Autogas equipment is getting more and more popular because we are able to see that gas stations sell gas twice as expensive as it was a few years earlier; therefore, a driver starts to think about owning and installing an autogas system. Today autogas equipment is significantly improved from the point it was a few years ago. Consequently, a great number of gossips about gas being harmful to the engine of your car or the necessity to use them only for you gas stove have been proven to be false. At the moment Direct Injection LPG Systems are among the most popular ones; these autogas systems can vary in types and sets, from the cheapest to the most expensive. As LPG systems are likely to be seen in sport cars with turbines, this only confirms the fact, that autogas equipment can be used in different car models.
First of all, autogas equipment uses an environmentally-friendly fuel which pollutes the environment less. Gas does not contain heavy metal; as a result its damage to the environment is smaller. A lot of autogas stations can be found not only in our country, but also across Europe, as a result drivers should not face any problems while traveling long distances. In any European country LPG is at least two-times cheaper when compared to petrol.
LPG Systems, Types of LPG
We always recommend installing Direct Injection LPG System of the 4th generation. We would like to base this recommendation on several reasons: first of all, this kind of equipment does not need as much maintenance as others; it is more modern, it can be adjusted to the work of your car engine more quickly. It fits perfectly the driving dynamics and adopts itself to a car computer monitoring the regulation of petrol injectors; it can also control gas injectors. LPG technology of the 4th generation with the direct injection shows the autogas level too as it can automatically switch gas when the engine gets warms up; it also automatically switches to petrol when your car runs out of gas, and it informs you about the balance of gas. This means that LPG systems are perfect for you, if you are one of those, who know about cars as much as an average driver should know, because you will not face any kind of trouble regulating the 4th generation LPG system in your car. You will not have to reregulate it at the start of each season or after changing the air filter. The 4th generation does not “shoot” and does not have any reverse strokes like the first and the second generations of an autogas system. To conclude, even the construction of the LPG system is different by its components and installing nuances.
Autogas systems are classified into:
- First generation LPG system
- Second generation LPG system
- Third generation LPG system
- The newest – 4th generation LPG system
Lately, the most popular are the 4th generation LPG systems. This generation has a lot of different autogas systems to offer – from the ones adapted to standard engines to the LPG systems adapted to very modern Injection systems or even – to sport cars.
The 4th generation autogas system does not require considerable technical maintenance because it can be adjusted to the work of your car engine more quickly, which in its turn results in better dynamics of driving. It also determines more even work of your car engine when compared to the previous generations. Moreover, this system has a built-in computer which can save and read data even from the controller that is responsible for the work of the injecting system of a car.
The 4th generation LPG system can be characterized by a number of advantages:
- Adapts to a car engine while “following” the setup of the controller that is responsible for the fuel system of a car.
- Shows gas level in the LPG Tank;
- Automatically and without any twitching switches autogas when the engine warms up to a specific temperature, e.g. 35 degrees.
- Automatically and without twitching switches gas to petrol when the LPG tank is empty.
- The possibility of “gas shooting” is reduced to a minimum.
The 1st and 2nd generation autogas systems have been made for the engines with older carburetors that do not have any additional fuel mix regulators. Due to the intense and difficult technical maintenance, as well as a considerable possibility of “shooting”, the second generation LPG systems are essentially not installable any more.
The third generation LPG system is considerably improved when compared to the first two generations because it can be characterized by the possibility of a direct gas injection to the collector, which reduces the chances of “shooting”. The equipment operation is controlled by the computer.