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How does LPG work?

Our LPG Conversion works in exactly the same way as a normal petrol engine, just with a different fuel system. Everything about your vehicle remains the same but a separate fuelling system is added with its own tank, piping, ECU and injectors.

Converted vehicles become “Bi-fuel” – they can change between running on petrol or gas at a flick of a switch near the dashboard, even whilst driving. While LPG is a much cleaner fuel, there is less wear and tear on the engine and its life will be prolonged. LPG is also 100% lead-free, produces fewer emissions (which is why it attracts a lower duty rate) and causes less oil-contamination. Combustion is cleaner so your engine will be quieter and smoother to give a more echo friendly environment.

 

BiFuel Diagram

 

Earlier LPG systems are renowned for having problems when fitted to modern engines with all of their electronic wizardry. The car would detect that something wasn’t quite right and try and adjust the fuel flow, resulting in backfires, stuttering and occasionally more serious problems.

Thankfully, modern systems are now able to completely interact with most makes of vehicle and you will not know whether you are running on petrol or gas without looking at the switch.

LPG-converted cars are now starting to rise in residual value as buyers realise that they can run at half the costs of a normal car.

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What is involved in the conversion?

  • The conversion will result in a car that runs on both Petrol and Autogas (LPG).
  • A second independent fuel system is added to the car, which requires a dedicated tank.
  • The tank is usually fitted in the spare wheel well, but can sometimes be installed underneath the vehicle.
  • Tanks are available in different sizes so loss of boot space can be kept to a minimum.
  • Autogas liquid is purchased by the litre and is pumped into the vehicle tank via a hose, it becomes a gas just before entering the combustion system.