LPG in a 230GE

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pmcca
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Has anyone had any luck with LPG in this model [mine is fron 1987]. I bought it with an LPG system fitted 6 months ago but several specialists have failed to get it running properly [usual probelsm of backfires blowing all the piping apart]. I think my next step will be to have the system removed unless anyone has any ideas. If anyone can give me details of a system that functions without problems I would be very grateful.

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Paul

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Re: LPG in a 230GE

I would go back to who ever fitted it, is it an auto?

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Re: LPG in a 230GE

Not a 280E, but in my 300E I have LPG. When I bought it from Mapledurham the LPG was Ess Aitch One Tee. I took it to a specialist recommended by my excellent Indie who waved several hundred squids at it and lo and behold it works fine now. I can't recall the details but it involved fitting new, iirc Italian, electronic bits. 

From what I have been told, there are LPG experts and LPG experts wink

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Re: LPG in a 230GE

My son had a 230 converted to run on LPG.   It worked well.   LPG will find any weak spots in the ignition system, so check plugs, plug leads, rotor arm and distributer cap.   Also check the timing, which can be set at the manufacturers figure or 2 degrees retarded from standard.

 

Ian Watson also had one running on LPG for a time and he had no problems with it.  He tried to convert the world from diesels to LPG, so he must have been pleased with it.

 

It sounds to me awfully like an ignition problem.

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Re: LPG in a 230GE

A properly set LPG system works just fine, if tuned properly, that is ignition timing, valve cleareances (if adjustable), emissions settings and most of all no false air leaks in the induction system. Ensure there are no engine problems for example any burnt valve problems before you proceed. 

Find a reputable dealer.

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Re: LPG in a 230GE

Where are you Paul? The Guy I can recommend is in Wellingborough if that's any use to you.

 

Ian