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Old 14 Feb 2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has any one ever converted from petrol to LPG.
Was thinking of having LPG in the impreza?
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Old 14 Feb 2012, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

I read a few years ago about someone that got his classic turbo converted to LPG and after 12 months continuous uses of LPG it blew a piston. He took it to Subaru and they blamed the LPG conversion because it wasn't pumping oil to the pistons.

They may have improved the conversion by now.
I was thinking of getting it done to mine until I was quoted 2000 ish.
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm, was a specialist Subaru garage who quoted you 2000?
Id love to have a turbo on lpg
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

The key things they have to mention is Flashlube (without the flashlube the pistons don't get oil) and LPGA approved.

First off I went through this website The Greenfuel Company - Home

then I got this email first
Dear Alun,
Many thanks for your enquiry regarding the conversion of your Subaru Impreza 2.0 Turbo 2000 Saloon 4d 1994cc to LPG - your personal quotation reference is ****
BRC: Best System for your Vehicle

We understand that your car is a very important investment that is why we recommend a BRC Sequent LPG System with the latest generation Multipoint Technology and Flashlube valve protection , an LPG conversion system featuring the very latest in advanced microprocessor control. All BRC conversions are dual fuel - your existing petrol system is unaffected and performance is just the same. Each system has a fully automatic changeover and works in conjunction with your engine's management system to deliver lower emissions reliability and efficiency. All our LPG systems come with a manufacturer backed 2 year warranty.

For more information about BRC products Follow This Link

The BRC Gas Equipment used in your LPG conversion is manufactured to the highest standards and is fully certified to comply with all European safety guidelines. All fitting must equally be carried out to the exacting standards using BRC's network of LPGA Approved installers. With over 100 registered installers in the UK BRC now has the largest installation and servicing network giving you increased peace of mind and assurance. All conversions are carried out to specific Codes of Practice and come complete with an LPGA certificate of compliance accepted by insurance companies and DVLA.
Our quotation is specific to your Subaru Impreza 2.0 Turbo 2000 Saloon 4d 1994cc but should be considered as a guideline only. Your cost of conversion is estimated at 1,800.00 including VAT.

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Dear Alun,
Thank you for your enquiry about converting your Subaru Impreza to LPG (Quote ref: ****) We recommend that your Subaru Impreza is fitted with the latest BRC multipoint sequential injection system.

BRC have the biggest network of UKLPG Approved installers in the UK, with over 100 installers nationwide. As CLS Dual Fuel we are an independent company who represent BRC in your area and therefore your enquiry about converting to LPG has been forwarded to us. We are fully trained and approved UKLPG installers and have been converting cars to LPG with BRC since 1999. Having now converted over 2000 cars we are certain you will not be disappointed with our service and vast experience across all makes and models.

BRC is an American owned company manufacturing in Europe with over thirty years of experience in the industry. BRC are considered world leaders in the LPG market, having around 25% market share in LPG conversions.This experience has been instrumental in BRC forging alliances with 21 different car manufacturers across Europe producing 15,000 factory LPG conversions per month. Your car will be fitted with the same quality equipment chosen by these manufacturers.

The cost of the fully approved installation as quoted is 1,500.00 + VAT however please call me to discuss your exact requirements.

I can be contacted on 0191 378 2836 or e-mail clsdualfuel.installer@brcgb.co.uk

Yours sincerely
Colin Henderson
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Bowden Court
St Johns Road
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
Durham
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 03:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

its easy to do this on a non turbo, and has been done on a turbo, with no loss of power.
heres a wee link to scoobypedia.
Scoobypedia | Trusted knowledge for everything Subaru | Knowledge / Part 1 - LPG Conversion Research
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 06:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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pmed a link about this. all info is on scoobypedia. can be done to n/a and turbo.
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

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its easy to do this on a non turbo, and has been done on a turbo, with no loss of power.
heres a wee link to scoobypedia.
Scoobypedia | Trusted knowledge for everything Subaru | Knowledge / Part 1 - LPG Conversion Research
good read, i would go the professionally fitted route if the price was a lot less, because for around 2000 I could get a lot more to the car done like engine mods and remap.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 08:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

Personaly i cant see the point, 1800 + vat is what 2200 ish how long would it take you to put that much petrol in? dont forget LPG still has a cost associated with it.

Right setup there fine, but i question if its worth it cost, hassel etc wise.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 04:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i use 80 petrol per week. so after about 27 weeks i have half my cost back.
however i bought all stuff for about 400 and fited myself. so its paid me back fully.
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Old 12 Apr 2012, 07:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: LPG

Sorry for digging this up,
Does anyone know if a LPG conversion would be ok on a UK Hawkeye STI running nearly 400bhp?

I emailed autogasyorkshire who's reply wasn't as informative as I hoped and don't look that promising.

Their reply is

Thanks for your enquiry .
Valve recession can be a problem on Subarus , even with a valve lube system.

Price for a top notch BRC system is 1530 .
Best valve lube system is 360 on top
all prices include vat
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