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 Post subject: which LPG system?
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:17 pm 
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Thinking of putting my EL 6cyl on LPG. So far had a few quotes:

Workshop 1:
OMVL $2900
Impco $3100

One man show, requires car for 3-4 days. Made a point of explaining he uses higher quality fittings than most people and dyno tunes the car. Comes well recommended by a friend who is into cars.


Workshop 2:
Landi $2400

Require car for one day, includes hire car. Not sure if they use a dyno or not. Have a few friends who have had systems fitted by these guys without any complaints but they generally dont know anything about cars.


Are the OMVL and Impco systems worth the money over Landi?
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Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:30 pm 
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Impco is simple to install/set up, simple to tune and is reasonably economical to run,
All those prices are insane, but thats how it is since the rebate system.
Impco System all parts including tank $1200 tops,
Days work absolute max to install, good money for a days work.Probably only want to keep the car for a couple of days so it looks like you are getting what you paid for.
Straight gas should be cheaper to install, less problems tuning/running, For that amount of money you should get quality, but don't hold your breath.
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Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 12:29 pm 
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I am looking at doing this also on my EL fairmont.
Should I go just gas, or go dual fuel?
Its just a tow car and a daily but gets driven around town alot and eats fuel.
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 Post subject: Re: which LPG system?
Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:07 pm 
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natho wrote:
Thinking of putting my EL 6cyl on LPG. So far had a few quotes:

Workshop 1:
OMVL $2900
Impco $3100

One man show, requires car for 3-4 days. Made a point of explaining he uses higher quality fittings than most people and dyno tunes the car. Comes well recommended by a friend who is into cars.


Workshop 2:
Landi $2400

Require car for one day, includes hire car. Not sure if they use a dyno or not. Have a few friends who have had systems fitted by these guys without any complaints but they generally dont know anything about cars.


Are the OMVL and Impco systems worth the money over Landi?
get a few more quotes,how many installers are there in your area,some one who has been doing it for a few years.

 

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Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:23 pm 
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MidnightMods wrote:
I am looking at doing this also on my EL fairmont.
Should I go just gas, or go dual fuel?
Its just a tow car and a daily but gets driven around town alot and eats fuel.
dual fuel as petrol based cam for towing,lpg in town for daily.ask what they fit and how much timing variation there is between the fuels,and how do they adjust for it,as the ecu has spark maps for petrol,do they change it for lpg--dont forget the cam is petrol,all this adds to costs and is the difference between good and bad systems.

 

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Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 11:17 pm 
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got some more quotes:

workshop 1
omvl $2900
impco $3100
3-4 days

workshop 2
$2400
landi
need car for 1 day

workshop 3
mga
$2650
car needed 1 day
uses dyno

workshop 4
mga
2 days min
2450

workshop 5
impco
2650
1 ½ days
free loan cars

workshop 6
own system (claims omlv has too small a converter, mga has crap computer, so uses best bits from all)
3060
2 days

workshop 7
mga
$2500
2 days

workshop 8
mga
$2900

workshop 9 (reccomended by sprintgas adelaide office)
omvl
$2695
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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:44 pm 
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natho wrote:
got some more quotes:

workshop 1
omvl $2900
impco $3100
3-4 days

workshop 2
$2400
landi
need car for 1 day

workshop 3
mga
$2650
car needed 1 day
uses dyno

workshop 4
mga
2 days min
2450

workshop 5
impco
2650
1 ½ days
free loan cars

workshop 6
own system (claims omlv has too small a converter, mga has crap computer, so uses best bits from all)
3060
2 days

workshop 7
mga
$2500
2 days

workshop 8
mga
$2900

workshop 9 (reccomended by sprintgas adelaide office)
omvl
$2695
looking at them i take the dyno option,if the gears not right it will show up,and the best tune.

 

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Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 9:49 pm 
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I think impco is the way to go as there a simple setup and everyone uses them. I looked into it and found for the long run the impco is the way to go as replacement parts are cheaper and impco last very long.

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Impco are american converters (one of the most established) while the landi converters are from Italy. They're both reliable, well built units.

Mga and ovml are the more recent converters to hit the market. From what i've seen, they seem stable. There design looks more prone to failure but that hasnt been the case so far.

In the cab's they usually fit the landi units or impco's b/c both can take a beating and keep going. I put a landi converter in about 2-3 yrs ago and it's never missed a beat!!!!

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:37 am 
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i have a mga system on my au3 and its never missed a beat,get around 450-480ks per 64L,cost $2250 with a full tank of gas aswell,the installer is still advertising this system for the same price.installation took aday.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:44 pm 
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ixlrate wrote:
i have a mga system on my au3 and its never missed a beat,get around 450-480ks per 64L,cost $2250 with a full tank of gas aswell,the installer is still advertising this system for the same price.installation took aday.
can you give details of where so he can check them out.

 

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Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:18 am 
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ixlrate wrote:
i have a mga system on my au3 and its never missed a beat,get around 450-480ks per 64L,cost $2250 with a full tank of gas aswell,the installer is still advertising this system for the same price.installation took aday.


I would also be interested in hearing where you got your install done :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: which LPG system?
Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:28 pm 
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some of my friends have done that and they preferred the Impco. Me either will surely install that than any other system. By now, I'm actually searching on where can I purchase a truck bed liners online.
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