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Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:15 pm 
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I have a EF XR6 too and am wondering how the duel fuel setup will work & if its good for the motor?

Ive been asking alot of different mechanics they all seem to have their own opinion on gas cars. Some say extends your life of the motors & some say you ruin it straight away! :?

Should any valve & seat work be done to cope with the extra heat?

How come taxis last a million k's? What work are done to them? Are the heads any different to the norm?

And rumour has it that on a duel fuel setup running on petrol will never run as good on it again! How come?

I'd just like to get facts straight & some questions answered before I make the big decision weather it kills my baby or not! :cry:

Help PLz?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:37 am 
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Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:59 pm 
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I have just had gas installed 4 months ago and no problems at all.
As it is there are lots of taxis runnig around on lpg,
I suppose it says something.
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Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:09 pm 
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nothing wrong with gas....u just don't the same amount of power out of them as petrol.....the difference im not too sure.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:03 pm 
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No more veiws on this? thanks!~
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1978 XC 250 Falcon 500 sedan, 1988 EA 3.9lt Fairmont sedan
1994 EF 4lt Gli Wagon 1995 EF 4lt XR6 sedan (now gas~!)
1996 Ef Gli sedan, 1988 GPX 250r, 1999 ZX9R Ninja

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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:25 pm 
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I have had only good experiences with dual fuel on a HZ 253 and on a VH hemi 265. My EB 1 is going on gas, I'm just trying to decide between Parnells or Impco. Gas is great!
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:11 pm 
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I'm happy with my gas setup.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:18 pm 
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LPG is bad.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:33 am 
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Well i got a qoute today $2650 duel fuel. Whats the go with running on both? like timing atc? Should i look for a tickford lpg computer?

 

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1973 HQ 253 Premier sedan, 1991 EA 3.9lt 30 anniversary sedan
1978 XC 250 Falcon 500 sedan, 1988 EA 3.9lt Fairmont sedan
1994 EF 4lt Gli Wagon 1995 EF 4lt XR6 sedan (now gas~!)
1996 Ef Gli sedan, 1988 GPX 250r, 1999 ZX9R Ninja

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:24 pm 
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$2400 seems a bit dear, shop around. Taxi's never switch off, therefore the heads are always hot. It's the constant heating and cooling down of alloy heads that kill them.

LPG has it's good points and bad points.

BAD :
Loose boot space
Add weight

GOOD:
Oil stay's clean
cheaper to run.

Work out if it suits your needs. You dont save THAT much on LPG

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:48 pm 
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Too expensive? I would shop around but theres already a 6 month wait for any gas system installation in Bathurst! Cheapest here was $2400 but that was 3 wks ago.

 

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1973 HQ 253 Premier sedan, 1991 EA 3.9lt 30 anniversary sedan
1978 XC 250 Falcon 500 sedan, 1988 EA 3.9lt Fairmont sedan
1994 EF 4lt Gli Wagon 1995 EF 4lt XR6 sedan (now gas~!)
1996 Ef Gli sedan, 1988 GPX 250r, 1999 ZX9R Ninja

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:37 pm 
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phongus wrote:
nothing wrong with gas....u just don't the same amount of power out of them as petrol.....the difference im not too sure.


I got my XB 351 converted to straight gas and did not lose any power at all. You will lose however if you go dual fuel, because tuning the car is a compromise to please both fuel systems.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:16 pm 
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EFFalcon wrote:
LPG is bad.


That's right ... it's bad ... don't do it.
Cos it means there's more LPG for me ... LOL

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:30 pm 
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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.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:22 pm 
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your std motor will cop lpg fine, it will get better with some mods such as higher compresssion. but you will loose some power, but if its tuned right it wont be much, plus ongas you wont have a speed limiter.

lpg's great advantage is you can rev and play for a 1/3rd the cost. :)

 

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