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Postby elpaulos » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:30 pm

Finally after much research picked up a 91 landcruiser. Never seen salt, never seen real 4 wheel driving (YET). It's a 4.2 lt 6cyl deisel, so I'm wondering has anyone converted their deisel to gas?
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:35 pm

You can't convert it to gas as you would a normal petrol vehicle, but you can get gas 'fumigation'. Where they run diesel and gas at the same time. Gives more performance, and slightly better economy (10-20% is their published average figures IIRC)

http://www.dieselgas.com.au/ here's their site. Can get a bit more exxy than a normal conversion to I think, about 3k as a start from memory.
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Postby Kramer » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:11 am

I have been looking at this and thought 3k is a lot of diesel, so to get that little bit more go from mine I put in 10% petrol in the diesel seems to work well for power but dosen't help too much in getting better economy.
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Postby Komodo » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:30 am

Interesting Kramer! never thought of doing a diesel / petrol dingaling

The LPG Diesel systems KICK ASS! up at eildon we took one for a spin and it nearly scared me it had so much go! (remember that I travel to work 3 times a week in a Nissan 350Z and the driver, dad, isnt afraid to give it the herb)

We are actually looking to in 12months time put our Nissan Navara on it.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:26 pm

I tried the whole 10% petrol mix and didn't notice much :? Maybe a little bit more poke on hills but I thought this was just my mind playing tricks on me, a placebo effect.

Is yours Turbo'd aswell Kramer?
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Postby Kramer » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:18 pm

Nah no turbo, I tow my trailer a lot too so I thought I would give it a go and it does seem to have a little more torque.
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Postby Kramer » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:20 pm

Oh BTW i was going to turbo it and then gas fumigate the diesel, but all that cash should go to a big part of a V8 diesel soon enough :?#
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:52 pm

Kramer wrote:Oh BTW i was going to turbo it and then gas fumigate the diesel, but all that cash should go to a big part of a V8 diesel soon enough :?#


I'd rather turbo a smaller diesel. Less fuel $$$ :shock:

Mind you, a tubo'd V8 Diesel would have a nice note to it 8)
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Postby Kramer » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:34 pm

Ahh that answer is easy I know of a few with V8 diesels in 60 series cruisers and they get great fuel economy, the expense of registering a V8 in QLD is fairly steep, by the way I figure is that I will get better fuel economy and more power :armsup My uncle gets better litres/100k's out of his petrol V8 100 series than I do out of my 1HZ 100 series, so I should do alright with the V8 diesel conversion.
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Postby Camping Couple » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:26 pm

Hi Kramer
you keep putting petrol into a diesel and all you will end up doing is glazzing the bore up ..you will get more punch in the short term ..but looking at $$$$ in the long run ...
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