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TeeMyob



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Best Candidate for LPG Conversion under £15,000 Please?

Getting a bit worried by all these Diesel Scare Stories!

TM

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Zebedee



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The easiest to convert are the 2002-2005 BMW M62 cars - though they are a lot less than £15k now.

All the 2006-2009 cars use the Jaguar engine, which can be converted, but need the extra oil feed system. The supercharged engines need extra fuel delivery pipes to keep up with the demand, though that's not a huge issue.

After that, most of the cars are diesel, and I'm not sure about the 5.0..

The most important issue is choose a good system and a good installer - the set-up is as critical as anything else. Best systems are Prins or BRC. Budget £2K-£2.2k for a decent system, payback is about 16,000 miles, then watch the savings mount up. I reckon to have saved nearly £10k in fuel over the past 8 years. 2004 4.4 Vogue (BRC LPG)
Sold: 2000 4.6 Vogue (BRC LPG)
Sold: 1981 In-Vogue
Sold: 1980 Ex-Army LWB
Sold: 1976 LWB
Sold: 1968 SIIA

Post #519480 24th Jun 2019 9:53am
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Gsxr1250dave



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Just buy an all ready converted l322 4.4 cheap as chips. You still can drive them in london unless they have been registerd as bi fuel before 2014 mine wasnt so isnt ulez compliant as tfl refuse to accept alternative fuels.

Even the new electric black cabs have a petrol engine running 24/7 to keep there batteries topped up as there is only x1 charging point for them

Post #519547 24th Jun 2019 6:47pm
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j_rov



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I've heard the 5.0 engines are difficult to convert due to the piezo injectors and that they fire multiple times per cycle. I don't know the details, but was thinking about converting a jag with the same engine and the was told it wasn't financially viable. __

2000 4.6 V8 HSE Oxford Blue

Land Rover History:
2010 3.6 TDV8 Autobiography Stornoway Grey
2001 Discovery 2 TD5 GS
1999 Discovery 2 V8i XS
1994 Discovery 300Tdi
1993 Discovery 200Tdi
1989 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.5EFi
1976 Series 3 2.25
1977 Range Rover 2 door 3.5 Carb

Post #519603 25th Jun 2019 12:27pm
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TeeMyob



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Gsxr1250dave wrote:
Just buy an all ready converted l322 4.4 cheap as chips. You still can drive them in london unless they have been registerd as bi fuel before 2014 mine wasnt so isnt ulez compliant as tfl refuse to accept alternative fuels.

Even the new electric black cabs have a petrol engine running 24/7 to keep there batteries topped up as there is only x1 charging point for them


So a 2002 4.4 maybe? Circa 150,00 miles for £2,800

Post #520243 1st Jul 2019 5:01pm
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ur20v



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Do you do enough miles and intend to keep the car long enough to make the system payback and then make savings of a suitable amount in value to make it worth while?

The diesel FF’s are good value and return go fuel economy for their size and performance

Post #520246 1st Jul 2019 5:38pm
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Jamiehol



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

TeeMyob wrote:


So a 2002 4.4 maybe? Circa 150,00 miles for £2,800


I know where there is a 2003 4.4 already LPG converted for sale with 92k on the clock if you are interested.

Post #520247 1st Jul 2019 5:52pm
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TeeMyob



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Oh yes please, do tell?. Thats what I have been looking at, ready LPGeed.

Post #520282 1st Jul 2019 9:29pm
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Jamiehol



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Have PM’d you.

Post #520289 1st Jul 2019 9:57pm
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TeeMyob



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Thanks

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steptoe



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Gsxr1250dave wrote:
Just buy an all ready converted l322 4.4 cheap as chips. You still can drive them in london unless they have been registerd as bi fuel before 2014 mine wasnt so isnt ulez compliant as tfl refuse to accept alternative fuels.





My LPG L322 has all the official certification and was registered as duel fuel in 2010, i pay the reduced VED, and it was allowed into the congestion zone without any charge but that benefit was removed when they got rid of the western congestion zone.
TFL do not recognise my vehicles as being ULEz compliant .

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