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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:42 pm 
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hi
i was wondering what you guys think on doing a lpg conversion
on a eb 50l v8. as it has 270.000 kms on the clock.
it runs good it doesnt burn oil ,rattle or run hot.
im just woried that converting now will shorten the life of the engine.
as you know the price of premium unleaded is up around $1.30 per ltr
wich is getting a bit expensive to run..
my options are. convert it to lpg, swap it for a six or just sell it????

what do you think????
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: lpg on 50l with high kms
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:50 pm 
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TMAN NK wrote:
hi
i was wondering what you guys think on doing a lpg conversion
on a eb 50l v8. as it has 270.000 kms on the clock.
it runs good it doesnt burn oil ,rattle or run hot.
im just woried that converting now will shorten the life of the engine.
as you know the price of premium unleaded is up around $1.30 per ltr
wich is getting a bit expensive to run..
my options are. convert it to lpg, swap it for a six or just sell it????

what do you think????
:(


ive got a 94 fairlane which has been on gas for about 60000kms and have had no problems with the engine at all.
you dont loose any low down power but you do up top,but you do get that with a engined designed for petrol running on gas but you can always spend big on a lpg vapour injection kit which will give you similar power figures to petrol if not better

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:27 pm 
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:05 pm 
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NC 5ltr wrote:
TMAN NK wrote:
hi
i was wondering what you guys think on doing a lpg conversion
on a eb 50l v8. as it has 270.000 kms on the clock.
it runs good it doesnt burn oil ,rattle or run hot.
im just woried that converting now will shorten the life of the engine.
as you know the price of premium unleaded is up around $1.30 per ltr
wich is getting a bit expensive to run..
my options are. convert it to lpg, swap it for a six or just sell it????

what do you think????
:(


ive got a 94 fairlane which has been on gas for about 60000kms and have had no problems with the engine at all.
you dont loose any low down power but you do up top,but you do get that with a engined designed for petrol running on gas but you can always spend big on a lpg vapour injection kit which will give you similar power figures to petrol if not better


how many kms did it have when you converted it to lpg...
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:10 pm 
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I'll be converting my Fairlane 5.0L to LPG early next year and it currently has 175,000kms. Thus far, I haven't read any problems with converting a high km car to LPG.

Even if you sold your V8 for an I6, you still be getting similar milage or more. A mate had an I6 that was well taken care of (quicker than mine) that was less fuel efficient..

 

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around 130000 and cost around $1800 bout 4 years ago

 

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 Post subject: Re: lpg on 50l with high kms
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:17 pm 
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I already got a cheap V8 because of high fuel costs :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:59 am 
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ohh well
thanks guys but has anyone put lpg on an engine with over 250,000kms
as i still might do it . because this morning ulp is is up to $1.39 per litre
and bp ultimate is $1.45 per litre.. and lpg is only .42 per litre. as i said before im worried about the engine? will it be able to handle the extra heat in the heads. at over 250.000 kms its not exactly a new engine.
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:31 pm 
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TMAN NK wrote:
ohh well
thanks guys but has anyone put lpg on an engine with over 250,000kms
as i still might do it . because this morning ulp is is up to $1.39 per litre
and bp ultimate is $1.45 per litre.. and lpg is only .42 per litre. as i said before im worried about the engine? will it be able to handle the extra heat in the heads. at over 250.000 kms its not exactly a new engine.
............ :?


go ahead and run gas, but make sure you get duel fuel. for totting around town you can't beat gas. But if your right foot starts to get itchy just switch it over to petrol. You shouldn't lose any power when running on petrol either. you will lose a bit performance when its running on gas but that why you still have petrol for! My NC V8 runs duel fuel and to be honest with you it runs beaut on both.

 

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 Post subject: Re: lpg on 50l with high kms
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:04 pm 
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go ahead and run gas, but make sure you get duel fuel. for totting around town you can't beat gas. But if your right foot starts to get itchy just switch it over to petrol. You shouldn't lose any power when running on petrol either. you will lose a bit performance when its running on gas but that why you still have petrol for! My NC V8 runs duel fuel and to be honest with you it runs beaut on both.


Running pure gas will f**k your injectors as well. Also in QLD (unsure of other states) I think an aftermarket conversion needs dual fuel.

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around 130000 and cost around $1800 bout 4 years ago


Mine is at 196km and 2200 for conversion...done tomorrow
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Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:15 pm 
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thanks for your replys
i went and saw joe at crescent motors yesterday and he was very helpfull
so i think i will be getting the conversion done soon..
its going to cost $2300 . but due to the large amount of people doing lpg conversions there is a shortage in tanks. so i have to wait about a month
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Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:00 pm 
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What does Joe's system include?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:27 am 
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the conversion includes every thing required for the job for duel fuel
he will use a air rod 3 stage converter .but the only problem is that the converter is quite large and will not fit without mods.
so it looks like we will be removing the air box to make room for the converter. i will just have to use a pod filter.
i dont know about the tank i can use a api tank that sits behind the rear seat or i can use a donut tank that sits where the spare is . the donut tank holds less gas though . so i dont know what tank to use yet.????
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