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Author:  Gilbertd [ Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:28 pm ]
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I'd say they are being ripped off on forklift bottles. The current road fuel duty rate for LPG is 37.3p per kg, which works out at around 20p per litre. So by buying non-road fuel duty paid forklift LPG at 54p a litre, means that it would equate to 74p per litre at a filling station. If you intend remaining legal then it's cheaper to buy it from a filling station.

Author:  DanThe [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:59 pm ]
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Depends how cheap you can buy the bottles at the end of the day, anybody got a link on how to build one of these highly dangerous and illegal transfer pumps? :)

Author:  Gilbertd [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:04 pm ]
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Not dangerous if you do it properly and not illegal either. The only time it becomes illegal is when you fill your car from a bottle that you haven't paid road duty on and then use your car on the road. So it isn't the pump that's illegal, it's how you use it.

Author:  dan. [ Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 am ]
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BMW 523i (2.5 straight 6) - 65 litres gets me 300 miles of mostly urban driving

Author:  CJ1 [ Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:10 pm ]
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Hi, I run a 1999 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 V6 Petrol Automatic, I get 95 miles to £10 of LPG at 74.9p a litre, and 40-45 Miles from £10 of Petrol at 138.9p a litre combined town and bypass driving. I haven't got on the Motorway long distance yet with it.

Author:  john666 [ Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:18 pm ]
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I have Toyota Estima 2.4 non turbo

Petrol / LPG and I get aprox in London all town driving, most in busy times nothing over 30 mph slow drive ie 5 miles take 45 + mins
LPG @ 71.9 PPL currently – aprox 14 / 15 MPG equivalent

£10 at 21p per mile = 50 miles

If I fill up £20+ I get the red light and fill up costs the same £20+ depends on how run out the gas is, im never sure as had the car just over 3 months. When I got the care was bleeps out of LPG so I filled £44 @ 69.9 PPL so I guess there’s loads left, this fill is normally 120 – 140 miles mark and fill is around miles done @ 20p ish PPM replacement

Petrol I fill £20 and it lasts 600-800 miles that’s 6 – 7 week, not sure how to work that out so I say LPG costs me all in 25 PPM and that against 45-63 Derv in my Toyota Lucida so I am happy with the costs

Author:  mondeoman [ Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:37 pm ]
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On the basis of miles per £10, early results on my Honda CrV suggest around 72 miles per £10, or 14 pence per mile, compared with around 26 pence per mile on petrol.

It's a thirsty brute and always has been, though I do perhaps a higher than average proportion of urban miles.

Having finally got it set up to my liking I'm hoping the ppm might come down a little more.

Author:  Loz2286 [ Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:17 pm ]
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1961 Land Rover Series 11 2286cc

240 miles / 50 litres on petrol
220 miles / 50 litres on gas

Approx 35 miles / £10 on petrol
Approx 63 miles / £10 on gas

No brainer really.

Author:  tonyjones1968 [ Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:57 pm ]
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Just filled up today after the dredded beeps, 49 lts got me 201mls town crawlling at rush time! Mercedes Clk 320 ESGI system. thats almost 20 mpg on gas @0.68.9 a ltr. :lol:

Author:  LPGC [ Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:43 pm ]
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tonyjones1968 wrote:
Just filled up today after the dredded beeps, 49 lts got me 201mls town crawlling at rush time! Mercedes Clk 320 ESGI system. thats almost 20 mpg on gas @0.68.9 a ltr. :lol:


Is this the Yorkshire Tony whose CLK I sorted / repaired?

Simon
Lpgc

Author:  Ibby [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:59 pm ]
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375 miles from 71L 24MPG.
smashing it! :mrgreen:

Twin Turbo 0-60 320HP driven like its been stolen. :lol:

Author:  LPGC [ Sun May 04, 2014 4:30 pm ]
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My Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 Auto does about 85 cruising miles on £10 from the pump at 67p/L
Son's Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 does about 170 cruising miles on £10 from the pump at 67p/L

That's if you buy gas at the pump... A customer came the other day, he's a taxi driver, buys gas in 47Kg (93 litre) bottles for £45, fills his car from the bottles. Price he pays for gas works out at 48p/litre.

Author:  Gilbertd [ Sun May 04, 2014 9:18 pm ]
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LPGC wrote:
Price he pays for gas works out at 48p/litre.
That's because there's no road fuel duty added to the price. But risky for a taxi driver, if HMRC find out the first thing they'll do is seize his car.....

Author:  gon [ Mon May 05, 2014 11:12 am ]
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Hi guys.
My Citroen Xsara VTR 1.6 16v allows me to travel 600 miles with 80L of LPG
currently filling up at £0.699

56 pounds for 600 miles (+ a bit of petrols for start ups)
that will give me about 105 miles with 10 quid or 9.5p per mile

This is 80% of the time on motorway at 70MPH + VAT
:=)

Author:  LPGC [ Mon May 05, 2014 12:39 pm ]
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Gilbertd wrote:
LPGC wrote:
Price he pays for gas works out at 48p/litre.
That's because there's no road fuel duty added to the price. But risky for a taxi driver, if HMRC find out the first thing they'll do is seize his car.....


I know and I told the taxi driver but he already knew... He fills from bottles at home and seems to think there's little chance of getting caught. Like he says, once the fuel is in the vehicle it is indistinguishable from LPG bought at a pump. He says he declares some of the bottled gas he uses as road fuel (form EX101?) so if he gets caught he can use the get-out 'But I declare all the bottled gas I use'...

