diesel or lpq

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:52
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With the price of ulp as it is, I am looking at getting a vehicle that will get me more economy

Should I go for a non-turbo diesel gq 4.2 (cant afford a turbo) or get a petrol with duel fuel?

What sort of econmoy do people get round town on lpg?

thanxs
greg
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:23

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:23
The price of ULP, What 97.7cpl

I would just go the GQ diesel as I feel that duel fuel can restrict travelling due to the availability of gas (Possibly I am just being paranoid) also not all engines enjoy the gas experience, Example “GQ petrol”.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:31

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:31
Just read your previous post can see why you are swapping vehicles, A V8 Statesman gets better mileage.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 17:40

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 17:40
97.7 cpl I wish - today in Queanbeyan 102.9 for ULP and 123.9 for diesel....hey someone has got to make a profit eh!
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:07

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:07
Yeah a big profit.

I have been buying ULP from the same shell station for 97.7cpl for almost a month now (Before the discount of 4cpl) so really I have been paying 93.7cpl. So how is it that the BP down the road is charging around 103.3 for the same product go figure?

Something shifty is going on.

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Reply By: joe1 - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 01:49

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 01:49
I have been told by a gas installer that by the end of the year gas will be up around the 70 to 80 cpl price.

Regards

Joe
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Follow Up By: nickoff - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 13:13

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 13:13
Joe1

What part of Oz are you in. In Darwin, prices of LPG vary from 52.9 to 69.9 per litre at the moment. When I converted the hilux to LPG in 12/1998 LPG was 29.9 cpl here. Down the track (Stuart Highway) I have seen prices as high as 89.9 cpl for LPG (01/2002). Considering that I burn 1.45 times LPG to ULP, sometimes it is cheaper to buy petrol than gas. Gives me good range though. 430km per 63l PLG and the petrol tank as a reserve tank, 54l = 550kms on petrol.....

Nick.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 13:54

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 13:54
Diesel. If it all comes crashing down and fuel prices go through the roof at least you've got Biodiesel as an alternative. And it's renewable, and cleaner than LPG (less emissions).
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:12

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:12
112 for ulp around Sydney and 42c lpg.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 20:08

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 20:08
4.2 diesel would surely be more economical, even though diesel costs more at the pump. Having had a carby cruiser on gas I wouldn't do it again. Fuel injected models are much better.
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Reply By: Member - Toolman (VIC) - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 09:38

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 09:38
Greggo,
I've owned a Bronco that I put on Gas and have since had two diesel Cruisers so I have tried both. Took the Bronco to Cairns and back from Melbourne towing a caravan and while it towed really well, getting gas everywhere was a problem. I never actually had problems with the Gas and it was much cheaper to run (Had to be with the fuel consumption of the Bronco )

Since getting a diesel Cruiser I know I would never go back to LPG. You can't carry LPG in jerry cans to top up in remote areas or get gas cyclinders that will give a reasonable range per fill so gas really limits your range in the outback and you'll be on petrol in between gas fills. For me diesel is simple, reliable and the motors are long lasting if serviced properly.
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Follow Up By: Greggo - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 20:47

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 20:47
Thanks people

appreciate the views... it would appear that even though diesel costs more at pump (always be like this?) you get better mileage

One point though the cost of services are more frequent which helps equal the cost I suppose.
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