Diesel/gas on new hilux

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 09:10
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Has anyone installed an LPG system on a new hilux 3.0 turbo diesel.

For those who are unfamiliar with this fairly recent innovation, the LP is introduced through the air intake and it is claimed an increase in combustion efficiency results in around 20% more power & torque with similar savings in fuel costs.

I'm told the installation costs are high.....around $3,500-$4,000, but its a big lift in grunt if true. However, I've always subscribed to the notion that if something sound too good to be true, it probably is.

Any info would be welcome.
Sheps
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Reply By: turbopete - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:51

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:51
there ia a web site advertised in this months caravan and motorhome .
www.dieselgasaustralia.com.au
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Follow Up By: turbopete - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:01

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:01
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Reply By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:42

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 12:42
I am having it installed on 2003 Nissan 4.2 Turbo in approx 2 weeks. Will let you know impressions if you like.
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Follow Up By: sheps - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:38

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 13:38
Thanks PK, I'll look forward to that. Are you having it fitted in Eltham VIC?

Chrs,
Sheps
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Follow Up By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 16:41

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 16:41
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:04
The technology has been around for over 30 years and almost as long in some form or another in Australia. The thing I am gathering about it now is that because it's computer controlled you can really get the best out if it by changing exactly how much gas is injected at different points in the rev range. I dont think it is too good to be true at all, it costs a lot and I think we should expect better economy that we have ever had, and technologies like this should be introduced far more rapidly than ever before given out current and future state of affairs.
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Follow Up By: sheps - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:35

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:35
Could't agree more F4P. New technology takes my 2005 lux 100 kms on 8 litres of diesel fuel and I'm sure the next generation diesel to come out in a fourbie will be even better.

Nice to know the diesel/gas principal has been around for that long; has lifted my confidence in it somewhat.
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Follow Up By: bombsquad - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:50

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:50
Read somewhere that Rolph Diesel (inventor) suggested that his new motor needed a catalyst gas to aid combustion, so maybe the actual theory etc has been around since the birth of the engine
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 17:39

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 17:39
i had not heard that, but that was the time of the real engineers. by around 1920 -30 4 valves per cylinder, turbo's, superchargers, overhead camsx2 and all the so called modern engine technology was invented except of course computers which have made a good difference to engines as well. todays engineers just tinker with engines and refine old tecnology. even overhead cams were invented at around the same time as push rods, none is older or better than the other. Also if you want to know how early we had cool stuff, look up spyker cars, they are a dutch company. today they just make nice cars and put ford engines in em, but in 1903! wow they had a car, 4x4, CV joints, large 6L engine out the front and headlights just like a modern car. It was basicly a WRX. It even had a center diff. AMAZING. Anyway, i will only give a damn about new car advertising when they start pushing superfast electrics and all that like the tzero (0-100 3.6sec) and the 4x4 electric subaru (0-100 4sec)
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