Re: LPG.

I ran my VW wasseboxer on LPG for 30 miles before my engine
conversion. It ran really like this but I also had the occasional
backfiring proble.
I now have an injected LPG system on my Subaru engine and it is eons
away from the old venturi type systems.
It still starts on petrol but has completely smooth changeovers, one
cylinder at a time.
If it wasn't for the click of the solenoid on the LPG tank opening
there is no way you would know it has changed.

I have not had a reliable odometer (one of the parts I need!) so can
not give you fuel consumption comparisons.
It is still a cheap alternative for our fuel guzzling buses and
despite the knockers saying that LPG would be the price of petrol by
about, oh, 10 years ago I think, that has not happened.
Then of course if you consider the considerably lower emission levels
of a vehicle running on LPG compared to petrol then I think it is a
great option.

My 2c worth ;-)

Andy,
Ceduna.
Sorry, that should read 30000 miles!
Andy,
 
Thanks for this very informative post.  This is not 2c, this is a pot of gold.
 
Les
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 11:08 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: LPG.

I ran my VW wasseboxer on LPG for 30 miles before my engine
conversion. It ran really like this but I also had the occasional
backfiring proble.
I now have an injected LPG system on my Subaru engine and it is eons
away from the old venturi type systems.
It still starts on petrol but has completely smooth changeovers, one
cylinder at a time.
If it wasn't for the click of the solenoid on the LPG tank opening
there is no way you would know it has changed.

I have not had a reliable odometer (one of the parts I need!) so can
not give you fuel consumption comparisons.
It is still a cheap alternative for our fuel guzzling buses and
despite the knockers saying that LPG would be the price of petrol by
about, oh, 10 years ago I think, that has not happened.
Then of course if you consider the considerably lower emission levels
of a vehicle running on LPG compared to petrol then I think it is a
great option.

My 2c worth ;-)

Andy,
Ceduna.