Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 19:26:52 +0100
From: "MH" <>
Subject: Re: Autogas (LPG) conversions.

> >The real disadvantage is that the fuel has > > a vapor pressure of 150 psi at 70 deg.fah. .....very dangerous in a > > accident of course. No, it is not. In any case, it is safer than a standard fuel/petrol tank. > .... it is generally assumed > that LPG systems are much safer than fuel in collisions..... No assumption, fact. > Furthernore LPG systems are equipped with an electronic shutter that > shuts down the gas immediately when the motor stops, It shuts off when the ignition is turned off, and it has a valve at the tank that will shut off as soon as the liquid gas line from the tank to the evaporator would break or rupture in a crash - some sort of flow restrictor. I have seen an LPG fueled 900 that was rear ended by a truck while waiting at a traffic light; the 900 rear was completely crumpled as it was supposed to do and the LPG tank in the luggage boot was torn off its mounts but undamaged. ------------------------------------------- MH '72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96

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