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    Default propane update and thanks to rocky.

    My propane system's problem in my car has been resolved. It seems I was not following the manufacture's recommended procedure to run my propane system in my car. I was not letting the car engine rpm change over to propane, instead I was forcefully gas peddling the engine to raise RPM to 2k and then have the propane click in and thus save my gasoline from being used. This old gasoline clogged up my fuel injectors and stopped my fuel pump from working normally.
    The fix: I drove my car on gasoline for 4 days and put in new fuel, added injectors cleaner and now I am all normal. I start my car on gasoline, drive a bit and let the car change automatically to propane like it was designed to do so in the first place.

    Now how is rocky involved in this business? He suggested I should have my catalytic converter inspected in case it was clogged. this would certainly effect my fuel consumption, temperature of the engine and also might even burn my engine without even noticing any temp change in the gauge. This got my attention because i trust rocky's intuition and his experience in repairs from computers to cars to inverters etc. Seems like this man really gets down and dirty and figures out all there is to know about any problems or malfunctions. So I went to have my cat. converter checked. Upon superficial inspection, the mechanic insisted my cat. converter was not blocked and I didn't need to do anything. I didn't take his words as coming out of bible, I insisted to have the converter removed and have some sort of silencer installed in its place to avoid any loud noise from muffler. The cat. converter was removed and in place, got a 1200 peso silencer installed to reduce the noise to original level. The switch was simple and the car noise was not affected at all. Now I asked the mechanic to reinspect the cat. converter again from inside now. To his surprise, the cat converter was almost 80% + blocked. It was just a matter of time before the converter would block up 100% and kill my engine.
    Now the converter is out, my car runs better and my fuel economy has improved. I use less gasoline and the car runs smoother.
    Thanks to rocky for his genious in this matter. I am a happy chappie once again.
    AZB

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    Pity his ribs suck! Glad it all worked out for you

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    Is this going to be another one of those? And, I think if you check AZB, it should be spelt genius :-)

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    Yes i think it is whirley, I for one am super super pleased that it all worked out and was thrilled to read the step by step process...not at all dramatic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurajane View Post
    Yes i think it is whirley, I for one am super super pleased that it all worked out and was thrilled to read the step by step process...not at all dramatic!
    I agree that it was fantastic that it all worked out so well - like we all need that info anyway!! Could it be the 'drama king' talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whirleybird View Post
    I agree that it was fantastic that it all worked out so well - like we all need that info anyway!! Could it be the 'drama king' talking?
    Drama is having to rebuild your engine 3 TIMES.... Yes 3 times, I rebuilt my Toyota's engine, back in the early 90's and would have been doing it a 4th time if a fellow in POP hadn't insisted that I needed to "punch out" my catalytic converter, and he was right.
    I screamed out of the muffler joint like it was a sports car, mileage and performance almost doubled and I never had to rebuild it again.
    At the tine, nobody could ever give me a good reason as to why I kept burning the engine.
    The catalytic converter was the reason.
    Clearly, AZB's was not as bad as mine, but with time, it would have destroyed the engine, all while giving him poor mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    At the tine, nobody could ever give me a good reason as to why I kept burning the engine.
    Look...Whirleybird, even The Rock makes an okayshunal typo!

    tambo'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamborista View Post
    Look...Whirleybird, even The Rock makes an okayshunal typo....!

    tambo'
    Good grief, Charlie Brown.
    My one mistake for the year.
    Now I have to make it to August '09 without a slip... Ughhhhhhh.

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    I can't imagine a " high class guy " ( AZB ) making a line with all those Choferes de carro publico ( chopos ) to fill up his propane tank.

    JJ.

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    Angry Catalytic Convertor What,s Inside

    Catalytic converter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    contains precious metals. Platinum Palladium Rhodium, but Nickel is not legal for use in the European Union it makes you think why a catalytic exhaust is so expensive ermm TO KILL PEOPLE

    Quote Originally Posted by AZB View Post
    I was not following the manufacture's recommended
    changes came about in 1975 with an interesting device called a catalytic converter.
    So I went to have my cat. converter checked. Upon superficial inspection, the mechanic insisted my cat. converter was not blocked and I didn't need to do anything. I insisted to have the converter removed the
    converter was removed and in place, got a 1200 peso silencer installed
    Now I asked the mechanic to reinspect the cat. converter again from inside now. To his surprise, the cat converter was almost 80% + blocked. It was just a matter of time before the converter would block up 100% AZB

    and kill People Now the converter is out, why a catalytic exhaust is so expensive ermm TO KILL PEOPLE Catalytic Converter are put in not to kill people Over the years, automakers have made many refinements to car engines and fuel systems to keep up with these laws. One of these changes came about in 1975 with an interesting device called a catalytic converter. The job of the catalytic converter is to convert harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions before they ever leave the car's exhaust system. Read it here HowStuffWorks "How Catalytic Converters Work"
    Quote Originally Posted by =Rocky View Post
    Good grief, Charlie Brown.
    My SECOND mistake for the year.
    Now I have to make it to August '09 without a slip... Ughhhhhhh.

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