LPG Conversions

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by rollingrog, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. rollingrog

    rollingrog Deleted User

    Hi, can anyone out there tell me if it is possible to convert my diesel lunar 780 to LPG, seems confusing as many say it has to be dual fuel, how much does it cost to convert? any ideas would be gratefully received.


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  2. Geo

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    As far as I Know
    Diesel to LPG is still in its very early stages and almost experimental and very exspensive
    Petrol to LPG is of course old hat
    Pehaps someone on here knows better
    Geo
    Ps welcome to the fun
     
  3. Road Runner

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    The people are very good LPG converters so might be worth a phone call

    Diesel/LPG BiFuel
     
  4. rollingrog

    rollingrog Deleted User

    LPG Conversion

    seems like i'll have to keep the government kitty going by buying more diesel then!
     
  5. rollingrog

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    What Car to Tow

    Any ideas on the best car to tow, want the smallest possible
     
  6. Geo

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    Check out the post I tow a liegier or something like that theres nothing lighter than one of those, you'll see what folk are towing, the most common are Smart cars,
     
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    Forgot to answer your second half of the question, those Diesels that have had a kit made for them require the engine to start on Diesel and then switch over to LPG, ie duel fuel, starting and running a diesel on LPG 100% hasnt been sorted yet to my knowledge
    Geo
     
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    Heh Geo I think Sooty pretty cool



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  9. Geo

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    So thats where my Pic went, Youv'e got it:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
    Peter the Pic above is My RV with a Dihatsu Hi Jet 6 seater Mini Mini bus, also known as a Sooty Wagon or more lately the Boozer Cruiser
     
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  10. American Dream

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    AFAIK you cannot run PURE lpg on a diesel ris at the moment.

    LPG does not ignite at the compressions required to detonate diesel fuels without spark assistance.

    The current method still requires a percentage of the original fuel (diesel) to be injected alongside the lpg.
     
  11. matrizx

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    Bio Diesel

    Hi All

    You could try bio diesel, or alternatively make your own. There are kits out there that will give you a litre of fuel for about 30 pence.
    LPG will only get more expensive as time goes by.
     
  12. American Dream

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    Just working out where to put my 2 x 100 litre lpg tanks at the moment.

    Have found a local fitter that can install and fully test the system.:thumb:

    That's my #1 project at the moment....

    I see petrol is gradually going up again....


    What excuse now???:Eeek:
     
  13. Andy - V8 Diesel

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    Hi i now make my own bio diesel with the etruk 100 bio machine from here etruk (ecotec resources uk) - Home get all my veggie oil for free from the local take aways so after processing it costs me about 15plitre:Eeek::thumb::thumb: also the glycerin what is the wast i turn into soap.:thumb::thumb:
    This is the best thing to do to save on fuel cost you soon get your money back on the machine
    also they give you a training course on how to use the machine:thumb::thumb:

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Having just been laid low by diesel bug just a reminder, especially if making your own bio, to use a biocide to prevent diesel bug.
     
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    Hi Andy .. very interesting, but nothing on the site about cost of training or equipment ..

    Jim
     
  16. Andy - V8 Diesel

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    Hi there jim if you ring this number Ian on 07772 329223 he will tell you the prices. I think the small etruk 50ltr is £995+vat :Eeek:and the one i got is £1600+vat:Eeek: and the training is free :thumb:if you buy a machine.

    I was lucky he had a second hand etruk 100ltr i got it for £800 fully serviced:thumb: with new filters and he threw in 120ltrs of veg oil:thumb: for me to do my own first batch training was free also.
    Takes about five hours for the training with full phone back up if needed very helpful man.

    This machine makes proper 100% bio and takes out the harmful glycerin.
    I may be out on the prices so ring to make shure hope this helps.

    My truck runs better than ever on 100%bio and at M.O.T they had trouble getting an emission reading it was that low:thumb::thumb:
    But when running in the cold weather better mix with normal diesel to aid starting.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread:Eeek:
     
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