Small drop in power?Tingly Bill said:My 68 beetle is booked in for next wednesday to have this done. The company that supplies the kit is http://www.fesautogas.co.uk/ They are the only place i know of that do a proper air cooled kit. The website is a bit naff so your best bet is to ring up and ask about it, also ask where their nearest installer is to you.
I'm getting a 30 litre tank mounted in the front above the petrol tank. The engine will run on either petrol or lpg and you have a little switch in the car to change between the two. Youre meant to start on petrol and then swap to lpg after a while because there is a pre heater running from the exhaust to help vapourise the propane. When you flick over to lpg there is a little inline cut off that stops the petrol getting into the carb. There is a regulator that mixes the lpg and air then feeds it through the carb like normal.
They tell me that the engine will run pretty much the same, with just a little decrease in power. lpg burns much cleaner though so your plugs and oil should stay cleaner longer.
Remind me to let you know how it turns out when ive actually driven it
Bit of a cost difference though.NIZBUG said:HAVING RUN A LPG FUELED CAR IT IS TRUE YOU LOOSE A BIT OF POWER BUT ITS ALSO WORTH KNOWING THAT WITH LPG YOU CAN RUN AT MUCH HIGHER COMPRESSION WITH OUT PINKING SO WITH A BIT OF WORK YOU COULD GET YOUR LOST POWER BACK! AND YOU CAN AFFORD TO PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN A BIT MORE, ALSO DEPENDING ON THE QUALITY OF THE KIT FITTED THE POWER LOSS CAN BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM OR IN SOME CASES ACTUALY INCREASE AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, I KNOW YOU CAN ALSO GET ECU CONTROLLED LPG INJECTION NOW AS WELL WHICH AGAIN WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY OUT PERFORM A SOLEX ANY DAY