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hi forum,

Researching the feasability of installing duel fuel on my 97 Chrysler Voyager, australian delivered.

Has anyone had any experience of or could point me in the right direction please?

Initial research
Doable, though fiddly installation.
us$1,900 A$2,500
requires a computer available at: dualcurve.com

predicted extensive engine head rebuild required at + 150,000 klms
(as a result of excellerated valve wear - does not worry me as engine done 120,000 so rebuild at 270,000 klms would get another 7 years out her)

thinking maybe but will do some pay pack projections first and review alternatives.


thankyou,

biopod

2006 - 97 Chyrsler Voyager 3.3L SE van - 1 week old:biggrin:
2000 - 97 Ford Futura EL LPG sedan
1999 - 92 Mitsubishi Magna sedan
1995 - 97 Saab 9000 hatch
1992 - 85 Ford Escort 2L sedan
1991 - 84 Chyrsler VL sedan
1989 - 66 Chyrsler AP6 wagon
1987 - 67 Chyrsler VC ute
1982 - 66 Chyrsler AP6 wagon
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Check your Propane fuel prices. Also check on availability of propane for VEHICLE USE. Some states put a tax on any/all fuel used for public road use. This may up the fuel to a price that is comparable to gasoline, thus offsetting any savings you thought you would realize.
 

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Here in Kansas farm country many families converted their pre-computer trucks to propane. It's an easy installation and works very well.
 

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Wasn't there someone from Sweden who used to post here that had already done this? You may want to search the forum.
 

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Go for it Biopod.

I have the (UK model) '97 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 LE

It was converted to LPG before I bought it and has clocked up 142,000 miles.
Mine has an 85 litre LPG tank behind the rear seat, retaining the original underfloor petrol tank. Having both systems gives a combined maximum range of about 850 miles. I'm saving around 40% on fuel costs over petrol.

There is a slight loss in performance running on LPG, but the cost difference and BIG difference in emissions compensate for that.

P.S. LPG stands for LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS. It is not PROPANE - thats the stuff you use in gas heating systems and on fork-lift trucks.
 

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Hi Biopod

I've been driving Voyagers on LPG since 1998. The last two were fitted with a 3rd generation LPG system. This means the injection is computer controlled and it even uses the telemetry of the board computer to determine the right mixture. The performance is a bit lower, but not as low as with the old systems. Here in the Netherlands these systems are widely used because LPG is about half the price of E95. The technology in these systems is more advanced than in most other countries. Tax is a little higher, but if you drive more than 12,000 km you start saving.

By the way, the tank I have is a 100 liter donut shaped tank that sits underneath the car where the spare wheel used to be. Two extra springs have been fitted on the rear axle to support the extra weight. A special frame can be fitted on the rear seat to support the spare wheel. A vinyl cover is provided to cover the spare wheel.

If I ever buy another minivan ( a bit reluctant about the Lancia thing) it would have an LPG tank fitted on day one. Like renegade said: Go for it!

Frank
 

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By the way, the tank I have is a 100 liter donut shaped tank that sits underneath the car where the spare wheel used to be. Two extra springs have been fitted on the rear axle to support the extra weight. A special frame can be fitted on the rear seat to support the spare wheel. A vinyl cover is provided to cover the spare wheel.



Frank
About with generation Chrysler of you talking ? Do you have any pics of this spring.
 
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