In a message dated 5/18/2005 12:07:56 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
For this issue the usage of LPG maybe the solution. I have seen several MG's
which have been converted to this fuel running without a problem.
I would think you would lose a great deal of the trunk space for the fuel
tank, or have a very limited range. I guess if you used propane barbeque
tanks, you could fill up at every home improvement store, but the cost would
be astronomical and there is the issue of road tax avoidance.
For many years here in El Paso it was very popular to convert pick up trucks
to LPG. The tank covered about 20% of the front of the bed, but had
excellent range, even though the mpg was less with LPG. Then incentive here
ability to cross the border into Mexico and purchase LPG, primarily used
there as home heating and cooking fuel, at a government subsidized price of
a gallon. This was when our fuel was $.75-.95 a gallon. Big Savings, but
the Mexican government caught on and restricted the sale to Mexican citizens.
I understand the fuel burns much cleaner than gasoline and oil change
intervals can be extended.