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How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:14 pm
by Notts_astra
Hi

I would just like everyones experience of LPG VS petrol....

Could you state your car + engine size and how far you get with 'X' amount of gas....

Thanks

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:33 pm
by Gilbertd
P38 Range Rover, 4.0 litre goes for anywhere between 170 and 230 miles to 66 litres of LPG depending on type of journey, load and how much welly I give it.

My old Saab was a 2.0 litre non-turbo and would do between 190 (thrashed around town) and 240 (cruising at 85) on 46 litres.

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:06 am
by pjpj
1600cc Astra G's (Mk4) anywhere between 260 and 390 miles on 50 litres.

Usually 300 miles per 50 litres.

How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:21 am
by Nytram
It would be nice to see this in a format of
Car CC and miles ie

Aygo. 1.0 150 miles on £10

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:00 am
by pjpj
There are a number of similar threads on here with this information.

It would be nice if someone built it into a spreadsheet format and screen grabbed it as an image to post directly on here. Remember it needs to be litres, not £pounds.

Oh..., good, thanks for volunteering Nytram.. I'm sure it'll be especially appreciated by new LPG inquisitors.

I think you will find that they are all pretty much the same, relative to engine size. There are the odd model that give poor mileage and some details on this forum are inaccurate due to a poor set-up.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9374&hilit=miles+mpg

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9410&p=61867&hilit=miles+mpg#p61867

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9244&p=60275&hilit=miles+mpg#p60275

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=8403&hilit=miles+mpg

As a good start.

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:01 am
by Tsipouro
Corolla 1400cc
700km with 50litres of LPG or 7,14lt/100km

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:36 am
by Speedy999
Honda Accord 2.4 250 miles on 45 litres ... "speedy" motorway driving :-)

This is a BRC system .. my last Accord was a self fitted Agis system

Honda Accord 2.4 270-280 miles on 45 litres.

Self fitted system out did BRC system ecomony wise :-)

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:15 pm
by jayc
The problem with miles per £10 is that it's dependant on price of fuel and unlike petrol LPG prices can vary by as much as 25% depending on where you fill.

For me it's about £10 for 90 miles in a 2.0 primera.

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:01 pm
by sorcerer
Nissan Maxima QX 3.0 SE Plus Auto gets between 180 and 240 miles to 55 litres depending on motorway or town driving, how much the car is loaded, how much wellie I give it, what colour underpants I'm wearing, what I had for dinner, which way the wind's blowing etc., etc. I think you'll get the idea :lol:

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:01 am
by skattrd
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/skattrd/155

£10 would get me about 90 miles - 2.0 Alfa 155

How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:27 am
by Nytram
1.6 BMW mini

100miles 13.25l.

7.56 miles to the l

34 mpg

100 miles cost £9.22

Petrol would gave cost £17+

Saving £7.78

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:42 am
by Sir Henry
I can beat the lot of you ...


After a fashion :oops:

1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
6.8 litre V8
14mpg on unleaded
11mpg on gas (Flashlube fitted)


My second car runs on filtered WVO :wink:

How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:28 pm
by Notts_astra
Thanks for the replies

What kind of miles would I get for £20 do you think?

Recently I did a petrol trip of 180miles which cost me £23. I was driving like a grandad and 90% was motorway

How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:02 pm
by Nytram
On mine the figures are showing 216 miles for me but I have only just started down the LPG road with this car, but I got a little less when a had a 1.8 406 I ran that for 3 years over 70000 miles

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:10 pm
by Sir Henry
In The Old Girl £20 of fuel would give:

46 miles on petrol @ an average price of £1.34/litre for unleaded

or

63 miles on gas @ an average price of 76.6P/litre for LPG.

The Toyota runs on WVO which costs about 55P/litre and @ 30mpg will go for 240 miles!

Guess which car I use to tow my caravan :lol:

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:31 pm
by Gilbertd
Notts_astra wrote:What kind of miles would I get for £20 do you think?
It all depends on whether you are paying 70p per litre or 85p per litre (both viable prices at the moment). £20 would get you anything from 28.6 litres to a mere 23.5 litres. That's over a gallon more for your money if you are paying the cheaper price. You cannot compare fuel consumption on price because it varies so much between suppliers and areas of the country, you have to use quantity.

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:13 pm
by billynoband
80-90 miles out of a tenner roughly, or 250-270 miles out of £30-33 worth or 26-30 mpg on lpg roughly at between 65-75 ppl out of a 1600 cc Zafira with Zavoli multipoint self fit. All figures depend on price and type of journey.

How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:49 pm
by Notts_astra
@ Billy ......how far does a tenner take you in petrol. Also how much does it cost per litre

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:22 pm
by billynoband
No idea really.
All I know is petrol is 131p around here and before I had a lpg conversion I used to get 30mpg mixed driving but on a long slowish run the car would do over 40mpg easily as do most 1600cc petrol cars nowadays. Lpg gives me nowhere near that figure on a run. Good job most of my driving is around town where lpg economy is good.

Re: How far do you get with LPG? eg. How many miles for £10

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:42 pm
by lpg-jag
I just got 212miles out of 46L @ 70p/l mainly m/way and 115mils out of 34L town driving in a 4.2L supercharges jag