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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:07 pm 
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My idle when cold 600rpm (neutral) and 500rpm (Drive), when the engine is running at normal operating temp, my idle is 1100rpm (Neutral) and 800rpm (Drive)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:14 pm 
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yep going gas has been good for us, the pros have far weigh out the cons. would be nice to have tickford gas but our impco system has given us noprobs including starting on bloody cold morns.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:48 pm 
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I must be missing something because I can not notice any power loss on gas and can not understand why people have a problem with gas.It is the best thing going.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:16 am 
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Well i wish mine was like that!!! I seriously think it needs a major tune or something as im not happy with it all. :x

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:05 pm 
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sounds like a tune is in order sure the require regular servicing to keep run problem free but a small price to pay me thinks

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:54 pm 
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Does ne one know if you buy a car from a dealership which has LPG, and has a 3 year warrantee if the LPG system would be covered in the warrantee as well?

Getting brakes done next week so i will get the gas checked after that, i have started driving it thou on gas, was alrite but idle is just really really bad..

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:20 pm 
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yeah if the car comes with warrany so will the gas system
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:52 pm 
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Sweet so hopefully i dont have to pay for ne thing if its a major problem that needs fixing, which im sure it isnt but stil.... :?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:14 pm 
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im not sure exactly what people mean by you need straight gas and not dual for performance. What is the technical logic behind this? Apart from say increasing compression. I find running gas and premium works well (similar octane).. The biggest problem with gas is the delivery system though if you ask me. mixers that strangle your intake with a long journey to the combustion chamber. Multipoint manifold injected systems will be more common soon though.

As for people who dont like the gas tank.. Its possible to get tanks which sit nicely in your spare tyre bay. (just make sure you carry a few cans of that instant reflate crap :)

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:26 pm 
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Can ya get one's that go where the petrol tank went?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:41 pm 
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This is something im trying to figure out, Ive heard you can get them custom made (legal I dunno).
The new LPG BA has it mounted in place of petrol but I highly doubt it could be retro fitted easily.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:10 pm 
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Bug wrote:
This is something im trying to figure out, Ive heard you can get them custom made (legal I dunno).
The new LPG BA has it mounted in place of petrol but I highly doubt it could be retro fitted easily.


As far back as the XF in 1985 installers were removing the petrol tank and fitting underfloor LPG tanks.Very easy installl,just means no petrol,some people like it some don't.Personally I prefer duel fuel but each to there own.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:44 am 
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I looked in to this back when my fuel system died and I converted to LPG. If you want your fuel tank removed and replaced with a gas tank you can do it, but it will need to get engineering approval.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:49 am 
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Any idea on the cost?

btw EFFALCONMAN your sig says 138rwhp is that hp or kw? As wouldnt an EF have around 150rwhp (100rwkw) stock? unless of course youve lost that much from the lpg conversion :(

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:32 am 
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Stock EF puts out around 120rwhp. Even though I have performed a few choice mods to my car the engine is tired, and my auto box is even tireder. (Couldn't even get it to hold 2nd gear on the dyno, kept wanting to shift up into 3rd and 4th). My mechanics and myself were expecting a minimum of 150rwhp which is achievable if I fix my gear box (or replace it with a manual which would work out cheaper).

When I converted to LPG I chose an Impco system due to minimal loss of power, and economy. Plus a longer warranty on parts.

 

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