We are agents for Autogas 2000. The company is based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and has been involved in the gas conversion industry for nearly 30 years.
Run by father and son team, Gordon and Chris Wise, both are acknowledged to have a vast fund of expertise and are consulted by the automotive agencies. Their training school sets the standard for all other companies to follow.
They have established a network of approved installers that can offer nationwide servicing and repair (A major benefit when you are a long way from home.)
We both use the Tartarini range of equipment for our conversions for the simple reason that it is one of the best products in the market place, combining technical innovation with sound back up from one of the largest companies in the field. The fact that there is a nationwide network of fully trained technicians further ensures that if any problems are encountered then you will not be too far from expert assistance.
The type of conversion will depend on the vehicle to be worked on, as an older vehicle running on a carburetor will have a different system than one fitted to a modern vehicle with injection and a catalytic converter.
There are three basic variations of conversions, and although in some instances it is possible to fit a later type on an earlier vehicle it has not been covered here. The basic rule of thumb is that the more evolved the system is the more expensive it will be.
Generation 1 systems
Fitted to vehicles with carburetors- they are manually adjusted, and do not constantly monitor the exhaust emissions, to optimise the performance.
Generation 2 Systems
For Injected vehicles. A sensor in the exhaust constantly adjusts the gas/air mixture. Although a bit long in the tooth, there are still a number of vehicles that work perfectly well on "old technology."
Generation 3 Systems
Using gas injectors, placed in the inlet manifold adjacent to the existing petrol injectors, these systems have been on the market for a number of years. The technology involves overcomes most of the problems that could occur with the older technology. Because of the nature of this equipment it is more expensive than a generation 1 or 2 system. The latest sequential injection equipment gives levels of performance and driveability that could only be dreamed of a few years ago. These sequential injection system are generally thought of as 4th generation.
To find out more about Generation 4 equipment click here !
The part that has just been described is known as the "front end kit" irrespective of where the engine is fitted. and deals with putting the fuel into the engine. The next section to think about is for some reason known as the back end, and deals with storing and transferring of fuel.
This bulky item is a major drawback, and careful thought should be given to choosing the most suitable type. The standard cylindrical tank lays on its side, normally in the boot space. There are others designed to go into the spare wheel well, or under the floor, or you can have more than one tank.
A huge tank may mean you don't fill up too often, but the sheer weight and size could prevent you using the vehicle properly. Conversely, too small tank will mean that fill ups become the norm. Careful consideration must be given, and you may have to compromise from your ideal size and position.
All tanks are built to withstand high pressures, and therefore any tank will do---WRONG!
It is important to use a tank which is safe and serviceable. We only use multi-hole tanks because they are proven to be more effective and safe in operation. The reason for this is that with a number of holes into the tank it is possible to put in large diameter, feed, extraction, and safety valves. Single hole tanks use a multiple connector, and each component tends to be much smaller, slowing up filling the tank. Single hole tanks are cheaper to manufacture and purchase, but in our opinion the additional expenditure for a multi hole tank is money well spent.
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