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Anyone tried lpg on focus 1.0 ecoboost? What is your opinion?

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Would that ever be cost effective ?

I see you are not in the UK so it might be worth it in your country but here in the UK the cost of conversion would mean the car would have do a lot of miles before it broke even, so it might be the case that a diesel engine would be more cost effetive.

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The other thing is about the engine. Could the conversion harm the engine? What is your opinion?

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OMG, how many years does this myth exist that an LPG conversion will harm an engine - IT WON'T!! I ran an LPG converted Mercedes C class for 2 years, it had the conversion done when new so had been running for 15 years prior to me getting my hands on it. The best feeling I ever got was filling it up with LPG and going in to pay the cashier £25 odd! There was NO difference in car performance form petrol/LPG, and the automatic switchover from petrol to LPG once the engine warms up (after about 1 or 2 miles) is seamless. If the sums make sense to you, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend LPG!

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I also have a fiesta lpg converted seven years ago. It runs well and it is economic. Focus is a different car, though, mechanical valves (fiesta has hydraulic), direct fuel injection, turbo, and ecoboost three cylinder technology.Mine is remaped.  That is why i am asking about your opinion, it there are any issues.

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1 minute ago, Bol said:

I also have a fiesta lpg converted seven years ago. It runs well and it is economic. Focus is a different car, though, mechanical valves (fiesta has hydraulic), direct fuel injection, turbo, and ecoboost three cylinder technology.Mine is remaped.  That is why i am asking about your opinion, it there are any issues.

Ask a reliable LPG installer - it's not in their interest to install a system to a car that is not suitable...

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First recommended lpg system vialle other recommended lpg system prins.Prices are about 1500 Euros/1290.90000 B.pounds to 3000 Euros/2581.80000 to make the convertion.

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19 minutes ago, Bol said:

First recommended lpg system vialle other recommended lpg system prins.Prices are about 1500 Euros/1290.90000 B.pounds to 3000 Euros/2581.80000 to make the convertion.

I'm guessing one installer is the agent for Vialle, the other installer is an agent for Prins LOL 🤣 Only you can tell if it's worth it...

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The 1.0 ECOboost is not particularly the best choice to convert to LPG.
 

The 1.0 ECOboost is known to run quite hot (considerably hotter than other engine types). The internal combustion temperature is already pretty high on petrol and will even be higher on LPG because LPG burns considerable hotter than petrol. The cooling system (which is already a point of concern on this engine) will be put under even more stress to cope with the increased internal combustion temperature.

The solid valve tappets are another concern. Solid valve tappets will not compensate for valve/valve seat wear that is quite common on LPG converted engines that were not designed for LPG. To prevent premature valve/valve seat damage it is highly recommended to check the valve clearance periodically (which is quite a lot of work). If the valve clearance is out of tolerance it needs to be corrected which in case of a 1.0 ECOboost basically means that the wetbelt needs to be removed/replaced and the camshafts needs to be removed.


Considering the installation costs and increased maintenance costs in my opinion an LPG conversion is only profitable on very high annual mileages.

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Thank you all for the answers.So are there any known/certain issues/problems regarding focus' converion to lpg? Is there someone who tried or had it?

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Have there been many lpg conversions in Britain? Are there many reports of issues? What about the ecoboost?

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19 minutes ago, Bol said:

Have there been many lpg conversions in Britain? Are there many reports of issues? What about the ecoboost?

"As of April 2018, an Autogas spokesperson estimated that there were 120,000 vehicles converted to run on LPG in the UK, with some 4000 undergoing the conversion each year, which amounted to just 0.2% of road use.."

Isn't Google clever LOL

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There are many, but not too many, most of the cars are not converted (until now). So to find a lpg converted focus 1.0 ecoboost, even other ecoboosts is rare. Here many cars perhaps more than 10% are lpg converted. But until now no converted ecoboosts were found, especially the 1.0 version.

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With respect, if you are that scared of getting a proper LPG conversion carried out on your car, don't! You'll sleep easier at night just running it on petrol...

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