Upset about lack of
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Anyone tried to convert to LPG on a Brera or 159?
Particularly on a diesel?
Read a little recently and it sounds like on a diesel they work together (I always thought you chose one or the other on petrol)? The bit about burning 100% of the fuel and running cleaner appealed to me as it sounds like the car might smoke a little less!
Where could you put the tank? The Brera has a big boot I guess.
I need to read more and have seem some pics that showed a second fuel flap added to the car (a definite no no!) but just wondered if anyone had had any experience.
Saw this on one site about a diesel version...
A fantastic new system called Gasmatronic developed by our suppliers (for small vehicles to 40t trucks) and can be added to most diesel engines. Besides the system adjustments, the driver can turn the system on or off at anytime, from inside the cab or it turns off automatically with the ignition key. The reason that LPG/Propane works so well with the diesel engine is because LPG/Propane acts as a catalyst with diesel fuel. By adding LPG/Propane to the diesel fuel you will burn almost 100% of diesel fuel, instead of 75% to 80% of fuel you now burn. That's why there is such a dramatic increase in Horsepower, torque and fuel economy. With the gasmatronic systerm, because LPG/Propane burns cooler and cleaner, your engine in turn will run cooler, cleaner and last longer. Engine response is much smoother and quicker when you add LPG/Propane to your diesel engine.
Reduced NOX and particulate emissions are the most outstanding benefit. There are other technical non-pollution related gains, reduced crankcase solids, reduced injection service and longer acceptable oil drains. Diesel exhaust odour is also reduced.
The system is easily transferred from vehicle to vehicle
The system can be adapted on any turbocharged diesel
Horsepower increases 25 to 60%
Fuel economy up to 20 to 50%
Torque increased 30 to 60%
Maintenance cut by up to 50%
Helps prevent turbo lag
Engines can last up to 4 times longer
Horsepower and torque gains from 25 to 60%
Smoother and quieter engine
Less maintenence costs
Fuel cost cut by up to 50%
Best of all power
LPG the performance fuel
Good fuel costs less, don't settle for less
"Think of it as Angelina Jolie. You’ve heard she’s mad and eats nothing but wallpaper paste. But you would, wouldn’t you?” Jeremy Clarkson on the Brera