General stream with lpg

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  1. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hi all our Honda stream has lpg system it an ac stag system the guy we had the stream off had it fitted in poland I am debating if it worth keeping it on it or removing it I know I need to install lube kit if keeping it and have service done on it. at moment mainly been running in on petrol.
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    andy
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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    @SpeedyGee what do you think?
    *our LPG maestro*
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hi @andy83, I'm at work at moment I'll drop you my thoughts on this later on today.
     
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  4. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    ok thank you mate
     
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  5. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hi all I am really wondering on removing the lpg system and keeping just on petrol but would it be big job.
    thanks
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    So what's your concern ? Is it safety ?
     
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  7. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hi mate 1 is safety but also feel I might not see big saving on lpg as don't clock up big mileage over a year at moment seem to have good fuel return on petrol.
    thanks
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Well firstly a correctly installed LPG system is just as safe as running on petrol. In fact the LPG tank itself is far safer than the plastic tank you have under your car. A petrol tank can easily rupture and instantly catch fire. An LPG tank is designed to withstand a very heavy impact and even if your car were to catch fire the LPG would vent out in controlled manner. The petrol tank though would just explode.

    Ok moving on, if you wish to remove the system, you would need to take to an LPG installer to have removed.

    It would be easier though if you sold this car and bought a none LPG'd one.

    If you wish to keep it with the LPG system (either in use or not) then I advise you get the LPG install certified. A professional LPG installer can certify it for about £80, carrying out a thorough inspection, making any correction necessary to make it safe. You will then have peace of mind that it has at least been inspected and certified.
     
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  9. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    so a normal mechanic could not remove is that right. thanks andy
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I wouldn't take it to a normal mechanic, no.
     
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  11. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    ok mate thank you for your advice have you ever removed any or just fitted them mate thanks
    andy
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Andy I'm an LPG veteran, I've lost count of how many I've fitted or removed.

    Removing an LPG system needs a thorough understanding of how the system was installed in the first place, ripping the wiring out will leave the car dead, a non starter. The wiring to the injectors will need to be resoldered. Pulling the pipes off will leave holes that will need blocking.

    The chances are a standard mechanic won't know about the above.
     
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  13. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I get your point so all need careful planning am I right in what your saying sorry if wrong on this point
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Would you ask your GP to remove a pacemaker or a would you ask a Heart Surgeon ? Both work in the same field.

    So my point is that you should take it to an LPG installer to remove and not a normal mechanic.
     
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  15. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    yes I get your point mate just in my area most lpg installers seem not very helpful over the system the car has fitted in it.
    thanks
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's because a lot of Lpg installers are just spanner monkies trying to be clever. It shouldn't matter what system it is if all they are doing is removing it.

    Anyway I'm off to bed now.
     
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  17. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    ok thank you for help and advice mate
     
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  18. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    @andy83 did you know that it has LPG when you bought the car? IIRC you have owned the car for a while haven't you ..
     
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  19. andy83 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    we've owned it few weeks mate
     
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  20. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Ah. That makes sense
     
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