2001 MITSUBISHI LANCER GLXI BLUE WITH LPG CONVERSION
I bought this car to use for work 3 years ago as it ran on LPG which it super cheap compared to petrol.
Last year we replaced the head gasket
(and also the cambelt while we were there) and since then the LPG kept
switching itself back to petrol which was quite annoying!
In the end I gave up on running it on
gas and now just drive it on unleaded. It is only a 1.6ltr engine so is
still quite economical to run but sort of defeated the reason why I
I think we must have knocked some
wiring that controls the LPG when we were working on the engine but
sadly there is no garage near me that deals with LPG conversions and I'm
not going to fiddle with it myself although I'm sure there can't be too
much wrong with it.
The car otherwise is in good working
order and am sad to let it go as it has never let me down (apart from
the head gasket!) .It even started first time after being sat in heavy
snow at the beginning of the year.
As I said, recent new cambelt and head
gasket fitted. As well as a new exhaust at £350.00 for the last MOT.
Also I will throw in my roof bars which cost over £60.00.
The car has all the drivers manuals and
documentation with it. It had a full service history when I bought it
and have done a couple of basic services myself since owning it,
oil,filter,air filter, and spark plugs replaced but is due for another.
Bad points: The car has the usual scuffs and dents you would expect from a car if this age.
The front electric windows can be
tempermental, they go down fine but sometimes struggle to go back up
again without some gentle persuasion! I think the runners need
regressing in the doors. The back windows seem fine whenever i've used
The air conditioning worked when I got the car but doesn't now. It needs regassing I would imagine.
The remote for the central locking will
only open the car and will not lock it for some reason. The locking
itself works fine when using the key or pressing the lock buttons.
Both back tyres are borderline and will need replacing before too long.
To the best of my knowledge that is
about it, if someone can get the LPG running smoothly again you will
have a VERY economical can to run at half the price of petrol. I have
been as honest as I can with this description and as you can see my
feedback speaks for itself. If you have any questions or want to come
and have a look please contact me!