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Hey all!

Just curious if anyone has done an lpg conversion to thier classic 900? Considering the huge hike in fuel prices i'm trying to think of ways to keep justifying keeping my Carlsson as an everyday drive. What are all your thoughts?

Hope to hear from y'all soon!

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Not done it myself but a good idea for a standard c900, but a Carly? :nono; :nono;


Surley best to keep the Carly as original as poss? Well that's what i'm doing but it's your own car...


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No your right, i'm wrong..... but i'm not sure if i can justify insuring taxing, and fueling all my cars, hmmmmmm, a toughy
 

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Dans_t16s said:
Surley best to keep the Carly as original as poss?
<shrug>
Surely it's better for any c900 to be on the road and in use than sat around deteriorating?

Have to admit, it's crossed my mind a couple of times. I'd be interested to hear from anybody who has gassed a T16.
 

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My experience of the cheap gas kits (DIY from £500) is that you lose power. Only with the more sophisticated kits do you retain power.

Alanb had a 400BHP supercharged Jag with a state-of-the-art gas conversion. No loss of power and he couldn't tell when the car was running on gas instead of petrol (and if anyone would notice, it'd be Alan).

I'm expecting Tomarse to pitch here - he's our resident LPG expert :D

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Yeh, i havent had the chance to look into what actual kits are available. If you get the option to easily switch between petrol and gas then the loss in power is no biggie i guess, for economical cruising i cant see less power being a major issue.

there must be someone who has already done a conversion on a 900? i'm pretty sure i saw one on ebay sometime last year.

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I sort of priced it up for my T16s - the price started going up quite dramatically when the turbocharger was mentioned as it needs (or so I was told) a lot more electronic control gear to cope with the fact that the manifold will be pressurised for some of the time. I seem to recall the final figure was about £1,800 ish.

Isn't it also the case that, if you DIY an LPG installation, you need to get it certified by an approved installer?
 

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nuclear_jimbo said:
I sort of priced it up for my T16s - the price started going up quite dramatically when the turbocharger was mentioned as it needs (or so I was told) a lot more electronic control gear to cope with the fact that the manifold will be pressurised for some of the time. I seem to recall the final figure was about £1,800 ish.
A friend of a friend in Antwerp is an LPG guru & installer - he's a 2cv specialist, but is happy to take anything on. He suggested that a weekend in .BE doing a boozecruise plus installation would still be cheaper than getting it installed here...

I'll drop him an email.

Isn't it also the case that, if you DIY an LPG installation, you need to get it certified by an approved installer?
I think that's one of those urban myths spread around by the approved installer's trade organisation. Insurance can ask for proof that it's properly installed, though.
 

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Isn't it also the case that, if you DIY an LPG installation, you need to get it certified by an approved installer?
Almost. You don't have to get it inspected but your insurance company will ask you whether the installer was registered. They may require the conversion to be inspected before they'll continue your insurance.

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