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Hi all, would just like to say thanks to these forums for talks about lpg. After some hard research and few places turning me away because they wouldn't fit the tank in the spare space in the boot. Today I have paid £850 for the lpg conversion. Plus £30 for a full tank of LPG at 0.56p l. Would like to add some pictures of the lpg. I have a 60l tank in the boot space but the floor stick up a little bit which I am not fussed about. I am very happy with it.
Thanks again for your help
 

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Thank you for posting this - interest in using LPG as a fuel for cars in the U.S. seems to have waned. Will you escape from having to pay the tax which is levied on petrol in the U.K.? Also it will be interesting to hear how much money you are saving by having the conversion done and whether it will be worth the 850 Pounds which the conversion cost.
 

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Thank you for posting this - interest in using LPG as a fuel for cars in the U.S. seems to have waned. Will you escape from having to pay the tax which is levied on petrol in the U.K.? Also it will be interesting to hear how much money you are saving by having the conversion done and whether it will be worth the 850 Pounds which the conversion cost.
Hi, spoken to dvla today I need to send in proof of the Certificate of LPG the log book V5C. My tax should drop atleast £100 from £340. Running wise it's half the price of petrol unleaded at the moment. Well worth doing. Also download the autogas app to find the nearest filling station near me. I actually have about 8 local to me cheapest one at 0.52p a litre
 

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Yes it is dual fuel now. No problems finding LPG to be honest. Morrison seem to have it in every petrol station

And I forgot to add my rav4 only has 64k on the clock
Nice! Over here in Canada LPG isn't really a thing on the East Coast, but it's still around in some rural prairie areas. I lived on the east coast until I was 22, didn't even know you could run vehicles on anything other than gas/diesel.
 

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Nice! Over here in Canada LPG isn't really a thing on the East Coast, but it's still around in some rural prairie areas. I lived on the east coast until I was 22, didn't even know you could run vehicles on anything other than gas/diesel.
Crazy LPG hasn't really taken off in the UK. When I was younger there was a lot of talk about lpg. Again people in the UK tend to change cars after 5 years. We live in a throwaway Society in the UK. The initial cost of the conversion puts people off. We were also told here that diesel were better for the environment. Lots of taxi drivers here are now using LPG.
 

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Lots of municipal fleet vehicles in a municipality I used to live in were actually dual fuel Natural Gas trucks. Always thought it would’ve been nice to have a NG filler at my house to fill up, don’t know if that’s a thing.
 

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Hi mr.saad.jay,

I have to replace my previous Rav4 so I'm considering to buy a petrol rav4 2008-11 and to convert to LPG instead of buying again a diesel.

1)Can I ask you roughly how much miles last your 60l tank?
The nearest petrol stations with LPG are 30 miles return trip from my location.

2) Besides, where excatly did you do your conversion?
Price is great, I'm in the UK and also considering to place it in the spare space in the boot so if it is not far from where I am, it's better to deal with a specialist taht accept to do the job and that someone recommmend.

3) Finally, regarding the floor sticking up, does that affect the usage of the boot?
I'm thinking of heavy items that would be place in the boot, over the tank...?
one the adavntage of the rav4 is the big boot allowing to transport bulky/heavy items. I we can't use the boot anymore, that would ashame. I guess, a simple solution, would be to build a raise plateform over the tank to be able to continue to use the boot with bulky/heavy items...
Hope that makes sens.

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Hi mr.saad.jay,

I have to replace my previous Rav4 so I'm considering to buy a petrol rav4 2008-11 and to convert to LPG instead of buying again a diesel.

1)Can I ask you roughly how much miles last your 60l tank?
The nearest petrol stations with LPG are 30 miles return trip from my location.

Answer: For this download myeu.lpg app or autogas app. 60L tank a full tank is 52l from empty. You can only fill 80 percent of the tank. I get 250 miles out of it. If your is a manual you will get more

2) Besides, where excatly did you do your conversion?
Price is great, I'm in the UK and also considering to place it in the spare space in the boot so if it is not far from where I am, it's better to deal with a specialist taht accept to do the job and that someone recommmend.

Answer: Finding someone is hard with that spare will on the back of the boot if your doesnt have it then great you can just lose the spare wheel and the tank with go into the spare wheel space. These guys did my rav4
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3) Finally, regarding the floor sticking up, does that affect the usage of the boot?
I'm thinking of heavy items that would be place in the boot, over the tank...?
one the adavntage of the rav4 is the big boot allowing to transport bulky/heavy items. I we can't use the boot anymore, that would ashame. I guess, a simple solution, would be to build a raise plateform over the tank to be able to continue to use the boot with bulky/heavy items...
Hope that makes sens.

I put a washing machine in the boot was al fine. Just have to watch out for the plastic bit on the tank. I want to find someone who can sort my boot and make it flat but no time.

All in all lpg has been so great with the price of fuel at the moment. I am currerly paying just 73p per L.

Cheers
 

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My RAV4 2.4 2AZ-FE has been running on LPG for almost 6 years. The previous owner installed a "not so good" LPG system back in 2016 and kept running with it till Jan-21. Immediately after I purchased it, I switched to BRC Rally 32 (OBD version) system and paid 700 euros for it (5 yrs warranty, unltd miles). The tank is 56 liters and for safety reasons it is limited to 80% (44lit). Because the tank is a bit higher than the space under the trunk, I installed a 3cm high square frame and it looks pretty flat. Just change the LPG filter every 6K miles and drive.
Regarding the consumption, in highway (up to 60 mph), it lasts 250 miles (11 lit/100km). In traffic it lasts up to 140 miles. The system is configured to provide the same performance as in petrol. This means 20-30% higher consumption than petrol.
In my area it not difficult at all to find a filling station because LPG in very common here. The price is lpg is $0.61 while petrol is $1.92. This makes the conversion math pretty simple.
Because the LPG burns in 300 degrees Celsius higher than petrol (600 vs 900), I change the oil every 5K miles.
Till now, everything is smooth and I hope it goes the same for some more years.
 

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Hi all, would just like to say thanks to these forums for talks about lpg. After some hard research and few places turning me away because they wouldn't fit the tank in the spare space in the boot. Today I have paid £850 for the lpg conversion. Plus £30 for a full tank of LPG at 0.56p l. Would like to add some pictures of the lpg. I have a 60l tank in the boot space but the floor stick up a little bit which I am not fussed about. I am very happy with it.
Thanks again for your help
What brand did you install? What is the consumption?
 

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I am happy to find more people with LPG converted american RAV4 versions.
Las year i bought my 2012 4 cyl. Base model with 2AR-FE engine already converted to LPG from the previous owner.
I see that converting vehicles to a bi fuel system is very common in Europe. Here in Bulgaria the price per liter of LPG is three times cheaper than Gasoline or Diesel. (0.55 Euro per liter.) My Rav runs fine both on gasoline and lpg. The averrage expense on the highway is 12l/100km. In city conditions varries between 14-16l/100km. The lpg tank i have installed is the smallest size (29 liters) so it can fit un the cargo hole.
It is annoying to refill so often with such a small tank but its not hard since we have LPG at 90% of the gas stations here.
These days i will take some pictures to show you my build.
 
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