I have a very unusual question. So unusual, that most people may never have encountered this. I have…

pdeforest

I have a very unusual question. So unusual, that most people may never have encountered this. I have a friend in Asia. He has a pretty new BMW X1 (perhaps 3 years old). He decided to save money and convert the car to run on LPG (some third party did the conversion - he may have the only LPG BMW in his city for all I know). He has driven it for about a year. All of a sudden he has gotten a "limp home" reduced power amber engine warning, that says he can drive his car but it will be at reduced power.

My thought is that, obviously, his car has a lot of different sensors and was engineered to run on premium gasoline. And perhaps his LPG is not high enou

gh octane, or enough compression, or he had a bad batch, or a bad conversion, of the sensors/computers are getting fouled up. His BMW dealer my not be able to figure out the problem, and his LPG conversion guy may not, so he's kind of screwed. So I'm seeking some ideas. Any thoughts? This is a strange one ...

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Techsus
Techsus

Would be even less strange if it's OBDII scanned for all DTCs. Alputl those sensors, computers, ECU being messed w/ by extraneous data-- all kinds of H*LL can break loose. Seems he's not going to save all the much in the long run, esp. if those outrageously expensive catalytic converters got fritzed.