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Old 23rd November 2012, 12:40   #46
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That would for the first time qualify for being Pound wise and penny foolish, if there was such a thing.For buying the best vehicles that money could buy and then scrimping on fuel.
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Unless they use their RR and RR like taxis, how will it justify the LPG kits?
The Range Rover does about 800 kms a month and the Rolls does about 100 kms in a month. I really wonder if these cars actually needed alternate fuel types.
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Would like to reignite the thread.

I have a found a used Accord V6 for a ridiculously low price. Now I know it literally gulps fuel so it would make my pockets bleed money each drive. My daily drive is 80-90 kms a day so would installing CNG on the V6 make sense? Any compatibility issues?
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Would like to reignite the thread.

I have a found a used Accord V6 for a ridiculously low price. Now I know it literally gulps fuel so it would make my pockets bleed money each drive. My daily drive is 80-90 kms a day so would installing CNG on the V6 make sense? Any compatibility issues?
There would be a bit of a performance drop. Apart from that, I had read that there was a 2000cc cap on CNG fitment, don't know if that's been removed. Also, you'd need to fill in CNG daily given that you drive 80-90 km. Rather get a diesel car.
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Would like to reignite the thread.

I have a found a used Accord V6 for a ridiculously low price. Now I know it literally gulps fuel so it would make my pockets bleed money each drive. My daily drive is 80-90 kms a day so would installing CNG on the V6 make sense? Any compatibility issues?
I had a Honda Accord (4 cyl.) with sequential LPG kit installed & used it for almost 3 years. Sold recently.
My experience has been good and never experienced any problems, except one issue. The ECU for LPG kit was located in the wrong place by the people who did the retrofitted it and due to overheating, it used to hang after running for a while. I used to take the car to the LPG specialists and they would find all ok after plugging their laptop into the diagnostic port (the ECU would have cooled down by the time they get their hands on it). I figured the problem out and relocated the ECU and there was no issues after that.
Milage or power loss was not much.
I used to change over to petrol for a few minutes once in a while, maybe every 50 kms or so, whenever I remembered. This was done to avoid higher wear due to lack of lubricity of LPG compared to petrol.
Overall my experience has been very good.
I used BRC kit and had RTO approval/ endorsement done.
Probably there are better quality kits available now.

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There would be a bit of a performance drop. Apart from that, I had read that there was a 2000cc cap on CNG fitment, don't know if that's been removed. Also, you'd need to fill in CNG daily given that you drive 80-90 km. Rather get a diesel car.
I am not sure about that 2000CC cap because recently i saw pics of a Porsche Cayenne getting installed with CNG And would the range really be only 90kms? Wont an Accord hold a 16kgs tank? It will be driven with a light foot and occasional blasts.

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I had a Honda Accord (4 cyl.) with sequential LPG kit installed & used it for almost 3 years. Sold recently.
My experience has been good and never experienced any problems, except one issue. The ECU for LPG kit was located in the wrong place by the people who did the retrofitted it and due to overheating, it used to hang after running for a while. I used to take the car to the LPG specialists and they would find all ok after plugging their laptop into the diagnostic port (the ECU would have cooled down by the time they get their hands on it). I figured the problem out and relocated the ECU and there was no issues after that.
Milage or power loss was not much.
I used to change over to petrol for a few minutes once in a while, maybe every 50 kms or so, whenever I remembered. This was done to avoid higher wear due to lack of lubricity of LPG compared to petrol.
Overall my experience has been very good.
I used BRC kit and had RTO approval/ endorsement done.
Probably there are better quality kits available now.
I am sorry I do not know the difference between LPG and CNG costs and mileage differences but this seems rather interesting. An automatic cng accord would be perfect for the daily run! A friend gets 12 with AC on full time in Delhi traffic and 16 on highways though he has the 2.4 version.
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Wont an Accord hold a 16kgs tank? It will be driven with a light foot and occasional blasts.



I am sorry I do not know the difference between LPG and CNG costs and mileage differences but this seems rather interesting. An automatic cng accord would be perfect for the daily run! A friend gets 12 with AC on full time in Delhi traffic and 16 on highways though he has the 2.4 version.
One major difference, other than the technicalities is that CNG is available only in the big cities/ selected towns whereas LPG is available all over India.
If you are aiming to drive within the city limits, CNG is fine but if you like travelling long distances on gas, LPG is better. Also, the weight of CNG cylinder is much higher due to the much more sturdy construction due to higher pressures maintained in the tank.

I had a 44 ltrs donut shaped tank in place of the spare tyre, so that I do not have to compromise on the boot space.

The lack of spare was not a big problem since I got a 12V compressor, tubeless repair kit and TPMS. Never had a sidewall failure, but have driven hundreds of kms on slow puncture, monitoring the tyre pressure & topping up if required.
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