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doblo on lpg

has any 1 ever tried a petrol doblo on lpg. are they any good and how much was the conversion cost ???
or does any 1 supply them already done ???
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Have a 1.9 jtd
Try a standard petrol,then try the 1.9 jtd
Even the little diesel engined Doblo's are nippy,but when you put people or weight in em,they take a bit of winding up.
i get 50mpg out of mine.

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Re: doblo on lpg

I have driven a 1.4 with LPG and it is fine except the obvious tank in the boot however unless you do alot of mileage or plan to keep the car for years then you might not recoup the initial outlay on the LPG which you need to get serviced aswell at LPG centre besides the cars annual service.
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i know what you mean but at 116ish a litre for diesel versus 60pish a litre for lpg. a taxi driver has to consider these things
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Might be worth looking at then
The tanks do take a fair bit of room up though,my mate lost half his boot space in his old merc.

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i know what you mean but at 116ish a litre for diesel versus 60pish a litre for lpg. a taxi driver has to consider these things
So lpg is almost half price - but what about mpg?

Around here, there are a number of taxi drivers in the old black cabs who are swapping out newer engines for their older diesel engines purely so they can run them on waste veg oil (& god knows what else). The waste veg oil is in abundance from their local curry house - of which there are many.
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You should try driving behind them.
mine smells a little bit like a chippy (9 gallon diesel plus 1 gallon veg oil) but with these guys, you can almost taste the bhajis, chicken jalfrezi, lamb biryani etc

Perhaps I ought to suggest they use their rear window as advertisement space for their fuel supplier
Talk about your subliminal messages... you smell the food as the advert drives past. You hardly notice but the idea is firmly planted in your mind.

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nom nom nom...sorry cant reply....eating!
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the lpg tank is doughnut shaped and goes in the spare wheel cage.
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Re: doblo on lpg

mmmmmmm doughnut.....nom nom nom

My 'thing' about these conversions is say (for example) you need work done on the cylinder head its unlikely the garage ould touch the LPG system so would you have to get a LPG specialist to remove all the LPG stuff then transport the car to garage for cylinder head work then do it all again in reverse?
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mmmmmmm doughnut.....nom nom nom

My 'thing' about these conversions is say (for example) you need work done on the cylinder head its unlikely the garage ould touch the LPG system so would you have to get a LPG specialist to remove all the LPG stuff then transport the car to garage for cylinder head work then do it all again in reverse?
Don't they need a gas safety cert?
We had a safety bulletin through recently about someone lighting a fag in their car, the lpg blew the back end to smithereens, seems the hose was old & probably rotting so allowing a tiny bit of seepage.
I know calor tanks etc are designed to withstand really violent impact - so why not use a couple of small tanks that fit inside the engine compartment?
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you get a safety cert with the car or if you get it fitted yourself either by diy or by a garage it gets checked for safety to get a cert or it won't pass a mot. also the tanks have a safety valves so if the supply or outlet pipes are cut or rotted they don't let gas escape & they usually have an escape valve so if damaged you can do a controlled empty of the tank. as the tank is outside tab lighting would not matter. on the matter of fires 20 years ago i was a passenger in my dad's mk5 cortina when a fire happened cos it wasn't fitted at the engine end properly. the car burnt to the ground & the fire brigade pooped themselves but the tank was fine. obviously i know it would eventually blow but you would escape by then or have burnt alive r.i.p
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