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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:53 am 
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Does anyone know of any problems relating to converting a BA 6cyl to dual fuel? I have mine booked in for Dec 05 and would be interested in any feedback before I go ahead. Cheers.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:45 pm 
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no idea, although i am interested in how much it will cost u, keep us updated,
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:31 pm 
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There is a business in Melbourne that does the BA Fairlanes for around the $2400 mark. Seen a lot of the "VHA" cars around the CBD on LPG, even some of the 5.4 V8s on LPG. Any car can be converted to LPG. Depends on the boot space, tank capacity and so on.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:41 am 
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Dave,
Cheapest quote was $2500......others have been up to $3500. The guy doing mine is a local who the local Ford dealer used to do some AU's recently.We get a $500.00 rebate also from the government here in the west.
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:44 am 
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$500 rebate? thats pretty good, yeh i reckon the XT's would run pretty much the samme ong as, although i'd be intereted on how much boot room aswell, bcuz thatis a major issue...
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:04 am 
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50 Litre tank fits under rear parcel shelf ,lose 1/3 boot space.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:24 pm 
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I have been told that you cannot convert the ba to run on LPG, most of the workshops in NSW will not touch them. They say that the motor is not strong enough for the LPG. I heard of one that only covered 10000km before the motor blew up. :(
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:25 pm 
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I have been told that you cannot convert the ba to run on LPG, most of the workshops in NSW will not touch them. They say that the motor is not strong enough for the LPG. I heard of one that only covered 10000km before the motor blew up. :(
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:22 am 
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The same BA motor that puts out 240kw in the xr6t? Exactly what part of the motor isnt strong enough...?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:23 am 
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The same BA motor that puts out 240kw in the xr6t? Exactly what part of the motor isnt strong enough...?

or 270kw and 550nm in the typhoon..

I think the egas ba's have stronger valve springs don't they?
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:07 pm 
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the internals of the EGAS BA's, turbos and typhoons are different... different valves and springs, and tne EGAS ones have different materials in the valve guides etc. Why not just buy an EGAS BA? than its all factory which believe me will aid in problem solving in years to come.. alot (not all) but alot of aftermarket gas installers do dodgy things
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:21 pm 
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I cant believe that the stock BA engines have weaker valve trains than my old EF engine...

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:59 pm 
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maybe not weaker.. but u lose warranty.. and why use something thats not designed for it when u can buy a car from ford built for it? which will no doubt give u better power and economy anyway
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