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Old 08-10-2003, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

my cars currently dual fuel and am seriously considering heading to Gas Research PC in Frankston/Dandenong to look at a straight LPG setup on my EF.
Any one have any ideas, concerns or the likes as to what could be done.
i'd like to actually get some decent performance out of my car but still wanna keep it cheap to run.
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Old 08-10-2003, 22:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

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my cars currently dual fuel and am seriously considering heading to Gas Research PC in Frankston/Dandenong to look at a straight LPG setup on my EF.
Any one have any ideas, concerns or the likes as to what could be done.
i'd like to actually get some decent performance out of my car but still wanna keep it cheap to run.
I prefer straight LPG on all my cars. Setup properly gas can make just as much power as unleaded but heaps cheaper. Gas reasearch are the best, i would suggest them above all others (if you can afford it!).

You'll be wanting a new cam ground for straight LPG and for a 6cyl I suggest wade cams. Also having the head shaved to get compression up to around 10.5:1 is cheap mod and will be fine with LPG.

With a good exhaust and a mod chip you'll find the engine should run hard. Even if it does consume more gas, its still half the price of unleaded!
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

is the petrol system able to be competely removed?
are lpg tanks able to be fitted anywhere other then in the boot?
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

There are tanks you can get which can be placed under the boot, where the petrol tank was, or so i'm told.

They use 2 or 3 smaller diameter tanks and join them up.

Gas Research should be able to put you on the right track to finding one.
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

ah nice, i'd deffinately be after some more LPG room! 80L tank won't be enough :)
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

I dont know what the capacities are, but i'm pretty sure its the same design Ford use on the dedicated LPG falcons.
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ive also seen a donut talk that fits into the spare wheel well too, thats if u dont mind losing the wheel.
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

yeah i've seen the donut tank, i'd prolly wanna keep my spare.
after blowing 4 tyres in 2 months, i don't wanna risk it.
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Re: opinions on putting my EF on Straight LPG

thats gotta suck with 17s!!!

as people have said - straight LPG set up properly will make just as much power as on petrol, but the bonuses with LPG are many:

it costs less to boost it - LPG is really cold, so your intercooling requirements are less.

it has a higher octane rating than petrol, so you can run a few more pounds boost then you otherwise would with a given setup.

once you get the mixers tuned right you only need a chiptorque chip or something - it only has to control spark, and thats very easy to do (in comparison to tuning air/fuel and spark) so less time on the dyno and more time frying tyres - thats gotta be good :D

and the LPG tanks are heavier, so more traction for launches tee hee hee...

and i also runs a lot cleaner - 99% of turbo cars out there with any non-factory mods wouldnt pass an epa test - lpg does
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