How much does a HBO installation cost?
10 easy ways to save fuel Usually people think about installing gas equipment, wanting to save money. Yes, indeed, the economic component is very important. But HBO has a lot of other nuances. For example, a gas installation needs to be legalized and a record must be made of it in the TCP and a certificate of registration of the vehicle. This procedure is not very simple: you need to visit the traffic police unit twice, the center that certifies such alterations, and the company itself, which will re-equip cars. Everywhere you need to get the appropriate paper and pay money.
The HBO system itself will cost approximately 23, 000–36, 000 rubles for four-cylinder engines and 40, 000–75, 000 for eight-cylinder engines. Various useful options, such as installing a gas valve under the gas tank flap or gluing the bottle with decorative material, can increase the price by another 10, 000 rubles. To legitimize the installation will cost in the amount of 5000 rubles.
How much can you save on fuel?
Sometimes letters come to the editors asking: is it worth installing gas? It turns out that the owner’s car passed in three years, while there was a guarantee, only 40, 000 km, after which he ripened before installing the gas. With such small annual runs, gas will never pay off!
Now the Internet is full of online calculators that allow you to quickly estimate the savings from the operation of gas equipment. Any website of a company engaged in the installation of HBO, considers it necessary to show a frantic cost savings to potential customers. But keep in mind that systems that are installed either on cars of small and middle classes that roll gigantic runs, or on heavy SUVs with multi-liter engines and fuel consumption of 20 l / 100 km, begin to pay off.
For example, the 95th gasoline in Moscow costs about 45 rubles per liter, and gas (propane-butane) costs 24 rubles per liter. Thus, the owner of Solaris alone, for example, will save 150, 000–170, 000 rubles per 100, 000 kilometers, depending on driving conditions. It should be noted that the average gas consumption is about the same as gasoline.
It looks like a set of gas equipment of the fourth generation (designed for engines with distributed fuel injection) with a toroidal cylinder, which is installed in a niche instead of a spare wheel. It looks like a set of gas equipment of the fourth generation (designed for engines with distributed fuel injection) with a toroidal cylinder, which is installed in a niche instead of a spare wheel.
How does HBO affect engine life?
Reliability rating of car engines: two liters of problems Many are confident that gas equipment prolongs the life of the engine. It is important to understand that the refinement of any engine is still made on gasoline. Thus, the car manufacturer can guarantee the correct operation of the engine for a certain mileage and time only on condition that the car was refueled with gasoline.
At the same time, our publisher underwent lengthy tests of the Nissan Almera with a gas fuel system. We carried out a complete disassembly of the engine for in-depth diagnostics on a mileage of 120, 000 km. The experts of the Moscow-based Inomotor company, who were advising us, noted that with very good condition of the engine as a whole, the exhaust valves and seats, under the influence of combustion products of gaseous fuels, received characteristic damage.
This is how the exhaust valve and saddles of the editorial Nissan Almera car look, having driven more than a third of its mileage on gas. The metal is covered with ulcers, which significantly deteriorated the fit of the valve to the seats. Over time, this will lead to a reduction in compression and increased gas consumption. This is how the exhaust valve and saddles of the editorial Nissan Almera car look, having driven more than a third of its mileage on gas. The metal is covered with ulcers, which significantly deteriorated the fit of the valve to the seats. Over time, this will lead to a reduction in compression and increased gas consumption.
This is a normal occurrence for any engines in the cylinders of which non-native fuel - gas works. The residual life of these parts is not more than several tens of thousands of kilometers. There is a solution - a bulkhead of the cylinder head with the replacement of valves, seats and guide bushings with more heat-resistant ones (adapted for gas operation). Everything is possible, everything is being repaired. But it will take time and extra money. Replacing a set of seats and valves is a rather difficult job, involving the removal of the cylinder head, its complete disassembly and machining. Parts and consumables will cost 10, 000-12, 000 rubles, and the work itself is a little more expensive - up to 15, 000 rubles.
How do cargo and load capacities change when installing HBO?
The installation of a gas cylinder significantly impairs the vehicle's ability to transport goods. On a car with a hatchback or station wagon, a cylindrical balloon is often installed behind the back of the rear seat. At the same time, you can forget about the flat floor of the luggage compartment with the seat folded down. Long meters will have to be placed on top of the cylinder. And the toroidal cylinder in the spare wheel niche has a relatively small volume and, as a result, provides the machine with a not too large power reserve at one gas station. In addition, makes the reserve “restless”.
