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help needed on a t4 lwb lpg conv

pornking
22-11-08, 19:31
could anyone help please
looking at a long wheel base 2.5 petrol with a calor lpg conv,
not knowing what the petrols are like but the sellers states soooooo good & very econ30to 40 to the gallon ,no service history :confused: 2001 year
not for me but my uncle

stridey
22-11-08, 20:44
There is NO WAY it can do that MPG.

Equivalent in cost , ......maybe.

You can expect a 10 percent loss of miles per litre over running on petrol, BUT because the cost of LPG is much less than petrol you will save money that way. Broadly speaking it would be approx the same running costs per mile as diesel, but with the refinement of a petrol engine.

Things to watch for would be location of tank, if inside vehicle you lose a lot of space, underneath tanks will give a 250 mile range or so, but lose the spare wheel.

I am a fan of LPG in general, a good system is around the 1000 mark, from Gasure, probably more from other places, but I wouldnt in any way pay a premium of much over a non -lpg'ed vehicle over the 400-500 mark.

In a test drive do make sure you run on both, and see it change over on the fly.

pornking
22-11-08, 21:34
what would the value be for the age its a lwb van i cant see them anywere for sale ?
.also not being fick cam belt chainge what miles ??
thankz any rattles of noises i should be looking for

millsrock
22-11-08, 22:17
We travelled from Uk to Slovenia on a kayaking trip this year,3 cars,two diesel and one petrol lpg,cost the lpg half what it cost the diesels if thats any help

Craig

Noo Noo
24-11-08, 08:14
Just had my little 1.8 petrol converetd. Early days and the system needs to bed in etc. etc.

Things I've noticed to date.

1. Quieter on gas than petrol
2. Smoother too.
3. I'getting somewhere between 20-25mpg. Thats about 9.5p to 11.5p per mile! :cool:

4. Round town, here and there it's fine no issues. Even on the motorway it's good and quite happy to sit at 70mph. I notice it's really down on power on hills though. that might be down to the tuning at present as it's due to ge back to Gasure for its check. (after 600 miles or so to reset the system and tweak)

5. i have a 58 litre tank located where the spare wheel used to sit. Getting 200 miles or so to the tank so I'm at the garage a lot more than I was previously but at 20-25 to refill the tank I'll live with that. Filling with LPG is slow too. You can stand there with your hand on the button for what seems like ages.

6. It's doesn't start on a dime (maybe the retune will help) but does fire OK after a couple of cranks

It takes some getting used to with more trips to the garage. You become mad about MPG. You use your odometer as your fuel gauge as the LPG is purely a guide (it's pressure driven I think).

pornking
24-11-08, 20:36
Just had my little 1.8 petrol converetd. Early days and the system needs to bed in etc. etc.

Things I've noticed to date.

1. Quieter on gas than petrol
2. Smoother too.
3. I'getting somewhere between 20-25mpg. Thats about 9.5p to 11.5p per mile! :cool:

4. Round town, here and there it's fine no issues. Even on the motorway it's good and quite happy to sit at 70mph. I notice it's really down on power on hills though. that might be down to the tuning at present as it's due to ge back to Gasure for its check. (after 600 miles or so to reset the system and tweak)

5. i have a 58 litre tank located where the spare wheel used to sit. Getting 200 miles or so to the tank so I'm at the garage a lot more than I was previously but at 20-25 to refill the tank I'll live with that. Filling with LPG is slow too. You can stand there with your hand on the button for what seems like ages.

6. It's doesn't start on a dime (maybe the retune will help) but does fire OK after a couple of cranks

It takes some getting used to with more trips to the garage. You become mad about MPG. You use your odometer as your fuel gauge as the LPG is purely a guide (it's pressure driven I think).hi bud well me dad bought it !!!its going to be shiped over to france to be uncle
its a 2.5 petrol lpg calor multi point [5]injection system 100lt tank fills up to 80lts theres a lpg gauge by the transferr switch ,tis a cool set up it starts on petrol than when its warm or ready it switches over automaticly :Dbut can override if needed ,the guy missunderstood when dad asked serviced it was no but yes he thort he ment the lpg ??
but its got service history 132,000miles new brakes +disks all round the only thing he said was to chainge the plugs more often than the recomended service times ,
also with vw alloys rated tyres ,sunroof ,jvc head unit all boarded at the back than racked n shelfed all for the sum of 2375,
we thort it was a bargin
he was selling the boss just bought him a new t5 work van