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by Active_Lad
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: FillLPG NextGen
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: FillLPG NextGen

Sadly not or at least if there is, it doesn't have LPG in the name! My understanding is that there are a lot more hurdles to get over when developing an app for the iPhone so whilst the community is much greater than WP or Android, the costs are much higher which tends to put off a lot of community-...
by Active_Lad
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: FillLPG NextGen
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: FillLPG NextGen

Something I would pitch for is a mobile friendly Website. Since there isn't an iPhone App, the current site is almost impossible to use with a Safari browser on an iPhone. Using the GPS functionality to find the closest station when using the mobile app would be a godsend.
by Active_Lad
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg
Replies: 30
Views: 8006

Re: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg

I think even I can see the difference there. Thanks! :D
by Active_Lad
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg
Replies: 30
Views: 8006

Re: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg

4.4 up to 2005 is the BMW engine, 4.2 Normally Aspirated and Supercharged (and a 4.4 fitted to the Range Rover Sport) fitted to later ones are Jaguar/Ford with valve seats made form I can't believe it's not butter. Thanks Gilbert. Is there a way of readily identifying the BMW engine as I have my ey...
by Active_Lad
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg
Replies: 30
Views: 8006

Re: Sorry if discussed before "vogue v8 petrol vs lpg

Do ALL the 4.4 RRs have the BMW engine? Looking around there seems to be a 4.2 and a 4.4 so wanted to be sure that I was looking at the right one as a possible LPG candidate.
by Active_Lad
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MoT fail on O2/Lambda score
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: MoT fail on O2/Lambda score

Very un-active on here. Just been enjoying cheap smooth motoring :) That said, I am suffering from a serious bout of "new car itch", but I'm struggling to come up with a solution that makes sense. The "Dash to Diesel" has limited the scope for petrol engines in proper 4x4's into the high end / perfo...
by Active_Lad
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheapest LPG Round by you
Replies: 41
Views: 3818

Re: Cheapest LPG Round by you

I'm sure "pile it high, sell it cheap" economics work here. If Hilton AugoGas (from what I can tell, probably the cheapest there is) can sell it at 52p and still make a profit, everyone else is making a wider margin based on the fact that it's a "niche" fuel. Yet what they generally don't realise is...
by Active_Lad
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Having Problems ?
Topic: MoT fail on O2/Lambda score
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: MoT fail on O2/Lambda score

A vehicle should be tested on the fuel it is running on when presented for test. I always TELL the tester that it's presenting on LPG when I take the car in, just to be sure. I wouldn't be surprised if some testers have never even seen an LPG vehicle so when they start it up, and it doesn't immedia...
by Active_Lad
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheapest LPG Round by you
Replies: 41
Views: 3818

Re: Cheapest LPG Round by you

Also at 69-75p a liter it really doesn't work out to be that good or much of a saving after the MPG drop and conversion cost. Yes its still cheaper but not that much when all said and done. It depends on how long you intend to keep the vehicle for and how much you paid for the conversion (professio...
by Active_Lad
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freelander 2 i6
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Freelander 2 i6

Urg. And there was me hoping it was a decent Volvo Engine, not Ford crud. Seems ill be scrubbing it off my list!
by Active_Lad
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freelander 2 i6
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Freelander 2 i6

classicswede wrote:The engine is US Ford
Explains the fuel consumption.... :) What's the best location for the tank. Is FlashLube required?
by Active_Lad
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freelander 2 i6
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Freelander 2 i6

I've been considering a Freelander 2 i6 for a while, but wonder how well they convert? My existing Grand Vitara (which I will keep) has an undermounted 70L tank so I didn't lose any boot space and I'd like to do the same with the Freelander. Any thoughts on possible locations for the tank (and size)...
by Active_Lad
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UKLPG comments
Replies: 578
Views: 42736

Re: UKLPG comments

I'm not sure you can really compare UKLPG with VOSA. The former is essentially a trade body whereas the latter is a Government Agency that is backed by statute. If you fall foul of VOSA, not only can you lose your ability to conduct MoTs, but I suspect VOSA aren't against a prosecution if they feel ...
by Active_Lad
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG pumps starting to disappear ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: LPG pumps starting to disappear ?

There is also a big Calor Gas Complex nearby with a pump for Autogas. I stopped using them a few years ago as they were over the top as well, which is odd as I'm sure they refill the Morrisons selling it at 69.9p. Not uncommon I would suspect. My local Jet sells LPG 5p/litre cheaper than the nearby...
by Active_Lad
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UKLPG comments
Replies: 578
Views: 42736

Re: UKLPG comments

VOSA picked up that his failure rate for lights not working was below average and checked up. He was told in no uncertain terms that he had to fail the vehicle, then fit a new bulb, then "retest" it - he couldn't fit a new bulb and pass it :roll: Ditto. My car was failed about three years ago becau...
by Active_Lad
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Gas Stations, Prices and Economy
Topic: LPG in Scarborough
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: LPG in Scarborough

If you're planning on heading north for the day, you've also got Four Lane Ends Service Station in Whitby. Good price too!

http://www.fourlaneends-whitby.co.uk/
by Active_Lad
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grand Vitara and Flashlube
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Grand Vitara and Flashlube

I had my V6 Vitara converted 70,000 miles ago with a single point FlashLube to be sure and it hasn't missed a beat. Still runs smooth and sweet and I've saved £4K+ compared to running it on Petrol only :D
by Active_Lad
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG pumps starting to disappear ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: LPG pumps starting to disappear ?

Tesco seems to have an anti lpg stratagy for customers.... I think Tesco have an anti customer strategy, but that's another discussion... :lol: What some LPG retailers seem to forget is that the whole reason to convert is to save money. By definition, that makes us much more price sensitive and we'...
by Active_Lad
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LPG filling time
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: LPG filling time

I guess we are talking averages here. Litres 1-10 probably take 4 seconds on average. Litres 50-56 (on a 70 liquid litre tank) about 40 seconds! I think it often depends on how gutsy the actual pump is rather than the distance from the main tanks. Morrisons at Spalding (tanks close to the pump) fill...
by Active_Lad
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Running a V8 on LPG
Topic: Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 running Vogels LPG System
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 running Vogels LPG System

Range is probably somewhere between 100 and 300 miles and most likely smack in the middle. When I had my Vitara done, I had a cylindrical tank put in place of the petrol tank and had a smaller petrol tank put into the ladder chassis. I guess one option might be to go for a donught and an undermount...