Bluesman

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    LS400 LPG by Profess Gas
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    Hampshire
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  1. I don't envy your position. Why cant people do a proper job without adding damage and hassle like this. Good luck with it.
  2. That's outrageous. Your going to have a battle on your hands getting them to own up. Its good they damaged both cars as you can point to that as further evidence of their appalling customer service. Good luck with it.
  3. Today has been a bluesy sort of day so thought some Tab Benoit would fit the bill.
  4. Nicely played, great guitar sound some nice riffs to borrow.
  5. You will have lots of fun with your LS400 for many years to come. There is just one problem owning an LS400 you will find that the fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, paper shop and your big shop shop are all suddenly further away, this is down to a well known problem that Lexus is aware of but do very little to address the problem which is you somehow always go the long way round. Enjoy.
  6. What a wonderful system, I agree with that.
  7. I am gutted for you, let us hope that you get it back with just a few extra miles on and nothing else.
  8. 3 Reasons Your Car Smells like Rotten Eggs No one likes the lingering presence of an unpleasant or particularly potent smell. When driving, smelling a strong scent like that of sulfur — or “rotten eggs” — is often an indicator of a serious issue. The smell comes from the small amount hydrogen sulfide, or sulfur, within the fuel. Hydrogen sulfide is usually converted into odorless sulfur dioxide. However, when something breaks within the vehicle’s fuel or exhaust system, it can inhibit this process and create the smell. The byproducts and deposits causing the smell are left over from the incomplete combustion of gasoline being burned and can be traced to multiple system failures. Should the smell only occur briefly after using the engine at high revs, there is no serious issue to be concerned about. A lingering sulfur smell, however, needs to be investigated. Listed below are 3 reasons your car smells like sulfur. 1. Broken Catalytic Converter The most likely culprit for a rotten egg smell, the catalytic converter is part of the vehicle’s emissions system. When gasoline reaches the catalytic converter, the converter transforms the trace amounts of hydrogen sulfide into the odorless sulfur dioxide. It is designed to reduce harmful emissions by “converting” exhaust gases, like hydrogen sulfide, into harmless gases. A broken or jammed catalytic converter cannot properly process the sulfur gases and will cause your car to smell like rotten eggs. Should your catalytic converter be the cause of the smell, you need a new catalytic converter. If your converter is inspected and shows no signs of physical damage, another vehicle component has caused it to fail and needs repair. 2. Failing Fuel Pressure Sensor or Worn Out Fuel Filter The fuel pressure sensor regulates the use of fuel in a vehicle. Should a fuel pressure regulator fail, it ends up clogging the catalytic converter with too much oil. Too much oil prevents the converter from processing all exhaust byproducts, which then exit the vehicle through the tailpipe and produce the rotten egg odor. An excessive amount of byproducts can also build up within the catalytic converter and cause it to overheat, also contributing to the smell. In this case, a fuel pressure regulator problem can be fixed by replacing the regulator or fuel filter. A worn out fuel filter leads to the same problems caused by a bad fuel pressure sensor — an influx of sulfur deposits burned up in the catalytic converter. 3. Old Transmission Fluid If you’ve missed one-too-many transmission flushes, the fluid may begin to leak into other systems and unleash a rotten egg smell. Typically only an occurrence in manual cars, changing transmission fluid as suggested by your car’s manufacturer can often solve the problem. Any leaks that appeared will need addressing as well. Removing the Rotten Egg Smell The best way to remove the smell of rotten eggs from your car is to replace the faulty part causing the smell. This could be a catalytic converter, fuel pressure regulator, fuel filter, or even old transmission fluid. Once the appropriate part gets replaced, the smell should disappear. It’s important to take notice of all off or bad smells surrounding your vehicle. In addition to sulfuric odors, smoking or burning smells can indicate serious issues like an overheating engine, a fluid leak, or worn-out brake pads. Always seek the advice of an expert mechanic when it comes to diagnosing and repairing vehicle components. Thank you to "Your Mechanic" https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/3-reasons-your-car-smells-like-rotten-eggs
  9. I thought that in polite company it would be best to ignore the statement as well as I didn't have a clue about what Linas meant.
  10. Got to pick you up on some of your points Linas. Reduced size of the boot. These days carrying a spare is not necessary with a can of puncture repair it will always get you out of difficulties. Potential risk of fire - yes I know "properly" set-up LPG is "safe", but no one can deny risk is higher than factory fitted petrol... or indeed factory fitted LPG. There's no more risk of fire than there is with petrol fueled cars. As you know I and the wife have driven LPG converted cars for well over 25 years and in all that time we have never heard of a car going up in flames because of LPG but have seen lots of petrol driven cars go bang. You can also stand on a petrol tank and dent it, you could try doing it on an LPG tank and you will hurt yourself long before you have even put a scratch in the paintwork. Difficult to find filling station. You soon find your local filling stations, when you travel further a field you can either do a quick check on your computers or ask your Satnav to find you the nearest one, of course in Europe it sold at lots more stations and on my frequent trips I used to make to the Czech Republic there was never a time when I ran out of LPG because I couldn't find a filling station. Difficult to fill. If my wife can fill my LS and her Fiesta without moaning its difficult then filling is not a problem. In all the 25 plus years we have driven converted to LPG cars we have never been let down by the LPG system breaking down. You must do your homework first if you are going to have a car converted make sure you get the best people to do the conversion and if you are buying a car already converted then get the system checked out by someone who knows what they are doing. All that done, Happy Motoring.
  11. Best thing to do is to contact a conversion company and see what they have to say.
  12. You need to put a picture up of each wheel and show condition of Tyre as well.

  13. Why the insistence on reversing in Steve.