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Old 08-08-2012, 11:45   #1 (permalink)
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LPG conversion

Hello everybody,
I have a Ford Focus 2005 Engine Capacity 2000 and I want convert LPG.
Is the vehicle suitable for LPG conversion?

Does anyone have such a system to Ford?

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: LPG conversion

This gives you an idea what's involved ,

LPG Conversion Ford Focus - Autogas Experts

But check this also ,

" Hi, I have a ford Focus 1.6, 56plate. (37,000 miles)

I was going to get it converted, as i have had a conversion before (but not on a ford)
However my mechanic said the he had heard that LPG on ford focus had problems because of soft valve seats.
(Although he isnt an LPG specialist.)

Is this true, should i avoid conversion, or if i do get the valve seat replaced with hardened ones.

Conversion probably a BRC system with Flash lub kit. "

He is right, they do have soft valve seats, so they would need a flashlube, but if its installed from day one its ok. It's quite a popular car on gas and you hear of very few of them suffering. As everyone in the industry knows about it and fits some type of valvesaver system."
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Old 08-08-2012, 15:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: LPG conversion

This is from someone who hasn't had wrench on experience. Most octane engines don't do well with the conversion. LP engines are designed fro the ground up to run without the presence of a liquid fuel. The gasoline used also helps lubricate seals to some degree. There has been progress made in the last ten years or so in converting octane burners and they're more user friendly than the bio-fuel conversions, but the best way to go to LP is still to go with an engine that's designed from the ground up to be LP. Once again, I've not put wrenches on an LP conversion but I have read about them and no one has had any info that would make me want to be a beta tester.
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