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Post by betty1 » 18 Mar 2013, 00:06

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I've just bought a 525i 2004 E60 engine I assume? Wondering about a gas conversion as I have a conversion in Saab 9000 which has worked faultlessly for 90000 miles -Romano system. Anybody out there running on gas? Recommend it?
Thanks,John

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Re: LPG

Post by betty1 » 18 Mar 2013, 00:07

Sorry;forgot to mention it's a tourer.
John

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Post by mr sideways » 18 Mar 2013, 06:18

Are you planning to take the system from the other car or have a new one fitted?

Personally I would never bother with gas as it would take many years/miles before I would start to see a return and I would of sold it by then.
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Post by M60NJP » 18 Mar 2013, 07:26

Whilst I'm sure they're out there, I've never come across anyone with an LPG conversion on a BMW! On other cars though, owners report much lower running costs with negligible performance difference, however.......

They've been generally 4ltr+ cars which might usually expect <20 mpg around town and maybe mid 20s on a run. The E90 525 should be good for mid 20s in town and into the 30s on a run.........so would the conversion cost be worth it in MPG terms? As per Mr.S, it takes a few years to reach payback -0 do you reckon you'll keep the car long enough to pay back the £1500-2000 cost? It does help resale ,but little in terms of actual price........

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Post by lizzie » 18 Mar 2013, 07:34

I had an LPG BRC system on my X5. I bought it with it on and it ran absolutely fine. The mpg was a lot better. Car ran smoothly. :-)


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Post by Bennyb » 18 Mar 2013, 12:30

Ive got a friend with lpg on qn e36 328 with 200000 miles on it! It doesnt use much fuel but it doesnt go very well either. However that is a very basic set-up on an almost knackered car.
Ive also got a friend with lpg on his toyota altezza rs. Thats been perfect fuep consumption and performance wise...... Untill it blew his headgasket. Ive not got personal experiance with lpg and i dont know much about it, but thats the two experiances ive had
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Re: LPG

Post by betty1 » 18 Mar 2013, 13:54

Thanks Folks
I'll run it for a bit and see how I get on. It's just my Saab 9000 has been very good on a multipoint system and you find the oil and exhaust stains cleaner plus the cheaper fuel. I do tend to hang on on to cars!
Cheers,John

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