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Ask Smithy Xtra Captiva conversion

  • By Graham Smith
  • Herald Sun

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Q

Do you think it would be worth converting my new Holden Captiva auto, which is getting 11 L/100 km on average, to gas? I do 15,000 km per year and plan to keep it for about five years. If so what is the best type of system to use?

Graham Smith
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A

The LPG system manufacturers are working on kits for the Captiva and they should be available within weeks. From what I am told they are developing both vapour and liquid injection systems, and either would be fine. Of the two liquid injection would be the better, but I would expect it to be more expensive. Generally you would pay off the cost of a vapour-injection system in about 12 months, which makes it a good proposition given you plan to keep the car for five years.

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  • Hi, a very interesting article, however, I have recently purchased a brand new petrol Captiva LX and am horrified with the fuel consumption, approx 14L/ 100km and am unable to improve on this figure, no matter how carefully I try driving.
    I have been thinking about about getting a gas conversion, but have been advised by my dealer that this conversion will result in Holden invalidating the Manufacturers Warranty (5 years), even for problems not associated with the conversion!
    Is this correct? and wouldn’t Holden, invalidating the warranty be considered ‘out of line’ with current government incentives/ policy, of encouraging a ‘greener and cleaner’ fuel type. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Tony Davey of Melbourne Posted on 09 April 2010 9:25pm

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