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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:02 pm 
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at the momeny unleaded in my area is 1.03ish i think, and gas is 0.35 which i think it a fair bit different, but you gotta remember that you do get more kms and ease on the engine with petrol compared to gas, to it aint so dramatically cheaper as at first glance. Im hangin out for my LPG system to go kaputt so i can f**k it off, i myself favour fuel if the liquid variety
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:11 pm 
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i'm going to get some petrol...that way i can get the prices of each :P

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:28 pm 
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at the momeny unleaded in my area is 1.03ish i think, and gas is 0.35 which i think it a fair bit different, but you gotta remember that you do get more kms and ease on the engine with petrol compared to gas, to it aint so dramatically cheaper as at first glance. Im hangin out for my LPG system to go kaputt so i can f**k it off, i myself favour fuel if the liquid variety


Ease of the engine?
have u ever noticed the colour of the oil when u pull it out of a LPG fueled engine?
compare that to a petrol powered engine... LPG does *NOT* hurt the engine more then ULP will.

and the km difference..
yeah, like 20% difference max... generally less!
i get 400 - 450km's from a tank of LPG
same driving i get about 450-500 on ULP

now consider the price difference...
LPG is great.. and i'm not running some cheap povo 'economical' LPG system either.
GRA all the way!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:32 pm 
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98.3c for petrol
39.9 for lpg here

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:50 pm 
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I had heard Gas burns dry or whatever so the engine doesnt get lubricated from it etc like petro does. Im findin ill get bout 400kms to a tank of petrol where as bout 300kms to gas. My car aint to crash hot in kms to a tank these days :oops:
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:04 pm 
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the lubriacation issue isnt much of an issue on falcon's :)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:55 pm 
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edfairmint wrote:
at the momeny unleaded in my area is 1.03ish i think, and gas is 0.35 which i think it a fair bit different, but you gotta remember that you do get more kms and ease on the engine with petrol compared to gas, to it aint so dramatically cheaper as at first glance. Im hangin out for my LPG system to go kaputt so i can f**k it off, i myself favour fuel if the liquid variety


lets see what you say when your paying over $1.75/l for petrol
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:28 pm 
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it wont go up that high will it!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:32 pm 
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By the time it gets to $1.75/L wouldnt poeple have just said f**k it and got cars that dont use unleaded at all. Either that or syphoning fuel will become they new problem in suburbs
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:08 pm 
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the lubriacation issue isnt much of an issue on falcon's :)


Its a question of two trains of thought;

LPG - no upper cylinder lubrication

Petrol - solvent properties washing away oil in the cylinders.

In practice and from experience the LPG cars seem to show better longevity than their petrol counterparts. It's a route I'll be taking once it can be proved that the commercially available injection LPG setups will handle +200kw.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:14 pm 
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according to the news last night the president of the motor traders association says that market analysist are predicting that, others are saying $us100 a barrel, dunno how much/liter that is, but it's double the currant price per barrel

normal ulp in my town is $1.09/l and lpg is .469 cpl, bp give 4cpl discount for lpg so that goes down well, i just put 98 ron in my kwaka, that costs $1.17cpl
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:16 pm 
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mspw wrote:
EFFalcon wrote:
the lubriacation issue isnt much of an issue on falcon's :)


Its a question of two trains of thought;

LPG - no upper cylinder lubrication

Petrol - solvent properties washing away oil in the cylinders.

In practice and from experience the LPG cars seem to show better longevity than their petrol counterparts. It's a route I'll be taking once it can be proved that the commercially available injection LPG setups will handle +200kw.


strange argument, ulp has no upper cylinder lubricant just like lpg has none, lpg has higher combustion chamber temps tho
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:24 pm 
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lpg going up from .469cpl to .529cpl from tomorrow in australind near bunbury in WA
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:32 pm 
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mspw wrote:
It's a route I'll be taking once it can be proved that the commercially available injection LPG setups will handle +200kw.


http://www.fullboost.com.au/feature_car.php?storyId=473&p=1

not sure if you guys can see it without an account on fullboost, but its an xe fairmont which runs off LPG which claims to be giving out 348kw. Suprised to see it on the site considering how it looks nothing like the ricey s**t on that site normally
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:49 pm 
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edfairmint wrote:
mspw wrote:
It's a route I'll be taking once it can be proved that the commercially available injection LPG setups will handle +200kw.


http://www.fullboost.com.au/feature_car.php?storyId=473&p=1

not sure if you guys can see it without an account on fullboost, but its an xe fairmont which runs off LPG which claims to be giving out 348kw. Suprised to see it on the site considering how it looks nothing like the ricey s**t on that site normally


I was refering specifically to injected LPG.

 

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