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I've heard LPG installation in the Ford Focus 1.6 Duratec Vi-VTi

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I've heard LPG installation in the Ford Focus 1.6 Duratec Vi-VTi (built Sept 2005) engine may cause problems.
We live in Poland and LPG conversions are very common and on guys told me it would be OK
What's your view on LPG and this engine ? Any particular advice (e.g I saw an article suggesting better spark plus) if it's generally OK to install.
Thanks in advance for any advice
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Hi Shantal

I've still haven't had an answer from anyone else so I'm still waiting - whilst I'm online I saw an engineer online called Matt who it says is a Ford expert - maybe you could pass my query on to him ?

Looking forward to a reply


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Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello and a very warm Welcome..
My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise you . Im sorry to see you have had a wait on your question.
To answer your question - yes, its fine to have an LPG conversion done on this motor / engine - and yes - as you say, a specific spark plug is suggested for an LPG equipped engine. In the NGK range which I recommend - the part number for that is TR5 B -13. .. but I do advise on double checking that as even as I type, updates can become available. The spark plug designated for good running of the LPG is fine with the petrol use too..
Other than that there is nothing really to report / suggest / advise - other than to say, keep on top of / up to date with the engine servicing once converted. Its true that engines that are not kept up to date with servicing etc, suffer more breakdowns / problems with the Lpg systems - so yes, a good tip is to keep on top of that - and you should have no problems at all ;)
Let me know how you go..and / or let me know if you need anything further on this..
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Best Rgds, MIKE.