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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:06 pm 
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You dont save THAT much on LPG


Your kidding me right?

My fuel bill just dropped from $70-$80 per week to less than $30

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:38 pm 
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oH yeah also the system im getting apparently uses a separate gauge. Any mod that can use the existing fuel gauge for both gas n petrol?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:31 am 
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i have an EA on gas now and have run nearly all my 6cyl cars on it, and am quite happy.

Though i have built a new engine and hope to turbocharge it, and need info on tuning, esp. cam timing and advance if anyone can help? Its a dedicated system.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:57 am 
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madmax wrote:
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You dont save THAT much on LPG


Your kidding me right?

My fuel bill just dropped from $70-$80 per week to less than $30


Yes, by the week it saves you a bit. If you bought the car with LPG then you will be saving alot.

Although if you have had the car converted, then its cost you $$2400 roughly to convert

Now per week your saving say $45 average, its going to take around 53-54 weeks for those savings to equal the cost of the gas conversion (to pay it off in other words).
Although after that your laughing!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:08 am 
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mrnasty wrote:
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You dont save THAT much on LPG


Your kidding me right?

My fuel bill just dropped from $70-$80 per week to less than $30


Yes, by the week it saves you a bit. If you bought the car with LPG then you will be saving alot.

Although if you have had the car converted, then its cost you $$2400 roughly to convert

Now per week your saving say $45 average, its going to take around 53-54 weeks for those savings to equal the cost of the gas conversion (to pay it off in other words).
Although after that your laughing!


But if you get the 2k from jonny it would work out fairly well wouldnt it?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:09 am 
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Yes, yes it would. Doesnt help if you converted a couple of months ago though, you'd be spewin now!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:40 pm 
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mrnasty wrote:
madmax wrote:
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You dont save THAT much on LPG


Your kidding me right?

My fuel bill just dropped from $70-$80 per week to less than $30


Yes, by the week it saves you a bit. If you bought the car with LPG then you will be saving alot.

Although if you have had the car converted, then its cost you $$2400 roughly to convert

Now per week your saving say $45 average, its going to take around 53-54 weeks for those savings to equal the cost of the gas conversion (to pay it off in other words).
Although after that your laughing!


As you say unless the car is already converted.
As mine is a Ford egas wagon and Ford charge $1400 more for egas and Uncle Johnny gives you $1000 then the original outlay is only $400.

If planning on having a current car converted the goverment give $2000 which goes a hell of a long way to recouping the converstion costs. Which can now be as high as $3500 for the injected type systems.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:56 pm 
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ok...but is anyone going to answer my question about using the same fuel gauge for both?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:05 am 
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ohh and also Im thinking of getting a trip computer. does it still work when your switched to gas? lts per km & range etc?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:10 am 
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to use the factory guage is pretty easy, the installer just has to use the right sender and tap into the wiring. its not a difficult thing for them to do.

the only way you'll get a semi-accurate range with the trip computer is if you actually wire it into the guage.
if its got a seperate guage then the trip comp range wont work.

all the other features of it will work, but won't be 100% accurate (nothing u can do about that either)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:51 pm 
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NC 5ltr wrote:
The oil appears clean but dont think you can leave it in there for more than 10000kms because it becomes acidic after about 12000kms or 6 months.


bulldust... standard Egas BA Falcon factory specs for oil changes are at 15,000km or 12 months, with just a standard 15w/40 oil.
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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:34 am 
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I'd still change it more regularly myself though.

After reading the Wheels test for the Golf GTi turbo ... there are oil quality sensors in the engine that popped up an alarm at 12,000km saying that the oil needed changing before the 15,000km service as the oil had already broken down below acceptable levels.

I am betting it will be the same for many vehicles out there.

For piece of mind ... it's cheap to drop the oil halfway between servicing cycles ... cheap insurance for the engine really.

It also comes down to the type of driving done as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Hmm the days till my gas system are getting closer and closer I get more nervous hearing different reports from people on bad gas side effects & whatever effects to my car will be done once its in...was just thinking the XR has done already 200 000KM already on petrol...is putting gas on it now really tesating my engine? Are there any mods i shud know about to do to it when I get gas?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:58 pm 
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I just got my conversion done on my 210000k EF. WOW is all I can say. Used to cost $90 to do a 500k trip now it cost me $37 to do the same trip. I am very happy with that. My conversion only cost $1687 so I am way ahead. Power levels feel almost the same, actually I would say it feels better on the highway.

I can now afford to drive somewhere!

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