4wd on gas

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 16:20
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Does anyone have any experience or thoughts as far as 4wdriving capabilities on LPG.Info on all types of terrain as well as pros and cons and economy.Easter fun down Nannup!!
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 16:45

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 16:45
gday scotti i have a gq on gas did have a little trouble with the gas tank hitting on real rough stuff but when i put in 2" lift havnt had a problem with it went away for a week at easter with a friend with a new hilux diesel and went eveywhere he got.as for fuel we were running about $ for $ i use about 22 ltrs per 100 ks at about 50 cents pet litre he was using about 10ltrs at $1 per litre.power loss is minimal.my next fourby will be duel fueleaster fun at jamison
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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 20:52

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 20:52
Just a couple of points to consider - availability and range - both important considerations for outback travel. For example there is no gas at The Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta so it's necessary to plan ahead for that sort of trip. Consumption being so high (eg in one of the replies 22l/100) severely reduces the range. I have a friend who swears by gas on his Patrol - he does 50K per year mostly city driving - so I guess it's horses for courses!!
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Reply By: William - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:15

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 22:15
Fitting gas today is unecomonical. You use 35% more gas than petrol and with the performance hit - no financial advantage.

Cost of gas fittment is about $2K. GST killed gas conversions and any advantage financially.

With all the weight and space gas takes there is no way I would even consider it. Never have enough space now for gear.
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 14:08

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 14:08
I picked up my vehicle with the gas conversion already done so someone else paid for the conversion and with todays gas price of 44 cents and ULP at 86 there is a definite financial advantage even though I use 20% more gas than petrol. Even though gas is not available in a lot of the out of the way places it makes getting there a lot cheaper. I always keep my gas tank full in such places and use petrol. If anything should happen to the the petrol system such as the fuel pump pack it in I can use the override and start the vehicle on gas which will get me 400k and hopefully out of trouble. I have a petrol and gas tank under the vehicle and still room for another tank, petrol, gas or water. Yep, I'm happy dual fuel.Hooroo
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:04

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:04
I know 3 people now that have removed the gas conversion completely as theres no advantage anymore.

Also the fact that some cars wear out faster on gas than go juice..


YMMV
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Reply By: David N. - Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 21:40

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 21:40
A good friend is in the used car business (not 4WD specifically)
He calls a vehicle with dual fuel a "bomb in the boot" and says he would cut quite a bit of value from such a trade-in.......
I'm not saying don't do it- but do your homework well and don't expect an increase in value at trade in time.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 23:51

Sunday, Apr 27, 2003 at 23:51
Wouldn't fit gas from scratch anymore. Savings are not there. Hard to tune to both fuels. I have two landcruisers and a Surf all diesel, way more economic and simple to run.
Royce www.funshow.com.au
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