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Magna 3.5 on LPG Duel Fuel

When car is cold within 1000 metres it idles off to a stall then is ok when temperature starts to move . does it on lpg only.

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  • hill1552 Jun 02, 2008

    WildBill49 . is there any way of alterating the temperature to stop this ...as it did not do this before Thanks.

  • allan vellejo Jan 15, 2013

    yes its on lpg only. thats a common problem of lpg fuel system its stall when the engine is not hot becuse the lpg that supply to your engine is on lequid phase. thats cuase the spark plug not to burn it totaly. i recomend you to go to the service center where the can adjust the switching of the system. thanks

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Yes its on lpg only. thats a common problem of lpg fuel system its stall when the engine is not hot becuse the lpg that supply to your engine is on lequid phase. thats cuase the spark plug not to burn it totaly. i recomend you to go to the service center where the can adjust the switching of the system. thanks

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LPG fueled vehicles are inherently "cold-natured" due to the temperature drop when the "liquid" gas under pressure reverts to gaseous state causing a frost build up around nozzles and jets. The only solutions are to start on pump gas until up to operating temperature and the switch fuels, or allow the engine to warm up to operating temperature on LP gas before driving, thus avoiding the stall point.

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    Bill Bellomy Jun 03, 2008

    Does this seem to be a seasonal issue? More of a problem in cold weather? You might check under the hood to insure the "preheat" tube which routes exhaust manifold warmed air to the intake air cleaner is in place and secure. As exhaust warms quickly, this provides heated air to the engine during warm-up and helps compensate for problems like yours. There are also aftermarket add-on kits that insulate and heat carburetors / fuel injection components to help alleviate the problem. And it could possibly benefit from a good tune-up done by a knowlegeable tech, if it's been a while since the last one.

    Hope this is a help, and good luck!

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