100 series Landcruiser on LPG ... nayone had it done?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 15:06
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I am in the process of having my Nov 2003 V8 100 series Landcruiser converted to LPG.
We tow a 18'6" caravan and intend to a lot more when we retire for good in a couple of years.
After reading what I can ,it looks as though the injection type system might be the safest bet.
I previously had the 4.5 lt 100 series on gas with no problems what so ever...and yes the V8 is more 'petrol' efficient under the same cercumstnces.
I have contacted one person in Adelaide who has had the injection system done for only a few months and absolutly loves it...especially when he fills up at the servo.
Can anyone else who has one operationg on LPG post a thread to help me arrive at a 'no doubt' decision... as I have procrastinated long enough. I intend to keep this vehicle for as long as I keep towing a caravan, as I have been doing so since 1974 and this is by far the best vehicle I have ever used for the job.
Tabz
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 17:25

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 17:25
I have been trying to find similar info Tabz, before buying a V8 LC, so will be watching your thread with interest
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:25

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:25
I'm listening too mate ;-)
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:39
I'm listening to, the 100 series V8 cruiser is a fantastic vehicle, fuel consumption aside. It would be almost perfect it were not a million dollars to fill. I watch me mate fill his Patrol for around $40-50 on GAS, albeit it don't tow his boat too well up hills, switches back to Petrol.

Wonder what the cost would be and when you'd have paid for the conversion once on Gas (Based on $1.40 per Litre vs $0.50 , thats nearly a dollar per litre difference.
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Reply By: Member - Bill I (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 13:42

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 13:42
I'm wondering too. Have a V8 cruiser which chews some juice. From the more recent threads it seems like LPG is cantankerous. Cost of conversion and running is one thing but poor running and breakdowns are another. I just want a car that runs well, anywhere, anytime. For me the questions are: Best system, rough price, reliability, milage per litre comparisons, tank sizes & location on the vehicle, and towing performance. I heard somewhere that LPG uses 30-40% more fuel per km, which is a real drop in range. The advantage seems to be that the cost is 60-70% cheaper. I'm looking at the same thing, round oz trip with the wife & kids towing a 20' van. Be very interested to hear what others have to say.

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Follow Up By: Tabz72 - Friday, Jul 14, 2006 at 21:27

Friday, Jul 14, 2006 at 21:27
Bill,
After talking to many gas installers, I have finally found out as much info as I can without getting totally confused and bogged down, so I am getting my V8 landcruiser converted to LPG next week in Adelaide.
I will keep you posted. it is costing $2,950 with a 93 Lt usable tank, which is replacing the rear petrol sub tank.
Tabz72 (Tony)
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Reply By: steve perth - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2006 at 01:05

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2006 at 01:05
I am condidering a conversion as well. toyota say no dont do it but what has anyone found out about the injector systems now in offer
any advice from anyone pls
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 26, 2006 at 10:07

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2006 at 10:07
The Autogas Connection got non-injected system and my sister's 2004 Landcruiser GXL has been on it for last 1 and a half years... the fuel usage on LPG is around
25 liters per 100km from what I been told... If you got any questions feel free to ask and I check it out...

www.vags.net.au/Toyota-Landcruiser-LPG.htm

My Prado uses injected LPG system from the same guys.

Stan
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