What's involved..A mintLPG conversion will take a skilled technician around 12 hours to complete, which includes a thorough test drive. In practise this means that we need your car for 2-3 days. A coutesy car can be provided or a pick up service is available.
Here's how the conversion process works:
- A filler cap is installed on the vehicle's back panel or towbar, usually in a similar position to the petrol filler cap. All filler caps are flush mounted.
- An LPG conversion involves the installation of a fuel tank. The toroidal, or doughnut shaped, tank is usually located in the spare wheel well though some vehicles need cylindrical shaped tanks, fitted either in a suitable location in the load space or underneath the vehicle, subject to space and height clearance of the road.
- Using pipes, the LPG fuel tank is connected along the underside of the vehicle to the engine bay.
- The pipes are then connected to the engine. The key parts are the electronic control unit (ECU), vapouriser (which is connected to the hot water system) and fuel injectors made by industry leading manufacturers. The vapouriser turns the LPG fuel from a liquid to a gas before going into the engine. The injectors are installed next to the petrol fed injectors.
- A small combined switch and LPG fuel gauge is installed inside the vehicle, usually located on the dashboard. This is used to change between the two fuels and also indicates the LPG level.
- The new LPG conversion is calibrated, the vehicle is tuned and taken for a test drive. Then you're ready to go and save money on your fuel!
- If possible we like to see the vehicle after about 1000 miles for a free check.
For more details about the conversion process, call mintLPG on 01633 894070 or fill in the online enquiry form.