LPG Falcons - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > LPG Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2003, 02:59   #1 (permalink)
Ford Fan
 
XR6000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 77
LPG Falcons

I was wondering how much cheaper is it to run a Falcon on LPG. Say an E-series Falcon I6? How much Km's do you guys get out of a full tank of gas and how much does it cost you to fill up a tank full of gas?

Is it really much cheaper or not that much cheaper than Petrol.
XR6000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-25-2003, 06:35   #2 (permalink)
Gonna miss the ED :(
 
EED-250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, W.A.
Posts: 733
With the fuel going way up its definately cheaper to go gas. THe old mans ef is on gas and it has better economy then my run about 82 Corona 1.8L. But remember that a full fuel tank will last you alot longer then a full gas tank and you may lose a tad of performance.
__________________
1994 ED 6CYL 14.8@92mph
EED-250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 13:24   #3 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 259
I had a LPG Futura and in general found that while the tank holds a lot more you typically (some times less) get the same distance as you would on a tank of petrol for the same car (88L v 68).

When LPG is around 40 - 45 cents and petrol 80 - 90 I found weekly fuel costs to be a third less (it was great). In dollar terms I was spending $25-30 where I would normally spend 40-45.
__________________
"Non-Engineer - Guinea Pig Type" - aka Wavy Gravy
Bluey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 16:08   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EFFalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Age: 30
Posts: 7,517
i have a 65litre LPG tank.
Around town i get about 450km's out of it.
when i drove to sydney on the weekend i got 400km's out of 45litres, so i'm thinking 550 - 600km's in highway driving :)
Mines an EF GLi
__________________
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.

In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.


Want your EF on effalcon.com? Drop me a PM!
E-Series Club Stickers Here!

E-Series Moderator/Membership Officer/Webmaster/Cruise Official
EFFalcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2003, 16:39   #5 (permalink)
Ford Tickford Experience
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 432
I have my AU I6 on duel fuel and usually get 350kms in city driving from approximately 55-60 litres which seems to be less than most people get here? But then my car is heavier with 17" wheels and bodykit and used mostly during peak hour, and also is Tickford which is supposedly thirstier? The tank is supposed to be 68litres but even with the trip computer beeping on 5km left I never can fit anymore than ~60litres.

I would look at the amount of kms you do a year and how long you plan on keeping your car so the initial outlay pays off? Fill up when it's at its lowest in the mid 40's and it costs around $26 to fill up. Cheapest petrol is low 90's and will cost around $55 to fill. Then you say the gas uses a third more so around $35 to get the same kms as for $55 of petrol, so in the end you still end up saving around $15-20.
__________________
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier -- just so long as I'm the dictator." -- George W. Bush (December 18, 2000)
fte22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > LPG Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Falcon's police role could go global TurboMan6 The Pub 23 02-18-2005 14:11
Ford Gives Au Falcons The Cold Shoulder Aussie Falcon Ford Racing Across the Globe 28 04-19-2003 00:31
Four New Falcons Launched on Top of City Building RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-23-2002 03:37
Run-out Falcons, $4000 off FPRXR-6 The Pub 4 08-08-2002 22:01
Just saw some AV Falcons (edited edition!) HP Dude The Pub 28 10-07-2001 06:26

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:39.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.