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Title: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 15 July 2006, 11:56:27
(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/computersrus/Omega_pic/MyMeega3.jpg)

In boring Silver.......but great for not showing the dirt ;)
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: TheBoy on 15 July 2006, 14:23:51
Thats one fine looking taxi, TD :)

Better than the boring japanese cars often used as taxis ;)

Why not a couple of pics of the LPG stuff, ie the tank :)
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: tunnie on 15 July 2006, 18:31:41
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Thats one fine looking taxi, TD :)

Better than the boring japanese cars often used as taxis ;)

Why not a couple of pics of the LPG stuff, ie the tank :)


Agreed. More Pics!!

Looks mint considering the high miles you must do daily, why are you thinking of changing to a Diesel?

Surely that LPG conversion is cheaper to run? I easily get 35 mpg out of mine, so with half price LPG means 70 mpg?
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Martin_1962 on 15 July 2006, 20:06:50
Nice looking car - I hope your fares appreciate it
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Martin_1962 on 15 July 2006, 20:08:07
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Thats one fine looking taxi, TD :)

Better than the boring japanese cars often used as taxis ;)

Why not a couple of pics of the LPG stuff, ie the tank :)

I have them - I need to shrink them and host them - I am waiting on JamesV6 to migrate.

He has arrived I will get some more done
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 16 July 2006, 19:43:51
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Thats one fine looking taxi, TD :)

Better than the boring japanese cars often used as taxis ;)

Why not a couple of pics of the LPG stuff, ie the tank :)


Agreed. More Pics!!

Looks mint considering the high miles you must do daily, why are you thinking of changing to a Diesel?

Surely that LPG conversion is cheaper to run? I easily get 35 mpg out of mine, so with half price LPG means 70 mpg?

Ive worked out how to shrink the pics now....so give me a few mins (hours...lol) and i'll post some pics of the lpg tank

This 2.2 does 15mpg on LPG going upto 24mpg on a run....turn the air con on and well.....how does 12mpg grab ya! around town that is....Ok i am saving money compared with my merc diesel....approx 100/month on fuel costs so happy with the saving.....just thought a diesel omega might save a bit more....
Plus i got a prob with the power reduction when running on lpg....im chatting to Martin about it....hopefully he will know the answer

Cheers
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: markey mark on 16 July 2006, 19:51:02
LOOKS VERY NICE FOR A TAXI TD  :D ;)
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 16 July 2006, 19:56:26
Pic of the boot....notice the boot floor...its been raised up by 2 inches...and theres a space saver wheel in there coz i dont have 'proper' spare wheel in there anymore....Tho not sure id like to use the space saver....its a bit small :-/

(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/computersrus/lpg/lpg1.jpg)

Heres one of the tank fitted where the spare was

(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/computersrus/lpg/lpg3.jpg)

And heres one off the fuel guage for the lpg....its also a switch so i can flip between petrol and lpg

(http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/computersrus/lpg/lpg2.jpg)

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 16 July 2006, 20:02:12
Pics are slightly too big....soz about that....looked ok on the preview b4 i posted em.....next time i know to reduce em more  ;)
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 16 July 2006, 20:10:02
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LOOKS VERY NICE FOR A TAXI TD :D ;)

Cheers guys....and no the punters dont appreciate it ....well not true...sometimes i have comments...like this is a nice comfy car, what make is it....but most dont say anything  :(

Its for my comfort....dont care what punters reckon

 :)
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: summat on 16 July 2006, 20:12:55
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LOOKS VERY NICE FOR A TAXI TD  :D ;)

Cheers guys....and no the punters dont appreciate it ....well not true...sometimes i have comments...like this is a nice comfy car, what make is it....but most dont say anything  :(

Its for my comfort....dont care what punters reckon

 :)

Don't be too sure - the only reason I bought mine was that the local taxi firm that did the "exec" service from work to the airport used Omegas - spent so much time in them between Preston and Manchester that I decide to buy one.
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 16 July 2006, 20:45:20
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LOOKS VERY NICE FOR A TAXI TD :D ;)

Cheers guys....and no the punters dont appreciate it ....well not true...sometimes i have comments...like this is a nice comfy car, what make is it....but most dont say anything :(

Its for my comfort....dont care what punters reckon

 :)

Don't be too sure - the only reason I bought mine was that the local taxi firm that did the "exec" service from work to the airport used Omegas - spent so much time in them between Preston and Manchester that I decide to buy one.

