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    Petrol to diesel conversion

    I have an astra 2.0 petrol an lovely driving car and in great condition, BUT way to hard on fuel, so my idea is, why not convert it to diesel. Not a 2.0 DTi, but either a 2.2dtiI, or, a 1.9 Cdti.

    How easy, or hard would this be to do, or is it worth doing. Anyone with a link to a project, advice etc, would be welcomed!
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    what about LPG ??

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    It depends on your definition of easy! Also is cost an issue?

    Obviously it could be done, but the cost involved of replacing the engine along with all the other bits like the fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel line etc to avoid contamination would far outweigh the benefits of diesel economy.

    Petrol engines aren't that thirsty if they are serviced regularly as long as you are very careful with your right foot, keep under the speed limits and think about the traffic ahead and avoid stop/starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    what about LPG ??
    The problem with retro fitting LPG is you have to sacrifice interior space for the tank, which for me is at a premium!

    Also in Cornwall it can cost quite a bit to install (into the £1000's) and there are few places to fill up.

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    it would probably be cheaper to just sell ur petrol and buy the diesel
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