A LPG gas conversion comprises of a kit that is installed (by a professionally trained installer) onto your vehicle, therefore creating a bi-fuel vehicle, which will allow the driver to safely switch between petrol and LPG gas. LPG gas could be used as a sole fuel source, yet it is NOT recommended. If you run low on LPG gas you can switch to petrol easily and safely even while driving. When your vehicle undergoes a LPG gas conversion, you will start to save costs on your fuel bill, up to 40%. This means you can recover the cost of the conversion over a short period. LPG for petrol vehicles is called Auto gas.
HOW IT WORKS?
A BRC LPG Gas Conversion works exactly the same way as any other petrol engine. Everything about your vehicle remains the same, you will just have an additional separate fueling system added with its own tank, piping, ECU and injectors. While LPG is a much cleaner fuel, there is less wear and tear on the engine and its life will be prolonged. LPG is also 100% lead-free, produces fewer emissions and causes less oil-contamination.
Combustion is cleaner so your engine will be quieter and smoother to give a more echo friendly environment.
Modern systems are now able to completely interact with most makes of petrol vehicle and you will not know whether you are running on petrol or gas without looking at the switch.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
- The conversion will result in a car that runs on either Petrol or Auto gas (LPG).
- A second independent fuel system is added to the car, which requires a dedicated tank.
- The tank is usually fitted in the spare wheel well, and can sometimes be installed underneath the vehicle.
- Tanks are available in different sizes to suit your individual requirement.
- Auto gas liquid is purchased by the litre and is pumped into the vehicle tank via a gas fuel dispenser pistol.
We usually recommend that the LPG system should be serviced every 20,000 -25,000 km or every 6-8 month intervals to ensure that it is working effectively. This usually involves no more than an emissions check, systems components check and filter change, which normally takes about 60 - 75 min and is cost effective.
Servicing and repairs on an autogas system should be undertaken by a Gasdrive accredited installer who has been BRC professionally trained on LPG systems or product warranty will be lost.
HOW WILL LPG AFFECT YOUR CAR’S PERFORMANCE?
Modern LPG conversions such as the BRC conversion kits, suffer no noticeable loss of performance. Engines will run smoother and be slightly quieter.
This reduces engine wear and maintenance requirements, including less frequent spark plug and oil changes.
BRC conversion kits have been successfully used in performance cars such as BMW M5, Nissan Skyline, Mitsubishi GTO and many more.
The drivers have confirmed that they cannot tell if they are driving on petrol or LPG without having to look at the LPG switch on the dashboard.