Standalone Projects Accord Tourer 2.4 LPG conversion by Speedy

Discussion in 'Project & Modification Logs' started by SpeedyGee, Sunday 20th Apr, 2014.

  1. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    This is an LPG conversion I did for forum user @Eltax91 at the end of last year.

    Eltax wanted a stealthy looking install that was well thought out and maintained the cars reliability and longevity.

    My installs are all pretty much stealth looking anyway as I like to maintain the OEM look of the engine bay.

    The Honda engines regardless of the myth that they suffer from valve seat recession when converted in actual fact run really well on LPG. In fact the majority of the LPG conversions I have done over the years have been on Hondas. My current CL9 clocked nearly 100K on LPG alone. The key is installing and maintaining a good flashlube system. To that end we decided install an multipoint electronically controlled flashlube system, this feeds the flashlube electronically in accordance to the engines RPMs and feeds each cylinder separately. It also has an LED which flashes when the flashlube bottle is empty.

    This was the engine bay before work started :-


    2013-11-22 18.16.44.

    Lets start by removing the inlet manifold
    2013-11-23 10.05.30.

    Inlet manifold off and on the bench, we need to drill holes for the LPG spuds and holes for multipoint flashlube. I always remove the manifold off the car so that no swarf will fall into the engine whilst drilling.

    2013-11-23 16.12.59.

    2013-11-23 16.13.05. 2013-11-23 16.13.11.
    Spuds installed, as close to the petrol injectors as possible and as symmetric to each other as possible.

    2013-11-23 19.41.31.

    Next drill holes for the multipoint flashlube spider
    2013-11-23 20.15.03.
    The inlet manifold is thoroughly cleaned before reinstallation and with the nozzles installed, the manifold can go back on the car.
    2013-11-23 21.51.27.

    With a bit of piping later, the LPG are installed, ensuring as much downwards angle as possible.
    2013-11-24 18.38.13.

    In this picture we see the piping has been completed and the flash lube bottle has been installed.
    2013-12-03 18.40.28.

    In this picture we that the LPG ECU has been neatly installed against the right side of the battery and the fuse holder just above the positive terminal.
    2013-12-03 18.40.36.

    And here we have it a completed engine post installation.
    2013-12-06 20.21.36.
    The eagle eyed amongst you will note that the engine bay as been treated to a courtesy steam clean.
    2013-12-06 20.21.48.
    Spot the stealth LPG filler point :Smile:
    2013-12-07 13.25.12.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I hadn't realised I was missing quite a few pictures :Ohdear:

    No pictures of tank install and no pics of the wiring (you'd see a loom of about 50 wires sprawled all over the engine awaiting routing and soldering):Unknown::Frown:

    I wonder if @Eltax91 would be so kind to post some pics of the tank in the spare wheel and give his feedback :Smile::Tongue:

    Feedback on running costs figures would be really handy Eltax.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Impressive work there @SpeedyGee. :Thumbup:
    At first glance, it's only the flash lube bottle that is seen.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Speedy as ever superb attention to detail , how about for the next project you use a custom made oil catch can modify it for flashlube then it's looks like nothing ever happened.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The owner is using a non genuine air filter :Ohdear:
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Well spotted on on the filter.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    This is how others have done the install.

    This is from a big Irish LPG conversion company
    install1.

    This one I came across on AutoTrader
    install2.


    accord-lpg.

    Or how about this .. top notch BRC system with upside down injectors and injector pipes that are going to get worn/cut through due to rubbing on the holes LOL
    injectors_lpg_wrong.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    So those aren't your earlier attempts ?:Rolf:
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'm insulted Nels :nea::Baseballbat:
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :Sorry:
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Let you off this time Nels ... I can show you some more if you don't believe me :Smile:
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Is this like 'cosmetic surgery gone wrong' ?
    Does it need a warning before viewing?
    I have a delicate disposition, and the last shots of mutilated K24's is very upsetting :Aghast: