Results from my Diesel/Gas conversion....

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:36
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Howdy folks.

Just thought Id post some results from my Diesel/Gas conversion if you are interested?

Like most 1HZ's (non turbo'd) I imagine, I used to get anywhere between 12-13 litres per 100km highway. A bit more when wizzing around town. Now, on my last few highway outings, I have averaged 10.9, 11.1 & 11.2 with similar highway driving. Not a bad improvement.

I did the conversion for a couple reasons. 1st, I couldnt afford a turbo to be fitted (& also bit concerned about longevity of motor) & schools & organisations I worked with sponsored me to do so. So, If I can get better power & economy & less carbon emissions at a cost effective price, I thought why not (especialy how I have heard alot of good stories about it).

Outlay normally = $4500. gov grant - $1500. school assistance = $1000, so $1500 it cost me.

As well as better economy I have noticed more power (bit perkier), particularly much longer 'legs' up hill. I also like the fact that I am reducing my carbon emissions. Whether you agree with carbon induced climate change or not, its nice to know that you are polluting less into the air.

I have felt that its driving better as time goes on (maybe my imagination?). Like it does claim, maybe its clearing out the carbon deposits & soot, restoring a bit of power & extending engine life.

Either way, Im happy with it. Suppposed to be even more effective when applied to a turbo. Might be a handy idea for travelling around Aussy....


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Reply By: Geepeem - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:50

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:50
HI Rowen,

Thanks for posting that - its good to hear firsthand feedback.
What system did you use?
I was very impressed with the GasTek system on the New Inventors about 2 years ago.
I would be interested in any feedback you can provide on the different systems you considered and why you eventually chose the one you did.
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Reply By: bobldo - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 14:05

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 14:05
Geez Rowen, you sound as though you work for them !!. Business a bit slow at the moment ???? Only joking LOL. good to hear its working well. Interested to know the longevity of the motor. Cheers. Bob.

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Reply By: putrol - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 18:26

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 18:26
glad your happy with it
Outlay normally = $4500. gov grant - $1500. school assistance = $1000, so it cost you $2000 to save about 1 ltr($1.50) per 100ks thats over 1300 ltrs ($2000)
thats about 12000ks to break even one good trip away should fix that
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Follow Up By: Wimmera - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 21:21

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 21:21
I reckon you will have a lot of fun getting your money back on fuel savings.

100ks = $1.50
1000ks = $15.00
10,000ks = $150.00
100,000ks = $1500.00

Yes glad your happy

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 15:27

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 15:27

I agree with the feeling of more power/torque. I use a ScanGauge and turning the gas on and off with the cruise control set at a given speed you can see the throttle opening required to maintain the speed. A typical reading would be 47% without gas, dropping to 32% with gas switched on.

Regardless of fuel savings, I appreciate the improved driveability and increased range.
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