140 Series Hilux On LPG Question ( '04 - 3.4 petrol traytop.)

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 17:25
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My young fella has just bought a 04/140 ser 3.4 petrol, from bis BIL. He's wanting to go duel fuel and fit lpg. He's been told it'll only take a 60 ltr tank underneath where the spare was. That's not real big, and hardly worth it. Just wondering if any of our learned 'Yota faithful have had lpg fitted to one, and how big a tank. He doesn't want to put it on the tray, only underneath.

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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 17:58

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 17:58
from my reading it looks like about 62-64 l is the maximum available for the Lux. He should also remember that you can only fill the tank to 80% capacity to allow for heat expansion. People I have spoken to with the conversion all agree that it is really only viable if you do a lot of urban running around - frequent fill-ups, ease of access to supplies. Not something to be relied upon for an outback adventure. My brother has a 100s Cruiser with about a 40l LPG tank. A pain in the backside as far as frequency of fill-ups is concerned, but he does a lot of suburban miles around Brisbane and reckons he saves a fortune. Was able to have the gas fitted without sacrificing any of his petrol storage, so still carries a full petrol load when he goes bush.

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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 18:13

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 18:13
Much what I suspected and read as well Teege. I have a 85 ltr tank which holds 72 ltrs lpg, and gives me 450klm normal running in the Triton. The same fitter reckons Simon's 140 ser can only get a 60 ltr tank underneath, and he wants it mainly to do his regular run from Cessnock to Coonabarabran (350 ks) to off set travelling costs.
Normal bush cruising he'll still rely on his petrol, with the lpg as backup, if he goes ahead with the idea. I'll leave it up to him to do the sums.

Thanks mate .

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 18:47

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 18:47
G/Day Fred,..Leave it to him to do the sums?

Guess who"s Going to get the blame if it dosen't work out!....LOL

Always in that prediciment with my lot!

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 20:51

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 20:51
G'day Axle...

Yeah Mate...I know..... ;-) s'pecially when he's spending the $$$'s.
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