Prins VSI servicing

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mak-uk
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Prins VSI servicing

Post by mak-uk » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:02 am

Hi

Due my 25,000 km service and wondered what this entails?

I assume it is just a filter change and general check over of the physical aspects of the system and software settings?

Thanks.
Mak
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Mark Jones
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by Mark Jones » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:56 pm

wow ...youre knocking up the miles ...

all the best ...markj

mak-uk
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by mak-uk » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:07 pm

Hi Mark,

Regularly between 400-1000 miles per week! :shock: 8-)
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jabba
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by jabba » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:16 am

Hi, Would be insterested in finding out what the service entails. Apparently they chnage the filter and check the settings all for just over £120 - nice work if you can get it. Would be interested in doing this if it's not too much trouble. Also have a prins vsi system.

mak-uk
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by mak-uk » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:04 pm

Hi Jabba,

Basically, the filter is changed and a general check of the system is done (this should include a check and re-calibration of the software settings if necessary).

Prices vary from £65 - 150 + VAT which I, personally, think is a bit extortionate as the part is only circa 35 pounds and major software changes are rarely needed.
Mak
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2001 BMW 540i Auto Sport Saloon
~300 BHP; ~320 ft/lbs, Prins VSI system

Chuckie888
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by Chuckie888 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:55 am

So does anybody know what has happened to the 'heavies' that used to build up in vapourisers and cleaning it was part of a service, now that vapourisers don't seem to be part of a service? When I dismantled my system to fix it after a bad install I found that the inlet manifold 'straws' where the injector hose connects had a hardened glue like substance on them which a pig to get off. Didn't help that the install had put them at the bottom (facing up) and too far way from the petrol injectors.

Knightkiller
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by Knightkiller » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:25 pm

So enlighten me, what filter are they actually changing and where is it in the system?

Ta Muchly

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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by mak-uk » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:59 pm

It's the gas filter and looks like this:

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Knightkiller
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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by Knightkiller » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:33 am

Thanks mak. I take it all lpg systems use the same/similar filter system?

DIY job or not? How often should they be changed?

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Re: Prins VSI servicing

Post by mak-uk » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:20 pm

Most systems have some sort of filter similar to this and it looks an easy DIY. However, the problem is getting hold of a filter as these systems are really only available to approved installers.

On the Prins VSI system they are recommended to be change after 25,000 km and then 75,000 km.
Mak
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2001 BMW 540i Auto Sport Saloon
~300 BHP; ~320 ft/lbs, Prins VSI system

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