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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 20th December 2007
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I fully agree with twoscarecrows. I converted my 05 Megane 5 months ago and have already done 12,000 miles in it. Had no problems with it at all. I had a BRC Itallian system fitted at LPG cars in Coventry, who i would definatly reccomend. I carry my spare tyre with me in the boot, as i do a lot of motorway driving and am paranoid of having a blow out!!

The beauty of the Megane is that they obviously designed the car with LPG in mind. There is a spare bay next to the petrol filler for the LPG nozzle, so it all fits neat and tidily underneath the filler flap, no separate filler caps mounted onto the bumpers with this one!

The garage also say that they have converted a Laguna, it has flats cast or machined on to the cylinder heads ready for the LPG injection nozzles to be installed! Renault must be designing their cars for LPG installations.

In terms of MPG and costs, my Megane will hapily do 38-41 MPG motorway driving on petrol and when switched over to LPG will do 29-32 MPG. So there is a significant reduction. However I still make a return on the installation. Having done my sums, based on 41ppl on LPG, I calculated a return on investment after 25,000 miles with installation costs of 1600, based on 91ppl of petrol.

I have noticed no change to performance of the vehicle, it still accelerates well with little or no loss of torque.

Overall I am very glad I have had it converted and would deffinatly reccomend it to others out there.
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Hi I'm new to the site and this thread caught my eye as I drive vectra with LPG conversion at the moment but as of sat I should be picking up a 1.8 laguna II so LPG conversion is something I would also get done if possible.
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Hi guys,

I am considering getting an lpg conversion for my 2003 3.0l v6 sports tourer.
Does anyone have any experiences of this or know of an detrimental effects it will have.

I have just contacted my insurer who say that there is no way of knowing if my premium will go up, until I have the work done
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I would have thought that it would make a lot of sense to fit it to your car,especially if your doing a decent amount of miles a year.

I've got very little experience on LPG,but I have seen valves burnt out when earlier systems were used.I think up to date systems have an additive to prevent this happening.

Hopefully someone with more relevant experience can offer their opinions.
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My other half has a Jeep with LPG conversion. The costs are hugely reduced. It doesnt seem to idle as well on the gas as on petrol (it can run on either - very small petrol tank tho!); other than that you can hardly notice the difference at all..... I'd recommend it. Make sure you check availability for supply at local garages though - we have to travel for 1.5hrs to get gas! Normally we tie it in when we're off to Hull for Tesco!!!!
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