LPG Conversion for 80 series 95 model

Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:45
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Hi,

I have a 95 model 80 series 4.5 litre petrol and I am thinking of having it converted to LPG. Can anyone advise me as to whether it is a practical thing to do and has it any effect on fuel consumption, vehicle performance etc.

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daza71
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Reply By: Gazal Champion - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:25

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:25
Hi Daza,

I had a 97 80 series which I had converted to gas and it was brilliant. Don't hesitate mate, get it done while the government is still giving out the rebate of $2000 to private users. You won't regret it.

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Reply By: daza71 - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:09

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:09
Thanks heaps mate.
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:26

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:26
Daza,

I had a 93 model with duel fuel and it was awesome. Didnt loose much in the way of power when on LPG and used about 23L/100

The only thing with them from memory is that they can burn out valves and thats why I had the auto upper cylinder lubricant dispenser installed in mine.

Hope this helps,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Ray - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:45

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:45
I also have a 93 ser 80 on LPG. It was installed when the vehicle had 70,000 on the clock. It has now done 225,000 with two trips around the block with a 17' 6" caravan in tow. I haven't noticed much in the drop in performance but I do have an oiler on the air intake ( after the air filter) and use good quality two stroke oil in it.
Apart from oil changes, spark plug changes and a tune up the vehicle has not cost me anything in repairs. Mine is an auto.
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Reply By: farouk - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:18

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:18
We have a 97 80 series and the only comment I could add is do NOT forget to have your valve adjustments checked every 40000 kms or even less, they are notorious for burning out exhaust valvesand very costly job if it does, there was a guy in caravan park at Rocky where we were last year had to get his fixed and it cost him $4000. Both times we have had ours checked the exhaust valves needed adjustment so be aware. Farouk
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:40

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:40
Hi i have 95 80 series on lpg.
Lpg is expensive in the bush and hardly worth it.
Around the big smoke you will get a saving.
But add to the cost of expensive valve adjustment every 40k.
Runs very good on lpg very little to no power loss.
I have had a Unichip fitted about $1300 and dyno tuned.
and now have more power on lpg.
you will need to by a spare tyer carrier or keep the spare in the back.
I have also fitted a flash lube. to help reduce valve seat recesion.
As lpg as others have said is hard on exhaust valves.
and need checking every 40.000klm.
and are costly to adjust if you can't do it your self.
My exhaust valves need adjusting now after 40k.
I hear the new injected lpg systems give better economy
but the injectors only last about 40k talking to cabbies?

Would i fit lpg again NO.

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Reply By: joff1 - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:43

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:43
We had a 95 mod 80 series on gas. I can't believe that anyone has one and it isn't on barby gas???
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