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Ive become obsessed with GTRs over the last couple of years, but sadly not yet owned one. Im in two minds whether to just go for it and gas-guzzle to the max before the inevitable pricing-out of petrol to the average person occurs, or whether there really is the option to convert or part-convert to LPG. Ive done a bit of research and it seems that the benefits of cost-reduction might outweigh the extra weight/install costs etc etc but I wondered if there are any owners of converted models here? I know a couple of people who've part-converted to LPG but their cars are volvo and other estates etc etc, so different ball game really.

Im sure with the increasing rules & regs of trying to reduce petrol consumption there must be more conversion projects taking place now on performance cars? Are there are garages specialising or interested in carrying out such conversions?

Any and all info welcome, Cheers

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LPG conversion can be installed on a GTR and it will run fine except when its on boost, so when you want to give it the beans flick the switch over to petrol.
 

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Hopenhagen, Cop15, whatever - they'll never agree on anything!

I thought LPG was for family containers.
 

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I have spoken to people who run LPG cars and they can be benefits. One chap was certain that it was better for the engine. Apparently the LPG is much cleaner than petrol.

Got to say it seems a weird thing to do to a GTR. I have considered it for a Stagea though, plenty of space in there for a nice big tank!
 

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i know someone who had it running perfect on a gtst and swapped it for a gtr and said he was going to fit it to that, think hes on here and lives near nottingham. ronnie his name is
 

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why the hell would you want to

geez some people

how about go the whole hog, buy a veyron and convert it to the devils fuel
 

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IF you could get proper liquid LPG injectors... not the usual ones that only inject it as a gas... andthat could cope with the fuel demands I think a 100+ octane fuel that CHILLS the intake charge I think it could work quite well! Especially at half the price of regular petrol.

Pity its not possible yet!
 

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Guy did it on the east coast to his 32 GTR, can't remember results.
Another guy locally to me did this to his R34 GTT.
A lot of people down here got interested in LPG when petrol went thru the roof and the government was giving a $4K rebate for LPG conversions.
 

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Regular benefits are, almost free to tax, its in the minimum tax band. No congestion charge to pay if your a regular traveller to Central London. Half price fuel to boot too. LPG also has a higher octane rating than petrol.....
 

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Thanks guys, a lot of extra helpful information to consider there. Im no eco-warrior but I am considering all the options to help me get on the GTR ladder and stay there without going broke... we all know its only a matter of time before we're taxed out, priced out, by the government on anything other than Smartcars, and it would be nice to be able to run one of these lovelys one day soon! Im based in Cheshire & will keep my eye out for local meet-ups too as I can imagine its a good place to learn a thing or two :)
 

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I wonder if you could use a power FC or HKS equilavent to control the LPG injectors. I dont see why it should be much power less either as although LPG has a lower caloric value its octane rating is much higher and RB's are generally knock limited. Flow rate of injectors I think will be the main problem
 

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Thanks guys, a lot of extra helpful information to consider there. Im no eco-warrior but I am considering all the options to help me get on the GTR ladder and stay there without going broke... we all know its only a matter of time before we're taxed out, priced out, by the government on anything other than Smartcars, and it would be nice to be able to run one of these lovelys one day soon! Im based in Cheshire & will keep my eye out for local meet-ups too as I can imagine its a good place to learn a thing or two :)
If buying a GTR is going to make you flat broke just fueling it, then you really can't afford it.
 

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Regular benefits are, almost free to tax, its in the minimum tax band. No congestion charge to pay if your a regular traveller to Central London. Half price fuel to boot too. LPG also has a higher octane rating than petrol.....
So if every one went to lpg can u imagine all the revenue the government would lose...where would the extra come from? TAX on lpg would rise i gaurantee you that..
 

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no doubt lpg prices would start to creep up a bit quicker if everyone started using it, and the congestion charge rules would probably also change.. after all the congestion charge is to reduce congestion??? can't see why lpg should be allowed to go free anyway.. you could get a 2 litre lpg tank installed, never use it and not have to pay the charge... that would be my method....
 

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Hmm i agree it's a case of trying to stay ahead, the government will always tax the most popular choices in life. Ive been running a diesel the past few years for work (lots of weekday mileage) and when I first started diesel costs were pretty far off petrol, yet since company cars and most households have changed to diesel in their masses the diesel/petrol gap has slimmed unfairly to catch the extra revenue. I say unfairly as my partner's an oil exploration worker and explains to me how much less the costs for refining diesel should be relatively. So im sure by the time LPG gets popular the price wouldve shot up too. I saw a (top gear?) episode on the development of the hydrogen cell car, and although it might only generate water at the back end I just couldnt get my head round the idea of it being used to power an enjoyable ride, at any point in the future. You'd have to install a recorded engine noise for a start! Back to LPG, ive heard there's going to be more conversion grants up for grabs next year so ill probably take a closer look into that and see where we end up.
 
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