is lpg any good

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is lpg any good

Post by jacksun1987 »

Bloke at work said he saw a xantia for sale 1.8 lpg x reg just wondering how much get per gallon are they good just general stuff

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Re: is lpg any good

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Not sure about the mileage (I haven't ever had an LPG vehicle), but have you seen the cost? It is about half the cost of petrol.

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Post by Northern_Mike »

They get a little less mpg. I used to get about 15% less mpg on LPG in my Jeep Cherokee than I did on petrol. Still well worth it though. It was cheaper to run than, in a weird coindicndence with the OP, our petrol 1.8 Xantia we had at the same time.

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Post by addo »

Go well with turbos.

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Post by jacksun1987 »

I do 40 Miles a day but I have a 110 hdi I out in 50 pounds a week but each time I put that in its slowly topping it up if you know what I mean basically I'm bit breaking even but slowly gaining bit more fuel each time I top up

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Post by Northern_Mike »

addo wrote:Go well with turbos.
Hell yes, my mate had an Impreza running on LPG. It ran massive boost and was running around 390bhp.

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Post by steelcityuk »

My XM 2.0 TCT went as low as 15 mpg on LPG. I sold it and bought my 2.1 SED XM. Runs on veg/bio mix. New veg oil is currently under £14 for 20 ltrs at the wholesalers. It's not as fast but I don't have to keep the spare wheel in the boot - the tank was under slung. I would rather like a 3.0 XM with LPG tho.

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Is the car I'm on about could be this http://www.carenthusiast.com/news1809/citroen1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jacksun1987 »

Its not that one its a 1.8 forte conversion I cant insure ut becase it s lpg conversion

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Find a better insurer. Most of them don't care as long as you've got the installation certificate.

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Post by Trainman »

I run a Xantia 3.0 V6 auto on LPG, the car runs exceptionally well, I am currently in the process of having a Peugeot 407 converted, the Xantia on petrol gives me a return of about 25 mpg, here as the gas equates to 47.8 mpg if you equate pound for pound.

I have a 90 litre tank in the boot, and you have to allow a percentage of space for gas expansion, I can get about 75 litres in mine. I allow the car to do about 300 miles between top ups, but I have had upwards of 350 miles out of a tank.

Insurance wise, I have no problem with insurance, I use a company called Chris Knott and they have been fine.

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I've got this rubbish eco co-op one was with co-op before then kwik fit wish I stayed with kwik fit I think the eco coop one has nothing to-do with co-op

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I phoned back the insurance. It wasnt one there computer. I didnt say anything this time. About it being lpg. So i can insure the car. If its all one the v5. Would the car be classed as standard. So that if i did make a clam. I would still be covered. Last time i told them it was lpg they said no. This time i didnt and i could go with it.

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No.

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Post by jacksun1987 »

by the time runs out it will be good does anyne on here want to buy her seems sso good 1 owner from new full service history