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Old 3rd July 2015, 03:03   #1
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Question LPG Car: Starting Issues

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Recently my dad's 2006 Accent GLE, which was converted to LPG a few years ago, started giving us trouble while starting. The LPG kit is programmed to start the car in petrol and switch over to LPG automatically. After the conversion, the car was rarely driven on petrol. Soon it started developing problems while starting but nonetheless it use to fire up after cranking for a few seconds, and once in LPG, the car would show no problems at all. But as of late the car refuses to start in Petrol and we have to manually start it in LPG every time. I think it might be a clogged fuel filter, but I'm worried the problem might be more serious, with the fuel pump or injectors. What are your thoughts on this?
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Your injectors are clogged. Get them cleaned. Also, do drive the car every now & then on petrol to keep your injectors clean & fuel in your tank fresh otherwise it will let you down when you need it the most.
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Your injectors are clogged. Get them cleaned. Also, do drive the car every now & then on petrol to keep your injectors clean & fuel in your tank fresh otherwise it will let you down when you need it the most.
Spot on. Same issue bugged my car some 10 years back, when i had a Accent LPG, Injector cleaning fixed the issue.
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I guess I should go ahead and find a good mechanic to handle it.

Another problem I've noticed with the car is that it hesitates and coughs under hard acceleration. Is this down to the LPG kit being out of tune? By the way, it's not a sequential kit, it's a single point injection kit.
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Spot on. Same issue bugged my car some 10 years back, when i had a Accent LPG, Injector cleaning fixed the issue.
My dad had faced the same issue with his Accent. Injector cleaning fixed it. You should also check if the Air Filter is clean.
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