WRIT­TEN IN THE STARS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Special Report -

QI’VE­heard that if you buy a Ford through to the cur­rent FG, with LPG fac­tory-fit­ted, the elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol does not work, hence the four-star rat­ing on LPG men­tioned on the Ford ad­ver­tise­ment. I be­lieve Ford still uses the gas car­bie where Holden uses the mod­ern gas in­jec­tion sys­tem. Do you know if Ford will be up­dat­ing its old tech­nol­ogy and is this a fact?

Dar­ren Tragear Narre War­ren South

ATHE­five-star crash rat­ing ap­plies only to Ford FG sedans with petrol en­gines, it does not ap­ply to the utes or the E-Gas mod­els. This is be­cause none of th­ese have elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol. The utes will get ESP within the next month or two and Ford has told us the E-Gas cars will get elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol in 2009. What Ford did not say was that the E-Gas sys­tem will be up­dated to the new in­jec­tion sys­tem, but it is fair to make the sug­ges­tion that it will be, as that is the sys­tem needed for the elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol to work.

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