Winter conditions have begun to be felt in our country. Our vehicles need equipment and maintenance suitable for winter due to the falling weather and snowfall.
LPG vehicles, on the other hand, may have different needs. Weather - BRC indicating that cold air fuel mixture varies in Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter, "LPG vehicles require the reconfiguration of the fuel-air mixture in the winter. Since BRC systems automatically receive and process the data they receive from the vehicle's sensors via the gasoline ECU, they do not require any additional settings. In addition, as in every vehicle, in LPG vehicles, air filter, antifreeze replacement, ignition system control and spark plugs maintenance, battery control, switching to winter tires to ensure grip in snowfall and having a tire chain in our vehicles are mandatory procedures before entering winter ”.
LPG vehicles, like all other vehicles, need maintenance at seasonal changes and at certain periods. What should be considered in LPG vehicles these days when the winter season is starting to show its face?
The world's largest manufacturer of alternative fuel systems in Turkey brc'n CEO Kadir Knitter, LPG was important explanations for the winter maintenance of vehicles. Knitter, in vehicles with LPG, the fuel-air adjustment for winter should be arranged according to winter and antifreeze,
He drew attention to the importance of checking the filters, batteries, spark plugs, engine oils, brake pads and changing them if necessary.
'WE CAN PERFORM THE AIR-FUEL ADJUSTMENT AUTOMATICALLY'
He said the winter months in cold air will enter a more intense way the engine BRC Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter, "given at idle or gas into the engine cycle time fluctuations indicate the need for reorganization of the motor outgoing gas-air mixture. In BRC conversion kits, this arrangement is carried out automatically with the information from the vehicle's sensors. Sensors that detect that the air is condensed send the information to the electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU adjusts the air-fuel ratio according to this data. "There are no fluctuations in speed in systems that automatically adjust fuel calibration according to outdoor weather conditions, and the vehicle runs more efficiently and smoothly."
'IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHANGE CONSUMABLES SUCH AS FILTER, OIL AND ANTIFREEZE'
Referring to the importance of changing the consumables that all vehicles need for periodic maintenance before entering the winter months, Örücü said, “The air filter is the equipment that allows the vehicle to breathe correctly and healthy. Clean, newly replaced air filter provides uninterrupted and healthy air flow. LPG vehicles run with LPG in gas phase, which is evaporated by utilizing the engine's cooling water temperature. For this reason, sufficient and continuous heating of the LPG regulator is the most important condition for the proper and efficient operation of the engine. At this point, antifreeze is of great importance to keep the engine and cooling water at a certain temperature and for the water to pass easily through all water channels. Other important equipment affected by air exchange are the vehicle's battery, ignition system and spark plugs. It is obligatory for them to be checked and replaced if necessary for fuel economy. In addition, it will be the right decision to use and change the viscosity oil recommended by the manufacturer and authorized services during the winter months, and control the brakes and pads ”.
'PROPANE OF LPG SUITABLE FOR WINTER MUST BE HIGH'
Stating that LPG fuel consists of 70 percent butane and 30 percent propane gases in the summer months, Kadir Örücü said, “As LPG, which evaporates more easily and has high vapor pressure, is needed in winter months; A mixture of 50 percent butane and 50 percent propane is used. In winter, consumers should question whether LPG is produced according to winter conditions. "Propane-rich fuel will evaporate more easily in winter conditions, so it will make the vehicle run healthier.
'WINTER TIRE AND CHAIN SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTT!'
Reminding the drivers to change winter tires, which is an indispensable part of the winter months, Örücü said, “Regardless of the vehicle we use, our tires should be changed with winter tires as the weather starts to get colder. Winter tires are of invaluable importance for safe grip and healthy braking distance in rainy weather. Avoiding tire costs could invite future accidents. "We can pay worse for avoiding a small expense," he said.