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LPG conversion

Post by Bertha Contact Bertha » Subscribing Member » Tue May 07, 2019 1:50 pm
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Hi all.
Was wondering if Berthas engine can have an LPG conversion put on it.
And if yes is it a good idea?
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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 pm
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Bertha wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Hi all.
Was wondering if Berthas engine can have an LPG conversion put on it.
Yes: Opel CIH has hard valve seats for unleaded petrol.
And if yes is it a good idea?
It depends.

New kit isn't cheap and where to put the LPGA tank may involve carrying the spare wheel somewhere else if the petrol tank is to be retained for when there's no gas left.

MPG is less but with lower fuel cost it still can be worth it if enough miles are done. Dave (VDUB384) knows more about this; hopefully he'll be along at some point.
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Post by Bertha Contact Bertha » Subscribing Member » Tue May 07, 2019 4:42 pm
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I've always wanted a wheel on the bonnet!
See I thought it would be higher mpg is this what it's like for all vehicles?
I prob won't be doing thousands of miles so might not be worth the initial outlay..
I'll have to are exactly how much it will cost.
Read the other threads seems like it's a bit of a bugger to get right as well.
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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue May 07, 2019 7:14 pm
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A DiY installation has to be certified for insurance purposes...

https://www.uklpg.org/
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Post by Bertha Contact Bertha » Subscribing Member » Tue May 07, 2019 7:19 pm
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Phil Bradshaw wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:14 pm
A DiY installation has to be certified for insurance purposes...
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No way I'd fit something like that myself.
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