To begin with, we have to say that LPG gas conversion process is available for most of the cars on market, both petrol- powered and those with diesel engines. What is more, we can choose between different systems, provided by different manufacutrers so we can pick the one that is most suitable for our needs. The process of LPG gas conversion of a petrol car is relatively simple and usually takes only a few days. In case of diesel engines, the conversion process is bit more complicated.
In LPG – converted engines, the gas is stored in special tank, in liquid form. In the process of production, the tank has to pass a number of strict test to make sure that it can withstand both high pressure and temperatures. The tanks are available in different versions (single-hole or four-holes).
Another part of gas conversion process is exchanging the filler point. Filler points designed for LPG – run cars are usually installed next to the petrol filling cap. It is important to remember that there are different fittings in different countries – UK filling stations prefer the Duth „bayonet” fitting.
Another important part of LPG system is fuel swith. In cars running both on gas and petrol, it allows to swith between those fuels wihtout the need of stopping.
Last but not least, we have to remember about the rest of the components of the LPG system : LPG injectors, fuel lines, vaporizer (it changes liquid gas into vapour) and ECU.
In the end, It is important to remember that the gas conversion process is classed as engine modification, which has to be notified to the insurer. The conversion process should be also reported to UKLPG Vehicle Register.