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I BOUGHT I-20 PETRO MEGNA 7 MONTH BACKS. MY AVG.DRIVING PER MONTH IS 500 KM.MY I 20 IS GIVING MILEGE OF 10-12 KM/L.I AM FROM SURAT ( GUJARAT).I WANT TO CONVERT TO CNG.IS IT WOTH?( SINCE PETROL PRICE IS HIKING DAY BY DAY) IN SURAT, MANY CNG FILLING CENTERS ARE AVAILABLE. KINDLY SUGGEST.
By MITUL CHAVDA 12 December 2010
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Installing CNG doesnt harm your engine, contrary to what people think.
The modern CNG kits are fitted with lambda and other advance techniques and so even the loss in power is minimal.
Do expect lower power from your car with CNG which is due to 2 factors:
> An extras passenger in your car (the cylinder weighs about 80 KG)
> Lower power with CNG (upto 20% less power)

But its worth going for CNG since your fuel costs would be lowered to Re.1.25 per KM.

Though Please take the following cost considerations into picture..
A good CNG kit will cost you anything around Rs.30000.
Since you average running is about 500 KMs and assuming you will save Rs.3.25 per KM.... It will take you more than 1.5 Years to "earn" back the 30000 you spend on the kit.

It will only after about 1 year and 9 months that you will start the "Actual" savings...

Answer by Raman 12 December 2010
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Hi,
Mr Raman has given exact info ie pro and con on CNG kit fittment. For further analysis and decision, please check review given below.

http://www.cartrade.com/car-bike-news/petrol-diesel-cng-or-lpg-we-help-you-choose-111207.html

Answer by Shiva Shankar 01 January 2011

Raman ur reply ws really helpful, i want to knw 1 more thing. . I'm buying i20 magna 1.2 crdi petrol engine nxt month.. Bt as i'm aware of it's low low mileage i'm planning get a cng kit fitted of 14kgs wch is max. For i20. So cn u plz tel me hw much profit i wl get, nd mileage nd othr imp. Thngs if my evryday usage wl b above 100 kms.

Answer by Aditya 01 January 2011

yes, Sir you are Mr. chavda I had also bought i20 before 2.5 months car is good but problem is fule average 10-12 km in city and 14-15 on highway so I has also planning to for CNG but problem is that Dicky space we lost and carrier on the care is not looks good and I had not seen any i20 with cng fitted kit.

Answer by HEMAL DESAI 01 January 2011
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