Jump to content
BANGKOK
bazza40

How much should I pay for a CNG tank inspection?

Recommended Posts

My CNG tank is due for its' yearly check, wondering what the cost should be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe the annual inspection cost , for insurance purposes , is 1,500 baht.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should be tested hydraulically otherwise the test is meanless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a general rule CNG systems should be tested every 6 months . I notice some garages in Pattaya have a sign up saying words to the effect that you should have a certificate every 6 months otherwise they won't fill the tank . I've not been asked for one so far but my car is relatively new and was fitted by the Honda factory and the 6 month service covers a CNG test .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a general rule CNG systems should be tested every 6 months . I notice some garages in Pattaya have a sign up saying words to the effect that you should have a certificate every 6 months otherwise they won't fill the tank . I've not been asked for one so far but my car is relatively new and was fitted by the Honda factory and the 6 month service covers a CNG test .

A full hydraulic test is only required every five years, what they mean is a visual check to ensure there is no external damage and the valves are working correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have 2012 Honda city cng first inspection is at 3 years 500 baht then every year after that at Honda dealer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a general rule CNG systems should be tested every 6 months . I notice some garages in Pattaya have a sign up saying words to the effect that you should have a certificate every 6 months otherwise they won't fill the tank . I've not been asked for one so far but my car is relatively new and was fitted by the Honda factory and the 6 month service covers a CNG test .

Not sure were you see this but you need to get ispection just before your tax sticker expires. They will not give you your new tax sticker unless you have CNG inspection. New Honda is at 3 years then every year after that. We have a 2012 city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LPG only requires inspection every 10 years because the tank is only rated to 25 psi. CNG tanks are rated to 250 psi, hence more frequent testing.

I had an inspection today for 500 baht, paperwork all supplied. Thought it was fairly meaningless, a half-hearted tug at the straps anchoring the tank. Sniffed around with a tester front and back. Did tell them the tank was empty, but that didn't seem to worry them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should be tested hydraulically otherwise the test is meanless.

read the question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had not idea about "official" inspection of CNG and LPG tanks; but I bring my system (LPG) for inspection, at the company that installed it, according to the service book, they gave me.

It takes 5 minutes and I agree with 'bazza40', that it's a very superficial check.

At the yearly inspection of my 10+ year old car, they never seem interested in the LPG system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should be tested hydraulically otherwise the test is meanless.

read the question.

SO? Another meaningless post.

Cost depends upon what is 'inspected'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hello,

 

Can you confirm that NGV test is yearly now ? to get the road sticker ?

 

And where do you do it around PATTAYA, and how much do you pay ?

 

Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, gamesgplayemail said:

hello,

 

Can you confirm that NGV test is yearly now ? to get the road sticker ?

 

And where do you do it around PATTAYA, and how much do you pay ?

 

Thank you.

It's not yearly. I believe it's every 3 years. No idea about Pattaya but in Chiang Mai the cost is about 1500 Baht. We had to do it this year but not last year. Called around to about 4 or 5 different places and they were all 1500.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...