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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:30 pm 
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Realistically in a quick calculation of 65,000kms a year.

Say about $80 a tank to 350-400kms of driving in the city of normal fuel you would save approx $3800 up to $9000 depending on how much driving you do.

With a min of $2500+ AT least of saving a year on driving its most definately worth it. Costs me $20 to fill up and i get about 280-350 in the city and about 390-600 on freeway.

So i guess people have to work out if they really want it and not umms and ahhs in the end because longer u wait the more money you spend! And once again LPG comes down to the tuner and product you use, just as much power can be there if done properly.
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:33 pm 
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I'm only doing 9000 ks a year now, (as opposed to the 28000 I was doing a few years back!
So its not as big a deal as is used to be! thats why I made the calculator.

If circumstances change, and I move somewhere with no trains, and have to drive, then it'll definately be back on the agenda!

Just by the way, after entering your data into the spreadsheet, a brand new install would pay for itself after 3 and a half months :-)

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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:37 pm 
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9000ks?! are you serious! omg! lol

i do at least 3000-5000 every 2-3 months!
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:40 pm 
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Thats what happens when you get the train to work, and don't go away much! :-D
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:33 pm 
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That's a healthier saving than converting to LPG.. Good Idea mate! :P

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:35 pm 
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I also have a spreadsheet which i created a few days ago maily prompted by the upward price trend for petrol and the desire to check my options.

One thing i would like to include is the increase in fuel prices based on the expected introduction of lpg excise. Anyone know what, when, how much ?

Could also be interesting to factor in loan costs :)

So how do i upload tmy current spreadsheet to share it with others fordmods members ?

cheers, itchione
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Well from what I've seen and read Paul, from 2011 there will be an excise of 12c/litre added (there's currently no excise on LPG), but that is supposed to be capped (Hmmmm).

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:46 am 
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ItchiOne wrote:
I also have a spreadsheet which i created a few days ago maily prompted by the upward price trend for petrol and the desire to check my options.

One thing i would like to include is the increase in fuel prices based on the expected introduction of lpg excise. Anyone know what, when, how much ?

Could also be interesting to factor in loan costs :)

So how do i upload tmy current spreadsheet to share it with others fordmods members ?

cheers, itchione

I uploaded my spreadsheet to my website then added a link to get it directly.
To add a file, there is an item at the bottom of the page to add files, (when creating a post,) but make sure the extension is allowed, by selecting the "Allowed extensions and sizes" link.[/url]
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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:49 am 
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96ghia wrote:
I uploaded my spreadsheet to my website then added a link to get it directly.
To add a file, there is an item at the bottom of the page to add files, (when creating a post,) but make sure the extension is allowed, by selecting the "Allowed extensions and sizes" link.[/url]

Thanks 96ghia.
Seems when i click on "Allowed extensions and sizes" link, all i get is a blank page. Guess this is a Mozilla issue, actually, more likely a non standards complient (Explorer) web page :D

So without being able to read the rules, guess i will just attach my spreadsheet and see if it sticks - which it sees to :)

Cheers, Itchione

 

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:41 am 
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Nice work :-)

Different approach to mine, but excellent. Mind if I incorporate the "extra consumption rule" into mine?

Currently I just have to esimate mine and add the value in manually. :-)
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