People are always looking for ways to reduce fuel bills, that's why I got into LPG... Before I got into LPG I looked into producing bio-diesel. To produce it properly, dangerous chemicals were/are needed and if the finished product didn't / doesn't meet government specs (the specs are demanding and producers do get inspected) then the full road duty must be paid on it, if made to spec biodiesel attracts less road duty (or at least it did when I was looking into it)... At the time, if the full duty had to be paid it wouldn't be viable to produce for a profit. Even if the product met government specs the cost to produce it would work out at just a few pence less than normal diesel... so I didn't do it. I taught a friend how to make it properly and he set up producing / selling it but, like most backstreet biodiesel producers, he simply filtered waste oil and passed it off as 'bio-diesel', so it didn't meet spec and should have attracted the full duty (but he didn't pay the duty - he's dead now so mentioning this won't do any harm!). He had people queing up to buy it but many vehicles had problems with their fuel pumps, clogged injectors, blocked fuel lines, etc. If he had made it properly to spec then the vehicles wouldn't have had problems with clogged pipes, filters, injectors, but some vehicles would need adapting to run on proper spec biodiesel (it attacks fuel system seals, so seals need to be changed to metal, a kind of catch22 situation). People still bought his biodiesel even though it was illegal (no road duty paid), could easily be discovered in their tanks, potentially damaged their vehicles and made their exhaust smell like an acrid McDonalds :lol:

The comparison:
Biodiesel is illegal if bought from an industrial estate (no duty paid) or will probably cost more than pump diesel if produced properly and fuel duty is paid - LPG is half price fuel and is legal if bought from a garage or gas depot (road duty is already paid).
Biodiesel can easily be detected in vehicles (a simple dip will find it) - LPG from any source is the same stuff, so once it is in the tank no test can point to where the fuel came from i.e. a garage forecourt or out of a bottle.
Biodiesel (the none spec simple filtered category) can damage injection pumps, injectors, clog filters, clog fuel lines, makes the exhaust smell nasty and leads to acid build up in the oil. This type of biodiesel is arguably a worse fuel for diesel engines than pump diesel. LPG is arguably a better fuel for petrol engines than petrol.
Biodiesel (the 'to spec' properly treated variety) is usually more expensive than simple biodiesel, usually even more expensive than normal diesel, and many vehicles using it need to be adapted (seals etc changed) first. Even this proper biodiesel can creat further problems in engines because it doesn't lubricate the expensive diesel fuel pumps, so often has to be mixed with normal pump diesel. To run on LPG no major engine parts need changing, though obviously the vehicle will need the additional LPG fuel system installing if it isn't already converted to LPG.
Garage forecourt biodiesel isn't really biodiesel, it is only a mixture of around 90% normal diesel and around 10% properly treated (to spec) biodiesel (B10). I believe it usually costs bus companies that use different mixes of biodiesel (up to B100) more to run their fleets than it would to run their fleets on pump diesel... They use biodiesel only because they think people will consider their company more environmentally friendly.

Plenty of people seem willing to run a diesel vehicle on anything that costs a bit less than pump diesel, even if they are aware of all the issues/risks mentioned above. People with LPG converted vehicles seem similarly willing to run their vehicles on LPG bought in bottles to save even more money than they would running their vehicle on pump LPG. The risks for LPG users (if avoiding road fuel duty) are arguably lower than for biodiesel (or red diesel) users and, since LPG is the same whatever the source, it is definitely less likely to cause vehicle problems.

Simon
www.Lpgc.co.uk

Author:  Gilbertd [ Mon May 05, 2014 6:41 pm ]
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LPGC wrote:
makes the exhaust smell nasty
But that's common with anything with a diesel engine no matter what type of fuel it's running on. They all stink. Try sitting on a motorcycle in stationary traffic behind a diesel with the fumes going up inside your crash helmet. I said it in another thread but I'll say it again, the damn things should be banned!

Author:  LPGC [ Tue May 06, 2014 1:09 pm ]
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Gilbertd wrote:
LPGC wrote:
makes the exhaust smell nasty
But that's common with anything with a diesel engine no matter what type of fuel it's running on. They all stink. Try sitting on a motorcycle in stationary traffic behind a diesel with the fumes going up inside your crash helmet. I said it in another thread but I'll say it again, the damn things should be banned!


I definitely agree all diesels stink in any case, and like you have noted Audi's seem to be particularly bad for it. I don't ride a bike but have noted this even when following them in another car or walking past them when they're parked up idling. But all diesels stink even worse when running on 'biodiesel' when 'biodiesel' means simple filtered waste veg oil... Normal diesel fumes are bad enough but when they stink like a burning mucky chip pan it's even worse.

Simon
www.Lpgc.co.uk

Author:  dodgeboy [ Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:54 pm ]
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the only time i worked out what my truck was doing i done a 220 mile round trip, to £50 gas averaging 14mpg. 50% of that was towing a vauxhall viva on a aframe behind the pickup and overtaking a numpty in a porsche 911 convertable. :lol:

Author:  robbie1944 [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:54 am ]
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2000 Saab 9.3 2lt turbo 105 miles £12.50 @0.65p per ltr Esgi lpg kit

I am happy with that

bob

Author:  E46CoupeM3 [ Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:50 pm ]
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E46CoupeM3 wrote:
1995 BMW E36 Coupe 2.8 litre

Gassed up, did the 104.6 mile round trip to work, gassed up at the same pump and it took £11 and change so I get about 90 to the £10


I should point out the first 45 mins of the journey is nose to tail crawling and takes 45 mins to get 8 miles


Well I get a little less than I used to these days, but gas is 5p cheaper than when I converted

Bought car on 123.000 miles
Gassed on 144000 miles
Now on 192,500 miles

So I've had it for just under 70,000 miles and done 48,000 miles on gas so far.

It's not doing too badly for it's age and mileage

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