LPG Coversion

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:35
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I am in the process of converting my V8 Landcruiser to LPG. Anyone out there had any good/bad experiences with conversion places in Perth?Best quote so far is $4500 (less rebate) for direct injection. Looking forward to your responses
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Reply By: Gobumpy - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 13:04

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 13:04
Hey mate

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Follow Up By: mutua - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 18:38

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 18:38
Slightly off topic but can you expect increased engine wear when running LPG as something I would be a little worried about.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 20:01

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 20:01
As LPG burns cleaner than petrol you can expect decreased engine wear.
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Reply By: desray (WA - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 01:21

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 01:21
Not near Wangarra are you ? Northside not good
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Reply By: Member - Glenys & Ken Taree - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 13:23

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 13:23
Dont touch LPG, my travel companions got stuck in Darwin for 3 weeks waiting for spare parts for their V8 land cruiser caused by fitting LPG.....it also cost them $10,000. Avoid it like the plague......$4500 buys a lot of petrol, and when you get to outback country towns, the price of LPG is almost the same as unleaded petrol.
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Follow Up By: dazren - Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 17:47

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 17:47
Yep !!!!! and don't touch Diesel either !!! guy from work also got stuck in Darwin, with his new Hilux, bad fuel = stuffed Injectors = over $8000
Another guy i know in Melb, also had bad fuel ind stuffed his Injectors in a 2 year old Statesman on petrol.
Breakdowns can happen anywhere, at anytime, no matter what fuel you run
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Follow Up By: Bobba - Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 20:26

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 20:26
A mate at work needed 2 new injectors for his V8 diesel Troopy and he too had to wait a couple of weeks, all this while on a 6 month trip with his family. Wasn't too impressed having to wait but at least it could have been worse places than Broome. So yep, can happen to any vehicle, petrol, lpg or diesel.

Mark.
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 18:29

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 18:29
"A million taxis can't be wrong....."

LCCB, I purchased my new V8 100 series from the Toyota dealer with LPG (vapour injected) installed in 2004. The vehicle is my daily drive and has 236,000 odd kms on it.
It uses no oil, it runs as strong as new and I have little problems with it.

Bush. I use LPG to the last place I can fill up then use petrol and top up as I go using the 80 ltrs of LPG as a sub tank. (keeping a quarter of a tank of petrol).

I do get the vehicle serviced correctly and have changed the timing belt at 150k, at 210,000 I had water pump changed out and while out the timing belt changed. I also asked for the heads to be removed and checked for valve burn and any wear or scoring from constant LPG use.

This is my 3rd vehicle to be converted to LPG,
1989 Ford Maverick 4.2ltr
1994 Toyota 80 Series 4.5ltr (purchased in 1999).
and now the 2004 100.

My personal experiences and facts with details not hearsay.

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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 20:25

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 20:25
Great response Tony,

I have a similar history and also can confirm my entire experience with LPG vehicles has been positive.

In years past I would clock up to 120,000km per year on LPG without any issues whatsoever.

BW
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Reply By: dazren - Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 18:26

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 18:26
Gidday LCCB, go for it, those who have a history with running Lpg will sing it's praises,those who have not, will always know of somebody's cousins sister who has had problems,
I have been running Dual/Fuel for the last 25 years, the early ''venturi'' systems i would rate as ' good but the later Direct Injection Systems I rate Fantastic.
In my line of work, I travel approx 70 - 80000 Klm a year all on Lpg, and have done this for 12 years, still waiting for those problems, that someones cousins sister had [ LOL ] I would estimate that i have covered one and a half million Klm on Lpg
As for towing with Lpg, I have 2 long time friends that we travel with often, last year we went from Ocean Grove Vic. to Hopetoun Lake in Vic. and did a price comparision on towing cost

Veh 1 2011 Colarado twincab Dual Fuel towing 2400 kg Full Van
Avg 25 Ltrs per 100 k @ O.66 per ltr = $16.50 per 100 Klm

Veh 2 2004 L/Cruiser V8 Duel Fuel towing 2550 kg Full Van
Avg 29 Ltrs per 100 k @ o.66 per ltr = $19.14 per 100 Klm

Veh 3 2002 L/Cruiser Diesel towing 2800 kg Full Van
Avg 17 Ltrs per 100 k @ 1.45 per ltr = $24.65 per 100 Klm

Sure !! if you Tow ALL the time and mainly OFF the beaten track, then Diesel would be the way to go, because of the low down torque and avaiilability of diesel. but if that's not the way you travel IMO Lpg is the way to go. dazren
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at 20:02

Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at 20:02
Hi LCCB
I have converted my 125 SERIES Prado to dual fuel I would suggest you have Flash lub installed it is a upper cylinder lub

Some engines which are petrol have soft valve seats

DLPG engines have hardened valve seats because LPG is a dry type fuel

I have done over 40000 ks on the LPG IT GREAT i am glad i did it for towing
Terry
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