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Old 13th May 2007, 22:59   #1
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Default Swift Petrol LPG Conversions

Hi All,
The waiting for swift diesel is killing, though I am still expecting a miracle.
Mean while I wanted to check as to how many of you have using or seen cases of LPG / CNG fitting on Swift Petrol.

My alternative planning is to go for Swift Petrol initially and after 1 year convert it in to LPG.

The sales guy at Maruti was informing that some one had installed a circular(round shaped) tank in his swift vxi(the king of space saving tank available in wagon r duo).

If any one knows provider of such type of LPG kits, please post the contact nos. Also suggestion on my plannings if any :-)

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Old 2nd June 2007, 23:12   #2
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sandip carry on with your idea of swift petrol. it runs excellent on lpg. i have converted five cars and with no problem. all gettig mileage of 10 to 11. runs w/o any problem. but why u will wait for an year. do immediate conversion and start saving money. it will not damage engine at all if u convert it new. my wagon r was converted on 106 km and now it has clocked 70000 without any engine problem. so make it fast to convert it
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There is a ksethuram in this forum who has done the same for his swift.
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I'd wait for the diesel. From what I understand, that is the car you wanted to buy to begin with - do not waver from your primary choice simply because delivery is taking a while.

If you do end up buying a petrol, you're probably going to procrastinate for a long time to come about the benefits, had you waited for the diesel...
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Default conversion at 106km..what about warranty

Hai. it seems you have done conversion with almost new car.what happened to your warranty . pl inform. thanks

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sandip carry on with your idea of swift petrol. it runs excellent on lpg. i have converted five cars and with no problem. all gettig mileage of 10 to 11. runs w/o any problem. but why u will wait for an year. do immediate conversion and start saving money. it will not damage engine at all if u convert it new. my wagon r was converted on 106 km and now it has clocked 70000 without any engine problem. so make it fast to convert it
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The warranty gets screwed as soon as you get your car converted to LPG, I really dont think any dealer would honour the warranty on the car when u convert it into pg !!
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Default warranty VOID what about RTO Approval for SWIFT LPG

DO RTOs approve LPG conversion for SWIFT. If yes which kits are approved.thanks for the reply.

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The warranty gets screwed as soon as you get your car converted to LPG, I really dont think any dealer would honour the warranty on the car when u convert it into pg !!
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With a LPG conversion kit the minuscule boot space available will also vanish Stick with diesel dude
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LPG conversions are approved by RTO. There are lots of LPG threads. Please do a search to pull them up.
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Mean while I wanted to check as to how many of you have using or seen cases of LPG / CNG fitting on Swift Petrol. Sandip
Well.... your idea is good! Mine is an LPG kitted (Star Gas) Swift ZXi with tank that sits in stepny well! Tank capacity is 35 lts of which your can fill upto 28 lts safely!
Working ABSOLUTELY fine. TROUBLE FREE!! Fitted it just after run-in period and now the car has done 22k in 6 months time; 99.5% ran on LPG mode!! I must say that the kits available these days are technicaly perfected ones!! Absolutely NO powerloss or FE loss!! Most of the kerala-kochi bhp-ians know how my car performs!!
Never knew the system is so reliable and perfect!! Reg the maths, well.... to me it works out much more economical than a diesel buy!! Now I have a full option car with diesel economy! Howz that?!
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Well.... your idea is good! Mine is an LPG kitted (Star Gas) Swift ZXi with tank that sits in stepny well! Tank capacity is 35 lts of which your can fill upto 28 lts safely!
Working ABSOLUTELY fine. TROUBLE FREE!! Fitted it just after run-in period and now the car has done 22k in 6 months time; 99.5% ran on LPG mode!! I must say that the kits available these days are technicaly perfected ones!! Absolutely NO powerloss or FE loss!! Most of the kerala-kochi bhp-ians know how my car performs!!
Never knew the system is so reliable and perfect!! Reg the maths, well.... to me it works out much more economical than a diesel buy!! Now I have a full option car with diesel economy! Howz that? quote by - nikkibike


Well, where u kept the stepny[extra tyre], is it easily kept in back of the rear seat?, if u click the snap's of stepny arrangement, it will be better info about the same...........
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Well.... your idea is good! Mine is an LPG kitted (Star Gas) Swift ZXi with tank that sits in stepny well! Tank capacity is 35 lts of which your can fill upto 28 lts safely!
Working ABSOLUTELY fine. TROUBLE FREE!! Fitted it just after run-in period and now the car has done 22k in 6 months time; 99.5% ran on LPG mode!! I must say that the kits available these days are technicaly perfected ones!! Absolutely NO powerloss or FE loss!! Most of the kerala-kochi bhp-ians know how my car performs!!
Never knew the system is so reliable and perfect!! Reg the maths, well.... to me it works out much more economical than a diesel buy!! Now I have a full option car with diesel economy! Howz that? quote by - nikkibike


Well, where u kept the stepny[extra tyre], is it easily kept in back of the rear seat?, if u click the snap's of stepny arrangement, it will be better info about the same...........
oooops!! I forgot to add this part in my earlier post!! Infact I wanted to pass on my concept on that!! Well... I don't carry stepny at all!! Its at home all the time! Instead have an air pump and puncture repair kit!! Normally I use this car mostly for short trips!! Office, city blah blah!! I dumped the stepny in the rear passenger area once when I took the car to b'lore once! But then I was alone in the car!!
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nikkibike : From where did you get the LPG kit installed ?
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I got it done from the same dealer serivce centre! They have a tie-up with Kerala's STARGAS distributor and the benefit is that car's warranty will be intact! Done almost 23k now and no problems so far!
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How much did it cost for the fitting from Indus motors and do they have lpg pumps in kerala. I am in TVM and haven't seen any so far.
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