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VE/VF LPG dedicated vehicles - Looking at buying one - Opinions?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by speedyvn, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. speedyvn

    speedyvn Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking at investing in a new car, my VY Wagon has now clicked over 325,000 and with petrol prices getting beyond a joke I need change.

    A mate of mine reckons that lpg dedicated vehicles burn hotter than petrol and therefor wear out quicker and don't last as long.

    Whats everyones thoughts on these vehicles?
     
  2. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Waste of time now days. LPG doesn't go as far so you will be at the bowser more often and the price is pretty high now days.
     
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    VTS5 TechJunkie

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    I'm very happy with my 2007 fac. dual fuel VE.. 259K on the clock, runs like a dream, I travel 350+ every week(some weeks less or more)costs me bout $35 to $45 a week.

    On Hume to Sydney it returned 9.2klm/ltr. in traffic 6.7klm/ltr.

    Major work so far,replacing radiator,cause top hose connector was broken/cracked,
    new rotors and pads,
    Air and LPG filter.
    Also replace the single exhaust with sv6 dual one.

    Every Xmas new plugs,(bought 50 for $100)
    Oil and filter every 6K.

    Running LPG does not hurt the engine, runs cleaner, doesn't conteminate the oil, taxis' clock up to 800K to million k's.

    Go for it mate, Good luck.
    Just make sure to get one with service history.
     
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    VTS5 TechJunkie

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    Don't believe the amatures.

    LPG is a cooler burning fuel, therefore the engine does not produce as much heat or pressure to the cylinder. Because it is cooler burning it has less “power” per combustion charge. Because of this the reaction of the vehicle (the foot on pedal) will probably press down more, trying to get more “umph” out of the fuel, but in doing so will use more fuel.Then again it is less noticeable with 6 or 8 cyl. engines then smaller 4cyl. shopping trollies.

    LPG is cheap, plentiful and everywhere,
     
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    My daily is a dual fuel ve Berlina 197k now and running great. I get around 600kms out of the 70l lpg tank about $55 to fill in Adelaide ATM. Love the dual fuel for big country trips the range is great. But lpg is on the way out heaps of servos dropping it now hardly any taxis on it all Camry hybrids now
     
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    run the VY into the ground ...best motor yet should spin to 500k...the newer ve sidi models havn't proved engine longevity .. the $$ saved will buy petrol ..insure 3 rd party and have a reliable cheap commute ..seriously go ford for 6 cylinder ..my 2 cents ..
     
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    Cheers guys! This has helped me out a lot :D
     
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    on the other hand, you would probably find one pretty cheap, as nobody else would want to buy it
     

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