2000 Challenger on Gas?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 18:13
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Hiya,
I've been thinking of putting my 2000 Challenger on Gas. To get an extra 300 odd kms range on long trips and save all that dosh on fuel in the city.
I'm figuring it a better improvement than a long range tank.
Install in WA is $2150 + about $850 to put a spare carrier on the back.

Has anyone put a Challenger or Triton of that vintage on gas?
What are your thoughts?

Cheers,
t0me
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 18:17

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 18:17
In chemestry . There are some formulas that should never be mixed .

One is Mitsubishi and Gas lol
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 22:38

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 22:38
You could do a search on outerlimits4x4.com, search in the Mitsubishi forum. Have read several posts saying gas and the 3.0V6 are a poor match, don't know the reasons though.
Blue
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Follow Up By: Member - t0me (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:40

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:40
Cheers Blue, having a gander at it now.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:44

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:44
Mainly head issues.

Bishi V6 heads can have problems at the best of times. Run them heaps hotter with gas , and they dont tend to like it.
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Reply By: pickle - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 16:11

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 16:11
You will not have any problems with your 3 ltr . Earlier 3 ltrs out of the Pajeros were not recommended to be put on gas.
Cannot understand why you would want to. Get good fuel economy out of mine.
I would honestly be going the long range tank option, but hey everyone to their own.
Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - t0me (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:38

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:38
The way I figure it is this.
Long range tank would be about $700 I'm guessing.
Would be about 160lt?

Gas is $2150 -$500 rebate, but + $850(ish) to relocate the spare wheel.
It halves the fuel bill every week and pays for itself within about 40,000kms (less if fuel prices keep rising - $1.12/lt ULP last week, and $0.39.9 for Gas this week).

Most of what we're using the vehicle for is touring, the 4x4'ing we'll do would mainly be to get to somewhere to fish, or camp.

Also, long range tank is still only one fuel container. To be safe I would still need to carry some spare fuel in case the tank gets a hole.

The duel fuel gives me a longer range, saves me money around town at least, and means my fuel is in two different tanks, neither of which are inside the car.

Would have thought the resale price would be a little higher with duel fuel.

You're right about the economy though. Getting on average under 12L/100kms.
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Reply By: slyonnet - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:57

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:57
I briefly thought of it for my Challenger but decided to go for the long range tank. Reason was that I could not pay the upfront cost you mention compared to the cost of the long range tank. In the long run you probably will save money though. I am happy with the long range anyhow, get around 800km out of a full tank.
Another thing to consider with the LPG conversion is that some places in the bush don't supply it.
Last point: I remember something about the government talking about putting in place a rebate scheme for LPG conversion. Is it just my brain not working properly or is that true. Could bring the costs down for you.
Rgds,

Sly.
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Follow Up By: Member - t0me (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:37

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:37
Yup $500 rebate apparently. The place that does it in WA (the only place mentioned on the gov website) gives you the forms when they do the install for you to try and get the rebate. Not sure what hoops you have to jump through to get it though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:14

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:14
Hi again Sly,
What sort of LR tank did you fit and what was the cost?
Camper
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Follow Up By: slyonnet - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:27

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:27
Hi Camper,

I got the 115L from Opposite Lock. From memory it cost me just below $1600 fitted. Last week after I replied to that post my fuel gauge lit up and I had done 850kms around town with the full tank. The LR tank is not sitting any lower than the original tank so I did not loose any clearance, which could be a problem with other tanks/car models.
Cheers,

Sly.
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Follow Up By: slyonnet - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 23:04

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 23:04
Oooops, my memory is not working properly. $1600 was the initial quote I had for the ECB bull bar (I knew it sounded a bit expensive!). The LR tank only cost me $1073.00 fitted.
Cheers,

Sly.
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Reply By: Juma - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:47

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:47
Hi all, just as an interesting aside re:long range tanks in the Challenger - we're currently getting ours repaired (warrenty) in Alice Springs after it developed a leak in the top. Apparently a reasonably common problem with big tanks used extensively off road (so the repairers tell me up here). We've just completed Oodna, Dalhousie, Old Andado and West Macs so it's seen quite a bit of corregations and poor roads. It'll be interesting to see how it goes for the rest of the trip and places like the Gibb River Road.

All the best, Juma

www.trip.brumler.com
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