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Jan 16 2017
25 March 2019 - 20:03

Possible yes, but you will struggle to find anyone offering a price that will save you money unless your doing a lot of miles (or at least using a lot of LPG).

Bear in mind you'd need a suitable power supply (240v 16A I think is the spec usually given), a suitable location for the tank (has to be certain minimum distance from buildings, and has to be accessible for filling/use and would suspect it has to sit on a suitable hardstanding, I'm fairly sure it also has to have some sort of approval from the local council as well).

Tax wise, easiest bet is to pay the supplier when its delivered at the appropriate rate for road use.

Have a read of this thread


25 March 2019 - 20:45

I seem to remember you will find it easier to get the tank if your not somewhere thats served by mains gas as well.

25 March 2019 - 21:40

Has it managed to beat your Sabb yet? I seem to remember that had done quite a few miles as well?

26 March 2019 - 20:17

Within 30 miles of me around half the available stations have disappeared for one reason or another over the last couple of years. Still a fairly decent amount of options left though unlike above. Helps to have as big a tank as possible to go between fillups.

25 March 2019 - 23:17

I'd suspect it will stay around for some time, simply as there are places that are pushing it to improve the local air quality. London probably wouldn't have so much of an issue with that if Boris hadn't removed the congestion charge exemption (or at least made it slightly more targeted) Electric cars aren't the answer for everyone in their present state.

06 April 2019 - 19:56

Lpgc wrote:

OldShep56 wrote:

Don't forget everyone is away.

Ah thanks, P38 meet?

Yes - the radius arms post ( https://rangerovers.pub/topic/1254?page=5 ) gives details, but there is an early meet up this weekend at Marty's would be the general theme of whats going on.

07 April 2019 - 15:29

Those links don't seem to work. Looks to me like a bit off the end is missing.

20 April 2019 - 21:02

Its one of those things that might actually be better shopping for on Amazon as you can look at reviews to get an idea if your getting a decent one or not. The ones they used to sell in Maplin and the like were fairly hopeless (sealed lead acid battery inside like you'd find in a computer UPS, not the right thing for the job at all and would work a few times and then give up rapidly).

My mother has one, which seems to work for jump starting when required, doesn't get so much use now as it did, but did work provided it had been charged (her car didn't used to get much use as it was the second car, so would frequently need a jump to get going). Not sure if you'd get much of a charge by leaving it connected all the time, but it might stop some of the discharge at least.

20 April 2019 - 22:21

Personally I've usually got a charged spare battery sitting around somewhere handy and a set of jump leads anyway, so would rarely find a need for one. Not quite as portable, but does work all the same.

29 April 2019 - 16:22

Did anyone manage to find a source of the hose in the UK other than ASH (Autosiliconehoses, who have been out of stock every time I've tried to order any and have refunded my order again today as whilst they have the size on eBay, they don't have any stock apparently!). Mine has decided its time to split company, so is currently bodged with a chunk of fuel hose where it should be as nothing else would fit that I had yesterday afternoon.

29 April 2019 - 18:46

Cheers, I've got a couple of queries from eBay listings to see whats available, but thats useful as a backup.

01 May 2019 - 19:06

The ball joints would be one possibility that comes to mind, easily checked by lifting the wheel off the ground and checking for play (easiest to do with a helper to move the wheel whilst you watch what if anything allows it to move).

01 May 2019 - 21:51

I would imagine it's more to do with the speed and roundabouts. The near side tyre would cover more distance on roundabouts though. Assuming you went round them rather than through them of course. I'd think the near side tyre would have more load on it as well which would increase wear as well.

30 April 2019 - 17:50

super4 wrote:

Have tried that - they seem to come back for more and it blows around the engine. I have two rat traps - the wood and spring kind but they seem to avoid them - these spanish rats are very clever ......my dogs chase them up olive trees and usually I have to climb up and rescue the dog !!! You can see the action here https://youtu.be/Q2SURpmUltk

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I'd try a couple of bait boxes - something like these

The main secret to getting them under control from my mates experience (they used to get in his loft at his house) was to put the bait down, and leave it alone - they won't usually go anywhere near stuff that you've disturbed recently. He tired the traps, tried shooting them with an air rifle, neither approach worked. The buggers even managed to strip all the insulation off about 6 ft of the lighting ring main buried in the ceiling without suffering any ill effects, but the poison did actually work. If the area under the car is clear, I'd stick a bait box where you usually park it on the ground - if its really dusty there, then get the blocks that push onto the retaining rods (the ones in that listing for example are the type I mean) as you can always tip the dust out of it latter when you come to refill it.

