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    Question LPG conversion info

    Sorry if this is in the worng place but.

    Dose anyone know much about the LPG conversion, my m8 was saying that the government still pay towards doing it (or around 75% of it) or have they stoped now?

    was looking around and got a quote of these http://www.greenfuel.org.uk
    for about £1500 but they could save me £400 or around that.

    so if anyones had this done i wouldnt mind know what the crack is with it all.
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    The government stopped the grants scheme towards the cost of conversions a while ago now. Unfortunately it now makes the cost of conversion out weigh the benefit. If you do a few calculations over a 3-year perios you wil start to realise that even to break-even over that time on the cost of conversion you would have to be doing mega miles. You also have the additional downside of loosing your spare wheel well. We also found that because LPG converted cars run hotter they had a tendancy to go through headgaskets quicker usually around the 50k mark.

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    There are several internet sites for LPG conversion, just google "lpg conversion". Some of them include a calculator of savings because it's very variable, depending on annual mileage, fuel consumption as well as the cost of conversion.

    As stated, the grants have gone, so now it only makes sense on large powerful petrol engine, eg Range-Rover V8, because diesel will match the running costs at high annual mileages. It really isn't worth it under 2 litres.

    The conversion costs vary, some are single point, others multi point, others still sequential multi point - as with most things, you get what you pay for!

    I'm currently researching buying a Vectra 2.8 turbo and getting that converted. The running costs will be the same as a 1.9 diesel but higher performance and I'd never recoup the conversion cost..
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    sequential multi point is the way to go

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    oh well, seeing is how theres no Gov funding and i only have a 1.8 ill just leave it be.
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