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Old 10th March 2008, 11:28   #76
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with modern day diesels in the market - im wondering whether LPGfying a car makes sense ?

anyway for the thousands of existing LPGfied cars this is bad news..

OT - can LPG kit be modified to take in CNG ?
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I have been using petrol only for the last 2-3 months. Feel sad that LPG prices are not coming down. Car feels a lot better running on LPG inside the city.
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with modern day diesels in the market - im wondering whether LPGfying a car makes sense ?

anyway for the thousands of existing LPGfied cars this is bad news..

OT - can LPG kit be modified to take in CNG ?

Not possible- Varied differences in Systems and the Basic Gas itself, namely- CNG operates at 200 Bar ie. High Pressure-The Tank must hold out upto 400 Bar in any condition- LPG tanks are graded much much lower.

Therefore CNG needs Reducer unit to bring the Gas Pressure to Normal, On comparitives LPG has a much simpler system.

I think GAIL and Reliance both are setting up the National Gas Link Most Northern towns already have the Plans and are working on it.

The Truth is that LPG will never come down, primarily since its based on Crude prices and is a by product of Refining- CNG is the future in terms of Gas Technology and is beneficial to Large economies like ours in terms of Pollution Control and Energy costs.

I'm not going to downscale LPG, I feel its a Good alternative to those who can bear the costs and not mind the marginal difference in Petrol vs LPG Savings.

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after 3 years on LPG, my alto is cursing me daily, work out the math... 35Rs LPG = 15KMPL... BIG TANK....NO SPACE... 36Rs Diesel-Decent 15-20KMPL cars avbl W/O TANK... Had to Sacrifice my woofer dream for this.... I am upgrading to a Indigo CS with in this year..affordable and comes with a boot and Guess what no tank for LPG..!!!
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I am upgrading to a Indigo CS with in this year..affordable and comes with a boot and Guess what no tank for LPG..!!!
A TataIndigo CS is not an upgrade from the Alto, it is an ignorant way out from whatever is your present toubles. The Alto on LPG will beat a Tata indica/indigo anyday on all counts.
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Those in the AutoLPG business are in ruins.If the LPGA can't solve the pricing issue,then I think its about time CNG be made available nationwide.
I second that. We are a democratic country with market economy and the Govt doesn't have to meddle with socialist policies like, which city should use which fuel. Let the whole system be privatized where anybody can buy any fuel anywhere.

It will also help car manufacturers because now they are scratching their heads trying to figure out if they should launch LPG or CNG versions.
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A TataIndigo CS is not an upgrade from the Alto, it is an ignorant way out from whatever is your present toubles. The Alto on LPG will beat a Tata indica/indigo anyday on all counts.

sir why this hatred for INDIGO CS !!

more space, better A/C, diesel economy... ( ithu pothatha ? )
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A TataIndigo CS is not an upgrade from the Alto, it is an ignorant way out from whatever is your present toubles. The Alto on LPG will beat a Tata indica/indigo anyday on all counts.
please do elaborate which all counts
and since you said all counts,

how about(i'm assuming he's getting a diesel)

interior space
boot space
torque
power
mileage

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hi Est-lovr / grnhorn
My exact problem is limited to space, Requirements is a simple 2.5 to 3.0Rs/KM with decent space. Make it Ample. I am 6", 100+, dad is tall/lean, mum is old and needs to strech, and a bit obese like me, and I above all am getting married. Last week end me and parents along with fiancee went out for lunch, both men at the front had to squeeze upfront to let the ladies in comfort(limited though). and with 2 hand bags in between in the rear seat, it was a very uncomfortable day for us, decided to get a BIG car in limited budget. So eyes fell on CS. I had a TD a month ago. Ok, not a great deal to talk about the car, but still not decided.
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A TataIndigo CS is not an upgrade from the Alto, it is an ignorant way out from whatever is your present toubles. The Alto on LPG will beat a Tata indica/indigo anyday on all counts.
Why is everyone so against tata here? Agreed, the fit and finish of tata cars leave a lot to be desired, but that's all they are charging for. What's more, maruti quality is no great shakes either!

Also, u said an alto i better than an indigo in all areas! I beg to differ here, The alto is slow, cramped, tinny and no great shakes to drive! Na d this is not just third hand info, i used to have one for 3 years. And the CS will also have better ride comfort and a bigger boot when compared to the alto!
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svsantosh- what car do you have now?

have you checked out the tall boy designs available?
the santro/wagonR/estilo I.E.
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svsantosh- what car do you have now?

have you checked out the tall boy designs available?
the santro/wagonR/estilo I.E.
yes, driven many many many indian cars in my life time, but i felt its time to grow out of a small car, badly need a boot and more leg room, and not very comfrtable to come out of the 2.5Rs/KM I enjoy currently. So thught the cars which have boot and good leg room and to run cheap lies in a diesel, - sedan-, starts from Logan and indigo. but CS changed everything :( so am majorly lost here. But anyways will not make a decision till year end, sure TAta will throw additional 10-15K cash or insuance disc like the few 10-20K cash offers going on in march.
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I am having some doubts reg. Auto LPG ...

1. If I had a full tank fuel in my car will the quantity decrease if I kept my car for some days in daylight ?

2. Will the mileage will decrease considerably on rainy season ?

3. How can get a maximum mileage and on which speed ?
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It will also help car manufacturers because now they are scratching their heads trying to figure out if they should launch LPG or CNG versions.
They should bring out neither. I feel they should focus on smaller and affortable diesels.

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sir why this hatred for INDIGO CS !!

more space, better A/C, diesel economy... ( ithu pothatha ? )
Ena Thambi, lets keep this to some other thread.

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I am having some doubts reg. Auto LPG ...

1. If I had a full tank fuel in my car will the quantity decrease if I kept my car for some days in daylight ?

2. Will the mileage will decrease considerably on rainy season ?

3. How can get a maximum mileage and on which speed ?
I have noticed that my FE was better when I drove continously rather than over a period of days. There is absolutley no leakage, but the FE will be lesser.

I am not sure of rainy days, but decent FE can be achived by following the regular driving best practices.
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The indigo/cs/indica is meant for taxi drivers and not for normal people. I did a testdrive for a friend who was considering. Its probably the most unrefined/crappy vehicle i've ever driven. The diesel clatter is unbearable. The dinky turbo hardly provides any boost... getting to 60 in 2nd gear makes the car cry in pain. The gearshifter is the most imprecise one I've ever laid my hands on. The handling of the vehicle is craptastic with no feel of the road from the steering at all. The foot pedals are so hard, i got an ache on my foot within 30 mins.

Simply put if you are driving it yourself, its a bigtime downgrade from an alto. If its gonna be driven by a driver, then the car is okay.
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