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#1 Post by Alexis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:38 pm

Hello folks thought I'd introduce myself. New to the world of LPG. My name's Ryan from Fife.
Looking to do my own conversion as proper ones are extortionate and I'm a self taught mechanic.

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#2 Post by richard_ha » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Hi, welcome. I did much the same thing!
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#3 Post by Alexis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:07 pm

Thanks Richard. I was reading through your Prelude conversion threads. Seem's right up my street :D.Can't wait to do mines just have to decide on a car and find the correct legal route.
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#4 Post by john_d » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:38 pm

1st times always daunting, what car you got?
Subaru Impreza WRX

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#5 Post by Alexis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:53 pm

I drive a diesel Astra just now. I'll keep this as my daily and was thinking either Audi A4 1.8T quattro or mk1 Golf for the conversion. Depends which car will likely give the most successful result.

Am I right in thinking that a carburetted car is the easiest i.e. minimal electronic programming?
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#6 Post by Tubbs » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:03 am

Yes carbs are easier to convert, but tricky to get set up, and you always run the risk of ignition faults or lean running causing a backfire. And you may struggle to find a mixer these days.
An Audi 1.8 turbo (non FSI) is a really good and pretty strightforward conversion, on an injection system. But dont go cheap, you need a reducer that will supply good and constant pressure on boost. They never fail to impress me on how well they run on gas.
Yes they are a little more complex to convert. But you will have a bigger saving with an injection system than with an open loop carb set up.
Depends what you are looking for i suppose...

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#7 Post by Alexis » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Was leaning towards the Audi and you have just convinced me. What attracts me to it is the performance of a petrol with the fuel cost of a diesel. I had an Audi A4 1.9TDi quattro running on veg oil but couldn't get a constant supply.
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