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LPG for engine and coach?

LPG for engine and coach?

Postby patzx12 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:58 pm

Hi,
Just getting my 6.0 Vortec converted with a 160L tank.
Is it possible to run the coach heating and cooking gas by tapping off the main tank?
I presently use a large non refillable gas bottle in a locker.
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Re: LPG for engine and coach?

Postby Damon3272 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:46 am

Do you not have an onboard LPG habitiation tank? if so there's no point in trying to "tap" into the engine powering gas tanks
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Re: LPG for engine and coach?

Postby patzx12 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:18 pm

I had an LPG coach under slung tank but it was from 2004 and rusty so i dumped it and used the space for a 160L LPG tank for the engine.
I did a search and i think the reason is:
Engine is fed from the bottom of the LPG tank as liquid which is vaporised by the vaporiser in the LPG system.
Coach LPG is taken from the top of the tank as vapour.
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Re: LPG for engine and coach?

Postby Damon3272 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:27 pm

The tanks do sometimes appear rusty but normally this is only surface rust ,these tanks are made of thick metal and mostly look worse than they are.
I would imagine you could get a replacement "Manchester Tank" which would in my opinion be the best option,you could get one from Signature and if you need a larger amount of gas you could add an extend a stay.
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