my pug 505 SR on what happens when i convert to autogas
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    Default my pug 505 SR on what happens when i convert to autogas

    i was woundering would my pug 505 SR loose any power if i convert it to autogas.
    my pug is a 1984 SR with a carbi

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    the pug right is like a rocket and i dont want to loose any power

    the idea was for just crusing i would use autogas and for performing switch it to petrol like dual fuel

    its not official yet but im just asking around to see what people say


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    Quote Originally Posted by PUG_405_7000
    i was woundering would my pug 505 SR loose any power if i convert it to autogas.
    my pug is a 1984 SR with a carbi

    the pug right is like a rocket and i dont want to loose any power

    the idea was for just crusing i would use autogas and for performing switch it to petrol like dual fuel

    its not official yet but im just asking around to see what people say

    You are kidding right. You'll get better economy,but performance and 505SR don't really mix well
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    Quote Originally Posted by HONG KONG PUGGY
    You are kidding right. You'll get better economy,but performance and 505SR don't really mix well
    Yes a GR is much better. Why do you reckon it called Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by PUG_405_7000
    i was woundering would my pug 505 SR loose any power if i convert it to autogas.
    my pug is a 1984 SR with a carbi

    the pug right is like a rocket and i dont want to loose any power

    the idea was for just crusing i would use autogas and for performing switch it to petrol like dual fuel

    its not official yet but im just asking around to see what people say

    Gas is a good idea for new cars where you have a long time to recover the cost if installing the unit.

    As for power loss. You will have to trade off, performance for economy. Running duel fuel, it will run better on one or the other - not both, (modern electronic control systems being the exception).

    Personal opinion, (to avoid getting into an argument).
    Donít bother with gas.
    Regular tuning and service will give the best performance and economy.
    Avoid snake oil additives and bolt ons.
    If your 505 is running well at the moment, donít mess with it......
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    Default thanks for the information

    thanks for the information it was just an idea

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    Everything depends on the mileage you do...

    LPG will cost a little power, but the savings are enormous. Especially if you can amortise the installation over a big mileage.

    Easier tuning, less contamination of lubricants, there are advantages. Loss of boot space, not every servo has LPG... there are disadvantages.

    At least with your model you don't have to worry about valve seats. I'd recommend you look around the wreckers for a second hand outfit from a Falcon that will easily fit, find an installer who will work with second hand and not charge you the same as he would to supply and fit new and do it.

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    Don't forget that after 2006 the excise tax is going up incrementally till 2010 which will make it unviable as an alternative to petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUG_405_7000
    i was woundering would my pug 505 SR loose any power if i convert it to autogas.
    my pug is a 1984 SR with a carbi

    the pug right is like a rocket and i dont want to loose any power

    the idea was for just crusing i would use autogas and for performing switch it to petrol like dual fuel

    its not official yet but im just asking around to see what people say

    You would be better off fitting a Gas Research system and ditching the petrol altogether. My 505GR went better on gas than petrol with the Gas Research mixer. My STi went FAR better on gas, somthing to do with worn out K-Jetronic injection!
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