CNG Vehicles

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Yes petrol is very expensive and CNG cars are getting more and more common every passing day. But I just don’t understand one thing. Why do people buy big cars like Corolla and Civic and then convert them to CNG? That just doesn’t make sense to me. If you can afford a car that costs over a miliion then you must be able to afford the fuel for it. If you have doubts then get a CNG car at first place. People just ruin the performance of the car by converting it to CNG. A 1600 CC patrol engine simply CANNOT run on CNG. So it really makes me laugh out loud when I see a full size car at a CNG station.

15 Comments so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 3:13 pm

    Umar, I totally agree with you here. I don’t understand that either. You talk about big cars; even my Cultus can’t run on CNG. Its damn hard to give the car a pick from the signal when it turns green.


  2. Saadie (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 3:44 pm

    There must be some way to improve the car pick, any Mechanical Engineers to shed light on this?


  3. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

    Well, I donot agree that big cars cannot run on CNG. its just a matter of proper tuning.
    Tests around the world have proved that CNG can be as good as petroleum. Infact, chemically, CNG contains more octane contents than petroleum (octane is the key content in making the fuel useful for internal combustion engines).
    The CNG kits available are good for supporting as much as a 3000cc engine w/o considerable difference in performance.

    I have a tested the pickup myself and its minimum (hardly 20%) with the right setup.

    I have a Honda Accord 1987 automatic (2000cc) and even with CNG and A/C, it has a pretty decent pick, just a little deteriorated from pick in petrol.

    The main reason is that our mechanics as well us users are not aware of the proper tuning setup for CNG and also the proper conversion techniques.


  4. Zag (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 6:49 pm

    I think you guys have got it all wrong. Its the small cars who can’t handle the CNG, the big engines have more power so they are better fit for the CNG thing, besides, the more powerful the engine is the more accessories you can put in your CNG kit to better optimize the performance, however the price of the kit goes up with it. For instance, the max kit you can get for a 1600cc car comes at a price of 70K+ but it inculdes an accelerator and some gadget that increases the mileage per fill and the pick also gets better….

    As for the why buy a big car when you can’t afford the gas prices…. depends…. you can’t get the luxury of a civic or toyota in a cultus…. so maybe the person wants the luxury and is willing to spend that much upfront, but doesn’t want the running cost to go up….


  5. Adi (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

    Actually i think CNG is very dangerous, I remember when driving home to niazmabad and seeing a motorcylclist get killed because he punctured this CNG tank. BOOM! It was like a bomb went off!

    Take some advice and stay away from CNG, the mechanics here dont know how to do it properly, if you must own a CNG car buy one thats already CNG like someone suggested.

    I will stick to petrol.


  6. Zain (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 9:24 am

    ADI, rich man :) Zag and Farrukh; interesting.. Can you pls let us know which workshop we should take our car to? I would love to see my car running like a car!!! on CNG


  7. su (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    ha ha ha!!! you guys are talking about hondas?? me and my bro saw a mercedez BENZ!!! yes a bloody mercedez BENZ parked at our regular cng pump!!! my bro and i coudnt stop laughung!!!!LOLZ


  8. Zag (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 5:00 pm

    SU: Was it a 70s merc??? :) cuz if it was a 2000+ model, then that def is crazy :)


  9. su (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 5:23 pm

    yup!!!
    it was “S” class series!
    it was too much!
    lolz


  10. mohummed (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 1:18 pm

    These 1300 or 1600 cc cars r nothing. In Jeddah we had a 2000 cc mazda 929 , & before that my dad had a toyota celica 2600 cc with double carburetor!!!!.
    Now i have a honda civic 84 , & it is on petrol right now. I will get it converted by some good mechanic.
    i suggest ppl to go & get their cars converted by some qualified professional having vast experience in cng conversion. There is a qualified cng mechanic at KDA round about in north nazimabad outside KDA apartments. better go there.


  11. mohummed (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 1:18 pm

    These 1300 or 1600 cc cars r nothing. In Jeddah we had a 2000 cc mazda 929 , & before that my dad had a toyota celica 2600 cc with double carburetor!!!!.
    Now i have a honda civic 84 , & it is on petrol right now. I will get it converted by some good mechanic.
    i suggest ppl to go & get their cars converted by some qualified professional having vast experience in cng conversion. There is a qualified cng mechanic at KDA round about in north nazimabad outside KDA apartments. better go there.


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  14. faisal (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 12:20 am

    i do not liked cng cars because cars not pick 4th ghair


  15. nadeem (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    how tune cng to get milage



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