It is said that LPG car conversion may save You a 50% of Your average fuel expenses.
LPG, which means Liquified Petroleum Gas, is a mixture of flammable gases. It is said not only to be a relatively cheap source of energy, but also the „greener” one – compared to gasoline, it produces about 50% less carbon monoxide.
To start using LPG as our main fuel, You have to install an internal combustion engine. It consists of LPG tank, fuel pump, fuel lines and electronic control unit.
The process of LPG car conversion contains following steps:
- An Installation of lpg tank. It is usually installed under the chassis (If the suspension is high enough to create some space) or in the boot, in the space left after spare wheel dismantling. LPG tanks are designed to keep the liquified gas under high pressure, even in case of strong impact or fire, so there is no worry that LPG conversion process will have a negative influence on the general level of safety of our car.
- Installing the convertor, also called as vaporizer. It uses the heat from the car’s cooling system to processes liquid gas into vapour.
- Installing an air/fuel mixer or LPG injector. It creates a balanced mix of air and fuel by controlling the amount of gas flowing into cylider.
- Fitting a fuel rock – it stops fuel flows when the enginge is turning off.
- The system must be connected with car electrical system, which allows the automatic change between propane and gasoline.
It is important to underline that LPG car conversion process requires a proper knowledge and experience in working with automotive systems. Generally, it is not recommended to undertake the conversion without a professional help – however the system itself is designed to ensure a high level of safety, we can’t rely on it in case of defective installation.