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    Hi everyone. I've just bought my 1st beemer! 3.0l X5 sport.
    What with the cost of fuel i've decided to get a conversion to lpg. I live in cornwall, with Exeter 1 hour away. Any thoughts?
    Cheers, colinp.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Colinp

    Sounds like a good idea to me - have a search of the forum using the Search button at the top - there's a couple of threads on LPG conversions which have some useful information in
     
     

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    You'll be looking at about £1400 to ge the conversion done, that's roughly what I paid for my recent LPG Conversion. Depending on how long you intend to own the car I'd recommend you ask for Flashlube to be installed (stops the kit going dry as Autogas is dry compared to petrol) which will cost extra but should eliminate any future issues with lubrication.

    Just google up a local site (or as local as you can get) and ask to see some pictures of their work, or preferably, go to the garage and see one being converted, take a look around their shop, you'll be able to get a feel on whether they are chancers. Make sure they are approved garages and when your conversion is done that your car will be placed on the LPG register, which is essential for insurance and log book purposes. If they are approved installers they will know what they're doing anyway.

    I have a Polish system on mine, AC Stagg which is fairly new to the market however it has a growing reputation as an excellent product and many more garages are now lining up to install this. Any garage you speak with will tell you their system is the best though, as you'd expect. Italian systems are traditionally good so you can't go wrong there.

    Do your sums as to how much you will save and how long it will take to re-coup the money. If you drive a few times a wekk to the shops/into town and do 5,000 miles a year it won't be worth it but if you do say 15,000 miles a year, based on current petrol and gas prices, you will recoup it in 6 months.

    Get the biggest tank available (which will probably be 90 litres for your boot space) particularly if you won't miss the boot space and your nearest Autogas supplier is miles away. Bear in mind that you will lose 20% of the capacity of any tank due to the compression needed, safety levels etc. Also Autogas isn't as octane filled as petrol, which means you will lose approx 10% on your MPG.

    Depending on various elements, it's either a very smart move or a bit of an expensive, inconvenient item.

    Oh, and check any garage you consider has a courtesy car, the conversion will take 3-4 days.

    Good luck!
     
     

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    welcome mate, if you do a lot of miles and are going to keep the car then do it. it will pay for itsself in the end.
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    Here is a conversion done by uklpgconversion.
    and here is their website for those that are interested.

    BMW X5 LPG Conversion | X5 LPG Conversion | uklpgconversion
     
     

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