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Old 18-03-2019, 01:46 PM   #11
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I am tooing and frowing on the idea of LPG converting her to reduce fuel costs,
This is only my opinion but I wouldn't, seen too many people put off buying cars because they have LPG, if you do it, make sure it's a discrete install no putting extra filler holes in the wings or anything and get a kit that properly lubricates and can be removed when you come to sell.
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Thanks Starbuck88 - good advice.

I have had two LPG cars before, so I know there are drawbacks:

* Loss of space in the boot, or loss of spare wheel (or both).
* Potentially smaller range of tank, depending on size of tank fitted.
* Trouble finding garages that sell LPG.
* LPG systems are more sensitive to minor engine issues that petrol ones. (so any little issue needs attending to!)
* Slight loss of performance (although its never been enough for me to notice in the past).
* Unsightly filling point!

I've never had a problem selling a converted car mind? In fact whenever I see them they tend to tell pretty fast.

There are advantages too:

* LPG burns cleaner.
* It's around half the price of Petrol.

But I'll assess if it is worthwhile before I make any plans. From early indications it looks like it would save me around £2,400 a year in fuel. So worth doing if I intend to keep the car a few years. If I do it then there will be a tasteful and discrete filling point - no holes in the the side of the car for me!
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