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Old 01-26-2014, 01:05 PM   #15
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Thanks Steve,Great post.

A lot of the petrol Rv's in this country are Lpg powered...Lpg is readily available in the Uk and most of France but we've heard in Spain and Portugal its not so.I'll fill up when I see it and run on petrol when Lpg not available.

If anyone is interested I'll post regarding the fuel situation and the positives and negatives touring in Spain,I do expect there will be both.

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Are you saying the RV is dual fuel...petrol or LPG? Does MOT require an annual emission check?

I will have to research that because with fuel injection, I understood it was gasoline or LPG -not both. Carburator equipped motors can have a LPG mixing hat installed very easily...but a 2008 would never be carb equipped - right?

Do you have the F53 Ford chassis w/ V10?

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Dual Fuel.

Good evening Steve.

That's correct the Rv is dual fuel.

I might have misled you as she runs on one or the other not a petrol lpg mix.

The engine is the Ford Triton 6.8 litre v10 petrol.Apparently one of the most lpg conversion friendly engines there is.

The actual conversion make is Romano.

How it works is the engine will only start on petrol,after a minute it will automatically switch over to lpg.If the lpg runs out it will automatically revert to petrol.The actual monitoring of Lpg in the tanks is done on a square switch on the dash panel with four lights,four being full and when the red light comes on you're empty.Unfortunately they are not accurate so when I'm down to two lights I look for a petrol station to with Lpg.

The last time I took it for an Mot the examiner checked the emissions whilst running on lpg as they are far less than if checked on petrol.

Just after we bought the Rv I had an engine warning light appear.To cut a long story short the lpg needed adjusting,it was all done on a lap top plugged into the diagnostic socket.

The only problem is there isn't a British standard kite mark.Basically at the moment anybody can set up a business fitting lpg conversions to any petrol driven engine without proper training or guidance,there is a list of Lpg recognised fitters and these are used by the Rv dealers in this country.

Unfortunately until our government set up some sort of standard you have to be very careful who you allow to work on your vehicle,this is why when we travel to France we have to use the cross channel ferries as no Lpg powered vehicle can use the Channel tunnel.

There was talk of converting a diesel engine to Lpg but apparently not successful at all.

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ps. hope this hasn't gone on too long.
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Good evening Steve.

That's correct the Rv is dual fuel.

I might have misled you as she runs on one or the other not a petrol lpg mix.

The engine is the Ford Triton 6.8 litre v10 petrol.Apparently one of the most lpg conversion friendly engines there is.

The actual conversion make is Romano.

How it works is the engine will only start on petrol,after a minute it will automatically switch over to lpg.If the lpg runs out it will automatically revert to petrol.The actual monitoring of Lpg in the tanks is done on a square switch on the dash panel with four lights,four being full and when the red light comes on you're empty.Unfortunately they are not accurate so when I'm down to two lights I look for a petrol station to with Lpg.

The last time I took it for an Mot the examiner checked the emissions whilst running on lpg as they are far less than if checked on petrol.

Just after we bought the Rv I had an engine warning light appear.To cut a long story short the lpg needed adjusting,it was all done on a lap top plugged into the diagnostic socket.

The only problem is there isn't a British standard kite mark.Basically at the moment anybody can set up a business fitting lpg conversions to any petrol driven engine without proper training or guidance,there is a list of Lpg recognised fitters and these are used by the Rv dealers in this country.

Unfortunately until our government set up some sort of standard you have to be very careful who you allow to work on your vehicle,this is why when we travel to France we have to use the cross channel ferries as no Lpg powered vehicle can use the Channel tunnel.

There was talk of converting a diesel engine to Lpg but apparently not successful at all.

Regards.

John.(Rvuk)

ps. hope this hasn't gone on too long.
John,
Thanks SO much for the info...I was not thinking multi-fuel (LPG and Petrol), but dual fuel - switchable.

I see this on the web: Go LPG - Romano N and HD Systems
Looks like sequential/multi-port injection - very nice and explains the cost.

Regards and looking forward to reading your travel log.
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