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Has anyone got any good info on LPG conversion to our W210's ?
Fuel prices are always a pain especially if you live in Europe and the UK.

If my maths is correct, excuse the engineer in me!...

£0.90p a litre at present in the UK
1 litre = 0.22 Imp.gal => 5gallons to 1.1 litre
5 x £0.90 = £4.50 x 2 exchange rate = $9 US !!!

I only do about 1200 miles a month but it can cost..
 

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what does lpg conversion mean? are you trying to make your car run on natural gas/propane? if i;m not wrong, i think you can, i have seen w124s that were converted to run on natural gas, so i don;t see why yours can't. but how much cheaper would it be for you to run on natural gas? is it worth it?
 

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Hi again tirona,

LPG in the UK is Liquid Petroleum Gas and is popular. It costs about £800 to £1500 ($1600 to $3000 depending on the car to convert. But then you have a hybrid car that you can use both gas and petrol. LPG is a third the cost of petrol and therfore £0.90p less two thrids is only £0.33p so big savings. Its also very clean for the environment

(I have also just replied to your question about the alarm chirp by the way)

Basically there is a little rubber flap on the back of the alarm under the hood. (on my car its near the front left.) insert the key and turn one way for silent and the other for audible. If you dont have the key you may be able to open the alarm unit and turn the key switch manually,.? be carefull though!
 

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a1ek, thanx about the information on the alarm chirp. i will take a look at it later.
since the conversion to gas is 1/3 cheaper than regular gasoline, it makes sense to do the conversion, especially with prices at $9/gallon. i;m guessing the car won't have the same power as it does when running with regular gasoline, but it shouldn't be a considerable change.
 

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Tirona,

There apparently is no loss of power of performance on LPG, the only point is that you need to have a gas cylinder in the boot (sorry trunk) which takes up a little room. But the car runs very clean and and efficient, LPG has been very popular in Australia since the end of the 1980's!!
 

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There are 3.8 liters to 1 US gallon, which is 8 pints for you pub fans. 3.8 x.90 = 3.42 pounds, which equals $6.68 at the current 2:1 exchange rate. Right now in the US you will pay about $3 for premium fuel, so you're only twice as expensive as us. I know in the past European gas typically cost 3x as much as US gas, so it's a relative bargain for you now :)
 

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In that case Hirnbeiss I have used the imperial gallon measure in my calculations instead then, thanks for that. So that means 1 liquid U.S. gallon, = 3.785 411 784 litres, ≈ 0.833 Imperial gallon ... 1 dry U.S. gallon, = 4.404 842 803 2 litres, ≈ 0.968 Imperial gallon ...
 

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you've got to be shitting me! i filled up tonite and it was $1.40/litre and i thought that was bad!
 
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