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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.
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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.

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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.

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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 :)
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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.

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