LPG system maintenance
By installing an LPG or CNG kit system in our car we mainly aim for its economic operation using an alternative fuel source which ensures great savings in the cost of the price of alternative fuels.
During the installation of the mechanism of the combustion system of the alternative fuel, the mechanical parts of the car that affect their operation are also converted, the service of the gas in the car must be combined with the main service in order to check all the systems that are related during their operation.
Το προγραμματισμένο service του συστήματος αερίου πρέπει να γίνεται ανά 15.000-20.000 χιλιόμετρα (ανάλογα με το τι ορίζει ο κατασκευαστής), ή μια φορά το χρόνο. Με προγραμματισμένο ραντεβού μπορείτε να συνδυάσετε το service αερίου με το κυρίως service.
ABOUT LIQUID GAS AND NATURAL GAS
What is LPG;
LPG, or Liquified Petroleum Gas, is a mixture of propane and butane. LPG is produced during the extraction and drying of natural gas and oil refining and is an energy source with hundreds of applications from domestic use to industry and of course as an alternative fuel in cars.
LPG, unlike natural gas, has the unique property of being in a gaseous state under normal conditions of temperature and pressure, but easily liquefies under moderate pressure (2bar). This fact gives it great advantages regarding its transport and storage.
Its physicochemical properties enhance the good operation of the engine. Combustion of LPG leaves no carbon residue which is responsible for premature engine wear. At the same time, it increases the lifespan of spark plugs, oils and other engine parts.
Can i continue to use gasoline after the conversion;
Yes, the car can run alternatively on petrol or LPG. Switching from one fuel to another is done by a switch on the dashboard and can even be done on the move.
Most cars can be fitted with a LPG system;
90% of petrol powered vehicles can be converted to LPG, the system to be installed is chosen depending on the model and age of the car.
What changes in the car when converting to LPG;
With the installation of an LPG system, a vehicle that runs on LPG and petrol is obtained. A second, independent fuel system is installed in the car, using a second tank. This is usually fitted to the spare compartment, while alternatively it can be placed in the luggage compartment or under the car. LPG is in its liquid form during fueling and storage and turns into a gas just before entering the combustion system.
Will the conversion affect the power and handling of my car;
No, using modern multi-injection systems the difference in horsepower is on the order of 1-3%. Correct installation and adjustment of a LPG system guarantees that its behavior will remain exactly the same.
How safe is LPG;
LPG is extremely safe, it has been used for many years in appliances with LPG cylinders and in lighters. As a fuel LPG is safer than petrol (conclusion of the Danish Research Institute "TNO"). The tanks and devices installed in the cars are tested at high pressures, are certified and comply with the strictest quality standards and have multiple safety valves.
The gas flow is interrupted if any part of the system is damaged, or when the engine is not working. If the vehicle catches fire the tank pressure is controlled through relief valves to prevent its destruction. In the event of a possible leak, the gas disperses into the environment and does not accumulate in the surrounding area like liquid fuels.
The LPG system does not communicate with the interior of the vehicle.
What happens if you run out of gas while the car is in motion?;
You will hear a characteristic sound and the system will automatically switch to petrol. You don't need to stop driving.
What maintenance does the LPG system need?;
After installation, it is recommended that the system be checked once a year by a suitably authorized workshop.
With installation, a two-year warranty is given for LPG systems. Mechanical parts warranty can be covered by special warranty extension programs.