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LPG queery
« on: 12 November 2007, 19:33:23 »

Can someone tell me what the advantages of having car LPG`d are and what the cost is likely to be around on my 2.2cd, bearing in mind I only do around 5000 miles per year privately. :-?
Whether it would be worth considering either for my Omega or my Taxi (not Omega)a lot more miles.


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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #1 on: 12 November 2007, 19:36:48 »

For 5000 miles a year, the payback would take a long time - no immediate savings to be made

For a taxi, it could mean big savings - ask "taxi driver" :)
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #2 on: 12 November 2007, 19:38:04 »

instant advantage is only paying half as much for fuel  :y

5000 miles a year may mean you take sone time to recoup the cost, average install cost is 1500/2000 fitted or 700/1000 DIY
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #3 on: 12 November 2007, 20:50:32 »

Thanks for that lads, just trying to save some readies on fuel, interesting though may be worth considering for  taxi, any disadvantages ie. engine wear etc.?
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #4 on: 12 November 2007, 21:16:04 »

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Thanks for that lads, just trying to save some readies on fuel, interesting though may be worth considering for taxi, any disadvantages ie. engine wear etc.?

hat make is the car? Some models, Ford, and (Japanese) need flashlube to preserve valves - GM engines are OK

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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #5 on: 12 November 2007, 22:08:59 »

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hat make is the car? Some models, Ford, and (Japanese) need flashlube to preserve valves - GM engines are OK



 Mondeo TD, running about 14/15p a mile just now.

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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #6 on: 12 November 2007, 22:16:59 »

Mondeo TD, diesel? LPG likely to very hard to do.
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #7 on: 12 November 2007, 22:48:13 »

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Mondeo TD, diesel? LPG likely to very hard to do.


 Just exploring, with fuel costs as they are. many thanks


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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #8 on: 13 November 2007, 03:42:23 »

as you asked about engine wear etc, running on lpg is supposed to be much better & you only need to get serviced every year & a half, instead of year, also it's transferable to a same cylindered car when you change, in my 2.6 engine i get 200 miles for 23 ish.

I know they're different sized tanks & it doesn't really have much relevance, but to fill the car with petrol is about 60, but as i run on lpg most of the time, it's nice to fill, then leave the petrol station having just handed over a 20 note & a bit of change.  http://images.omegaowners.com/forum/Templates/Forum/default/thumbsup.gif
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #9 on: 13 November 2007, 08:54:58 »

Upper cylinder and valve lube is not as good on LPG, oil satys cleaner though (still need to change it at the same intervals though)
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #10 on: 13 November 2007, 11:36:41 »

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Upper cylinder and valve lube is not as good on LPG, oil satys cleaner though (still need to change it at the same intervals though)

I have heard this and also read a recommendation that a tank of petrol should be run through to provide lubrication for the valves.  Whether this is correct I am not sure, but it makes logical sense to me.
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Re: LPG queery
« Reply #11 on: 13 November 2007, 12:15:35 »

My first Omega, a 2.5 petrol ran on LPG and covered over 250,000 miles before I sold it and its still about now. It was the original engine as well :y
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