A cylindrical cylinder takes up a lot of space in the trunk. At the same time, it is inconvenient to transport long loads. A cylindrical cylinder takes up a lot of space in the trunk. At the same time, it is inconvenient to transport long loads.
The toroidal cylinder is installed in the niche of the spare wheel. In this case, the spare wheel will either occupy a place in the luggage compartment or remain in the garage. Not the most practical option. The toroidal cylinder is installed in the niche of the spare wheel. In this case, the spare wheel will either occupy a place in the luggage compartment or remain in the garage. Not the most practical option.
Are there any problems with gas refueling?
Nissan Almera after 120, 000 km: she still trains! According to advertising statements, a car with gas equipment installed can travel up to 1000 km at one full gas station (with gas and gasoline). Although what's the point of switching to more expensive gasoline? Most owners, if they already installed HBO, drive exclusively on gas. Returning to gas can only be made difficult by the search for a gas station. There are far fewer gas stations than gas stations, and they are far from always conveniently located in relation to the car owner’s daily routs. At gas stations, there are often queues. In addition, tankers on them are a rarity. You will have to do the whole procedure yourself. It’s good if you already have the necessary skills or experience. Otherwise, other drivers will come to the rescue.
Another nuance: during refueling, the smell of gas inevitably penetrates the interior of the car. Even if the filling nozzle is brought out under the gas tank flap. And if you need to open the trunk for refueling, then even more so. Therefore, passengers are guaranteed to have to drop off before refueling. Especially if there are children among them. And after refueling a gas cylinder, it is recommended to ventilate the interior.
Can I go abroad with HBO?
That's where gas equipment pays off quickly, so it’s when traveling by car in Europe. There, gas is significantly cheaper than gasoline. Several tourist or business trips to Europe will fully pay for the installation of equipment.
In most European countries, gas costs about 0.5–0.6 euros. (36–43 rubles at the current rate). Gasoline in Europe is much more expensive - in some countries the price reaches 2 euros per liter. In most European countries, gas costs about 0.5–0.6 euros. (36–43 rubles at the current rate). Gasoline in Europe is much more expensive - in some countries the price reaches 2 euros per liter.
What problems can arise in the winter when using HBO?
Modern binary fuel systems in cold weather include starting the engine on gasoline and automatically switch to gas as the engine warms up. So there shouldn’t be a problem with a cold start, but gas consumption in winter will not be zero, and this, albeit small, but additional costs.
Are there any restrictions for using cars with HBO?
There is. At the entrances to underground parking lots or other unventilated rooms, as a rule, there are signs prohibiting the entry of cars with gas equipment. This is due to the risk of gas accumulation in case of gas leakage. Gas is heavier than air, it accumulates below. As a result, an explosion hazard may occur. But in the sunshine you can leave the gas car. The cylinder never refills by more than 80%, and the steam cushion prevents any problems associated with the increase in pressure in the cylinder in the heat.
Maintenance of a car with HBO - what are the subtleties?
The gas cylinder installation requires individual maintenance, which consists of replacing filters, adjusting and scheduled inspections to identify a possible malfunction. The fact is that the fourth-generation gas cylinder system is quite tightly integrated into other car systems: the power and engine control system, the cooling system and the on-board electrical equipment. All this should work flawlessly, and this requires control.
The first check of the cylinder must be carried out 10 months after installation. Then the cylinder must be checked every 2 years. Approximately every 50, 000 km of run, it is necessary to replace the rubber sealants of the joints in the valves and highways. Each such maintenance will cost 3000 rubles. The air filter of the car has to be changed more often - every 7500 km of run. And every 15, 000 kilometers you need to change the gas filter at a cost of about 500 rubles.
Maintaining and repairing a motor with HBO is more troublesome than gasoline. Access to a number of systems is limited by gas equipment, and this affects the cost of work. Maintaining and repairing a motor with HBO is more troublesome than gasoline. Access to a number of systems is limited by gas equipment, and this affects the cost of work.
Is it difficult to sell a car with HBO?
When selling a car with gas, significant difficulties can arise. No one will believe that a car with installed HBO has low mileage. Accordingly, the car will be meticulously inspected and are unlikely to pay the amount that you expect initially.
Saving or a headache?
And now we summarize all the upcoming expenses in order to understand how much the owner of the average B-class sedan can save for 3 years of HBO operation with annual runs of, say, 100, 000 km. The numbers are conditional, but still. For 300, 000 km, savings will be about 400, 000 rubles. But, this is subject to maintaining current prices for gasoline and gas. Do you believe that they will be stable?