LPG or Diesel.... The Great Debate!

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:27 pm

Looking for something bigger than an AX/106/Metrarse doesn't mean you'll loose too much in economy either. I have a habit of driving the tits off a car on an annoyingly regular basis, hence I'm not known for my ability to get the best in fuel consumption from anything.

That said, there is no way I can every get the economy of my 1.9TD 405 below 40MPG, and it usually gets at least 45, with almost no dual carriageway/m-way work at all. If it gets to stretch it's legs on the "open" road (with modern traffic levels? Hah!) it can often get into the 50's.

My father borrowed it for a little while recently, and managed nearly 60MPG. Why can't I do that? :evil:
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Post by jeremy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:54 am

94 Metro will have suspension linked each side, unlike the earlier ones which had it alinked across the axle. This produced a dramatic improvement inthe car and I remember from the one I test drove that I could get it to lurch on the handbrake like an 1100. I don't think these modifications stopped them rusting though.

The problem with gas kits is that they aren't necesarily well developed for the engine they are applied to and therefore don't give good performance or economy. I'd think twice before modifying a car for gas unless I really understaood the subject and simply buy a diesel and have an easy life.


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Post by cavmad » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:47 am

Mr B wrote:If I remember, the Metro has 3 filler points, one for each front corner and a single for the rear axle. I could be wrong as its been a while since I had the misfortune to work on one..........
All the Metros I`ve owned had loads of filler points-rear arches, sills, bottom of doors, wings and front and rear valances!

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Post by DLM » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:16 pm

A pug 106D (or the equivalent AX/Saxo) was the most amazingly fuel-efficient car I've ever driven. It also cruised nicely on the motorway, though it has to be 2-up at most. If going for any TUD-engined car , I'd be tempted to go for one with the 1.5 rather than the 1.4: less chance of valve/gasket problems (this is what I've been told a few times by people who service/repair them on a regular basis).