Firm i work for classifies it cars......mine is not an 'exec' car apparently :-/....you have to have a merc or jag to be exec status.....mine is classed as 'business class'....which means i do get more work than the 'crap class' ;D
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: tunnie on 16 July 2006, 21:08:59
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Thats one fine looking taxi, TD :)

Better than the boring japanese cars often used as taxis ;)

Why not a couple of pics of the LPG stuff, ie the tank :)


Agreed. More Pics!!

Looks mint considering the high miles you must do daily, why are you thinking of changing to a Diesel?

Surely that LPG conversion is cheaper to run? I easily get 35 mpg out of mine, so with half price LPG means 70 mpg?

Ive worked out how to shrink the pics now....so give me a few mins (hours...lol) and i'll post some pics of the lpg tank

This 2.2 does 15mpg on LPG going upto 24mpg on a run....turn the air con on and well.....how does 12mpg grab ya! around town that is....Ok i am saving money compared with my merc diesel....approx 100/month on fuel costs so happy with the saving.....just thought a diesel omega might save a bit more....
Plus i got a prob with the power reduction when running on lpg....im chatting to Martin about it....hopefully he will know the answer

Cheers


The best you get is 24mpg?  :o

Is that the same if you run on petrol?

On run back from my nans, 80 mph all the way on the motorway and giving it stick on country roads (70% mway / 30% country) mine will average 34/35... does LPG reduce the mpg that much!?
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Martin_1962 on 16 July 2006, 22:07:03
Looking at the poor performance an poor economy time to try other things, I get 17mpg on gas booting it with a 2.6

The MV6 managed to get a 2 in the front on a run on gas.

1) Plugs fit new ones LPG hammers plugs
2) Check air filter
3) Does emmisions light come on much? It could be running too rich - can you smell gas.
4) Drive it hard on petrol for a few miles then hard on gas

Anyway I think something is not quite right - I am now thinking rich.

But do try revving it more I think at least 4500 - 5000 and see how it goes - my car is a bit down on torque on gas
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 17 July 2006, 06:38:25
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The best you get is 24mpg? :o

Is that the same if you run on petrol?

On run back from my nans, 80 mph all the way on the motorway and giving it stick on country roads (70% mway / 30% country) mine will average 34/35... does LPG reduce the mpg that much!?

On Petrol it goes up by about 3 or 4 mpg
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Taxi_Driver on 17 July 2006, 06:59:09
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Looking at the poor performance an poor economy time to try other things, I get 17mpg on gas booting it with a 2.6

The MV6 managed to get a 2 in the front on a run on gas.

1) Plugs fit new ones LPG hammers plugs
2) Check air filter
3) Does emmisions light come on much? It could be running too rich - can you smell gas.
4) Drive it hard on petrol for a few miles then hard on gas

Anyway I think something is not quite right - I am now thinking rich.

But do try revving it more I think at least 4500 - 5000 and see how it goes - my car is a bit down on torque on gas

I changed the plugs about 12k miles ago.....so is prolly worth changing them again....ive got a new set sitting here
Air Filter.....now thats a possiblity....will have a look at that.....unless vx dealer changed it at its 60k mile service its prolly not been changed in 65k miles.
Emissions light is on about 25% of the time, however i have noticed it seems to be related to where i fill up with gas strangely enough......no carnt smell gas

What will revving it more do for it?

Cheers
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Martin_1962 on 17 July 2006, 09:40:11
Revving it will clear it out - differences - I'd expect 2-3mpg

The plugs should be NGK or Vauxhall
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: Martin_1962 on 17 July 2006, 20:25:13
JUst remembered clogged air filters are fatal for LPG consumption
Title: Re: My Taxi
Post by: tunnie on 17 July 2006, 22:37:32
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JUst remembered clogged air filters are fatal for LPG consumption

24mpg LPG + 3 for petrol, so at best still 27mpg??

Something's not right there, drove to my nans today (again) went a differnt way as i went later, 90% motorway 10% town, climate on, fairly full car, 80 all the way: averaged 36mpg

My mpg and performace has got better since I had a new airfilter, the mupets of last owners put the wrong on in, but mine feels at lot less "stuffy" now and performace is back at low revs.

As Martin says maybe an Air Filter change?