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Black ones are stealth. The wind doesn’t even know they’re ploughing through.Just remember, being as it's white it will use more fuel to provide the extra speed that white ones have.
That’ll be interesting to see then! Just remember to look at the road now and then. . As a past owner of seriously overpriced, heavy steered, unreliable, NOISY!! My word noisy! SUPER SLOW. van, the Elgrand isn’t even the same league. Worth the fuel for the utter luxury init.Just to add, we are going up to Scotland soon and this will be our first long run. Been to Lincs a few times but that's hardly motorway all the way so can't class it as a proper long run.
Will try to remember to reset the trip to see what we get.
Yeah ok sure.Throttle controller is a nice toy to have but I doubt it makes any difference on a run. If however you are hooning around In SP7 then could imagine it having a highly negative impact.
Brill. Thanks very much for all advice. Maybe I just drive the blummin thing and stop flapping eh.I would avoid using snow mode if it's not snowing, and would likely increase fuel consumption anyway.
Use eco mode when you get your controller and that will nicely smooth the throttle response for gentle driving.
Where are you based? Would like to get mine converted.Hi Stevie,
If we know £1595 and 7000 miles per year, we just need to know average mpg to calculate payback time.
Suppose you get 20mpg, that's 350 gallons, if petrol is £1.20 per litre that's £1911 per year on petrol.
If LPG is half price (60p) that'd be £955.50 per year but you use a bit more (say 10%) LPG than you would petrol, then again it depends on the price you can buy LPG.. You can buy it at far less than 60p some places, but let's assume 60p and you use 10% more. So now you use £955.5+10% = £1052 of LPG in a year. Actually you'll use a small amount of petrol during the brief engine warmup period too, so call it £1100. So 1595/1100 = 1.45 years = 17.4 months.
Converted about 20 Elgrands so far this year, got another coming for conversion on Monday, another the Monday after, 2 coming the week after that! Got Elgrands booked in through October and November too but not fully booked up, could fit other Elgrand conversions in during that time.
Nice, cat removal in the e51 definitely changes things and should be done to ensure longevity anyway. Can you give more details about the stainless steel exhaust? I've heard good things about Doug Thorley headers and exhaust but it is even more costly to do than the CamsI noticed I got a lot more torque when I changed to 200 cats and full 2 1/4 in stainless steel exhaust system and better mpg
I expect cams from a 350Z if they fit would wake it up but I want low down torque in ours. Shifting power higher up the range may net more drag race credential if you rev it hard but for tootling about it could end up making it worse.I've read the vq can be much improved by a cam replacement