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#26 LPGsuperchargedBrumby

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:42 AM

Surprised more people aren't running LPG in old Subarus.


i don't know why more people don't run on LPG here....its literally under half the price of petrol....and i'm running nearly the same mpg on LPG that i was on petrol.....28 mpg (real gallons, not US/short gallons).

conversion costs a little bit but is soon made back at the price difference between the two fuel

#27 Cyfun

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

I think it will always boil down to the convenience issue. Dunno what it's like over there, but here only a handful of gas stations in town also pump LPG, and most of them won't let you do it at night. Then, if you're out in the middle of nowhere and need fuel, it's very unlikely to find a small fuel station that sells it. Or if you run out of fuel on a trail or something, if someone comes along with a gas can, doesn't do you much good.

But for something that's a daily driver and never leaves town, would be a great idea. I've been wanting to do an LPG or biodiesel conversion to something, just haven't found the right vehicle.

#28 silverhelme

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

Why not make it dual fuel so that you don't have to worry? www.http://ewsews.com/cnghome.html

#29 Cyfun

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Are you talking gas/LPG, LPG/CNG, or what? I've considered CNG as well, but apparently it's even harder to obtain here than LPG. Additionally, the price of LPG increased drastically this past year. Apparently it's close to the price of gasoline now, so that mostly defeats the purpose of the conversion. : /

#30 silverhelme

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

I was talking gas/LPG and the price is coming down right now on the coast. Last week I paid $2.20 a gal for LPG at a retail place. With the dual fuel you can run either one.You lose a little power on the gas because of the way this one is installed but you gain on the propane. If you want gas/CNG you could do that also. I've seen CNG prices locally for $1.69 gal retail.

#31 silverhelme

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

By the way I am following this build to see how it turns out.

#32 Cyfun

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

That's not bad. What kit did you use? Or did you custom make it?

#33 silverhelme

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

I think we need to move this to a new thread so as not to hijack LPGsuperchargedBrumby's build. I am really interested in how his build comes out. I will reopen a general discussion on propane conversion in this retrofitting forum.




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