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Old 16th September 2011, 19:24   #31
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hi guys
After the recent hikes in petrol prices i am forced to consider installing a CNG kit in my Corolla Altis 1.8 V (automatic transmission) which is about 3 years old now.
I wanted to know what kind of kit to go with and any names of delaers in vashi or Navi Mumbai region. This added weight of the tank wont effect the car rear suspension?
My car is mostly used in for city driving and dnt mind going on all petrol mode when traveling outstation. Had contacted some toyota delares as they had launched a CNG Corolla as well but they dnt have instructions yet to install a cng kit in cars yet.
Can anyone please tell me the approximate cost and any drawbacks of this addation.
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Old 16th September 2011, 21:17   #32
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hi guys
After the recent hikes in petrol prices i am forced to consider installing a CNG kit in my Corolla Altis 1.8 V (automatic transmission) which is about 3 years old now.

Can anyone please tell me the approximate cost and any drawbacks of this addation.
Thnx
Ankit
Hi Ankit,
I installed a lovato in my 1.6 logan. Now 11 months later , i have not had to visit the installer even once for any setting except for lowering the cut off rpm to 1500 from 2000 which he had set by default.
He is based in Kurla (W) , on LBS road ( agra road ) , near Asha Petrol pump.
after u take a right from the BKC near taximen's colony to go to sion station , its about 60/70 mt on the right side.
i misplaced the number. shall look it up and pm u if i find it.
Its called RELIABLE AUTO
the savings are enormous.And you may overlook the little drop in performance. Corolla suspension would be able to easily take care of the additional weight. If its fully loaded and luggage too , you may scrape a few high bumps , but for most purposes it would not make nay difference. Some electrical components like - plugs, coils , HRT leads, idle speed actuator ( in the throttle body ) may have reduced service life. the fuel pump motor also if not used; may conk off earlier than on petrol,. You have to use the petrol for first km everyday on starting and while returning home as well for best performance.
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Old 25th December 2011, 19:33   #33
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Hey Guys,

I know i've opened up an old thread, but I've been thinking about converting my 1 year old I 10 Automatic to a CNG. My usage would be 100% city driving.

Couple of questions that I had in my mind.

1. Is it advisable to put a cng in an automatic vehicle?
2. Due to power loss problems, would I be needing a sequential CNG kit or would the standard kit be ok?
3. Would the engine face any problems after a 3-4 year period?

Any help on this would be appreciated .
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Old 25th December 2011, 23:18   #34
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hi guys
After the recent hikes in petrol prices i am forced to consider installing a CNG kit in my Corolla Altis 1.8 V (automatic transmission) which is about 3 years old now.
I wanted to know what kind of kit to go with and any names of delaers in vashi or Navi Mumbai region. This added weight of the tank wont effect the car rear suspension?
My car is mostly used in for city driving and dnt mind going on all petrol mode when traveling outstation. Had contacted some toyota delares as they had launched a CNG Corolla as well but they dnt have instructions yet to install a cng kit in cars yet.
Can anyone please tell me the approximate cost and any drawbacks of this addation.
Thnx
Ankit
Did you put CNG in your car???? A small review will be good.
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Old 9th October 2012, 14:50   #35
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I'm planning to buy used Civic and install CNG. I'm looking out either automatic or manual, do you think it will be a good move. After Frankmehta's thread on used Civic AT with CNG I'm getting this idea and as per the initial review looks like installation has responded well.
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I'm planning to buy used Civic and install CNG. I'm looking out either automatic or manual, do you think it will be a good move. After Frankmehta's thread on used Civic AT with CNG I'm getting this idea and as per the initial review looks like installation has responded well.
Both are good, ensure the car/model is approved by rto for conversion though. All cars cannot be converted, atleast not legally.
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I'm planning to buy used Civic and install CNG. I'm looking out either automatic or manual, do you think it will be a good move. After Frankmehta's thread on used Civic AT with CNG I'm getting this idea and as per the initial review looks like installation has responded well.
I'd installed an open loop CNG kit in my Santro-Auto. For about a year and maybe 10,000 odd kms everything was fine. And then the transmission started slipping :-). Sometimes it would run fine and sometimes the engine would race like crazy and hardly move at 10kph. Ultimately had to replace the tranny with a manual one. Am not sure whether switching to CNG was the cause for failure but since then have been a bit skeptical especially with a non-sequential kit in an automatic.
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I'd installed an open loop CNG kit in my Santro-Auto. For about a year and maybe 10,000 odd kms everything was fine. And then the transmission started slipping :-). Sometimes it would run fine and sometimes the engine would race like crazy and hardly move at 10kph. Ultimately had to replace the tranny with a manual one. Am not sure whether switching to CNG was the cause for failure but since then have been a bit skeptical especially with a non-sequential kit in an automatic.
How many kms had your car run by that time ?
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