Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) conversions are popular due to the advantages offered to the motorist. LPG is typically near half the cost per litre to purchase compared with unleaded fuel which potentially means that an LPG conversion can pay for itself in as little as 15 months. The saving after this time, goes straight to the pocket. There are environmental advantages to using LPG compared with unleaded fuel as LPG is a more environmentally friendly fuel, with LPG vehicles emitting approximately 10% less emissions than unleaded vehicles.
Advantages often don't come without problems. LPG is known to have different properties to unleaded fuel. Therefore, engines designed to run specifically on unleaded can encounter engine problems when they are converted to LPG. The burning of LPG produces a higher combustion temperature than the burning of unleaded fuel. When exposed to this increased temperature, the impact of the valve causes the valve seat to recede. As there is only a limited amount of adjustment available by the lifter, the valve is unable to go any higher to meet up with the seat and a correct seal is not made. This improper seal means the valve is permanently open, causing the engine to miss fire and valves burn out.
Fortunately these issues are easily overcome. Galloway Engines is able to modify your engine to prevent the problems caused by running your engine on LPG. There are even options available to enhance the performance of an engine on LPG.
Our stock of exchange heads includes a range of LPG modified heads. These units are fitted with harder valve seats which are able to withstand the increased combustion temperature more effectively.
We are also able to supply and fit a range of custom ground camshafts which offer good power and fuel economy for LPG applications.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my engine needs reconditioning?
Tell-tale signs that your engine requires attention are that it has lost performance or efficiency, it blows excessive smoke or it has developed an unusual noise. However, a vehicle needn't have these symptoms to benefit from a reconditoned engine. A complete and comprehensive recondition of your engine will increase power, fuel efficiency and extend the life of your vehicle.
Do you remove and refit engines?
Galloway Engines is a precision workshop which deals in machining and reconditioning engines. This ensures we are specialists in our field and only a quality job of the highest standard will be delivered. We can arrange engine removal and fitment or contact your regular vehicle servicing centre for this service.
Can I supply my own parts?
Yes. You are quite welcome to supply your own new parts should you have a preference for a particular brand name. However, our parts prices are very competitive and our high standards ensure that only quality parts are fitted to any job. We have liaisons with many Australian and international companies allowing us to have access to world-wide sourcing of parts.
Do you offer a warranty?
Any reputable product will come with a warranty as proof of its quality. Galloway Engines are no exception. We offer a full warranty on all of our work. Contact us for more information on the terms and conditions of our warranty.
Why should I use Galloway Engines?
Galloway Engines supply a quality engine which is completely reconditioned to comply with original manufacturers specifications and are in accordance with Australian Standards AS4182 for petrol engines and AS4427 for diesel engines. Our up-to-date equipment produces quality precision work and our team of specialised technicians are dedicated to detail. This ensures you are getting the best job possible.
Can you recondition any engine?
Yes. Whether it be a Caterpillar engine from a giant earthmoving machine or a small three cylinder Suzuki engine, we have the equipment to be able to meet your needs. Contact us to see how we can meet your requirements.
Do you offer engines which suit LPG?
As LPG has different properties to unleaded fuel, an engine can experience problems when converted to LPG. We can offer options which can enhance the performance and reliability of an LPG engine. Galloway Engine Reconditioning also stock a range of exchange heads which are modified to run on LPG.
Do you have EFTPOS?
We have full EFTPOS facilities available and are able to accept payment via Credit or Debit Card.
Address:Galloway Engine Reconditioning,
25 Baker St,
Pinjarra WA 6208
Phone / Fax:08 9531 1366
08 9531 2321