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#11 riber3

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 08:00 PM

So not only would I have to make sure that the LPG block is fitted in the right place and adjust mixture, I need to rent a small child that can read a fuel meter LOL!!

Now that sounds Really Expensive especially as children tend to grow up and cost more in the long term!!!



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Posted 06 May 2020 - 12:46 AM

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Oh yes, especially when they wont leave home even though they are in their mid 20's.

 

Every simple task costs me something.  They were popping to the shop today, can you pick

up something from Screwfix over the road.. Costs me a book £7.99.

 

Pretty sure delivery would be cheaper..


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:01 PM

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For V6 engine it is not worth it. I have the installation in my ST220, which i do not use. There are couple of issues with it. Specifically my system is Tartarini (there are also Prince, BRC, Lovato etc.).

First issue is that it is extrimely hard to tune LPG system for the V6 (or any 6 cilinder engine). It never works quite properly. In my case, i had an explosion in the inlet manifold while idling because the mixture was not tuned properly. thankfully only a blown hose was the result of the explosion. 

Second issue is that fords v6 enigne needs lubricator while using LPG. It uses an oil canister installed in the engine bay, which needs to be filled every so often. The issue i had with the lubrication system is that the control valve on that system broke and released all of the container contents into the first cilinder, whch resulted in a burned piston, broken cylinder etc; basically engine was trashed, and i had to put a new one in. 

Idle on LPG and V6 engine cannot be tuned properly, which means that 10% of time while pulling up to the red light or stopping your engine will cut out, because the RPM will drop rapidely and Idle control valve cannot respond fast enough and engine stops.

 

On other hand it is more economical way to drive and it is enviromentally friendly as mostly water comes out of the exaust (be prepared that your exaust will rust)

 

In my opinion V6 engine is not meant for economy runs, or saving petrol. thats why nice engeneers of ford have come up with ecoboost 1.0 engines


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 12:41 PM

1L Ecoboost is not that economical either. I know which engine I would prefer.


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:39 AM

 

Pretty sure you have to have spend over £50 for a free Screwfix delivery so I think they had you over a barrel lol!! Maybe you can charge them for taxi services!!!



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:48 AM

For V6 engine it is not worth it. I have the installation in my ST220, which i do not use. There are couple of issues with it.

Thanks Rene for sharing and I am truly sorry to hear about how bad an experience that you had let alone the costs involved. So far everyone on this post agrees that Lpg for the V6 is just not worth the grief or the expense!!

 

I think sometimes what seems like  a good idea at the time is often not the case!!

 

Are there a lot of Mondeos' in Croatia??



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 12:16 PM

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She has her own car a Ford naturally but she doesnt want a Mondeo  :(

 

Thought damn, she could buy a diesel so we can use it for the caravan and I can get something

a bit faster.  :)


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 01:15 PM

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Are there a lot of Mondeos' in Croatia??

 

 

there are some, only 6 Mondeo ST220. Unfortunately people over here gravitate more towards VW group cars, so it is somwhat exotic over here for people who know what it actualy is. 


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:37 AM

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Top Gear did a bit on the ST220.  Most exclusive car one year.  They thought quite

highly of the ST220 ans with the MK3's in general.  Not the fastest in a straight line

but came 2nd in the lap test i think?  Mazda was faster?  Vauxhall faster in a straight

line but would not go around corners properly.


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