Frequently Asked Questions
How do I refuel with propane?
Refueling is done by connecting a dedicated refueling nozzle onto the vehicle’s propane refueling ll valve. As a safety precaution, your propane motor fuel tank is equipped with an 80% stop-ll device to prevent accidental overfilling.
What’s the fuel distance of a vehicle that runs on propane?
The fuel distance of a car or truck that runs on propane depends on the size of tank that is installed during its conversion. It is always good to discuss this with your qualified technician as the type of tank can be chosen according to the use of the vehicle. Greater priority can be given to either load capacity or fuel distance.With today’s assortment of tanks and sizes capacity is usually not a concern.
What are the benefits of propane?
First off, there is the benefit of lower operating costs for vehicles running on propane compared to vehicles running on gasoline. propane costs about 40% less compared to gasoline so it is possible to redeem the cost of the system quickly and then start saving money.
Secondly, but just as important are the benefits to the environment. Propane is the most cost-effective alternative fuel option available. Propane provides modest combustion benefits and significant upstream benefits of over 60%, compared to conventional gasoline vehicles. Overall, propane provides climate change emissions reductions of approximately 30% relative to gasoline vehicles. – Source: California Air Resources Board www.arb.ca.gov
Propane-fueled vehicles emit significantly lower levels of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and particulate matter than gasoline-fueled vehicles. Well-to- Wheels GHG performance for propane is about 22% better than gasoline and 4.5% better than diesel (without the particulate emissions) when used in internal combustion engines. – Source: Environment Canada www.tc.gc.ca
Which vehicles can be converted to run on Propane?
Although any engine that runs on gasoline can be converted to run on propane, the greatest benefits are realized on newer high mileage vehicles that can fully utilize the features of the Landi Renzo fuel management software strategies.
What must the status of my vehicle be in order to change over to Propane?
Good performing gasoline vehicles with good overall maintenance are prerequisites for good vehicle performance when running on Propane. It is always good to have your qualified conversion technician verify that your gasoline injection system and ignition system are in good working order prior to your conversion.
How long does it take to have a Propane system installed?
The installation of a propane System is generally done at specialized car-workshops/conversion centres and takes up to a couple of days.
What difference is there in performance compared to gasoline operation?
Modern propane powered systems guarantee excellent engine performance and there is practically no change in how the vehicle drives. The latest generation of propane injection systems give rise to a difference of about 2% in terms of the vehicles power when compared to gasoline.
After a Propane system has been installed, can I still run my car on gasoline?
If a propane system is installed, you can still run the vehicle on gasoline. The driver can decide which type of fuel to use by simply pressing the changeover switch located on the vehicles dashboard. The simplicity of using a gas system is also guaranteed by the fact that, with modern systems, the vehicle always starts on gasoline and automatically switches over to propane after about 30 seconds. This is after optimum operation parameters have been reached. The vehicles fuel distance is practically double when a gas system has been installed as it can count on its dual fuel supply.