may need a clean.
BTW around town I always run my LPG completely to empty and then stay on petrol for 50 or so k's, before refilling. Circumstances on a trip differ, and I top up LPG whenever I come across it. Wouldn't be without it now, and I was once very sceptical about using it.
Hope you get it sorted out.

Fred.
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Follow Up By: Mizanne - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:46

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:46
Thanks Fred

Not towing, nothing different. You mentioned the dirty gas issue. Do you have a preference as to which auto gas you use??? Is there a type that you don't trust.
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Reply By: wrexed03 - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:57

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 16:57
How many litres does it take to fill? Mine takes 55 useable i get anything from 280-310kms out of a tank depending on how much i push the peddle.
Check the basics first air filter plugs etc.
Mixtures may need adjusting or if 02 sensor is utilized in the lpg system it may be lazy or not fuctioning at all and may need to be renewed.

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Follow Up By: Mizanne - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:01

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:01
I have 68 usable litres.

Thanks for the advice on the plugs, air filter etc.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 18:38

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 18:38
Mizanne, that's the same size tank I have. I don't have a specific outlet name, but my installer who services my Triton each year for the Roadworthy Cert. has told me to stick to the reputable outlets, and I take that as being the big 4, Shell, Caltex, Mobil, BP. He services vehicles with blocked gas systems from Dirty Gas on a regular basis, all filling at the "Very" cheap outlets. I have to say, when I was in Adelaide 3 years ago, I got a tankfull at an outlet who I had never heard of before, and the gas disapeared at an alarming rate, on my way up the Silver City Highway (from memory at about 250 ks) Has never happened again since.
I strongly suggest you get the system serviced mate. At least you will know if it was dodgy before you baught it. Cheers,
Fred.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:14

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:14
400 - 410? I wish! Best I've ever got is 340.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 20:32

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 20:32
John, from here (Cessnock in the Hunter Valley) to our bush block 20 K's north of Coonabarabran is 445k. Can do it easy (unless the westerlies are howling). Usually fill up at Coona with LPG before heading out to the block, with on average 65 ltrs of LPG. then living on petrol until the home trip. Dual cab 3.0 ltr MK triton, 2001. Actually the trip is more economical on the way home, as I still have about 50 ks in the tank when I get home. Maybe geographical explanation for run down to the coast, who knows? but have about 8 years experience of this. Costs me less than $100 to go there and back....on LPG, Thats just under 900 k's.
Mind you, once the caravan is on the back, 1600kgs, I loose about 80/100 k's per tank, depending on terrain.
I never travel over 100kph.
It's a great place, and maybe looking to have a get together there in the near future, as I shall be retired as from 6/3/09.

Fred.
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