Advertise on fullfatrr.com »

Home > LPG > LPG Self Service Help
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
Print this entire topic · 
ohuntsman



Member Since: 21 Mar 2016
Location: Surrey
Posts: 198

United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver
LPG Self Service Help

Hi there,

I have a KME gold vaporizer on my FFRR.

The Mrs filled up with water yesterday and left the expansion cap off and we over heated, I wanted to give it a service and a repair, I've been looking at the following and wondered if anyone has any experience in servicing/ preparing a vaporiser?

http://www.lpgshop.co.uk/kme-silver-gold-reducer-repair-kit/

Thank you

Post #404867 15th Sep 2016 4:16pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Haylands



Member Since: 04 Mar 2014
Location: North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
Posts: 4724

England 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

What has getting hot done to it...??? Pete
__________________________________________________
WANTED, EARLY SUPERCHARGED RANGE ROVER PM ME BT IID TOOL. -CLICK HERE FOR MY OLD FF BUILD THREAD-

Post #404885 15th Sep 2016 5:50pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
ohuntsman



Member Since: 21 Mar 2016
Location: Surrey
Posts: 198

United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

Hey Pete-I strike again! Confused

The car broke down on the girls and they got recovered- details are hazy but the needle went up (no idea for how long) and the car stopped on them halfway round a roundabout.

Went to check the faults, battery dead- a recurring theme.

I opened up the bonnet and found the cap half off and coolant all over the tank. I filled up the system & went for a run, all seemed fine.
Got back and found the water running out of the water pump so have ordered the viscous removal tool and a Hellas water pump.

Checked the faults with some charge in the battery and just the same two recurring camshaft faults- they are in the over retarded position. No faults saying the eligible overheated which is weird.

Having read Spocks issues on vaporiser diaphragms following the engine getting warm and having had them go on boat of mine previously it seemed worthwhile doing for 12.

I'm guessing just isolate the gas feed and disassemble then reassemble.

Post #404903 15th Sep 2016 7:04pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Haylands



Member Since: 04 Mar 2014
Location: North Ferriby, East Yorkshire
Posts: 4724

England 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

You will need to take the vaporiser off to change the diaphragm, no need to isolate anything, with the LPG system turned off all that will escape is the gas in the pipe... it's heavier than air so be carefull if you do it indoors...

Mr Spock was lucky with his, it came apart OK and went back together OK... this is not the norm....

I never bother any more, any sign of deterioration and I just change the whole thing.

At 12 it's probably worth a go though... and they will probably accept a return on it if you have to buy a new one.... Thumbs Up Pete
__________________________________________________
WANTED, EARLY SUPERCHARGED RANGE ROVER PM ME BT IID TOOL. -CLICK HERE FOR MY OLD FF BUILD THREAD-

Post #404918 15th Sep 2016 8:33pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Rosco



Member Since: 20 Jan 2012
Location: Beyond the wall.
Posts: 1851

Scotland 2004 Range Rover HSE Td6 Zambezi Silver

The car broke down on the girls and they got recovered- details are hazy

Nuff said Rolling with laughter

Post #404920 15th Sep 2016 8:48pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
mr_spock



Member Since: 07 Apr 2016
Location: Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Posts: 309

United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Java Black

Mine would have been megabucks to replace! It's worth a try. It was very obvious where mine was leaking though, and I had a failed clamp on a water hose too.

Post #404927 15th Sep 2016 9:31pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
ohuntsman



Member Since: 21 Mar 2016
Location: Surrey
Posts: 198

United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

Yeah Spock- I've chewed through a few 300 BRC vaporisers on boats!!
Just so I know how much gas escape to expect- is it more or less than de coupling the fuel filler

Post #404940 15th Sep 2016 10:44pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
mr_spock



Member Since: 07 Apr 2016
Location: Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Posts: 309

United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Java Black

Since mine was leaking, there was no gas between the shut-off solenoid and the filter. The passages are small, I can't imagine it would be much more than the filter. You'll be emptying the filter and the pipe leading to it. Having said that, I would say that if there's no leak, leave it alone.

Post #404979 16th Sep 2016 9:32am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2017 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis


Switch to Mobile site