How often should I carry out an inspection of my LPG installation?
The frequency of LPG installation inspections should be established with the specialist who installed it, as well as on the basis of guidelines provided by the installation’s manufacturer. The only fixed circumstance which should be taken into account when setting the dates of consecutive inspections is the upcoming winter. Apart from that, various inspection criteria are applied. Some specialists claim that the installation should be inspected every year. Others convince that it should be done every 10, 15, 20 or 30 thousand kilometers. The fact is that an inspection involves more elements that a traditional car. Plus, such an inspection costs more. It is assumed that liquid phase filters should be replaced after c.a. 30 thousand km, and the volatile phase filter after 20 thousand km. Similarly, the spark plugs in an LPG installation work in higher temperatures to traditional engines and thus wear out faster, which entails additional costs. Therefore, they should be replaced more often, every c.a. 20 thousand km. Engine oil should also be exchanged more often, and the gas tank should be legalized every 10 years. It is common fact that good-quality gas wears particular elements of the LPG installation in much slower pace, compared to its poor-quality mixes. Therefore, we should always consider refueling at renowned suppliers who don’t add prohibited substances to their fuels. A frequent practice, applied by the more renowned specialists, is free inspection after c.a. the first thousand kilometers made with the LPG installation. After this period, a specialist can perform additional regulation of particular systems, which can benefit the life span of the engine. Such regulation is usually free of charge.