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mikerhona
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Joined: 16 Feb 2006
Location: Cheshire England

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: LPG Reply with quote

Hi Guys
New to the forum, just joined tonight. 23.00hrs in England. Run a 99 4.0L Cherry Dual Fuel.
I was interested in 'childofthesky's' post about fuel consumption and was wondering about fuel in the US, I heard that the price is creeping up. We used to envy you lot over there only paying a few cents a gallon but it seems you're catching up.
So the main reason for the post is, how far along are you in converting your motors to Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)?
I bought my Cherokee with the conversion already done and whilst I have had a couple of problems with it I have to say it was down to the original conversion, done by a, not so professional company. All sorted now though.
The upside is the price I pay for the gas, which is half that of petrol.
I'm paying about 75cents for a litre of gas. There is very little loss of power, unnoticable really unless you have a lead boot.
So you never know, with your leader coming round to the fact that global warming will eventually kills us all, get those conversions done.
Good night US
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catheadred
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as soon as our leader gets finished stealing oil from the middle east our prices will go back down and we wont need lpg.cheerio
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catheadred wrote:
as soon as our leader gets finished stealing oil from the middle east our prices will go back down and we wont need lpg.cheerio

If you think we're going to see cheap gas again, I've got a bridge to sell you. rofl
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rofl

Moving this to Gen BS
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Code3TJ
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the days (during the first gas crisis - or was that the 2nd?) LPG/propane conversions were in style. Now the manufacturers are building CNG vehicles mostly for fleets. We had a few Ford Crown Vics and they sucked. CNG isn't as efficient as gas, so you couldn't go nearly as far on a tank (not to mention the tanks were huge.) We also had a lot of durability issues and ended up dumping them as soon as possible. UPS converted a bunch of their trucks (they call them cars) to CNG and I think most of the new ones come from the factory to run on CNG. Talking to their mechanics, the were doing frequent valve jobs on the older trucks.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just left England and I can tell you ... 50 pounds to fill up a Ford Focus is pretty damn steep...

I dont think we will ever see cheap gas prices again... But I hope it never catches the UK... Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$1.97 here across from campus Mr. Green





I should have gotten a pic...but oh well Rolling Eyes

I'd rather see everyone using biodiesel before LPG
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shotgun
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Texas alot of the ranchers did LPG conversions. Most of San Antonio, TX metro buses are LPG now so are the Water company light trucks and the Power company too.

As far as real world performance, I go to a Park where the owner has a v-8 converted cj-7. He says the 1 1/2 Foot by ~3foot tank he runs lasts about 3 days. Not so good when your only tooling around 800 acres.
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offroading.net
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where abouts in cheshire are you??
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swamp boy wrote:
I just left England and I can tell you ... 50 pounds to fill up a Ford Focus is pretty damn steep...

I dont think we will ever see cheap gas prices again... But I hope it never catches the UK... Mr. Green


The XJ cost £60, and my saab 9-5 £68 Shocked
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daggie
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Steve ^^^
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TJ Apex
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say about 80% of the local and state Government cars, trucks, buses and etc. here in Southern California have converted to CNG or LPG, purely for environmental reasons.
I've also seen quite a few Hydrogen cars roaming around in L.A..
Hell even GOV. Arnold S. had one of his Hummer H1's converted to Hydrogen not to long ago.

I'd never own a LPG or CNG vehicle though, to much of a P.I.T.A.
Hydrogen fuel cell or Like stevo, said Biodiesel ("smells like chicken!") would be the way to go.
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