LPG injection gas systems provide the optimum balance between cost and effectiveness.
Graeme Cooper Automotive installs ONLY
vapour injection systems – the type that controls gas flow precisely and have .been tested on one of their own vehicles. This ensures the best solution for each customer situation.
Most petrol-powered vehicles can be converted effectively to either dual-fuel or dedicated gas operation. Although more costly, the dual-fuel arrangement that requires fitting a replacement petrol tank offers considerable advantages. Dual fuel overcomes any difficulties of obtaining gas in remote areas and provides a “reserve fuel” factor. Many late model vehicles can be set up to start on petrol then automatically switch to gas.
LPG has a lower level of noxious Oxides of Nitrogen. Emissions are lower than petrol or diesel. LP gas engines are up to 50% quieter than diesel and can be as much as 70% cleaner and 30% less noisy than a conventional diesel engine. LPG also provides the benefit of much-reduced engine wear.
In terms of safety, although all fuels are volatile, LP gas has an excellent safety record. The fuel tank is much stronger than conventional fuel tanks as proved in crash and fire tests. When the engine is switched off or if the fuel pipe is damaged, an electronic shut-off valve operated and such systems are constantly being improved. This illustration shows an LPG tank fitted into the former spare-wheel space. This is an ideal arrangement for LM and P38 models
The LPG filler is conveniently located inside the existing fuel filler cap.
For dual fuel installations, the entire changeover process is automatic. The vehicle starts on petrol and when the the engine temperature reached normal operating level, fuel is switched to LPG automatically, without driver intervention. If the LPG tank becomes empty, the system automatically reverts to petrol.