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Denzil
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Registered: 31-07-2007

LPG conversion

Try other insurers as well. My experience owning an old Land Rover is that many insurers, especially the big mainstream ones, will run away screaming when you talk about modifications. Perhaps there's a campervan magazine where specialist insurers advertise?
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vic_newey
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Registered: 30-07-2007

LPG conversion

Anyone had their vehicle converted to LPG & Was it expensive to fit ?

DIY kits are around £400 upwards but insurance companies are not keen to insure you without a registered fitters certificate altho some will ask for an engineers report if DIY & add up to 40% to your quote into the bargain.

The fitting does not seem as complicated as I thought with most of the work involving fitting the tank & gas inlet connector whilst the engine end involves intercepting the petrol line & water hose which are fitted into an electronic controlled box into which the gas line is then connected.
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LPG conversion

You might as well get it professional fitted, and the gov. will give you at least half of the costs back, maybe more. Currently they are sponsoring people to change.
vic_newey
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LPG conversion

the grant won't apply to me, I intend to do the conversion on a camper van which will be over 6 years old ( which is the grant limit ) also not every vehicle under this age is covered by the grant , far from it in fact from what I have read on the net
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I knew that not all vehicles would be covered, as I've been looking into it myself.

A lot depends on how much mileage you do, and how quickly the conversion with or without a grant, will actually save you money.
holdtight
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Registered: 15-06-2007

LPG conversion

If you dont know exactly what your doing and how to do it i would recommend
you get it converted by someone who does !

It does seem very simple on paper and it is if you know what your doing, i have had a chat with a friend of mine who does these conversions and there is a real danger of potential disaster ( of the bang variety ) if its not installed correctly
vic_newey
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LPG conversion

Point taken but I am fully competent in all aspects of plumbing pipework & electrical wiring & in my earlier working life I worked with gas & steam boilers & I am well aware of potential dangers.
Further more a so called professional job cannot be relied upon these days , we've all seen the hidden camera show on TV ! Tongue