01 May 2019 - 19:09

Strange you should say that - I've heard exactly the same thing from other people that live here, tyres just don't last here as long as elsewhere. Though the worst culprit I've known for it was one of my neighbours who managed to catch two tyres on a roundabout here, rip the sidewall out of both of them and dented the alloy wheel so badly it had to be replaced.

02 May 2019 - 16:26

RutlandRover wrote:

Mileage is currently at 131,925. Not a low number but I guess it's technically "low for the year".

I do have to point the wheel slightly right to stay straight.

So, is uneven tow in possible but not a good idea or simply not possible to achieve? I'm wondering if the tow in on the nearside is wrong and causing it to wear like that.

Am I right in thinking it can't be a camber issue as it's a live axle and the hub is bolted directly to the axle?

The toe in would be controlled by the longer steering link - its tied to the distance between the front wheels, so it can't be only one side (as you'd steer to correct it it would wear both tyres not just one of them as Richard said above).

Balljoints though if you regularly hit rough surfaces (another thing common in MK) can take a pounding - mine were bad enough to fail MOT at 170k (on a Disco but they are the same bits). Though would expect on the outside edge would be down to the top one not being right, which would be unusual as the bottom one is the usual one to fail (top one gets swapped at the same time as you have to remove it to replace the bottom one, so you'd fit a new one at the same time)

I'd be inclined to do what Richard says with the wheel - swap it, and see if your steering issue goes away, if so its the tyre causing it now its worn, then monitor what happens with that wheel as far as the tread wear goes.

05 May 2019 - 22:48

Morat wrote:

Even if you had the appropriate double ended hose, you'd only be able to equalise the pressure.
Not practical, I'm afraid.

You might be able to take his tank out and run your car from it, but it's a hell of a bodge for £30 of gas.

You might find it difficult to get rid of the car without first removing the tank. My local scrapyard doesn't like taking them with it in the car still. Places will do, but easiest bet is to use it up somehow. What kind of tank is it (Size?)

06 May 2019 - 08:28

RutlandRover wrote:

Morat wrote:

Even if you had the appropriate double ended hose, you'd only be able to equalise the pressure.
Not practical, I'm afraid.

You might be able to take his tank out and run your car from it, but it's a hell of a bodge for £30 of gas.

So, if we had the correct hose (which we don't) the best we could hope for is 50% of the gas if my tank started as empty as possible and was that same size?

I hadn't even thought about it not being worth while due to cost!

Gilbertd wrote:

You need a suitable pump, sorry.

I guess those aren't worth buying for a one off job.

BrianH wrote:

You might find it difficult to get rid of the car without first removing the tank. My local scrapyard doesn't like taking them with it in the car still. Places will do, but easiest bet is to use it up somehow. What kind of tank is it (Size?)

I've since learned that the tank has already been removed and is in his shed. It's a 70l cylinder tank that sat behind the rear seats. He says it's showing no signs of rust.

He's in Sutton Bridge if anyone else is interested or can make use of it.

Tinleytech list a pump, if you want to see a price.

I dont think you'd get even 50% out of it. You'd equalise pressure but not necessarily the level of liquid without raising pressure in the donor tank.

If its in date you might get someone to take it though.

06 May 2019 - 21:28

dave3d wrote:

It is only made of plastic with a lightweight aluminium pole but it does the job.
Not all sellers include a case but this one did:
It will probably sit in the garage unused for the next 5 years.

Very interesting to see some feedback on that particular one, as I'd been looking for one a while back and that was one of the ones I'd looked at but come to no real decision on at the time. To get an actual user of the gauge saying it does the job helps a lot!.

06 May 2019 - 21:35

For reference - I was on my phone earlier so couldn't easily paste a link

Hand Pump for LPG (Mk 1)
£165.75 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

It only connects to hose tails as well, so you'd have to alter the pluming temporally as well (outlet from the donor tank, to the filler on the receiving tank).