I finally started the LPG install on my Edix, I had a fair few bits already in the garage which I started installing yesterday but the tank I wanted to get was still not in stock, so today I opted to go for a different tank. This should arrive tomorrow. Now usually I start at the back, installed the tank, the fill point and then run pipes and wires to the front. I then commence work in the engine bay, however without the tank I had to start in the engine bay. Now looking at the engine bay of the FR-V one would think there's loads of places to install LPG components but when you start to take into account various factors, like avoiding piping and wiring above the exhaust area, not installing the reducer/vapouriser higher than the water level of the engine etc the choices left to actually install stuff is actually quite limited. So I had to think long and hard to find a location for the reducer. In the end I opted for installing it just behind the air box, hanging off the bulkhead. Here is the reducer that I will be fitting :- The location I chose to mount the reducer has other pipes hanging off the bulkhead, such as the AC and fuel supply pipes, to hang the reducer around that area I had to fabricate a bracket that would push the reducer out a couple of inches :- Here we are a couple of hours later with a mounted reducer and shut off valve. With the reducer mounted I turned my attention to drilling the holes in the inlet manifold for the LPG spuds (nozzles). On the K20A the front part of the inlet manifold is plastic but the part that the petrol injectors sit on it aluminum. What this means is that it needs to be taken off the car to be drilled. I know that a lot (almost all to be honest) LPG installation garages would still drill the manifold in situ. I would never do this as now matter what you do some swarf from the drilling going into the engine. I've even had one installer who owns probably the biggest LPG installation firm in Birmingham tell me that how would a customer know whether you have taken the manifold off for drilling or not. Sorry but that is just bad dishonest business practice, I would never do that. The proper way is to take the manifold off for drilling. With this in mind, I called it a day yesterday.