VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

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VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

#1 Post by LPGC » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:30 pm

Just occurred to me I went the whole of February without posting any conversion pics. and I had intended to start posting more conversion pics. Converted 5 vehicles in Feb including a few Elgrands and fixed a lot more LPG problems on vehicles. Anyway, about this Golf...

Engine bay, all colour coded blue by previous owner. Couldn't resist the blue Vlube fluid for this car :lol:

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Tank and filling (adaptor) point. Tank is zero degree due to rear diff under spare wheel area (actually upside down valve'd zero degree). It can easily be lifted to access the battery by undoing the nuts from captive bolts on the brackets - pipes are Faro (so flexible) and long, so tank can be stood on it's end in the boot away from the battery area. Full size adaptor type filling point is hidden behind the rear number plate (owner put plate on hinges but only used sticky pads for the hinges, which came unstuck. He intends to attach hinges with bolts...).

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Next conversion a fairly simple BMW 4 cylinder, although it will be what I call semi Valvetronic. Then a Maserati! :mrgreen:

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Re: VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

#2 Post by Talkingcars » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:52 pm

This is how I hinged my number plate

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I'm really pleased with this, and using bits of "rubbish", the hinges are from a broken floor socket and the box for the trailer socket was a broken exterior RCD socket.

(sorry, being a mod I can't post proper photos!)

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#3 Post by LPGC » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:59 am

Yours all seems to have worked very well, TC!

This should work well when hinges are secured properly - owner attached hinges himself before coming and wants to finish the hinges himself. He trailered the car here, we went for a bit of a test drive when he came to collect but he trailered it away as planned.

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#4 Post by 57jam89 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:39 am

And I was thinking you took February off!

Nice install, the only thing I can see under the bonnet is the lube bottle.
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#5 Post by LPGC » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:16 pm

57jam89 wrote:And I was thinking you took February off!

Nice install, the only thing I can see under the bonnet is the lube bottle.
And your filler hidden behind the number plate worked great too Simon!

Hehe, February off? No such luck mate :-( :lol:

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Re: VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

#6 Post by himselfunknown » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:39 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm about to start converting a 2.8 Golf so I'm interested to know more about this conversion. Would it be possible to email better photos please?

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#7 Post by LPGC » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:22 am

This was an R32 Golf and may have a different inlet manifold to the 2.8 or a Golf VR6 on a different year...
With the VR6 engines the most critical aspect is injecting gas to the correct place. The VR6 has a single cylinder head but 2 cylinder banks, the single inlet manifold is at the front of the car/engine on a fwd car like the Golf so the design means that inlet tract lengths are a long length for the 3 cylinders on the front cylinder bank and quite a lot longer still for the 3 cylinders on the rear cylinder bank. If you put injectors in the manifold they'll be too far away from the engine inlet ports - you've got to fit straws. The position and way you fit straws depends on the specific VR6 inlet manifold (of which there are several designs) and can also depend on what specific model of car the engine is in.
I recently converted another R32 Golf and an R32 Caravelle, a very similar engine and inlet manifold on both vehicles but straws fitted in different places on the different vehicles due to more limited space between the engine (manifold) and front slam panel on the Golf. There aren't many VR6 Caravelles around and there's talk on forums of owners thinking of fitting a VR6 in place of the usual diesel.. but VW did make a limited number of VR6 Caravelle's.
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Re: VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

#8 Post by himselfunknown » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:23 pm

Thanks for getting back to me. Do you have any non-blurry photos of the install at all please? I need to compare to my engine to see if it's feasible before I get cracking! Are the straws available from the usual LPG installers? I'm also interested in the tank you used, as I've got one with the centre hole in it, so I might need to have a rethink due to the diff/exhaust. Cheers!

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#9 Post by LPGC » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:25 pm

The pics have been blurred by Photobucket.. Not sure if this is something relatively new that Photobucket have started doing... A long time ago Photobucket stopped their free service and Photobucket links we used on forums stopped working (unless we paid Photobucket lots of money). But there was a free fix by means of a browser plug-in, I had the browser plug-in installed so could still see Photobucket pics in forums properly... Now the pics seem blurry to me too and I'm not sure if it's a problem with my plug-in or something relatively new that Photobucket have done to prevent people seeing pics unless we pay them lots of money.

But there won't be much to see in pics anyway really... most of the devil is in the (internal / straws) detail when converting these engines and pics won't show straws inside the manifold etc.

Yes you can buy straws from usual LPG suppliers.

You need to measure up a bit more than just knowing you have a tank with a hole in the middle (hole in the middle means most likely a 30degree toroidal tank unless your tank is very old). Tanks are available in a wide range of diameters and heights, believe a 650x250 tank will fit.
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Re: VW Golf R32 converted by LPGC

#10 Post by Brian_H » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:04 pm

Interestingly, if you look on a mobile browser the pics are just fine, at least they are in firefox though are blurry on a desktop pc with the same browser.

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#11 Post by LPGC » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:24 pm

That's interesting Bri, I seldom use the forum on my phone but don't believe the forum itself differentiates between phone and laptop users (as some sites do, e.g. m.ebay etc)?
Not clued up on IT any more :-( hehe.
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#12 Post by Brian_H » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:29 pm

It might depend on your browser, but firefox mobile has a request desktop site option, which does make the forum change appearance. Though this would really be photobucket in this case anyway, I'd guess/expect thats different on a mobile. Most forum software does display differently on a mobile though (even a tablet with a mobile browser).

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