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I have a dual fuel Outlander. It is the standard 2.4 engine built in 2004. The engine runs fine when running on conventional petrol but when I switch to LPG it does not run smoothly and is using a lot of LPG gas. I have changed the spark plugs for the correct ones but this does not make any difference. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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You should have two LPG filters, one in the lpg valve and one just before the injector. They should be changed every ~20k km. They can couse problem. Probobly you shoud go to service.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr^Brownstone @ Mar 16 2010, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
You should have two LPG filters, one in the lpg valve and one just before the injector. They should be changed every ~20k km. They can couse problem. Probobly you shoud go to service.[/b]
Thank you for your reply. I shall get an lpg specialist to have a look. The other symptom is that when the engine is running very badly (some days its not bad some days its like a donkey with a hangover) there is a bad smell of lpg around the exhaust pipe. Does this still point to the filters?


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When mine smelt of lpg and ran like a dog it was the valve clearances, they were way out. When adjusted the lumpy tickover and smell went away. What sysyem do you have, is it the so called factory conversion or a aftermarket kit. The uk lpg forum is also very good.
 

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It is the factory fitted version on the outlander. I have now been to 3 garages including a mitsubishi main dealer they all cant find the fault. I shall get the valves checked the prob may be injectors.

Thanks for the reply.

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (billynoband @ Jun 2 2010, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
When mine smelt of lpg and ran like a dog it was the valve clearances, they were way out. When adjusted the lumpy tickover and smell went away. What sysyem do you have, is it the so called factory conversion or a aftermarket kit. The uk lpg forum is also very good.[/b]
 

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Your problem could be anything. One thing you may hear is that you cannot get the spare parts for the "factory converted" Outlander because the aproved installer shut down. This is party true but some people have fixed these with used parts or by getting hold of the new parts of the original make elsewhere.
It is difficult to tell without experience if the problem is with the lpg kit or a minor petrol fault which as with all converted cars can be hidden. A minor petrol running problem (eg, dodgy coil pack or any minor ignition problem that is not a problem while running on petrol yet but will bite you soon) will be amplified many,many times when running on lpg.
Outlanders rarely go wrong so there is a strong chance something is amiss with your lpg kit if it runs, albeit badly.
I would get on the lpg forum and the lads on there will see you ok. It may be hit and miss, the first time you try to fix lpg running problems it is difficult because you cannot just try swapping bits you cannot get. There will be other makes of injectors and reducers you could try but it may be trial and error and difficult to set up without knowing what ecu your lpg kit uses but not impossible. I know some Outlander lpg parts are common to another kit , I think it's KME.
 

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Hi I have the dual fuel 2004 outlander for 14 years 210.000 miles mine started doing exactly the same.went to my lpg specialist.injectors lpg knackered.as previous pers9n commented absolute parts now on lpg side.we tried squirting some brake cleaner into the lpg pipe .hoping that the injectors would clean up.but didn't get a result.he said lo9k for good second hand ones or change the lpg front end ecu and injectors for another brand.sadly there your 2 options I'm running petrol at moment but don't like the exspence after years on gas.good luck
 
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