Fitting another company's LPG kit

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Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby MarkVeryard » 22 Feb 2010, 21:16

Hi,

I bought a second hand but unfitted (i.e. brand new) LPG kit from ebay recently - apparently it is from 'Tinley Tech'. I was going to fit it myself but :
- I find that I don't have the time.
- I am concerned because it is supposed to feature two cylindrical tanks to go underneath the van, but I have seen comments on this forum that state that it won't meet the regulations if the tanks are underneath.

So, I reckon it will be easier to get a professional to fit the kit. Would a proffesional LPG installer be prepared to fit a kit that they didn't supply themselves? If so, are there any suitable installers near South Wales? (ideally Swansea).

Thanks in advance,
Mark.
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby famous phil » 22 Feb 2010, 23:08

Hi, bit of a touchy subject because I'm sure your suposed to be Corgi Registered , I nearly did the training for the fitment of LPG conversions many years ago , because at the time there was a special offer on ,offer was if I took my vehicle and did the conversion under their whatchful eye and paid an extra £150 I'd then be qualified ,,,,,,,,,,
not sure about the regulations regarding two tanks but I know of Discovery and Range Rovers with twin tanks
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby Willburt » 23 Feb 2010, 16:25

If you get in touch with Tinley Tech and say it is one of their kits, im sure they would point you in contact with someone in your area.

I fitted one to a mk 3 golf and once fitted took it to a chap in Sheffield who checked it over and gave me a certificate (for a fee)

Tinley tech gave me that contact, you can only ask?

He could also point you in the direction of current regs with the tank positioning.

They have always been really helpful
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby MarkVeryard » 23 Feb 2010, 20:35

ok, thanks for the reply.
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby ermie571 » 26 Feb 2010, 11:17

hi - the regulations with regard to fitting underneath is the distance between bottom of the tank and the road. Gasure fit the vast majority of LPG kits to members vans...and they don't fit tanks underneath for anything other than leisure LPG tanks (much smaller capacity) because they can't meet the regs with the current tanks available. Unless of course you remove your spare tyre and have a smaller donut tank in there.....but then where do you put your spare.....

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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby MarkVeryard » 26 Feb 2010, 20:09

ah, any idea what the minimum distance between the tanks and the road should be?
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby Willburt » 26 Feb 2010, 22:57

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35180

Found this a few pages in from Gasure Chap

With regards Tank location
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby MarkVeryard » 27 Feb 2010, 21:54

cool, thanks - I'll take a look at the underside of my van - I reckon there must be scope to modify the floor underneath the bench seat/bed to fit the tanks without losing too much storage space.
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby toomanytoys » 27 Feb 2010, 23:02

You may as well fit them in the underseat area if you are going to try and mod the floor.. I am going to guess the tanks are of reasonable size so they wont fit between the chassis rails accross so would have to go legth wise which will be more then the seat..

Trust me.. either sell the tanks to a landrover owner (which by the sounds of it is what they were for) and buy the right tank, or fit them unde rthe rear seat..

As said the spare wheel replacing tank isnt ideal either as the spare needs to go somewhere, or rely on a can of goo...

I wrote an LPG article for camper and comecial mag, on converting the T25, several years ago.. (8 years I think) and have done a few conversions..


IMHO you'l be wasting a lot of time and effort trying to make the van fit the tanks you have bought..
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby kevtherev » 28 Feb 2010, 15:55

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that's a 72 L tank and still there's room for stuff
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Re: Fitting another company's LPG kit

Postby helga592 » 01 Mar 2010, 08:31

This is a 92l tank
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