lp gas

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 12:28
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Hi everyone I own a nissan patrol 4.5 lt. petrol I am thinking about putting LP gas on it. has anyone done this and where do they put the tank and what sort of fuel economy do you get.
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 12:58

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 12:58
This has been asked a number of times. A search should bring up the results.

Short answer.

Tank usually replaces the Main Fuel Tank underneath. A few people put them inside (depends on how many seats you use).

Fuel economy used to be approx 1/3 more on Gas then Petrol.

The New LPG systems are supposed to use almost the same Gas as Petrol. Thats the case for a mate who just converted a Car over to Gas.
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Reply By: 1arm - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 13:08

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 13:08
I own a 2000 gu 4.5 auto on gas.
It has an impco system
tank is underneath at the rear 120 lt tank holds 88lts usable gas.
Around town I get 300 to 320km per tank
open road, empty car about 400km and last trip across australia with roof rack and camper trailer I used approx 27 L/100km
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Follow Up By: Browser - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 16:42

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 16:42
Here is some useful/less information.

Based on curent Melbourne fuel prices
LPG = $0.514/ltr
Diesel = $1.397/ltr
ULP = $1.283/ltr

Assuming all else was equal; if you are using 27 L/100km's whilst towing your camper trailer, then if you were on diesel you would have to achieve 9.9 L/100km's, or on ULP 10.8 L/100km's to achieve the same end cost. I don't know of any vehicle that can do that so then the only question is how much does it cost to convert to LPG. Also what else do you have to compromise (power, acceleration???).

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Reply By: Warrie - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:44

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 21:44
Gidday jt. Three weeks ago in Sydney, LPG was 55cpl and ULP $1.10 with a docket. Today the gas is 45 and the petrol $1.35. Its not Easter but the world price of oil in Singapore which hit $73/ bbl on last nights ABC news. Meanwhile the Saudi Arabian LPG price per tonne has dropped from $837 to $584. My mechanic had a waiting list several months long to fit gas, and if this price differential holds it will probably get longer. I've had gas since '91 on various vehicles, including an HT Holden, a Tarago, a Spacia and now a Pathfinder in which the mechanic reused all the gear from the Spacia except the fuel line. It's been around Oz last year and hasn't missed a beat. 50 litres gets me 280km or 180 to 210 if I'm towing a 1 tonne van depending on headwinds, dirt vs tar and my speed. Only about 230 around town. Of course the price advantage is not as good in the Outback but you are still ahead. Cheers, Warrie
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Reply By: gqpat - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 23:13

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 23:13
Hi iarm if your rear gas tank is 120 litre water capacity it should fill 100 ltrs gas .Most likely it is a D90 bracketed tank which is 115 ltr water capacity and should fill 90-95 ltrs ..
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