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    Hey Guys,

    I asked the other day about if my engine would be suitable for LPG conversion.. Seems like its more than capable.

    Been doing a fair amount of research on this, and found out like most things there are many different systems which will do the job.

    Stag AC are the low end of the market and Prinz/Romano being up at the top.

    I have found a place which uses BRC systems which is not too far from me.

    Read a quite a bit about it, and it would appear that its at the high end of the market.

    Does anyone have any experience of this system?

    Cheers
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    Excellent system, a lot of the guys on a subaru forum I frequent won't use anything else. There is an installer in Bath (greenfuel) iirc. As if you need a flash lube system, it could help protect the valves etc, although not all engines need them.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Thanks mate, kinda confirmed my thoughts. It's the place in Bath which I am probably going to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidi View Post
    Thanks mate, kinda confirmed my thoughts. It's the place in Bath which I am probably going to use.
    If i was going to go down the lpg route, thats where I would go as well.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I ran a poor mans Stag system for 3 years in a 5 series. Fully mapped from the passenger seat. No bother for 90,000 miles. It's still attached now. Shame the auto box gave up after only 198k

    Buy the installer not the system, have a few unannounced visits at LPG experts.... think kwik fit apprentice at some places!

    If you can have the filler mounted on a tow bar mount, it is mind numbing waiting for a certain pump because LPG pumps rarely ever stretch.

    You WILL notice a drop off in performance and MPG if your a keen a driver, if your a tesco fuel plodder you won't.

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    I had a BRC system on my previous car - a Subaru Legacy 2.2. Superb system, can't fault it at all. No real difference in performance between petrol and LPG - but that's dependent on the type of engine it's fitted to and the limits to which the LPG ECU can change the way the petrol ECU runs the engine (ie advancing the ignition timing etc). Could take a little while (3 minutes) to switch over to LPG when in the depths of winter, though that's probably more down to the Subaru engine not getting warm enough than anything to do with the BRC kit.

    You may or may not need Flashlube (depends on your engine, the Z18XE does not need it), in which case a decent installer will advise you on that.

    I agree with the previous comment - choose a good installer, rather than a system. If they fit it well, it'll be trouble free for the lifetime of the car. If they fit it badly or don't know how to tune it for that type of engine, it'll be troublesome.

    And yeah, think about where you want the filler mounted. I think high up next to the petrol filler is best (which is where Vauxhall put it), rather than low down, as it saves you grovelling around in oily slush in winter. However LPG pump hoses do tend to be shorter than petrol ones (because they're much bulkier) so if the place you intend to fill up most often doesn't have two LPG pumps (like most Asda ones), you might want to consider something more central.

    Don't forget that the Vectra C was available from new as an LPG version (Dual Fuel 1.8), so it's very suited to it. Certainly my 2004 1.8 Elegance Dual Fuel is the best LPG car I've driven.

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