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That one was my post for you which i posted earlier; which Siddharth couldn't quote properly. Previously also, I wanted to ask you one question, How come your car is running @ Rs2.75/km, it comes out to be 16kpl and that too in city???? Rs. 2.75/km is equal to a diesel car's running cost...
Its true...a lot depends on your driving style, how well u maintain your car to get an optimum performance out of it. I may not install CNG kit as it will require maintenance at regular intervals because they r not as expert and professional as wat it required to be.(compare with factory fitted kit). I just donot want to waste my time with the mechanic in the workshop, will always prefer company fitted with warranty. Some of my friends have installed kit from outside n they r facing complications related to post fitment.
Practically Speaking how much is the km/ltr difference in mileage for city and highway driving?? Take for example the Wagon-R DUO when used on petrol and on LPG.
Has Anyone ever faced deterioration of engine firing and noise when LPG is used over a period of time. Say for about a year or more.
the running cost of a car on CNG will be half of that of LPG.
in mumbai ............ th running cost of cng has always been closer to two/third ........... not half
I will suggest you to go for CNG because its safer than LPG and moreover you can endorse it in your RC.
Also you can find lot of CNG filling stations in Delhi and they are growing rapidly in metros.
CNG or LPG both cost your engine by 10 to 15 percent i.e. reduce the life of your engine by 10-15% but given the fact the low cost of running the car it is better to go for CNG or LPG. You can save 50% on your costs including the cost of reducing the life of engine.
So go for CNG in my opinion.
Well, both LPG and CNG are great as far as combustion is concerned. They burn completely and don't leave anything unburnt inside engine. This leads to lower maintenance and better engine life. There are some rumours around that CNG leads to corrosion in the engine cylinders but I absolutely find no reason for the same.As far as I'm concerned, I find both of these fuels better than Petrol from maintenance and engine life point of view.
it is true that lpg results in lowered maintainance costs and incresed engine life for reasons specified by banwari ..... but
1 imp point relevent to th issue has been overlooked completely
cng causes overheating ... while lpg cools th engine ... in comparison to petrol
it is this repeated overheating of th engine ....... hundreds and thosands of times ... which primarily results in increasing maintainance costs and considerably reducing engine life of a cng engine in comparison to petrol
so petrol is better than cng ... on both maintainance exp & engine life
it is in appreciation of these negative aspects of cng that used cng cars usually fetch a considerably lower price ... while good used lpg cars fetch an additional 8-0 k over its petrol value
ya..dat mite b true 4 Mumbai...bt 4 Delhi...the running cost o cng wud actually b half of lpg.....because of difference in rates also.
1. lpg is far safer than cng .... on th issue of pressure alone ...... lpg has a pressure of only 7kgs ... against a whopping 220 kgs of cng
2. far more car models can b endorsed on lpg than on cng
3. it is true that cng reduces engine life ... it is also true that domestic lpg reduced engine life ... but wot is available now for cars is autolpg .. which is beneficial to th engine .... and increases engine life by abt 15 %