View Full Version : LPG Turbo Sprinter

11th September 2006, 10:49 PM
This is my daily driver

1985 Aus spec sprinter

4agte 127rwkw at 11psi

Garret T28 rollerbearing turbo

Straight LPG

Brass botton clutch

Turbosmart Duel stage boost controller set to either 6 0r 14psi

RX7 series 4 callipers and 180sx disc's

Custom Intake and Exhust manifold

11th September 2006, 10:51 PM
clean looking car ! good work bro

11th September 2006, 11:02 PM
lpg..........interesting ?

AE71 Rolla
11th September 2006, 11:02 PM
Got any pics of the engine

11th September 2006, 11:03 PM
yeah i second that. tell us more?

11th September 2006, 11:14 PM
Here is a fresh pic of the engine.

it did have a Garret T25 on it but it shat itself,
with the T25 on 11psi it had 127.1 rwkw

11th September 2006, 11:27 PM
why gas?

11th September 2006, 11:31 PM
Because it is cheep, has a higher octance lvl then petrol (100oct) and was cheep to fit back in 2004 ($1500).

12th September 2006, 12:29 AM
something different i likie very muchie


12th September 2006, 12:31 AM
Nice car mate, very interesting choice on the LPG must have even better economy!

12th September 2006, 01:26 AM

the only turboed LPG car i have ever seen. i know with a lot of factory cars the LPG engines are less potent. case in point the BA factory LPG straight 6 loses an entire 30Kw.

goes to show with clever workmanship that anything is possible, as that power output of 127 @ wheels is just brilliant.

well done fella. if u want to shed any light on the fiddling that needed to be done, we'd all be fascinated im sure.

nice work, cheers.

12th September 2006, 02:03 AM

i like it

12th September 2006, 05:52 PM
first iv ever seen an 86 with LPG http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif
nice clean car good work http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif

12th September 2006, 07:03 PM
Lets just say that when you have a duel fuel car such as the BA coon wagon, they can only tune it perfectly to either petrol or gas and that means the other gets the less power because not tuned perfectly.

as LPG has a high octance rating (98-100) it is better then most fuels out there, the only way to get both tuned right is to install gas injection which cost around $4000 and it runs on the standard computer.

i got my LPG system fitted for $1500, by a mate and it runs great, starts first go everymorning and gets 420km to $30 of LPG on a long trip, about 350km hooning.

yes the tank means less boot space but it is a sports car not a luggage hawler, and has no petrol tank to save weight.


feel free to correct me if i am wrong, but do your research first.

12th September 2006, 09:50 PM
you running a intercooler? sounds a bit risky pumping a mixture of air and lpg through a intercooler. Ever have probles with backfires blowing pipes off?


12th September 2006, 10:11 PM
I am not running an intercooler, and have had no problems with backfires.

19th September 2006, 10:29 PM
I have a spare head at a mates getting it ported, going to do a dyno run before and after on 14psi, should be good.

21st September 2006, 02:01 PM
wow, now thats some interesting stuff u got there, got any more details on the LPG system?

21st September 2006, 02:21 PM
wow thats the first Ive seen...
its different http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

21st September 2006, 03:19 PM
Mass respect, thats an awesome job.

I wouldnt do it either...also because of the big tank and the fuckin around lol, but its pretty sweet man!

Maybe the only lpg sprinter in the world, if not definetly Australia!

22nd September 2006, 10:14 PM
Some pics of makeing the plenum, it took about a week to plan and make. I am thinking of using a diffrent setup as not using it to full potential.

24th September 2006, 12:56 AM
i like the plenum idea, looks very neat and tidy...

how much did it cost to make? could u possibly make it to fit a larger throttle body?

24th September 2006, 04:44 AM
I heard the government has subsidies on fitting LPG to cars...
ie they pay for some or all of the cost of fitment etc...
Nice 86 btw http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif

24th September 2006, 08:56 AM
Hey guys, the cost of making the plenum was nothing as my bro works as a fitter & turner, the metal was scrap and we used his works welder.
The throtle body is a XF Falcon throtle body and is over 50mm (dont know exact measurements, but its big). The government is giving up to $2000 for LPG fitting these days, pitty i did mine over 2 years ago.


24th September 2006, 10:18 AM
wow defininently interesting, but try filling up the lpg tank with nitrous jks http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

some handy engineering going on there too, pays to know people in the business i spose http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

24th September 2006, 05:54 PM
wow. love the metal fab there. how did you work out the size of the plenum you needed? or was it just a build to see how it goes?

im looking at doing the exact thing for my GZE. gives me some good ideas!