|Having spent a lot of
time and effort researching and testing Diesel LPG conversion
kits we have found out many interesting points.
There are definitely some systems that are better or more suited
to some vehicles or applications. We have yet to find a system
that would encompass all engines.
We are working very closely with some of the more serious
systems and have developed routes of distribution for the
UK and overseas.
The Diesel LPG dual-fuel approach is still in its early days.
Information is changing constantly as are the systems as further
If you would like information on some of the systems please
Most of the theory is the same on the systems and is described
Diesel engines normally burn only about 75% (80% on a modern
engine) of fuel. By adding gas to the combustion almost
100% of fuel will be burnt. Not only does this mean that
less fuel creates the same power but also that the emissions
produced are significantly reduced.
There are many safety features on the systems that have been
developed over 30 years when LPG was first introduced to vehicles.
These include automatic shut off valves for loss of power
and excessive flow and an accessible manual shut off valve
in case of accident.
Most of the systems are produced to high specifications,
meet regulations and can be fitted by a trained person.
The tank is fully secured with mounting brackets and the
safety features include an automatic filling cut off facility.
A level indicator is fitted into the dashboard that is also
a manual switch for the system.
As well as the potential of massive fuel savings and
power increases the systems also benefit the environment.
Engine response will be smoother and quicker when gas is
Servicing schedules can be extended due to reduced crankcase
solids - reduced injector servicing - longer oil change intervals
due to less contamination of the engine oil.
There will be improved drivability with no hesitation or flat
Depending on the system, if the unit runs out of LPG the
engine simply continues to run on diesel as it did prior to
conversion. Some of the systems create poor running on diesel
thus enforcing the use of LPG.
Reductions of Oxides of Nitrogen and particulate emissions
are the most outstanding with a significant reduction in Ozone
forming gases and Carbon Monoxide.