Range Rover Gas Conversions

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:51
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Looking at bying a mates 89 Highline which is in excellent condition, had a 2 inch lift and about $15000 spent on it in the last few years so hopefully not too much more can go wrong with it. Motor has done 280,000 and l wish to convert it to gas. Has anyone done this to this motor? Should l get the motor reconditioned first? How do they handle the conversion and what sort of mileage do they get. Only paying 5K for the rig as he is heading O/S and needs cash fast. Or should l invest another 10K and by an older landcruiser or patrol - always wanted a V8 though. Thanks Sam
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Reply By: Utemad - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 23:32

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 23:32
I've been looking into this myself. LPG onto the 3.9 Rover motor is a very easy to do and common conversion. I have been quoted $2500 in Brisbane to do the conversion with the manifold tank in the rear cargo area.
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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:45

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:45
litre for litre you use more LPG than you do fuel. The saving is in the purchase price and as a rough guide you cut your fuel bill by 40%. It will be fine but things to consider, check your cooling system as it can sun a litttle hotter on poorly maintained systems. It is a slower burning fuel and will run even better with more advance, some aftermarket guys for some cars make a piggy back module for ECU and LPG or other device. I ran it for some years and was more than happy but a tip is to make it your business to learn idle adjustment etc yourself as this can change under different atmospheric conditions and once you know it takes two seconds to adjust when your in high country or something.
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Reply By: revhead307 - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:10

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:10
My Folks had an '88 Highline.

was a 3.5 EFI.

Theres was stock (no gas) and we took it to broome in 97 (5000km round trip) and it returned 18 - 22MPG (12.87 - 15.7L/100kms) depending on conditions.

There are oodles of them on Gas...shouldnt be a drama.

Personally i like them, tho parts are a bit more expensive compared to nissan/toyota.

Regards
Rev

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Follow Up By: lestraw - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:40

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:40
Thanks, may not bother if l could get 15/100 out of it ! Any special areas to get double checked on it - expecting the usual niggles - just wouldn't want major dramas with it.
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Follow Up By: revhead307 - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:53

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:53
12 - 13L/100 is quite good given the size of the vehicle etc etc.

Any petrol has the capacity for terrible consumption if you put ur foot down too much...or while 4x4ing etc.

I average 12.5 - 13/L/100 from a LWB diesel GQ...and know it goes up past 15/L while towing a van etc

Go direct to the horse and ask what range he gets off a tank etc...and if he knows his consumption.

you wont get a heap better buying a large patrol or cruiser, especially if you go petrol...

We didnt have anything out of the ordinary wrong with the rangerover in the 3 years we owned it.

Regards
Rev
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Reply By: DP - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:27

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:27
lestraw - I had a 3.5 litre series 1 Disco that i put on gas (different motor - i know) yet had many problems with tuning etc. and believe I burnt out a CPU as a result. chat to your LPG specialist - if he has any reservations pull out.

I had the 60 litre manifold tanks (3 x 20litre scuba lookalikes) on the rear floor. I found I was filling up almost every second day - but yes the sound of a V8 is grand!

pound for pound however i had a very capable 4wd with little extra to do other than tune ups... at $5,000 it might be a good buy regardless

good luck.

Dan
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