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How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

I am going to go straight gas in my tc cortina. So I will most likely depart with all the petrol related items (fuel tank, fuel lines, etc).

What will the weight of all that stuff be?

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

I think it'll weigh about the same. Our LPG AUIII Forte weighs about the same as a Petrol one.

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

AUs have a plastic petrol tank. Somehow I don't think the TC does.
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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

I imagine there wouldnt be a huge difference as your replacing the fuel tnak with a gas tank and the lines weigh shit all anyway

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

Ive got the gas in already. So I suppose I just need to know who much a tc fuel tank weighs. To see if its worth taking it out.

Would it be hard to take out? Whats involved?

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

TC tank weighs maybe, 20kgs at best, have replaced mine many many years ago, it didnt feel that heavy, but all this from memory :0)

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

Really, there isn't a great deal to be saved, if you tanks always got fuel in it that will probably be your biggest saving.

Without fuel i'd say 15kgs tops.

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

Thanks for the info.

Its not much weight saving but I may as well bail it just the same. Plus I wouldnt mind welding over the petrol filler flap as well, before I repaint. Just for that a bit cleaner look.
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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

For sure, I removed all my petrol gear the same day as the XD went straight LPG. Moved the exhaust over too so it exists where the tank normally sits... always makes people who know XD's scratch their head!

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Re: How much weight will I save taking the petrol related stuff out when I go 100% LPG?

mums old xd had a twin system with no fuel tank.... looked awedsome, and sounded it too ....... performance wise.... frightingly quick

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