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    A monaro? Is it equvilent to double mpg? Any hidden costs?
    Originally posted by Dave
    Originally posted by Stephen Fry
    [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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    LPG conversion - a helpful guide
    You may have heard of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) but did you know that you could potentially cut your fuel bills by as much as 40% by installing an LPG converter? This guide to LPG conversion will examine how the process works, its advantages and disadvantages and how you can get LPG conversion for your vehicle.

    What is LPG and what is LPG conversion?
    Liquefied petroleum gas is a convenient energy source used for many purposes including for heating and cooking, as well as for vehicle fuel. Forty per cent of LPG comes from refining crude oil and 60% comes from field production.
    The number of vehicles using LPG (also referred to as 'autogas') as an alternative to petroleum is growing rapidly. Recent estimates suggest there are more than 11million vehicles using LPG worldwide, with four million of those located in Europe.
    Of course you can't simply use LPG in a vehicle that is accustomed to taking petroleum. Consequently, LPG conversion is seen as a straightforward and cost effective way of altering a petrol vehicle to run on LPG.
    Refuelling with LPG.

    How do you get your car converted?What are the advantages and disadvantages of LPG conversion?
    Taken from http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/...helpful-guide/
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      Originally posted by Dave
      Originally posted by Stephen Fry
      [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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      • #4
        regarding what to look for- you essentially want to check the install for the following:

        Neat and secure tank installation

        No damage to either the fill line (to the tank) or the feed line (to the engine)

        Proper installation of injectors and feed lines into the Inlet manifold- they're usually mounted in holes drilled into the manifold.

        Basically, if it looks neat, has a certificate and you cant smell gas, its probably ok.
        nly advice I was given was make sure it's been serviced regularly and recently, make sure it switches over ok, ensuring the car runs ok on it.
        Also if the check engine light is on and the seller says all lpg cars do that, it's not true. Badly installed kit, running too lean or worn ignition components causing misfires are the usual reasons for it so tread with care.

        On the test drive you shouldn't be able to tell what fuel you're running on apart from maybe a slightly softer throttle response on LPG (and I do mean slightly, should be hardly noticeable if at all)
        From Buying and LPG car. what to look for - PistonHeads

        Buying a pre-owned LPG vehicle

        Some vehicles will have been manufactured with an LPG option already fitted and this will usually be reflected in the model details on the V5 "log book".
        Most vehicles will have been converted after manufacture by a different company and you need to ensure that the appropriate LPG system has been installed and fitted in a safe and satisfactory manner. To ensure this and guarantee that you and the person you may sell your vehicle to can get insurance the vehicle needs to be on the UKLPG Vehicle Register.
        Please remember that this advice relates only to the LPG aspects of a vehicle and is in addition to the normal enquiries and precautions that you should take when buying a second hand vehicle.
        What documentation should there be with the vehicle?

        The V5 "log book" - typically this will refer to the model as a "bi-fuel", "dual fuel", or "LPG". In addition the vehicle will have the manufacturer's handbook for LPG operation.

        When a vehicle is converted to run on LPG the DVLA should be informed and will note the additional fuel in the fuel section.

        Reference to LPG in this section does not necessarily mean that the vehicle was originally manufactured with LPG. If in doubt, contact the vehicle manufacturer or manufacturer's dealer.

        Most vehicles have been converted after manufacture by a different company. You need to be sure that:
        The LPG system is suitable for the vehicle - unsuitable LPG equipment can lead to engine damage and/or catalytic converter damage.
        The LPG system has been installed in a safe and satisfactory manner.
        Check that you vehicle is on the UKLPG Vehicle Register - click here and type in your vehicle registration number.
        From LPG Autogas - the greener, cleaner and cheaper fuel alternative
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        • #5
          I would look if the conversion was done at the professional centre, it will come with a LPG installation certificate if it was. LPG is a good idea, I think I remember reading that the government would give grants to do this. I may have been a limited period thing.

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            vectra c i35, corsa LE #035, 5-door arizona....5 door demon.

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              What did the cost compared to a petrol come out at?
              Originally posted by Dave
              Originally posted by Stephen Fry
              [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tim View Post
                What did the cost compared to a petrol come out at?
                vectra c i35, corsa LE #035, 5-door arizona....5 door demon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                  [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                      My week with an LPG car
                      Last edited by jt999; 28-11-2013, 06:01 PM.
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                        vectra c i35, corsa LE #035, 5-door arizona....5 door demon.

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